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Cong takes potshots at Modi for Hyderabad speech


New Delhi: Congress on Monday sought to take the sting out of Narendra Modi's speech in Hyderabad on Sunday claiming he read out the text prepared by an American company.
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State not to raise pension age

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Thiruvananthapuram: Chief minister Oommen Chandy on Thursday said that the government will discuss the issue of raising the pension age of those joining the contributory pension scheme (CPS) from Apr

Chandy plays safe amid clash of interests in Congress

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Thiruvananthapuram: An internal tug of war is going on in the state Congress party, as some leaders with conflicting interests are seeking to grab powerful positions in the government and the party,

Last hurdle goes for SmartCity

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Thiruvananthapuram: The SmartCity project, coming up over 246 acres in Kochi, cleared the final hurdle before it, on Friday, by bagging single SEZ status for which its promoter, Dubai-based Tecom, wa

‘Pension scheme best for staff’

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Thiruvananthapuram: The government has no way other than going in for the contributory pension scheme for its staff, chief minister Oommen Chandy has asserted, and cited the benefits for the state as

Murali, Padmaja skip unveiling of statue


Thiruvananthapuram: Deceased Congress leader K. Karunakaran’s statue was unveiled by chief minister Oommen Chandy at the Town Hall here on Wednesday. The “leader” was a leader par excellence, the chi

Diesel price hike drives KSRTC to doom

Thiruvananthapuram: The present diesel price hike has driven the State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) into deeper trouble as it would result in an extra expense of Rs 11.50 per litre for the publ

CM backs GCDA efforts for metropolitan authority

The efforts of the Greater Cochin Development Authority to constitute a metropolitan development authority got a push with the CM and Urban Affairs Minister holding a meeting with the Authority’s repr

Oomen Chandy calls for investments in Kerala


Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Friday stressed on the need to increase investment in infrastructure projects in the state and change the perception that the southern state was investment repel

Oommen Chandy bats for Kochi Tuskers

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Kerala Chief minister Oommen Chandy on Thursday strongly backed Rendezvous Sports bid to revive its T20 team which was thrown out of the Indian Premier League (IPL) last September after it defaulted o

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