Rajya Sabha elections on April 30

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By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The elections to three Rajya Sabha seats — which are set to fall vacant in the state on April 21 — will be held on April 30, informed the Election Commission. A communication in this regard was given to chief electoral officer and assembly secretary by Read More

Speaker Sreeramakrishnan in ICU after doctors confirm pneumonia

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By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Speaker P Sreeramakrishnan who turned Covid positive was shifted to ICU after doctors confirmed bronchopneumonia for him. However, his condition is stable and he will be shifted from the ICU on Wednesday based on the progress in the health condition, said hospital sources.  Meanwhile, his lawyer Read More

The curious trajectory of KT Jaleel’s political rise

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Express News Service KOZHIKODE: Starting out as a student-member of  a radical Islamic organisation, and then drifting towards a mainstream rightist party before shifting to Left politics representing its vibrant Muslim face, KT Jaleel’s political trajectory is curious.The Valanchery native did his pre-degree from Islahiya College run by Jamaat-e-Islami (JEI) Read More

Bogus voter issue caused by clerical errors: CEC

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Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Clerical errors that occurred during voters’ list renewal led to multiple entries of voters in the electoral roll for the recently held Kerala assembly elections, according to the outgoing Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora, whose term at the helm ended on Monday, spoke on a range of Read More

New Covid curbs come as dampener to businesses

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Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With the state government imposing more restrictions in the wake of rising Covid-19 cases, it has cast a dark spell on festive occasion of Vishu and further pushed the businesses which were recovering into serious jeopardy. Even as the businesses and markets were reeling under the Covid-19 Read More

Mullappally reiterates foul play in Vattiyoorkavu

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By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Congress state president Mullappally Ramachandran has reiterated that foul play happened in the election campaigning in Vattiyoorkavu constituency. Veena S Nair, the UDF candidate, deposed before the party subcommittee led by general secretary Johnson Abraham and secretaries L K Sreedevi and Satheesh Kochuparambil at Indira Bhavan Read More

CPM disowns, minister KT Jaleel quits. Oppn turns to Pinarayi

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Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: After prolonged uncertainty and sustained pressure from within the CPM and other quarters, Higher Education and Minorities Welfare Minister KT Jaleel resigned on Tuesday in the wake of Lok Ayukta finding him guilty of nepotism. After CPM politburo member Kodiyeri Balakrishnan conveyed the party’s decision during a Read More

Not practical to let transwoman join the corps, NCC tells HC

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By Express News Service KOCHI: National Cadet Corps (NCC) on Tuesday approached the Kerala High Court challenging a single-judge order allowing Hina Haneefa, a transwoman and a degree student of Thiruvananthapuram University College, to join the corps.The NCC said the single judge failed to consider the extraordinary and peculiar practical issues.  Read More