Thursday, 1 December, 2022
TopicKerala government

Topic: Kerala government

From ‘nepotism’ standoff to Rs 85 lakh Mercedes — inside Kerala’s governor vs govt tangle

Tensions between Governor Arif Mohammed Khan and the Kerala government began soon after he entered the Raj Bhawan in 2019, with one spat leading to another ever since.

Kochi Biennale is back again. So is its dirty war with angry, unpaid contractors

Ahead of the Kochi Biennale art festival 2022, a dirty war over financial mismanagement is being fought. Over one crore rupees is owed to contractors and vendors.

Arif Mohammad Khan vs Pinarayi Vijayan was up for a showdown. Until it became personal

Both CM Pinarayi Vijayan and governor Arif Mohammad Khan were keen to maintain a cordial equation, but consequent to Kerala CM winning a second term in 2021, things began to unravel.

Raj Bhavan vs govt in Kerala: How skirmishes snowballed, led to governor wanting minister out

Days after Governor Arif Mohammad Khan called for resignation of 11 V-Cs, he asked CM to take action against state finance minister over speech at Kerala University. CM has said ‘no’.

Why Kerala governor wants 11 university V-Cs out & how it’s turned into a political slugfest

Governor Arif Mohammad Khan has pointed to UGC rules being flouted in the selection process of the V-Cs, but CM Pinarayi Vijayan has accused him of acting as ‘a tool of the RSS’.

Results of 4 contacts of child who died of Nipah virus return negative, says Veena George

Kerala govt had conducted a complete house-to-house survey within a 3-km-radius from the house of the 12-year-old boy who succumbed to the Nipah virus on 5 September 5.

‘Children cannot be exposed to risk’ — SC stays Class 11 exams in Kerala amid Covid surge

The bench passed the order on an appeal filed by advocate Rasoolshan A challenging a decision of the Kerala High Court refusing to interfere with the decision to hold offline exams.

Requiring father’s name in assisted reproduction affects dignity of mother, child: Kerala HC

The ruling by the high court came on a plea by a divorced woman, who got conceived by In Vitro Fertilization procedure and challenged the requirement to mention the father's details.

SC asks Kerala govt to respond to plea against 3-day relaxation in Covid curbs for Bakrid

CM Pinarayi Vijayan had announced the concessions on 17 July, saying that textiles, footwear, jewelry among others stores would be allowed to open view of upcoming Bakrid festival.

Centre’s Covid vaccination policy ‘encouraging’ black marketing, says Kerala govt to HC

Accusing the private vaccine makers of charging exorbitant prices for vaccines, the state government said the companies cannot be allowed to play in between the pandemic.

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51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

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A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.