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"This is the achievement of the people. They were very clear that the protagonists of negative politics were kept away from power," Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said.(ANI )

Protagonists of negative politics defeated: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan

By Ramesh Babu, Thiruvananthapuram
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 01:28 AM IST
In an interview to HT, Vijayan credited the Left Democratic Front’s (LDF) win, which bucked a four-decade-old electoral trend of the state changing governments every five years, to welfare measures, transparency and development.
Kerala on Wednesday logged over 41,000 coronavirus cases. (PTI PHOTO.)(HT_PRINT)
Kerala on Wednesday logged over 41,000 coronavirus cases. (PTI PHOTO.)(HT_PRINT)

100 priests Covid positive, 2 die after Church event in Kerala’s Munnar

By HT Correspondent, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2021 04:10 AM IST
  • The retreat was held between April 13-17, a period when Kerala was seeing an average cases with the test positivity rate of 20 per cent. It was also held at a time when Covid-19 restrictions were in place.
Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan.(ANI)
Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan.(ANI)

News updates from HT: Kerala CM Vijayan writes to PM Modi amid Covid surge

UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2021 04:54 PM IST
  • Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan.(ANI file photo)
Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan.(ANI file photo)

Covid: Kerala CM Vijayan writes to PM Modi seeking oxygen, vaccines, ventilators

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Avik Roy, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 05, 2021 04:27 PM IST
Kerala on Tuesday added 37,190 new Covid-19 disease cases and 57 more deaths, taking the caseload and death toll to 1,701,979 and 5,507 respectively. The active cases in the state are at 356,872 and recoveries are nearing 1.34 million.
Metro Man E Sreedharan, drafted by the BJP late in the day (he joined the party three weeks before the election) and projected as the chief ministerial candidate did not help the party’s chances.(ANI Photo)
Metro Man E Sreedharan, drafted by the BJP late in the day (he joined the party three weeks before the election) and projected as the chief ministerial candidate did not help the party’s chances.(ANI Photo)

In Kerala, BJP loses lone seat won in 2016

By Ramesh Babu, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2021 06:10 AM IST
BJP national leaders raised many issues such as Love Jihad, the entry of women into Sabarimala etc-- but they failed to enthuse voters.
Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan during a road show in Kannur on April 4. (PTI Photo) (PTI)
Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan during a road show in Kannur on April 4. (PTI Photo) (PTI)

Assembly Elections 2021: Left is right in Kerala, again

By Ramesh Babu, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2021 03:14 AM IST
Winning 98 out of the 140 seats in the assembly, the CPI (M)-led Left Democratic Front has made history of sorts in Kerala. The new ministry headed by Vijayan is likely to be sworn in on Tuesday
KT Jaleel quit his post in the Kerala cabinet on Tuesday, days after the Lokayukta order holding him guilty of abuse of power. (File Photo)
KT Jaleel quit his post in the Kerala cabinet on Tuesday, days after the Lokayukta order holding him guilty of abuse of power. (File Photo)

KT Jaleel quits Kerala cabinet | Here's all you need to know

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON APR 13, 2021 03:48 PM IST
KT Jaleel had moved the Kerala High Court on Monday, seeking a stay on the Lokayukta report which held him guilty of abusing his position of authority. However, on Tuesday, the minister forwarded his letter of resignation from the Kerala cabinet to the chief minister and the governor.
The decision was taken at a virtual cabinet meeting here chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.(HT/File Photo)
The decision was taken at a virtual cabinet meeting here chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.(HT/File Photo)

Kerala CM ordering probe against central agencies shows his fear: MM Hassan

ANI | , Kochi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 28, 2021 11:12 AM IST
Hassan also alleged that when the inquiry was extended, the chief minister, speaker and the Communist Party of India (Marxist) party made a tie-up with the BJP at the national level.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi credited the people of Kerala as the inspiration behind his poll promise. (ANI Photo)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi credited the people of Kerala as the inspiration behind his poll promise. (ANI Photo)

Rahul Gandhi says Kerala’s economy central issue, pegs NYAY as solution

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2021 08:40 PM IST
  • Rahul Gandhi said Kerala’s economy resembles a car without fuel and that chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan is looking for answers to the state’s problems in the wrong place.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan refuted the allegation and said there is a conspiracy to target the Chief Minister's office in the matter.(PTI)
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan refuted the allegation and said there is a conspiracy to target the Chief Minister's office in the matter.(PTI)

Congress targets Kerala CM Vijayan on fishing contract with US firm

PTI | , Kozhikode
PUBLISHED ON MAR 25, 2021 07:19 PM IST
"There is ample evidence to substantiate that the Chief Minister was well aware of the project and all details about the controversial proposal submitted by the US-based firm," Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala alleged.
File Photo (PTI)
File Photo (PTI)

Gold smuggling case: ED moves Kerala HC, seeks quashing of FIR against officials

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 23, 2021 05:49 PM IST
In its plea, the ED alleged the FIR was registered against its unnamed officials with "ulterior motive of derailing the statutory investigation".
“We have made it clear that we are with believers. Once the court takes a final decision we will talk to all concerned parties,” said Pinarayi Vijayan. (PTI)(HT_PRINT)
“We have made it clear that we are with believers. Once the court takes a final decision we will talk to all concerned parties,” said Pinarayi Vijayan. (PTI)(HT_PRINT)

'Parties using Sabarimala issue to target govt': Pinarayi Vijayan

By Ramesh Babu, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2021 05:26 AM IST
  • Expressing confidence that the Left Democratic Front, led by CPI(M), will return to power, the CM said the opposition parties were targeting the government with an eye on elections.
Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan. (PTI)
Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan. (PTI)

‘Communal forces will never be welcome in Kerala’: Pinarayi Vijayan

UPDATED ON MAR 14, 2021 06:33 AM IST
"Kerala is a land known for and committed to secularism. We think in terms of humanity, not in terms of faith. Therefore, communal forces will never be welcome here. I don’t see any future for it," Vijayan said.
Union home minister Amit Shah is going to Kerala and Tamil Nadu for a day long visit.
Union home minister Amit Shah is going to Kerala and Tamil Nadu for a day long visit.

Amit Shah visits Kerala as Vijayan govt battles to rid gold smuggling taint

By Ramesh Babu | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Thiruvananthapuram
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 10:50 AM IST
  • Earlier, the CM had hit out at BJP's minister of state for external affairs, V Muraleedharan, alleging after his elevation, smuggling from West Asian countries increased manifold
Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan has asked the Ernakulam district collector to provide adequate protection to Hanan, who sold fish in a local market at Thammanam in the city after college hours.(HT/File Photo)
Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan has asked the Ernakulam district collector to provide adequate protection to Hanan, who sold fish in a local market at Thammanam in the city after college hours.(HT/File Photo)

Kerala HC quashes government order to pay employees missing on strike days

By Ramesh Babu | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Thiruvananthapuram
PUBLISHED ON FEB 03, 2021 10:59 AM IST
  • The court also rejected the contention that leave could be granted to employees who had not attended their duty on the two days of union strike against the Central government.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan during a farmers' protest meet.(PTI File Photo )
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan during a farmers' protest meet.(PTI File Photo )

Cinema theatres exempted from entertainment tax in Kerala till March: CM

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2021 06:31 PM IST
While other demands of cinema theatres have been accepted, as indicated in the chief minister’s tweet, there is no clarity yet on whether the GST on tickets has been reduced.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking his immediate intervention to evacuate Indians stranded in Coronavirus-hit Wuhan in central China.(PTI PHOTO.)
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking his immediate intervention to evacuate Indians stranded in Coronavirus-hit Wuhan in central China.(PTI PHOTO.)

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan writes to PM, wants to airlift those stranded in China

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2020 08:13 PM IST
In the letter, he said, since the situation in Wuhan was grave it would be appropriate to operate special flights to the area to airlift Indian nationals stranded there. He said among the stranded majority are students from the state.
Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Monday that the Kerala government was taking precautionary actions and closely monitoring the situation after a suspected case of Nipah virus was reported in Kochi.(PTI File Photo)
Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Monday that the Kerala government was taking precautionary actions and closely monitoring the situation after a suspected case of Nipah virus was reported in Kochi.(PTI File Photo)

‘No need to panic’, says Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan after a suspected case of Nipah virus

Thiruvananthapuram | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2019 01:27 AM IST
“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.
“It was the political stand taken by the LDF that resulted in BJP failing to get any seats in the state.(HT Photo)
“It was the political stand taken by the LDF that resulted in BJP failing to get any seats in the state.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha election results | ‘Defeat was unexpected’: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan

Thiruvananthapuram | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 07:24 PM IST
Vijayan, who issued a release instead of meeting the media after the setback, said his party would examine in detail the factors which led to the dismal performance.
The malfunctioning of EVMs was pointed out by none other than Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.(ANI Photo)
The malfunctioning of EVMs was pointed out by none other than Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.(ANI Photo)

Lok Sabha Election 2019 Phase 3 - ‘Had to wait for a while’: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan on faulty EVMs

Thiruvananthapuram | By IANS
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2020 02:48 PM IST
The malfunctioning was pointed out by none other than Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan who said that election officials appear to have failed to ensure that the EVMs worked properly.
Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan defended helping the two women in gaining entry to the Sabarimala temple as he accused the Sangh Parivar of trying to incite trouble in the state.(ANI Photo)
Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan defended helping the two women in gaining entry to the Sabarimala temple as he accused the Sangh Parivar of trying to incite trouble in the state.(ANI Photo)

Was duty bound to help, says Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan on 2 women entering Sabarimala

Hindustan Times | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2019 06:42 PM IST
The entry of Bindu Ammini and Kanakadurga into the temple under police protection early on Wednesday sparked violence across the state as protesters blocked roads at many places and clashed with police.
In this file photo dated Dec 24, 2014, a ‘Karppoorazhi’ procession is being taken out at Lord Ayyappa temple, in Sabarimala.(PTI)
In this file photo dated Dec 24, 2014, a ‘Karppoorazhi’ procession is being taken out at Lord Ayyappa temple, in Sabarimala.(PTI)

Won’t allow RSS to turn Sabarimala into another Ayodhya, says Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan

Hindustan Times, Sabarimala | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2018 12:36 PM IST
Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Tuesday he will not allow the RSS to turn the Sabarimala temple into another Ayodhya, referring to the disputed religious site in the Uttar Pradesh town.
Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Puducherry on Wednesday sent officials instead of ministers for a meeting called by Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan to discuss arrangements for the annual Sabarimala pilgrimage season starting next month.(PTI)
Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Puducherry on Wednesday sent officials instead of ministers for a meeting called by Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan to discuss arrangements for the annual Sabarimala pilgrimage season starting next month.(PTI)

Ministers skip meeting on Sabarimala called by Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan

Hindustan Times,Thiruvanathapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2018 12:08 AM IST
The meeting, which was to be inaugurated by the chief minister was later opened by Kerala’s Devasom Minister Kadakampally Surendran.
Sabrimala Achara Samrakshan Samiti protest at Nilakkal Base camp in Pathanamthitta against the lifting of ban by Supreme Court on the entry of women of menstruating age inside the Sabarimala temple.(HT file photo)
Sabrimala Achara Samrakshan Samiti protest at Nilakkal Base camp in Pathanamthitta against the lifting of ban by Supreme Court on the entry of women of menstruating age inside the Sabarimala temple.(HT file photo)

RSS turned Sabarimala pilgrim spot into a battleground: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2018 01:08 PM IST
Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan was commenting on the protests that prevented the entry of women of menstruating age inside the Sabarimala temple despite the Supreme Cour order.
Flood-affected people receive food at a relief camp set up inside a school in Kochi in Kerala on August 23, 2018.(AP)
Flood-affected people receive food at a relief camp set up inside a school in Kochi in Kerala on August 23, 2018.(AP)

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan gets an earful from flood survivors at relief camps

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2018 08:52 PM IST
Kerala flood survivors say Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s visit to relief camps was “customary in nature” and policemen prevented them from airing their grievances.
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