V S ACHUTHANANDAN

  • NCP Kerala unit asks party to reconsider support to BJP 2 days ago

    Kochi: Kerala unit of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), which is opposed to the party's offer of unconditional outside support to BJP to form government in Maharashtra, appealed the party to reconsider the decision. The decision was taken at an emergency meeting of the state unit here tonight, as majority of...
  • Meeting on July 11 to discuss nurses rehabilitation issue July 7, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Monday informed the assembly that a meeting would be held on July 11 to discuss issues related to rehabilitation of 46 Keralite nurses, who returned after being stranded in violence hit region in Iraq. The nurses and the institutions that had offered jobs to...
  • Opposition uninterested in truth behind solar scam, says Oommen Chandy October 23, 2013

    The Left opposition is uninterested in the truth behind the solar panel scam, and just wants to carry on its campaign until the general elections of 2014, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said Wednesday. "Is this not a golden opportunity for the Left opposition to come out with all the evidence...
  • Kerala: Former CM Achuthanandan turns 90 today October 20, 2013

    Kerala's iconic Marxist and former Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan turned 90 on Sunday. A leader whose life has been a relentless struggle not only against injustices and indignities of a class and caste riven society, but also "revisionist" trends in his own movement, his 90th birthday was devoid of any...
  • Malayalam film raises political row over Karunakaran February 26, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: The controversy over an award-winning Malayalam movie, which has an indirect reference to late Congress leader K Karunakaran, on February 25, 2013 turned into a slanging match between the ruling UDF and the CPI-M after the state culture minister criticised the film. Culture Minister K C Joseph said that...
  • Thilakan's condition remains serious August 27, 2012

    The condition of renowned Malayalam film actor Thilakan, hospitalized following heart attack, continued to be serious today. Hospital sources said the 76 yearold actor, admitted to a private hospital on August 23, continued to be on ventilator support and his condition was still serious. State Health Minister V S Sivakumar,...
  • Kerala: VS vs Vijayan and CPM? May 14, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: The feud between the Communist Party of India Marxist's (CPM) two tallest leaders in Kerala V S Achuthanandan and Pinarayi Vijayan appears to be headed for an exciting finish, with the former now taking on not just his bete noire but the party itself. In stinging remarks,...
  • VS offers to quit over land scam, CPM says no January 13, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: With the Communist Party of IndiaMarxist firmly behind him in a land transfer case, beleaguered former Kerala chief minister V S Achuthanandan's offer to quit as leader of opposition in the assembly has been turned down by his party's national leadership. Achuthanandan, named prime accused in a land transfer...
  • Kerala Assembly meets on Mullaperiyar December 9, 2011

    Thiruvananthapuram: A special oneday session of the Kerala Assembly on the Mullaperiyar Dam issue began on Friday, seeking to formalise the political consensus in the state on the demand for a new dam in place of the 116yearold structure. Moving the submission on the issue at the outset, Chief Minister Oomen...
  • Mullaperiyar: Achuthanandan on oneday fast December 7, 2011

    Former Kerala chief minister VS Achutanandan joined protesters on a oneday fast at the Mullaperiyar dam site in Idukki. ...
  • Kerala: Setback to VS in Kiliroor sex scam case October 28, 2011

    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The 'VIP link' drawn meticulously by Opposition Leader V S Achuthanandan in the Kiliroor sex scam years ago and which had helped him to derive optimum political mileage in the CPM and in public, is all set to be edged out, as the CBI court here has rejected...
  • Chandy to be sworn in as Kerala CM on May 18 May 16, 2011

    Thiruvananthapuram: Senior Congress leader Oommen Chandy will be sworn in as Kerala Chief Minister on May 18, bringing an end to the tight race for the key post in the factionridden party in the state. What was expected to be tight race for the post of Chief Minister in the factionridden...
  • UDF, KPCC to discuss poor showing: Chennithala May 14, 2011

    Kochi: A day after Congress led UDF scrapped through to power in Kerala, the party on Saturday admitted that the margin was below expectations and would meet soon to discuss the reasons for it. "The Congress and UDF front will meet soon to discuss various reasons for winning fewer seats this...
  • Anxiety in LDF, UDF camps as the verdict nears May 12, 2011

    Thiruvananthapuram: An air of anxiety pervaded ruling LDF and opposition UDF camps in Kerala with the political profile of the state for the next five years to be decided when counting of votes is taken up on Friday. Never before have voters and candidates in Kerala had to wait for such...
  • CPM reports predict losses in WB, Kerala May 10, 2011

    New Delhi: The Communist Party of IndiaMarxist (CPM) seems resigned to losing power in West Bengal and Kerala after studying reports from its units in the two traditional strongholds. State units of the party have submitted reports to the CPM central leadership even before the sixth and final round of...
  • CPM slams NSS for antiAchuthanandan comment May 6, 2011

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala state secretary Pinarayi Viajayan on Friday came down on the Nair Service Society (NSS) acting General Secretary G Sukumaran Nair for using "adverse comments" against Chief Minister Minister V S Achuthanandan. "The adverse comments made by Nair against Achuthandnan were quite unbecoming of Kerala culture. He should withdraw the...
  • Kerala CM lashes out at Sukumaran Nair May 5, 2011

    Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan refused to comment on the personal assault on him by NSS secretary G Sukumaran Nair on Tuesday. He told reporters after the Cabinet meeting on Wednesday that there were two types of leaders in the NSS. "Genuine leaders belong to the first category. The...
  • Endosulfan row, LDF calls for Kerala bandh April 29, 2011

    Thiruvanthapuram: A dawn to dusk fast by Kerala Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan against Endosulfan, just a few days ago grabbed lots of attention and is now expected to intensify further with the LDF calling for a Kerala bandh to protest against the Centre's stand on the killer pesticide....
  • Achuthanandan not to campaign in West Bengal April 20, 2011

    Thiruvananthapuram: CPM stalwart and Kerala Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan, the star campaigner for LDF in the April 13 Assembly polls, on Wednesday said he would not campaign for Left Front candidates in West Bengal. "I am not going" was the reply of 87yearold Achuthanandan when asked by reporters at his...
  • 'Amul Baby' sparks Twitter wisecracks on celebs April 12, 2011

    New Delhi: Veerappan was a 'Mysore Sandal' kid. Dhoni is the 'Calm Sutra' man. Anil Kapoor was a 'Hairtel' kid. Kerala Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan has inspired, albeit unwittingly, a hilarious Twitter trend after his remark that Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi is an "Amul Baby", was improvised upon...
  • VS a propagandist with political vendetta: Chandy April 12, 2011

    Kottayam: Opposition Congress leader Oommen Chandy on Monday alleged that Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan is a propagandist with political vendetta and said a government which could not do anything for the last five years would continue to do just that in future if elected to power. Speaking to reporters in...
  • UDF will win more than 100 seats in Kerala: Ravi April 9, 2011

    Kozhikode: Union Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs and Civil Aviation Vayalar Ravi on Saturday said the Congressled United Democratic Front was confident of winning over 100 seats out of the 140 available, in the April 13 polls in Kerala. Speaking at the 'meet the leader' programme of the Calicut Press Club...
  • Antony is a hypocrite: Achuthanandan April 8, 2011

    Kochi: Lashing out at Defence Minister A K Antony, Kerala Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan on Friday said he was a hypocrite and his clean image was only a "mask" to hoodwink the people. "While Antony had resigned from the Union cabinet on an earlier occasion after certain allegations were leveled...
  • Electioneering gains momentum in Kerala March 23, 2011

    Thiruvananthapuram: Battle lines are drawn in Kerala for the April 13 assembly polls with Congress, the main partner in United Democratic Front (UDF) also announcing their list of candidates in 81 constituencies it is contesting in the 140member House. CPM headed Left Democratic Front (LDF) is way ahead in their campaign...
  • Achuthanandan welcomes HC order on rice scheme March 22, 2011

    Thiruvanathapuram: Kerala Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan on Tuesday welcomed the Kerala High Court ruling setting aside the Election Commission order restraining it from extending the scheme to provide rice at Rs 2 per kg to fresh beneficiaries. In a statement here Tuesday, Achuthanandan said Opposition leader Oommen Chandy "should...
  • Assembly polls crucial for Left parties: RSP March 12, 2011

    Thiruvananthapuram: The fight against corruption and communalism would be the plank of Left parties in the coming elections to five state assemblies, RSP General Secretary T J Chandrachoodan said on Saturday. Noting that the polls were crucial for the Left movement in the country, he said people were eagerly awaiting the...
  • UDF leaders raise charges against CM March 1, 2011

    Thiruvananthapuram: Leaders of the Opposition United Democratic Front (UDF) in Kerala on Monday submitted a memorandum to Governor R S Gavai, alleging Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan had "violated of oath of office by interfering in judicial matters." In a memorandum, UDF leaders alleged Achuthanandan had written to the President in...
  • Govt not to probe veracity of 'Makaravilakku' January 20, 2011

    Thiruvananthapuram: Amid a debate over the truth of 'Makarajyoti', held as a divine light by millions of Ayyappa devotees, Kerala Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan on Thursday said the Government was not going to probe whether it was a divine phenomenon or manlit exercise as essentially the whole issue was a...
  • Kerala hooch tragedy: Govt orders judicial probe September 8, 2010

    Malappuram, Kerala: Kerala Government on Wednesday sought the services of a sitting High Court judge to conduct judicial investigation into the hooch tragedy in Malappuram which claimed 23 lives. Five persons have already been arrested as part of the investigations and toddy shops closed down in three districts. With the fear...
  • 'Malayala Manorama' chief editor dies at 93 August 1, 2010

    Kottayam: K M Mathew, chief editor of Malayala Manorama daily and a doyen of Indian media industry, passed away at his residence here on Sunday morning, family sources said. He was 93. Mathew was a former Chairman of 'Press Trust of India'. He is survived by three sons, Mammen Mathew,...