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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Pinarayi Vijayan

Pinarayi Vijayan is the current Chief Minister of Kerala. He was sworn in to the role on May 25, 2016. Born in Kannur in May 1945, he was actively involved with the Communist party of Kerala since he was a college student. He became member of CPI(M) Kannur district committee at a young age of 24 and went on to be become District Secretariat four years later. He was elected to the State Legislative Assembly four times- 1970, 1977, 1991 and 1996. As an active member of the Communist party in Kerala, he gave leadership to two of the most significant political campaigns in the state- the Kerala march of 2006 and the Nava Kerala march of 2009.


Kerala CM seeks monetary compensation from Nepal to kin of 8 deceased tourists

January 26, 2020 10:31 pm

Pinarayi Vijayan also said the Indian government should request the Nepal government to conduct a thorough inquiry into the matter.

Nepal govt should conduct detailed probe into deaths of 8 Keralites: CM Vijayan

January 24, 2020 5:45 pm

During a meeting with MPs from the state, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan urged them to intervene and ensure that the two families of the deceased tourists were adequately compensated.

Coronavirus scare after Indian nurse in Saudi put on watch

January 24, 2020 2:20 pm

The nurse, who hails from Ettumanoor in Kerala’s Kottayam district, is believed to have got the virus from a Philippines national who was under treatment in Al-Hayat Hospital where she worked in southwestern Saudi Arabia’s Khamis Mushait.

Kerala nurse in Saudi Arabia suffering from MERS-CoV, not Novel Coronavirus, clarifies Indian Embassy

January 23, 2020 11:39 pm

Earlier in the day, Muraleedharan had tweeted out that the nurse working in Saudi Arabia had tested positive for new coronavirus, which has killed 17 people in China.

Kerala: CPM leader contradicts CM Pinarayi on arrest of party workers under UAPA charges

January 23, 2020 6:08 pm

While the police and CM Vijayan maintained that the duo were Maoists, CPM Kozhikode district secretary Thursday voiced a contrary opinion.

Congress, CPM fight it out to own anti-CAA space in Kerala

January 22, 2020 6:02 am

If the row over entry of women of all ages to Sabarimala temple had shaken and stirred the state’s politics before last year’s Lok Sabha polls, competitive politics is now playing out all over again over CAA, with an eye on next year’s Assembly polls.

Pinarayi Vijayan’s opposition to CAA exposes heartless politics of the Left, Congress

January 22, 2020 11:54 am

States like Kerala that oppose the CAA must recognise the Centre’s constitutional right to make laws pertaining to citizenship.

On way back from trip, 8 Keralites die in Nepal resort; bodies likely to reach state tomorrow

January 21, 2020 9:56 pm

In a tweet, the chief minister's office said that the department of Non-Resident Keralites Affairs (NORKA) has taken steps to expedite the repatriation of the tourists' mortal remains.

Citing ‘fear’, Kerala to tell Centre no NPR, only Census

January 21, 2020 10:23 am

Citing “a sense of fear” among the people, the state government has said it has the “constitutional responsibility” to alleviate these fears and ensure law and order.

CAA tussle: Won’t remain mute spectator, says Kerala Governor

January 20, 2020 2:18 am

The Governor had earlier stated that he would seek a report from the government on its moving the court without informing his office.


Sketch book 2: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on campaign mode, as seen by E P Unny

April 22, 2019 2:25 pm

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Ahead of voting on April 23, 2019, E P Unny travels through Kerala and documents its politics through sketches.


Sabarimala: Protestors block activist Trupti Desai’s exit from Kochi airport

November 16, 2018 3:52 pm

Activist Trupti Desai is stuck in Kochi airport as protestors block her exit. She was scheduled to go to Sabarimala as the annual pilgrimage begins on Saturday.

Sabarimala gates opened for women but protesters deny them entry

October 18, 2018 3:35 pm

The gates of the Sabarimala temple were opened to women of all ages on Wednesday, but protesters blocked the devotees from entering the shrine and warned them of consequences.

Kerala received a lot more rain than its dams could handle: News in Numbers

September 11, 2018 12:40 pm

Three days of intense rainfall, from August 15 to August 17 brought in more than what the dams could accommodate, making it necessary to release water. This is what the Central Water Commission (CWC) report on the Kerala floods observed.

How much damage Kerala suffered: News in Numbers

September 07, 2018 12:17 pm

With some time passing, an assessment of the loss in Kerala can be made. Take a look in today’s News in Numbers.

Kerala floods: Fixing the house during the day, back to relief camp at night

August 24, 2018 4:22 am

Inside a relief camp: Rebuilding from the scratch is not just a financial problem. For some, old age and health issues make it a herculean task. See more:

Kerala floods: A quick guide of DOs and DON’Ts for the people of Kerala after returning home

August 22, 2018 6:35 pm

For the people of Kerala, here's a quick list of things to watch out for once you are home and living on your own. Dr KK Aggarwal, the former National President of the Indian Medical Association lists them out.

After rescue comes recovery. How states are helping rebuild Kerala: News in Numbers

August 21, 2018 2:24 pm

Kerala initial estimate of the damage is about Rs 20,000 crore. The Centre has so far pledged Rs 600 crore. This is how states are pitching in. Take a look in today’s #NewsInNumbers

The amount of loss in Kerala because of floods: News in Numbers

August 20, 2018 12:58 pm

As Kerala battles its worst floods in a century, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday said that the state, with help from the centre and armed forces, is constantly trying to overcome the situation. See more: