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“The present circumstance is that we are facing [an] acute shortage of the jab. That is the truth,” Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said.(HT Photo)

Kerala flags Covid-19 vaccine shortage; to approach Centre for increased supply

Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 27, 2021 05:31 PM IST
Vijayan said that Kerala was one of the states which had implemented the vaccination drive against the disease in an effective manner.
"If we get an adequate number of vaccines from the Centre, at the pace of vaccination carried out in the state, 60% of Kerala's population can be vaccinated,” Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said.(HT Photo)
"If we get an adequate number of vaccines from the Centre, at the pace of vaccination carried out in the state, 60% of Kerala's population can be vaccinated,” Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said.(HT Photo)

Kerala CM Vijayan announces further Covid-19 restrictions in state

Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2021 11:14 PM IST
On Friday, 17,518 people tested positive for the disease in Kerala while 132 more succumbed to their illness. So far, 3,235,533 cases have been reported and the death toll stood at 15,871.
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said the lack of investors in Kerala is affecting the employment situation in the state. (PTI)
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said the lack of investors in Kerala is affecting the employment situation in the state. (PTI)

'Whatever your politics is': Tharoor's message on exit of Kitex from Kerala

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON JUL 11, 2021 04:19 PM IST
Shashi Tharoor on Sunday tweeted that Kitex's exit from Kerala and said it is time to put the state first.
The Chhattisgarh Police have booked suspended IPS officer GP Singh for sedition citing documents “promoting enmity” and “conspiracy against the government” allegedly recovered in the raids at his premises last week.(Representative image/PTI)
The Chhattisgarh Police have booked suspended IPS officer GP Singh for sedition citing documents “promoting enmity” and “conspiracy against the government” allegedly recovered in the raids at his premises last week.(Representative image/PTI)

News updates from HT: Chhattisgarh Police books suspended officer for sedition

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 09, 2021 01:07 PM IST
  • Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
18-month-old Muhammad, whose 15-year-old sister also suffers from Spinal Muscular Atrophy, will have to be administered the medicine before he attains the age of two. (HT photo)
18-month-old Muhammad, whose 15-year-old sister also suffers from Spinal Muscular Atrophy, will have to be administered the medicine before he attains the age of two. (HT photo)

Pinarayi Vijayan urges PM Modi to waive off tax on life-saving drug for infant

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Ayshee Bhaduri | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 09, 2021 12:34 PM IST
  • The infant’s family from Kerala’s Kannur district was able to afford the medicine, which costs a whopping 18 crore, through an online crowdfunding initiative.
Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan.(ANI)
Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan.(ANI)

Deceased Covid patient’s body can be taken home for up to an hour: Kerala CM

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Avik Roy
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2021 08:30 PM IST
  • The decision comes at backdrop of union health ministry starting earlier in the day that the number of cases of Delta Plus variant of Covid-19 has now risen to 51 from 48
The menu under the 'In-Car dining' will cover breakfast, lunch and dinner besides snacks. (Photo by Vivek R. Nair/HT Photo)
The menu under the 'In-Car dining' will cover breakfast, lunch and dinner besides snacks. (Photo by Vivek R. Nair/HT Photo)

Kerala to offer 'In-Car Dining', food will be served in parked vehicles

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2021 10:26 PM IST
Under 'In-Car Dining', the customers can remain in their parked vehicles and place their orders at KTDC's Aahaar restaurants. The orders will reach the customer's vehicle, tourism minister PA Mohamed Riyas explained.
Pinarayi Vijayan and K Sudhakaran went to the same college and their 'friendly banter' continues.
Pinarayi Vijayan and K Sudhakaran went to the same college and their 'friendly banter' continues.

'Kidnapping plot, college fight': Vijayan, Sudhakaran are not long-lost friends

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2021 03:15 PM IST
As K Sudhakaran became the Kerala Congress president early this week and recollected some college memories which also featured Pinarayi Vijayan, Kerala CPM and Congress are lobbing charges over who is speaking the truth.
"Depending on the Covid-19 situation, restrictions will be imposed region-wise. It will be implemented by local bodies," Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said. In picture - Policemen on duty during lockdown in Kochi, Kerala.(AP)
"Depending on the Covid-19 situation, restrictions will be imposed region-wise. It will be implemented by local bodies," Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said. In picture - Policemen on duty during lockdown in Kochi, Kerala.(AP)

Covid-19 lockdown strategy in Kerala to change after June 16: Pinarayi Vijayan

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 14, 2021 09:30 PM IST
The chief minister’s comments came as 7,719 people in the state tested positive for the coronavirus disease on the day while 161 more people succumbed to the infection.
"I request that the Union Government may kindly take the lead in assessing the vaccine demand of each State and float a global tender taking into account the cumulative need," Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan said in his letter to PM Modi.(Reuters)
"I request that the Union Government may kindly take the lead in assessing the vaccine demand of each State and float a global tender taking into account the cumulative need," Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan said in his letter to PM Modi.(Reuters)

Kerala CM Vijayan writes to PM Modi, says Centre should procure Covid-19 vaccine

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 24, 2021 09:03 PM IST
Pinarayi Vijayan said that a universal vaccination drive is the only way to achieve herd immunity against the coronavirus disease in the long run. He also said that the scarce supply of vaccines in relation to the vast demand is the biggest hurdle for achieving universal vaccination.
The CPI(M)-led LDF government retained power in Kerala by winning 99 seats against 41 seats of Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) in the assembly polls.(HT_PRINT)
The CPI(M)-led LDF government retained power in Kerala by winning 99 seats against 41 seats of Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) in the assembly polls.(HT_PRINT)

Kerala govt's swearing-in today, 500 people expected to attend

Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 20, 2021 08:17 AM IST
On Wednesday, the Kerala High Court ruled that a physical swearing-in ceremony of the government will be permitted as long as the number of people participating are restricted to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan.(File Photo)
Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan.(File Photo)

Kerala HC allows physical swearing in of Pinarayi government

PTI | , Kochi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 19, 2021 09:54 PM IST
Imposing further restrictions on the function, the court said, "Political parties shall take a decision as to whether all the MLAs are required to be present in the swearing-in ceremony."
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Tuesday extended the deadline for its global tender for vaccine supply to Mumbai by a week, to March 25. (HT file photo)
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Tuesday extended the deadline for its global tender for vaccine supply to Mumbai by a week, to March 25. (HT file photo)

News updates from HT: BMC extends global tender deadline for Covid-19 vaccines

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 18, 2021 05:00 PM IST
  • Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Chief Minister of Kerala Pinarayi Vijayan addresses a press conference after winning the party in Kerala Polls at Kannoore, in Dharmadom. (ANI Photo)
Chief Minister of Kerala Pinarayi Vijayan addresses a press conference after winning the party in Kerala Polls at Kannoore, in Dharmadom. (ANI Photo)

Pinarayi forms new cabinet, ‘coronavirus slayer’ KK Shailja dropped: 5 points

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Arpan Rai, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2021 04:32 PM IST
Vijayan, aiming to rule the state for the next five years, has revamped his cabinet with 11 new faces and only inducted freshers. The state health minister in the outgoing assembly, KK Shailaja, who played a leading role in the fight against Covid-19 disease outbreak has not found a place in the new cabinet.
The LDF has entrusted chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan to decide the portfolios of the ministers, officials said.(File photo)
The LDF has entrusted chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan to decide the portfolios of the ministers, officials said.(File photo)

Pinarayi Vijayan-led Kerala govt to be sworn on May 20

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 17, 2021 03:31 PM IST
The Communist Party of India (M)-led LDF retained power in Kerala by winning 99 seats against 41 seats of Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) in the assembly polls. BJP could not win any seat.
Dennis Joseph, Malayalam screenwriter-director, dies due to a heart attack at 63(Twitter/MammoottyFC369/IS_NITHIN_M)
Dennis Joseph, Malayalam screenwriter-director, dies due to a heart attack at 63(Twitter/MammoottyFC369/IS_NITHIN_M)

Dennis Joseph, Malayalam screenwriter-director, dies due to heart attack at 63

ANI |
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2021 01:19 PM IST
Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan condoles demise of popular Malayalam screenwriter and director Dennis Joseph who passed away at a private hospital in Kottayam following a heart attack on Monday evening.
Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan spoke to Hindustan Times about how he did it, and stressed that his party’s return to power will help Left and secular forces across the country.(PTI)
Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan spoke to Hindustan Times about how he did it, and stressed that his party’s return to power will help Left and secular forces across the country.(PTI)

Historic victory in Kerala will certainly reinvigorate Left: Pinarayi Vijayan

By Ramesh Babu, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2021 06:23 AM IST
"It’s true that we have received setbacks in Bengal. But the historic victory in Kerala will certainly reinvigorate Left and secular forces in the country," Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said.
The victory will boost Pinarayi Vijayan’s position in the party.(File photo)
The victory will boost Pinarayi Vijayan’s position in the party.(File photo)

What the verdict means for Pinarayi Vijayan

UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2021 08:10 AM IST
Pinarayi Vijayan breaks trend, becomes key Left leader
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, who is contesting from Dharmadam, watches the election trends along with party members, in Thiruvananthapuram. (ANI Photo)
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, who is contesting from Dharmadam, watches the election trends along with party members, in Thiruvananthapuram. (ANI Photo)

Yechury, Prakash Karat laud Pinarayi Vijayan as LDF prepares for a comeback

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 02, 2021 04:02 PM IST
  • The ruling LDF is leading in 98 seats out of 140 seats. Congress-led UDF is leading in 42 seats while the BJP is not leading in any constituency, election officials familiar with the developments told HT.
Janardhanan, a beedi worker, from Kannur who donated his entire savings of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>two lakh to the CMDRF so that others could get free vaccines.(ANI)
Janardhanan, a beedi worker, from Kannur who donated his entire savings of two lakh to the CMDRF so that others could get free vaccines.(ANI)

Beedi worker from Kerala donates life savings for free Covid-19 vaccines

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 28, 2021 04:47 PM IST
The fund was endorsed by Kerala Chief Minister Pinayari Vijayan as the 'Vaccine Challenge' after which the money started to pour in from all quarters, including people who are already vaccinated.
Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan. (File photo)
Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan. (File photo)

UK and South African virus variants present in Kerala, says Vijayan

By Ramesh Babu, Thiruvananthapuram
PUBLISHED ON APR 27, 2021 03:42 AM IST
Talking to media persons in the state capital, Vijayan said preliminary studies have found that mutant strains fanned the second wave in the state.
The main accused, including Swapna Suresh and Sandeep Nair, are in custody after being detained under Cofeposa (Conservation of Foreign Exchange and Prevention of Smuggling Activities Act).(PTI Photo)
The main accused, including Swapna Suresh and Sandeep Nair, are in custody after being detained under Cofeposa (Conservation of Foreign Exchange and Prevention of Smuggling Activities Act).(PTI Photo)

2 FIRs filled by Kerala police against ED quashed by high court

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 16, 2021 12:11 PM IST
The court's judgement is being seen as a big setback for the state government in its tussle with the Centre over the case.
The Chief Minister said the government intends to curb the spread of Coronavirus infection through three levels--extensive testing, strict control and intensive vaccination.(Bloomberg | Representational image)
The Chief Minister said the government intends to curb the spread of Coronavirus infection through three levels--extensive testing, strict control and intensive vaccination.(Bloomberg | Representational image)

Kerala to test 2.5 lakh people for Covid-19 in two days between April 16, 17

ANI | | Posted by Srivatsan K C, Thiruvananthapuram
PUBLISHED ON APR 15, 2021 05:44 PM IST
The decision was taken in a high-level Covid-19 review meeting called by Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in the wake of the rising number of Covid cases in the state.
Chief Minister of Kerala Pinarayi Vijayan discharged from Government Medical College Hospital in Kozhikode on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)
Chief Minister of Kerala Pinarayi Vijayan discharged from Government Medical College Hospital in Kozhikode on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)

Fears of big Covid-19 surge in Kerala after assembly polls, CM faces heat

Reported by Ramesh Babu | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2021 10:59 AM IST
The opposition has claimed that chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan developed Covid-19 symptoms two days before the assembly elections and suppressed the information.
"Jaleel is privy to information about some act in which Chief Minister is involved," V Muraleedharan alleged.(Twitter/@VMBJP)
"Jaleel is privy to information about some act in which Chief Minister is involved," V Muraleedharan alleged.(Twitter/@VMBJP)

BJP's V Muraleedharan questions Kerala CM's silence on Lokayukta verdict

ANI | | Posted by Srivatsan K C, Thiruvananthapuram
PUBLISHED ON APR 10, 2021 04:51 PM IST
Muraleedharan alleged that the chief minister's personal relationship with KT Jaleel had protected him and challenged Vijayan to come clean on that relationship.
Kannur: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan returns after casting his vote for the Assembly elections.(PTI file photo)
Kannur: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan returns after casting his vote for the Assembly elections.(PTI file photo)

Kerala polls: KPCC's Kannur district president complains to EC against Vijayan

ANI | , Kannur
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2021 05:30 AM IST
Satheesan Pacheri requested the chief electoral officer to take cognisance of the violation of Model code of conduct by chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan and initiate appropriate action.
West Bengal Class 10 board exams 2021.(HT file)
West Bengal Class 10 board exams 2021.(HT file)

SSLC, higher secondary exams begin in Kerala

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 08, 2021 04:09 PM IST
The Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) and Higher Secondary (HSC) exams for the year 2021 began in Kerala on Thursday adhering to strict COVID-19 health protocols.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses a meeting, in Quilandy. (PTI Photo)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses a meeting, in Quilandy. (PTI Photo)

Rahul Gandhi asks PM Modi why he never claims to build a 'CPI(M) Mukt Bharat'

PTI | , Koyilandy
PUBLISHED ON APR 03, 2021 05:55 PM IST
Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi claimed that the PM is keen for a 'Congress-mukt Bharat' because he understands like the RSS, the Left Front also acts a divisive force in the society.
The ED approached the high court on Monday to quash the FIR against its officials. In picture - Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan.(AP)
The ED approached the high court on Monday to quash the FIR against its officials. In picture - Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan.(AP)

Gold smuggling: Third case filed against ED

By HT Correspondent, Thiruvananthapuram
PUBLISHED ON MAR 31, 2021 04:47 AM IST
The latest case is based on the statement of one of the accused in the smuggling case Sandeep Nair in which he alleged that he was under pressure to implicate the state government and chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
The Union minister added that the Kerala government has taken more than 3 lakh crores of loans in the last five years.(ANI file photo)
The Union minister added that the Kerala government has taken more than 3 lakh crores of loans in the last five years.(ANI file photo)

Giriraj Singh terms Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan's regime as 'commission govt'

ANI | | Posted by Harshit Sabarwal, Thiruvananthapuram
PUBLISHED ON MAR 29, 2021 02:17 PM IST
"I have been told that no project in Kerala can be successful without giving commission. This government is not a popular government but a commission government," Singh said.
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