news Friday, July 31, 2015 - 05:30
  1. The Kerala High Court on Thursday upheld the state government order of slapping Kerala Anti-social Activities (Prevention) Act 2007 (KAAPA) on Muhammed Nisham, an accused in the murder of security guard at Thrissur. Read The New Indian Express report.  2. With about 70% of Kerala's population being non-vegetarian, data says the state requires 1,000 tonnes of beef a day and now these beef eaters are in crisis as cattle supplies from Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu are drying up in the wake of activist groups preventing the transport of animals through several districts in Tamil Nadu. Read a report by KA Martin for The Hindu.  3. Officers of the Animal Welfare Board of India have approached the Supreme Court against Kerala's decision to cull stray dogs. Animal rights lawyer Anupam Tripathi said that Kerala government's decision to cull stray dogs is in violation of a restraining order passed by the SC six years ago. Read Neha Madaan's report for The Times of India.  4. Kerala is ready with the working draft of law against superstition. The draft's penal provisions include three to seven years in jail and a fine of Rs 50,000 to Rs 2,00,000 if found guilty. Read a report in The Hindu by KS Sudhi. 5. The owner of Al Zarafa Travels and the prime accused in the Kerala nursing recruitment scam Uthup Verghese, has approached the Supreme Court seeking anticipatory bail following the Interpol listing him as wanted. Read ManoramaOnline story.  
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