Pinarayi Vijayan: News

16 May 2024

Narendra Modi

'Nobody can remove CAA...': PM Modi attacks Congress, SP 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday defended the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) during a poll rally in Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh.

Centre issues first set of citizenship certificates under CAA

Over two months after notifying rules for the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), the Ministry of Home Affairs on Wednesday issued the first set of citizenship certificates under the law to 14 people.

Top CPI(M) leader in hot seat over 'talks' with BJP

Rumors of a meeting between veteran Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader EP Jayarajan and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Kerala incharge Prakash Javadekar have set political circles abuzz.

07 Apr 2024


Kerala student, found hanging, tortured for 29 hours before death

A 20-year-old veterinary student, Sidharthan JS, who tragically took his own life in February, reportedly endured a grueling 29-hour period of physical and psychological abuse before his death.

05 Apr 2024

Lok Sabha Elections

Explained: Row over 'The Kerala Story' broadcast on Doordarshan

Doordarshan's decision to telecast the controversial "The Kerala Story" movie on Friday has triggered a political storm in Kerala.

Tharoor's response to 'Muslim coined Bharat Mata Ki Jai slogan' 

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor has joined the debate about the origins of the slogan Bharat Mata ki Jai, ignited by Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.

23 Mar 2024


Kerala government moves SC against president withholding assent to bills

The Kerala government has initiated legal proceedings against President Droupadi Murmu for withholding assent to four bills passed by the legislative assembly.

Opposition attacks Narendra Modi government over CAA

Opposition parties have lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government for implementing the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (CAA).

08 Feb 2024


Kerala cabinet's protest against Modi government in Delhi today

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and his Left Front government will stage a protest at Delhi's Jantar Mantar on Thursday against the Centre's alleged "injustice" to the state in fund allocation.

27 Jan 2024


'Hatt, hatt': Kerala governor confronts SFI activists holding black flags

Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan on Saturday staged a roadside sit-in protest in Kollam after Student Federation of India (SFI) members waved black flags at his convoy.

16 Jan 2024


Vijayan, ministers to protest Centre's 'neglect' of Kerala in Delhi 

The Kerala Cabinet, under the leadership of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, will stage a protest on February 8 at Delhi's Jantar Mantar to protest the "neglect" of the central government towards the state.

17 Dec 2023

Bhagwant Mann

Chandigarh: Police use water cannon to stop Youth Congress protest

A protest led by Punjab Youth Congress (PYC) workers in Chandigarh took a dramatic turn on Sunday when police used water cannons to disperse the crowd.

13 Dec 2023


Kerala: Chaos at Sabarimala Temple amid massive rush, HC intervenes

Kerala's Sabarimala Temple, dedicated to Lord Ayyappan, witnessed a massive surge in pilgrims this year, resulting in chaos.

Kerala: Governor's convoy attacked; blames CM Vijayan for 'conspiracy'

Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan has accused Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan of plotting to cause him physical harm.

08 Dec 2023


Kerala HC notice to CM Vijayan, daughter over bribery allegations

The Kerala High Court on Friday issued notices to Kerala's Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, his daughter T Veena, and some other leaders seeking their response to a plea seeking an investigation into the bribery allegations against Veena's IT firm.

26 Nov 2023


Kerala stampede: 4 dead at Nikhita Gandhi's concert, probe ordered

At least four people were killed and 65 others injured in a stampede at the annual festival of Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) in Kerala on Saturday.

30 Oct 2023


Kerala bomb blast: Death toll rises to 3, investigation underway

The number of deaths in Sunday's bomb blast at a meeting of Jehovah's Witnesses in Kerala's Kalamassery town, 10km from Kochi, rose to three on Monday as a 12-year-old girl succumbed to her injuries.

29 Oct 2023


Kerala blast: Kochi resident claims responsibility, surrenders before police

A 48-year-old man from Kochi, Kerala, surrendered before the Thrissur Police on Sunday evening, hours after blasts at the convention center in Kalamassery killed one person and injured 52 others.

29 Oct 2023


Kerala CM attacks Modi government for supporting Israel's Gaza aggression

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and top Communist Party of India (Marxist) leaders staged a protest in Delhi on Sunday, demanding an end to Israel's "genocidal aggression" on Gaza amid its war against Hamas.

29 Oct 2023


Kerala: Woman killed in blast at Christian prayer meeting

A woman was killed and over 35 were reportedly injured in a blast at the convention center of a Christian group at Kalamassery in Kerala's Kochi on Sunday.

09 Aug 2023


Kerala to 'Keralam': Assembly passes resolution to rename state

In a significant development, the Kerala Assembly on Wednesday adopted a unanimous resolution urging the central government to officially rename the state "Keralam," according to PTI.

27 May 2023

Narendra Modi

PM Modi chairs NITI Aayog meeting; Kejriwal, Mamata, Nitish boycott

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday presided over the NITI Aayog's (National Institution for Transforming India) eighth Governing Council Meeting at the new Convention Centre in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.

10 May 2023


Kerala: Suspended school teacher stabs doctor to death during check-up

A suspended male school teacher who was taken to a hospital by the police after an altercation with his family and neighbors allegedly stabbed a 23-year-old doctor, Vandana Das, to death in Kerala's Kollam district on Wednesday.

08 May 2023


Kerala: 21 dead as houseboat capsizes in Malappuram; Ex-gratia announced

At least 21 people reportedly died after a houseboat capsized in Kerala's Malappuram district on Sunday while ferrying tourists. Eight people have been admitted to various hospitals, and a search operation is underway.

25 Apr 2023

Narendra Modi

India's first Water Metro: Know cost, route, fare, and more

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off India's first Water Metro in Kochi, Kerala, on Tuesday.

Kerala train fire: NIA, ATS begin investigating alleged terror angle

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) conducted raids in Noida and Ghaziabad to nab the accused in the Kerala train fire incident.

03 Apr 2023


Kerala: Man sets co-passengers ablaze on train, 3 found dead

In a shocking incident in Kerala, an unidentified person reportedly set co-passengers on fire inside a compartment of the Alappuzha-Kannur Executive Express on Sunday night when the train—headed for Kannur—was crossing the Korapuzha River bridge.

15 Mar 2023


Kerala Assembly ruckus: 4 Opposition MLAs, 5 security staff injured

The Kerala Legislative Assembly witnessed a ruckus on Wednesday, with Opposition MLAs staging a protest outside Speaker A N Shamseer's office, reported NDTV.

05 Mar 2023


Kerala Police raids Asianet News channel's office, sparks political row  

The Kochi Police on Sunday allegedly raided the Asianet News channel office in Kozhikode, Kerala, in connection with an alleged "fake news" case.

03 Dec 2022


#NewsBytesExplainer: Why Keralites are protesting Adani's $900 million 'Vizhinjam port'?

Adani Group's multi-billion-dollar plans to build the Vizhinjam International Transhipment Deepwater Multipurpose Port in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, is marred with controversies following the protests by fisherfolk.

14 Nov 2022

Kerala High Court

Amid government-governor spat, Kerala HC cancels appointment of university VC

The Kerala High Court on Monday struck down the appointment of Dr. K Riji John as the Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS) vice-chancellor.

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.

12 Oct 2022


Kerala human sacrifice shocker: Accused cooked, ate chopped body parts

In the human sacrifice case of two women which surfaced from Kerala, police on Wednesday said that after killing the victims, the accused chopped up their body parts, cooked, and ate them.

11 Oct 2022


Kerala: 2 women killed in suspected 'human sacrifice'; 3 arrested

Two women in Kerala, who went missing three months apart, were found murdered in a suspected case of ritualistic human sacrifice for "prosperity."

20 Jun 2022


Daredevil Kerala cop fights man with machete; video goes viral

A cop in Kerala has earned the fame of bravery after a video of him fighting with a man carrying a giant machete has gone viral on social media.

09 Feb 2022


Army rescues Kerala trekker trapped on hill for two days

The Indian Army on Wednesday rescued a trekker stuck for nearly two days on a hill between rocks in the Malampuzha district of Palakkad, Kerala.

19 Dec 2021


Kerala: Section 144 in Alappuzha after BJP, SDPI leaders' killing

Unrest has gripped Kerala's Alappuzha after the killings of a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and a Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) leader.

17 Oct 2021


Kerala: 21 dead, several missing due to excess rains

At least 21 people died, and several others went missing in Kerala after heavy rains lashed the southern and central parts of the state, triggering flash floods and landslides.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

09 Jul 2021

Narendra Modi

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.