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No duck meat on houseboats as bird flu hits Kerala

Tourists travelling on houseboats in the Vembanad lake in Kerala’s Alappuzha, often referred to as “Venice of the East”, will not be served duck meat till further notice, after many birds tested positive for avian influenza. “As a matter of abundant precaution, directions have been given to the houseboat industry not to serve duck meat till further notice,” Tourism Minister ...

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Panneerselvam to File Case Against Construction of Dam Over Cauvery River

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam is prepared to file a petition in the apex court requesting the stay on Karnataka’s plan of constructing dam over the Cauvery river, on Tuesday. According to a statement issued here, Panneerselvam said a petition will be filed in the Supreme Court on Tuesday seeking for a stay order against Karnataka’s plans to construct ...

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Mullaperiyar Dam: Panneerselvam to Raise Water Level, Kerala Shudders in Fear

After the Supreme Court rejected Kerala government’s plea seeking its direction for lowering the water level in Mullaperiyar dam causing safety concern to residents, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Sunday sought cooperation to store water up to 142 ft. In a fear of the rising water level that might led to a flood, Kerala CM Oommen Chandy has ...

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Sabarimala to Open for Pilgrimage Season; Kerala to Get 5 Million Pilgrims

As Sabarimala Pilgrimage season approaches, the temple is all set to open on Monday. Kerala is expected to witness about five million pilgrims who will visit the revered Ayyappa temple this year for the pilgrimage season, according to officials. Being located on the mountain ranges of the Western Ghats 914 metres above sea level, the Sabarimala temple is four kilometres ...

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The decline of Kallai’s timber industry

By Zenobia Khaleel KOZHIKODE: As one gazes down the Kallai Bridge to the listless river below, the log strewn water, the floating debris, and the overcrowded banks paint a sorry picture that belies Kallai’s glorious past and the focal part it played in shaping the commercial landscape of Calicut. In its long sustained heyday, the Kallai timber industry was second ...

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