LDF: News

29 Jan 2023


Call me Hindu, it's not religious: Kerala Governor Arif Khan

Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan on Saturday said the term "Hindu" should be used to refer to anyone born in India and living in the country, adding it is not a religious term.

08 Nov 2022


Governors v/s state governments: Tussle brewing in three southern states

The governments of three south Indian states, namely Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Telangana, are embroiled in a major tussle with their respective governors.

26 Oct 2022


Kerala: Governor demands removal of finance minister over 'seditious' speech

Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan has entered a fresh tussle with the ruling coalition Left Democratic Front (LDF) after demanding that Finance Minister KN Balagopal be fired for making alleged "seditious" statements at a university.

23 Nov 2020


Kerala's 'draconian' law on offensive online posts put on hold

After inviting backlash with the Kerala Police Act Amendment ordinance, the state government on Monday decided to put the controversial law on hold.

Kerala's new law: Three-year jail for 'offensive' social media posts

Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan has signed the controversial Kerala Police Act Amendment ordinance amid widespread criticism.

04 Nov 2020


Lamborghini unveils 'Fluo Capsule' design package for Huracan EVO hypercar

Italian automaker Lamborghini has unveiled a new design package for its Huracan EVO sports car. Titled 'Fluo Capsule,' the package includes five new vibrant matte color options with blacked-out body parts and a complementing cabin with added equipment.

08 May 2020

Augmented Reality

Lamborghini unveils Huracan EVO RWD Spyder using Augmented Reality

Lamborghini has unveiled the rear-wheel-drive (RWD) Spyder variant of its Huracan EVO on its official website using augmented reality (AR). The move makes Lamborghini the world's first automaker to use AR to showcase a car.

19 Nov 2019


Leonardo DiCaprio talks about Delhi's air pollution: Details here

Oscar-winning Hollywood actor and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio has raised serious concern over the tormenting air pollution levels in Delhi.

Sabarimala Temple opens today: Government says no place for activism

The centuries-old Sabarimala Temple has become a hotbed for politics, and as its gates open today for the 41-day annual pilgrimage season, Kerala government has given a clear message- the shrine isn't a place for activism.

15 Jan 2019

Narendra Modi

PM Modi in Kerala: LDF govt's stance on Sabarimala 'shameful'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has hit out at the Left Democratic Front (LDF) government in Kerala over the Sabarimala issue, calling the LDF's stand "shameful".

26 Nov 2018


Kerala Water Resources Minister Mathew Thomas resigns

Kerala Water Resources Minister Mathew T Thomas, a nominee of the Janata Dal (Secular) in the CPI(M)-led LDF government, submitted his resignation to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.

09 Nov 2018


Kerala HC disqualifies IUML MLA for communal poll-campaign in 2016

The Kerala High Court today disqualified an MLA of Indian Union Muslim League (IUML), on a plea claiming that he used religion to win the Assembly polls in 2016.

09 Nov 2018


Kerala: Police personnel suspended for taking bribe from murder accused

A police officer was removed from service yesterday for allegedly taking bribe from some of the accused of a suspected honor killing case in Kerala.

BJP launches Rath Yatra to 'protect' tradition of Ayyappa Temple

The BJP today embarked on a Rath Yatra from Kasaragod in Kerala to "protect" the traditions and rituals of the hill-shrine of Lord Ayyappa at Sabarimala, which recently witnessed violent protests against the entry of women of menstruating age group.

01 Nov 2018


#OldestScoresHighest: Scoring 98%, 96-year-old woman tops Kerala literacy exam

Proving that age is no barrier for learning, a 96-year-old woman has secured highest marks in a literacy examination held in Kerala.

#SabarimalaRow: Hartal begins in Kerala, special security arrangements in place

In yet another move to defy the Supreme Court verdict allowing women of the menstrual age group to enter the Sabarimala temple, Hindu outfits in Kerala called for a hartal.

Sabarimala row: Protests against Supreme Court verdict continue in South

Members of the Opposition Congress and BJP in Kerala today staged demonstrations to express solidarity with Ayyappa devotees even as the CPI, the key partner in the CPI-M led LDF, said there was an attempt to "politicize" the Supreme Court order on Sabarimala.

RSS moved SC in 2006, seeking women's entry into Sabarimala

Kerala Devaswom Minister Kadakampally Surendran today sought to turn the tables on RSS on the Sabarimala issue, claiming that Sangh leaders had moved Supreme Court in 2006, seeking entry of women into Lord Ayyappa's shrine.

31 May 2018


BJP gets reality-check, wins just one seat in assembly bypolls

In a major setback, the ruling Bharatiya Janta Party secured only one seat in bypolls in 11 assembly constituencies.

31 May 2018


Kerala Govt releases 'progress card' of its two-year performance

The CPI(M)-led LDF government in Kerala has released the progress report of its two years' performance.

20 May 2018


Kamal Hassan meets Kerala CM to discuss country's political situation

Kamal Haasan today met Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in Kochi and discussed the country's political situation in the light of post-poll developments in Karnataka.

Congress's Chennithala launches hunger-strike; demands CBI probe into custodial death

Stepping up pressure on the CPI(M)-led LDF government over the alleged custodial death of a 26-year-old youth at Varapuzha in Kochi, Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala today launched a 24-hour hunger strike demanding CBI probe into the incident.

15 Nov 2017


Following land grab charges, Kerala minister Thomas Chandy resigns

Kerala's transport minister Thomas Chandy has resigned from the CM Pinarayi Vijayan-led government. He is the third minister to resign from the Left Democratic Front government in the last 17 months.

13 Oct 2017


Sabarimala temple: SC Constitutional bench to decide on women's entry

The SC has referred the case on women's entry in Sabarimala to a Constitutional bench, which will decide if the current ban violates fundamental rights.

11 Oct 2017


Solar scam: LDF government orders probe against ex-CM Oommen Chandy

Based on the recommendations of Justice (retd.) Sivarajan-headed judicial commission, the CPM-led LDF government in Kerala has ordered a vigilance probe against former CM and Congress leader Oommen Chandy in the solar scam case.

04 Jul 2017


GST: 22 states scrap checkposts to ensure smooth implementation

To ensure a smooth rollout of the GST, 22 states took down checkposts that would have otherwise delayed trucks and led to additional costs and time.

10 May 2017


Kerala planning to provide free internet for 20 million families

Kerala's CPI(M)-led LDF government is planning to implement 'Kerala Fibre Optic Network' (K-FON), a new initiative which would provide free internet connections to 20 lakh poor families.

06 Apr 2017


Kerala: Police manhandle mother for seeking justice over son's suicide

Kerala's LDF government has been slammed over the police's 'high-handed' treatment of a mother seeking justice for her son who allegedly committed suicide after being harassed by college authorities.

05 Mar 2017


RSS, BJP men attacked in Kerala, one arrested

Three RSS men and one BJP worker were attacked in Kerala's Kozhikode by a group of people allegedly affiliated to the CPM. They have been admitted to the hospital.

04 Mar 2017


RSS fires its leader who called for Kerala CM's killing

The RSS has relieved Kundan Chandrawat of his "responsibilities" as 'sah prachar pramukh' (joint publicity chief) in Ujjain, two days after he announced Rs.1 crore bounty for Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan's head.

03 Mar 2017


Bomb thrown at RSS Office, Kerala; injures 3 workers

Three RSS workers have been injured by a bomb that was thrown at the RSS Kerala office.

02 Mar 2017


RSS leader announces reward for Kerala CM's head

RSS leader from Ujjain Kundan Chandrawat has stoked controversy by offering a Rs.1 crore reward for anyone who would behead Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan.

14 Feb 2017


BJP worker hacked to death in Kerala

In yet another instance of political violence in Kerala, a BJP worker was hacked to death reportedly by CPI-M activists in Thrissur.

28 Nov 2016


Political parties cause disruptions across India

Demonetization and its implementation continues to be vehemently opposed by major opposition parties.