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  • Collector bans poultry movement from Alappuzha, Kottayam districts Ernakulam District Collector M.G. Rajamanickam has ordered a ban on the movement of ducks, chickens and eggs from Alappuzha, Kottayam and the bordering Chellanam panchayat to the district. The order comes following the confirmation of an outbreak of avian flu (bird flu) in Alappuzha and Kottayam districts. He directed the police and the Sales Tax department to keep an eye on the border roads since poultry products could be transported in small vehicles.The Animal Husbandry Department has confirmed that avian influenza is responsible for the death of nearly 17,000 ducks in Alappuzha district. The confirmation of the disease was made on the basis of findings received from the Bhopal-based National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases ...
    Posted Nov 27, 2014, 1:47 AM by Law Kerala
  • Bird Flu Danger : Kerala Hikes Compensation The Kerala government today sanctioned Rs 2 crore as an immediate allowance for containing the spread of bird flu (avian influenza) in Alappuzha, Kottayam and Pathanamthitta districts.The Cabinet meeting held today also decided to raise the compensation to farmers in the light of strong protests in the affected areas. Accordingly, farmers will get Rs 100 for each infant duck and Rs 200 for every two-month-old ducks. Earlier, these were Rs 75 and Rs 150, respectively.The state government has directed the respective district collectors to ensure the culling of all birds in the affected areas and burn them using petrol.The cabinet also decided to buy more vaccines from Rajasthan for supply in the affected zones.Meanwhile ...
    Posted Nov 27, 2014, 1:34 AM by Law Kerala
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  • Giving up membership of a Political Party should be established by positive, reliable and unequivocal evidence : Kerala HC The Kerala High Court on Monday, November 10, 2014 held that "a member has voluntarily given up membership of the political party for all intent and purpose so as to incur disqualification under Section 3 of the Act is to be determined on appreciation of materials on record." The bench comprised of Justice K.T. Sankaran and Anil K. Narendran viewed that "in the absence of any such proof, the finding in order that respondents moved the no-confidence motion against their own party without the knowledge and consent of the Congress Party or the DCC President and their above conduct would amount to voluntarily giving up their membership of the party, is per se arbitrary and perverse. Therefore ...
    Posted Nov 18, 2014, 7:26 AM by Law Kerala
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