A 70-yr-old woman from Kerala has dedicated her life to end homelessness and suffering of stray dogs. Rukminiamma has built a safe haven for stray dogs near her roadside house. Rukminiamma lives in a small house in Kodimatha Kottayam with her daughter who works at a petrol pump. Most of the stray canines Rukminiamma shelters are injured and handicapped. On multiple occasions, she woke up to dogs being dropped at her doorstep. Rukminiamma and her daughter run on a limited income but her love for dogs is unmatched. As author Orhan Pamuk says in his book My name is Red, "Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen."
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A 70-year-old poor lady pets more than 60 dogs in Kerala's Kottayam irrespective of her low income. Rukminiamma lives near Kodimatha Kottayam on road side in a small house. Her daughter works at a petrol pump, and with the little income they manage the living of both dogs and themselves. She brought these dogs from the street, and they mainly include injured and handicapped. Multiple times, she woke up to dogs dropped by people at her doorstep.
Two labourers dead after explosion at a quarry in Malayattoor area of Ernakulam district in Kerala on September 21. The blast took place in a building where explosives were stored for the purpose of blasting rocks. Further details awaited.
Several farmers of Hisar, welcomed the new agriculture reform bills passed in the Parliament. Farmers believe bill will be beneficial. So far, Rajya Sabha has passed two of the three agriculture reform bills.
Members of Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) staged protest in Bengaluru against amendments to labour laws. Earlier, while talking on the amendments, Information and Broadcasting Minister, Prakash Javadekar said, "Yesterday, three-bills passed (in Rajya Sabha) which gives salary security, public security and health security to labours. By these bolls labours will get minimum wage, appointment letter, salary in a fixed time, same salary for men and women, free checkups and one-time allowance for migrant labour in one year. New code also included the inclusion of new labours." He also slammed opposition for staying absent from Rajya Sabha while labour reforms bills were discussed. The Rajya Sabha on September 23 passed three Labour Code Bills for the welfare and protection of the workers. These bills were already passed in Lok Sabha on Tuesday (September 22).
Opposition parties tried to corner the government over farm bills by meeting the President of India. Opposition leaders urged President Ram Nath Kovind to not give assent to controversial bills. The meeting took place days after massive fracas in Rajya Sabha for which 8 MPs were suspended. The opposition blamed the government for commotion, while seeking fresh debate in parliament on the bills. Congress MP Ghulam Nabi Azad said, “"I apprised him of the way these two bills were passed unconstitutionally and also urged him to return these bills, so that amendments can be made.” He added, “Before passing these bills, the government should have taken all political parties into confidence. They should have discussed with farmer organisations and their leaders so that a proper consensus could have reached.” Watch the full video for more.
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