K Karunakaran

  • Customised home-on-wheels for political leaders March 16, 2014

    Come election time, leaders of various political parties turn to this industrial city for remodelling their SUVs into comfortable caravans to undertake whirlwind campaigns. Koyas and Sons, the city-based car interior designers, is the preferred destination for turning vehilces into mini "mobile-homes" featuring all the comfort needed for the gruelling electioneering. Even...
  • Artist to redo Kerala exCM's statue after lack of resemblance December 27, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: Amid criticism that the fullsize bronze statue of former Kerala Chief Minister K Karunakaran, unveiled by President Pranab Mukherjee in Thiruvananthapuram recently, failed to depict the true profile of the late Congress veteran, the artist who made it has decided to redo the face of the structure. Some Congress...
  • Nothing wrong in withdrawing palmolein case, says Oommen Chandy September 25, 2013

    Defending the Congressled UDF Government's decision to withdraw the twodecade old palmolein import deal corruption case, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Wednesday said there was nothing wrong in it and "it is based on a policy and stand of UDF on the case". "It is unfair to put officials in...
  • Clear Karunakaran's name in ISRO case: Muraleedharan October 15, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: K Muraleedharan, the son of former Kerala chief minister K Karunakaran, on Monday reiterated he would go to any extent to clear his late father's name in the 1994 ISRO spying case that later proved to be a dud. "I am yet to get a reply from Chief Minister...
  • Padmaja fumes over denial of Cong ticket March 23, 2011

    Kochi: Unhappy with denial of ticket to her for the April 13 Kerala assembly elections, K Padmaja, daughter of late congress leader, K Karunakaran, came out in the open about her disappointment, but said she would campaign for the Congress candidates in all the 140 constituencies. While Padmaja was denied ticket,...
  • No relief for CVC Thomas in palmolien scam January 11, 2011

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that the trial on palmolien import case against Chief Vigilance Commissioner PJ Thomas will go on. The apex court vacated a stay on the case and rejected former Kerala chief minister K Karunakaran's petition. Following the order, a Tiruvananpuram court can now proceed...
  • Thousands pay homage to Karunakaran December 25, 2010

    Thrissur: Thounsands of people from all parts of Kerala paid homage to Veteran Congress leader, K Karunakaran, whose body was brought to Thrissur on Saturday morning from the state capital. Prime minister Manmohan Singh is expected to arrive in Thrissur by 2:00 PM to pay his respects to Karunakaran, who died...
  • Karunakaran critical, shifted to ventilator December 22, 2010

    Thiruvananthapuram: Condition of ailing Congress leader K Karunakaran turned critical on Wednesday and was shifted to ventilator, according to hosptial sources. The 93-year old Karunakaran was admitted to hospital on December 10 following severe breathing problem. Though his condition was critical in the initial days, he showed imrovement last week. Opposition leader Oommen...
  • Karunakaran out of ventilator support December 17, 2010

    Thiruvananthapuram: The ventilator support to ailing Congress stalwart K Karunakaran was removed on Friday as his overall health condition made further improvement. According to a medical bulletin issued by Aanthapuri Hospital, where the 93-year-old former Chief Minister has been undergoing treatment for a week, the ventilator as well as...
  • Karunakaran's condition still critical December 14, 2010

    Thiruvananthapuram: Condition of veteran Congress and former Kerala chief minister K Karunakaran continues to be critical and is still on ventilator support, a bulletin issued by the hospital where the 93-year-old leader is under treatment said. "There is no change in the condition of Karunakaran. He is still on total ventilator...
  • Ex-Kerala CM Karunakaran put on ventilator in hospital December 13, 2010

    Tiruvananthapuram: Veteran Congress leader and former Kerala chief minister K Karunakaran has been out on ventilator support in a city hospital here after his condition became serious. According to doctors Aananthapuri Hospital, the condition of the leader was slightly worrisome and he had been given ventilator support this afternoon. He had been...
  • Congress leader Karunakaran in hospital November 12, 2009

    Thiruvananthapuram: Veteran Congress leader and former Kerala chief minister K Karunakaran was admitted to a hospital in Thiruvananthapuram on Thursday after he complained of breathlessness and fever. Doctors said his condition was serious when he was admitted. "Now after three hours he has started responding to medicines and his condition is...
  • Son disowns Karunakaran for joining Cong February 2, 2008

    Kozhikode: Months after disowning K Karunakaran as his political leader for returning to the Congress fold, son K Muraleedharan on Friday announced that he would not regard the veteran politician as his father. "Karunakaran ditched us all when, without consulting anyone, he announced that he is returning to the Congress. He...
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  • Karunakaran's party may merge with NCP September 2, 2006

    New Delhi: Former Kerala chief minister K Karunakaran is trying desperately to merge his fumbling Democratic Indira Congress (DIC-K) with Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar's Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), but the latter seems to be in no tearing hurry to welcome him, political sources say. Although a merger is not being ruled...