Kerala Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan will not contest the upcoming assembly polls and his number two Home Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan will lead the election campaign of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), the party decided here Wednesday. The decision to drop the 87-year-old leader from the list of candidates for the April 13 elections was [...] Continue reading Kerala chief minister out of poll fray
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The Supreme Court Thursday reduced former Kerala power official Ramabhadran Nair’s jail sentence to that already undergone during trial in the corruption case related to the Idamalayar dam. An apex court bench of Justice P. Sathasivam and Justice B.S. Chauhan maintained the conviction of Nair, a former chairman of the Kerala State Electricity Board who [...] Continue reading Supreme Court reduces former Kerala official’s sentence
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday dedicated to the nation the International Container Transshipment Terminal (ICTT) in Kerala. It’s the largest single-operator container terminal in the country. Manmohan Singh, launching the Rs.3,250 crore first phase of the project in Vallarpadam off the Kochi coast, said it is a symbol of the government’s commitment to Kerala’s development. [...] Continue reading PM inaugurates mega transhipment terminal in Kerala
The Supreme Court Thursday sentenced former Congress minister from Kerala R. Balakrishna Pillai and two others to one-year imprisonment for abusing their position in the award of contract for the Edamalayar hydroelectric power project. They were sentenced under the Prevention of Corruption Act. An apex court bench of Justices P. Sathasivam and B.S. Chauhan reversed [...] Continue reading Apex court gives one-year jail to former Kerala minister
The Ambassador car, India’s traditional official vehicle, remains favoured by only four Kerala ministers, including Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan — though less than four years ago, the full 19-member cabinet publicy flaunted their red-beaconed white Ambassadors.
In May 2006 when the cabinet took office, TV channels showed 19 gleaming Ambassador cars lined up near the basketball [...] Continue reading Only four Kerala ministers use Ambassador cars