Maneka's call for action against dog killers draws flak

Thiruvananthapuram , Oct 26

Union Minister Maneka Gandhi on Wednesday said the Kerala Anti-Social (Prevention) Act (KAPA) should be used against those who kill stray dogs, and drew wide criticism in the state where stray dogs have become a major menace.

Dead ducks burnt in Kerala, decision on culling on Thursday

Alappuzha (Kerala)

Alappuzha (Kerala) Oct 26 (IANS) With four villages in Alappuzha district reporting ducks dropping dead, authorities have called a meeting on Thursday to decide if ducks in a one-kilometre radius, covering these villages, need to be culled.

Nonagenarian bitten by stray dogs, succumbs

Thiruvananthapuram , Oct 26

A 90-year-old man was bitten by stray dogs while he slept outside his home here on Wednesday and later succumbed in hospital to his injuries, officials said.

RSS is attacking us, says CPI-M

New Delhi , Oct 25

The RSS is accusing the Left of attacking its cadres in Kerala while in reality it is the Hindu rightwing group which is on an aggressive mode, the CPI-M said on Tuesday.

Ratification not guarantee for venues for U-17 World Cup matches

Kolkata , Oct 25

Though all six venues have been ratified by FIFA to host the upcoming U-17 football World Cup, tournament director Javier Ceppi on Tuesday said it doesn't guarantee hosting rights, and recalled times in the past when unfit venues were cancelled at the last moment.