Kerala Assembly

  • Kerala passes fourth resolution for new Mullaperiyar dam June 9, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala assembly on Monday, for a record fourth time, passed a unanimous resolution demanding that the Centre act as a mediator for building a new dam at Mullaperiyar. At an allparty meeting last week, it was decided to invoke Rule 130 to initiate a discussion on the Mullaperiyar...
  • LDF demands Oommen Chandy's resignation over solar panel scam June 17, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: Demanding resignation of Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy over the solar panel scam, the Opposition LDF stalled the question hour in the Kerala Assembly on Monday. As soon as the sitting began, placardwielding Opposition members urged Speaker GK Rathikeyan to suspend the question hour and take up the "solar" issue...
  • Balakrishna Pillai wants son back in Kerala cabinet May 27, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: For more than a year, veteran Kerala politician and chairman of Kerala Congress (Pillai) R Balakrishna Pillai's only demand was the ouster of his son from the cabinet. On Monday, he did a volteface. The father requested Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Monday to reinstate his son in the cabinet. "There...
  • History museum opened in Kerala Assembly April 15, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: A history museum, throwing light on the country's freedom struggle and evolution as a modern democracy over the decades, was inaugurated at the Kerala Assembly by state Governor Nikhil Kumar on Monday. Speaking on the occasion, the Governor said the Kerala Assembly had set a model for other states...
  • 10ftlong cobra caught from Kerala Assembly complex February 9, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: A 10feetlong cobra has been caught from the library of the Kerala Assembly complex here by a snakecatcher after the staff alerted him about the presence of the deadly reptile in the place frequented by lawmakers. The cobra was caught unharmed by the popular snakecatcher of the state Vava Suresh...
  • Suryanelli rape: Oppn walks out of Kerala Assembly February 7, 2013

    New Delhi: The Kerala Assembly was adjourned for the second time this week on Thursday over the Opposition's uproar following the Suryanelli rape controversy. The Opposition walked out of the assembly after allegations that women MLAs of the LDF were beaten up by the police. The LDF has demanded action against...
  • President Pranab Mukherjee to visit Kerala today October 29, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: President Pranab Mukherjee will arrive here on Monday for a twoday visit to the state capital. On his first official visit to the state as President, Mukherjee would arrive here in the evening by a special aircraft and stay at the Raj Bhavan. He will inaugurate the Viswa Malayala Mahotsavam...
  • CPM member displays teargas grenade in Assembly June 18, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: A senior CPI(M) member created a flutter in the Kerala Assembly on Monday by displaying two teargas grenades, allegedly used by police to disperse a student protest in Thiruvananthapuram last week. Speaker G Karthikeyan and Home Minister Thiruvanchur Radkahrishnan took strong exception to the conduct of EP Jayarajan, who exhibited...
  • CPM on back foot as Kerala assembly session begins June 11, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: Following the murder of a former CPM leader and the widening rift within its ranks, the party, after a long time, would be seen on the back foot during the Kerala assembly session which started on Monday. Also, the ruling Congressled United Democratic Front (UDF) with a thin majority...
  • Achuthanandan in trouble over son's appointment March 8, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: In a setback to CPIM veteran VS Achuthanandan, a probe by a Joint Legislature Committee of the Kerala Assembly has found serious irregularities and nepotism in the appointment of his son to a key post when he was the chief minister. The report of the panel, headed by Congress MLA...
  • Kerala Assembly session to begin on Thursday February 29, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: The fourth session of the 13th Assembly would begin on Thursday with the customary Governor's address. On Friday, there would be obituary reference on the demise of former Governor MOH Farook. Discussion on the motion of thanks to the Governor's address would be held on March 5, 6 and 8....
  • Left disrupts Kerala assembly proceedings November 3, 2011

    Thiruvananathapuram: Kerala's opposition Left on Thursday shouted slogans demanding the ouster of Forest Minister K.B. Ganesh Kumar and government chief whip P.C. George for what they said were insulting remarks against their members last week. After Speaker G. Karthikeyan failed to give the nod for an adjournment motion moved by...
  • Jailed Cong leader not to contest Kerala polls March 24, 2011

    Thiruvananthapuram: Failing to get support from the UDF, jailed Kerala Congress (B) leader R Balakrishna Pillai on Wednesday gave up his plan to enter the fray for the April 13 assembly polls. Pillai, a former minister serving oneyear imprisonment in a graft case, dropped his move after Congress leader Oommen Chandy...
  • Political mudslinging at its peak in Kerala February 24, 2011

    Thiruvananthapuram: Political mudslinging is at an alltime high in Kerala with assembly elections slotted for this year. Both the UDF and the ruling LDF were busy trading barbs, unfortunately, at the cost of the ongoing Assembly session. So who will emerge the winner in this bitter fight? The VS Achuthanandanled LDF government...
  • CM ignored during PM visit: Kerala Assembly February 14, 2011

    Thiruvananthapuram: In the first of its kind protest, the Kerala Assembly on Monday passed a resolution alleging that Chief Minister VS Achuthanandan was slighted during Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's recent visit to the state. The unusual resolution moved by Law Minister M Vijayakumar was approved amid a walkout by Congressled UDF...
  • Icecream parlour case: Kerala assembly stalled February 8, 2011

    Thiruvananthapuram: The proceedings in the Kerala Assembly were disrupted during the zero hour on Tuesday with the ruling LDF and the Congressled UDF opposition members trading charges over the "icecream parlour" sex scandal case, which is back in focus. Speaker K Radkahrishnan suspended the proceedings as the two sides...
  • Lookahead: What's making news April 27, 2007

    Kerala Assembly will begin its yearlong golden jubilee celebrations and a local court in Jodhpur will hear the appeal filed by Salman Khan, challenging his conviction in two cases of poaching. Here's a check of all that's expected to make news later in the day. Jessica Lall murder case A bench of...
  • Kerala Assembly adjourned sine die June 19, 2007

    New Delhi: Amidst protest by Congressled opposition seeking withdrawal of a resolution passed by the house against a magistrate's order, Kerala assembly on Thursday adjourned sine die after rushing through day's business. United Democratic Front (UDF) stalled the proceedings of the House for the second successive day over Wednesday's resolution, which...