Named ‘Maniyan’, the wild elephant — believed to be in his 40s — was a popular sight in Irulam and nearby villages on the fringes of the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary. He was gored to death on Saturday by another wild pachyderm.
He also drew attention to the crises in the farming sector that have led to a spate of farmer suicides in the state and urged the Prime Minister to develop a long-term strategy to protect the life and livelihood of people in the district.
The ecologically fragile zone, classified as one of the four climate change hot-spots in Kerala, received 252.3 mm rainfall against actual rainfall of 184.5 mm in the period between August 1 and August 7, a departure of 37 per cent.
Kerala Rains, Weather Forecast Today Live News Updates: The decision to bring in personnel of the NDRF into districts heavily affected by landslides and floods was taken at the emergency meeting convened by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan today.
Thanking the voters of the Wayanad for electing him, Gandhi claimed that the ruling BJP was blinded by "hatred and anger" and viewed those not following the RSS ideology not as Indians while vowing to fight it.
Vavathil was on duty at Delhi’s Holy Family Hospital on June 19, 1970, when Rahul was born. After taking VRS from service, she returned to Kerala in 1987 and is now settled in Kalloor near Sulthan Bathery.
Rahul Gandhi Wayanad Visit Today HIGHLIGHTS: Rahul Gandhi will hold roadshows and meetings in Kalikavu, Nilambur, Edavanna and Areekode during the day. Rahul has planned to meet people and party workers in Wayanad.