I didn’t know it was Yusuffali, says man who rushed in first

According to the police, technical glitches and bad weather forced the pilot to belly-land the chopper as a precautionary measure.

12 Apr 2021

Three-fold increase in seizure of cash, freebies from 2016 elections

Come election time — assembly or parliament — the Election Commission (EC) seizes large quantities of illegal cash and other freebies meant to check the circulation of black money.

08 Apr 2021

Low voter turnout not so worrying for UDF and LDF in Kalamassery

A dip of nearly six per cent in polling from 2016 in Kalamassery has made the result unpredictable in the constituency which witnessed a neck-and-neck race.

08 Apr 2021

Kerala Elections: Steps to prevent double voting not followed

Several instances where Election Commission guidelines were implemented in letter and spirit have also come to light

07 Apr 2021

NOTA unlikely to be decisive, say political observers

In the 2016 polls, 1,07,239 voters rejected the listed candidates, pressing the NOTA button on the EVM (electronic voting machine).

06 Apr 2021

Covid effect: No chartered flights to bring expat voters to home in Kerala this time

Unlike previous elections, fewer expatriates are coming to Kerala to vote this time owing to Covid-19 curbs.

05 Apr 2021

This time, intense battle for Tripunithura 

While entering the temple town of Tripunithura, the intensity of the electoral battle is palpable.

03 Apr 2021

‘Love jihad’ faux pas, fracas in municipality put Jose on defensive

Poll fever is rising with each passing day in Pala constituency, one of the keenly-watched seats in the state in this election.

03 Apr 2021

LDF is now autocratic front under Pinarayi: CP John, CMP gen secy

Pre-poll predictions have given a boost to the UDF.

30 Mar 2021

UDF, LDF wary of votes drifting to Twenty20 in Muvattupuzha

Symbol allotted to new outfit is pineapple and it evokes a sentiment in Vazhakulam, known as the ‘pineapple city’. Last year was worst for farmers because of Covid-19

25 Mar 2021

Idukki: UDF may struggle to wrest erstwhile Congress’ bastion

However, there is much hope for the UDF in Thodupuzha, where Kerala Congress supremo P J Joseph is in the fray.

23 Mar 2021

Will Ernakulam remain UDF citadel this time too?

In Kunnathunad, the candidature of Twenty20’s Sujith P Surendran has made the contest unpredictable.

23 Mar 2021

Vypeen constituency set for battle of debutants

Adding a buzz to the party’s campaign is a fresh face, Deepak Joy, a Youth Congress leader and a former Kochi corporation councillor.

22 Mar 2021

Congress proposes to field Sudhakaran against Pinarayi

The local leaders have conveyed their demand to P V Mohanan, AICC secretary, when he arrived in Elathur.

18 Mar 2021

Will be second in command in merged party: PC Thomas

The BJP-led NDA had allocated four assembly seats and a Lok Sabha seat to our party earlier. This time, we were not given any seat.

18 Mar 2021