Thursday, May 19, 2011

Oomen Chandy seeks Rs.375cr assistance for Endosulfan victims

Kerala Chief Minister Oomen Chandy sought a Central assistance of Rs. 375 crore to the State for disbursing compensation to the victims of pesticide, Endosulfan. He met Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Thursday. He also conveyed that today he will meet Sonia Gandhi to finalise the names of his Congress Cabinet colleague

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Elephant Ran Amok

The tusker Pattambi Ayyappan brought for Elapully Marriyamman Temple Festival ran amok while returning from the temple festival on Thursday morning. Attempt by its two mahouts to bring down it under control failed. After over two hours, the mahouts managed to bring the elephant and control and tethered it to a tree. It was later taken in a lorry from Elappully.

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