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12th Chief Minister of Kerala

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Pinarayi Vijayan: 12th Chief Minister of Kerala
Pinarayi Vijayan, IPA: [piɳɐrɐːji ʋid͡ʒɐjɐn̺], 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). 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. He is the first chief minister from Kerala to be re-elected after completing a full term in office.

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Kerala CM on IS widows' return: Vijayan says it is a national issue | Oneindia News [Video]

Kerala CM on IS widows' return: Vijayan says it is a national issue | Oneindia News

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan said the state has no role to play in bringing back widows of Islamic State fighters to India. A Delhi-based website had on March 15 last year released a video showing 4..

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13,550 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Kerala today from 1,23,225 sample tests in the last 24 hours with a TPR of 11 percent.
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Complete lockdown in Kerala on THESE days: CM Pinarayi Vijayan makes BIG announcement

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Kerala CM writes to 11 CMs of non-BJP states to press Centre on procuring Covid-19 vaccines

Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday wrote to 11 CMs of non-BJP ruled states seeking a united effort to press the Centre to procure Covid-19 vaccines and ensure free universal vaccination...
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Lockdown in Kerala extended till June 9: What's open, what's shut

Meanwhile, the triple lockdown in Malappuram district has been withdrawn, informed Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
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Pinarayi Vijayan keeps 28 departments, all key policy files to be sent to him


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Pinarayi Vijayan sworn in as Kerala CM for second time, son-in-law included in cabinet

Vijayan was elected the parliamentary party leader on Tuesday. The new Kerala state cabinet will have 21 members including the Chief Minister.
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Ex-journalist Veena may be Kerala health mantri

Aranmula MLA and former journalist Veena George is tipped to succeed KK Shailaja as Kerala’s health minister in the second Pinarayi Vijayan government while CPM state secretariat member KN Balagopal..
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Shocking! KK Shailaja left out of Pinarayi Vijayan cabinet despite getting praise for handling COVID-19 situation

KK Shailaja's exclusion has drawn sharp criticism on social media, even from rivals like Congress leader Shashi Tharoor.
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Pinarayi Vijayan elected CPI (M) Parliamentary party leader


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After romping home, Pinarayi claims BJP traded votes to UDF nominees


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After 44 years, Kerala picks repeat over reboot

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PM Modi congratulates Mamata, Vijayan, Stalin for poll win

PM Modi on Sunday congratulated West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on her party's win in the assembly polls and assured the Centre's all possible support to the state government to fulfil people's..
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Kerala Election Results 2021 LIVE Updates: LDF could become first govt to retain power in state as counting picks pace

The Left's stunning performance can be attributed to no one other than Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan who led from the front.
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Covid vaccination for those over 18 may be delayed as Kerala yet to get vaccines: Vijayan

Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said that Covid vaccination for those over 18 years of age may be delayed as the state is yet to get the vaccine from manufacturers.
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Sneak peek into Kerala exit polls 'predict' Left's return

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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

In reply, chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the gods are with the LDF government. “Ayyappa and other gods… are with this government because it has protected all the people. The gods have always..
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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

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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 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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Kerala to be guardian of kids orphaned during eviction

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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 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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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 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

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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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