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Health workers in protective suits begin culling of ducks after the H5N8 strain of bird flu was detected among domestic birds in Alappuzha district of Kerala.(AP PHOTO.)

Central team to visit bird flu-hit areas of Kerala tomorrow, culling of ducks continue

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 06:08 PM IST
The state government has also announced relief for affected farmers-- they will be given Rs 100 for each culled duck. In three days at least 46,000 birds will be culled in Alappuzha 38,000 and 8000 in Kottayam. There is a ban on trading of ducks till further notice in the two districts.
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Where Vavachan roams: Kuttanad in Kerala.(V. Muthuraman/Universal Images Group via Getty)
Where Vavachan roams: Kuttanad in Kerala.(V. Muthuraman/Universal Images Group via Getty)

Review: Moustache by S Hareesh is a novel that integrates songs and legends in a metafictional whirlpool

By Kunal Ray | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 03:42 PM IST
Set in Kerala’s Kuttanad and featuring Vavachan, who insists on keeping his moustache in defiance of caste norms, the novel, Moustache by S Hareesh, integrates local songs, legends and myths in a metafictional whirlpool.
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An aerial view of flooded Kuttanad in Alappuzha district on August 19.(AP Photo)
An aerial view of flooded Kuttanad in Alappuzha district on August 19.(AP Photo)

Around 70,000 participate in clean-up drive in Kerala’s Kuttanad

By Press Trust of India | Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2018 04:57 PM IST
At least 1,000 engineers, IT volunteers and snake catchers along with cleaning supplies have also joined the drive.
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Boys play in flood waters outside their submerged home by the banks of the Yamuna in New Delhi, India, July 31, 2018(AP)
Boys play in flood waters outside their submerged home by the banks of the Yamuna in New Delhi, India, July 31, 2018(AP)

Tread carefully when it comes to manipulating natural systems

By Kusala Rajendran
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2018 10:42 AM IST
Whether it is to manage the flood situation of Yamuna or water logging of Kuttanad, we should adopt a similar strategy and promote the “give water its space” concept. Forcing water bodies to give up their space or change their courses, as envisaged in the country-wide river interlinking project will lead to irreversible consequences, learning from the examples before us.
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