India News | Written by Sneha Mary Koshy | Tuesday March 10, 2015
Beef cooked in the open and Hindus and Muslims sitting together for a meal - this was how a section of people in Kerala protested today against the recent ban on the meat in Maharashtra.
Kerala News | Written by Sneha Mary Koshy | Sunday February 15, 2015
Charred walls and broken windows, this is the home 39-year-old Sulekha Mustafa has returned to three weeks after it was set on fire, forcing her to flee with her three children. Her's is one of 40 Muslim homes in Nadapuram in Kozhikode, that was targeted allegedly by CPI (M) loyalists. The attacks had reportedly been in retaliation to the murder of...
South | Press Trust of India | Wednesday May 21, 2014
The Indian Union Muslim League (IUML), a long-time partner of the Congress in Kerala and at the Centre, blamed Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday for the grand old party's debacle in Lok Sabha polls.
Elections News | Sneha Mary Koshy | Saturday April 5, 2014
52-year-old P K Zainaba is doing what no woman has ever done in Malappuram. She is contesting the national election on a CPM ticket in this Kerala town where the rate of women's participation in the workforce is a mere 7.63 per cent despite an astounding female literacy rate of 90 per cent.
Elections News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday April 2, 2014
Ponnani Lok Sabha constituency in North Kerala, regarded as an impenetrable citadel of Indian Union Muslim League, a key partner of ruling Congress-led UDF, is all set to witness another round of electoral battle without much threat to IUML.
South | Press Trust of India | Wednesday October 16, 2013
Muslims in Kerala celebrated Eid-ul-Azha, the festival of sacrifice, with hundreds of faithful thronging mosques and specially arranged Idgahs for the morning prayers in towns and villages across the state.
South | Press Trust of India | Monday September 30, 2013
The now-on now-off talk of making Kerala Congress president Ramesh Chennithala a minister in the United Democratic Front (UDF) government has once again gained currency with key allies today putting this across as an option during their meeting with Congress President Sonia Gandhi.
South | Press Trust of India | Saturday September 28, 2013
Allies of the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) are reportedly all set to express their unhappiness to Congress President Sonia Gandhi when she arrives in Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday for a two-day visit.
South | Indo-Asian News Service | Saturday September 28, 2013
It's been a free-for-all this week with every leading political party in Kerala declaring in one voice that the marriageable age of Muslim girls should not be reduced from the present 18 years.
South | Press Trust of India | Monday September 23, 2013
The Communist Party of India (Marxist) today alleged that the Indian Union Muslim League is behind the move by some Muslim religious outfits in Kerala to take legal recourse to get marriageable age of girls in the community lowered from 18.
South | Press Trust of India | Friday August 2, 2013
In a setback to Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, Congress President Sonia Gandhi today rejected his proposal to induct a reluctant PCC chief Ramesh Chennithala into his government which is under attack over the solar panel scam.
South | Press Trust of India | Sunday July 28, 2013
Congress high command will take a decision tomorrow on the issue of Kerala party chief Ramesh Chennithala's entry into the state cabinet at a time when the Oommen Chandy government is facing opposition flak over the solar panel scam.
South | Indo-Asian News Service | Monday August 27, 2012
Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Kannur district secretary P Jayarajan was on Monday granted bail by the Kerala High Court in the murder of Indian Union Muslim League worker Abdul Shukoor in February. Granting conditional bail, the court asked Jayarajan to furnish a security of Rs 25,000, two sureties and directed him not to try to influenc...
South | Indo-Asian News Service | Monday August 13, 2012
The Communist Party of India - Marxist (CPI-M) suffered a double blow at the hands of the Kerala High Court on Monday as the latter dismissed bail pleas of party legislator TV Rajesh and jailed Kannur district party secretary P Jayarajan, in the murder of Indian Union Muslim League worker Abdul Shukoor.
South | Indo-Asian News Service | Thursday August 2, 2012
A CPI-M worker was killed during a scuffle with suspected Muslim League workers on Thursday as Kerala observed a shutdown on a call of the Marxist party to protest the arrest of its leader in a murder case.
South | Indo-Asian News Service | Wednesday August 1, 2012
Veteran Kerala Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader P Jayarajan was on Wednesday arrested and jailed in connection with the murder of Indian Union Muslim League worker Abdul Shukoor in February this year.
South | Press Trust of India | Sunday July 1, 2012
Panakkad Hyderali Shihab Thangal was today unanimously elected as the Kerala state president of Indian Union Muslim League (IUML), the second largest constituent of the ruling United Democratic Front.
South | Indo-Asian News Service | Wednesday June 13, 2012
The Kerala assembly was disrupted again on Wednesday as opposition Left legislators harped on their demand that Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) legislator PK Basheer be arrested after he was named in a twin murder case.
South | Indo-Asian News Service | Thursday May 3, 2012
The Kerala High Court has dismissed a petition of the Leader of Opposition VS Achuthanandan seeking a copy of the investigation report in the Kozhikode ice-cream parlour sex case allegedly involving state minister and Indian Union Muslim League leader PK Kunhalikutty.
South | Press Trust of India | Sunday April 22, 2012
With rumblings in Kerala's ruling Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) over awarding a fifth ministerial berth to the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) refusing to die down,it was the turn of the League to take a dig at sections in Congress opposed to raising the partner's strength in the cabinet.
Thiruvananthapuram News | Indo-Asian News Service | Sunday April 15, 2012
Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and state Congress chief Ramesh Chennithala left for Delhi Sunday to take up with the party high command the gifting of a fifth ministerial berth to Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) which has set sparks flying in the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF).
South | Press Trust of India | Sunday April 15, 2012
By conceding to the demand of Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) for a fifth ministerial berth in the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) government, both Congress and Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy have been landed in a tight spot with several of its leaders coming out against the decision.
South | Press Trust of India | Friday April 13, 2012
The Kerala High Court upheld the election of PTA Rahim, the Left Democratic Front supported independent candidate who won from Kunnamangalam assembly constituency in Kozhikode. Dismissing the petition by UC Raman of the Indian Union Muslim League that Rahim was holding an office of profit on the eve of filing of nominations in the assembly election...
South | Sovi Vidyadharan | Thursday April 12, 2012
In what is seen as a bid to keep the communal and caste equations in his cabinet intact, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has given up the powerful Home Affairs portfolio. Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan, who held the Revenue portfolio, will be the new Home Minister. "I have given up the Home portfolio to devote more time for my other duties." Chan...