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BJP demands resignation of Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan over gold smuggling case

Union minister and Kerala BJP leader Muraleedharan alleged that this case is distinct from other gold smuggling cases because it is ‘directly’ linked to the chief minister's office.
Kerala Chief Secretary Dr Vishwas Mehta | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Worried about Covid strain we have, it’s highly infectious, says Kerala chief secretary

Kerala Chief Secretary Dr Vishwas Mehta says samples were sent to ICMR and results are awaited, suspects strain came from Maharashtra. Kerala has reported 52,566 Covid cases between 28 September and 2 October.
The Covid care centre at the Government Homoeopathic Medical College in Iranimuttom, Thiruvananthapuram | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

How coastal areas, protests made Thiruvananthapuram epicentre of Kerala’s Covid resurgence

Thiruvananthapuram, where Section 144 has been clamped, accounts for a quarter of all Covid deaths in Kerala and a sixth of the total cases.
Health workers prepare to collect swab samples for COVID-19 tests, at an office in Kozhikode on 21 July 2020 | PTI

Kerala added over 1 lakh Covid cases in Sept, has highest percentage of active cases now

In last week of September alone, Kerala recorded 48,645 new Covid-19 cases, hitting new highs almost every day.

Opposition leads protest against Pinarayi Vijayan government over Kerala Secretariat fire

The protesters alleged that Tuesday's fire was a 'move to destroy the files' related to the gold smuggling case. Kerala govt has said that none of the important files were destroyed.
Swapna Suresh, the woman allegedly at the centre of the gold smuggling ring in Kerala | File photo: ANI

How gold scam’s Swapna Suresh has emerged as Kerala’s new woman villain  

For a state still clinging onto patriarchy, the focus of Kerala's latest scandal, which threatens to derail CM Pinarayi Vijayan, is a woman once again, even though she's not the prime accused.
M. Sivasankar has been removed as principal secretary to Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan in connection with a gold smuggling case | File photo: ANI

Top Kerala IAS officer removed for links with woman behind UAE gold ‘smuggling ring’

M. Sivasankar was allegedly close to Swapna Suresh, the key figure in smuggling 30 kg of gold bars in a diplomatic bag bound for the UAE Consulate.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan | Photo: Commons

Covid is not the only reason why Pinarayi Vijayan could make history in Kerala in 2021

More than Covid, it is the Congress party in Kerala that will help Vijayan return to power in the assembly election next year.
Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan's daughter Veena marries DYFI national president PA Mohammed Riyas at a function, in Thiruvananthapuram | PTI

Man convicted of killing RSS worker attends wedding of Kerala CM’s daughter, stirs controversy

State BJP spokesperson Sandeep Warrier demanded CM Pinarayi Vijayan clarify if the convict, on parole, attended the wedding held at his official residence.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan | Photo: Commons

Kerala to supply liquor as per doctors prescription

The move comes after many reportedly showed acute withdrawal symptoms and suicide cases were reported in the state.

On Camera

People waiting to enter a supermarket have their identity documents checked by staff in Singapore (Representational image) | Photo: Roslan Rahman | Getty Images/AFP via Bloomberg

Don’t ignore the good news on Covid-19 from Asia

The perception of an Asian advantage often falls prey to essentialist thinking — that somehow the East's values, politics and culture is letting it do things the West can't.
An Airbus Group SE A320neo passenger jet operated by IndiGo

IndiGo to trim fleet size over 2 years as Covid pandemic rages on

IndiGo CEO Ronojoy Dutta said the airline hasn’t engaged in any 'major renegotiation' with Airbus SE on new deliveries, but it will keep returning as many as 40 older planes a year.

Defence

An army convoy moving towards the Zojilla pass in Drass (representational image) | ANI

These are the measures China has proposed to ease tensions at LAC in Ladakh

Over a series of meetings, China has made several suggestions to de-escalate tensions at the border, but India has rejected them since they boost Beijing's strategic position.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.