Also Read: Kerala: Team Formed To Tackle Super Spread Of COVID 19 Cases In PoonthuraAccording to CM Vijayan, these figures are a testimony to the fact that Kerala was able to prevent COVID 19 deaths in a very good way.
For Sahib Singh Verma s son, campaigning runs in the family Pushing buttons Voter IDs found dumped, poll officer tells commission postman is to blame A prestige seat for both the ruling LDF and the BJP on account of the pitched ideological battle it fought on the streets of Kerala on Sabarimala last year, the result in Pathanamthitta on May 23 has far reaching consequences for both coalitions. (Express photo by Vishnu Varma) One of Kerala s most keenly watched electoral contests is taking place in Pathanamthitta, a constituency that shot into national limelight as the nerve centre of the agitation over the entry of women of menstruating age at the Sabarimala hill shrine. Unlike a majority of the poll battles in the state, which are bipolar in nature between the Left and the Congress, the fight in Pathanamthitta is a test of how well the BJP can consolidate the Hindu vote over Sabarimala and its attempts to make inroads into communities which have traditionally been inimical to its brand of politics.A prestige seat for both the ruling LDF and the BJP on account of the pitched ideological battle they fought on the streets of Kerala on Sabarimala last year, the result in Pathanamthitta on May 23 has far reaching consequences for both coalitions. A victory for the Left will vindicate chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan 's strident but progressive position on gender equality and at the same time confirm the Hindu community 's unwavering commitment to the ideals it espouses. On the other hand, if the BJP manages to sneak a victory here, it will be a telling example of the Sangh Parivar 's ability to penetrate deep into its core constituency and win over floating voters. If the right wing experiment succeeds, as it believes it will, Pathanamthitta will pave the way for future religious polarisation, hitherto unseen in Kerala.
Nambi Narayan, ex ISRO scientist: After SC order, yes, I feel vindicated in some way Explained: Why Kalamsat V 2 is both a small step and a giant leap for India in space ISRO launches military satellite Microsat R Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Kerala Governor P Sathasivam and Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan at the inauguration of the Mounded Storage Vessel at LPG Bottling Plant, in Kochi. (Photo: PTI) Days after the Centre announced Padma Bhushan for former ISRO scientist S Nambi Narayanan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday accused leaders of the Congress led United Democratic Front (UDF) of troubling the scientist for political reasons. He was speaking at a rally in Thrissur on the final day of the state convention of BJP s youth wing Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha. A few decades ago, a hardworking and patriotic ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan was implicated in a fake case just because a few UDF leaders were settling political scores. Imagine, for their own politics, they damaged national interest and troubled a scientist. It is an honour that our government had the opportunity to confer a Padma award on Nambi Narayanan, Modi said.
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 19 (UNI) Soon after the arrest of devotees at Lord Ayyappa temple, hundreds of people thronged in to the streets in the wee hours to stage protest marches to 'Cliff House,' the official residence of Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, here on Monday.Sabarimala, Nov 18 (UNI) Tension prevailed at Lord Ayyappa temple when hundreds of devotees were arrested for chanting devotional song "Ayyappa Saranam" here on Sunday night.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's is has surveyed flood hit Kerala .The state is witnessing one of the most savage monsoon in over a century. An immediate relief of Rs 500 crore has been announced for Kerala.Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said over 324 people have been killed in the last nine days and over 2 lakh people have been displaced. Till now, 42 Navy, 16 Army, 28 Coast Guard and 39 National Disaster Relief Force teams were engaged in rescue operations. Another 14 NDRF teams are expected to reach shortly. Earlier Home Minister Rajnath Singh had undertaken and aerial survey of the flood ravaged state and the centre had extend a Rs100 crore package.
Prime Minster Narendra Modi today asked the Defence Ministry to further step up relief and rescue operations across Kerala which is facing a severe flood situation.He also spoke with Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan again this morning."We discussed the flood situation in the state. Have asked Defence Ministry to further step up the rescue and relief operations across the state. Praying for the safety and well being of the people of Kerala," the PM tweeted.
New Delhi: The fourth meeting of the Niti Aayog s governing council was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday, amid a show of strength by chief ministers of opposition parties. While Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal s sit in protest entered the sixth day today, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu and Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan have extended their support to Kejriwal. Kejriwal, along with three of his ministers, has been staging protest at Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal s office against the alleged strike by IAS officers. The four chief ministers met the Prime Minister on the sidelines of the Niti Aayog meet to seek resolution on what they termed was constitutional crisis. Meanwhile, at the key meeting of the government think tank today, the Prime Minister spoke about the spirit of Team India and said, "the Governing Council has approached complex issues of governance... in the spirit of cooperative, competitive federalism. Here are the top 10 developments:
The sit in protest at Raj Niwas by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his cabinet colleagues entered its fourth day on Thursday as several Aam Aadmi Party leaders marched to LG Anil Baijal;s residence and chanted slogans such as ;LG sahab, Delhi Chhodo (LG, quit Delhi);. The party has planned to hold a candlelight march at Raj Ghat to keep the momentum going. In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Kejriwal alleged that Baijal is doing ;nothing; to break the impasse despite repeated requests from the party and sought the PM;s intervention in the case. Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan also wrote a letter to the PM later in the day, asking for the same.The Delhi High Court, on the other hand, agreed to hear on June 18 a plea seeking to declare the sit in by the CM and his cabinet colleagues as unconstitutional and illegal. The petition was mentioned before Justice C Hari Shankar who said that it be listed for hearing on Monday. The plea filed by petitioner Hari Nath Ram sought direction for discharging the chief ministerial obligations and responsibilities as the entire functioning of the Chief Minister office of National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi has been brought to a "stand still " since the sit in started.
But Chandy, the nominee of Sharad Pawar 's Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) in the ministry, is not new to such scandals. What 's new is the response of the Pinarayi Vijayan led LDF government. Given their history, who would have ever guessed that the LDF or the Communist Party of India (Marxist) would try to protect Chandy?Sixteen years ago, Chandy was the subject of a hot political debate allegedly initiated by the CPM. In 2001, Kairali TV, the Malayalam television channel launched by the party, sent its then New Delhi bureau chief John Brittas to Kuwait to work on a two part investigation story titled Neru Thedal (In search of the truth). The investigation accused KP Mohanan, then head of rival Asianet News television channel in the state, of embezzling Rs 420 million from the Indian School at Salmia in Kuwait and named Chandy as the co accused. Kairali claimed Chandy could evade arrest because he paid a huge fine to authorities.
Kerala envisages Rs 50,000 crore investment in infrastructure in the next four years. IT and tourism are key drivers of the state s economic growth. The state government would count on the co operation and participation of Sharjah in the future projects for infrastructure development, says the dossier put forward to the Sharjah Sultan. Another proposal is for a family city of 10 apartment towers in Sharjah, with state of the art healthcare facilities as a joint venture between the Sharjah and Kerala governments. In yet another venture for quality education, Kerala would like to set up centres of excellence comprising of public schools, engineering college, medical college and skill enhancement training centres of international quality in Sharjah. In view of the Kerala diaspora in Sharjah, the state proposes to set up a cultural centre in Sharjah, showcasing history, art and craft of Kerala, comprising of exhibition facilities. This cultural centre will also house the state s Ayurveda hub. This would link Ayurveda and medical tourism packages to Kerala. The Pinarayi Vijayan government points out that in the IT sector, the current facilities in the state are competent to provide back office support to the Sharjah government and to the major companies in Sharjah.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal s visit to Chennai and meeting with Kamal Haasan has triggered speculation about the Tamil superstar s political plans. Kamal has confirmed his political entry but the big question is whether he will join an incumbent party or launch his own outfit. To confound even his followers Haasan has been seen so far at a DMK function organized by MK Stalin, visited Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan at the latter s residence in Thiruvananthapuram, and now hosted Kejriwal.The only clue he has deigned to offer is that he does not belong to the saffron camp. After being seen in the Dravidian, Marxist, and anti corruption camp will he accost a socialist party next? There are also allegations that Kamal is not a serious contender and the politics is a diversion from financial troubles. He is welcome to meet and greet possible allies but his messaging after those meetings is also sending conflicting signals and highlighting his indecisiveness.
Thiruvananthapuram, June 27 (IANS) The Congress party on Tuesday alleged that the Malayalam actress kidnap case has been bungled by Kerala Police.Former Home Minister and present Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala blamed Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan for the lack of outcome of the case.
Police officials in Kerala have approached a Thiruvananthapuram court seeking permission to conduct a lie detector test on a young woman who allegedly snipped off the genitals of a godman, accusing him of repeatedly raping her at her home in Pettah.However, over the course of weeks after the 20 May incident, the student allegedly changed her version of the incident and what led to it. Initially the news of her taking the law into her own hands to fight her 'molester' brought on a barrage of congratulatory responses, including one from Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, who called it a brave step.
A day after a Kerala law student cut off genitals of a self claimed godman after he tried to force himself upon her, the police have decided to drop all the charges against her under self defence sections. The police took the step as the woman is receiving praise and support from all the corners.According to a report in Hindustan Times, the police will not register any case against the law student under self defence sections. After the incident came to light on May 19, from Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to women commission everybody came out in support of the law student. The member of Kerala women commission Prameela Devi said that girl took was forced to take the step.
The alleged seizure of weapons from a city based college became a major political issue on Saturday with opposition Congress led UDF accusing Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan of "misleading" the Assembly on the matter. Vijayan had refuted Congress charges in the Assembly yesterday about recovery of weapons from the staff quarters of Maharaja's college.
Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Assembly on Monday witnessed noisy scenes over the alleged leakage of budget with Congress led UDF Opposition demanding resignation of Finance Minister T M Thomas Isaac, even as Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan assured that Cabinet would take an appropriate decision on the matter.