Kerala

Editors Guild of India condemns attack on Kerala journalists

New Delhi, Apr 9: The Editors Guild of India has condemned the attack on journalists of ''Manorama News'' at an election rally in Puthanathani in Kerala''s Mallappuram District of Kerala on April 7.

The journalists S. Mahesh and V J Moncy who had gone to the rally for regular coverage had a rude shock when a speaker announced that a news channel had flashed the news that the CPM supported candidate was not allowed to join the Chief Minister on the stage.

The journalists were surrounded by members of the CPM. Even when the journalists said their channel had not given any such flash news, the journalists were beaten up.

The reporter Mahesh was forcibly taken to the stage and was held hostage by menacing workers.

Sonia condemns CPI (M), BJP for hitting out at PM

Sonia condemns CPI (M), BJP for hitting out at PMVatakara (Kerala), Apr 8 : Congress President Sonia Gandhi, who is on a day-long visit to Kerala, on Wednesday condemned the Left and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for using "bad and negative language" against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Addressing an election rally in Vatakara in North Kerala, Gandhi said it was a "shame" that the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) and the BJP had joined hands in insulting the Prime Minister.

Gulf expats come back to Kerala to join poll campaign

Gulf expats come back to Kerala to join poll campaignMalappuram (Kerala), Apr 7 : Thousands of Gulf expatriates are coming back home to Kerala to participate in the upcoming elections.

In the hope of bringing a solution to the problems related to expatriates, these NRIs are taking the risk of being on a leave without salaries in the midst of global economic recession.

The rush from abroad, especially from the Gulf countries, started three weeks back. It is expected that the number of expats coming back to India would cross one lakh by the last days of elections.

SIT to probe terror links in Kerala

SIT to probe terror links in KeralaKozhikode (Kerala), Apr 7 : The Communist Party of India- Marxist (CPM)-led Left Democratic Front (LDF) Kerala Government on Tuesday said that it has set up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe people having links with terrorists in the State.

Kerala Home Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said the State Government has received a list of suspected people from the Centre, who have links with terrorists.

Antony rules out Central govt. role in CBI giving clean chit to Jagdish Tytler

Antony rules out Central govt. role in CBI giving clean chit to Jagdish TytlerThiruvananthapuram, Apr 3 : Senior Congress leader and Union Minister A. K. Antony on Friday ruled out the Central Government's role in the Central Bureau of Investigation's (CBI) decision to close the probe against his party leader Jagdish Tytler in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.

"It is not the Central Government's decision. The report was given by the CBI," Antony told reporters at a meet-the-press programme here.

Antony confident of Congress victory in elections

Antony confident of Congress victory in electionsTrivandrum (Kerala), Apr 3 : Senior Congress leader and Union Minister A. K. Antony on Friday expressed confidence about a Congress victory in the general elections.

Antony, who is on a statewide tour for the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA), claimed that his party would emerge as single largest party after the elections.

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