Achuthanandan, Kerala's 90-year-old firebrand
Mar 27, 2014
Infighting continues in CPM
Feb 11, 2012
South | Indo-Asian News Service | Wednesday June 25, 2014
Under attack from opposition parties in the assembly over outbreak of a fever in the state, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Wednesday said unlike previous years, the disease is under control this time.
South | Press Trust of India | Tuesday June 24, 2014
As an offshoot of the rift among a section of Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers in Kerala, opposition Communist Party of India-Marxist CPI(M) leader V S Achuthananandan today raised allegations of suppression of assets by Chief Secretary E...
South | Press Trust of India | Saturday April 19, 2014
Seizing on the report of amicus curiae pointing to "mismanagement" of the famous Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple, CPM leader V S Achuthanandan today said it only vindicated his stand that attempts were made to take away its riches to which UDF government...
Election 2014 | Written by Sneha Mary Koshy | Tuesday March 25, 2014
Veteran CPI(M) leader VS Achuthanandan today hit out at the BJP for focusing its entire campaign on its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, who he dubbed as a "slaughterer".
Cheat Sheet | Reported by Sneha Mary Koshy, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Friday March 21, 2014
Union minister Shashi Tharoor has hit back at rivals who have raked up his wife Sunanda's death to target him while campaigning for next month's election. Kerala's opposition leader V S Achuthanandan had alleged a cover-up in the probe into her dea...
South | Sneha Mary Koshy | Thursday February 20, 2014
Former Kerala Chief Minister and CPM leader VS Achuthanandan today rebuffed Aam Aadmi Party founder Arvind Kejriwal's attempt to lure him to his party fold.
South | Indo-Asian News Service | Sunday January 19, 2014
Veteran CPI-M leader V.S. Achuthanandan who has often taken on his state unit has done it again and written to the party general secretary to probe the sale of land and building of its organ here to a controversial businessman.
South | Indo-Asian News Service | Wednesday November 27, 2013
Inaugurating the three-day meeting of the Kerala unit of the Communist Party of India-Marxist in Palakkad today, party general secretary Prakash Karat said the plenum would serve as an occasion for introspection.
South | Press Trust of India | Wednesday November 20, 2013
He alleged that Mr Chandy had violated the oath of office by concealing this 'serious' aspect of the case and failing to take action against his colleagues.
South | Press Trust of India | Saturday October 26, 2013
CPM veteran and Opposition Leader in the Kerala Assembly VS Achuthanandan today said LDF would launch a mass agitation and take legal steps to expose the 'influential power behind' fraudulent land deals worth Rs 250 crore carried out by Salim Raj, fo...
South | Press Trust of India | Sunday October 20, 2013
Kerala's iconic Marxist and former Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan turned 90 today.
South | Press Trust of India | Saturday October 12, 2013
Marxist veteran and CPI-M leader VS Achuthanandan today found fault with the Kerala High Court order which had held that there was no material to show that Chief Minister Oommen Chandy had vouched for the credentials of the solar energy company, whos...
South | Indo-Asian News Service | Saturday September 28, 2013
Opposition leader in the Kerala assembly VS Achuthanandan today wrote to state Chief Secretary EK Bharat Bhushan asking him to keep an eye on expenses incurred on the two-day visit of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi.
South | Indo-Asian News Service | Thursday September 26, 2013
To sort out the factional feud that has dogged the party unit in Kerala, a CPM politburo panel, led by party general secretary Prakash Karat, will arrive in the state on Friday, a party official said.
South | Press Trust of India | Saturday August 10, 2013
Hitting out at the LDF for its plan to lay an indefinite siege of the state secretariat over solar panel scam, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy today charged the opposition with resorting to undemocratic means to topple an elected government.
South | Press Trust of India | Tuesday July 2, 2013
Mr Achuthanandan said in a statement last night that the UN award for the Chief Minister's mass contact programme was secured through self-nomination in violation of the relevant norms.
South | Press Trust of India | Monday May 6, 2013
CPI(M) veteran and Kerala's Leader of Opposition VS Achuthanandan today termed the dismissal of anti-nuclear campaigners' plea against commissioning of Kudankulam nuclear plant as "unfortunate".
South | Indo-Asian News Service | Wednesday April 24, 2013
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, who arrives in the state today, seems quite the persona non grata in Kerala with sections of both the ruling Congress-led front and the opposition Left refusing to share the stage with him.
South | Reported by Sneha Mary Koshy (with PTI inputs) | Tuesday April 23, 2013
An eight-year-old from Kerala who was raped in neighbouring Tamil Nadu is in stable condition but is in trauma and needs counselling, said doctors attending to her at a hospital in Coimbatore.
South | Indo-Asian News Service | Monday April 22, 2013
Contending serious defects are now surfacing at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP), CPI-M leader V.S. Achuthanandan on Sunday demanded that a it should be commissioned only after a probe to find out lapses in safety measures.