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  • LDF may become first ruling coalition to retain power in Kerala after 1980: Opinion poll Feb 22, 2021 04:35 PM IST

    LDF may become first ruling coalition to retain power in Kerala after 1980: Opinion poll

    The Asianet-CFore survey, conducted among 10,396 respondents located in 272 urban centres and 811 rural centres, also found that Pinarayi Vijayan was the most-preferred chief ministerial candidate.

  • India's first Digital Varsity comes up in Kerala Feb 20, 2021 06:11 PM IST

    India's first Digital Varsity comes up in Kerala

    the Digital University is part of the state's resolve to embrace new technologies and desire to use them for bringing positive changes in the life of people and become a global hub for higher learning and technology.

  • Union finance ministry asks Kerala to begin land acquisition for Rs 64,000-cr speed rail project Feb 07, 2021 06:16 PM IST

    Union finance ministry asks Kerala to begin land acquisition for Rs 64,000-cr speed rail project

    In a letter to chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan, dated January 5, Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman asked Kerala Rail Development Corporation (K-Rail), the nodal implementation agency, to expedite land acquisition for the most ambitious project of the state till date after obtaining necessary clearances.

  • Business tycoons pledge support to Kerala to build a modern economy Feb 04, 2021 02:41 PM IST

    Business tycoons pledge support to Kerala to build a modern economy

    Meanwhile, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the government will consider setting up an Export Promotion Council for global marketing of its products.

  • Kerala govt announces completion of 2.5 lakh new houses for needy Jan 28, 2021 03:33 PM IST

    Kerala govt announces completion of 2.5 lakh new houses for needy

    "LIFE Mission" (Livelihood, Inclusion, Financial Empowerment) envisages not just giving a roof for those who do not have houses, but also a complete rehabilitation package for the homeless and landless in the state.

  • COVID-19 impact | Nationwide oral polio drive for January 17 put off amid coronavirus vaccine roll-out Jan 12, 2021 03:59 PM IST

    COVID-19 impact | Nationwide oral polio drive for January 17 put off amid coronavirus vaccine roll-out

    The Kerala government on Tuesday issued a circular to its health workers stating that the polio programme was put off at the instruction of the Health Ministry.

  • 10,000 govt offices to be declared 'green' in Kerala on January 26 Jan 06, 2021 01:44 PM IST

    10,000 govt offices to be declared 'green' in Kerala on January 26

    The 'green office' would strictly adhere to the ban on plastic and disposable articles, removal of unused furniture and e-waste and installation of waste treatment facilities for the disposal of organic and inorganic waste and introduction of eco-friendly utensils.

  • Kerala Assembly passes unanimous resolution against central farm laws Dec 31, 2020 07:04 PM IST

    Kerala Assembly passes unanimous resolution against central farm laws

    Moving the resolution, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan alleged that the central laws have been amended to help the corporates.

  • Kerala govt announces Rs 10,000 crore worth development projects in next 100 days Dec 24, 2020 07:21 PM IST

    Kerala govt announces Rs 10,000 crore worth development projects in next 100 days

    Making the announcements, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the Left government could "successfully complete" 570 of the total 600 poll promises mentioned in the LDF's election manifesto besides hundreds of other projects not part of it since 2016.

  • Farmers' protest | Shetkari Sanghatan urges Centre not to withdraw agri reform laws, suggests amendments Dec 21, 2020 08:27 PM IST

    Farmers' protest | Shetkari Sanghatan urges Centre not to withdraw agri reform laws, suggests amendments

    States and not Centre should have the authority to decide on APMCs and contract farming, the farmers' group says.

  • COVID-19 vaccine will be provided free of cost in Kerala: CM Pinarayi Vijayan Dec 12, 2020 09:15 PM IST

    COVID-19 vaccine will be provided free of cost in Kerala: CM Pinarayi Vijayan

    Kerala recorded 5,949 new COVID-19 cases and 32 deaths on December 12, taking the tally to 6.64 lakh and the toll to 2,594, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said.

  • Not an attack on freedom of speech: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan on controversial Police Act amendment Nov 22, 2020 06:07 PM IST

    Not an attack on freedom of speech: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan on controversial Police Act amendment

    The opposition parties had alleged that the amendment to the Kerala Police Act would give more power to the police and also curtail the freedom of the press, the charge which was rejected by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan

  • Kerala Guv signs controversial Police Act amendment ordinance Nov 22, 2020 05:20 PM IST

    Kerala Guv signs controversial Police Act amendment ordinance

    The opposition parties had alleged that the amendment would give more power to the police and also curtail the freedom of the press.

  • Explained | What Kerala’s move to fix floor price for vegetables means for consumers and farmers Oct 28, 2020 01:47 PM IST

    Explained | What Kerala’s move to fix floor price for vegetables means for consumers and farmers

    What impact will the action have on consumers, what does it mean for a state that is dependent on outside produce, how will the scheme be implemented, and other key questions answered

  • Kerala first state to fix floor price for vegetables: CM Pinarayi Vijayan Oct 27, 2020 06:18 PM IST

    Kerala first state to fix floor price for vegetables: CM Pinarayi Vijayan

    The vegetables would be graded as per the quality and the floor price fixed accordingly, Vijayan said.

  • Harsh Vardhan's comments should not be taken as criticism of Kerala's COVID-19 management: CM Pinarayi Vijayan Oct 20, 2020 07:57 AM IST

    Harsh Vardhan's comments should not be taken as criticism of Kerala's COVID-19 management: CM Pinarayi Vijayan

    With Kerala witnessing a spurt in infections recently, Harsh Vardhan said the state was "paying the price for gross negligence” during Onam festivities when unlocking of services along with an increase in travel for trade and tourism led to the spread of COVID-19.

  • Kerala's COVID tally inching towards three lakh mark Oct 12, 2020 07:38 PM IST

    Kerala's COVID tally inching towards three lakh mark

    Of the positive cases, 4,767 were infected through contact, 48 had come from abroad and 86 from other states.

  • Some are trying to sabotage development activities of Kerala govt: CM Pinarayi Vijayan Sep 14, 2020 06:41 PM IST

    Some are trying to sabotage development activities of Kerala govt: CM Pinarayi Vijayan

    Pinarayi Vijayan was responding to media reports about alleged corruption in the Life Mission project which envisaged construction of free houses for homeless poor in the state.

  • Owners of Kerala-based finance company Popular Finance held in Rs 2000 crore fraud Aug 29, 2020 10:45 PM IST

    Owners of Kerala-based finance company Popular Finance held in Rs 2000 crore fraud

    Popular Finance, headquartered in Pathanamthitta district, has been engaged in the business of gold loans since 1965 and has 284 branches spread across five states.

  • Leasing Thiruvananthapuram airport: Legislative assembly in Kerala passes resolution urging Centre to reconsider decision Aug 24, 2020 11:59 AM IST

    Leasing Thiruvananthapuram airport: Legislative assembly in Kerala passes resolution urging Centre to reconsider decision

    Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan-led state government is against leasing the Thiruvananthapuram International Airport to a private operator.

  • Gold smuggling to direct fund transfers, Kerala sinking in Dubai’s quicksand Aug 22, 2020 12:35 PM IST

    Gold smuggling to direct fund transfers, Kerala sinking in Dubai’s quicksand

    If the story currently unfolding in Kerala holds true to its script, the Rs 20 crore deal powered by Rs 4 crore kickback can only be a prelude

  • Kerala cops using call records of COVID-19 patients for contact tracing: CM Pinarayi Vijayan Aug 13, 2020 08:08 AM IST

    Kerala cops using call records of COVID-19 patients for contact tracing: CM Pinarayi Vijayan

    In his daily COVID-19 media briefing, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said using call records of patients was the most effective way of contact tracing and the state had been using this method for a few months.

  • Air India Express crash: Plane with 190 onboard overshot runway while landing at Kozhikode Aug 07, 2020 08:53 PM IST

    Air India Express crash: Plane with 190 onboard overshot runway while landing at Kozhikode

    Sixteen people, including the two pilots, have been reported dead and over 130 injured in the crash.

  • At least 13 killed in landslide in Kerala's Idukki, PM Modi condoles loss of lives Aug 07, 2020 05:36 PM IST

    At least 13 killed in landslide in Kerala's Idukki, PM Modi condoles loss of lives

    Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said a 50-member strong special task force team of the Fire Force has been dispatched to Rajamalai in Idukki district to aid the rescue effort

  • Kerala gold smuggling case: IAS officer M Sivasankar suspended; witness in UAE consulate leaves country Jul 17, 2020 07:50 AM IST

    Kerala gold smuggling case: IAS officer M Sivasankar suspended; witness in UAE consulate leaves country

    Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan announced the suspension of M Sivasankar for 'violation' of All-India Service Rules.

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