Union health and family welfare minister J P Nadda said scientists have found conclusive evidence of Nipah virus infection in the fruit bats found in Changaroth village in Perambra in Kozhikode. read more
Toor’s photograph revealed it was a Common Palm civet, locally known as ‘Bijjoo’ or even ‘Kabr bijjoo’ on the misconception that it digs graves at night to munch on corpses! But the civet does not attack and bite humans in the habit of dogs. read more
Congress president Rahul Gandhi addressed a farmers’ rally in Pipliya Mandi town of Madhya Pradesh’s Mandsaur district, exactly a year after seven farmers died there in police firing. The rally kick-starts Congress’ election campaign in the poll-bound state. Gandhi announced that the farmers’ loan would be waived within 10 days if his party comes to power in Madhya Pradesh.
With close relatives staying away due to the fear of contracting the deadly virus, Dr RS Gopakumar, the health officer of Kozhikode corporation, took the responsibility of handling the last rites of 12 bodies. read more
While chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said Kuttiady MLA Parakkal Abdulla’s behaviour amounted to trivialising a serious issue (Nipah virus outbreak), health minister KK Shylaja described it as a ridiculous act. read more
State Tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran said that Kerala was indeed a safe destination as around 300 doctors arrived in Kerala from various parts of India for the IMA conference to be held at Kovalam read more