This purplish, puffy termite eater with a blister for a nose is native to the Western Ghats of India.
Indian Navy rescues five Kerala fishermen from sinking vessel off state's north coast; two of them sustain minor injuries
The fishermen from Kerala remained afloat without any life saving devices from 6.30 am till they were rescued. They were unable to swim or to seek help from other boats.
Pinarayi Vijayan lauds Kerala's fishermen for rescue efforts; thanks defence personnel, disaster response teams and volunteers
Pinarayi Vijayan honoured the fishermen of Kerala who rescued 65,000 flood victims with pondas (shawls) and certificates of appreciation. The chief minister also thanked the armed forces, disaster response teams and hundreds of volunteers who joined in the rescue efforts during the floods.
'Kerala will always be grateful': State minister says fishermen rescued 65,000 people marooned during floods
Kerala's fisheries minister said fishermen in 669 mechanised boats rescued 65,000 people marooned during the floods, braving the torrential rains.
Unsung saviours of Kerala floods: From Trivandrum to Kozhikode, fishermen take inspiration from Ockhi tragedy
If there was one defining moment that stood out among the endless efforts made to salvage the hapless victims of Kerala's worst-ever floods, it was that of a young man offering his back as a stepping board for the women of Vengara in Malappuram to board an NDRF rescue boat.
Protests mount in Kerala’s coastal villages as Cyclone Ockhi leave behind death, devastation; fisherfolk cry govt apathy
Anger towards the state and central govt is rising across coastal villages in Kerala as families of fishermen, who went missing after Cyclone Ockhi hit the Arabian Sea, fear an uncertain future
Cyclone Ockhi leaves 16 dead, 100 missing in India and Sri Lanka, moves towards Lakshadweep archipelago
Cyclone Ockhi may have moved away from Kerala’s borders and has intensified into a severe storm on Friday and moved to the Arabian Sea
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's spokesman refused on Monday to be drawn into the controversy surrounding the two Italian marines facing trial in India over the killing of two fisherman.
Italy's new Foreign Minister Emma Bonino today said she hopes the case of two Italian marines awaiting trial in India for allegedly killing two Indian fishermen would reach a "fair, positive and acceptable solution."
"This sounds like an issue between India and Italy, not an issue for us," State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland told reporters at her daily news conference.
Some legal experts feel that Mancini can be hauled up by the apex court for contempt and that he cannot seek diplomatic immunity.
"We have juridically solid reasons to proceed in the direction of international arbitration," Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi told reporters.
Angry members from DMK, a key constituent of the ruling UPA, today targeted the government in Parliament over frequent arrests of Indian fishermen by Sri Lankan Navy, saying it has become the "weakest" in protecting its own citizens.
Describing the current standoff as "difficult moments" for the two countries, Italian Ambassador Daniele Mancini said he will not shy away from finding a solution.
The two Italian marines will be shifted to Delhi from Kerala and be under the 'custody' of the Supreme Court till the Centre constitutes a special court to hold their trial.
The wife of one of the two fishermen killed in the firing from Italian ship 'Enrica Lexie', today said what was important is that the victims' families get justice whether the case is conducted within Kerala or outside the state.
India on Wednesday said it will "not compromise" on its stand that the two Italian marines held in Kerala over the killing of two fishermen will be tried in Indian courts as per the law of the land.
First, the relatives of the two Kerala fishermen killed by Italian marines were bought off. Now the boat owner has also changed his story.
The families of the two fishermen decided to withdraw their petitions after the Italian government decided to award them Rs one crore each as compensation. They had opposed a plea by the Italian government to quash the FIR against the arrested marines.