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  • Kerala: After attacking Rahul for poll debacle, IUML softens stance May 22, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: After its mouthpiece 'Chandrika' openly attacked the Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for the decimation of the party, the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) is trying to strike a conciliatory note. MK Muneer, minsiter for Panchayaths and Social justice and state secretariat Member of the IUML, main ally of...
  • Kerala: Congress daily slams IUML's anti-Rahul editorial May 22, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Stung by the "blame-Rahul" editorial in the Indian Union Muslim League organ, its Congress counterpart in Kerala today hit back warning the ally to stop giving lessons to India's grand old party and its captain. In a strongly-worded editorial, Congress daily 'Veekshnam' said the act of IUML mouthpiece "Chandrika" went...
  • IUML mouthpiece blames Rahul for defeat, Congress resents May 21, 2014

    The official organ of the Indian Union Muslim League, a long-time partner of the Congress in Kerala and at the Centre, on Wednesday blamed Rahul Gandhi for the grand old party's debacle in Lok Sabha polls. The Congress in Kerala, however, reacted sharply to the editorial carried by IUML organ 'Chandrika,'...
  • LS polls: Kanimozhi attacks Jayalalithaa April 12, 2014

    Kanimozhi campaigning in Vellore for IUML's Abdul Rahman questions Jayalalithaa's competency on managing the power situation in TN. She asks how can a CM who's in charge of State and TN Electricity Board say that there is a conspiracy to decrease power supply. She further questions why Jayalalithaa can change roles...
  • Union Minister Ahmed aims for seventh inning in LS April 5, 2014

    Malappuram: Only a political miracle can upset the apple cart of Union Minister and Indian Union Muslim League President E Ahmed, who is seeking his seventh innings to Parliament from Malappuram constituency in Kerala. According to political observers, such is the electoral track record of the constituency, known as Manjeri before...
  • Election Yatra: Will E Ahmad be able to trump CPM in Malappuram? April 2, 2014

    Malappuram: Northern Kerala is the stronghold of the Indian Union Muslim League, the main ally of the Congress party in Kerala. Union Minister E Ahmad, the six time MP, has approached the people of Malappuram with the development initiatives that he has done for the constituency and in the state. IUML...
  • EC writes to Law ministry, asks to ban opinion polls from the date of notification November 15, 2013

    After getting fresh support from various political parties, the Election Commission has written to the Ministry of Law and Justice for a ban on opinion polls from the date of notification of elections. In a communication to the Law Ministry, the Election Commission has said that a total of 15 political...
  • Kerala: IUML questions Antony's remarks on Chandy govt November 19, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Indian Union Muslim League (IUML), taking issue with Defence Minister A K Antony, on Monday published an article questioning why the minister was so harsh on the Oommen Chandy government, in a speech he made in the state capital last week. The IUML has been disgruntled ever since...
  • Shukkoor case: HC grants bail to CPM leader August 27, 2012

    Kochi: The Kerala High Court on Monday granted bail to CPM Kannur District Secretary P Jayarajan, arrested in connection with the politically sensitive murder of IUML activist Abdul Shukkoor in February. Justice Babu P Mathew Joseph granted the bail and directed Jayarajan to furnish a bond of Rs 25,000 and two...
  • Shukkoor murder: CPM leader's bail hearing today August 27, 2012

    Kochi: The Kerala High Court will on Monday hear CPM leader P Jayarajan's bail petition in connection with the Abdul Shukkoor murder case. The court had asked the state government to present its view on the bail petition on Monday. The High Court on Tuesday granted bail to CPM MLA T V...
  • Kerala: IUML leader arrested in twin murder case August 9, 2012

    Malappuram: The police have arrested one more person in connection with the Kuni twin murder case. IUML Eranad constituency secretary Parammal Ahmedkutty was arrested by the police here on Wednesday after a long interrogation session. Special Investigation Team member DySP Mohanachandran informed that the accused was aware of the conspiracy...
  • Shukkoor murder case: Kerala CPM leader arrested August 1, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: A senior Kerala Communist Party of India-Marxist leader has been arrested in connection with the murder of Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) worker Abdul Shukkoor. CPI-M leader P Jayarajan was arrested by the special police team investigating the Shukkoor murder case. The special team served a notice on Jayarajan to...
  • Monitor ice cream parlour sex case, SC to Kerala July 5, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: In a setback to the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) government in Kerala, the Supreme Court on Thursday ordered it to continue monitoring the infamous ice cream parlour sex case that involved top political leaders within the coalition. The apex court's directive came after former Kerala CM and Left leader...
  • Kerala: Congress looks to regain secular face June 25, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: Blamed for yielding to the IUML’s pressure tactics and hence upsetting the communal equation, the Congress is gearing up for an image makeover by maintaining a communal balance while revamping its various block, district and state committees. The leadership, that has been under criticism from the majority communities over the...
  • Kerala: IUML MLA named in murder case June 11, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: P K Basheer, a first-time legislator of the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) that is a partner in Kerala's ruling coalition, has been named the sixth accused in a twin murder that took place on Sunday night in Malappuram district. According to the police, brothers K. Azad and K. Abubacker...
  • Kerala: Chandy, Ramesh own up 5th berth 'error' May 3, 2012

    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Owning up joint responsibility, KPCC president Ramesh Chennithala and Chief Minister Oommen Chandy have admitted that there were some mistakes in the way the fifth minister berth was allotted to the IUML, which had created discontent among Congress leaders in the state. In the opening remarks of the...
  • Communal politics goes viral in Kerala April 10, 2012

    The communal genie whose support the Congress invoked to oust Kerala's first Communist government more than 50 years ago are still around and turning the state's politics viral. Across the fractured polity there is animated discussion on how the decision of the Indian Union Muslim League, the second largest constituent...
  • Kerala minister rejects CPM demand for resignation September 3, 2011

    Thiruvananthapuram: IUML leader and Kerala Minister MK Muneer on Friday rejected CPM's demand for his resignation following WikiLeaks revelation suggesting that he had told US consular officials that his party had divisions about the approach towards Kerala-based radical outfit NDF. Dubbing the content of the diplomatic cable, quoted by the whistle...
  • After CPM, WikiLeaks embarrasses IUML in Kerala September 3, 2011

    Kannur: After causing discomfiture in CPM in Kerala, US diplomatic cables leaked by WikiLeaks have embarrassed the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) by suggesting divisions in the party over its approach towards extremist outfit National Development Front (NDF). The whistleblower site revealed that a cable allegedly sent to Washington by the...
  • Crucial UDF meeting today in Kerala May 30, 2011

    Thiruvananthapuram: With the selection of Ministers running into a major controversy within the Congress, the UDF is holding a crucial meeting on Monday to decide on the IUML demand for a fifth Cabinet berth and to finalise the posts of Speaker and Deputy Speaker. The Congress is facing a Herculean task...
  • Kerala: Chandy plays down rumblings in UDF May 23, 2011

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Monday played down the rumblings in ruling UDF over the number of ministerial berths claimed by IUML, the second largest partner in the Front. "The Front is not facing any crisis over the issue. We are moving ahead with specific agenda and programmes. As...
  • Kerala: 2 cabinet berths for KC(M), IUML gets 4 May 18, 2011

    Thiruvananthapuram: The tough bargaining for ministerial posts among the UDF constituents has ended with the Kerala Congress(M) accepting two berths, with a promise of getting an additional berth in the near future, and the IUML four. KC(M) Chairman KM Mani will be the new Finance Minister while PJ Joseph gets...
  • CPM wooing Jamaat in Kerala: Congress April 4, 2011

    Kochi: Congress in Kerala on Monday said CPM state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan must make it clear if the party had any understanding with the Jamaat-e-Islami for the April 13 Assembly polls. CPM, which had some time ago described Jamaat-e-Islami as a fundamentalist outfit, was now indulging in "opportunist politics" by wooing...
  • Sonia to address Puducherry rally on Tuesday April 4, 2011

    Puducherry: Congress President Sonia Gandhi will address an election rally on April 5 in Puducherry to garner support for the Congress-DMK alliance in the Union Territory. Speaking to reporters in Puducherry, Union Minister of State for Planning and Prime Minister's office V Narayanasamy said AICC General Secretary Rahul Gandhi and...
  • DMK, AIADMK locked in close battle in TN polls March 27, 2011

    Chennai: Ruling DMK and AIADMK are locked in a close race for electoral supremacy in the April 13 Tamil Nadu polls with both sewing up formidable alliances, setting the stage for one of the fiercest battles ever. Both the major Dravidian parties have been winning the elections alternately since 1989 and...
  • Protest over seat allocation: CMP not to contest March 24, 2011

    Thiruvananthapuram: In a setback to Congress-led UDF, the Communist Marxist Party (CMP), one of the minor partners of the Front, on Wednesday decided not to accept the three seats allotted to them for the April 13 assembly elections, holding that it was unilaterally decided by the Congress. Addressing reporters, CMP general...
  • People like me more now: Kunhalikutty March 13, 2011

    Thiruvananthapuram: Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) leader PK Kunhalikutty, a former Kerala minister, who has been the target of political attacks by the ruling Left Front on Sunday said he is now a much liked man by the public. "Seeing the massive crowds turning up to hear my speeches these days...
  • Nurturing terror in Kerala: Political blame game begins November 3, 2008

    Kannur: As the hunt for terrorists continues in Malabar area of Kerala, fingers are being pointed at those who nurtured them. With reports of terror recruitment cells in Kerala emerging, the ruling CPM is blaming radical Muslim organisations such as the National Democratic Front (NDF). “NDF is a recruiting agent of international...
  • Muslim League chief Banatwala dead June 25, 2008

    Mumbai/Thiruvananthapuram: Indian Union Muslim League President G M Banatwala, the national face of the minority community and a seven time Lok Sabha MP from Kerala, died in Mumbai on Wednesday after a brief illness. Banatwala was 74. His wife died a few years ago and he had no children. Banatwala's death plunged...
  • Vande Mataram anti-Muslim: IUML September 3, 2006

    Mumbai: The Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) on Saturday said Vande Mataram is "anti Muslim" and any attempt to force the community to sing it would be "uncivilised". "Any attempt to force the singing of Vande Mataram will be uncivilised and an affront to the secular character of our polity and...