Pinarayi Vijayan

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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.

For random testing, Kerala readies a long list of subjects

24 Apr 2020

For random testing, Kerala readies a long list of subjects

Kerala, from where India's first coronavirus case was reported, is planning to randomly test people to understand whether community transmission has started.

Centre tells states: Don't dilute lockdown; Kerala receives earful

20 Apr 2020

Centre tells states: Don't dilute lockdown; Kerala receives earful

The nationwide lockdown, intended to slow coronavirus' spread, should not be diluted, the Centre told state governments and union territories on Monday.

Coronavirus: How Kerala is 'flattening the curve'

16 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: How Kerala is 'flattening the curve'

Kerala was notably the first Indian state to report a case of coronavirus infection and remained one of the worst-hit regions in the early stages of the outbreak.

Coronavirus: Over 350 dead in India; cases cross 10,000

14 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: Over 350 dead in India; cases cross 10,000

On Monday, the total number of cases due to the coronavirus outbreak surged past 10,000 in India.

Coronavirus cases reach 918 in India; all that happened today

28 Mar 2020

Coronavirus cases reach 918 in India; all that happened today

Even as India entered the fourth day of its 21-day lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak, the issue of migrant workers remained unresolved.

Coronavirus: Kerala announces lockdown across all districts till March 31

23 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: Kerala announces lockdown across all districts till March 31

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday announced a complete lockdown in the state amid a coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus: Kerala in shutdown mode, health-emergency declared in four districts

11 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: Kerala in shutdown mode, health-emergency declared in four districts

With 14 people testing positive for coronavirus in Kerala, the state government has declared a health emergency in four districts and imposed several restrictions.

Kerala reports 6 new coronavirus cases; 3 others in Karnataka

10 Mar 2020

Kerala reports 6 new coronavirus cases; 3 others in Karnataka

Kerala detected six new cases of the coronavirus disease, COVID-19, on Tuesday. Separately, three new cases were reported in Karnataka.

Amid anger against CAA, Adityanath sends refugees' list to Centre

13 Jan 2020

Amid anger against CAA, Adityanath sends refugees' list to Centre

While some states are protesting against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) with all their might, Uttar Pradesh has started implementing it.

It's unconstitutional: Kerala Governor dismisses Assembly's resolution against CAA

02 Jan 2020

It's unconstitutional: Kerala Governor dismisses Assembly's resolution against CAA

Kerala's Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan got the state Assembly to back his stand on the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). This week, the legislators passed a resolution blocking the Act's implementation in the state.

No nationwide NRC announced, says government as CAA protests continue

21 Dec 2019

No nationwide NRC announced, says government as CAA protests continue

The protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) have spread across the nation in just over a week.

Implementing Citizenship Act not a choice: MHA tells 'revolting' states

14 Dec 2019

Implementing Citizenship Act not a choice: MHA tells 'revolting' states

In stern words, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has told states that implementing the Citizenship Act is not a choice, and they will have to follow the law of the land.

Sabarimala Temple opens today: Government says no place for activism

16 Nov 2019

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.

Rajinikanth supports Shah's 'one language' policy, but explains the problem

18 Sep 2019

Rajinikanth supports Shah's 'one language' policy, but explains the problem

Union Home Minister Amit Shah stoked a controversy on Hindi Diwas last week when he batted for "imposing" Hindi in the country, saying it will bolster unity.

#HindiDebate: Kamal Haasan says 'battle for Tamil bigger than Jallikattu'

16 Sep 2019

#HindiDebate: Kamal Haasan says 'battle for Tamil bigger than Jallikattu'

Mere days after Home Minister Amit Shah's push to make Hindi India's national language, actor and politician Kamal Haasan has come out in opposition of his comments.

RaGa seeks Modi's aid as Kerala floods claim 32 lives

09 Aug 2019

RaGa seeks Modi's aid as Kerala floods claim 32 lives

Amid the devastating floods in the southern state of Kerala, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi made a phone call to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking his aid in the situation.

Kerala: Woman misdiagnosed with cancer, still hasn't "recovered" from chemotherapy

18 Jun 2019

Kerala: Woman misdiagnosed with cancer, still hasn't "recovered" from chemotherapy

A Kerala woman was diagnosed with cancer, she went through chemotherapy, but found out later that she didn't have the deadly disease.