Municipalities in Ernakulam fail to ensure proper waste management: survey

A survey by the State Pollution Control Board has found that the “common facilities” for solid waste management provided by the municipalities in Ernakulam have turned into mere “dumping sites”. The survey was carried out by regional officers under the Ernakulam office of the board from February onwards. A preliminary assessment revealed serious lapses in … Read more Municipalities in Ernakulam fail to ensure proper waste management: survey

People urged to take six-minute walk test to check health status

District administrations instructed to create awareness; test not advised for citizens with asthma As Maharashtra battles with the pandemic amid a shortage of oxygen at many places, the State Health Department has advised citizens to check the functioning of lungs by taking a six-minute walk test. District administrations have been directed to create awareness of … Read more People urged to take six-minute walk test to check health status

NGT direction to Ministry on groundwater extraction for swimming pools

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Ministry of Jal Shakti to consider the extent to which groundwater extraction can be permitted for swimming pools in water-deficit areas. A Bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel referred to a previous order for the tribunal and observed, “Extraction of groundwater in water scarcity … Read more NGT direction to Ministry on groundwater extraction for swimming pools

Demand to equip peripheral govt. hospitals for COVID treatment

Non-COVID patients will be affected by turning MCH into ‘sole point of definitive care’ A section of doctors is apprehensive that non-COVID patients will be affected by the ongoing efforts to turn the Government Medical College Hospital, Kozhikode, to what they termed as the “sole point of definitive care” for those infected by the virus. … Read more Demand to equip peripheral govt. hospitals for COVID treatment

District exhausts its vaccine reserves

The district’s COVID-19 inoculation drive took a severe hit after it exhausted its vaccine reserves on Monday. While the acute shortage has prompted health authorities to call off the ongoing vaccination drive in several places, there is no word on when the next batch would arrive. The special vaccination drive that has been under way … Read more District exhausts its vaccine reserves

Ruckus in council over development of college

A motion to take steps to raise the standards of Government Arts and Science College, Meenchanda, led to serious political discussions and tense moments towards the end of the Kozhikode Municipal Corporation’s council meeting on Monday. LDF councillor T.K. Shemina raised the issue of the only government college within the corporation limits, pointing out the … Read more Ruckus in council over development of college

Police strength to be beefed up to enforce night curfew

Madurai Madurai City police will deploy additional police force to implement night curfew from Tuesday. Though all kinds of passenger vehicle movement will be curtailed, except for those who get special permission, cargo vehicles will be allowed throughout the night as movement of essential commodities is permitted. “We will post additional police personnel in all … Read more Police strength to be beefed up to enforce night curfew

Enforce restrictions, local bodies in Kozhikode told

The Kozhikode district administration is strengthening restrictions within local bodies as new COVID-19 cases have gone up by eight per cent in the previous week. District Collector S. Sambasiva Rao told secretaries of local bodies at a meeting on Monday that a full lockdown would have to be enforced if there were any lapses. Wards … Read more Enforce restrictions, local bodies in Kozhikode told

Shobha Tharoor Srinivasan’s book for children paints a vivid portrait of celebrated artist Raja Ravi Varma

Shobha Tharoor Srinivasan’s ‘Prince With a Paintbrush: The Story of Raja Ravi Varma’, introduces children to the multifaceted artist Author, poet and voice artiste Shobha Tharoor Srinivasan brings alive the life and times of Raja Ravi Varma, the celebrated artist, in Prince With a Paintbrush: The Story of Raja Ravi Varma, her book for children. … Read more Shobha Tharoor Srinivasan’s book for children paints a vivid portrait of celebrated artist Raja Ravi Varma

Painter killed in Chennai due to personal enmity

Police said two men had killed the 30-year-old, as he had earlier threatened one of them A painter was killed in a drunken brawl in K.K. Nagar on Saturday. The two persons involved in the murder were arrested on Sunday. A police official of the K.K. Nagar station said N. Kasiviswanathan was engaged in painting … Read more Painter killed in Chennai due to personal enmity