Kerala

Tharoor says development will be a key agenda in his constituency

Tharoor says development will be a key agenda in his constituencyThiruvanthapuram, Mar. 20 : Former UN Under Secretary General Shashi Tharoor and Congress party candidate from Thiruvanthapuram in the forthcoming Lok Sabha election has said that his priority will be the development of his constituency.

CPI, CPM split in Kerala

CPI, CPM split in KeralaThiruvananthapuram, Mar 13 : The Communist Party of India (CPI) on Friday announced that it was splitting from the Communist Party of India- Marxist (CPM) in Kerala.

The decision was taken by the CPI, after talks over who would contest the Ponnani seat failed. The party will now contest all 20 constituencies in the state during the general elections.

A CPI statement stated that the onus of the split in the state lies completely with the CPM.

Meanwhile, the CPM has called for an emergency meeting in New Delhi to discuss the situation.

CPI, JD-S reject CPI-M demand for Ponnani and Kozhikode seats

CPI, JD-S reject CPI-M demand for Ponnani and Kozhikode seatsThiruvananthapuram, Mar 12 : The Communist Party of India (CPI) and Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) have rejected the Communist Party of India (Marxist) demand for the Ponnani and Kozhikode seats in Orissa.

The Left Democratic Front (LDF) liaison committee meeting here today failed to make any headway in the seat sharing talks.

While the CPI has expressed its interest to contest from Ponnani seat, the CPI-M wants to field a common Independent candidate to win Muslim votes in the India Union Muslim League (IUML) stronghold.

Annual tuskers'' race draws huge crowds

Annual tuskers'' race draws huge crowdsGuruvayur (Kerala), Mar 9 : Thousands of people thronged Kerala''s Guruvayur Temple to watch the annual jumbo race.

Some 34 elephants lined up for the event from which ten were selected for the race which heralds the beginning of a ten-day festival in the temple dedicated to Lord Krishna.

The race began from a revered banyan tree and culminated with a 33-year-old tusker named Gopi Kannan, named after the temple deity winning the race.

Gopi Kannan raced past four other tuskers to enter the temple premises and went straight in to the sanctum sanctorum.

Jet Airways offers special fares to all women travellers on Women’s Day

Jet Airways offers special fares to all women travellers on Women’s DayKochi, Mar 8: As part of its `Celebrating Womanhood' initiative, Jet Airways, in association with Citibank, and other key partners is offering lady travellers a host of special offers and privileges.

The special initiative includes an in-flight film festival on board, featuring a selection of acclaimed, women-centric Indian and international movies, as well as short features, on select Jet Airways domestic services.

CPM MP expelled for praising Modi

narendra modiKannur, Mar 7 : The Communist Party of India- Marxist (CPM) on Saturday expelled its MP from Kannur, A. P. Abullakutty, for praising Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's development model.

He was charged with repeated breach of discipline by `joining class enemies'.

CPM has said in a statement that the Kannur MP had embarrassed the party by stating the efforts of Modi to bring development to his state were worthy of emulation.

Abullakutty was suspended from the party for one year on January 17.

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