India has found two outbreaks of a highly contagious bird flu virus in Kerala, prompting the authorities to cull more than 200,000 birds, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Tuesday.
In a ceremony which was watched closely by thousands in Kerala, a Catholic priest and a nun from the state - Father Kuriakose Chavara and Sister Euphrasia - were conferred sainthood by Pope Francis at Vatican on Sunday.
Keeping a strict vigil on the people arriving in Thiruvananthapuram from Ebola-hit regions, Kerala has kept under observation as many as 117 passengers arriving in Thiruvananthapuram from deadly virus-hit African nations.
Opening a new front in its long-drawn dispute with Tamil Nadu over Mullaperiyar dam, Kerala is likely to approach the National Green Tribunal citing adverse ecological impact resulting from keeping the water level above 142 feet.
Smart City Kochi (SCK), which recently received the environment clearance, is on the track to complete infrastructure development by July 2015 in the first phase, a top official of the project said on Monday.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam today said Kerala cannot 'interfere' on the regulation of flow from the reservoir after the neighbouring state expressed concerns over the water level in Mullaperiyar dam nearing the contentious 142 feet.
The Kerala government today moved the Supreme Court seeking its direction for lowering the water level in Mullaperiyar dam which has risen to 140 feet and order Tamil Nadu government to frame guidelines for releasing water.