Thursday, 1 December, 2022
TopicPinarayi Vijayan

Topic: Pinarayi Vijayan

Operation ‘Discipline Tharoor’ failed in Kerala. But battle against Pinarayi won’t be easy

If his attacks on Modi and the BJP are any indication, Tharoor would rather be measured than go all-out, especially as an exponent of positive politics.

Bill or no bill? As Kerala govt opts for assembly session, tussle with governor takes new turn

Ordinance removing Kerala governor as chancellor of state universities will lapse unless passed in assembly. Governor Khan himself had suggested the move to CM Vijayan in 2021.

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.

Kerala to bring in ordinance to remove Governor Arif Khan as chancellor of state varsities

The Pinarayi Vijayan-led government's decision came after Khan sought resignations of vice-chancellors of all nine universities in the state.

‘If CM doesn’t act, someone will move court’, says Kerala governor on row over minister Balagopal

Arif Mohammed Khan says he hadn't asked for finance minister to be sacked, but merely 'explained constitutional position' that minister cannot continue without governor's pleasure.

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’.

‘Pressure from Vijayan govt, fake cases’— why ED wants SC to shift gold scam case out of Kerala

Enforcement Directorate has moved Supreme Court to transfer gold scam trial to Karnataka. Key accused have levelled allegations against Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan, top officials.

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.

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Congress MP Shashi Tharoor (Photo/ANI)

Operation ‘Discipline Tharoor’ failed in Kerala. But battle against Pinarayi won’t be easy

If his attacks on Modi and the BJP are any indication, Tharoor would rather be measured than go all-out, especially as an exponent of positive politics.

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.

Defence

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.