Oomen Chandy

  • Left in disarray after RSP left it: Kerala CM 13-03-2014 05:23 PM

    New Delhi: Days after RSP defected from Left front to join the ruling UDF in Kerala, an upbeat Chief Minister Oomen Chandy on Thursday said the development is a "morale booster" for the Congress-led alliance and reflects disarray and demoralisation in the rival LDF. Seeing it as a "big blow"...
  • Political climate in favour of UDF, asserts Chandy 11-03-2014 09:12 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Buoyant over Centre issuing draft notification addressing state concern on Kasturirangan report and RSP joining the ruling UDF, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Tuesday said political climate in the state was in favour of Congress. "The UDF government was not worried over its thin majority so far. So,...
  • Kerala: CM to discuss Kasturirangan report with Moily 30-01-2014 08:33 PM

    Kochi: Asserting that farmers' rights would be protected, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Thursday said he would leave for Delhi on Friday to discuss the Kasturirangan report on Western Ghats conservation with Environment Minister Veerappa Moily. Chandy, who was talking to reporters on the sidelines of the National e-Governance...
  • No need of Sonia, even a beggar can correct me: PC George 17-12-2013 01:31 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: More controversy has followed after PC George, chief whip of the Congress-led government, flagged off the Narendra Modi's 'run for unity' at Kottayam in Kerala. Now regional news channel Asianet has now brought out visuals of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy meeting a delegation led by Gujarat's Agriculture Minister Babubhai...
  • Solar scam: LDF ends protests as Kerala govt agrees for probe 13-08-2013 07:45 PM

    The Left Front called off its protests in Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday after the UDF government agreed for a judicial probe into the solar scam. Thousands had laid siege to the government secretariat for two days and Thiruvananthapuram had come to a grinding halt during the protest. ...
  • Kerala solar panel scam: Saritha files written complaint 29-07-2013 12:26 PM

    Kochi: A written complaint of the Solar Panel scam accused Saritha S Nair was today handed over to a lower court in Kerala by the Superintendent of the Women's Jail, where the accused is lodged. The complaint, brought in a sealed cover, was handed over to the Additional Chief Judicial...
  • Solar panel scam: Kerala HC asks government to list steps taken to recover money 23-07-2013 02:33 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala High Court on Tuesday criticised the state government in the solar panel scam case asking the government about the steps being taking to recover the money amassed by the accused. Hearing the bail plea of one of the accused, Shalu Menon, the court asked about the progress...
  • Kerala: UDF claims solar panel scam a ploy to target Chandy 09-07-2013 12:39 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: The ruling United Democratic Front that met at Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy's official residence late Monday night decided to back the beleaguered leader after revelations made by a businessman. "This is nothing but a plot of the Left opposition and the UDF is solidly behind our chief minister...
  • BJP demands resignation of Kerala CM Oomen Chandy 16-06-2013 01:38 AM

    New Delhi: BJP on Saturday demanded the resignation of Kerala Chief Minister Oomen Chandy for his alleged involvement in the solar power scandal that has rocked the southern state. BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman said her party's Kerala unit has already demanded Chandy's resignation and she reiterates the demand. "Chandy should...
  • Kochi: Chandy to inaugurate metro construction work 07-06-2013 10:16 AM

    Kochi: Residents in Kochi are getting closer to travelling by the metro. Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy will be inaugurating the metro construction work on Friday. Union Food minister KV Thomas will also be attending the event. Kerala government had sanctioned an additional Rs 297.75 crore for the Kochi Metro...
  • Kerala minister faces Congress's criticism for meeting Modi 20-04-2013 03:46 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Labour Minister and Revolutionary Socialist Party (Baby John) leader Shibu Baby John has run into trouble over his recent meeting with Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, with leaders of the Congress and its United Democratic Front (UDF) allies taking exception to it, holding the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader's...
  • I feel cheated, CM shielded my husband: Kerala ex-forest minister's wife 03-04-2013 03:40 PM

    The wife of the former Forest Minister of Kerala KB Ganesh Kumar has said that she was abused by her husband. ...
  • Chandy writes to PM, asks for fast track court to try Italian marines 24-03-2013 09:34 AM

    Chandy has written to the PM asking for the setting up of a special fast track court to try the Italian marines. ...
  • Dam row: LDF resents joint control proposal 06-01-2012 02:49 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: The decision of Kerala's Congress-led UDF government to agree for joint control of the proposed new dam at Mullaperiyar seems to have jeopardised political consensus on the issue in the state with the opposition LDF coming out strongly against the proposal. CPI(M) veteran and opposition leader in the Kerala...
  • Palmolien case petition against Chandy dismissed 04-01-2012 12:33 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a petition that seeks to make Kerala Chief Minister Oomen Chandy an accused in the Palmolien oil case. The allegations made against the Kerala Chied Minister were that in 1991 he was the finance minister and did not object to giving off...
  • Karunanidhi asks Kerala not to reduce dam level 31-12-2011 03:44 PM

    Chennai: DMK President M Karunanidhi on Saturday told the Kerala government that any effort on its part to reduce the Mullaperiyar Dam water level and build a new one in its place would have to be viewed as an attempt to subvert judicial process and deny justice to the people...
  • Sreedharan not to head Kochi Metro 11-12-2011 01:47 AM

    New Delhi: Delhi Metro chief E Sreedharan, who demits office on December 31, will not head the proposed Kochi Metro Rail project, contrary to speculation in his home state of Kerala that he has been chosen for the job. The Congress Government in Kerala has been very keen on using...
  • Tamil Nadu beefs up security along Kerala border 11-12-2011 01:29 AM

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu on Saturday beefed up security at areas near Kerala border to prevent any violent incidents over Mullaperiyar Dam issue, a senior police official said. Speaking to reporters here, Director General of Police (DGP) K Ramanujam said around 500 policemen have been deployed in the border areas and...
  • Kerala Assembly adopts resolution for new dam 09-12-2011 03:14 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala Assembly on Friday unanimously adopted a resolution for building a new dam to replace the 116-year old Mullaperiyar reservoir and lowering the water level to 120 feet in the existing structure over which the state and Tamil Nadu are locked in a dispute. The resolution moved by...
  • Kerala Assembly meets on Mullaperiyar 09-12-2011 10:24 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: A special one-day 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 116-year-old structure. Moving the submission on the issue at the outset, Chief Minister...