Friday, 20 May, 2022

Topic: LDF

With Silverline railway project, Pinarayi Vijayan’s makeover as middle-class messiah is complete

Pinarayi Vijayan is betting big on the Silverline project. It shows the ideology CPI(M) has abandoned in Kerala.

Cost & ecology concerns, ‘corruption’: Why there’s a cloud over Kerala’s SilverLine rail project

Pinarayi Vijayan's govt is adamant on implementing Rs 64,000-crore project, but critics have pointed to lack of social, financial or environmental feasibility.

Kerala’s 21-member cabinet to have 3 women ministers, handful of first-time legislators

K Krishnankutty of JD-S, NCP's AK Saseendran and Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan are the only old faces in the new ministry.

KK Shailaja, Kerala’s ‘virus slayer’, dropped from cabinet as CM Vijayan opts for new faces

CPM leaders say it was a conscious decision to give new leaders a chance and bring in fresh views. Shailaja, who scored a record victory, says will abide by party decision.

Kerala’s Deng Xiaoping, Pinarayi Vijayan is showing Bengal’s Left how it’s done

With the LDF's historic win in Kerala, CM Pinarayi Vijayan has further increased his clout before the CPM's central leadership, especially with the Left drawing a blank in Bengal.

Pinarayi Vijayan is Kerala’s ‘Modi in a mundu’ — unchallenged, unapologetic & now unbeaten

This time around, 75-yr-old Pinarayi Vijayan has created history not just by keeping the state, with 99 seats, but by restricting the UDF to 41 seats.

Governance, not ideology — how Kerala’s LDF managed a historic return to power under Pinarayi

Pinarayi Vijayan’s LDF returning to power will be the first time since 1977 that Kerala has elected an outgoing ruling coalition.

How ‘captain’ Pinarayi Vijayan led LDF in Kerala, is set to break a decades-old record

LDF is all set to return to power in Kerala, defying all tradition. And the man responsible, ‘captain’ Pinarayi Vijayan, proved himself to be an efficient crisis manager.

Ruling LDF leads in 75 seats, UDF in 56 as counting for Kerala elections gets underway

Early leads showed that CM Pinarayi Vijayan, Health Minister K K Shailaja, ex-CM Oommen Chandy and Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala were leading in their respective constituencies.

Time and tide on the Malabar coast : Let Rahul Gandhi swim, we will vote for Pinarayi Vijayan

As the sun sets on the oldest mosque in Calicut, Muslims on the Malabar coast are looking at other political parties to vote for, instead of the Congress

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Representative image of an ethanol-blended fuel station plug | Wikimedia Commons

Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?
A shopkeeper arranges stock at a grocery store in Bengaluru | Representational image | Bloomberg Photo

Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.