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Kerala HC issues notice to Minister Bindu

The Kerala High Court has issued a notice to Higher Education Minister R. Bindu on a petition challenging her election from the Irinjalakuda Assembly constituency. The petition was filed by Kerala Congress leader Thomas J. Unniyadan, who was defeated in the election. The petitioner contended that Ms. Bindu was behind several corrupt practices as defined in the Representation of the ...

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33 school dropouts identified

A survey in the hamlet of Terespuram here on Thursday to identify school dropouts revealed that there were 33 who had stopped going to the schools. As Terespuram area is a hamlet housing poor fishermen, the children are often taken to the sea for fishing along with the elders. Unfortunately, the lockdown has accelerated the rate of dropouts. Since the ...

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Horticulture department comes to the aid of drumstick cultivators

Timely assistance from the Horticulture department has reportedly helped drumstick cultivators in Thiruvonam block to market their produce. A sizeable number of farmers in Thiruvonam block had started cultivating drumstick as an intercrop in groundnut fields two to three years ago. The variety suggested by the Horticulture department has a life of around nine months and the cultivator could start ...

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Masking inadequate in public places in Chennai, no facilities for safe disposal of masks, reveals survey

The survey, conducted by Government Omandurar Medical College Hospital, found only 38% overall compliance with mask regulations The use of masks is inadequate in public places such as bus stands and railway stations in Chennai, while very few commercial establishments have facilities in place for safe disposal of masks, a survey carried out by the Government Omandurar Medical College Hospital ...

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TN Pollution Control Board seals eight charcoal units in Tiruppur district

The units were producing charcoal by burning coconut shells in pits, causing pollution in the air and groundwater Officials from the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) intensified the crackdown on charcoal units causing pollution in Tiruppur district, with eight units sealed near Kangeyam on Wednesday. Sources in the TNPCB said on Thursday that eight charcoal units, in Alambadi and ...

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MLA’s vehicles set on fire

  A group of men broke into the residential premises of Bommanahalli MLA Satish Reddy and set two cars on fire around 1.25 a.m. on August 12. CCTV footage shows a group of men carrying cans jumping over the gate into the premises. They poured petrol on the vehicles and set them on fire before fleeing the spot. “The case ...

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