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Days before result, VS son turns to God

Religion is the opium of the masses. But chief minister VS Achuthanandan’s son VA Arun Kumar does not share Karl Marx’s disdain. Ramesh Babu reports.

Deadlock over seats in Kerala

The contentious ministerial berth-sharing talks in Congress-led United Democratic Front, which got...

Hard-fought Kerala battle goes UDF way

Kerala once again kept its tradition of voting out the incumbent government. But, it wasn't a...

Days before result, VS son turns to God

Religion is the opium of the masses. But chief minister VS Achuthanandan’s son VA Arun Kumar does...

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Parties may field more youngsters

Of the 140 MLAs in the current assembly in Kerala, about 70% are in the 50-70 age group. However, more than 50% of the state’s electorate are well below 40.

Bosses blink, VS back in CPM list

In a repeat of 2006, bowing to intense pressure from the party rank and file, the CPI(M) on Friday reversed its decision to deny an assembly seat to outgoing Kerala chief minister VS Achuthanandan. Ramesh Babu reports.

Hibi Eden fights it out with veteran Sebastian Paul

The youngest contestant of the April 13 Assembly polls in prestigious Ernakulam constituency, NSU President Hibi Eden of Congress-led UDF, will cross swords with veteran Sebastian Paul of CPI(M)-led LDF.

Manmohan, Sonia to campaign in Kerala next week

With electioneering for the April 13 Assembly polls moving to top gear, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi and several other leaders are slated to visit Kerala next week to seek votes for the party-led UDF.

Cong high-command, MLAs to decide who will be Kerala CM: Mistry

AICC General Secretary in-charge of Kerala Madhusoodan Mistry on Sunday said the question who would be chief minister of the state if Congress-led UDF was voted to power would be decided by MLA's and party high-command after the April 13 assembly polls.

Women tune in to Tharoor

The local candidate for the United Democratic Front, AT George, greets 'star' campaigner Shashi Tharoor. Lalita Panicker and Ramesh Babu report.

Sushma rejects Cong charge about BJP-CPI(M) secret pact

Senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj today refuted the Congress  charge as 'baseless' her party had not fielded a candidate against Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan in the April 13 assembly elections as part of a secret pact with the ruling CPI-M.

An old fight still continues: Gowri amma vs Achuthanandan

The old fight between the United Democratic Front and the Left Democratic Front has become the fight between the old. Lalita Panicker reports.

Lewd remark lands Achuthanandan in trouble

Outgoing Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan, 87, is in the eye of a storm after he made a lewd remark against political rival from Malampuzha constituency, Lathika Subhash (45) of Congress.

Time to shed outdated Left ideology, says Sonia

On a whistle-stop state tour, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday made a scathing attack on the left saying time has come to shed the outdated ideology.

Very Strong at 87

“You are the hero,” the crowd cheered as Kerala chief minister VS Achuthandan, 87, was helped on to the dais for a meeting 100 km north of Thirvunanthapuram last week. Varghese K George writes.

Remark on woman rival: CM offers explanation

Looks like chief minister VS Achuthanandan, 87, is trying to make amends after his remark on Tuesday about political rival from Malampuzha constituency Lathika Subhash, 45, of Congress stirred up a controversy. Ramesh Babu reports.

The men who may wear the coveted crown

Pradesh Congress Committee chief Ramesh Chennithala is vocal, and has a sense of humour to boot. Having arrived in this bustling town after whirlwind pit stops, the man who might be king in Kerala appears to have no doubts about the United Democratic Front (UDF) victory. Lalita Panicker reports.

IUML in a league of its own in Kerala

The symbol of the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) is appropriately a ladder. It has used its clout in the Muslim heartland of Kerala, the fabled Malabar region, to steadily climb into a powerful position. Lalita Panicker reports.

Has Oomen Chandy's time finally arrived?

The United Democratic Front's chief ministerial candidate, Oommen Chandy (68), and union defence minister AK Antony (70) are friends and colleagues twice over. Ramesh Babu reports.
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