Following a TNIE report titled ‘Kovai teachers told not to wear salwar kameez’, the teachers were apparently told not to speak to journalists, share views regarding news affairs.
Only if the district administration and municipality take strong unprecedented action, the stray bovine nuisance will end."
The CM refuted former CM and state JDS president HD Kumaraswamy’s allegations that drought relief works have not reached people. Kumaraswamy has no information about the relief works, he added.
However, taking advantage of the darkness, fog, the undulating terrain and riverine channels, the smugglers made an escape.
Despite injuries to their colleagues, the police team seized the Innova, Scorpio and two motorcycles. It also rescued two cows and a buffalo bundled into the Innova and Scorpio.
Speaking to media persons, Radhakrishnan said the camp, which will cconclude on November 26, is aimed at vaccinating at least 90 lakh cattle against foot and mouth disease (FMD).
Sharif, who was present at the spot, tried to stop the miscreants but was attacked with a sword.
Based on the information of the locals, Palasa-Kasibugga range forest officials reached the spot, inspected the carcasses, and collected the pugmarks.
Healthcare workers, doctors, corporation health department officials, residents’ welfare associations, NGOs and others participated in the first zonal health assembly.
The civic body has identified over 2,100 stray cattle in the city, the majority of them in Koyambedu, Triplicane and Mylapore.
The corporation has identified 1,986 cattle belonging to 127 owners roaming the streets.
As of September 16, a total of 3,468 stray cattle heads were seized by the corporation this year. The seized animals have been impounded in sheds at Perambur and Pudupettai.
R Aiyyappan, a farmer from Nedungadu, said, "Our bovines are lacking sufficient nutrition in the absence of subsidised fodder.
The primary aim was to provide care for stray cattle abandoned by their owners and to mitigate road accidents caused by these animals.
On Saturday night, villagers intercepted several cattle-laden pick-up vans in which over 100 cattle were being carried and rescued the animals.
The accident came just days after a woman died on July 31 near Thirumudivakkam under similar circumstances and a nine-year-old girl returning from school was brutally attacked by a cow in Arumbakkam
A section of farmers, however, said they have to take cattle to the nearby veterinary dispensary clinics or camps for the procedure.
The civic body drew sharp criticism after a 35-year-old woman was injured in a stray cattle attack on Tuesday. In the incident, the woman’s leg was fractured.
TNIE spotted 30 cattle in a 5km radius in Triplicane; owners claim animals not creating problems
City corporation commissioner K J Praveen Kumar instructed the staff to intensify the drive to seize stray cattle in all five zones of the city last week.