Saturday, 21 May, 2022
TopicPinarayi Vijayan

Topic: Pinarayi Vijayan

Yogi, Vijayan, Bhagwant Mann — why so many CMs would rather hold most portfolios themselves

Adityanath holds 34 departments, Bhagwant Mann and Pinarayi Vijayan 27 each, and 17 CMs handle home. Meanwhile, Kejriwal and KCR are among those who have kept few to no portfolios.

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.

What’s behind the Rs 3,500 cr investment dispute between Kerala govt & Kitex Garments

Here's a look at the controversy, the political factors that may have been in play, and what the state is planning to do to restore the faith of investors in the state.

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan announces 100-day action plan to counter economic slowdown

To combat the slowdown triggered by second Covid wave, the plan will focus on increasing agricultural production, generating quality employment and augmenting health infrastructure.

Vijayan retains key portfolio in successive LDF govt, appoints Veena George as health minister

Vijayan will retain Home, Vigilance and IT portfolios among others while first-time legislator K N Balagopal will helm the Finance Departmen, replacing T M Thomas Isaac.

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.

‘Congratulations to Mamata Didi’: PM Modi says Centre will continue to support Bengal govt

The prime minister also extended his greeting to Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan, who heads the Left front in the state, and DMK supremo M K Stalin, whose party won in Tamil Nadu.

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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.