Oommen Chandy

  • Fight has narrowed between Congress and BJP, says Oommen Chandy 19-04-2014 06:07 PM

    Kerala Chief Minister Oomen Chandy on Saturday said the fight in the Lok Sabha elections has narrowed between Congress and BJP, each representing different ideologies. Though there were many players in the battle at the national level, the choice of the people of late had come down to the two...
  • Kerala to demand relaxation in Model Code of Conduct 16-04-2014 05:11 PM

    Kerala government has decided to demand a relaxation in the Model Code of Conduct issued by the Election Commission, for the smooth conduct of administrative affairs of the state, where the Lok Sabha polls were held on April 10. During the cabinet briefing in Kerala on Wednesday, Chief Minister Oommen...
  • No Modi or BJP wave in Kerala, says Oommen Chandy 14-04-2014 03:41 PM

    Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Monday said BJP is involved in a person-centric election campaign and there was neither a "Modi wave" nor "BJP wave" in the run-up to the Lok Saba elections in Bangalore. "...BJP is campaigning with only one slogan, they are campaigning not for BJP but...
  • LS polls: Can UDF repeat its 2009 show in Kerala, can BJP win a seat? 09-04-2014 02:36 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: The state of Kerala is all set to go for polls in all 20 constituencies on April 10. With high voltage election campaigns coming to an end on April 8, both the LDF (Left Democratic Front) and UDF (United Democratic Front) are hoping to improve their performance. Political experts...
  • Chandy need not quit in view of HC order: Antony 29-03-2014 07:32 PM

    Senior Congress leader and Defence Minister AK Antony on Saturday said there was no need for Chief Minister Oommen Chandy to quit in view of the Kerala High Court ordering a CBI probe into the land grab cases involving his former gunman Salim Raj. "The Government as well as the...
  • Setback for Kerala CM, HC orders CBI probe against his former gunman 28-03-2014 01:59 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala High Court has ordered to hand over the probe of the land grab cases against Chief Minister Oommen Chandy's former gunman Salim Raj to the CBI. In the order the High Court has observed that alleged involvement of the personal staff members of the Chief Minister's office...
  • Italian marines case: Don't succumb to foreign pressure, Chandy tells PM 21-03-2014 02:37 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh requesting him to not succumb to foreign pressure in the Italian marines case. Chandy appealed to the PM to not release the duo without a trial. "Ever since the killing of the two fishermen, the entire people...
  • Oommen Chandy targets Modi, calls him 'exponent of separatism' 20-03-2014 06:53 PM

    Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Thursday made a blistering attack on BJP's Prime Minister candiate Narendra Modi saying the party is projecting a person who is the "exponent of separatism" in the country. "Congress stands for unity in the country while BJP is trying to create separatism and that...
  • Narendra Modi is the most searched Chief Minister on Google 20-03-2014 11:43 AM

    New Delhi: As India inches closer towards general elections, BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has emerged as the most searched chief minister on search giant Google. According to Google Trends, the Gujarat Chief Minister topped the tally, followed by Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa Jayaram, Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav,...
  • Sheila Dikshit to be sworn in as Kerala Governor today 11-03-2014 09:44 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit will be sworn in as Kerala Governor on Tuesday. She was accorded a reception on her arrival at the airport on Monday. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, his wife Mariyamma Oommen, Speaker G Karthikeyan, Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala and senior government officials welcomed her....
  • RSP to join Congress-led UDF, set back for Left in Kerala 10-03-2014 10:46 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Trouble for the Left Democratic Front (LDF) as the Revolutionary Socialist party (RSP) is all set to join the Congress-led UDF. The decision was taken at a meeting held between the RSP leaders and Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, KPCC President VM Sudheeran and state Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala. The...
  • Kerala CM wants Centre to accept its proposal on Western Ghat report 04-03-2014 03:11 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Tuesday told the Centre it will have to implement his government's recommendations on Kasturirangan report on the Western Ghats. Chandy said that the human inhabitation areas, agriculture land and plantation areas will have to be avoided in the area which the Centre wants...
  • Kerala village achieves 100 per cent e-literacy 02-03-2014 01:58 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: A nearby village panchayat has been declared as the first e-literate panchayat, marking a milestone in Kerala's bid to become the first e-literate state in the country. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy made the declaration of Pallichal panchayat becoming the first e-literate grass root level civic unit via video conferencing...
  • Mata Amritanandamayi says the institution was an 'open book', dismisses allegations 22-02-2014 08:57 PM

    Spiritual leader Mata Amritanandamayi on Saturday dismissed the allegations levelled against her mutt by one of her former disciples and said the institution was an "open book" and all its functions were transparent. Speaking at its spiritual centre 'Bramasthan' in Palakkad district, she said the mutt has not done anything...
  • Solar scam accused Saritha Nair released on bail 21-02-2014 05:49 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Solar scam accused Saritha Nair has been released on bail after about eight months in jail. She was accused in about 31 cases and was arrested in June 2013. Saritha along with her partner Biju Radhakrishnan allegedly defrauded people by offering solar energy solutions, collected money and failed on...
  • Sonia Gandhi in Kerala today to kickstart Lok Sabha election campaign 15-02-2014 08:09 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: AICC chief Sonia Gandhi will launch the party's Lok Sabha poll campaign in Kerala on Saturday at a special convention to be held in Kochi even as the state Congress is yet to complete seat-sharing within the ruling UDF it heads. Besides energising party functionaries as well as the...
  • Kerala: Voters see not much difference between Congress, communists 04-02-2014 12:39 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala is one state where the Left Democratic Front (LDF) is hoping to have some advantage in the 2014 elections, but the political climate in the state is not completely in support of either the Communist Party of India-Marxist-led Left Democratic Front (LDF) or the Congress-led United Democratic Front...
  • Kumar Vishwas apologises for his remarks against Kerala nurses 22-01-2014 02:41 PM

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party leader Kumar Vishwas on Wednesday apologised for his racist and sexist remark on Kerala nurses. The apology came after various groups including the National Commission for Women criticised the leader for his remark and demanded his resignation. AAP Kerala Convener Manoj Padmanabhan said that Vishwas...
  • Kumar Vishwas refuses to apologise for remarks against Kerala nurses 22-01-2014 01:25 PM

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party leader Kumar Vishwas on Wednesday refused to apologise for his racist and sexist remarks against nurses from Kerala. Refusing to apologise, Vishwas asked if Bollywood actor Raj Babbar will apologise for raping women in films. However, the AAP Kerala unit has apologised for Vishwas's remarks...
  • India yet to exhibit capacity for renewing democracy: Jairam Ramesh 21-01-2014 10:18 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Union Minister for Rural Development Jairam Ramesh on Tuesday said the country is yet to exhibit the capacity for renewing democracy. Delivering the valedictory address at International Conference on Deepening Democracy, Ramesh said to strengthen the foundations, the institutions need to undergo periodic review. "This is my message on...
  • Kerala election tracker: Congress-led UDF to win 12-18 seats, LDF 2-8 21-01-2014 08:22 PM

    New Delhi: Kerala is one state, which is giving some hope to the Congress. The ruling Congress-led UDF, which swept the 2009 Lok Sabha elections, is expected to win big in the state once again. The state has 20 Lok Sabha seats with the UDF expected to win 12-18 seats...
  • Kerala CM writes to Kejriwal, demands apology from Vishwas on nurses' remark 21-01-2014 07:23 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Acting on the stark comments made by Aam Aadmi Party leader Kumar Vishwas against nurses from Kerala, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Tuesday wrote a letter to party convenor Arvind Kejriwal and demanded an apology from the former. Terming the remark on nurses from Kerala as racist, the Kerala...
  • Sunanda Pushkar's death shocks Kerala capital 17-01-2014 11:46 PM

    The news of the death of Sunanda Pushkar, wife of Union Minister Shashi Tharoor, came as a shock tonight to the people in Thiruvananthapuram which Tharoor contested and won easily in his electoral debut in 2009 Lok Sabha polls. Congress party in the state is yet to react to the...
  • Janata Darbar: Kejriwal fails, but many other CMs have been successful 14-01-2014 08:53 AM

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has come in for criticism after the failure of his first Janata Durbar on Saturday, which saw uncontrollable crowds. While he has now decided to scrap the idea, CNN-IBN looks at how other Chief Ministers have been successfully having similar Janata Darbars for...
  • Angiogram conducted on Kerala CM, condition stable 13-01-2014 07:12 PM

    An angiogram was conducted on Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, who was admitted to hospital this morning after he complained of physical exhaustion and uneasiness. Doctors attending on Chandy at the Medical College Hospital at Kottayam said his condition was stable but he has been advised complete rest for two...
  • Kerala CM Oommen Chandy hospitalised 13-01-2014 12:19 PM

    Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy was hospitalised on Monday after he felt uneasiness and he is likely to undergo an angiography later in the day, said sources. He was admitted to the Kottayam Medical College hospital after he felt uneasy. Doctors attending on the 70-year old veteran Kerala politician said...
  • High command to take a decision on next KPCC president, says Thankachan 02-01-2014 05:18 PM

    Congress high command would take a decision on who the next KPCC President will be, UDF Convenor, PP Thankachan said on Thursday. The post had fallen vacant following the elevation of Ramesh Chennithala as Home Minister in the Oommen Chandy cabinet. "KPCC presidents are not appointed on the basis of...
  • Kerala: Ramesh Chennithala finally becomes a minister 01-01-2014 05:14 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: KPCC President Ramesh Chennithala has sworn into the Oommen Chandy Cabinet on Wednesday around 11.20 am. Governor Nikhil Kumar administered the oath of office at a function in Rajbhavan. The portfolio has not yet been officially announced though according to sources he takes over Home department. Chief minister Oommen...
  • Congress's Chennithala to be sworn in as Kerala minister 31-12-2013 05:52 PM

    Ramesh Chennithala, president of the Kerala unit of the Congress, will on Wednesday be sworn into the cabinet of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, party sources said on Tuesday. The 57-year-old Chennithala, a three-time legislator and a four-time Lok Sabha member, will be administered the oath of office by Governor Nikhil...