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Bird flu scare grips several Indian states after geese, ducks and crows fall dead

Multiple cases of avian influenza were confirmed among birds in several Indian states. Himachal Pradesh: Around 1,700 migratory birds, most of them bar-headed geese, have been found dead under mysterious circumstances in and around Himachal Pradesh’s Pong Dam lake In Kangra district. The sale and purchase of poultry has also been banned in some parts […]

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RARE type of malaria case detected in South India’s Kerala state

A solider in Kerala’s Kannur district was identified with a rare type of malaria, a year after he arrived from Sudan where he was part of the peace keeping operation. The soldier believed to be in his 40’s is suppose to have contracted the Plasmodium ovale, a type of malaria caused by a bite from […]

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Tropical Cyclone Burevi makes landfall in Sri Lanka NOW heads towards southern India

Tropical Cyclone Burevi made landfall into Sri Lanka’s eastern coast on Wednesday night damaging coastal buildings and power lines, as well as unleash flash floods, officials said. During the day Sri Lankan authorities evacuated more than 75,000 people from homes on the east coast where Cyclone Burevi, packing winds of up to 90 kilometres per […]

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India Insane

Man brings down neighbour’s shop with earth mover for stalling his MARRIAGE proposals

A man in the Indian state of Kerala razed down his neighbour’s grocery shop using an earth mover because he was disgruntled with his neighbour as he stalled his wedding plans. Tired of his complaints not being taken note of by the authorities, 30-year-old Albin Mathew decided to take the matters in his own hands. […]

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Police gifts boy with plant sapling and CCTV camera after someone stole his 2-year-old Gooseberry Tree

After a sixth grade student in India’s Kerala found that the tree which he had been growing for the last two years was chopped by unidentified people. On the advice of his elder sister and his school teacher, he contacted the police’s Chiri (smile) initiative. Its a helpline for children to navigate through mental issues […]

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Brother kills sister by mixing poison in her ice cream

A 22-year-old man was arrested in the Indian state of Kerala for allegedly murdering his sister by mixing poison in her ice cream, police said on Thursday. The police said the man wanted to “live alone” and so he  allegedly mixed poison in the ice cream which his sister and parents consumed on August 4 […]

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Black Box of crashed Air India Express flight found

Indian authorities found the Black Box – cockpit voice recorder and the flight data recorder of the Air India Express plane that crashed in the southern India state of Kerala, killing at least 18 people. The flight IX 1344 coming from Dubai. There were 174 passengers, 10 infants, two pilots and five cabin crew members […]

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At least 15 killed in Kerala landslides, dozens missing

At least 15 people have been killed after heavy rain caused a landslide in Kerala’s Idukki district on Friday morning. The landslide happened in the Rajamalai area of the district, which is around 25 km from the tourist town of Munnar. At least 80 people lived in the area, authorities don’t know how many of […]

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Air India Express flight with 191 onboard overshoots runway, breaks into two pieces

An Air India Express passenger plane, flight IX 1344 flying from Dubai to the city of Calicut in Kerala, India overshot the runway and broke into two after landing amid heavy rains on Friday. There were 174 passengers, 10 Infants, two pilots and five cabin crew members on board the aircraft. The plane’s fuselage split […]

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Man misses special repatriation flight after falling asleep at Dubai airport

A man who was waiting to be repatriated to India missed his flight after he took a nap at the Dubai International Airport. The man, P. Shajahan, 53, works in Abu Dhabi. He had a flight from Dubai to Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala on Thursday. In the excitement of receiving a confirmed ticket to board the flight […]

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Kerala man loves bees so much that he lets 60,000 of them cover his face

Bees can frighten the living daylights of anyone. But for 24-year-old Indian beekeeper Nature MS, bees are more than insects to him. Bees are his best friends. In fact, he even lets 60,000 of them cover his face. Born and raised in Kerala, Nature has had a close companionship with bees growing up. At a […]

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Pregnant elephant dies standing in water after villagers feed her pineapple laced with explosives

A pregnant elephant was killed in Kerala’s Malappuram after she was fed a pineapple laced with explosives by locals last week. The elephant was in such great pain that she died standing in a river — an extremely unusual sight. The heartbreaking incident was shared by Mohan Krishnan, Section Forest Officer, Nilambur on social media. […]