vs Achuthanandan

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Verdict in Chandrashekharan murder case expected today 22-01-2014 07:51 AM

    New Delhi: The verdict in the sensational TP Chandrashekaran murder case will be pronounced by a special court at Kozhikode in Kerala on Wednesday. The murder of the Revolutionary Marxist Party (RMP) leader created a political turmoil in the state as the party alleged that CPI(M) orchestrated the murder. The...
  • Probe party's land, building sale: Achuthanandan 19-01-2014 11:24 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Veteran CPI-M leader VS Achuthanandan who has often taken on his state unit has done it again and written to the party general secretary to probe the sale of land and building of its organ in Thiruvananthapuram to a controversial businessman. About 32 cents of land and the building...
  • CPM asks AAP to clarify stand on economic, communal fronts 02-01-2014 05:38 PM

    Terming the success of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) against Congress and BJP "a positive development", CPI(M) on Thursday said its future trajectory would depend on how it shapes its policies on economic and communal fronts. With AAP planning to become a national party and fight elections in other states, the...
  • AK Antony resents decline in debate in Legislatures 30-12-2013 04:59 PM

    Criticising the trend of passing legislations without a thorough debate, Defence Minister AK Antony on Monday said it was the responsibility of both ruling and opposition parties to ensure that greater time was devoted for discussions in the House. "When laws are passed without a proper debate and taking sufficient...
  • Prashant Bhushan meets communist veteran Achuthanandan 30-12-2013 04:44 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: The AAP leader Prashant Bhushan said that his party had high regards for Kerala opposition leader VS Achuthanandan and that he was one of the best and honest politicians of the country who has took up several fight against corruption. Bhushan, along with his wife Deepa Bhushan met Achuthanandan...
  • AAP to lead the country to fundamental change, claims Bhushan 28-12-2013 06:00 PM

    Terming the formation of Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi as "historic", AAP leader Prashant Bhushan on Saturday said the party's mission is to bring about a complete transformation in the country to ensure democratic and legal rights to the common man. "Today is a historic day. We have embarked...
  • Kerala speaker sad over year of least sittings 27-12-2013 05:24 PM

    Kerala assembly Speaker G Karthikeyan said on Friday that he was deeply saddened that in the year 2013, the house saw only 37 sittings. And even in those few sittings, there were uproarious scenes on many days. "Not much deliberation has taken place. This is not good for parliamentary democracy....
  • Chandy injured in stone-pelting, CPI-M rules out involvement 28-10-2013 10:18 AM

    Kannur/Thiruvananthapuram:Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy suffered injuries to his forehead and chest after suspected CPI-M activists stoned his car on Sunday evening. He is being airlifted to the state capital, said an official. Speaking to IANS, the official said a special aircraft has been sent to get the Chief Minister....
  • No public money should be used for Sonia Gandhi's visit: Achuthanandan 28-09-2013 06:57 PM

    Opposition leader in the Kerala assembly VS Achuthanandan on Saturday wrote to state Chief Secretary EK Bharat Bhushan asking him to keep an eye on expenses incurred on the two-day visit of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi. "She is inaugurating two projects of the Congress government in Thiruvananthapuram, and she holds...
  • Kerala in festive mood for Onam 16-09-2013 02:00 PM

    Irrespective of caste or creed, thousands of people in Kerala on Monday celebrated Onam with the traditional "Onam sadhya", a rich and delicious platter of 26 food items. Thiru Onam, the most important day in the Onam week, was celebrated on Monday. However, the practise of making the traditional Onam...
  • Kerala celebrates Eid-ul-Fitr today 08-08-2013 10:25 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Muslims in Kerala will celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr on Thursday, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan spent in day-long fast, prayers and charity. Panakkad Sayyid Hyderali Shihab Thangal, spiritual leader of Muslims in Malabar region in north Kerala, declared in Malappuram that the new moon marking the beginning...
  • KPCC defends Oommen Chandy, says CM won't quit 09-07-2013 07:59 PM

    Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) President Ramesh Chennithala said on Tuesday, "There is a lot of evidence to believe that the (solar panel) crisis has been precipitated by the group war inside the Congress." ...
  • Kerala CM Chandy must quit, demands Achuthanandan 17-06-2013 04:43 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, facing heat over the links of his office staff with a woman arrested in a cheating case, got a further jolt with leader of opposition VS Achuthanandan on Sunday demanding that he step down and order a judicial probe. "His government has turned into...
  • Three close aides of Achuthanandan thrown out of CPI-M 13-05-2013 05:13 AM

    New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram: The long-delayed sacking from the CPI-M of three staff members of Kerala's Leader of Opposition VS Achuthanandan was effected on Sunday at the two-day politburo and central committee meeting of the party in New Delhi. Those booted out were Achuthanandan's press secretary K Balakrishnan, additional private secretary VK...
  • Kerala: Relief for Achuthanandan in land row 06-12-2012 03:23 PM

    Kochi: Veteran CPM leader V S Achuthanandan, who is the prime accused in a land controversy, on Thursday got reprieve when a single-judge bench of the high court quashed the FIR -- but the state government decided to go in appeal. Single-bench judge S S Sateeshchandran asked the first information...
  • Kerala Governor suspends Information Commissioner 12-11-2012 01:31 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Governor H R Bhardwaj has suspended state Information Commissioner K Natarajan for allegedly intervening in the land-gift case involving CPM stalwart V S Achuthanandan. Action against Natarajan, a former DIG of police, was taken on the basis of the recommendation made by the state Government following a police...
  • 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...
  • Kerala varsity removes VS's son from PhD course 13-12-2011 08:07 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala University has decided to cancel the PhD registration of V.A. Arun Kumar, son of veteran CPM former chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan, an official said on Tuesday. The university syndicate meeting held here on Tuesday accepted the report of its sub-committee cancelling the PhD registration of Arun Kumar....
  • Mullaperiyar: Achuthanandan may join protests 07-12-2011 08:31 AM

    Chennai: The situation over the Mullaperiyar dam row continues to remain tense with Kerala Opposition leader VS Achuthanandan expected to join protestors on a one-day fast. He will join the fast at the site of the Mullaperiyar dam in Idukki on Wednesday. Meanwhile, in Chennai, MDMK chief Vaiko is slated...
  • LDF to raise funds to build new dam: VS 30-11-2011 12:15 PM

    Idukki: With a by-election to the Kerala assembly to be held soon, Leader of Opposition V.S. Achuthanandan on Wednesday said his Left Democratic Front (LDF) will raise funds from the people to build a new Mullaperiyar Dam. "The time is up and the LDF is prepared to raise the entire...
  • Kerala: evidence links VS's son with 'godman' 29-11-2011 05:01 PM

    Kochi: The Kerala High Court was on Tuesday informed that there was evidence to link V A Arun Kumar, son of former chief minister V S Achuthanandan, with jailed "godman" Swami Amritananthachaithanya alias Santosh Madhavan. The state vigilance department said it has traced phone calls between Kumar, Madhavan and a...
  • VS's fears unfounded in sex case probe: HC 23-11-2011 01:33 PM

    Kochi: The Kerala High Court on Wednesday dismissed as unfounded Leader of Opposition V.S. Achuthanandan's fears relating to the ongoing probe into the Kozhikode ice-cream parlour sex case allegedly involving state minister P.K. Kunhalikutty. Achuthanandan's counsel requested that the court make a detailed evaluation in the progress of the investigation...
  • Kerala: Pillai out, VS pursues him 02-11-2011 12:17 PM

    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:Despite the virulent criticism unleashed by the Opposition LDF, the UDF Government ensured R Balakrishna Pillais release on Tuesday, as he was given a two-month remission on his one-year jail term. Pillai, however, will continue his stay in the specialist hospital here forafew more days and is likely to go...
  • VS moves apex court against Pillai's release 01-11-2011 10:10 AM

    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Hours after former Kerala minister R. Balakrishna Pillai and 137 others were released from jail on Tuesday, Leader of Opposition V.S. Achuthanandan filed a petition in the apex court demanding that the amnesty given by the state government to Pillai be cancelled. The 76-year-old Pillai, chief of the Kerala...