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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 actor assault case: Survivor meets CM Pinarayi Vijayan, says he assured support

May 27, 2022 2:39 am

After her meeting with Pinarayi Vijayan, the woman actor said she had conveyed her concerns to the chief minister. “He gave me the assurance that the government would be with me in this legal fight. I believe his words.’’

Kochi police book Congress leader K Sudhakaran over comment against CM Pinarayi Vijayan

May 20, 2022 2:28 am

The Kochi City police registered the case under section 153 (deliberately giving provocation with intent to cause riot) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) based on a complaint from CPI(M) cadres.

P Rajeeve at Idea Exchange: ‘Work-from-home to work-from-Kerala, it has peace and you can eat anything here’

May 02, 2022 8:14 pm

Elevated to the CPI(M) central committee last month, P Rajeeve — who’s been a vocal Rajya Sabha MP from 2009-15, and has experienced both the UPA government and the BJP in power — is one of the prominent second-line faces of the party in Kerala.

Pinarayi writes to Nitish on basketball player’s suicide, her coach is named in case

May 01, 2022 4:53 am

Lithara, 23, from Kunumal village in Vadakara, Kozhikode, was employed by the Railways under the sports quota and was posted at the Divisional Railway Manager’s office in Danapur, Bihar.

Kerala move to study Gujarat scheme stokes political controversy. But states must share ideas to improve governance

April 29, 2022 9:21 am

It is a sign of polarised times that even a courteous exchange of views or the sharing of ideas that can benefit citizens get caught up in political polemic.

Thomas praises CM at CPM event; state Congress seeks action

April 10, 2022 1:48 am

Thomas, who has had a strained relation with the Congress, attended a seminar on “Centre-state relations” and backed the state government's proposed semi-high-speed rail corridor, which the Congress has opposed.

CPM's 23rd party congress: Sitaram Yechury calls for secular front to isolate, defeat BJP

April 07, 2022 3:01 am

Inaugurating the 23rd party congress of the CPI(M), Yechury said, “The party congress would deliberate on how we proceed in this direction. The CPI(M) appeals to all secular democratic forces to come together in order to isolate and defeat BJP.”

Kerala CM says PM gave ‘favourable’ response on SilverLine

March 25, 2022 3:03 am

MPs from state’s Opposition alliance approach LS Speaker after scuffle with police following K Rail protest

'Preventing' participation in HLL bidding against cooperative federalism, Kerala tells Centre

March 12, 2022 2:05 pm

Kerala CM Vijayan urged the PM to note that the land for the HLL was acquired and handed over to the Centre by the Kerala government for setting up a specific project.

Kerala CPM picks Kodiyeri Balakrishnan as chief for third time, inducts new leaders

March 04, 2022 5:25 pm

The Marxist party decided during last year’s Assembly elections not to field those who had been a legislator for two consecutive terms, and Pinarayi Vijayan has an all-new team of ministers in his second term as chief minister.


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

June 22, 2020 6:11 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

June 22, 2020 6:13 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

June 22, 2020 6:16 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

June 22, 2020 6:17 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

June 22, 2020 6:18 pm

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

June 22, 2020 6:18 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

June 22, 2020 6:18 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

June 22, 2020 6:18 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: