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12th Chief Minister of Kerala

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Pinarayi Vijayan: 12th Chief Minister of Kerala
Pinarayi Vijayan is an Indian politician who is the current Chief Minister of Kerala, serving since 25 May 2016. A member of the Politburo of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), he is the longest-serving secretary of the Kerala State Committee of the CPI(M) from 1998 to 2015. He also served in the government of Kerala as Minister of Electric Power and Co-operatives from 1996 to 1998. Vijayan won a seat in the May 2016 Kerala Legislative Assembly election as the CPI(M) candidate for Dharmadom constituency and was selected as the leader of the Left Democratic Front (LDF) and became the 12th Chief Minister of Kerala.

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Maoists in Chhattisgarh have released CoBRA jawan Rakeshwar Singh Manhas, after keeping him in their custody for five days; The Supreme Court dismissed two separate pleas filed by the Maharashtra..

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Kerala: Why opinion polls predicting LDF win may be wrong | Poll Baazi [Video]

Kerala: Why opinion polls predicting LDF win may be wrong | Poll Baazi

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Kerala polls: CM Pinarayi Vijayan casts his vote [Video]

Kerala polls: CM Pinarayi Vijayan casts his vote

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan cast his vote at a polling booth in Pinarayi on April 06. A total of 2.74 crore voters are exercising their franchise to decide the fate of 957 candidates in the..

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Election Battle: Voting in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Assam and Puducherry | Oneindia News

Over 20 crore people from Assam, Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry are voting in a huge electoral exercise today. For the latter three, this is the first and only phase of polling. It is..

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Kerala polls: CM Vijayan holds roadshow [Video]

Kerala polls: CM Vijayan holds roadshow

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on April 4 held a roadshow in Kannur. Several people turned up in his support. Elections for 140-member Kerala Assembly will be held on April 6. The counting of..

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ISIS targeting Hindu-Christian girls in Kerala: State BJP chief [Video]

ISIS targeting Hindu-Christian girls in Kerala: State BJP chief

Kerala BJP chief K Surendran accused the Pinarayi Vijayan-led state government of not conducting enquiries in alleged love jihad cases. Terming love jihad a problem for BJP, Hindus and Christian..

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Kerala Polls 2021: Decoding UDF Vs LDF battle & BJP’s ‘will be kingmaker' claim [Video]

Kerala Polls 2021: Decoding UDF Vs LDF battle & BJP’s ‘will be kingmaker' claim

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan is looking to buck anti-incumbency in the upcoming assembly elections in Kerala. Vijayan is looking to retain the throne for the second time in a state where voters have..

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'Kerala has 4 lakh bogus voters': Congress complaints to EC against Vijayan govt [Video]

'Kerala has 4 lakh bogus voters': Congress complaints to EC against Vijayan govt

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan is trying to steal popular mandate by enrolling bogus voters in Kerala, alleged Indian National Congress general secretary Randeep Singh Surjewala. He said that..

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Sabarimala opens for 'Uthram festival', Covid-19 negative certificate mandatory [Video]

Sabarimala opens for 'Uthram festival', Covid-19 negative certificate mandatory

The Sabarimala temple opened on Thursday morning for the "Uthram festival" at the hill shrine in Kerala. The temple will remain open till March 28. Covid-19 negative certificate is mandatory for..

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MoS Muraleedharan rebuts CM Vijayan's allegations on customs department [Video]

MoS Muraleedharan rebuts CM Vijayan's allegations on customs department

While speaking to ANI in Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram on March 07, the Union Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs Ministry, V Muraleedharan rebutted Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan's..

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Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan faces heat in gold smuggling case | Oneindia News [Video]

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan faces heat in gold smuggling case | Oneindia News

In shocking developments, the customs department told the Kerala High Court quoting main accused in the case, Swapna Suresh that the Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan, his three ministers and the Speaker..

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West Coast Canal likely to cut 40% road transportation in Kerala [Video]

West Coast Canal likely to cut 40% road transportation in Kerala

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurated first phase of West Coast Canal waterway, which will connect Thiruvananthapuram to Bekkal in Kasargod district. Total length of this Canal is 620 km..

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Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan tests COVID positive, was administered first vaccine dose on 3 March

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Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan says gods with LDF, draws opposition ire

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Congress' Randeep Surjewala alleges secret understanding between Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan, PM Modi

"There seems to be a secret understanding between Kerala CM and PM Modi. Is it not correct that the decision to purchase 300-megawatt wind power has been purchased by the Kerala government at rates of..
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Never show laxity in campaign in view of media surveys, Kerala CM tells party cadres

"Various survey reports have come now. Election is a political game. So what I would like to request to the Left party workers that do not be complacent and show any laxity in campaign works in the..
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Government will take decision after SC final judgment on Sabarimala: Kerala CM on entry of women in shrine

Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that after the Supreme Court delivers its final verdict on Sabarimala, the state government will discuss it with believers, including those who have a..
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Kerala CM calls Trivandrum Airport as hub of gold smuggling, V Muraleedharan slams back

Union Minister of State, V Muraleedharan on Tuesday hit back at Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan's comment after he called Trivandrum Airport as the hub of gold smuggling. Muraleedharan, in..
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Amit Shah targets Vijayan on gold-smuggling case

BJP got into aggressive campaign mode on Sunday, with Union home minister Amit Shah directly targeting Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan and saying that if BJP was given an opportunity to rule the state for..
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BJP pitches law against ‘love jihad’ as poll plank

A law against “love jihad” will be one of BJP’s election planks in Kerala, state party president K Surendran said on Saturday while pushing the Pinarayi Vijayan government to bring a legislation..
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Kerala CM Vijayan slams Rahul over tractor rally, says Cong's policies responsible for farm sector crisis

Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday mounted a scathing attack on the Congress and its leader Rahul Gandhi, holding the party's neo-liberal policies in the 1990s responsible for the..
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India's first digital university comes up in Kerala

Kerala took a major step forward in its progress towards a knowledge society with the inauguration of the country's first Digital University, based in Technocity at Mangalapuram near here on Saturday...
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Will be happy if Oommen Chandy becomes CM again: Metroman Sreedharan

However, he said that it would be a disaster if the Left under Pinarayi Vijayan returns to power. Ever since the state BJP chief K.Surendran announced that Sreedharan will be officially joining the..
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Kerala to be guardian of kids orphaned during eviction

The state government will take over the guardianship of two sons of the couple who lost their lives while resisting the attachment of three cents of land in which they were residing at Neyyattinkara...
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'Pained to see leaked letter': Kerala governor Arif Khan counters CM Vijayan's charge

A day after Pinarayi Vijayan called governor's decision to not accord sanction to convene the special session of the assembly to discuss and pass a resolution against the three contentious farm laws as..
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Left sweeps local body polls in Kerala

After months of campaign by the United Democratic Front (UDF) and BJP almost destroyed the goodwill that the Pinarayi Vijayan government’s Covid-19 response had generated, the Left Democratic Front..
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Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan announces free Covid-19 vaccine for people in Kerala

Kerala now joins the list of states that have announced free vaccination for its people, like BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh and Bihar.
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PM Modi discusses cyclone situation with Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan

PM Modi virtually discussed the cyclone situation with Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday.​​Vijayan informed the prime minister about the arrangements made by the state to battle..
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After backlash, CM Vijayan puts controversial Kerala Police Act amendment on hold

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday announced that the state government is putting on hold the controversial Kerala Police Amendment ordinance.
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Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan supports new law to check cyber bullying

"No action would be taken against the media or critics till they don't violate the Constitution and stay within limits."
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Gold case money trail leads ED to Kerala CMO door

The money trail in the Kerala-UAE gold smuggling case has brought Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s office in focus with the Enforcement Directorate tracking alleged payoffs of Rs 4 crore in..
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Kerala: Sabarimala temple to open for 5-day monthly ritual today, know guidelines before visiting

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that it will be mandatory to carry the COVID-19 negative certificate to visit the Sabarimala shrine.
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Lavalin case: Come with very strong grounds to shake findings of courts, SC to CBI

The Supreme Court Thursday asked the CBI to come up with very strong grounds against the discharge of Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and two others in the SNC Lavalin graft case, as the high..
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ED turns up heat on Kerala CM with chargesheet in gold case

The primary chargesheet filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday on the Thiruvananthapuram gold smuggling case said prime accused Swapna Suresh met M Sivasankar, former principal..
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Kerala CM: No need for Jaleel to resign, what's the case against him?

Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday rallied behind beleaguered higher education minister K T Jaleel, asserting there was no need for him to resign, as being demanded by the opposition..
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Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan announces '100 days, 100 projects' action plan

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday announced 100 projects in the State that will be completed in the next 100 days, which he said is as part of an action plan to boost the socio-economic..
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Pinarayi Vijayan moves resolution in Assembly urging Centre to reconsider decision to lease Trivandrum airport

Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday moved a resolution in the State Assembly urging the Central Government to reconsider its decision to hand over operations and supervision of Trivandrum..
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Kerala govt opposes privatisation of Trivandrum airport, CM Pinarayi Vijayan writes to PM Modi

Vijayan said that since the state government has rendered assistance to the airport wholeheartedly, including providing land on various stages, the Kerala government has the rightful claim on the..
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Kerala Rains: Idukki Landslide death toll mounts to 26; red alert issued in 6 districts

"A total of 26 deaths have been confirmed in the landslide in Rajamalai. In addition to the 15 bodies found on Friday, the bodies of 11 people were found on Saturday. Three of them have not been..
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Kozhikode Crash: Centre, Kerala govt to each give Rs 10 lakhs to kin of deceased as interim relief

At least 18 people have lost their lives and 149 are under treatment at various hospitals of Malappuram and Kozhikode districts, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan told the media after a high-level..
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Kerala govt announces Rs 10 lakh compensation to kin of AIE flight crash victims

The Kerala government on Saturday announced Rs 10 lakh compensation to the families of those who died when an ill-fated Air India Express flight veered off the runway while attempting to land at the..
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Kozhikode Crash: Plane splits into two after skidding off runway, pilot dead

A pilot of the flight is said to have succumbed in the incident. There were 174 passengers, 10 Infants, 2 Pilots and 5 cabin crew on board the flight. Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan directed to..
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Prayers can be offered with limited people in mosques on Eid al-Adha: Kerala CM

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan welcomed those mosque committees which decided to cancel prayers in view of COVID-19.
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Kerala gold smuggling case: Former Kerala principal secy Sivasankar leaves NIA office after 9 hours of interrogation

M Sivasankar, former Principal Secretary of Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, left the National Investigation Agency (NIA) office in Kochi on Monday evening after he was interrogated by the..
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Kerala third in India in Covid testing : Pinarayi Vijayan


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No complete lockdown as of now, says Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan

With an all-party meeting against another state-wide shutdown, the Kerala government on Friday decided not to go in for a complete lockdown for now, chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said.
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Suspended IAS officer being questioned by NIA

M Sivasankar was served notice and summoned by the probe agency this evening and shortly after, the former IT secretary appeared at the Peroorkada police club, the sources said. After his close links..
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Community spread of Covid-19 in some places of Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala CM

Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday said that there is a community spread in some places in coastal areas of Thiruvananthapuram, where a large number of coronavirus cases have been..
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Gold smuggling case in Kerala being used to destabilize state govt: CPM

The CPM has alleged that the gold smuggling case in Kerala is being used by the BJP and the Congress-led UDF to destabilise the LDF government in the state and the issue is being used to target chief..
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Colour of gold is 'red' in Kerala: BJP chief JP Nadda says CM's office involved in gold smuggling case

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President JP Naada on Sunday slammed the Pinarayi Vijayan-led Kerala government over the recent gold smuggling case, saying that "colour of gold is yellow everywhere but in..
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Kerala: 30kg gold smuggling case gets murky, top bureaucrat's role in question

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Killing of pregnant elephant: Strict action will be taken against the culprits, says Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan

Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday said strict action will be taken against those involved in the killing of the pregnant elephant in Kerala and culprits will be brought to justice.
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Kerala will be able to survive any crisis after Covid-19: CM Pinarayi Vijayan

Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday said the state would be able to survive any other crisis after Covid-19 as it was in the forefront of developing innovative wasy to fight the..
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Kerala SSLC, HSLC exams postponed again, to be held in June due to COVID-19 lockdown extension

The decision as taken at a high-level meeting chaired by Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
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No new positive cases, no new hotspots in Kerala

No new positive cases were reported in Kerala on Wednesday while samples of seven people have returned negative and only 30 Covid-19 patients are under treatment in the state, chief minister Pinarayi..
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'Dangerous' to bring back stranded Keralites without Covid-19 tests, Pinarayi Vijayan writes to PM Modi

Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday urged the Centre to ensure that the NRIs who are returning to the country undergo Covid-19 tests before they board aircraft for their respective..
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Union minister's 'over confidence' jibe shows his 'ignorance': Kerala CM

In a sharp reaction to Union minister V Muraleedharan's jibe that Kerala's "overconfidence" in handling Covid-19 cases had led to a spurt in infections in two districts, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan..
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Congress seeks CBI probe into Kerala Covid-19 data deal

Even as Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan continues to maintain that all was fair in the transfer of coronavirus data to US-based Sprinklr, a Congress leader on Monday, demanded a CBI probe into it after..
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Kerala CM announces financial assistance for fishermen, beedi workers, others

Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday announced that all fishermen in the state will be given Rs 2000 each, while lottery sellers and 'beedi' workers will get Rs 1,000 each, as financial..
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Kerala moots rapid testing, with results in 45 mins-2 hrs

Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan announced on Saturday evening that the state will go in for "rapid testing" to help gauge more quickly and effectively the extent of the virus’s spread within..
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Kerala CM writes to PM on Karnataka blocking key state highway

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has drawn the attention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the action of Karnataka police in blocking a key state highway ferrying essential commodites to the..
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