news Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 05:30
    1. Medical experts in Kerala claimed that Kala Azar or black fever, which has already seen a few cases in the state, could have been brought by migrant labourers. Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences submited a report to the World Health Organization (WHO) stating that this infection was mainly found among the people coming and working in Kerala from endemic states, like Bihar and West Bengal. Read full report in Financial Express.   2. With a day left for the election campaign to end at for the Aruvikara by-election in the capital district, both of Kerala's rival fronts - the ruling UDF and the LDF - seemed confident of victory. Aruvikara goes to the polls on Saturday. Read more.   3. The Kerala government on Wednesday gave its go ahead to the Kerala Tourism to launch seaplane services to boost tourism. "It has been decided to go ahead with seaplane operations which will boost tourism activities in the state," Chief Minister Oommen Chandy told reporters after the weekly cabinet meeting on Wednesday. Read a report in TNM.   4. The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad attacked a school in Kasaragod district for not participating in the strike they organised. The school had informed the party that the classes will not be suspended for the strike and this has provoked the party workers. Read Malayala Manorama report.   5. Tennis star Steffi Graf likely to be appointed brand ambassador of Kerala Ayurveda. The state Cabinet meeting held on Wednesday decided to appoint the tennis sensation as the face of their Ayurveda promotion campaign. Read details  
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