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NIA questions Kerala minister KT Jaleel in gold smuggling case; Congress, BJP demand CM Pinarayi's resignation
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NIA questions Kerala minister KT Jaleel in gold smuggling case; Congress, BJP demand CM Pinarayi's resignation

Responding to the Opposition, Kerala law minister AK Balan said Jaleel had not been arraigned as an accused, and that NIA's interrogation was to "seek information" as per protocol

Kerala's CPM to send 2 lakh emails to Modi opposing privatisation of Thiruvananthapuram airport
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Kerala's CPM to send 2 lakh emails to Modi opposing privatisation of Thiruvananthapuram airport

The move was announced a day after Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan demanded withdrawal of the Union cabinet decision to lease out Thiruvananthapuram airport to the Adani group

Kerala govt depicts Mahatma Gandhi's assassination on cover of its Budget; state FM Thomas Issac calls it 'political statement'
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Kerala govt depicts Mahatma Gandhi's assassination on cover of its Budget; state FM Thomas Issac calls it 'political statement'

Referring to the stringent opposition raised by the Left government in Kerala against the CAA and NRC, the finance minister lavished praise on the joint protests led by the ruling LDF and opposition UDF against the central act.

Sabarimala temple closes following the conclusion of the two-month-long Mandalam-Makaravilakku pilgrimage season
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Sabarimala temple closes following the conclusion of the two-month-long Mandalam-Makaravilakku pilgrimage season

The Sabarimala temple had witnessed unprecedented protests by right wing outfits and BJP workers in 2019 after the CPM-led LDF government decided to implement the 28 September, 2018, Supreme Court order lifting the traditional ban on women and girls in menstrual age from offering prayers.

No state can deny implementation of CAA, doing so would be unconstitutional, says Congress leader Kapil Sibal
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No state can deny implementation of CAA, doing so would be unconstitutional, says Congress leader Kapil Sibal

There is no way a state can deny the implementation of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) when it is already passed by the Parliament, said Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Saturday

After Kerala, Punjab becomes second state to pass resolution against Citizenship Amendment Act in state Assembly; says CAA is opposed to fair democracy
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After Kerala, Punjab becomes second state to pass resolution against Citizenship Amendment Act in state Assembly; says CAA is opposed to fair democracy

The resolution passed by the Punjab government further said that the CAA is aimed at distinguishing between illegal migrants on the basis of religion, which is not permissible under the Constitution that guarantees the right to equality and equal protection of the laws to all persons.

CPM slams Centre for transferring case of Kerala youths arrested for Maoist links to NIA; 'crocodile tears,' says Opposition
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CPM slams Centre for transferring case of Kerala youths arrested for Maoist links to NIA; 'crocodile tears,' says Opposition

The ruling CPI(M) has hit out at the Centre for transferring to the NIA the case relating to the arrest of two Kerala youths under the UAPA for their alleged maoist links, prompting the opposition to slam the LDF government, saying it was shedding 'crocodile tears'

Kerala transport corporation employees go on strike demanding timely payment of salaries, pending DA; LDF union, BMS abstain
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Kerala transport corporation employees go on strike demanding timely payment of salaries, pending DA; LDF union, BMS abstain

The Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) invoked dies non, a day on which no legal business can be done, for employees on Monday after beginning a 24-hour strike at midnight, according to reports

Kerala's LDF clinches rare win in Pala bypoll; Congress, BJP vote share decreases, but experts warn against drawing conclusions
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Kerala's LDF clinches rare win in Pala bypoll; Congress, BJP vote share decreases, but experts warn against drawing conclusions

Despite a fall in BJP vote share in the Pala bypoll, which was won by NCP and LDF candidate Mani C Kappen, political analysts are not ready to dismiss the saffron party as a force in the state

Pala Election Results 2019: LDF candidate Mani C Kappan wins Assembly bypoll by margin of 2,943 votes
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Pala Election Results 2019: LDF candidate Mani C Kappan wins Assembly bypoll by margin of 2,943 votes

LDF's Kappan received 54,137 votes while his nearest rival Jose Tom of UDF got 51,194 votes. NDA candidate N Hari received only 1,804 votes.

Kerala custodial death row: Crime Branch arrests two police officials after autopsy report of Idukki financier confirms torture
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Kerala custodial death row: Crime Branch arrests two police officials after autopsy report of Idukki financier confirms torture

Four Kerala police personnel — including the sub-inspector, assistant sub-inspector and two drivers of Nedumkandam Police Station – were suspended and eight others transferred in connection with the incident.

Kerala govt directs Lalithakala Akademi to review award for cartoon on rape-accused bishop; move may be aimed at placating Church
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Kerala govt directs Lalithakala Akademi to review award for cartoon on rape-accused bishop; move may be aimed at placating Church

The Kerala government directed the state-run Lalithakala Academy to review its decision to select a cartoon depicting rape-accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal as a rooster.

Noisy scenes in Kerala Assembly over farmer suicides; Congress-led UDF stages walkout over demand for loan waiver
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Noisy scenes in Kerala Assembly over farmer suicides; Congress-led UDF stages walkout over demand for loan waiver

The Congress-led UDF opposition Monday raised the issue of farmer suicides and urged the CPM-led LDF government to waive agriculture loans.

Rahul Gandhi to pay two-day visit to Wayanad from 7 June to thank voters of his constituency
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Rahul Gandhi to pay two-day visit to Wayanad from 7 June to thank voters of his constituency

Rahul Gandhi had on 24 May expressed gratitude to the people of Wayanad for choosing him as their representative in the Lok Sabha.

LDF's debacle in Kerala Lok Sabha polls: NDA's entry as third front has changed electoral landscape in state
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LDF's debacle in Kerala Lok Sabha polls: NDA's entry as third front has changed electoral landscape in state

Vijayan’s calculation was based on the past trend showing the benefit of BJP gain to the Left Democratic Front (LDF) led by his party.

Kerala exit poll projections: Sabarimala did little to consolidate Hindu votes for BJP, say analysts
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Kerala exit poll projections: Sabarimala did little to consolidate Hindu votes for BJP, say analysts

Analysts say BJP hasn't got any benefit in Kerala from the Sabarimala row, including in Pathanamthitta — the hotspot of Sabarimala protests — where exit polls predict a sizeable gap between BJP candidate K Surendran and Congress candidate Anto Antony

CPM-backed Kerala Police Association under scanner as scam of distribution of postal ballots to cops emerges
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CPM-backed Kerala Police Association under scanner as scam of distribution of postal ballots to cops emerges

Much before the Lok Sabha election, the Opposition parties in Kerala had expressed fear of widespread attempt by LDF to rig the election.

Lok Sabha Election 2019: Pinarayi Vijayan loses cool at journalists when asked about Kerala's high voter turnout
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Lok Sabha Election 2019: Pinarayi Vijayan loses cool at journalists when asked about Kerala's high voter turnout

Kerala witnessed a heavy polling of 77.68 percent, the highest in 30 years, in the 20 Lok Sabha constituencies in the state, where the ruling LDF and the opposition UDF put up a fierce fight to garner maximum seats

South states Lok Sabha Election 2019 voting Updates: 64.06% turnout in Karnataka at 7 pm, polling percentage 70.21% in Kerala
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South states Lok Sabha Election 2019 voting Updates: 64.06% turnout in Karnataka at 7 pm, polling percentage 70.21% in Kerala

South states Lok Sabha Election 2019 voting Updates:As of 4 pm, 55.55 percent polling has been reported in Kerala and 50.03 percent turnout was recorded in Karnataka.

Ahead of Phase 3 of Lok Sabha election, Kerala gears up for crucial three-way battle between LDF, Congress and BJP
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Ahead of Phase 3 of Lok Sabha election, Kerala gears up for crucial three-way battle between LDF, Congress and BJP

The Sabarimala women's entry issue and Congress president Rahul Gandhi's candidature in Wayanad have altered Kerala's political landscape