Kerala government's move to cull violent street dogs has drawn flak from animal rights groups with People For Animals saying it would take legal recourse if government takes steps to kill stray canines in violation of Supreme Court order.
Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi is facing flak for her empathy towards dogs and a Kerala businessman on Wednesday even sought legal action against her, after a dog attack killed a 65-year-old woman in Kerala recently.
Accept that "You are a public figure and You have to face criticism," Chief Minister Jayalalithaa was told by the Supreme Court today, which was sharp in its criticism of her bringing defamation cases against opposition leaders in her home state of Tamil Nadu.
The former Vice-chancellor of Anna University R Radhakrishnan was on Tuesday arrested after a non-bailable warrant was issued by a court for failing to appear before it in connection with a case registered by the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption against him.
More than 300 government school teachers in Kerala - the state with the highest literacy rate -- have not been paid for five months. And with harvest festival Onam coming, they are desperate for money.
A man from rural Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala was hospitalised on Tuesday after he was badly bitten by a stray dog. The incident happened in the same area where two women were bitten by stray dogs in two separate incidents last weekend; one of the women had died.