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Achuthanandan writes to Kerala CM Vijayan on the removal of Susheela Bhatt

Jul 20, 2016

Achuthanandan writes to Kerala CM Vijayan on the removal of Susheela Bhatt

After being kept away from the prized post of CM and lying low since the new LDF government was formed two months ago, V.S. Achuthanandan on Wednesday indirectly targeted Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan by picking on a decision to remove a government counsel dealing with cases against land usurpers. #NewsTracker #LDF #V. S. Achuthanandan #CPI (M) #Pinarayi Vijayan #Susheela Bhatt #M.K. Damodaran
LDF's Sabarimala double-speak reveals complex mix of political, spiritual and social factors

Jul 14, 2016

LDF's Sabarimala double-speak reveals complex mix of political, spiritual and social factors

Sabarimala temple devotees are dismayed by the contradictory stand taken by the CPI-M and LDF government led by it over the contentious issue of allowing women entry #Kerala #Supreme Court #ConnectTheDots #LDF #Sabarimala #CPI (M) #Kodiyeri Balakrishnan #Lord Ayyappa #Shobha Surendran #MT Ramesh #NN Pearson
CM Pinarayi Vijayan defends legal adviser's appearance for lottery baronSantiago Martin

Jul 14, 2016

CM Pinarayi Vijayan defends legal adviser's appearance for lottery baronSantiago Martin

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday defended his honorary legal advisor M K Damodaran, who appeared for the controversial lottery baron Santiago Martin in a case in High Court. #Kerala #LDF #Ramesh Chennithala #Pinarayi Vijayan #Santiago Martin
Sabarimala shocker: LDF govt's volte-face about allowing women entry has Kerala stunned

Jul 13, 2016

Sabarimala shocker: LDF govt's volte-face about allowing women entry has Kerala stunned

Law Minister AK Balan said the state government had limitations in backing the demand even though it is against gender-based discrimination #Kerala #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #LDF #Kerala High Court #Sabarimala #CPI (M) #Pinarayi Vijayan #AK Balan #Travavancore Devaswom Board #Kerala Mahila Congress
Kollam temple fire: Kerala HC grants bail to 41 accused including fireworks contractor, workers

Jul 11, 2016

Kollam temple fire: Kerala HC grants bail to 41 accused including fireworks contractor, workers

The mishap had evoked a strong demand for a ban on such fireworks during festivals and other ceremonies. Though the high court initiated a move to discourage the practice of conducting fireworks displays in connection with festivals and public ceremonies by banning the use of high-decibel crackers, the political parties defended them saying they were part of the state’s tradition and culture. #Kerala #ConnectTheDots #LDF #Kerala High Court #Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act #Puttingal Devi temple #Kollam temple fire #Benoy Balakrishnan
Kerala and Islamic State: Cong and Left both love radical fundamentalists

Jul 11, 2016

Kerala and Islamic State: Cong and Left both love radical fundamentalists

Kerala, like Hyderabad, where an Islamic State module was recently busted, isn’t a foreign country where Muslims have stories of religious and economic oppression as an excuse to wield weapons against 'kafirs' — or those who don't have faith in the supremacy of Islam and teaching of Prophet. #India #Congress #Kerala #ConnectTheDots #UDF #LDF #Muslims #islamic-state #Zakir Naik #India Muslims #Muslim youth in India
Cash strapped Kerala government imposes 'fat tax' on pizzas and burgers

Jul 08, 2016

Cash strapped Kerala government imposes 'fat tax' on pizzas and burgers

Kerala's new LDF government in its first budget has introduced a 'fat tax' that will impose 14.5 percent tax on fattening food products sold in fast food chains. #France #Kerala #NewsTracker #LDF #Denmark #Fast food #Finland #Hungary #food tax
LDF says there is no money to run Kerala govt, but the Left is also guilty

Jul 02, 2016

LDF says there is no money to run Kerala govt, but the Left is also guilty

This has been the story from one government to another in Kerala. You get a bad economy from your predecessor, make it worse and then pass it on to your successor. #Kerala #ConnectTheDots #UDF #LDF #Oommen Chandy #Pinarayi Vijayan #Kerala economy #Thomas Isaac
CPI legislator V Sasi elected Deputy speaker of Kerala Assembly

Jun 29, 2016

CPI legislator V Sasi elected Deputy speaker of Kerala Assembly

Sasi, a two-time CPI legislator, secured 90 votes with the Congress-led opposition candidate I.C. Balakrishnan getting 45 votes. #BJP #NewsTracker #UDF #LDF #Kerala Assembly #NOTA #PC George #P Sreeramakrishnan #V Sasi #Deputy Speaker Kerala Assembly
Kerala Governor's suggestion on review of liquor policy may reflect change in govt position

Jun 25, 2016

Kerala Governor's suggestion on review of liquor policy may reflect change in govt position

Kerala Governor P Sathasivam’s address to the Legislative Assembly suggesting a review of the UDF's liquor policy is seen as a move to reopen the bars and retail outlets #Kerala #ConnectTheDots #UDF #LDF #Prohibition #Oommen Chandy #Thiruvananthapuram #P Sathasivam #Saritha Nair