Houseboats struggle to stay afloat

Houseboats in Kerala are running on tremendous losses due to the lack of domestic and foreign tourists. Kochi: The resurgence of the Covid-19 pandemic has caused the tourism Industry of houseboats in Kerala to plummet. Houseboats are incurring huge losses due to the lack of tourists, lockdowns, and other restrictions.  The Kumaragaon District Tourism Promotion […]

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People resist moving into relief camps

Residents of coastal areas in Kerala’s Chellanam district are hesitant to move to relief camps fearing contracting coronavirus.  Kerala: The relief camps set up by the Kerala Government sheltered more than 2000 people when Cyclone Tauktae wreaked havoc on the State. However, many residents were hesitant about accepting help and moving into relief camps as […]

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Bird flu brings big trouble for state’s bird sanctuaries

Reduced footfalls, closures impact their revenues By Padmini Dhruvaraj | March 5, 2021 After the outbreak of bird flu and the Covid-19 pandemic, Karnataka’s bird sanctuaries have seen a dip in the number of visitors. Puttmadhe Gowda, deputy range forest officer of the Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, informed The Observer: “We saw a major dip after the […]

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