Vijayans

  • 'Sachin Tendulkar's interest in football is praiseworthy' August 20, 2014

    Kolkata: Former India international footballer IM Vijayan is flattered by cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar's knowledge of soccer and the little master's keenness to learn the finer points of the game. Vijayan on Tuesday said he had talks with Tendulkar after the Mumbaikar became the co-owner of the Kochi-based Indian Super League...
  • Mata Amritanandamayi says the institution was an 'open book', dismisses allegations February 22, 2014

    Spiritual leader Mata Amritanandamayi on Saturday dismissed the allegations levelled against her mutt by one of her former disciples and said the institution was an "open book" and all its functions were transparent. Speaking at its spiritual centre 'Bramasthan' in Palakkad district, she said the mutt has not done anything wrong...
  • Kerala Power Minister's personal staff member arrested for murder February 11, 2014

    Thiruvanathapuram: Two people including the personal staff member of Kerala Power Minister Aryadan Mohammed have been arrested for murdering Radha, a sweeper at the Congress office. According to the police the incident happened at the Congress block office at Nilambur in Malppuram on February 5, Wednesday. CPM state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan...
  • Complaint against Rahul Gandhi for travelling on the roof of a vehicle January 14, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: After Rahul Gandhi's visit to Kerala and participation in Yuva Kerala Yatra (YKY) fresh controversies are brewing as he sat on the top of police vehicle while taking part in the yatra. According to reports, advocate and NCP leader Mujeeb Rahaman has filed a complaint at Nooranadu police station...
  • Captain James thanks family, colleagues, government for their support December 21, 2013

    Mumbai: After spending five months in a jail in the West African country of Togo, Captain Sunil James was back home. The Merchant Navy captain along with fellow sailor Vijayan returned to India on Friday after their release from the prison. Captain James thanked his colleagues, family and the government for...
  • Kerala: Court drops case against Pinarayi Vijayan November 6, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: The charges against CPI (Marxist) state Secretary Pinarayi Vijayan in the SNC Lavlin case has been dropped by the CBI special court in Thiruvananthapuram. This comes as a major relief for Vijayan as it has paved the way for his re-entry into electoral politics after a break of almost...
  • Pinarayi Vijayan dropped from SNC-Lavalin corruption case November 5, 2013

    In a major relief, CBI court in Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday dropped CPM state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan and five others from the list of accused in the SNC-Lavalin corruption case dating to mid-1990s when he was the power minister. Allowing the discharge petition of Vijayan and the others, CBI special judge R...
  • Chandy injured in stone-pelting, CPI-M rules out involvement October 28, 2013

    Kannur/Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy suffered injuries to his forehead and chest after suspected CPI-M activists stoned his car on Sunday evening. He is being airlifted to the state capital, said an official. Speaking to IANS, the official said a special aircraft has been sent to get the Chief Minister. "All his...
  • Digitise insurance policies, says Chidambaram September 16, 2013

    Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday inaugurated insurance sector regulator IRDA's insurance repositories and called for making digitisation of all policies mandatory. Chidambaram launched the insurance repository system, which will help policy holders keep insurance policies in electronic form and undertake modifications and revisions. He urged Insurance Regulatory Development Authority (IRDA) to...
  • Indian football has not improved in recent years: Vijayan September 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian football legend IM Vijayan on Thursday said that the game in the country has stagnated in recent years with the national side not showing improvement with a string of reverses at the regional and Asian level. Former captain Vijayan, who played 79 matches for India between 1989 and...
  • 'Lessons In Forgetting' review: It's a tale of redemption April 20, 2013

    Cast: Adil Hussain, Amey Wagh, Bhanu Prakash, Veena Sajnani, Uttara Baokar, Roshni Achreja Director: Unni Vijayan Rating: 3 out of 5 "Never run away from things that terrify you," was a lesson that JA Krishnamurthy had instilled in his daughter Smriti when she was young, and he probably regrets doing so, for...
  • Malayalam movie 'Kanna Padam' set to hit box office March 17, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: Debutant director Ameen Jowhar's 'Kanaa Paadam', is set to soon hit the screens. It is a story of three people from different communities who live together in a place named Pullanji Para, a posh area in Malabar. Kozhikode Narayanan Nair plays a retired politician named Sukumarettan, and the role of his...
  • I can't believe Santosh Trophy is back in Kerala: Vijayan February 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Hot on the heels of the International FIFA Friendly between India and Palestine on February 6, 2013, Football has returned to 'God's Own Country' again. This time, for a longer period, and in the form of the prestigious Santosh Trophy, the 67th edition to be precise. The Qualifying...
  • 'RUM' will have actor Trisha in a new avatar February 8, 2013

    Trisha is a well known name in Kollywood for her passive and friendly attitude with her co stars and mates. Something changed Trisha's attitude even more on the sets of 'Rum', and because of which she respects heroes even more now. Seems like the heroine had some action stunts to in-act...
  • Video: Teaser of Mohanlal's 'Lokpal' January 25, 2013

    An upcoming Malayalam thriller, the movie is written by S. N. Swamy. Direction is by filmmaker Joshiy and 'Lokpal' stars actors like Mohanlal and Kavya Madhavan in the lead roles while Meera Nandan, Manoj K. Jayan, Vijayaraghavan and Saikumar features in supporting roles. The film however is scheduled to release on 31...
  • Mammootty's next is heading towards completition December 6, 2012

    The post production works of the new Mammootty movie 'Bavuttiyude Namathil' is nearing completion. Directed by GS Vijayan, the movie is scripted and presented by Ranjith. The movie has completed its dubbing and currently into re-recording stages. Seven Arts will distribute this movie to theaters as a Christmas release on...
  • NTR starts shooting for 'Badshah' October 30, 2012

    Everything about Baadshah is grand and glamorous. Tollywood's costliest film ever, which is slated for March 28 release, is currently on sets in Hyderabad. In the just-begun schedule, NTR's introduction scene where he bashes up the baddies, is being shot. It goes without saying that the same is set in...
  • Maradona enthralls fans in Kerala October 24, 2012

    Kannur (Kerala): In just 20 minutes that the legendry Diego Maradona held centre stage, he danced, sang and demonstrated jaw-dropping football skills to win thousands of hearts at the Municipal Stadium here Wednesday. Over 50,000 fans started pouring in since early morning for a glimpse of the Argentine star. There...
  • English Vinglish star Hussain wins best actor October 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Adil Hussain, who has films like 'Ishqiya', 'Life of Pi' and the recent 'English Vinglish' to his credit, has bagged the best actor award at a US festival for his role in Unni Vijayan's 'Lessons in Forgetting'. Directed by Vijayan, the film is an adaptation of Anita Nair's...
  • UDF trying to destroy Kudumbashree: CPM October 9, 2012

    Kanhangad: CPM on Tuesday alleged that the ruling Congress led UDF government was trying to destroy state funded Kudumbashree, the women's Self Help Group for poverty alleviation programme. Speaking after inaugurating a party office at Pollakkad near Kanhangad in Kasargod district, CPM state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan alleged that UDF was...
  • Bavoottiyude Namathil: Rima to play a Muslim girl October 1, 2012

    Though she had gone for bolder roles in recent films like 22FK, Rima Kallingal is currently turning a little shyer than usual. Yes, she will play a shy girl for the new movie titled 'Bavoottiyude Namathil'. The movie will have her playing a role of a naive Muslim...
  • No monetary gain for Pinarayi in Lavalin: CBI September 11, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Central Bureau of Investigation probing into the SNC-Lavalin corruption case on Monday told the CBI special court that CPM state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan had not made any monetary benefit from the deal with SNC-Lavalin Company. The agency also gave a clean chit to former Electricity Minister and present...
  • Ranjith and Mammootty team up for next film September 1, 2012

    Popular film maker Ranjith has finally renamed his new project with Mammootty as 'Bavoottiyude Namathil'. Earlier titled as 'Malabar', the movie will have Mammootty as Bavootty, a car driver working for the character played by Anoop Menon. The movie will also starrer Kavya Madhavan. 'Bavoottiyude Namathil', scripted by Ranjith, will be...
  • Dabangg-Ek Tha Tiger: The people behind the 100 cr August 24, 2012

    New Delhi: There are many people that contribute to a film becoming a blockbuster. Often in the fan frenzy surrounding the lead protagonist, in this case, the inimitable Salman Khan, the team that pitched in with the screenplay, the musical score, the cinematography, the stunts and the direction takes a...
  • Kerala: Cops acting according to script, says Pinarayi August 2, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: Coming down heavily on Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and the UDF Government, CPM state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday alleged that the police were acting according to a script. “The police had decided to make Jayarajan an accused in the murder case even before interrogating him.’’ He said that...
  • CPM refrains from more action against Achuthanandan July 24, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: After publicly censuring VS Achuthanandan for violating party norms, CPM's central leadership has refrained from initiating any further proceeding against the veteran leader. The Pinarayi Vijayan faction, though, is disappointed by the decision of the central committee. After their meetings in Delhi the CPM's central leaders including Prakash...
  • VS-Pinarayi standoff: Kerala CPM in a spot July 3, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: The latest standoff between Opposition leader V S Achuthanandan and CPM state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan over the alleged role of the party in the murder of T P Chandrasekharan has further vitiated the strained relations. While the ‘tit for tat’ between the most popular leader and most powerful leader...
  • Kerala: VS faction consolidates position June 28, 2012

    Kochi: Once again the VS faction maintained an upper hand in the CPM Ernakulam district secretariat. Two leaders involved in the controversial spy camera episode - T K Mohanan and M P Pathrose - again found a place in the secretariat. The crucial district committee meet, held on Wednesday in...
  • Kerala CPM may take action against Achuthanandan June 9, 2012

    New Delhi: It is a crucial day for former Kerala chief minister VS Achutanandan as the CPM's central leadership is meeting on Saturday to decide on his fate. This, after immense pressure to act against Achutanandan comments against State Secretary Pinarayi Vijayan and for visiting the house of slain CPM rebel...
  • CPM likely to take action against Achuthanandan June 8, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: The CPM is likely to take disciplinary action against the former Kerala Chief Minister VS Achuthanandan for his comments on state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan. A decision is expected at the two-day meeting of the CPM Politburo and Core Committee that begins on Friday. The state secretariat had informed the central...