Ribs showing, sagging skin… this elephant starves due to human apathy

A tusker has been remaining in a state of neglect following a dispute between the owner and mahouts over wages. For the past five days, the tusker Kuzhur Swaminathan has been surviving on the lone meal -- the gruel offered by a kind-hearted daily wage labourer.

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Fearing thieves, Ummaliyumma turns house into cow shed

Ummaliyumma lives alone in her house at Madimugar. The only company she has are the cows and calves that she rears. Recently, the woman was forced to keep them inside her two-room house fearing thieves. Cases of theft of domestic animals have become rampant in the region, she says.

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Vigilance nab Village Man ‘working’ even after retirement

A Village Man (Village Field Assistant) who continued to work at the same office despite officially retiring from the post two-and-a-half-years back, was nabbed by the Vigilance.    Surendran, who retired as Village Man from the Mannancherry Village Office on November 2014, was held during a surprise raid conducted by the Vigilance.

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An ‘unlucky’ day! Thief breaks into 6 shops in Paravur, returns empty-handed

A robbery attempt by a thief in North Paravur on Wednesday night went in vain as he had to return empty-handed despite breaking into six shops in the town.     The theft attempt at the establishments operating on the second floor of Classic Bazaar opposite the Don Bosco hospital near KMK Junction came to light.

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Star tortoise found in Iringole forest

The Iringole Bhagavathy temple situated in the midst of dense forest had a star visitor, namely a star tortoise, on Sunday morning. Though tortoises are generally seen in the temple pond, this is for the first time that a star tortoise was found in the locality, said the office-bearers of the temple.

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Destiny fails to paralyse Mustafah’s willpower

Mustafah, who was paralysed below the waist following a road accident, faced the physical constraints with a brave face, devoting his life for the conservation of nature and charity works.

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