Election Comission

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EC Reveals Poll Schedule For Bengal, Assam, TN, Kerala & Puducherry 

For four poll-bound states and one Union Territory, the Election Commission of India on February 26 announced the schedule. While Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Puducherry will have a single-phase election on April 6, Assam will have a three-phase election from March 27 to April 6. Meanwhile, the elections in West Bengal will be held in eight phases from March 27 to April 29. The votes for all states will be counted on May 2.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 - 06:35 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Elections, Assam, Puducherry, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal

Courtesy: The Print

Section 144

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Kerala: Section 144 Imposed, 8 Arrested After RSS Worker Killed In Alappuzha

The district authorities of Alappuzha in Kerala on February 25 imposed Section 144 of the CrPC in its two taluks after a tense condition arose following the murder of an RSS worker in the district. The police have also arrested eight workers of the Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) in connection with the case. Reportedly, the worker was killed in a clash between the RSS and the SDPI members on February 24.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 - 12:15 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Kerala, murder, section 144, RSS Worker

Courtesy: Times Now

Covid Testing

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Bengal Mandates COVID Negative Report For Travellers From 4 States

The West Bengal government on February 24 mandated travellers coming from four states to have the COVID-19 negative reports. Applicable from February 27, the passengers travelling through flights from Maharashtra, Kerala, Karnataka, and Telangana will have to present a negative report, owing to the surge in the new COVID-19 cases. The passengers have to undergo an RT-PCR test within 72 hours of the flight departure. Moreover, the government… read-more

Thu, 25 Feb 2021 - 09:45 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: West Bengal, Covid-19, Covid negative, Karnataka, Kerala, Telangana

Courtesy: NDTV

COVID-19 Testing

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Delhi To Mandate COVID Negative Report For Travellers From 5 States

The Delhi government is planning to mandate a COVID-19 negative report from February 27 for travellers coming from five states. Reportedly, passengers traveling through flights, trains, and buses from Maharashtra, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, and Punjab will have to present the negative report. However, road travellers will be exempted from the order which will be in place up to March 15. Notably, 86% of the new COVID-19 cases have… read-more

Wed, 24 Feb 2021 - 11:15 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Delhi, Covid-19, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra , Kerala, Punjab

Courtesy: NDTV

digital university

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Kerala CM Inaugurates India's First Digital University At Mangalapuram

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan with Governor Arif Khan on February 20 inaugurated India's first Digital University in Technocity Mangalapuram. The university eyes to offer courses in Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain Technology, and Data Analytics, among others. Reportedly, the university was set up by upgrading the Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management-Kerala. The university, along with its five dedicated knowledge schools… read-more

Sat, 20 Feb 2021 - 06:35 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: Kerala, CM Pinarayi Vijayan, Arif mohammed khan, digital university, mangalapuram

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

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PM Narendra Modi Inaugurates Two Mega Solar Power Projects in Kerala 

PM Narendra Modi on February 19 laid the foundation stone of two mega power projects in the poll-bound state Kerala. While the 50 MW capacity Solar project was laid in Kasargod district, the another 200 MW state-of-the-art high voltage direct current system was inaugurated in Pugalur-Thrissur. Aiming to achieve the dream of green and clean energy, PM Modi said the made in India HVDC and VHC converter technology, first-of-its-kind will usher… read-more

Fri, 19 Feb 2021 - 07:30 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: PM Modi, Kerala, Kasargod, Kerala Assembly Elections, Solar plant, Clean energy

Courtesy: Times Now

Hayan Abdullah

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172 Dishes In 1 Hour; 9-year-old Keralite Enters Asia Book Of Records

Kerala's 9-year-old Hayan Abdulla has carved his name in the Asia Book of Records and India Book of Records by cooking 172 delicacies in an hour. Without any prior preparation, Hayan produced a surplus of dishes including biryanis, juices, pancakes, dosas, salads, milkshakes and chocolates. Interestingly, the young record-maker runs a culinary YouTube channel named Hayan Delicacies, offering cooking tutorials in English, Malayalam and Tamil. … read-more

Fri, 19 Feb 2021 - 11:00 AM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Kerala, Asia Book of Records, India Book Of Records, nine-year-old boy

Siddique Kappan

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Journalist Siddique Kappan Granted Interim Bail By SC

Kerala based journalist Siddique Kappan has been granted a five-day interim bail by Supreme Court to visit his infirm mother. The court instructed Kappan to not interact with media except family, close relatives and doctors. Earlier on January 22, a petition allowed the Kappan, to talk to his ailing mother Kadija Kutty via video conference. In 2019, the UP Police arrested Kappan while reporting Hathras case under Unlawful Activities (… read-more

Mon, 15 Feb 2021 - 02:54 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: Siddique Kappan, Kerala, Supreme Court, Interimn bail, Hathras Case

Courtesy: Indian Express

PM Modi and Kerala CM Vijayan sharing stage together on Feb 14

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PM Floats Development Projects During His Poll-Bound Kerala Visit

PM Narendra Modi on February 14 launched a slew of projects in poll-bound Kerala, including Bharat Petroleum's Rs 6,000 crore Propylene Derivative Petrochemical Project (PDPP) in Kochi. Besides unveiling Ro-Ro vessels of Inland Waterways at Willingdon Islands, the PM inaugurated Cochin Port Trust's international cruise terminal and south coal berth, and Marine Engineering Training Institute's campus. Reportedly, the projects would strengthen… read-more

Sun, 14 Feb 2021 - 06:35 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: PM Modi, Kerala, PDPP, Bharat Petroleum, ro-ro vessels, Cochin Port Trust

Courtesy: NDTV

Pinnarayi Vijayan

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"Won't Implement CAA": Kerala CM Reiterates After Amit Shah's Remarks

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan on February 13 said his government would not implement the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act in the state. The announcement was made during the launch of the CPI(M)’s campaign targeting the upcoming assembly elections. The Kerala CM's remark came after Union Home Minister Amit Shah on his Bengal tour announced to implement CAA after COVID-19 vaccination is over. Earlier in 2019, the Kerala assembly passed a… read-more

Sun, 14 Feb 2021 - 08:41 AM / by Ronit John

Tags: Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan, CAA, Amit Shah, Kerala Assembly Elections

Courtesy: The Indian Express