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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 was 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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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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Coronavirus outbreak: All cinema theatres across Kerala to remain closed till March 31

Earlier, on Tuesday, Chief Minister of Kerala Pinarayi Vijayan had confirmed six more cases of coronavirus in the state, taking the total number of cases in the state to 12.
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Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan flays ban on Malayalam channels


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

Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday appealed to the External Affairs Minister to take necessary steps and arrange for safe return of hundreds of fishermen, including Keralites, trapped in..
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PM Modi has 'maligned' anti-CAA protests in Kerala: Pinarayi Vijayan

A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a reference to the Kerala chief minister's statement on extremists infiltrating anti-CAA protests here, Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday hit back, saying he had..
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PM's reference to CAA protests in Kerala 'factually incorrect' and 'condemnable': Pinarayi Vijayan


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CAA underlines the agenda of Hindutva and Hindu Rashtra: CM Pinarayi Vijayan


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Coronavirus: Kerala CM writes to external affairs minister Jaishankar

Amid reports that a Keralite nurse working in Saudi Arabia has tested positive for the new coronavirus, chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday urged External Affairs minister S Jaishankar to take..
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Kerala to conduct its own census, won't implement NPR: Kerala finance minister Thomas Isaac

Talking about the decision taken by chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan led government, Isaac said: "It will be counterproductive in a state like Kerala where assembly unanimously has adopted a resolution..
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'Not just a rubber stamp': Kerala Governor says he should have been informed before govt moved SC against CAA

Commenting of the Pinarayi Vijayan's government, Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan said he came to know about the state's decision to move the Supreme Court through newspapers.
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Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan meets JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh

Chief minister of Kerala Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday met JNU Students' Union (JNUSU) President Aishe Ghosh here at Kerala House on Saturday. This meeting comes in the backdrop of masked mob violence..
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Go the Kerala way: Pinarayi to CMs of 11 states on CAA

Days after Kerala assembly passed a resolution demanding that the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act be scrapped, chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday sent letters to 11 non-BJP chief..
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Kerala CM Pinarai Vijayan writes to Mamata Banerjee


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Kerala govt to press Centre to frame law for expatriates'

The Kerala government on Thursday said it would press the Centre to frame necessary legislation to ensure the welfare of expatriates. Inaugurating a conference being held as part of the second Loka..
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Amid UDF's call for boycott, Kerala CM shares Rahul Gandhi's letter lauding 'Loka Kerala Sabha'

Ahead of addressing the delegate session of the ongoing second edition of Loka Kerala Sabha, state chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan tweeted on Thursday to thank Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for lauding..
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In his new book, RSS leader J Nandakumar accuses Mamata Banerjee of 'Islamisation of Bengal'

Cornering Bengal chief minister, the RSS leader also accused the Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan to be "an admirer of the Bengali method of executions that he asked Kerala CPM cadres to learn..
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Kerala CM says 'assemblies have their own privileges' as BJP slams state's resolution against CAA

Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday strongly defended the move to pass a resolution against the the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and said that "the state assemblies have their own..
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Resolution in Kerala Assembly is against unconstitutional Act passed by Centre: Pinarayi Vijayan


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Kerala Assembly passes resolution to demand withdrawal of CAA

Moved by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, the resolution was supported by all the MLAs except BJP's O Rajagopal.
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Ruling, opposition fronts hold joint protest in Kerala against CAA

Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Leader of Opposition in the state assembly, Ramesh Chennithala began a joint "satyagraha" here on Monday to protest against the controversial Citizenship..
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Ban on single-use plastic from January 1 in Kerela

This decision was taken in the cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister of Kerela Pinarayi Vijayan.
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Rahul Gandhi writes to Kerala CM over death of schoolgirl due to snakebite

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday wrote to Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan on the death of a schoolgirl bitten by a snake inside her classroom, stating that the school's "crumbling..
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Ayodhya verdict: Kerala CM urges all to maintain peace

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan has appealed to all citizens to exercise restraint when reacting to the Supreme Court verdict to be delivered on Saturday morning on the sensitive Ayodhya dispute, whatsoever..
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RSS agenda in Amit Shah’s Hindi stand: Kerala CM

Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan came down heavily on Union home minister Amit Shah for trying to make Hindi the national language. He said that Sangh Parivar and now the BJP government at the..
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'Sangh Parivar must relinquish divisive policies': Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan slams 'Hindi imposition'

Vijayan said that the idea of Hindi unifying the country is absurd in the first place because it is not the mother tongue for the majority of Indians.
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'Kochi's Water Metro project will start its first phase by March': Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan

Vijayan said at an event for the ground-breaking ceremony of the first terminal of the water metro here.
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Rahul Gandhi writes to Pinarayi Vijayan, Arjun Munda for reconstruction steps in flood-hit areas in Kerala

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has written to Union minister Arjun Munda and Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan, urging them for early payment of compensation to tribals and reconstruction measures..
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Kerala CM greets Advani at airport, enquires about health

Vijayan had arrived at the airport at around 5.40 pm when he was informed about Advani's arrival at the Cochin International Airport, BJP sources said. The senior CPI(M) leader spent five minutes with..
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80 landslides reported in Kerala, rescue ops on war footing: CM Pinarayi Vijayan

"Accidents have happened in unexpected areas.... 80 landslides in various parts of the state. Malappuram, Kavalappara, Bhoothalam Colony and Puthumala in Wayanad are worst affected," Vijayan said..
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We will keep our promises to Nissan, insists Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan

Nissan had expressed disappointment over the Kerala government's failure to keep its promises.
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Kerala govt orders judicial probe into Idukki custodial death case

Announcing the decision, Vijayan said former Kerala High Court judge K Narayana Kurup will probe the incident relating to the death of 49-year-old Rajkumar in police custody and file a report within..
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Kerala CM raises setting up AIIMS, Ayurveda research institute at NITI Aayog meet

Vijayan maintained that his government has identified sites for establishing AIIMS-like institute in the southern state according to the direction of the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
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NITI Aayog has not played much expected role of facilitator: Pinarayi Vijayan


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Kerala CM raises issue of Thiruvananthapuram Airport's privatisation in meeting with PM Modi

This is for the first time that Vijayan was meeting Modi after he assumed office for the second time following the BJP-led NDA's victory in the Lok Sabha polls.
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Over 100 booked for posting comments against Kerala CM

The Kerala government has slapped cases on 119 people for posting objectionable comments on social media against chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan, since he took charge three years ago. A reply document..
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Government closely monitoring Nipah virus situation: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan

"The government is closely monitoring the current situation," Vijayan said in a Facebook post and urged everyone to follow the instructions of the Health Department.
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Kerela CM Vijayan urges Rahul Gandhi to raise farmer's relief issue in Parliament

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has told Rahul Gandhi that the issue of providing relief to the families of farmers, who committed suicide over failure to repay bank loans, needs to be taken up..
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Farmers suicide: Relief issue should be raised in Parliament, says Pinarayi Vijayan


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