Sister Abhaya Case

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Sister Abhaya Murder Case: Kerala HC Grants Bail To Sister Sephy & Father Thomas Kottoor

In the sister Abhaya murder case, Kerala High Court suspended the sentence of life imprisonment to Father Thomas Kottoor and sister Sephy, on June 23. Thiruvananthapuram CBI court in 2020, convicted the aforementioned duo for the murder of 19-year-old nun sister Abhaya and sentenced them to life Imprisonment. The incident occurred in Kerala's Kottayam on March 27, 1992. CBI took over the case in 2008.

Thu, 23 Jun 2022 - 07:36 PM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: CBI Court, Sister Abhaya Murder Case, Kerala, Kottayam, Father Thomas Kottoor

Courtesy: ANI

Bishop Franco Mulakkal acquitted

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Bishop Franco Mulakkal Acquitted In 2018 Nun Rape Case: Kerala

Catholic Bishop Franco Mulakkal, an accused in the 2018 Nun Rape Cases, has been acquitted. The Kottayam Court of Kerala, on January 14, acquitted the bishop, as the prosecution failed to produce evidence against 58-year-old Mulakkal.  The case was registered in 2018, alleging the Catholic Bishop of rape and sexual abuse between 2014-2016. However, after several trials, he was found not guilty. 

Fri, 14 Jan 2022 - 02:22 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Nun Rape Case, Kottayam, Kerala, Catholic Bishop Franco Mulakkal, High Court

Courtesy: One India

Mass culling of birds

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16,000 Ducks Culled In Kerala's Kottayam Amid Bird Flu Scare

Amid bird flu threat in Kerala's Kottayam District, the local authority started mass culling of 16,000 birds. As of December 16, at least 16,000 ducks have been culled in three panchayats- Kallara, Vechoor, and Aymanam. These three panchayats are the worst-affected region. After today's culling total bird count will be released, said Collector PK Jayasree. Earlier in January, over 10,500 birds were culled in Kottayam.  

Fri, 17 Dec 2021 - 02:38 PM / by Madhvi Jha

Tags: Kerala, Kottayam, Bird Flu, Kallara, Collector PK Jayasree

Courtesy: ANI

Bird Flu

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Bird Flu Cases Found In Kerala's 2 Districts; 80K Birds To Be Culled

In Vechoor, Kallara, and Aymanam of Kerala's Kottayam district and Alappuzha district's Nedumudy and Karuvatta, the cases of bird flu or H5N1 virus were confirmed, reported UNI on December 15. Reportedly, about 80,000 birds in a km radius of the locations will be culled to prevent the virus' spread. However, the authorities announced a compensation of ₹100 and ₹200 each for ducks below 60 days and above 60 days, respectively. 

Wed, 15 Dec 2021 - 11:06 AM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: Bird Flu, H5N1, Kerala, Kottayam, Alappuzha

Grandmother Scores 89 Out of 100

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Kerala: 104-Year Old Grandmother Scores 89/100 In Literacy Mission Exam

In Kerala's Kottayam, a 104 -year old grandmother aka Kuttiyamma sat for the Kerala State Literacy Mission exam and scored 89 out of 100. However, Kuttiyamma did not receive a formal education but knew to read well. Besides, she was taught to write by the 'Saksharatha Prerak Rehna'. Furthermore, Kerala's Education Minister… read-more

Sun, 14 Nov 2021 - 11:10 AM / by Nehal Surana

Tags: Kerala, Exams, Old age, Kottayam, Education

Courtesy: Indians In Gulf

Culling A Bird

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Kerala Govt To Cull Birds After Samples Turn Positive For Bird Flu

After identifying the bird-flu virus in samples, the Kerala Animal Husbandry Department has conducted mass culling of birds in the Kuttanad region. The samples were confirmed with the H5N8 virus by the National Institute of High-Security Animal Diseases. Reportedly, over 25,000 ducks have died in Kottayam district in the past week. Creating control rooms, the Animal Husbandry minister has directed for killing all poultry avians within a one-… read-more

Mon, 04 Jan 2021 - 06:22 PM / by Richa Nigam

Tags: Kerala, Bird Flu, Ducks, Kottayam, Animal Husbandry Department

Courtesy: New Indian Express

Rape accused Bishop's photo in calendar

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Kerala Church Face Strong Criticism Over Defending The Rape Accused Bishop

Kerala's Syro Malabar Church has defended the criticism drawn towards the rape-accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal, whose photograph has been printed in the 2021 calendar. Re-instating his Bishop post, the Church said that the rape charges against him are not proved yet. According to the reports, Mulakkal who headed the Jalandhar diocese of Church, is facing trial for allegedly raping a nun during 2014-16 in Kottayam (Kerala.) 

Tue, 15 Dec 2020 - 10:16 AM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: Bishop, Kerala, church, Rape-Accused, Franco Mulakkal, Jalandhar, Kottayam

Courtesy: The Indian Express