Kerala

Kerala’s Human-wildlife Conflict Crisis and Demands for Legal Reforms

Kerala has witnessed a steady rise in dangerous human-wildlife interactions in recent years. Attacks from elephants, tigers, leopards, bison, and especially wild boars have posed an increasing threat to human life. Government data showed 8,873 wild animal attack incidents in ..

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7th Session of Codex Committee on Spices and Culinary Herbs (CCSCH) held in Kochi

The 7th Session of Codex Committee on Spices and Culinary Herbs (CCSCH) was recently held in Kochi. During this session, the committee finalised and recommended quality standards for five spices — allspice, juniper berries, star anise, turmeric, and cardamom. About ..

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Kerala’s Lawsuit Against Centre Seeks Relief from Borrowing Limits

The state of Kerala filed a lawsuit under Article 131 of the Indian Constitution in the Supreme Court challenging the Centre’s recent actions limiting states’ borrowing capacities. Kerala sought an injunction to prevent curtailment of its ability to borrow over ..

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Kerala Launches ‘Operation Amrith’

The Kerala Drug Control Department recently launched Operation Amrith (Antimicrobial Resistance Intervention For Total Health) to prevent the overuse of antibiotics in the state. The aim is to conduct surprise raids in pharmacies to detect over-the-counter (OTC) sales of antibiotics ..

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Kerala HC Expands Liability Under Anti-Trafficking Law

The Kerala High Court has ruled that a customer found in a brothel can be charged under the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, 1956. The significant judgment widens the ambit of the law combating human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. Understanding ..

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Kerala Government Challenges Centre’s Borrowing Ceiling in SC

The Kerala government has taken a decisive step by approaching the Supreme Court to contest the imposition of borrowing limits by the Central government. The state argues that this move has pushed its budget into a severe crisis, violating the ..

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