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January

Mass vaccination campaign for COVID 19 begins
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May

Pinarayi Vijayan in power for the second term
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August

Neeraj Chopra wins India’s first Olympic medal for athletics
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August

Taliban takes over Afghanistan after US troops withdrawal
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October

Landslides wreak havoc in Koottickal, Kokkayar,...
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November

All three farm laws repealed
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December

India’s Harnaaz Sandhu crowned Miss Universe 2021

EVENTS TIMELINE 2021

  1. Jan 15

    Testimonial Dr Thomas Isaac presents the longest budget speech of Kerala

    Jan 23

    Five held in Idukki for allegedly poaching and consuming a leopard

    Jan 28

    Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and CM Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurate Alappuzha bypass (NH 66)

  2. Feb 11

    Twenty-five years after the Vithura rape, Additional District Sessions Court in Kottayam finds the prime accused guilty

    Feb 28

    Testimonial V P Joy, a 1987 batch IAS officer, replaces Viswas Mehta as the Chief Secretary
  3. Mar 7

    Testimonial Palarivattom bridge reopened for traffic after maintenance works
  4. Apr 3

    A group of people reportedly robs Rs 25 lakh near Kodakara; police sources say the vehicle carried Rs 3.5 cr for the election expenses of BJP and the local party leaders organized the loot

    Apr 6

    Testimonial 74.06 per cent of voters cast vote to elect the 15th state assembly

    Apr 8

    Testimonial Medicos’ Rasputin dance goes viral

    Apr 12

    State vigilance raids IUML leader KM Shaji’s house and reportedly seizes Rs 50 lakh

    Apr 13

    Higher education minister KT Jaleel resigns as Lokayukta finds him guilty of nepotism
  5. May 2

    Testimonial In a historic election, LDF returns to power

    May 15

    Cyclone Tauktae causes damage across Kerala

    May 18

    Testimonial CPM finalises cabinet members; denial of berth to Shailaja Teacher overshadows the cabinet formation

    May 20

    Testimonial Twenty-one strong Second Pinarayi Vijayan cabinet takes oath

    May 22

    Testimonial Congress elects VD Satheesan as Leader of Opposition

    May 28

    Kerala HC nullifies 80:20 division in minority scholarships
  6. June 2

    Kerala RTC secures KSRTC acronym after a three-year-long legal fight with Karnataka

    June 7

    Forest department declares inquiry into Muttil tree felling controversy

    June 8

    Testimonial AICC appoints K Sudhakaran as KPCC president

    June 16

    SC closes the case against Italian marines who killed two Malayali fishermen off the coast of Kerala in 2012. Italy agrees to pay Rs 10 crore to the families of the victims

    June 22

    Testimonial Vismaya of Kollam dies by suicide due to alleged dowry harassment

    June 25

    Petrol hits century in Kerala

    June 25

    Testimonial M. C. Josephine, Kerala Women's Commission chairperson, resigned following public resentment on her response to a woman complaining of domestic violence

    June 29

    Kitex owner Sabu says he is withdrawing from a Rs 3,500 cr investment from Kerala

    June 30

    Testimonial Anil Kant takes charge as DGP from Loknath Behra
  7. Jul 8

    Kerala reports first case of Zika virus at Parassala in Thiruvananthapuram

    Jul 14

    Governor Arif Mohammed Khan observes a one-day fast against the dowry system

    Jul 19

    Rs 100 cr worth scam in CPM-ruled Karuvannur cooperative bank comes to light

    Jul 20

    Minister AK Saseendran’s phone call, in which he attempts to ‘settle a sexual harassment case amicably' leaks

    Jul 20

    Kerala’s first transgender radio jockey Anannyah Kumari Alex dies. She had alleged medical negligence in the SRS process

    Jul 30

    Testimonial PV Manasa, a dental student, shot dead by her ‘friend’ Rakhil

    Jul 31

    Testimonial One side of the twin tunnel in Kuthiran, Palakkad, opens
  8. Aug 5

    P R Sreejesh wins Bronze in Tokyo Olympics. He was the goalkeeper of the team

    Aug 9

    Testimonial MVD arrest ebulljet bloggers over vehicle modifications; fans threaten MVD on social media
  9. Sep 5

    Test results from NIV Pune confirms the presence of the Nipah virus in a boy who died in Kozhikode. However, no further spread reported

    Sep 9

    Pala Bishop Joseph Kallarangatt’s communal statement (Narcotic Jihad) creates controversy

    Sep 28

    Testimonial Police arrest Monson Mavunkal, a fake antique dealer from Kochi
  10. Oct 1

    Pala St Thomas College student Abhishek slits the throat of his classmate Nithina Mol over ‘love failure’

    Oct 10

    Diesel prices too hit century in Kerala

    Oct 12

    Testimonial Kollam Sessions Court finds Sooraj guilty in murdering his wife Uthra; court sentenced him a double life term

    Oct 14

    Adani Group takes over Thiruvananthapuram International Airport

    Oct 16

    Testimonial Continuous heavy rain causes floods in several parts of Kerala

    Oct 22

    Testimonial The struggle of Anupama and Ajith for their child comes to light

    Oct 28

    Fasal Thaha gets bail in Pantheerankavu UAPA case

    Oct 30

    Bineesh Kodiyeri released from Jail. He was arrested over alleged money laundering and alleged links with drug sellers in Bengaluru

    Oct 31

    Testimonial Models Ansi Kabeer and Anjana Shajan dies in a freak car accident on the intervening night of Oct 31 and Nov 1
  11. Nov 1

    Testimonial Congress workers vandalise the SUV of actor Joju George. Joju had contested the roadblock caused by the INC protest against fuel price hike

    Nov 2

    HC releases Swapna Suresh after 16 months. UAPA is not applicable as no evidence of terrorist activities, observes court

    Nov 5

    CBI reiterates CPM killed Muhammed Fasal of Kannur in 2006

    Nov 8

    Kerala govt freezes its order allowing Tamil Nadu to fell trees in the vicinity of the baby dam of Mullaperiyar

    Nov 17

    K Rail starts stone laying to mark boundary amidst mounting protests from opposition parties and other organisations

    Nov 22

    Testimonial Mofiya Parveen, a law student from Kochi, dies by suicide over alleged domestic abuse

    Nov 23

    IUML objects to the move of the Kerala govt to handover state Waqf Board recruitments to the PSC

    Nov 24

    Testimonial Anupama and Ajith gets their baby back after confirming the identity in DNA test
  12. Dec 2

    CBI names former MLA K V Kunjiraman as accused in Periya double murder case

    Dec 4

    Testimonial Malayali soldier A Pradeep dies in a chopper crash at Coonoor, Tamil Nadu. CDS Bipin Rawat, his wife and 10 others too killed in the mishap

    Dec 8

    Governor writes to CM asking to take over the post of Chancellor of state universities from him as he lacks independence due to govt interventions

    Dec 13

    Testimonial P Jayachandran wins JC Daniel award

    Dec 14

    Testimonial Girl students of Balussery Girls Higher Secondary school wore shirts and pants, their new uniform, to the school. Mathrubhumi.com’s campaign for gender-neutral schools was taken up by the government and the people of Kerala

    Dec 17

    Kozhikode native Nandakumar kills Krishnapriya due to 'rejection of love' and kills self
  1. Jan 2

    Testimonial India approves two coronavirus vaccines, Covaxin and Covishield, for emergency use.

    Jan 12

    Testimonial Supreme Court issues a stay order for suspending the implementation of the three new farm laws

    Jan 16

    Government of India begins a mass vaccination campaign for COVID-19

    Jan 21

    Shivamogga explosion- A truck carrying sticks of blasting gelatin exploded at a boulder-crushing facility in Shivamogga

  2. Feb 7

    2021 Uttarakhand flood

    Feb 24

    Testimonial The Motera cricket stadium in Ahmedabad was renamed as Narendra Modi Stadium
  3. Mar 26

    Mumbai hospital fire: 10 people killed as fire broke out in a COVID 19 hospital
  4. Apr 3

    Sukma-Bijapur attack, an ambush of Naxalite- Maoist insurgents against Indian security forces in Chandigarh which led to the death of 22 security personnels and 9 Naxalites

    Apr 24

    25 Covid-19 patients die in Jaipur Golden Hospital, Delhi after the hospital runs out of their oxygen supply
  5. May 5

    SC strikes down the Maharashtra State Reservation for Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) Act, 2018 which extends reservation to the Maratha community in public education and employment

    May 12

    Thousands of dead bodies of Covid victims are found floating or washing up on the shore of the river Ganges

    May 17

    Cyclone Tauktae hits India, 90 deaths were reported

    May 23

    Testimonial Fugitive Indian diamond trader Mehul Choksi, is arrested in Dominica

    May 25

    Testimonial Protests in Lakshadweep against Union territory administrator Praful Khoda Patel by the Save Lakshadweep campaign escalated after the controversial laws passed by Patel.

    May 26

    Cyclonic Storm Yaas hits Odisha and West Bengal
  6. June

  7. Jul 5

    Testimonial Jesuit priest and tribal rights activist, Stan Swamy died in custody at Mumbai. He was the oldest political prisoner in India

    Jul 6

    Government of India creates a new ministry named Ministry of Co-operation to strengthen the Cooperative movement in India

    Jul 7

    Massive reorganisation in the Union Council of Ministers of Second Modi ministry

    Jul 11

    An unconfirmed report in a Tamil daily about the Union government's plan to divide Tamil Nadu and create Kongu Nadu as a Union territory erupted row in Tamil Nadu

    Jul 18

    Testimonial Pegasus row surfaced

    Jul 19

    Testimonial Raj Kundra, the spouse of Shilpa Shetty arrested on charges of making pornographic content and publishing it through a mobile application

    Jul 22

    Testimonial Maharashtra floods begin

    Jul 24

    Testimonial Indian weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu won Olympic silver medal in 2020 Summer Olympics

    Jul 25

    Testimonial Ramappa Temple in Telangana gets UNESCO World Heritage Site tag

    Jul 26

    Five Assam Police personnels killed as a result of violent clashes between Mizoram Police and Assam Police along the state border following a border dispute
  8. Aug 1

    Testimonial Indian player P. V. Sindhu won Olympic bronze medal in 2020 Summer Olympics

    Aug 1

    9 year old Dalit girl was allegedly raped and killed by four men including a Hindu priest and crematorium workers in Delhi

    Aug 4

    Testimonial Indian Boxer Lovlina Borgohain, won Olympic bronze medal in 2020 Summer Olympics in Welterweight category

    Aug 5

    Testimonial India men's national field hockey team won Olympic bronze medal in 2020 Summer Olympics

    Aug 5

    Testimonial Indian Wrestler, Ravi Kumar Dahiya won Olympic silver medal in 2020 Summer Olympics

    Aug 7

    Testimonial Indian athlete Neeraj Chopra won Olympic gold medal in Javelin throw

    Aug 7

    Testimonial Indian Wrestler Bajrang Punia won Olympic bronze medal in 2020 Summer Olympics

    Aug 10

    Lok Sabha passes the 127th Constitutional amendment bill to restore states power to make their own Other Backward Class lists and reverses SC verdict on Maratha quota

    Aug 23

    Testimonial Finance minister of India announced National Monetisation Pipeline to sell assets worth Rs. 6 trillion in next four years

    Aug 30

    Testimonial 2020 Summer Paralympics: India won 19 medals including 5 golds, 8 silver and 6 bronze medals
  9. Sep 18

    Testimonial Amarinder Singh resigns as Chief Minister of Punjab
  10. Oct 2

    Testimonial Eight people including Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan khan arrested by Narcotics Control Bureau following seizure of drugs and raid conducted on a cruise vessel

    Oct 3

    International Consortium of Investigative Journalists began publishing Pandora Papers

    Oct 8

    Testimonial Tata Group gets nod to acquire 100% stakes of Air India from Government of India

    Oct 19

    Heavy rains and landslides along Kumaon division of Uttarakhand

    Oct 21

    India strikes 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses administered mark

    Oct 26

    Tripura riots - A Mosque vandalised in Tripura following a Vishva Hindu Parishad rally organised following the attacks against Hindus in Bangladesh during Durga Puja
  11. Nov 5

    Testimonial PM Modi unveiled Adi Shankaracharya's statue in a Shiva temple in Kedarnath

    Nov 19

    Testimonial PM apologised to the farmers and announces repealing of three Farm Bills

    Nov 19

    Heavy rains and flash floods hit Rayalaseema in Andhra claiming at least 29 lives

    Nov 24

    The prices of Tomato breaches Rs.100 mark in several Indian states
  12. Dec 2

    Cyclone Jawad enters the regions of Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal and Odisha

    Dec 4

    Testimonial A special unit of Indian Army mistakenly opens fire against civilians in Nagaland which resulted in clashes between civilians and Army leaving 15 civilians and one soldier killed

    Dec 8

    Testimonial The Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Rawat and 12 others are killed in a chopper crash near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu

    Dec 13

    Testimonial Indian model Harnaaz Sandhu wins Miss Universe

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