Idukki

  • Suryanelli rape case: Main accused Dharmarajan gets life term 04-04-2014 10:42 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala High Court on Friday awarded life term to the main accused in the horrific Suryanelli gangrape case, whilst sentencing 23 other accused to varying terms of 4-13 years in jail. While announcing the quantum of punishment, the court said there was no reason to disbelieve the statement...
  • Suryanelli gangrape case: Kerala HC to pronounce verdict today 04-04-2014 07:52 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala High Court will on Friday pronounce its verdict on the Suryanelli gangrape case. The case dates back to 1996 when a 16-year-old girl was abducted and raped in Kerala's Idukki district. According to the prosecution, the girl was raped about 68 times in a period of 40...
  • Kerala villagers join LDF's strike on Centre's stand on Western Ghats 18-11-2013 11:37 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: The opposition LDF has called for a state-wide strike protesting against the central government's move to implement the Dr. K Kasturirangan report on Western Ghats. The strike has been peaceful so far. In the hilly areas of Idukki, the people also began a strike by staying on the roads....
  • Fahad Fazil to team up with Sreenath Bhasi? 24-10-2013 01:25 PM

    New Delhi: Actor Fahad Fazil who had to undergo a tough phase following the failure of his film 'Olipporu', is presently busy with the shooting of his forthcoming film 'One By Two'. The film has been directed by Arun Kumar Aravind. If reports are to be believed, Fahad has been...
  • Didn't take much time to compose for 'Idukki Gold': Bijibal 22-10-2013 03:56 PM

    Chennai: National award winning music director Bijibal, who is celebrating the success of his composition 'Manikya Chirakulla' in the recently released Malayalam film 'Idukki Gold', said it was not difficult working on the tune. "Didn't take much time for the tune," said Bijibal, who bagged the national honour for the...
  • Kerala: Water level in Idukki dam close to brim, likely to be opened 22-09-2013 01:19 PM

    With the water level in Kerala's largest hydro electric reservoir Idukki rising close to the Full Reservoir Level due to incessant rains, the authorities on Saturday sounded the possibility of draining excess water down the Periyar river. In Kochi, an emergency cell was constituted at the international airport at nearby...
  • Kerala: Kochi airport shut down due to heavy rains 06-08-2013 08:30 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Heavy rains have lashed Kerala resulting in floods and landslides in many areas. Nine tourists have been killed in a landslide in the Idukki district of the state while heavy showers in Ernakulam and Kochi have disrupted normal life. The Cochin International Airport has been shut down till Tuesday...
  • Kerala: Five people dead in a landslide in Idukki district 05-08-2013 01:15 PM

    Idukki: Five people have died in a landslide in Idukki district in Kerala after heavy rains lashed the area. The victims are believed to be tourists, who were heading towards the hill station of Munnar when a sudden landslide hit their vehicles. Heavy rains have disrupted normal life in the...
  • Suryanelli survivor seeks to implead in PIL against Kurien 11-06-2013 06:46 PM

    Kochi: The Suryanelli rape survivor on Monday approached the Kerala High Court seeking to implead herself in the PIL which sought a direction for further investigation into the involvement of Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien in the nearly two decade-old case. In her petition, the woman submitted that she...
  • Kerala: CPM bandh against Mani's arrest hits normal life 22-11-2012 03:21 PM

    Idukki: The dawn-to-dusk hartal called by CPM in Idukki to protest arrest of party leader M M Mani for his refusal to turn up for a polygraph test in connection with a case registered in the wake of his controversial speech, hit normal life in the high range district on...
  • Kerala: CPM leader served notice for polygraph test 14-11-2012 02:52 PM

    Idukki: The Kerala Police on Wednesday served notice on Communist Party of India-Marxist's (CPM) former Idukki district secretary M.M. Mani to appear for a polygraph (lie-detector) test. Mani told media persons here that he would seek legal advice on what he should do next. "I will also speak with my...
  • Mullaperiyar: Cops lathicharge TN protesters 13-12-2011 01:09 PM

    Theni (Tamil Nadu): Police on Tuesday lathicharged hundreds of people at the state border town of Gudalur when they forcibly tried to enter Kerala, demanding adequate protection to the 116-year-old Mullaperiyar Dam, over which both Tamil Nadu and Kerala are locked in a row. Police said the crowd pelted stones...
  • Mullaperiyar: SC to hear pleas of TN, Kerala 13-12-2011 09:40 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will hear a petition from both the Tamil Nadu and Kerala government on the Mullaperiyar Dam. The Jayalalithaa government has been asking for a court direction to prevent the Kerala government from making any further controversial statements. Kerala and Tamil Nadu have been at loggerheads...
  • Mullaperiyar row: DMK leaders step up pressure 12-12-2011 10:07 AM

    Chennai: DMK leaders have begun a day-long fast in Chennai over the row between Kerala and Tamil Nadu on the Mullaperiyar Dam. The leaders were protesting against Kerala's demand to build a new dam. Kerala has been asking for the new dam citing security concerns. A special Assembly session was...
  • Mullaperiyar row: LDF to organise human wall 08-12-2011 07:20 AM

    Idukki: KPCC president Ramesh Chennithala will stage a fast in front of the Martyrs Column in Thiruvananthapuram on Thursday, as part of a state-wide UDF campaign for a permanent solution to the Mullaperiyar dam issue. The ruling LDF will be organising a human wall from Mullaperiyar in Idukki district to...
  • Mullaperiyar protests: Jaya appeals for calm 06-12-2011 10:50 PM

    Chennai: Assuring that the 116-year-old Mullaperiyar dam was safe, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Tuesday appealed to the people of Kerala not to succumb "to the mechanisations of ill-wishers and unscrupulous mischief mongers". She also urged the political class of Tamil Nadu to desist from making inflammatory speeches that...
  • Kerala presses for new dam with shutdown 29-11-2011 12:58 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Demonstrations for demanding a nod from Tamil Nadu for a brand new dam to replace the leaking Mullaperiyar dam continued in Kerala as well as five districts observed a complete shutdown on Tuesday. The shutdown has been called by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Kerala Congress (Mani),...
  • PM should intervene in Mullaperiyar row: Kerala MP 28-11-2011 02:47 PM

    MPs from Kerala protested outside Parliament demanding the PM's intervention in the Mullaperiyar Dam issue. ...
  • Mullaperiyar row: strike hits normal life in Idukki 28-11-2011 12:47 PM

    Idukki: Normal life was hit on Monday due to a dawn-to-dusk hartal called here by the ruling Congress-led UDF and Opposition LDF protesting Tamil Nadu's stand over Mullaperiyar issue and Centre's "reluctance" to mediate on it. Cutting across political lines, activists of various parties and resistance groups protested over delay...
  • Water in Mullaperiyar near maximum 27-11-2011 01:26 PM

    Idukki: With catchment areas receiving copious rains in the past two days, water level in the 116-year-old Mullaperiyar Dam on Sunday rose to 135.7 feet, against the maximum permissible storage level of 136 feet. The district administration said there was no room for panic but opened three control rooms to...
  • Kerala: 3.4 quake hits Mullaperiyar Dam region 26-11-2011 10:31 AM

    New Delhi: A mild earthquake measuring 3.4 on the richter scale jolted Kerala's Idukki district which houses the Mullaperiyar Dam, on Saturday morning. No casualties or damages have been reported. This was the 32nd quake to jolt the region since July. The Kerala government had earlier expressed concerns about the...