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Tourism at the cost of tampering with nature? Kappil Boat Jetty Inauguration on Feb 26

By A Staff Reporter

KAPPIL (Edava) Feb 21: The Kappil Boat Jetty, located between Edava and Paravur in Kollam, will be inaugurated on February 26, 2019 at 10am, reports from Kerala said. Two years back the construction at the Kappil Beach was stopped after it was found that there were non-permissable activities that was contaminating the water and damaging the environment. Peter Pradeep from HELP Foundation brought the violations to the attention of Finance minister T.M. Thomas Isaac who put the whole project to a halt.

Peter Pradeep then argued that the project was illegal and was it violated the Kerala Coastal Zone Management Authority (KCZMA) directive. However, later following inspections, the KCZMA granted clearance for the development of Kappil Beach as a tourist destination with the rider: “Construction will be permitted only for the purpose of boat jetty.” It also wanted to remove all the non-permissible activities as part of the project and not to put the debris into the water contaminating it and damaging the environment.

According to Peter Pradeep from the HELP Foundation says: “The stop memo is still in place. The construction will affect the free flow of water and natural sand movement at the mouth of the estuary with serious ramifications. However, following the new orders there was no more construction in the waters. The construction was done through an alternative means to override any hiccups the project may get stuck with”.

The mixing of sea water and fresh water provide high levels of nutrients both in the water column and in sediment, making estuaries among the most productive natural habitats in the world.

Kani Kusruti reveals she quit acting due to sexual demands from filmmakers

KOCHI Feb 21: Malayalam actress Kani Kusruti has acted in notable films like Cocktail and Shikkar. She has also played brief roles in Tamil films Pisaasu and Burma. However, she became a popular face among Tamil audience after her lead role in the short film Maa, directed by Sarjun KM. Continue reading “Kani Kusruti reveals she quit acting due to sexual demands from filmmakers”

Nangeli’s legend; ‘Marumarakkal Samaram’ to become a movie

KOCHI Feb 16: Renaissance slogans are raised even today for women empowerment. Two hundred years back, Nangeli cut off her breast at Cherthala in protest against ‘Mula Karam’ aka breast tax. Continue reading “Nangeli’s legend; ‘Marumarakkal Samaram’ to become a movie”

Abu Dhabi includes Hindi as third official language used in courts to improve access to justice

DUBAI Feb 11: In a landmark decision, Abu Dhabi has included Hindi as the third official language used in its courts, alongside Arabic and English, as part of a move designed to improve access to justice. Continue reading “Abu Dhabi includes Hindi as third official language used in courts to improve access to justice”

Do you want to study in Ireland? Eduction Fairs to be held from Feb 23 to March 3 in 5 Indian cities

NEW DELHI Feb 7: Students who are planning to study abroad can now register themselves for an Ireland education fair which will take place in five major Indian cities from February 23 to March 3. Continue reading “Do you want to study in Ireland? Eduction Fairs to be held from Feb 23 to March 3 in 5 Indian cities”

Pope admits priests bishops sexually abused nuns

Aboard Papal Plane, Feb 6: Pope Francis admitted Tuesday that priests and bishops in the Catholic Church had sexually abused nuns.

“There are some priests and also bishops who have done it,” the pontiff said in response to a journalist’s question on the abuse of nuns, speaking on the return flight from his trip to the United Arab Emirates. Continue reading “Pope admits priests bishops sexually abused nuns”

Kerala eyes over 20 lakh foreign tourist arrivals by 2020-end

NEW DELHI Feb 1: Kerala is targeting to double the number of foreign tourist arrivals to over 20 lakh by the end of 2020 as it undertakes a number of initiatives to hard sell the state as a preferred tourist destination, a senior government official Tuesday said. Continue reading “Kerala eyes over 20 lakh foreign tourist arrivals by 2020-end”

UNESCO celebrates 150 years of chemistry’s periodic table

Paris Jan 31: The periodic table of chemical elements is having its 150th birthday, and the UN scientific agency is holding a year of events to celebrate. Continue reading “UNESCO celebrates 150 years of chemistry’s periodic table”

Your privacy is at risk even if you don’t have an online account

Washington D.C, Jan 30: According to a recent study, on Facebook and Twitter, your privacy is at risk even if you don’t have an account.

How information moves on social media platforms, like Facebook and Twitter, has become a powerful factor in protest movements, national elections, and the rise and fall of commercial brands. Continue reading “Your privacy is at risk even if you don’t have an online account”

Yathish Chandra IPS dance video goes viral

MANAGLURU Jan 30: A video of the Thrissur SP Yathish Chandra in a ‘mundu’ and shirt taking part as well as dancing at a wedding in Mangaluru has gone viral.
Yathish arrived at the wedding ceremony of the two sons of K S Prasad Panicker, a prominent industrialist in Karnataka who is also the police officer’s relative, in a silk ‘mundu’ and shirt.
Yathish, belonging to Davangere in Karnataka, had quit his job as an electronics engineer to join IPS. His wife Shyamala is a software engineer.
athish became a star on social media following his interventions in the Puthuvype agitation, Angamaly hartal and Sabarimala women’s entry issue. His take on the protestors at Sabarimala without provocation and lecture to Central Minister Pon Radhakrishnan had sparked a heated debate.