Chilavannoor lake chokes on hyacinth

Fishers say their livelihood has been affected It should ideally be periwinkle blue but the Chilavannoor lake is now smothered by a blanket of brown: dried-up water hyacinth. The ramifications of this eyesore run deeper. Its proliferation over the years has affected their livelihoods, say local fishers. “Up to 16 Chinese fishing nets operated here […]

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46-year-old Sri Lankan woman climbs 18 steps, worships at Sabarimala

The Kerala police confirmed that a 46-year-old Sri Lankan woman offered prayers at the sanctum in Sabarimala temple on late Thursday. The Police identified the woman as Sasikala, daughter of Asok Kumaran, who holds a Sri Lankan passport. Her passport gave her date of birth as December 3, 1972. Officers said Ms. Sasikala had walked […]

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Traders for ‘anti-hartal year’ in Kerala

As many as 30 trade bodies resolve to oppose call for shutdown next year Over 30 organisations representing merchants, bus and lorry owners, proprietors of hotels and restaurants and representatives of chambers of commerce will observe ‘anti-hartal year’ in 2019 as they claim that frequent calls for shutdown are affecting the business sector in the […]

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