news Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 05:30
  1. There’s a new rule for those owning dogs in the Muvattupuzha Municipal from now on. The area’s council has imposed a new rule for those who own dogs stating that every person who owns a dog will have to register in the municipality with a photograph of him standing together with the dog. He/she also has to remit Rs 300. Read details in Manoramaonline report.  2. Kerala CPI(M) leader Kodiyeri Balakrishnan has heavily criticized  Vellapally Nadeshan, General Secretary of Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana (SNDP) Yogam, the social organisation of Ezhavas in Kerala, for his decision to join BJP. Nadeshan had met BJP president Amit Shah on Wednesday to discuss the move. Read Asianet News report. 3. Atleast 500 business start-ups have been initiated in the state within three years. The Startup Village, an establishment has been closely collaborating with the Kerala government helping in the setup of these start-ups. Read this special story by  Sneha Mary Koshy for NDTV. 4. The clampdown on alcohol sale and the closure of bars has resulted in the three-fold increase in drug abuse in Kerala, says Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala on Wednesday. Read details. 5. Kerala government has plans to compile a registry of cancer patients in the state. The move for compiling a registry is expected to help systemise various government initiatives tackling the deadly disease. Read this Manoramaonline report.