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.

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Kerala to be included in the national industrial corridor

The setting up of the corridor would contribute to developing manufacturing industries in the region and transform the Kochi-Palakkad region into a major manufacturing hub of South India.

Flats Demolition order: Kerala wants Environment Ministry to be joined as party in case

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, who chaired the meeting, said that as per the Environment Protection Act, the Union government has the power to give relaxation in such cases (regularisation of illegal buildings).


All state PSC exams in Malayalam too: Pinarayi Vijayan

After deliberations with PSC officials, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan announced the decision — a long-standing demand in Kerala.

Maradu demolition case: As deadline nears, Kerala CM calls all-party meet

Flat owners’ representative and leader of Save Maradu Homes Shamsudeen Karunagappally said a petition would be moved in the High Court on Monday against the eviction notice.

Kerala's IPL-model snake boat race league begins, Nadubhagam club wins inaugural race

The Pallathuruth boat club, better known by its boat name of "Nadubhagam" emerged the winners in the race, fending off a stiff challenge from the legendary Chambakulam team which came second and the Karichal team that came third in the race.

Kerala to form people’s disaster response force: CM Pinarayi Vijayan

The Chief Minister said the government aims to use the service of the force for protection of the elderly and children. Its service could be expanded to curb drug rackets.


No change in govt's stand on Sabarimala: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan

The apex court had on September 28 last year allowed women of all age groups to offer prayers at the Lord Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala, thereby lifting the centuries-old ban on girls and women in the 10-50 age group.

Kerala govt mulls bringing restrictions on constructions in landslide-prone areas

In a Facebook post Saturday, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the government would bring curbs on construction activities in landslide-prone areas.

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan seeks S Jaishankar's intervention in Thushar Vellapally's arrest

Requesting Foreign Minister S Jaishankar's personal attention, CM Vijayan added: "All possible help within the limits of law to be made available to him."

CM Disaster Relief Fund transparent and audited by CAG: Pinarayi Vijayan takes on misinformation campaigns

Vijayan also spelled out details of the compensation packages for those affected by the calamity. As part of emergency relief, families affected by the deluge will get Rs 10,000 each.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How many Malayalees live in the Middle East: News in Numbers

Since the floods began in Kerala, donations from the Middle East — by governments as well as individuals — have thrown the spotlight on the large number of people from Kerala living in those countries, and the bond that has resulted because of it. What do the numbers say about people from Kerala living in […]

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

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

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

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

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:

‘Governor’s rule is no alternative to democracy’, MOS Jitendra Singh At Idea Exchange

Last month, the BJP walked out of the coalition in J&K, ending the three-year-old power sharing agreement with the PDP in the state. Union minister Jitendra Singh has been one of BJP’s most vocal voices in this issue and defends the party’s decision to pull out of the J&K coalition citing that the decision was dictated […]