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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...

റെവ ആല്‍ ഷാര്‍പ്പ് നടത്തിയ പ്രകടനത്തില്‍ പ്രമുഖ മലയാളി നേതാക്കള്‍ പങ്കെടുത്തു -

ശനിയാഴ്ച ഡെമോക്രാറ്റിക്കിന്റെ ദേശീയ നേതാവായ റെവ ആല്‍ ഷാര്‍പ്പ് നീതി നിഷേധിക്കപ്പെട്ടവര്‍ക്ക് വേണ്ടി രാജ്യ വ്യാപകമായി നയിച്ച നടത്തിയ പ്രതിഷേധ പ്രകടനത്തില്‍ പ്രമുഖ മലയാളി...

ഷാര്‍പ്പ് നയിക്കുന്ന പ്രതിഷേധ പ്രകടനത്തില്‍ പ്രമുഖ മലയാളി നേതാക്കളും -

ശനിയാഴ്ച ഡെമോക്രാറ്റിക്കിന്റെ ദേശീയ നേതാവായ റെവ ആല്‍ ഷാര്‍പ്പ് നയിക്കുന്ന പ്രതിഷേധ പ്രകടനത്തില്‍ പ്രമുഖ മലയാളി നേതാക്കളും പങ്കെടുക്കുന്നു. നീതി നിഷേധിക്കപ്പെട്ട് കഴിയുന്ന...

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...

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...