Kerala church to set rules for inter-faith marriages
Sunday, 22 November 2020 The Syro Malabar Church will soon issue a set of guidelines instructing bishops to ensure that priests solemnizing the marriage between people of different faiths, called "disparity of cult" marriages, adhere strictly to the canon laws. The church took the decision after an interfaith marriage solemnized by a bishop a few days ago in Ernakulam kicked up a controversy.
A distressed elephant calf tried to revive its dead mother in Kerala's Kallar. The dead jumbo was spotted by rubber tappers at a private estate. Forest officials were able to remove the calf from the site after around 5 hours. It was taken to India's first elephant rehabilitation centre in Kotoor. Forest officials do not suspect poisoning since the baby would've eaten the same food. Watch the full video for more.
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Covid-19 patients cast their votes during the second phase of Kerala local body polls. People placed under quarantine were also allowed to cast votes in their respective booths. These people arrived at polling stations donning PPE kits and taking other precautions. One hour after 6 pm was allotted to coronavirus patients for casting their votes. The second phase of local body polls in five central districts of Kerala held on Thursday. Second phase saw brisk participation of voters with around 76.28% turnout. Polling for 8,116 wards across Kottayam, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Wayanad was held. Two corporations, 36 municipalities, 350 village panchayats, 58 block panchayats and five district panchayats went to polls. EC had deployed 63,187 officials at polling booths, 19,736 police personnel were on duty. Third phase in 4 districts - Malappuram, Kozhikode, Kannur, Kasaragod - will be on December 14. Counting of votes will be held on December 16.
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