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Congress alone cannot decide on the post of deputy chief minister - K M Mani -

Reacting to the issue of DCM's post, Finance Minister K M Mani has said that the Congress alone cannot decide on the post of deputy chief minister and it has to be discussed in the UDF. Even the decision on chief minister was made after holding discussions in the UDF. He has also mentioned that cabinet reshuffling has to be done soon. A union cabinet berth is the privilege of Kerala Congress (M) Mani said and pointed out that he did not go to Delhi as he was not called by the...

Protests continue over Telangana -

Stepping up the pressure on Congress leadership to rescind its decision on Telangana, a minister, nine MLAs and four MLCs from coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema Thursday resigned as widespread protests continued in non-Telangana regions for the second day today. Jittery over the fallout of the Telangana move in two other regions of Andhra Pradesh, two days after the Centre's ruling UPA and Congress put their stamp of approval on the proposal to carve out a new state, Minister of...

High Court cancelled the case of sexual harassment against Thettayil -

High Court on Thursday cancelled the case of sexual harassment against Jose Thettayil MLA. The court's verdict has come in response to an appeal by Thettayil seeking cancellation of the FIR of sexual abuse registered against him. The court in its ruling observed that no offence of sexual violence stands against Thettayil and the complainant has not been able to produce any concrete evidence to prove any sexual violence meted out against her. The court dismissed the complainant's...

Chennithala to become minister -

It is almost certain that Ramesh Chennithala would become a minister in the state cabinet. After a meeting with party President Sonia Gandhi, Chennithala, who did not divulge the details of the meeting to the press, said that he had apprised her about the political situation in Kerala. It is expected that an official announcement declaring Chennithala a minister would be made once Chief Minister Oommen Chandy reaches New Delhi. There are also reports that efforts are being made to...

High Command has asked Ramesh Chennithala to stay back in the capital -

The Congress High Command has asked Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president Ramesh Chennithala to stay back in the capital for further discussion related to the cabinert reshuffle in Kerala. A meeting between Chennithala and Defence Minister A K Antony has been scheduled for Wednesday. The leaders of UDF factions will fly to Delhi for participating in discussions related to the cabinet reshuffle. As a prelude to this, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has met K M Mani and P K...

High command on cabinet reshuffle, and buy louboutin schuhe from vilouboutin -

With a consensus eluding Congress over a cabinet reshuffle by inducting KPCC Chief Ramesh Chennithala, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy will again hold talks on Thursday in Delhi with the party high command. "I will be going to Delhi on Thursday. The high command has already started discussion on ministry revamp and a final decision will be that of the party leadership," Chandy told reporters during weekly cabinet briefing here. You know women like to buy louboutin schuhe...

Anti Telangana ministers in Andhra submitted their resignation -

In protest to the historical decision to form Telangana as the 29th state of the nation, the anti-Telangana ministers in Andhra submitted their resignation to the Chief Minister. According to reporters six ministers quit demanding a united Andhra Pradesh. The Union ministers from non-telengana region had met Digvijaya Singh, in charge of Congress party in Andhra Pradesh, to avoid the splitting of the state.The crucial decision to form Telangana state were taken by the Congress Working...

Ramesh Chennithala would become a minister -Mullappally -

Union Minister of state for Home Affairs, Mullappally Ramachandran, has opined that KPCC President Ramesh Chennithala would become a minister. The minister said that it was up to the High Command to give a suitable portfolio to Chennithala. Saying that a majority of Congressmen wanted Chennithala to become a minister, Mullappally said that Oommen Chandy would continue as Chief Minister and that he would solve all issues that the government is now facing.

All issues in Congress will be settled -Oommen Chandy -

Even as talks with Congress central leadership to find a solution to the issue of Kerala Cabinet reshuffle by inducting KPCC Chief Ramesh Chennithala failed to make any head-way, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said he would hold discussions with UDF partners on the matter. Talking to reporters at the airport here on Tuesday on his return from Delhi after holding talks with party leadership, Chandy said parleys would be held with UDF partners and later talks would be held in Delhi along...

Delhi Police filed its voluminous charge sheet in a court -

The Delhi Police Tuesday filed its voluminous charge sheet in a court here in the IPL spot-fixing case naming underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, his close aide Chhota Shakeel and some cricketers, including S Sreesanth, as accused while Rajasthan Royals' captain Rahul Dravid has been made a witness. Besides them, the other accused include suspended players of Rajasthan Royals Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila, bookies Ashwani Agarwal, Ramesh Vyas, Deepak Kumar, Sunil Bhatia and Firoz Farid...

Telangana will be 29th state, louboutin sko for women -

Brushing aside opposition after dithering for nearly four years, the Congress and the UPA coalition Tuesday unanimously endorsed creation of a separate Telangana state from out of Andhra Pradesh. "It is resolved to request the Central government to make steps in accordance with the Constitution to form a separate state of Telangana ......within a definite timeframe," said a resolution of the Congress Working Committee, the highest policy-making body of the party, after over an...

Hartal;Violence broke out in Thiruvananthapuram, Kannur and Kozhikode -

Violence broke out in Thiruvananthapuram, Kannur and Kozhikode districts in the first few hours of the hartal clamped in the state Wednesday. The 12-hour bandh called state-wide took effect since six in the morning. The strike was imposed with the demand that the chief minister, who has been tainted in the solar scam case, must resign and face judicial investigation and also in protest against the police action on the MLAs, who took out a demonstration in the state capital on Monday...

Bodh Gaya bomb blasts;Four persons released as therse is no evidence -

Four persons, including a woman, who were detained for questioning in connection with the Bodh Gaya bomb blasts, were released Wednesday as no evidence was found against them. "The four have been released after no evidence of their connection with the explosions was found during their questioning," Senior Superintendent of Police Manu Maharaj told PTI. Besides Bihar Police, they were questioned by NIA and IB but no evidence of any kind of involvement was found against...

Umman Chandy refuses to resign -

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Wednesday refused to bow down to opposition's demand for his resignation. Firmly holding on to his stand Chandy said he will not resign as it will be an unjustifiable act to the truth. The chief minister said he has not retracted any of his statements he had made earlier on the Solar scam. He accused media of manipulating facts. Regarding the CCTV webcast, he said the the video streaming of his office has no recording capacity. It will only...

High Court stayed all further proceedings against Jose Thettayil -

Kerala High Court Tuesday stayed all further proceedings against former Left Democratic Front minister Jose Thettayil in a sexual harassment case. The order was issued by Justice P Bhavadasan on a petition by Thettayil seeking to quash the FIR registered against him in the case. The court also issued notice to the complainant and said she would be heard on Thursday. The Judge observed that prima facie no offence is disclosed in the complaint against Thettayil. Thettayil,...

CM had met and discussed the SOLAR project -Sreedharan Nair -

The solar scam, which has brought Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy's office under a cloud, continued to haunt the UDF Government with the LDF-led Opposition on Tuesday disrupting the Assembly proceedings seeking Chandy's resignation and a judicial probe. Following this, Speaker G Karthikeyan adjourned the proceedings temporarily. Opposition leaders staged protest with placards and slogans inside the Assembly as the complainant Sreedharan Nair claimed the CM had met and...

CCTV footage of serials blasts at the Mahabodhi temple released -

The CCTV footage of serials blasts at the Mahabodhi temple and adjoining areas were released Monday in which some people were seen running helter and skelter to save their lives. In the CCTV footage of the blast that took place on the left side of Mahabodhi tree in the temple premises at 5:25 A.M Sunday, a boy and a girl, aged about 25 years, were seen walking on the road immediately before the blast. Taken by surprise at the sound of explosion, the duo were seen stopping for a...

LDF demanding Chief Minister's resignation -

The Left Democratic Front (LDF)-led Opposition in Kerala Monday disrupted the Assembly session demanding Chief Minister Oommen Chandy's resignation. The Assembly session resumed on the day after its adjournment a fortnight back amid vehement protests by opposition. Soon after the Question Hour, the Opposition wanted an adjournment motion to discuss the recent developments in solar scam. Deputy opposition leader Kodiyeri Balakrishnan moved the request for adjournment motion. The...

Kerala High Court gave the government two weeks time to inform its views regarding solar scam -

Kerala High Court Monday gave the Kerala government two weeks time to inform its views regarding entrusting of investigation to CBI in the solar scam, which has rocked the state since the past few days. The direction in this regard was issued by Chief Justice Manjula Chellur and Justice K Vinod Chandran on a petition by one K Sudhakaran of Kottarakara seeking CBI probe into the scam. When the petition came up before the bench, Advocate General K P Dandapani did not express any...

Court rejected Shalu's bail plea -

First Class Judicial Magistrate court here approved police plea for Shalu Menon's custody for further interrogation and evidence gathering on Monday. The court rejected Shalu's bail plea and send her to police custody for three days. Shalu, a danseuse and member of the Central Film Censor Board, was on Saturday remanded to judicial custody by a First Class Judicial Magistrate after hours of questioning by investigators led to vital clues of her connections with the prime accused...

Cracks found on the runway of Calicut Airport -

Cracks found on the runway of Calicut Internation Airport, Karipoor, in Kozhikode district. Authorities told reports here that a portion at the east side of the runway has been found damaged. The cracks appeared didn't yet cause any problem for regular landing and take off activities. But the damage may cause problems if the air traffic increase, the airport authorities said.

Youth should be imparted education and skill training- Shashi Tharoor -

Youth of the country should be imparted education and skill training so that they could grab the opportunities the 21st century offered, Minister of State for Human Resource Development Shashi Tharoor Saturday said. The country had a youthful society that could be dynamic productive working age population at a time when the rest of the world is ageing, he said speaking on 'Global opportunities and modern education' at an event here. 'We need to educate the young in...

Shalu Menon has been remanded to custody untill Monday -

 Shalu Menon, one of the accused in the Solar scam, has been remanded to custody untill Monday by the First Class Judicial Magistrate court here on Saturday. The court will consider a police plea for Shalu's custody on Monday.  The prosecution has asked for custody of Shalu Menon and Biju Radhakrishnan for further questioning. Shalu has been remanded in the women's prison in Attakulangara, Thiruvananthapuram. Shalu, a dancer and television actress, was...

Boeing 777 crashed at San Francisco International Airport -

A Boeing 777 operated by Asiana Airlines crashed while landing Saturday at San Francisco International Airport. Flight 214 left Seoul's Incheon International Airport earlier Saturday and flew 10 hours and 23 minutes to California, according to FlightAware, a website that offers tracking services for private and commercial air traffic. Anthony Castorani, who witnessed the flight land from a nearby hotel, said he saw the plane touch the ground then noticed a larger plume of white smoke.

Social media has become important in India: Shashi Tharoor -

Kochi: Along with its other incarnations like print and broadcast, social media, too, has become influential in the country, Union Minister of State for Human Resources Development, Shashi Tharoor, said on Thursday. Nobody can now ignore social media given the influence it exerts in politics, business and society, Tharoor said at the launch here of 'Insight Media City (India) Private Ltd', billed as the country's first private media city. He said that although the present...

Complaint against solar scam tampered -

The complaint that led to the arrest of Tenny Joppan in the solar scam had been tampered, according to the clerk of Sony, the advocate of Sreedharan Nair, who had filed the complaint. The clerk, Radhakrishnan, said that the complaint filed by Sreesharan Nair was modified to refer to the CM in the case. It was done as per instructions from Sony, Radhakrishnan said. Sreesharan Nair, who had filed the complaint against the solar firm, was allegedly kept in the dark about the change. It is...

Saudi Arabia has extended the deadline for Nitaqat. -

The government of Saudi Arabia has extended the deadline for Nitaqat. The government said that the deadline has been extended to November 3. The development was announced by the Ministry of Employment hours before the older deadline was to have expired. It is believed  that in the past three months, 16 lakh people have either rectified their residence status or have left Saudi Arabia because of Nitaqat. This includes about one lakh Indians. The state is to enhance...

Umman Chandy releases master plan for Markaz Knowledge city -

A road connecting Wayanad directly to Karippur airport in Kozhikode would become a reality soon, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said Sunday. "In this century of knowledge, we should be able to utilise fully technical knowledge," Chandy said after releasing the master plan for 'Markaz Knowledge city' here. Markas knowledge city under the aegis of the Markazu Ssaquafathi Ssunniyya, a Muslim organisation, is an integrated township of global standards comprising...

CM should return the UN award or else the UN should take it back - V S Achuthanandan -

 V S Achuthanandan has called on Chief Minister Oommen Chandy to return the UN award he received recently. The opposition leader claimed that Oommen Chandy and his office had influenced the UN for the award and added that either the CM should return the award or else the UN should take it back. V S alleged that the CM's office had helped fraudsters and claimed that he had opposed moves to award the CM from the very onset. VS also alleged that the CM's office had spread...

CM's resignation inevitable: Pinarayi -

Thiruvananthapuram: CPI-M today said the resignation of Oommen Chandy has become 'inevitable' as more proofs were being revealed about the alleged links between his office and the main accused in the solar scam. With the arrest of Tenny Joppan, former personal aide of Chandy in connection with the solar scam, the involvement of the Chief Minister's office in the crime had come to light, CPI-M state unit Secretary Pinarayi Vijayan told reporters here. 'The continunance of Chandy...