ICON OF EVENTS

Before1990, 1990- 99, 2000-2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

Before 1990

Date
Events
C300 B.C Katyayana mentions Kerala
C270 B.C Asoka's Major Rock Edict No.2 mentions Keralaputras
C200 BC Patanjali mentions Kerala in his Mahabhashya
45 AD Hippalu's discovery of the monsoons
52 AD Legend of St.Thomas mission to Kerala
74 AD Pliny mentions Kerala in his Natural History
550 AD Cosmas Ind icopleastes mentions Kerala products like pepper and nalikera (Arjellialarge nut)
C 630 AD Dandin, a court poet of Narasimha Varman Pallava, refers to two learned Brahmins from Kerala in his Avanthisundari Katha
788 AD Birth of Sankaracharya
C 800 AD Coronation of Raja Rajadhiraja Parameswara Bhattaraka Sri Raja sekhara Devar, first known Chera king of Makotai (Mahadayapuram)
820 AD Death of Sankaracharya
824-25 A.D Beginning of Kollam Era
844 A.D Coronation of Sthanu Ravi Kulasekhara
849 A.D Tarisappalli Copper Plates of Sthanu Raai to Syrian Christians.
869 AD Composition of Sankaranarayaniyam, a treatise on astronomy by Sankaranarayana, Astronomer in the Court of Sthanu Ravi Kulesekhara
C880 A.D Chera conquest of the Musaka Kingdom
898 A.D Grant to Sreemulavasam, the Buddhist monastery, by the Ay King Vikramaditya Varaguna
949 A.D Vallan Kumaran and a number of Kerala chieftains participate in the Chola war against the Rastrakutas at Takkolam.
962 A.D Coronation of Bhaskara Ravi Manukuladitya
988 A.D Destruction of Kantalur Sala by Rajaraja Chola
100 AD Copper plate grant of Bhaskara Ravi to Joseph Rabban, Chief of the Jews at Cochin
1089 A.D Coronation of Rama Varma Kulasekhara
1096 A.D Destruction of Kollam by Kulottunga
1102 A.D Recapture of Kollam
1124 A.D Disappearance of Ramavarma Kulasekhara, the last of the Cheraman Perumals of Makotai, disintergration of the Chera Kingdom.
1225 A.D Grant of Vira Raghava to Iravikortan
C1293 A.D Macro Polo refer to Kollam, Kumari and Eli
1341 A.D Puduvaippu Era
1343-45 A.D Ibn Batuta visits Kochi and Kozhikkod
1412 A.D Ma Huan visits Kochi and Kozhikkod
1443 A.D Abdur Razak visits as the Ambassador of the Kozhikkod Persian Emperor Shah Rukha to the Zamorin
May 17, 1498 Vasco da Gama arrives at September 1503-Earliest Kozhikkod European forts built in India at Kochi and Kannur.
1508 A.D Battle of Chaul, Portuguese fleet defeated by a combined fleet of Egypt, Gujarat and Kozhikkod
153 A.D The Portuguese built a fort at Chaliyam
1571 A.D Chaliyam fort captured by the Zamorin
1599 A.D Synod of Udayamperur
1600 A.D Fall of Kottakkal and murder of Kunhali IV by the Portuguese
1634 A.D Battle of Kaniyamkulam
1653 A.D Revolt of Coonan Cross
January 6,1663 Capture of Kochi by the Dutch
1678-84 Umayamma Rani, the first woman ruler to Venad (Travancore)
1694 Thalassery Factory established
1695 Anjengo (Anchu Thengu) Factory established
1696 Proclamation of Kerala Varma abolishing Pulappedi and Mannappedi
April 21, 1721 Attingal outbreak in which 10 Englishmen belonging to the Anjengo (Anchu Thengu) Factory massacred
1715-17 Dutch War against the Zamorin
1725 Mahe captured by the French
1729-58 Marthanda Varma, King of Travancore
1739 - First Land Revenue Settlement in Travancore
August 10, 1741 Surrender of the Dutch at Kulachal
1750 Truppadidanam (Dedication of the Kingdom)
1753 Treaty of Mavelikkara between Travancore and the Dutch
1755 Last Mamanka (Mahamagha) festival at Tirunavai
1758-98 Rama Varma (Dharma Raja), Ruler of Travancore
1761-62 Travancore assisted Kochi to recover Kochi territories from the Zamorin
1765 Treaty between Travancore and the Nawab of the Karnataka
1766 Haidar Ali invades Malabar Kingdoms
1789 Mysore forces attack Travancore
1790-1805 Rama Varma Sakhthan Thampuran, King of Kochi
1791 Treaty between Kochi and the British
1792 Treaty of Sreerangapatanam: Malabar ceded to the British
1794-97 Pazhassi Raja's revolt against the British-first stage
October 20, 1795 Fall of Dutch Kochi
1795 Subsidiary Alliance with Travancore
1800-1805 Pazhassi Raja's revolt-second stage
1801 Transfer of Malabar Province from Bombay Presidency to the Madras Presidency
1805 Travancore accepts British Paramountcy; Death of Pazhassi Raja
1808-09 Revolt of Velu Thampi and Paliyath Achan
January 11, 1809 Kundara Proclamation of Velu Thampi
1809 Velu Thampi commits suicide
1812 Kurichya Revolt against the British
1812-18 Col.Munro, Resident Dewan of Kochi and Travancore
1829-47 Swati Thirunal, King of Travancore
1834 First English School established at Thiruvananthapuram
1836 First Census taken in Travancore
1845 English Elementary School established at Ernakulam
March 1, 1858 First English school established at Thalassery
1866 First Arts College established at Ernakulam
1885-1924 Sri Moolam Thirunal, King of Travancore
1885 Establishment of Legislative Council
January 1, 1891 Malayali Memorial
1904 Establishment of the Sri Mulam Praja Sabha
1911 Deportation of Swadesabhimani Ramakrishna Pillai
1921 Mappila Rebellion or Malabar Rebellion
1924-31 Regency of Sethulakshmi Bai
1931-49 Sri Chitra Thirunal Bala Rama Varma
1932 Nivarthana (Abstention) Movement started
1936 Temple Entry Proclamation
1937 Establishment of Travancore University
1938 Dyarchy in Kochi
1942 Punnapra-Vayalar Upsurge
1946 Praja Mandal in Office in Kochi
1947 Establishment of responsible government in Travancore
July 1, 1949 Integration of Travancore and Kochi
November 1, 1956 Formation of Kerala State.
August 15, 1956 Establishment of Kerala Sahithya Academy
November 1, 1956 Formation of Kerala State Published 'Chemmeen' by Thakazhi
January 1, 1957 Formation of Kozhikkod District
February, 1957 First Assembly Election to Kerala State
March 16, 1957 First Session of Kerala Legislative Assembly
April 5, 1957 First Communist Ministry came in to power under the leadership of Sri.E.M.S.Namboodiripad
August 17, 1957 Travancore University renamed as Kerala University Formation of Alappuzha District
April 1, 1958 Formation of Ernakulam District Establishment of Sangeeta Nataka Academy
June 15, 1954 Started Liberation Struggle
July 31, 1959 Dismissal of Sri.EMS Ministry by the President of India. Introduced presidential rule, P.V.R Rao appointed as advisor
February 1, 1960 2nd Kerala State Assembly Election
February 22, 1960 Formation of PSP Ministry under the leadership of Sri.Pattom A.Thanu Pillai
July 1, 1960 V.V.Giri took charge as Governor
November 1, 1960 Old age pension scheme introduced.
April 12, 1961 Established Kottayam Medical College Inaugurated Nerymangalam Power House by Dr.S.Radhakrishnan, Vice President of India.
September 8, 1962

Deputed Pattom Thanu Pillai as Punjab Governor and hence resigned from Chief MinisterPost. R.Sankar elected as Chief Minister.

November 28, 1962 Formation of Kerala Lalitha Kala Academy. Thumba Rocket Launching Station started. Launched Kuttyadi Irrigation Project.
August 9, 1963 Wildlife Sanctuary at Parambikulam dedicated to Nation.
November 21, 1963 Established CTCRI at Thiruvananthapuram.
December 4, 1963 Passed the Kerala Land Reforms Bill in Assembly
February 16, 1964 PT Chacko Resigned from Ministry
August 1, 1964 PT Chacko expired
August 9, 1964 Formation of 'Kerala Congress'.
September 4, 1964 Presidential Rule in Kerala
March 4, 1965 Election to Assembly. Dissolved the same due to lack of majority to any party
March 27, 1965 Expiry of Governorship of Sri.V.V.Giri
April 2, 1965 Ajit Prasad Jain Sworn in Governor of Kerala
1965 Jnanapeet Award to G.Sankara Kurup
1965 Established Kerala Tourism Development Corporation
January 20, 1966 Governor Ajit Prasad Jain resigned
February 6, 1966 Bhagavan Sahai - New Governor of Kerala
July 1, 1966 Inaugurated HMT at Kalamassery Unit
November 12, 1966 Prevention of eviction of tenants
February 20, 1967 General Assembly Election to Kerala
March 6, 1967 Ministry of EMS Nambudirippad came in power
August 8, 1967 Inauguration of Sabarigiri Project
July 23, 1968 Calicut University came into existence
September 16, 1968 Established Kerala Language Institute
November 22, 1968 Agitation of Naxallites in Kerala (Thalassery Police Station Attack)
January 6, 1969 Decided to Implement Free Education upto Secondary Level
June 16, 1969 Formation of Malappuram District
October 24, 1969 E.M.S. Ministry Resigned
November 1, 1969 Elected C.Achutha Menon as New Chief Minister of Kerala
December 16, 1969 Presidents concurrence to Kerala's Land Reforms Act
January 1, 1970 Kerala Land Reforms Act came in force
January 26, 1970 Mannathu Padmanabhan Expired
May 23, 1970 Panampilly Expired
June 26, 1970 Kerala State Assembly dissolved by Governor as per the advice by the Chief Minister
July 22, 1970 Pattom A. Thanu Pillai expired
August 1, 1970 Achuthamenon's Ministry resigned
August 4, 1970 President's rule
September 17, 1970 Bi-election to Kerala Assembly
October 4, 1970 Sixth Kerala State Ministry under the Leadership of C.Achutha Menon.
25, 1971 Established Agricultural University in Mannuthy
May 10, 1971 Established Cochin University
January 26, 1972 Formation of Idukki District
May 14, 1972 Inauguration of "Laksham Veedu" Project
November 6, 1972 R.Sankaer Expired
1972 Established Alappuzha Medical College
1973 Established National Democratic Party (NDP)
May 24, 1974 Completed Idukky Arch Dam
1974 Chempai Vaidya Natha Bhagavathar expired
1974 Formation of Original Kerala Congress
March 28, 1975 Split in Muslim League
October 7, 1975 Agriculture Labours Act came in force
January 24, 1976 Greater Cochin Development Authority formed
February 12, 1976 Power Generation started at Moolamattom of Idukky Hydro Electric Power Project
August 12, 1976 Chithranjali Film Studio under Public Sector at Trivandrum (KSFDC)
August 13, 1976 Prime Minister Indira Gandhi Inaugurated the Broad GaugeRailway line between Trivandrum and Ernakulam
August 15, 1976 Dissolved the original Kerala Congress Party
December 6, 1976 Completed the first phase of Idukki Project
March 19, 1977 General Election to 8th Kerala Legislative Assembly and Loksabha
March 21, 1977 A.K.Gopalan Expired
March 25, 1977 New Ministry under the leadership of K.Karunakaran
April 25, 1977 K.Karunakaran resigned due to the allegations regarding Rajan Case issues
April 27, 1977 A.K.Antony became Chief Minister
September 24, 1977 Prime Minister Morarji Deshai inaugurated the Naval Study Centre at Vizhinjam
January 31, 1978 Started Air Craft Service from Trivandrum to Dubai
October 26, 1978 A.K.Antony resigned (due to the favourable decision towards Indira Gandhi by the Congress Parliamentary Board regarding Chickmanglore bielection)
October 29, 1978 9th Kerala Ministry came into existence under the leadership of P.K.Vasudevan Nair of CPI
January 1, 1979 Inaugurated the Dam Site of Pazhassi Irrigation Project
March 12, 1979 Established Kerala Press Academy at Cochin
April 16, 1979 Inaugurated Trivandrum-Kanyakumary Railway lane
1979 Split in Kerala Congress and formed two groups such as Mani Group and Joseph Group.
April 19, 1979 The front under the banner of CPI(M) won majority in Panchayat & Municipality Election
1979 10th Ministry in Kerala State under the leadership of C.H.Muhammad Koya came into existence
November 3, 1979 Cochin Stock Exchange came into being
November 30, 1979 Due to the withdrawal of Congress support to the ministry Chief Minister C.H.Muhammed Koya advised the Governor to dissolve the Assembly
December 5, 1979 Presidential rule in Kerala (5th Time)
January 3, 1980 Election to 11 Parliamentary constituency of Kerala for 7th Lok Sabha
January 6, 1980 Election to the rest of Parliamentary constituency for 7th Lok Sabha
January 21, 1980 Election to 6th Legislative Assembly
January 25, 1980 17 Member Ministry under the leadership of E.K.Nayanar CPI (M) came into existence
February 21, 1980 Established MILMA
March 21, 1980 Decision to provide pension of Rs. 45 to agriculture labours
April 30, 1980 Decided to provide pension of Rs.150/- to circus artists
1980 Development authorities came into existence for Trivandrum and Kozhikode
1980 Inauguration of Waynad District
January 8, 1981 Declared 'Silent Valley' as National Park
May 17, 1981 Inauguration of Coconut Development Board at Cochin.
7, 1981 Jnanapeet Award to S.K.Pottakkad
20, 1981 E.K.Nayanar Ministry resigned
28,1981 UDF Ministry of K.Karunakuran sworn in
January 28, 1982 Supreme Court Order to conduct entrance examination for admission in Medical Colleges of Kerala
February 4, 1982 Rejected the non confidence against Karunakaran's Ministry by one vote. (Speaker casted vote)
March 17, 1982 Resigned the Karunakaran Ministry. Dissolved the assembly and Presidential rule implemented
May 9, 1982 Election to the Kerala Assembly
May 21, 1982 New Ministry under the leadership of K.Karunakaran sworn in
August 15, 1982 Liquor tragedy in Kochi.     59 were expired and about 600 were hospitalized
November 1, 1982 Formation of Pathanamthitta District
November 20, 1982 Re union of two groups of Congress party
December 25, 1982 Communal Violence in Trivandrum.
September 28, 1983 C.H.Muhammed Koya Expired
October 26, 1983 President inaugurated Gandhiji University at Kottayam
December 15, 1983 Anti corruption bill passed
March 8, 1984 Decided to from 202 new villages in Kerala
March 14, 1984 Introduced control over nursery schools in Kerala
April 28, 1984 Anti Corruption Commission came into existence
June 12, 1984 Decided to enhance the period of PSC Rank List upto 3 years
October 2, 1984 Started Himasagar Express from Kanyakumary to Jammu
December 24, 1984 Lok Sabha Election
January 1, 1985 Started Telecasting of Malayalam Programmes from Trivandrum Doordarshan
January 8, 1985 V.M.Sudheeran became the Spearker of Kerala Legislative Assembly
June 11, 1985 Reserve Bank decided to liquidate Bank of Cochin
1985 Jnanapeet Award to Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai
February 7, 1986 Visit of John Paul II to Kerala at Cochin
June 23, 1986 M.V.Raghavan expelled from CPI(M)
July 27, 1986 M.V.Raghavan formed Communist Marxist Party
- Issued order to implement a separate Board for Pre-degree by detaching the same from Universities (Pre-Degree Board)
February 23, 1987 General Election to Kerala State Assembly
February 16, 1987 LDF got majority and 5 members E.K.Nayanar Ministry sworn in
April 4, 1987 Pre-Degree Board dismissed
August 15, 1987 DYFI pilotted a chain of human from Trivandrum to Kanjangadu 8 lakhs people through 693 km
December 12, 1987 Anti Corruption Bill passed in Assembly
January 25, 1988 Election to Panchayats , Municipalities & Corporations
January 28, 1988 Gandhiji University renamed as Mahatma Gandhi University
February 23, 1988 Ram Dulari Sinha became the Governor of Kerala
April 13, 1988 First Air Craft Lanted at Karippur Airport, Kozhikode
June 7, 1988 Earth Quake in Idukki District
July 8, 1988 Peruman Train Tragedy
December 27, 1988 13th Party Congress of CPI(M) at Trivandrum
January16, 1989 Prem Nazeer Expired
June 25, 1989 Declared 'Kottayam'Town as the first to achieve total Literacy
August 18, 1989 P.T.Usha got the award for the Best athlete in Asia
October 5, 1989 Justice Fatima Beevi became Supreme Court Judge. 2.The First Woman Judge in Supreme Court.
October 6, 1989 Inaugurated Model Engineering College in Thrikkakkara
October 15, 1989 Inaugurated Alappuzha-Ernakulam Railway Lane
November 22, 1989 Election to the Parliament
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1990-1999

January 12, 1990 R. Balakrishna Pillai lost MLA ship
February 4, 1990 Declared Ernakulam as the first total literacy District in India
1990 Dr. Saroop Singh became the Kerala Governor
June 4, 1990 Kerala Sasthra Sahitya Parishat got 'Global-500' Award
30, 1990 Padma Ramachandran became the first Woman Chief Secretary of Kerala
January 29, 1991 Election to District Council and LDF got majority in 12 Districts
April 1, 1991 Trivandrum Airport handed over to International Airport Authority
April 5, 1991 Kerala State Assembly dissolved
April 13, 1991 Kerala Congress (J) joined LDF
April 18, 1991 Declared Kerala as the first total literate State in India
May 15, 1991 Babu Chazhikkadan expired
June 12, 1991 Election to both Loksabha and Kerala Legislative Assembly
June 17, 1991 UDF got the majority
June 24, 1991 UDF Ministry under the leadershiip of K.Karunakaran came into existence
July 19, 1991 Sree Chithira Tirunal Bala Rama Varma the Maharaja of Travancore expired
August 16, 1991 C. Achutha Menon expired
October 12, 1991 The First Vallathol Prize to Poet Pala Narayanan Nair
March 9, 1992 Kerala won Sonthosh Trophy Football Tournament held at Goa
June 3, 1992 K.Karunakaran fatally injured in a car accident
August 19, 1992 K.R.Narayanan Elected as the 9th Vice President of India
November 15, 1992 Heavy Rain and Flood in Kerala. Reported more than 100 death
November 20, 1992 Inaugurated Kayamkulam -Alappuzha Railway Lane
February, 1993 Declared Kalady & Guruvayoor as National Pilgrim Centres
March 2, 1993 Kerala Won Santhosh Trophy
July 4, 1993 Kerala attained total literacy among Tribes
August 17, 1993 Introduced Compulsory Malayalam Study in English Mediam Schools
November 1, 1993 Introduced Pension Scheme for Journalists and Media Workers
December 16, 1993 4 MLA's including T.M.Jacob expelled from Kerala Congress(M)
December 19, 1993 Kochi Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium opened
January 1, 1994 Dismissed K.R.Gauri Amma from CPI (M)
January 5, 1994 Kallada Hydal Power Station inaugurated
January 9, 1994 Inaugurated Guruvayoor-Trichur Railway Lane
January 18, 1994 K.R.Gauri Amma formed Janadipathya Samrakshana Samithi
April 23, 1994 Ibrahim Sulaiman Zettu formed a Political Party named Indian National League
April 24, 1994 Panchayat Raj Bill came into existence and hence the District Council dissolved
June 16, 1994 Oommanchandy resigned from Ministry
July 4, 1994 Vaikkom Mohammed Basheer expired
August 25, 1994 Ponkunnam Varkey got Vallathol Award
September 24, 1994 Inaugurated Priyadarshini Planetorium K.P.Viswanathan Resigned from Ministry
November 1, 1994 Commissioned the First Phase of Moovattupuzha Irrigation Project
November 25, 1994 Koothuparambu Police firing - five killed
January 121, 1995 Inaugurated Kozhikode Diesel Power Project
February 27, 1995 K.Karunakaran Ministry Resigned 7 Membered New Ministry under the leadership of A.K.Antony came into existence
March 24, 1995 Elected Karunakaran into Rajya Sabha
July, 1992 Violence in Poonthura, near Trivandrum- 5 murder.
June 27, 1995 Elected Therampil Ramakrishnan as the Speaker of Kerala Legislative Assembly
July 24, 1995 Started Push-Pull Train between Guruvayoor-Kottayam and Ernakulam-Kollam
July 27, 1995 R.Balakrishna Pillai Resigned from Ministry
September 29, 1995 LDF Won in the Panchayat & MunicipalS Election
October 11, 1995 Police action in Sivagiri
October 20, 1995 Liquor Tragedy in Mattancherry, Reported 20 death
October 28, 1995 P.Sivasankar became the Governor of Kerala
November 7, 1995 First Wind Farm in Kerala at Kanjikkode started Functioning
January 2, 1996 Inaugurated Pariyaram Medical College
January 14, 1996 Inaugurated International Sports Stadium in Cochin
March 13, 1996 Government decided to form Women's Commission
April 1, 1996 Sale and Production of Atrack banned
April 12, 1996 Split in Janada Dal
April 27, 1996 Election to Both Assebly and Parliament
April 30, 1996 Governor P.Sivasankar resigned due to the reference in the Havala Case
May 20, 1996 1. LDF Won the Election
2. A.K.Antony Ministry Resigned.
3. Fourteen-member new Ministry under the Leadership of E.K.Nayanar came into power
May 30, 1996 M.Vijayakumar became the Speaker of Kerala Assembly
June 17, 1996 Peoples Planning Programme inaugurated
June 25, 1996 The Name of Malabar University changed as Kannur University
November 8, 1996 High Court ordered to avoid Political Activities in Schools
March 5, 1997 Justice Sukh Dev Sing Kang became the Governor of Kerala
April 9, 1997 K.Karunakaran (Con.I), S.Ramachandran Pillai (CPM), J.Chitharanjan (CPI), are Elected to Rajya Sabha
May 29, 1997 Sebastian Paul won the Ernakulam byelection to Parliament (2)- Agriculture Minister V.K.Rajan Expired
June 9, 1997 Krishnan Kaniyamparambil became the Minister for Agriculture
August 21, 1997 1. High Court Ordered that Exhertation and Implementation of 'Bandh' is against the Constitution
2. Freedom fighter's Pension raised to Rs.1500
August 26, 1997 Lower Periyar Hydro Electric Project Inaugurated
November 3, 1997 Inaugurated the Biggest Railway Bridge (800m) in Kerala at Ambalappuzha
January 7, 1998 V.P.Ramakrishna Pillai became Minister instead of Baby John
January 28, 1998 Lok Sabha Election in Kerala
March 19, 1998 E.M.S.Namboodiripad Expired
March 20, 1998 Elected Korampail Ahammed Haji (Muslim League), AVijaya Raghavan CPI(M), Varkey Mattathil (Kerala Congress-J) to Rajya Sabha
April 21, 1998 Bill for Ban of Raging in Campus Passed
May 22, 1998 Inaugurated the New Building of Kerala Legislative Assembly
June 29, 1998 Sebastian Paul won in the bi-election of Ernakulam Assembly Constituency
July 13, 1998 Dismissal of T.J.Anjalose from CPM
August 25, 1998 S.Sharma became the Minister for Electricity in Kerala
January 10, 1999 P.R.Kurup Resigned from Ministry
January 13, 1999 Death of 50 pilgrims in Sabarimala
January 20, 1999 Dr.A.Neela Lohita Das (Janata Dal) became Minister for Forests in Kerala
April 7, 1999 President K.R.Narayanan inaugurated the C.Achuthamenon Study Centre at Poojappura, Trivandrum (2) - Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai Expired
April 1999 E.K.Nayanar made the record of long served Chief Minister in Kerala by completing 3246 days. - Dismissal of O.Bharathan from CPM
May 4, 1999 Kerala Lokayukt Started Functioning
May 14, 1999 Guru Nitya Chaitanya Yathi Expired
May 25, 1999 Commissioning of Nedumbasseri International Airport by President K.R. Narayanan
June 19, 1999 Dismissal of Baby John, A.V.Thamarakshan and Babu Divakaran from RSP
June 24, 1999 Government decided to provide Pension for Employees of less than 10 years Service too.
July 8, 1999 Central Govt. declared the Kozhikode-Kollam Road (InterState) as National Highway
July 24, 1999 High Court Ordered that Smoking in Public Place is against Law & Order 2.Declarared Kalamandalam as Deemed University.
August 11, 1999 Loksabha Election in Kerala
October 14, 1999 Commissioning of Kakkad Hydro Project by E.K.Nayanar
November 19, 1999 T.V.Kochu Bava expired
November 29, 1999 Salam Karassery - Film maker - expired
December 6, 1999 Kozhikode diesel Electric Project Commissioned to the Nation
December 15, 1999 A.P.Udayabhanu - Writer and Freedom Fighter- Expired.
December 24, 1999 Kadathanattu Madhaviyamma Expired

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2000-2002

January 17, 2000 A.C.Shanmugha Das, Health Minister - Resigned from Ministry
January 19, 2000 V.K.Kabeer became the Minister for Health of Kerala
January 28, 2000 Inauguration of 'Manaveeyam' Cultural Mission
February 1, 2000 Prof.V.Anandakuttan Expired
February 2, 2000 Inauguration of Museum in Krishnapuram Palace
February 12, 2000 Dr.A.Neela Lohita Dasan Nadar Resigned from Ministry
February 14, 2000 Thachady Prabhakaran Expired
February 17, 2000 C.K.Nanu became the Minister for Transport and Forests
February 29, 2000 Dr.C.Rangarajan took Charge as Governor of Kerala on Temporary Basis (-Sukh Dev Sing Kang on leave)
March 26, 2000 Declared of Sabarimala as National Pilgrim Centre
April 10, 2000 Poet 'Mahakavi Olappamanna' Expired
April 17, 2000 'Sankara Mangalam' - House of Thakazhy Sivasankara Pillai dedicated to the Nation
April 24, 2000 Film Actor Karamana Janardanan Nair Expired
April 27, 2000 Freedom Fighter - Puthuppally Raghavan Expired
May 2, 2000 Dr.Iqubal became the Vice-Chancellor of Kerala University
May 22, 2000 Film Actor Bahadoor Expired
May 28, 2000 Justice K.K.Usha became the Acting Chief Justice of High Court
June 11, 2000 Declaration of Nedumbassery Airtport as International Airport
June 16, 2000 V.V.Raghavan (CPI), Abdul Samad Samadani (Muslim Leagure), N.K.Premachandran (RSP), elected to Rajya Sabha
July 26, 2000 Abhaya Dev - Lyricyst - Expired
August 16, 2000 Started Telecasting of Kairaly Channel of Malayalam Communication Limited
August 26, 2000 Film Actor - Balan .K.Nair - Expired
September 1, 2000 P.P.Ummer Koya - Expired
September 17, 2000 Prof.G.Kumara Pillai - Expired
September 24, 2000 Birth of a Test tube Baby at Trivandrun.
October 20, 2000 Liquir tragedy at Kalluvathukkal, Kollam
November 1, 2000 Ezhuthachan Award to Pala Narayanan Nair
November 2, 2000 The first Kathakali Award to Kalamandalam Ramankutty Nair
January 29, 2001 Thikkodiyan expired
March 11, 2001 Kottackal Bus tragedy. 40 death
May 10, 2001 Election to the 11th Kerala Assembly
May 11, 2001 Veteran Film maker M.Krishnan Nair death
May 13, 2001 1. Thumping vin for UDF- gots 99 seats.    
2. E.K.Nayanar resigned
May 17, 2001 1. Seven Member A.K.Antony Ministry sworn in.     
2. K.Muraleedharan became KPCC President
May 26, 2001 A.K.Antony Ministry expanded by introducing K.Sankara Narayanan, G.Karthikeyan, M.M.Hassan, P.Sankaran, K.Sudhakaran, M.A.Kuttappan and Kadavoor Sivadasan
May 28, 2001 K.G.Adiyodi expired
June 6, 2001 Vakkom Purushothaman elected as Speaker
June 22, 2001 Train tragedy at Kadalundy- 49 died
July 9, 2001 Photographer Victor George and 23 others killed in a series of land slides in Idukky district
August 14, 2001 New Chair persons nominated for cultural institutions
October 8, 2001 1. M.R.B. Expired.     
2. Veteran Film Actor Sankaradi passed away
November 9, 2001 Landslip at Amboori near Thiruvananthapuram ,38 died.
November 19, 2001 State Kathakali Award to Keezhpadam Kumaran Nair.
December13, 2001 Arangil Sreedharan Expired.
December19, 2001 Susheela Gopalan Expired.
January 16, 2002 First Economic Orders released.
February 6, 2002 Governmental Employees strike launched.
March 8, 2002 Governmental Employees strike withdrawn.
May 18, 2002 Sri. Sikander Bakht sworn-in as Governor of Kerala.

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2003

January 3

The sad and sudden demise of Sri. N.P. Muhammad (74), the Chairman of the Kerala Sahithya Academy.

January 4

The meritorious achievement of the Complete Computerised Panchayat by Vellanad Grama Panchayat in Thiruvananthapuram District.
January 18 Inauguration of the Global Investors Meet by the Hon. Prime Minister A.B. Vajpayee.

February

Febrary 19

Police initiated to evacuate the encroachers at Muthanga. The eviction was met with resistance, and two officials, a constable and a forest official were taken hostage. The encroachers poured Kerosene on the captives and the surroundings and threatened to burn them alive. They were also brutally attacked and assorted and suffered grievous wounds. At this juncture , to save the lives of the captives, firing was resorted to.

During the Police firing one person Sri.Jogi who was reportedly inflicted wound on the hostage was shot. The captured police Constable Sri.Vinod also lost his life due to the injuries inflicted on him by the encrochers. The entire Wildlife Sanctuary was cleared of encrochments on 19-02-2003.

February 24

The sad demise of Sri. Chalakkudi N.S. Narayanaswami who had the rare gift of arousing soul string music.

March

March 3

Hon. Chief Justice and Hon. Justice R. Basanth made it clear that the swearing in ceremony of Umesh Challiyil(Kodungallor Assembly Constituency) was a gross violation of the stipulations enshrined in The Constitution of India.

March 10

Kerala Congress (B) Chairman Sri. R. Balakrishna Pillai was sworn in as Minister for Transports.

March 15

Declaration of the Sahithya Academy’s awards for the year 2002.

Dr. K. Ayyappa Panicker becomes the dignitary. The awards for meritorious contributions were accorded to Prof. M.K. Sanu, Prof. R. Narendra Prasad, Sri. S.K. Marar and Sri. M.C.K. Menon.

March 21

Literary figure Smt. Sara Joseph declined the award eked to her for her novel ‘Alahayude Pennmakkal’ by the Sahithya Academy.
March 24 U.A. Khader's novel ‘Aghora sivam’ wins the ‘Malayattoor Smaraka Samithis’ award.
March 25 Sri. K.P.A.C Premachandran the son of a social reformer and actor – Premji’s eldest son who took to acting as a duck to water passed away.
March 29 The Endowment awards of the Kerala Sahithya Academy were announced. Sri. P. Parameswaran- Encyclopedic Literature, Sri. K. Thayattu- Children’s Literature, Sri. Balachandran Vadakkedathu – Criticism, Sri. K. Unnikidavu – Linguistics, Sri. K.C. Jayan – Poetry, Sri. P.K. Kesavan Nair – Theology were awarded. Sri. V.C. Vikraman and Sri. V.C. Sreejan gets the B. Sukumar Award.
March 30 Sri. M.T. Vasudevan Nair and Smt. Priya A.S were awarded Lalithambika Antharjanam Memorial Award for their outstanding performance.
March 31 The activities of the District Primary Education Programme (DPEP) was completed.

April

April 10

In the Rajya Sabha Election Congress Candidates Sri. Thennala Balakrishna Pillai and Sri. Vayalar Ravi and Communist Party of India (Marxist) Sri. K. Chandran Pillai were declared elected.

April 24

Dr. V.N. Rajasekharan Pillai was appointed UGC Vice-Chairman.

April 26

Cine Artist Sri. Jayaram wins V. Santharam Award – which is one of the best awards in Indian Cinema. Aiswarya Roy wins the award for the best actress.

April 28

Raja Ravi Varma Award founded by the Govt. of Kerala goes to Sri. A. Ramachandran.

May

May 2

The most Condemnable, and atrocious act which shocked the prestigious heritage of Keralam occurred at Marad-Kozhikode district. Nine persons were killed in violence.

May 12

Sri. Korambayil Ahammed Haji – State General Secretary of Muslim League and Rajya Sabha member passed away.

May 13

The vision and mission of Christian Barnard happened in Kerala. The first heart transplantation under the Caption ship of Dr. Jose Chack Periyappuram in a private Hospital took place.

May 20

Second International Video Festival at Thiruvananthapuram ( 20 - 25 May, 2003 )
May 24 Sri. P.C. Thomas become Central Minister.
May 25 The Former Minister and KPCC General Secretary Sri. P.K. Velayudhan (55) died.
May 26 Hon. High Court through a verdict declared that Principals of Colleges have the power to ban politics in their campuses.

June

June 2

V.T. Smaraka Award was awarded to Smt. K.B. Sreedevi for her novel “Munnam Mura”

June 3

Padmasree Dr. K.J. Yesudas was given J.C. Daniel Award.

June 4

The Cabinet decided to conduct an Enquiry Commission to probe into the Kuppana hooch tragedy under the Commissionership of Retd. Hon. High Court Judge Chandrasekharadas.

June 11

The Kerala Cabinet of Ministry resolved to give Policy recognition to Rs.6846 Crores to 40 (forty) projects via GIM.
June 26 Mahakavi Akkitham won ‘Padma Prabha Puraskar’ of 2002.
June 28 The Govt. decided to form Educational Reforms Commission in order to reform the educational realm in the state. The Prestigious ‘Jnan Pitt’ Award winner and Mahatma Gandhi University former Vice-Chancellor Dr. U.R. Ananthamurthy was deputed as the Chairman.

July

July 6

The musician and gifted Singer Sri. LPR Varma (76) reached the Heavenly abode.

July 13

Smt. R. Lekshmi hailing from Thiruvananthapuram and Girija Pushpa from Kottarakkara were appointed as first women Forest Range Officers in Keralam.

July 15

Literary Critic Dr. K.M. Tharakan met with his demise. He had rendered priceless service as a teacher, Editor and Kerala Sahithya Academy President.

July 20

Sri. K. Ajayan was selected the best football player of the year 2002-03 who was the former Indian Star.
July 22 Sri.V.Deskhina Moorthy was conferred for the ‘Abhayadev Puraskar.’
July 23 Kasaragod Kalikadavu born Smt. Sreelatha was gifted with the honour of the best football player

July 26

On this day national Cinema awards were declared ‘Montomair Upakyan’ directed by Sri. Buddhadev Das Gupta gets best film award and ‘Nizhal koothu’ directed by Sri. Adoor Gopalakrishnan was adjudged as the best Malayalam film.

Ms. Jyothirmayi –Malayalam actress won special jury award.

Sri. George Eden (50), M.P. (Ernakulam) passed away.

July 30 Sri. B.L. Porinchukutty was selected as Kendra Lalithakala Academy Vice-Chairman.

August

August 1

Sri. Brij Mohan Singh took charge as the Chief Income Tax Commissioner of Kerala and Lakshadweep.

August 2

Adv. P.S. Sreedharan Pillai took the charge of BJP President of Kerala State.

August 4

Novelist Sri. G. Balachandran (65) left us.

August 6

The Hon. Supreme Court Bench consisting of Justice M.B. Shah and
M.R. Lakshmanan through their verdict pronounced that Govt. Employees have no fundamental, legal and moral right to strike.
August 9 ‘Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna’ Puraskar the highest honour in the realm of Sports was bestowed on Smt. K.M. Beenamol, Sri. I.M. Vijayan and Smt Anju B.George won the Arjuna Award.
August 11 The eminent literary figure in Kerala who won the Kerala Sahithya Academy Award for his collection of Stories named ‘Puzha’ in 1987 and newspaper spokesman- Sri. Vettoor Raman Nair (84) left us.
INTUC founding president, freedom fighter and former M.P. Sri. B.K. Nair departed.
August 14 Veteran CPI leader, literary figure and former MLA, Adv. Koladi Govindan Kutty, expired.
The Cabinet decided to appoint Mancheri District Judge Sri Thomas V. Joseph to probe into Marad issue.
August 16 Samoothiri Raja His Highness Ettanunni Raja (Manavikraman Raja – 93) is no more! Long live the King!.
August 20 In order to boost the fundamental development in the field of Biotechnology, the Govt. Decided to mobilise a fund of 100/- crore Rupees Kerala Biotechnology Board was formed with the Chief Minister as chairman.
August 21 Service Star H.A.Chinnappa won the Second Kerala Marathons.
K.V. Madhuri of Maharashtra won among women.
August 22 Satiric Literary figure Veloor Krishnan Kutty passed away
August 28 Based on the effective performance in the Literacy-Continuing Education arena, State Resource Centre was selected by NLM, UNESCO Award.
August 29 Kollam Kadappakkada reading room got the award for the best Library Award by the State Library Council. Sri. Thayathu Raghavan was selected as the person befitting for P.N. Panicker Puraskar.
August 30 Anju Boby George won the Bronze Medal for long Jump in Paris World Athletic meet.

September

September 1

Eminent Scientist G. Madhavan Nair took charge as ISRO Acting Chairman.

September 2

Naleekeradinam was celebrated in the state.

September 7

Former Chief Secretary Sri.V. Krishnamurthy was appointed as Banking Ombudsman for Kerala and Lakshadweep.

September 9

Satiric Literary figure P. Subbaiyya Pillai who obtained the Sahithya Academy Award of the year 2000 met with the inevitable hour.
September 10 Sri. M.P. Veerendarakumar was elected chairman of the Press Trust of India.
September 14 Former Irrigation Minister and a doyen among CPI leaders-
Dr. Subba Rao courted death.
September 16 The poet and teacher rolled into one, Sri.V. Madhusoodanan Nair gets the Asan Kavitha Puraskaram.
September 21 Sri. G. Madhavan Nair is appointed as ISRO Chairman and Secretary of Space Research.
September 23 Thiruvalla MLA and Kerala Congress (M) State Secretary Mammen Mathai (52) reached the Kingdom of God.
September 26 Sri. P. Govindapillai obtains the Swadesabhimani Puraskar of the year.
September 29 LDF Candidate Dr. Sebastian Paul won the Ernakulam Lok Sabha bye-election by a margin of 22, 134 Votes.

October

October 5

Poetess Sugatha Kumari gets the ‘Vallathol Puraskaram’

Music Director Sri. V. Job passed away.

Negotiation talks on Marad issue in the presence of the Chief Minister becomes amicable

October 7

Mahakavi Palai gets the Mathrubhumi Sahithya Puraskar of the year

October 10

Navab Rajendran passed away

October 11

Sri. M. Mukundan’s ‘Kesavante Vilapom’ gets the 27th ‘Vayalar Rama Varma Puraskar’ of the year
October 15 The Experimentator of Cinema Technic, Adoor Gopalakrishnan gets the French Government’s Command of the Order of Arts and Letters Award.
October 24 Smt. K.C. Sreeja gets the Cherukad Award.
October 30 Sri. M.S. Viswanathan gets the Kamukara Foundation Award

November

November 1

Based on the all inclusive contribution to Malayalam Literature Sri. T. Padmanabhan gets the ‘Ezhuthachan Puraskaram’

November 2

Kerala’s own Kathakali secures space in the Guinness Book under the make up category(Chutti).

November 3

Teacher, Critic and actor all rolled into one man-Prof.R. Narendra Prasad (57) passed away leaving a void hard to fill.

Novermber 5

 

The Painter Jayapala Panicker, one of the foundling members of the Chola mandalam Artist Village, expired.
M.G. University women’s Volleyball team wins the trophy in the all India Inter-University Competition
November 11 Thiruvananthapuram hailing Kumari.R.Athira gains place in Guinness Book for playing violin continuously for 32 hours.
November 13 Cartoonist B.M. Gafoor Passed away. He was cartoon Academy Foundation Secretary and Chairman.
November 17 Established 'Police performance accountability commission' - Justice K T Thomas chairman.

December

Dec.9

Mahakavi M.P. Appan (98) who had won Ezhuthachan Puraskaram and many laurels, who was also Kendra Sahithya Academy Member left us.

Dec. 11

MGS. Narayanan was removed from the post of ICHR Chairmanship by the Central human Resource Department.

Dec. 18

Sri. U.K. Kumaran’s ‘Madhya Ingane Kanunna Nerathu’- which is a collection of short stories, wins the SK Pottakkad Sahithya Award.

First Janapriya Sahithya Puraskar was won by Sri. Sakkaria. This award includes cash of Rs.25000/- a memento and a Silpam

Dec. 24 “Alahayude Pennmakkal” by Sarah Joseph’ was selected for the Kendra Sahithya Academy Award.
Dec. 27 Veteran writer and broadcasting artist Nagavalli R.S. Kurup left us

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2004

January

January 08

The Election Commission disqualified 1350 candidates who did not submit the details of expenditure for the Local Self Government elections

January 17

Provisions were made to collect compensation for the destruction of property as part of hartals, strikes and demonstrations.

February

February 09

The Kerala Police's Motor Bike Squad "Kerala Rangers" hit the road.

February 11

K. Muralidharan swore in as the Minister for Electricity

February 23 The lush Anamudi groves in Devikulam Taluk was declared as a National Park
February 25 Karnataka Governor T.N. Chaturvedi became the Governor-in-charge of Kerala

March

March 1

The Government gave approval for 481 un-aided schools.

March 7

The High Court consented that the Government has a claim over the software developed by Friends Centre.

March 17 K. Karunakaran (Congress), P.V. Abdul Wahab (Muslim League) and A. Vijayaraghavan (CPM) were elected to the Rajya Sabha without opposition.
The Goshree bridge connecting Ernakulam city with Vypin was opened to traffic

April

April 6

The Government undertook the administration of the State Child welfare Centre

May

May 12

Kerala registered 70.06% polling in the Lok Sabha elections

May 21

The CPM leader A.C. Moydheen who won in the Vadakkanchery sub-elections, swore in as MLA

June

June 5

The Goshree bridge connecting Ernakulam city with Vypin was inaugurated

June 19

Kerala's first bypass surgery without anaesthesia took place in Ernakulam Medical Trust Hospital

July

July 1

The Government decided to include English among the subjects from the third standard in Government aided schools

July 3

The Amritha Institute of Medical Sciences witnessed the first liver transplantation surgery in Kerala

July 5 The Legislative Assembly passed the self-financing professional college bill

August

August 29

The Chief Minister A.K. Antony resigned

August 31

Oommen Chandy swore in as the Chief Minister of Kerala

September

September 16

Therambil Ramakrishnan elected as the new Speaker of Lok Sabha

September 27

Government took over and sealed Kovalam palace and 7.13 hectare land

December

December 17

The Peruvian film Dias De Santiago (Days of Santiago), won the Golden Crow Pheasant Award for the best feature film at the Ninth International Film Festival of Kerala

December 26

Tsunami hit coastal Kerala claiming hundreds of lives

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2005

January

January 4

Industries Minister Sri. P.K. Kunhalikutty resigned

January 6

Sri. P.K. Ibrahim Kunju sworn in as new Industries Minister ;
Sri. P.J. Kuryan selected as Member of Rajya Sabha

January 5

Sri. V.R. Prabhodhachandran appointed as the Chairman of Kerala Kalamandalam

February

February 9

The Minister of Forests, Sri. K.P. Viswanathan resigned on High Court’s accusation of his alleged relation with the sandal mafia

February 23

Deshabhimani’s Editor, Prof. M.N. Vijayan resigned

March

March 8

K.Muralidharan suspended from Congress

May

May 1

Congress split- A new party, National Congress (Indira), formed with K. Muralidharan as President

May 2

K.Karunakaran resigned his seat in Rajya Sabha

May 5

Kerala Congress (Jacob), under the leadership of T.M. Jacob, left UDF

May 9

Ordinance on acquiring of Halcyon castle promulgated

May 16 Lok Sabha constituencies reconstituted. Wayanad new constituency. Muvattupuzha avoided. 5 constituencies renamed.
May 18 Corruption involving 31 crores revealed in the Muvattupuzha Irrigation project. Inquiry ordered.
May 27 A.K. Antony becomes Member of Rajya Sabha
May 28 Justice K. John Mathew recommended to the Government that sand mining could be carried out under strict regulations

June

June 5 M. Prakashan (26,376 votes) and P.Jayarajan (45377 votes) won with record majority in the Azhikode and Kuthuparambu Assembly by-elections
June 8 A.K. Antony resigned his MLA seat in Cherthala
June 24 Ramesh Chennithala elected as K.P.C.C. President

July

July 5 Nine MLAs declared their support for K. Karunakaran’s National Congress and resigned their MLA seats
July 15 Perambra received the honour of being the best Block Panchayath of the year
July 19 The No-confidence motion moved by the Opposition party failed
July 26 Landslides kill seven in Munnar and Devikulam

August

August 2 More than 100 people killed in the monsoon
August 22 Campus politics prohibited in Cochin University

September

September 7 The Government decided not to collect sales tax for petrol and diesel
September 24 Elections to Local Self Governments in eight districts, held
September 26 Panchayat elections conducted in six districts
September 27 LDF leads in the elections to Local Self Governments

November

November 10 Congress (S) split
November 20 Anti-ragging cell formed to check ragging in colleges
November 22 Pannyan Ravindran won the Thiruvananthapuram by-elections with a majority of 74200 votes.
November 23 Minimum bus charge raised to Rs. 3.00/-

December

1.12.2005

Journalist K.C. John passed away

5.12.2005

Justice V.R.Krishna Iyer honoured with Human Rights Lifetime Award. 

9.12.2005

10th International Film Festival of Kerala go to of to a colourful Kickstart

17.12.2005

President APJ Abdul Kalam arrived Kerala for a two-day visit.

21.12.2005

Vellapally Natesan  re-elected as SNDP Yogam chief.

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2006

January

2.01.2006

Actress Philomina passed away

24.01.2006

M.T.Vasudevan Nair honoured with Mathrubhumi Literary Awards.

25.01.2006

Padma Bhooshan for Adoor Gopalakrishnan

30.01.2006

Vayalar Ravi took charge as Union Minister for Non Residential Indians’ Affairs.

February

4.02.2006

Global Education meet inaugurated by Governor R.L.Bhatia

6.02.2006

Prof. S. Guptan Nair passed away

10.02.2006

The final budget of UDF government was presented in the State Assembly by Finance Minister Vakkom Purushothanan

23.02.2006

Eminent Writer &. Scholar M. Krishnan Nair passed away

March

4.03.2006

KPCC Kick started its election campaign

20.03.2006

Kathakali artiste Kavungal Chathunni Panicker honoured with Padma Sree Award

24.03.2006

CPI (M) Polit Bureau decided to field V.S.Achuthandan in the Assembly Elections.

26.03.2006

Poet Kunhunni Master passed away

April

13.04.2006

Eachara Varrier, Father of P.Rajan, a victim of Emergency, passed away

15.04.2006

Veteran Communist Leader C. Kaman expired.

May

10.05.2006

V.S. Vallyathan gets State Governments Raja Ravi Varma Award

11.05.2006

LDF wins 12th State Assembly elections.

12.05.2006

Oommen Chandy resigned from Chief Minister post.

18.05.2006

18 Member Ministry under the leadership of V.S.Achuthanandan sworn in

24.05.2006

12th State Legislative Assembly sworn in

27.05.2006

Oduvil Unnikrishnan passed away

June

7.06.2006

Rain Water Harvesting project inaugurated by Minister for Water Resources N.K.Premachandran

21.06.2006

Artist Vallyathan passed away

23.06.2006

Budget Proposals 2006-07 announced by Minister for Finance, Thomas Isaac

29.06.2006

Self Financing College’s bill passed unanimously State Legislative Assembly

July

01.07.2006

Government doctors went on hunger strike in protest against anomalies on pay revision and seeking total restructuring of Health Services.

05.07.2006

Poet Thirunelloor Karunakaran passed away

26.07.2006

Golden Jubilee celebrations of PSC inaugurated by Chief Minister Sri. V.S. Achuthanandan

31.07.2006

Rain Water Harvesting Campaign began 

August

15.08.2006

Ex Minister K. Chandrasekharan passed away

29.08.2006

Lucky VAT Scheme launched by State Government

September

04.09.2006

Minister for Public Works P.J. Joseph resigned

15.09.2006

T.U. Kuruvila elected as new Minister for Public Works.

24.09.2006

Film Actress Padmini passed away

25.09.2006

LDF Government completed 100 days

October

09.10.2006

Sethu gets Vayalar Award for ‘Adayalangal’

19.10.2006

Renowned actress Sri Vidhya passed away

24.10.2006

A.K.Antony took charge as Union Minister for Defence

31.10.2006

Ezhuthachchan Award for Kovilan.

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2007

January

January 2

High Court ordered to appoint Justice K. S. Paripoornan Commission to enquire irregularities in Devaswam Board

January 4

High court terminated the departments dealt the decision on minority status,
reservation, fee and admission through common entrance test for self-financing courses of professional colleges

January 6

Chief Minister inaugurated ‘Keralathanimakku Kaithari’ with a view to popularise Khadi products and also declared that Khadi should wear once in a week

January 9

Thirty-seven pistols and 47 rifles captured in Cochin port, from a container dispatched from Dubai

January 14

Justice K. G. Balakrishnan sworn in as Chief Justice, Supreme Court of India

January 16 Cabinet decided to give approval for Higher Education Council Ordinance
January 18
Former Minister for Finance Sri. K. Sankaranarayanan appointed as Governor, Nagaland
January 24
Cabinet approval for Eleventh Five Year Plan with a total outlay of Rs. 40,422 crore and yearly outlay of Rs. 6950 crore for 2007-08
January 27
Governor inaugurated online application submission facility in Kerala Public Service Commission website: www.psc.kerala.gov.in on the occasion of Commission’s golden jubilee celebrations
Governor signed Kerala State Higher Secondary Council Ordinance
January 28
Thiruvananthapuram district declared Child Beggar-Free Zone

February

February 3
Sri. K. Sankaranarayanan sworn in as 16th Governor of Nagaland
February 4
Governor signed Devaswom Board Ordinance
February 6
Chief Minister inaugurated Pattaya mela held in association with the golden jubilee celebrations of first Communist ministry in Kerala
February 8
Finance Minister Dr. Thomas Isaac distributed finance assistance to the sick units of coir societies
February 13
MoU signed on the formation of Spices Park, a co-venture of KINFRA and Spices Board, in Idukki.
February 15
Kerala Governor Sri. R. L. Bhatia inaugurated the event of Manuscript Survey started in Kerala.

March

March 9
Finance Minister presented the Budget for the year 2007-08
March 13
Disaster Management Authority formed Chief Minister as chairman and Minister for Revenue as Vice Chairman
March 26
Sanction from Supreme Court for fire works and percussions at Thrissur Pooram and Arattupuzha Pooram
March 27
Japan-aided Drinking Water Project launched
March 29
Legislative Assembly requested to streamline the agreement on the Parambikulam- Aliyar Project

April

April 5
In Mittayi Theruvu fire tragedy eight dead
Governor inaugurated the 50th year celebrations of the First Ministry of Kerala
April 7
A report on the Medical Varsity to be established in Kerala is submitted
April 8
Kerala Agriculture Debt Relief Commission launched
April 10
President Sri. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam nominated Dr. M.S. Swaminathan, India's well-known agricultural scientist to the Rajya Sabha
April 11
Kerala Shops and Commercial Establishment Workers Welfare Fund Board become functional
April 22
Haritha Sree Project launched
April 25
State government gave approval to Tecom to set up Smart City in Cochin
April 27
Governor inaugurated the 50th year celebrations of Kerala Legislative Assembly
April 30
Sri. Johny Joseph sworn in as Chief Secretary, Maharashtra

May

May 2
Cabinet approval for Sabarimala master plan
May 7
Supreme Court orders to conduct common entrance exam for self-financing colleges
Central government declared that the ownership of Mullapperiyar dam goes to Tamil Nadu
May 9
Cabinet approval on to recognize Kalamandalam as a deemed university
State Disaster Management Authority set up
May 13
MoU signed between state government and Tecom officials on the setting up of Smart City
Eviction of illegal encroached land started at Munnar
May 17
Sepreme Court denied the stay petition on Munnar eviction
May 18
Sri. K. M. Chandrasekhar appointed as Secretary, Union Cabinet
Justice H. L. Dattu sworn in as Chief Justice, High Court of Kerala
May 21
Justice Narayanakurup appointed as Chairman, National Wage Board for Print Media
May 22
Chief Judicial Magistrate Court observed that the forensic investigation into the original work register containing the chemical report of Sister Abhaya revealed corrections
May 23
Six more members added to the Kerala Public Service Commission
May 25
CBI to interrogate on the corruptions for the last ten years of Civil Supplies Corporation
May 31
Janayugam daily republished

June

June 5
‘Ente Maram’, a forestation programme from Forest Department commenced
June 6
Cabinet approval for considering 148-km2 area surrounding Silent Valley National Park as buffer zone
June 12
Dr. K. G. Poulose appointed as Vice Chancellor, Kalamandalam
CBI Special branch took charge of Abhaya case

July

July 12
State government declared Vallamkali (Boat race) as a sport event
July 19
State government decided to handover Halcyon Castle to Department of Archaeology, Government of Kerala
July 23
Chief Minister inaugurated www.firstministry.kerala.gov.in, a website on the first ministry of Kerala
July 25
Smt. Pratbha Devi Singh Patil sworn in as the first women President of India
Devaswom Board approval for entering the Guruvayur temple wearing churidar
July 30
www.cyberkeralam.org launched
Central government approval for Athirappilli Irrigation Project

August

August 1
Sri. Abdul Nazer Madani released from Coimbatore jail after a long detention of nine years
August 6
As part of Malabar Tourism Development, ‘Awake Malabar’ programme launched
August 7
Chief Minister Sri. V.S. Achuthanandan inaugurated ‘Corruption Free Walayar’ Project
August 14
Cabinet decided to make a study report and plan on the construction of new Mullaperiyar Dam
August 20
MoU signed between the state government and Sobha Developers for establishing HighTech city in Cochin

September

September 1

Plastic products of thickness less than 30 micron banned in Kerala
Minister for Public Works Sri. T. U. Kuruvila presented resignation letter to the party

September 3

Minister Sri. T. U. Kuruvila submitted resignation letter to Chief Minister

September 8

A co-venture of state and central ministry, Sujala project started

September 10

MoU signed on the formation of Sub-city at Kinalur, Kozhikode

September 11

Decision on Kerala getting 79 km additional railway route from the Salem Division
September 17
Seven persons were killed and one missed in the penstock pipes burst carrying water to the powerhouse at Panniyar
September 18
Sri. P. J. Thomas appointed as Chief Secretary, Kerala
September 23
Declared 148 km2 area surrounding Silent Valley National Park as buffer zone
September 26
Kerala Congress (Secular) split out

October

October 2
India lost in India-Australia one-day cricket held in Cochin
October 12
Sri. Mons Joseph, Kaduthuruthi MLA, elected as Minister for Public Works, Kerala representing Kerala Congress (J)
October 18
Sri. Mons Joseph sworn in as Minister for Public Works
October 23
Social Audit relating to Corruption Free Walayar project held
Justice K. R. Udayabhanu appointed as President, State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission

November

November 1
President Smt. Pratibha Patil visited Kerala.
November 6
High Court denied shipping of palm oil via Cochin harbour
November14
Decision to form Kerala Law Reforms Commission headed by Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer, former Supreme Court judge
November15
State government signed on the document that the land for the Smart City project would
be given on lease for 99 years
November16
Chief Minister Sri. V. S. Achuthanandan and Smart City Executive Director Sri. Farid
Abdul Rahman together laid stone for Smart City
November17
The Kerala High Court upheld the Kozhikode Principal Sessions Court verdict acquitting
all 16 accused in the ice-cream parlour sex scandal case.

December

December 3
Six month long Grand Kerala Shopping Festival started
December 5
The State Government-owned Kerala Hitech Industries Ltd. (Keltec) formally handed over to BrahMos Aerospace
December 7
12th International Film Festival of Kerala started in Thiruvananthapuram
Union Human Resource Development Minister Sri Arjun Singh assured Kerala of an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in the Eleventh Five-Year Plan.
December 10
The Kerala Cabinet decided to set up a company for infrastructure development (IT Infrastructure Kerala) in the Information Technology sector
Thiruvananthapuram Vigilance Court has ordered a probe in connection with the ‘aravana’ shortage in Sabarimala
December 18
Cabinet approval on 'Kisan Sree Insurance' scheme
Cabinet decided to appoint Sri. Rajiv Sadanandan as Chairman, KSEB
December 19
Justice Paripoornan Commission report on Travancore Devaswom Board probe submitted to Governor
December 24

Decision taken on the allocation of 70 acres near the ISRO’s Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre (LPSC) at Valiyamala
Sri. K. Jayakumar IAS appointed as Special Officer, Sabarimala

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2008

January

January 1 Sri. V. N. Rajasekharan, Vice Chancellor, IGNOU gets Gold Medal instituted by
Indian Science Congress
State government takes over Balaramapuram Spinning Mill.
State level workshop for the formation of Cattle Breeding Policy inaugurated by
Sri. C. Divakaran, Minister for Food and Civil Supplies.
Prof. K. Madhavamenon passed away.
January 2 Sri. N. K. Desam gets Odakkuzhal Award for Mudra
Keraleeya Pravasi Sangham inaugurated by Chief Minister
Sri. P. K. Kurian passed away
Metro Rail Project- decided to submit Central government
Decided to convert Norka-Roots from private to public sector by increasing the
public sector share 53%
January 4 Ex-Minister Sri. K. Pankajakshan gets K. C. Vamadevan Foundation Award
January 5 Ex-Minister Sri. P. P. George passed away
January 7 Justice K. S. Radhakrishnan sworn in as Jammu- Kashmir Chief Justice
January 8 Sri. V. P. Ramakrishna Pillai elected as State Secretary, RSP
Pravasi Bharathiya Samman Puraskaram for Sri. Ravi Pillai, Sri. APS Mani, Sri. Joy Cheriyan, Sri. Thomas Abraham
January 9 Cyril Mar Baselios National Award for Medha Patkar
January 11 Cabinet approval on State Level Empowered Committee’s decision on price for 204
acre land for Technocity
January 14 Kerala Sahitya Akademi Fellowships for Sri. Kakkanadan and Sri. P. Govinda Pillai.
Smt. P. Valsala and Sri. U.A. Khader selected for the Akademi Awards for lifetime achievements.
Make-up man Sri. M. O. Devasya passed away.
January 15 District level Anganvadi building construction Tsunami affected areas in Chittumala
block (Monroe Thuruth) inaugurated by Smt. P. K. Sreemathi, Minister for Health
Treasury Citizen Charter released by Sri. Thomas Isaac, Minister for Finance
January 16 Chief Minister inaugurated Project Monitoring System E-tendering in Water Authority
January 17

Abdul Khader Award for Sri. K. P. Udayabhanu
Central government approval for Kannur International Airport

January 18 Pandalam Kerala Varma Kavitha Award for Smt. Sugathakumari’s Manalezhuthu
January 20 Prof. S. Gupthan Nair Award for Ambalappuzha Ramavarma
January 21 Thalayi Fishing Harbour construction inaugurated by Chief Minister
January 23 Debt relief measures for farmers for debt upto Rs. 25000
January 24 Kerala Lalitha Kala Academy’s Kesari Award for Sri. Vijayakumar Menon. KCS Panikkar Award for Sri. Paris Viswanath.
January 25 Padma Vibhushan Award for Sri. E. Sreedharan. Padma Bhushan for
Sri. V. Ramachandran and Prof. T. K. Umman. Padmashree for Dr. M. Leelavathi,
Sri. M. A. Yusafali, Dr. Vellayani Arjun, Dr. Tony Fernadez, Sri. Manoj Night Shyamalan, Sri. Muzhikkulam Kochukuttan Chakyar and Sri. P. K. Narayanan Nambiar
Smt. Usha Narayanan passed away.
January 28

State-level Rehabilitation Housing Project launched by Chief Minister

January 29 Sri. Bharat Gopi passed away
January 30 Sri. K. Mohan Das appointed as Secretary, Union Ministry for Overseas Indian Affairs
January 31 Decided to give a 50% increase for educational allotments for SC/ ST students.

February

February 4

S. K. Pottekkad Literary Award for Sri. Panakkad Sayyid Muhammad Ali Shihab
Thangal

February 9 Narayana Pisharadi Award for Dr. Sukumar Azhikode
February 14 Sri. Pinarayi Vijayan re-elected as State Secretary, CPI (M)
February 17 Asian Indoor Athletics Gold Medal for Kumari. Sinimol Paulose
February 25 Sri. M. Rajagopalan appointed as Secretary, Loksabha Secretariat
February 28 British Library ceased functioning

March

March 4

Guruvayoor Devaswom’s Jnanappana Award for Dr. M. Leelavathi
Sri. Veliyam Bhargavan elected as State General Secretary, CPI

March 6 Sri. Purushan Kadalundi appointed as Secretary, Kerala Sahithya Academy
Finance Minister presented State Budget
March 9 Film director Sri. P. K. Joseph passed away
March 10 Chief Minster inaugurated Oruma Free Software at Kerala State Electricity Board
March 11 Swati Puraskaram for Sri. Pandit Jasraj
Started SSLC and Plus Two examinations
March 12 Smt. Deepa Gopalan Wadhwa appointed as Ambassador to the Gulf State of Qatar
March 13 Appan Thampuran Puraskaram for Sri. Vishnu Narayanan Namboothiri
March 17 Sri. M. R. Hariharan Nair appointed as Ombudsman for Local Self-Government Institutions
Cabinet approval on Pravasi Bill
March 19

Noted actor Sri. Reghuvaran Passed away

March 20 Smart city gets SEZ status
March 26 Started Kisan Sree Insurance Programme
March 27   Sri. Reghu Menon appointed as CMD, Air India
March 29 C. V. Kunjumon Foundation Sahithya Puraskaram for Sri. M. Mukundan
March 31 Poet Sri. Kadammanitta Ramakrishnan passed away

April

April 1

Started National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme

April 7 J. C. Daniel Puraskaram for Sri. P. Ramadas
April 8 Kerala State Film Awards declared; M. G. Sasi’s Adayalangal (Best Film),
Mohal Lal (Best Actor), Meera Jasmin (Best Actress), M. G. Sasi ( Best Director),
Vijay Yesudas ( Best Singer), Swetha Mohan( Best Female Singer) and
M. Jayachandran (Best Music Director)
April 19 Kunjunni Puraskaram for Sri. Sippi Pallippuram
April 21 Plasic products of thickness less than 50 micron banned in Kerala
April 22 Sahithya Academy Novel Puraskaram for Sri. K. Reghunath(Pathira Vankara)
C. G. Santhakumar Award for Smt. Sugathakumari
Sri. Rishi Raj Singh appointed as CBI Joint Director
April 24 Sri. P. J. Kurien Congress Chief Whip in Rajyasabha
April 26 Bahadur Puraskaram for Sri. Sreenivasan
April 27 Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan inaugurated the Ramakkalmedu Windmill Project
April 28 Muttathu Varkey Sahithya Puraskaram for Sri. Sukumaran
KPAC Award for P. Susheela
April 30 The President inaugurated Niyamasabha Golden Jubilee Valedictory function
April 31 Cabinet approval for Paloli Committee Report

May

May 1

President inaugurated R. Shankar’s Birth Anniversary Celebrations

May 2 Ex-Minister Sri. C. M. Sundaram passed away
May 5 Sri. E. Madhavan appointed Ombudsman, RBI of Kerala and Lakshadweep
May 6 The Kerala High Court declared as void the election of CPI(M) candidate
Sri. M.J. Jacob from the Piravom Assembly constituency
May 7 Procedures for waiving loans upto Rs.25000 has started in Wayanad district
May 9 Naval Physical and Oceanographic Laboratory (NPOL) received DRDO’s Agni Award
May 12 K. V. Jayaraghavan Nair Award for Sri. Parameshwaran Nair (Kerala Kaumudi)
May 13

SSLC examination results published
Sri. C. J. Kuttappan appointed Chairman, Kerala Folklore Academy
Smt. Tessy Thomas appointed Project Director, Guided Missile Project, India

May 15 Higher Secondary Examination results published.
Congress leader and former Union Minister Sri. Henry Austin passed away
May 18 Chief Minister inaugurated Kayamkulam Fishing Harbour
May 27 Sri. K. Raghavan Nambiar appointed as Vice Chairman , Sangeetha Nataka Academy
May 30 Ullur Award for Sri. Yusuf Ali Kecheri and Idasseri Award for Smt. B. Sandhya (Neelakkoduveliyude Kavalkkari)
May 31 Decision on establishing IT Parks at Alappuzha, Thrissur and Kannur
Cabinet approval for Intellectual Property Rights
Decision on setting up of country's first aqua park for ornamental fish production and
marketing at Kadungalloor, near Aluva

June

June 2

Chief Minister laid down the stone for Swaraj Bhavan for Local Self Government
Tom Yas Puraskaram for Kovilan

June 3 Sri. Jayalal appointed as Deputy Director, Akashvani
June 4 Chief Minister laid down the stone for International Convention Centre Complex,
Akkulam
June 6

Joseph Kaimapparamban Award for Sri. V. Harshakumar

June 8 H. H. Karthika Thirunal Lakshmi Bai Thampuratti passed away
June 10

Chief Minister inaugurated Kerala State Medical Services Corporation
National Film Awards announced

June 13 Ksheera Karshaka Award for Sri. P. K. Sabu
Chief Minister inaugurated Kerala State Institute of Design
Ex-Minister Sri. Chitharanjan passed away
Sri. K. S. Krishnan passed away
June 17

Novelist Sri. Ayyaneth passed away
Chief Minister inaugurated M. N. Lakshamveedu Scheme

June 19

P. N. Panikkar Puraskaram for Sri. Kalavoor Gopinath

June 20

Chief Minister laid down the stone for Arthunkal and Chethi Mini Fishing Harbours

June 23

Fokana Award for Sri. V. D. Satheesan MLA

June 27 Justice Cyriac Joseph appointed as Supreme Court Judge

July

July 1

Veteran Koodiyattom artiste Sri. Ammannur Madhava Chakyar passed away

July 2 Samagra Health Insurance Scheme for BPL
July 3

Wakaf Board Chairman Sri. Panakkad Sayyid Umarali Sihab Thangal

July 10

Sri. R. S. Gavai sworn in as Governor, Kerala
Minimum bus charge raised to Rs. 4.00

July 12

Kamukara Puraskaram for Sri. P. B. Sreenivasan

July 13

Chief Minister inaugurated 1000 Vegetable Village Scheme

July 15

Chief Minister inaugurated Civil Station at Kudappanakkunnu

July 25

Chief Minister launched scheme to get interest-free loans from cooperative banks for
paddy farmers

July 26 Famous singer Smt. Santha P. Nair passed away
July 27

Decided to implement Aam Admi Bhim Yojana in Kerala, a centrally funded insurance
scheme
Decided to start IT Divisions in all public sector undertakings
Sri. V. S. Achuthanandan inaugurated the distribution of Pravasi Identity Card at IMS Auditorium, Mankada, Malappuram District

July 28

Decided to start Electronic Media Division as part of Information and Public Relations Department

July 29 Malayattur Puraskaram for Sri. K. P. Ramanunni

August

August 2

Former Additional Chief Secretary Sri. Thomas P. George passed away

August 5

Consent from Union Ministry for International Vizhinjam Harbour and Container Transshipment Terminal

August 8

Malayala Sahithya Magazine’s Chief Editor Sri. P. Kumar passed away

August 9

Nehru Trophy for Karichal Chundan

August 12

O. Chandu Menon Award for Sri. M. Mukundan

August 14

S. L. Puraskaram for Smt. Nilambur Ayisha

August 16 Kathakali artiste Sri. Oyur Kochu Govindha Pillai passed away
Guruvayurappan Puraskaram for Mohiniyattom artist Smt. Kalamandalam Sathyabhama
August 18

Sri. A. K. Narayanan took over the position of President, Consumer Fed

August 22

Ramanujan fellowship of Ministry of Science and Technology for Sri. C. P. Rajendran
(Centre for Earth Science Studies)

August 30

Novelist Sri. N. N. Pisharadi passed away

September

September 3

Procedures for reservation for forward class graduate and PG students of financially backward
Sri. P. Govinda Pillai, Sri. M. N. Sathya Das, Dr. T. Anitha Kumari and Sri. M. Raghavan honored with Awards instituted by Institute of Languages
Websites for all ministers inaugurated by Chief Minister

September 4

High Court’ ordered to take over the charge of Abhaya Case by CBI (Kerala)

September 8

Chief Minister inaugurated Thakazhi Bridge
Sri. Kunnakkudi Vaidyanathan passed away

September 10

Centre for Development of Imaging Technology (C-dit) has been selected as the
Content Service Provider for official web portal of India

September 14

Sri. M. Madhavan Nair took charge as Secretary, Civil Aviation
Science-literary writer Sri. Konniyur Narendranath deceased

September 22 Thunjathezhuthachan Puraskaram for Akkitham
September 23 Asan Kavitha Puraskaram for Sri. Puthussery Ramachandran
Well known astrologist Sri. Sulapani Varier passed away
September 27 Sri. C. P. Balan Vaidyar passed away
Ramu Karyat Award for Karakulam Chandran
September 30 Government decided to celebrate October 13 State Sports Day
Kerala Social security Mission launched

October

October 3

Former Vice Chancellor of University of Kerala Dr. B. Iqbal appointed as Chairman,
Pollution Control Board

October 5

State level inauguration of land distribution for landless held in Kannur
Vallathol Award for Dr. Puthusseri Ramachandran

October 7

State Grandha Sala Sangham Award for Sri. P. Govinda Pillai and P. N. Panikkar
Award for Sri. C. R. Achuthan Nair
Kuttanad Prosperity Council formed

October 9

Vayalar Award for Sri. M. P. Veerendra Kumar

October 11

Dr. Ambedkar Media Award for Sri. Jayan Komath

October 12
Canonization of St. Alphonsa held in Vatican
October 15

Cabinet approval for Organic farming

October 16 Niravu-2008, an exhibition of agriculture products held in Thrissur
October 20 Kerala Cultural Forum’s Sathyan Award for actor Sri. Jagathi Sreekumar
October 22 Chandrayaan I successfully launched
October 23 R. Sankaranarayanan Thampi Award for former M. P. Sri. P. Viswambharan
Swaralaya-Kairali-Yesudas Award for Smt. Kavitha Krishnamurthy
October 29 Cabinet approval for the execution of Fishermen Debt Relief Commission
October 30 Additional Advocate General Sri. Venganur K. Chandra Sekharan Nair passed away

November

November 2

Famous Carnatic Musician Sri. Mavelikkara Prabhakara Varma passed away

November 4 Former MLA Sri. B. Vijayakumar deceased
November 7 Balamani Amma Puraskaram for Kakkanadan
November 12 K. R. Narayanan Puraskaram for Sri. G. Madhavan Nair, Chairman, ISRO
November 15 Sree Guruvayurappan – Chembai Puraskaram for Sri. Mavelikkara Velukutty Nair
November 16 Continuously for the 12 year Kerala became over all champion for National Junior
Athletics Meet
November 19 Sri. M. V. Raghavan elected as General Secretary, CMP
Two priests and a nun arrested in association with Sister Abhaya Case
Sanction for adopting 260-acre land for Life Science Park in Veyilur, Thiruvananthapuram
November 20

A financial assistance of Rs. 764.45 crore for the upliftment of Agriculture sector sanctioned by Central government

November 22 Thulaseevana Sangeetha Puraskaram for Carnatic musician Dr. B. Arundhathi
November 23 Justice Rajendra Babu requested Central government to set the income bar of backward class as Rs. 4.5 lakhs
November 26 Decided to form an administrative tribunal similar to central administrative tribunal
November 28 Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan deceased in Mumbai terrorist attack
Jimmi George Foundation Award for Kumari. Chithra K. Soman
November 29 Novelist Sri. Chalil Jacob deceased
November 30 Astrologist Sri. V. P. K. Pothuval passed away

December

December 1

Grand Kerala Shopping Festival started
Sri. Jacob Punnoos took over the position of DGP

December 3 Mathrubhumi Puraskaram for Sri. Akkitham
December 4 Former MP Sri. P. S. Raghavan Nair appointed as Chairman, Coir Board
December 5 Sri. A. Gopinath appointed as permanent Member and Indian Ambassador of UNO in Geneva
December 8 Olympic Gold Medalist Sri. Abhinav Bindra visited Kerala
The President signed the order for appointing Kerala High Court Chief Justice Sri. H. L. Dattu as Judge, Supreme Court
December 9 Free Software International seminar at Thiruvananthapuram
Dr. J. Prasad took over the charge of Vice Chancellor, Sanskrit University
December 12 13th International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) started at Thiruvananthapuram
Padmaprabha Puraskaram for Sri. U. A. Khader
December 14 Smt. Saraswathi Gandhi, wife of Gandhiji’s grandson passed away
December 15 Noted literary critic Sri. K. P. Appan passed away
December 19 End of IFFK

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