Authorities in India's southern Kerala state have razed two luxury high-rise apartment buildings for violating environmental laws, in one of India's largest demolition drives involving residential complexes.
The razing of the illegal apartments in Kochi, situated by a luxury lakeside, took place after a court last year ordered their demolition for violating laws that prohibit construction within a certain distance from the sea, rivers, lakes and other water bodies.
A beautiful pink stream full of swamp flowers majorly spotted in Avala Pandi in Kerala. The garden is located in Kozhikode's Avala Pandi near Perambra. Local visitors flock to take glimpse of the aquatic plants. Plants belonging to the family of Cabomba Furcata have attracted visitors. November-December are the blooming seasons for this aquatic plant. The villagers expect high tourists' footfall amid pandemic.
Beaches in Kerala re-opened for public from November 01 after months-long closure due to COVID-19 pandemic. Tourists were seen enjoying on a beach in Kochi. Do's and don'ts have been given to visitors in view of continuous spread of virus.
National Investigation Agency (NIA) has submitted in the special court, Kochi that agency suspects that the accused have links to Dawood Ibrahim's D-Company. NIA submitted this in its response to the bail petitions of the seven accused in the case. Speaking to ANI about the Kerala gold smuggling case, Leader of Opposition in Kerala Legislative Assembly and former president of Kerala PCC, Ramesh Chennithala said, "It is very shocking that the main culprit in gold smuggling case has connections with Dawood Ibrahim. It is one of the biggest crimes that happened in Kerala." "Unfortunately, state government was supporting the culprits. NIA will unearth details of this crime," he added.