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K-Rail: Global agencies including JICA offer support, says Kerala CM

Jan 12, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

Detailing the 'green aspect’ about the multi-crore project, connecting the south and north ends of the state, Vijayan said no reserve forest or water bodies would be adversely impacted by the Silver Line.

Kerala: Viral Video Shows Policeman Kicking Man For Travelling Without Ticket On Train

Jan 03, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

The latest incident comes two days after a Kerala Police team allegedly forced a foreigner to empty the alcohol bottles he had purchased from a state-owned liquor outlet for New Year's Day celebrations, a video of which also went viral.


LDF's Record-Breaking Poll Success, Natural Disasters And Covid Surge Dominate Kerala's 2021

Active cases jumped from 31,493 on April 3 to 4,38,913 on May 14 in Kerala and the huge spike in infections put the health system at risk.

Ker CM Questions IUML's Secular Stand; League Rubbishes Charges

Dec 27, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The UDF, BJP, Jamaat-e-Islami and all such groups were together in that move against the government, he alleged.


Vijayan, UDF Cross Swords Over Silver Line Project; Govt To Go Ahead With The Mega Project

While inaugurating a party conference here, Vijayan said the development was not stuck to the same place where we are standing but to move ahead by implementing more projects required for the land and people.

18 December, 2021

Silver Line Rail Project: Criticism Mounting In Cong Against Tharoor

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While attending a programme here on Thursday, Tharoor praised Vijayan, saying he, as an administrator, was trying to change the impression that the southern state was not investment-friendly.


14 December, 2021

Omicron Variant: Maharashtra Reports Two More Cases, Country's Tally Climbs To 40

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The Omicron variant was first detected in India in Bengaluru with two people testing positive for it comprising a South African national of Indian origin and a doctor.


13 December, 2021

Learn to respect your mother and sister, Vijayan tells Muslim League

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Hitting out at the Muslim League for the alleged "uncivilised" slogans and remarks raised in its rally, the Chief Minister said inculcating culture should begin in the family.


13 December, 2021

Kerala Govt Does Not Wish To Take Over Guv's Position As Chancellor Of Varsities: CM

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The CM, while speaking at a press conference held at Kannur, said he was clarifying the government position in view of the things said by the Governor in public.


07 December, 2021

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan Holds Talks With 'Samastha' Leaders Before Taking Decision On Waqf Appointments

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During his meeting with the Samastha leaders, the Kerala Chief Minister dismissed as "baseless" the propaganda that non-Muslims will also get jobs in Waqf Board by authorizing the PSC to make appointments to the Muslim religious board in the state.


06 December, 2021

Communal Agenda Of Sangh Failed In Kerala Due To Strong Left Movement: Vijayan

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"We have witnessed the class struggle. That's how our society grew. Recently, a survey result came out that Kerala has the highest minimum wages in the rural area. That was also a result of the Left struggle. The Sangh Parivar is trying to discard all such advancements," Vijayan said.


02 December, 2021

Kerala CM Writes To M.K Stalin To Abstain From Opening Mullaperiyar Dam At Night

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On Thursday, Tamil Nadu opened eight shutters of the dam, again during wee hours of the day at around 3.00 AM, and without sufficient warning released 6,413 cusecs of water which was later increased to 8,017 cusecs at 4.00 AM by raising all 10 shutters.


02 December, 2021

CM To Hold All-Party Meet On Illegal Flag Masts Issue: Kerala govt to High Court

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An all party-meet would be called for by Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to evolve a solution to illegal erection of flag masts across the State by political and religious organisations and unions, the Left government told the Kerala High Court on Thursday.


17 November, 2021

Congress In Kerala Continues To Be In A State Of Flux

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There seems to be no end to the infighting in the Kerala Congress with faction leaders taking their grievances to the party high command.


01 November, 2021

Kerala Day: CM Pinarayi Vijayan Appeals To Uphold Religious Brotherhood And Democratic Values

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Extending his greetings to the people on the eve of Kerala's birthday, CM Pinarayi Vijayan said it is up to the people to overcome the challenges posed by communalism and casteism.


28 October, 2021

Kerala Govt To Roll Out Rs 5L Compensation To Families Of Deceased, Rs 10L For Property Loss

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Of the Rs 5 lakh to be paid to the families of those who died in the recent natural disasters, the State Disaster Response Fund would provide Rs 4 lakh while remaining Rs 1 lakh would come from the Chief Minister's Disaster Relief Fund.


24 October, 2021

Kerala Rains: CM Pinarayi Vijayan Appeals Tamil Nadu To Draw Maximum Water From Mullaperiyar Dam

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Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has written a letter to his Tamil Nadu counterpart M K Stalin as the inflow to Mullaperiyar dam was 2109 c/s and the discharge level was at 1750 c/s at 4pm today.


19 October, 2021

Kerala Opens Idamalayar, Pampa Dams As Water Level Reaches Close To Danger Mark

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Even though rains subsided in several parts of Kerala on Monday, after receiving heavy downpour last week, more rains are expected from Wednesday.


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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