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Tenny Joppen remanded to judicial custody -

Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Oommen Chandy's former personal assistant Tenny Joppan was today remanded to judicial custody in connection with the 'solar panel' scam, rocking the state for the last two weeks. Joppan, arrested yesterday after hours of grilling by a special police team probing the case, was produced before the First Class Judicial Magistrate, Pathanamittta, and sent to the district jail for 14 days after all legal formalities. A long time personal aide of...

Kodiyeri demands judicial probe -

Kozhikode: CPI(M) Politbureau member and Deputy leader of opposition in the Kerala assembly, Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, today demanded a judicial probe into the solar panel scam. Balakrishnan alleged that attempts were being made to scuttle the case. If economic offences over Rs 30 lakh have taken place then it should have been informed to the Central Enforcement, but it was not done, he alleged. Demanding Chandy's resignation, he said Chandy should present himself before the...

Congress and IUML has equal responsibility to maintain their relationwhip -

Malappuram: Indian Union Muslim League today said that both Congress and IUML has equal responsibility to maintain their relationwhip in the United Democratic Front. Speaking to reporters after IUML party leadership meeting here, party General Secretary E T Muhammed Basheer said the relationship between Congress and IUML was several years old. The relation between league and Congress was for all, he said, adding 'Congress can take their decision and IUML their decision' on whether that...

Modi to head BJP campaign -

Panaji : After much speculation, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi was Sunday named chairman of the BJP campaign committee for the Lok Sabha election scheduled for 2014. Bharatiya Janata Party president Rajnath Singh made the terse announcement at the end of the party's two-day national executive committee here. He told the media that he had decided to make Modi chairman of the campaign committee with a view to take the party to victory in the coming Lok Sabha battle. 'Whatever...

Wife bats for Jose Thettayil -

Kochi: The wife of beleaguered former Kerala minister Jose Thettayil Monday came out in support of her husband, stating that he was not involved in the alleged sexual exploitation of a woman. A 30-year-old woman recently alleged that the former minister and his son Adarsh repeatedly sexually exploited her last year and the visuals of the alleged acts were telecast by TV channels here. Thettayil's wife Daisy held a brief press conference and said that her husband was innocent. 'We...