Articles about Pinarayi Vijayan
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.