Articles about Pinarayi Vijayan

Nipah virus returns in Kerala; 12-year-old dies in Kozhikode

05 Sep 2021

Nipah virus returns in Kerala; 12-year-old dies in Kozhikode

Kerala is witnessing a return of the deadly Nipah virus at a time when the state is grappling with a rising tally of COVID-19 infections.

Kerala: Calls for strict lockdown grow as COVID-19 surge continues

01 Sep 2021

Kerala: Calls for strict lockdown grow as COVID-19 surge continues

As the COVID-19 situation is worsening in Kerala, the central government has reportedly indicated that only a "strict lockdown" can help the state curb the rising infections.

With lockdown, Kerala's COVID-19 situation could 'stabilize by mid-September'

29 Aug 2021

With lockdown, Kerala's COVID-19 situation could 'stabilize by mid-September'

As the COVID-19 situation is worsening in Kerala, the Centre has reportedly recommended a lockdown to tackle the spread of infection.

Celebrity chef, producer Naushad passes away at 54

27 Aug 2021

Celebrity chef, producer Naushad passes away at 54

Popular celebrity chef and Malayalam film producer Naushad died at a private hospital in Pathanamthitta of Kerala on Friday following prolonged illness, family sources said.

People are getting COVID-19 at home: Kerala Health Minister

27 Aug 2021

People are getting COVID-19 at home: Kerala Health Minister

As the COVID-19 situation is worsening in Kerala, state Health Minister Veena George on Thursday said that more than half of the population is still vulnerable to COVID-19 infection.

Over 40K 'breakthrough' COVID-19 cases in Kerala; Centre flags concern

11 Aug 2021

Over 40K 'breakthrough' COVID-19 cases in Kerala; Centre flags concern

Kerala has reported more than 40,000 "breakthrough" COVID-19 cases. Breakthrough infections involve cases where individuals contracted the pathogen for a second time or after being vaccinated against it.

Kerala CM Vijayan flays Karnataka's fresh travel curbs on passengers

05 Aug 2021

Kerala CM Vijayan flays Karnataka's fresh travel curbs on passengers

Days after neighboring Karnataka imposed travel restrictions on persons from the state in view of the COVID-19 situation, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday said the fresh curbs were against the directive of the Centre in this regard.

Kerala imposes complete weekend lockdown following spike in COVID-19 cases

29 Jul 2021

Kerala imposes complete weekend lockdown following spike in COVID-19 cases

As Kerala continues to witness a spike in COVID-19 cases, CM Pinarayi Vijayan-led government has decided to enforce a complete weekend lockdown in the state on July 31 and August 1 to curb the virus spread.

SC rejects Kerala's plea to cancel criminal cases against MLAs

28 Jul 2021

SC rejects Kerala's plea to cancel criminal cases against MLAs

The Supreme Court of India today dismissed the Kerala government's plea to withdraw criminal cases against several prominent Communist Party of India (Marxist) leaders for allegedly vandalizing the State Assembly in 2015.

Kerala imposes 2-day complete lockdown before easing curbs for Bakrid

17 Jul 2021

Kerala imposes 2-day complete lockdown before easing curbs for Bakrid

In a worrying development, the Kerala government has decided to ease several curbs on July 19 and 20 for the occasion of Eid al-Adha, which will be celebrated either on July 20 or 21.

Before college admission, students should sign anti-dowry bond: Kerala Governor

17 Jul 2021

Before college admission, students should sign anti-dowry bond: Kerala Governor

Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan on Friday suggested that prior to taking admission in colleges, students and their parents should sign a bond that they will not engage in the practice of dowry.

Vijayan requests PM to waive tax on imported life-saving drug

09 Jul 2021

Vijayan requests PM to waive tax on imported life-saving drug

In a letter to PM Narendra Modi on Friday, Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan urged him to waive GST and Customs duty on a life-saving drug to be imported from the US for the treatment of an 18-month-old child suffering from Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), a rare disease, in the state.

Kerala reports highest COVID-19 cases; what is the state's plan?

07 Jul 2021

Kerala reports highest COVID-19 cases; what is the state's plan?

Kerala, the state where the first COVID-19 case in India was confirmed, is again leading the daily surge in infections.

Assaulted by husband, asked to adjust by cops: Vismaya's story

23 Jun 2021

Assaulted by husband, asked to adjust by cops: Vismaya's story

Vismaya V Nair, a 24-year-old woman from Kerala, died by alleged suicide on Monday, following which her husband has been arrested by the police for allegedly harassing her over dowry.

Vijayan announces 100-day action plan to counter economic slowdown

12 Jun 2021

Vijayan announces 100-day action plan to counter economic slowdown

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday announced a 100-day action plan to help the state tide over the economic slowdown triggered by the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kerala planning to conduct 2.5L coronavirus tests in two days

15 Apr 2021

Kerala planning to conduct 2.5L coronavirus tests in two days

Kerala has come up with a three-pronged strategy to battle the second wave of coronavirus. The state will now focus on amplifying testing, imposing stringent curbs, and conducting more vaccinations.

Amit Shah promises action after nuns are harassed in UP

24 Mar 2021

Amit Shah promises action after nuns are harassed in UP

Union Home Minister Amit Shah today promised strict action against those responsible for the harassment of four nuns belonging to a Kerala-based congregation who were briefly detained from a train in Jhansi district of Uttar Pradesh.

Kerala CM flays takeover of Thiruvananthapuram Airport by Adani Group

20 Jan 2021

Kerala CM flays takeover of Thiruvananthapuram Airport by Adani Group

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday criticized the takeover of Thiruvananthapuram Airport by the Adani Group, saying it is not for the development of the facility but to protect the interest of monopolies.

Kerala Assembly unanimously passes resolution against three central farm laws

31 Dec 2020

Kerala Assembly unanimously passes resolution against three central farm laws

In a one-day special session, Kerala's Legislative Assembly on Thursday unanimously passed a resolution against the three contentious central farm laws cleared by the Parliament in September.

Farm unions meet today to decide on talks with Centre

26 Dec 2020

Farm unions meet today to decide on talks with Centre

As the "Delhi Chalo" protests by farmers against the Center's contentious farm laws near Delhi's borders entered the 31st day, 40 farm unions are meeting today at 2:00 pm to decide on resuming talks with the Centre.

Kerala becomes fourth state to promise free COVID-19 vaccines

12 Dec 2020

Kerala becomes fourth state to promise free COVID-19 vaccines

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday said that COVID-19 vaccines will be provided for free in the state.

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

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

22 Nov 2020

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.

Kerala: Nursing officer admits coronavirus patient died of negligence, suspended

20 Oct 2020

Kerala: Nursing officer admits coronavirus patient died of negligence, suspended

Kerala, once hailed for handling the coronavirus pandemic well, has been jolted after two alleged lapses on the part of the healthcare workers came to the fore.

Coronavirus: Months into pandemic, Centre admits to "limited" community transmission

19 Oct 2020

Coronavirus: Months into pandemic, Centre admits to "limited" community transmission

After saying for months that coronavirus "community transmission" is merely a term and that it would be premature to declare the same for India, considering the large population, the Centre admitted on Sunday that the deadly virus has entered the third stage of transmission in the country, although it is limited to certain districts.

NIA suspects Dawood Ibrahim link in Kerala gold smuggling case

15 Oct 2020

NIA suspects Dawood Ibrahim link in Kerala gold smuggling case

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) suspects that the most-wanted terrorist Dawood Ibrahim could be involved in the Kerala gold smuggling case, which has rocked politics in the Southern state for weeks now.

Kerala: Man commits suicide, was jobless despite securing rank

31 Aug 2020

Kerala: Man commits suicide, was jobless despite securing rank

Unable to find a job, a 28-year-old man, identified as Anu, allegedly committed suicide in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, on Sunday.

Gold smuggling case evidence burnt in Kerala Secretariat fire: Opposition

26 Aug 2020

Gold smuggling case evidence burnt in Kerala Secretariat fire: Opposition

On Tuesday evening, a fire broke out in the North block of the Kerala Secretariat in Thiruvananthapuram, sparking a political row.

Kerala: Toll in Idukki landslide rises to 43, many missing

10 Aug 2020

Kerala: Toll in Idukki landslide rises to 43, many missing

The landslide that occurred in Kerala on Friday, August 7, has claimed 43 lives so far, multiple reports said.

Kerala: Massive landslide kills five, at least 80 feared trapped

07 Aug 2020

Kerala: Massive landslide kills five, at least 80 feared trapped

Nearly 80 tea estate workers are feared to be trapped after a massive landslide was triggered by heavy torrential rains in Kerala on Friday. Five people have reportedly died.

India: 30,000 new coronavirus cases recorded; tally reaches 9.36 lakh

15 Jul 2020

India: 30,000 new coronavirus cases recorded; tally reaches 9.36 lakh

India recorded yet another spike in coronavirus cases on Tuesday, taking the total tally across the country to 9,36,181, data from Union Health Ministry revealed earlier in the day.

Kerala: Doctors on COVID-19 duty say mob coughed on them

11 Jul 2020

Kerala: Doctors on COVID-19 duty say mob coughed on them

A young doctor and her team were allegedly mobbed by a crowd as they drove into a Community Health Center in Kerala's capital Thiruvananthapuram on Friday.

#KeralaGoldSmuggling: Ex-UAE Consulate employee 'main accused'; CMO links allegedly found

07 Jul 2020

#KeralaGoldSmuggling: Ex-UAE Consulate employee 'main accused'; CMO links allegedly found

The customs officials at the Thiruvananthapuram international airport seized 30kgs of gold worth Rs. 15 crore during an operation on Sunday.

Kerala: Girl, 14, couldn't attend online classes, allegedly committed suicide

02 Jun 2020

Kerala: Girl, 14, couldn't attend online classes, allegedly committed suicide

In a heartbreaking turn of events, a Class 9 student in Kerala allegedly took her life on Monday as she was upset about not being able to attend online classes.

Curbs only in hotspots in Lockdown 5.0? Perhaps yes

29 May 2020

Curbs only in hotspots in Lockdown 5.0? Perhaps yes

As Lockdown 4.0 is nearing its climax on May 31, states and Centre are now pondering over the most important question — how much of relaxations must be given to stop an exponential rise of COVID-19 cases while also helping the bruised economy?

Kerala: Five, including a murder-accused, arrested for vandalizing film sets

27 May 2020

Kerala: Five, including a murder-accused, arrested for vandalizing film sets

After the vandalism of a film's sets in Kerala's Kalady (Ernakulam district) by the members of a right-wing group created uproar across the Malayalam film industry and invited a sharp reaction from the Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, five persons were arrested.

Trains arrive in Kerala 'unannounced', state government unhappy with Centre

27 May 2020

Trains arrive in Kerala 'unannounced', state government unhappy with Centre

The Left-run Kerala government has slammed the Centre for sending the trains carrying migrant workers to the state without proper communication. The Railways want to be the "super spreader" in the state, Finance Minister Thomas Isaac tweeted.

Kerala: Film set vandalized by right-wing group, CM promises action

25 May 2020

Kerala: Film set vandalized by right-wing group, CM promises action

Several members of a right-wing group, Antharashtra Hindu Parishad (AHP) on Sunday vandalized a film set erected at Aluva in Kerala's Ernakulam district.

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 1 lakh; death toll reaches 3,165

19 May 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 1 lakh; death toll reaches 3,165

India on Monday reported over 4,600 new cases of COVID-19, taking the nationwide tally past 1 lakh. Meanwhile, the death toll rose to 3,165.

Kerala: Two Indians flown from UAE test positive for COVID-19

09 May 2020

Kerala: Two Indians flown from UAE test positive for COVID-19

Two Indians repatriated from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have tested positive for coronavirus in Kerala, said CM Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday.