Chandy, Achuthanandan to jointly meet Modi on Mullaperiyar issue

Thiruvananthapuram: An all-party meeting on the Mullaperiyar issue here Wednesday decided that Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, Leader of Opposition V.S.Achuthanandan and Water Resources Minister P.J.Joseph would meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to highlight the seriousness of raising the water level in ..

Bird flu: Govt increases compensation amount to farmers

Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Wednesday said the outbreak of avian flu in the state was limited to three districts and there was no need to panic. 'Things are under control and there is no need to panic as the virus that has been identified is one which spreads to birds only and ..

50 ducks die in Ernakulam district, bird flu suspected

Kalady: It looks like bird flu is slowly spreading its wings to Ernakulam district too. As many as 50 ducks were found dead at Kuzhiyampadam in Kalady panchayat on Wednesday morning. The dead ducks were brought from Alapuzha a month back for domestication. Many ducks are in serious condition too. Officials ..

Bird flu: Culling begins

Photo: P Jayesh Alapuzha: The govt began moves for mass culling of birds after avian flu was confirmed in Alapuzha and other places. The dead birds and those alive would be culled and the bodies burnt. The infected birds would be culled by the poultry owner himself. The poultry farmers decided ..

Bars in the state allowed to function for two more weeks

Kochi: The High Court on Tuesday allowed the functioning of bars in the state till December 12. The court accepted the demand of bar owners that they should be allowed to function till the final hearing is completed. The final hearing will commence on December 3. The file of government's appeal against ..