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Alappuzha

(ăl'əppo͝or`ə), formerly

Alleppey

(ăl`əpē), city (1991 est. pop. 175,000), Kerala state, SW India. It is a district administrative center and port on the Arabian Sea. Coconuts are the mainstay of the economy; spices are also exported. A network of canals links the town to Thrissur to the north and Thiruvananthapuram to the south.
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The burial of Varghese Mathew, who died on November 3, was delayed following a stand-off between the Jacobite and Orthodox factions of the Malankara church over the ownership of a church at Kattachira in Alapuzha district of Kerala.
After long days of rescue operations, several teams of Indian forces are still engaged in relief and rehabilitation activities in the worst hit districts of Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Idukki, Alapuzha, Ernakulam, Thrissur and Wayanad.
Rescue officials said efforts on Sunday had been concentrated on the town of Chengannur, where about 5,000 people were reported to be trapped, and in the Alapuzha and Ernakulam districts.
As many as 14 teams of NDRF consisting of 404 rescuers and 31 boats are already deployed in the worst affected districts of Thrissur, Ernakkulam, Kozhikode, Idukki, Wayanad and Alapuzha to assist the state in the rescue and relief operations as well as distribution of relief material and to provide medical support to the affected.
Last month, 40 people died due to heavy flooding in Alapuzha and Kottayam districts in Kerala.
Ranitidine was collected from Kerala State Drugs and Pharmaceutical Ltd., Alapuzha. Aspirin was purchased from Sigma Labs, Mumbai.
Abdul Latheef A, Professor and HOD, Department of Surgery, TD Medical College, Alapuzha. E-mail: drlatheef62@gmail.com
A re-look is now needed perhaps at the BJP-SNDP alliance as it fails miserably in Cherthala municipality (in Alapuzha district of former CM AK Antony belongs) where SNDP leader Vellappally Natesan has a sway, the BJP-SNDP Yogam alliance did not make the expected gains.
Speaking to Arab News, Shaji Alapuzha, a registered volunteer, said most of the Indian expats who had been granted ECs had not visited home for the past 8-10 years.
The marines were arrested on February 19 last for shooting to death two Indian fishermen-Ajesh Binki (25) and Jelestine (45) from onboard merchant vessel "Enrica Lexie" off Alapuzha coast, "mistaking" them for Somali pirates.
"He was the joint secretary of Traditional Ayurvedic Federation in Alapuzha district, Kerala.