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Kerala seeks Rs 1,843 cr from Centre for Ockhi damage

Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 13, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Wednesday his government has sought Rs 1,843 crore from the Centre to mitigate the damage caused by Cyclone Ockhi. “This was one of the worst disasters that struck the state. The Centre has been very supportive in all aspects,” Vijayan told the media soon after

Brinda Karat Makes A Case For Legal Backing Of Menstrual Leave

Brinda Karat Makes A Case For Legal Backing Of Menstrual Leave

Senior CPI-M leader Brinda Karat has pitched for legal backing to menstrual leave for women employees, amid a debate on the issue. She said that an employer should be legally bound to give menstrual leave to women employees. “There should be a provision legally for menstrual leave and the (woman) employee can decide whether she

Kerala CM Writes To PM Modi Seeking Ban On ‘Blue Whale’ Online Game

Kerala CM Writes To PM Modi Seeking Ban On ‘Blue Whale’ Online Game

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan today urged the Centre to take immediate steps to ban online Blue Whale game in the country “to save precious lives”. “In view of the threat which is already at our doorstep, I would request that immediate action may be initiated to ban ‘Blue Whale game all over India so

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Give a book instead of bouquet as greeting: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a gathering in on the launch of  PN Panicker National Reading Day saying that people should give each other a book instead of bouquet as a greeting. “I appeal to people to give a book instead of bouquet as a greeting. Such a move can make a big difference,” news

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RSS worker’s killing unfortunate: Pinarayi Vijayan

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan today said the government would take steps to bring before law those responsible for the killing of an RSS worker at Payyannur here.Terming yesterday’s incident as “very unfortunate”, Vijayan wanted everybody to see the case as an isolated one and ensure that it would not cause hurdle in the peace

Pinarayi Vijayan to be sworn-in on May 25

Thiruvananthapuram: Pinarayi Vijayan would be sworn-in as Kerala’s 22nd chief minister on May 25, in the state capital.The CPI-M led Left Democratic Front (LDF) won the polls on Thursday by winning 91 seats in the 140 member Kerala Assembly. The date was confirmed by Vijayan on Saturday meeting veteran party colleague V.S.Achuthanandan along with CPI-M

Pinarayi Vijayan set to become next Kerala CM

Thiruvananthapuram: CPI(M) strongman Pinarayi Vijayan is all set to become the next chief minister of Kerala with the party unanimously choosing him over 92-year-old veteran V S Achutanandan, who played a major role in bringing the party back to power in the election. In a bid to placate Achutanandan, the party compared him with Fidel