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Wednesday, April 01, 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 Pinarayi Vijayan: Nipah experience helped us draw protocol — minutest details were garnered, analysed

March 28, 2020 12:35 pm

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan tells The Indian Express explains how the state has put up a fight to contain the spread of coronavirus and the challenges it faces. Excerpts:

CM Vijayan leading virus fight: Welcome Centre’s package, but Kerala will need much more

March 28, 2020 7:50 am

Kerala, Vijayan told The Indian Express, hopes that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be “positive enough to understand the gravity” of the situation.

Coronavirus: Kerala plans public kitchens, says no one should starve

March 26, 2020 11:53 am

The government has also entrusted local bodies and the revenue department to ensure food and accommodation for migrant workers still in Kerala.

COVID-19 lockdown: Why Kerala is hesitant to enforce total ban on liquor

March 25, 2020 8:40 am

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan said that a knee-jerk decision to close down all retail liquor outlets in the state could have 'social repercussions' and that the state cannot afford such incidents at this juncture.

Coronavirus: One more tests positive in Kerala, CM Vijayan announces Rs 20,000-crore package

March 20, 2020 12:05 pm

The latest person to be infected hails from Kasaragod and tested positive on his return from Dubai. As on Thursday, 31,000 people are under observation in Kerala.

Coronavirus: Kerala urges religious leaders to control crowds at places of worship

March 19, 2020 3:22 am

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan told media that the situation in the state is under control but things can worsen any time.

Coronavirus: CM Pinarayi Vijayan appeals for peace after foreign tourists face public ire

March 18, 2020 1:48 am

So far, 18,000 people in the state are under observation and the total number of confirmed cases stands at 27.

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan seeks MEA help to bring back fishermen stranded in Iran

March 02, 2020 3:13 am

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday wrote to External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, seeking his direction to the Indian Embassy to arrange their safe return to India.

Kerala CM seeks MEA help to bring back stranded Indian fishermen from Iran

March 01, 2020 9:56 pm

In a letter to External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, he said the state government has received information that more than hundred people, including around 60 from Kerala, were trapped in Azalur in Iran.

2 lakh houses ready for the homeless, says Kerala CM

February 29, 2020 10:22 pm

Earlier in the day, Chief Minister, along with ministers Kadakampally Surendran and A C Moideen, attended the house-warming function of Chandran, a resident of Enikkara near here.


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: