Mullaperiyar Dam Row

  • Mullaperiyar dam is safe: SC panel May 4, 2012

    New Delhi: In a setback for Kerala in the Mullaperiyar dam row, the report submitted by the 5-member committee appointed by the Supreme says that the dam is safe. The report vindicates Tamil Nadu's demand to raise the water level in the dam from 136 ft to 142ft. But the...
  • Mullaperiyar: Kerala, TN to get copies of report May 4, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday permitted Kerala and Tamil Nadu to get copies of the report submitted by the monitoring committee on the Mullaperiyar dam row. A five-judge constitution bench of the court headed by Justice DK Jain, while permitting the two warring states to get copies of the...
  • 'No timeframe set by PM to resolve Mullaperiyar row' February 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has not set any timeframe for resolving Mullaperiyar Dam dispute involving Kerala and Tamil Nadu, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said in New Delhi on Thursday. Chandy also said that in a federal structure the Centre has limitations in getting into a dispute involving two states. Reacting...
  • Mullaperiyar: Expert panel visits dam areas December 24, 2011

    Idukki: Technical experts on the Supreme Court-appointed empowered committee on Mullaperiyar Dam issue on Friday began their visit of dams in Idukki district and adjoining areas to provide inputs for the panel to draw up its report on the dispute between Kerala and Tamil Nadu. The expert members, CD Thatte and...
  • Mullaperiyar: Auto strike in Coimbatore December 23, 2011

    Chennai: Commuters in Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu set to face the brunt of another strike as autorickshaws will be off the roads on Friday as a mark of protest, to condemn the Kerala government's stand on the Mullaperiyar Dam issue. Kerala has been insisting on a new dam to replace the...
  • TN not responding positively on dam issue: Chandy December 23, 2011

    Alappuzha/Theni: Kerala on Thursday accused Tamil Nadu of "not responding positively" to its offer for talks on the raging Mullaperiyar row as shops and business establishments remained shut in response to a traders' strike in five districts of the neighbouring state. Chief Minister Ommen Chandy said Kerala wanted to solve the...
  • Dam row: Jaya slams move to set up NDMA team December 22, 2011

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Wednesday took strong exception to the National Disaster Management Authority forming a team of experts to draw up a contingency response plan for the Mullaperiyar Dam, saying it was nothing but "succumbing to the subterfuge" of Kerala. In a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan...
  • Mullaperiyar row: Vaiko, other leaders arrested December 21, 2011

    Chennai: Twelve people including MDMK leader Vaiko and Tamil Nationalist Movement leader P Nedumaram have been arrested as they tried to block all routes to Kerala over Mullaperiyar row. NDMK has been organising a blockade on 13 routes that connect Tamil Nadu and Kerala as part of an economic blockade...
  • Kerala: PC withdraws remarks referring to by-poll December 18, 2011

    New Delhi: Home Minister P Chidambaram on Sunday withdrew his remarks referring to by-elections in the context of the Mullaiperiyar dam issue which has created a furore in Kerala. "Like some other speakers, I also made a passing reference to the forthcoming by-election. I take back that remark," he said in...
  • Jaya accuses PM of remaining silent on dam row December 16, 2011

    Chennai: Stepping up her attack against the Centre, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Friday accused Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of remaining silent on the Mullaperiyar dam row. "I had written to him (Singh) on November 23 asking him to direct Kerala not to create panic on the safety of dam...
  • Mullaperiyar row: TN against PM's intervention December 16, 2011

    New Delhi: Kerala on Thursday assured the Supreme Court that it would protect the Mullaperiyar Dam from any attacks by protesters while Tamil Nadu opposed Kerala's suggestion that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh convene a meeting of the two states for resolving the dispute. Stating that it was the constitutional responsibility of...
  • Mullaperiyar: TN, Kerala officials' talks put off December 16, 2011

    New Delhi: Talks between officials of Tamil Nadu and Kerala organised by the Centre on the Mullaperiyar dam issue have been put off with the former saying it would prefer to await the decision of the Supreme Court on the issue before coming to the table. Sources in the government said...
  • Mullaperiyar: TN rejects SC's appeal offer December 15, 2011

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday said the Prime Minister was the "most suitable authority" to hammer out a solution to vexed water disputes like Mullaperiyar dam row and wanted to appeal for his intervention but refrained from doing so after Tamil Nadu objected to it. A five-judge Constitution Bench...
  • Mullaperiyar: Kerala ready for tripartite deal December 15, 2011

    New Delhi: Voicing Kerala's readiness to walk the extra mile to resolve the Mullaperiyar Dam row, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said he was even willing to enter into a tripartite agreement and enact a law assuring Tamil Nadu that it will get 'same quantity' of water from the new dam. However,...
  • Mullaperiyar row: Kerala CM-led team to meet PM December 14, 2011

    New Delhi: An all-party delegation from Kerala, headed by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy will meet the Prime Minister on Wednesday over the Mullaperiyar Dam row. The delegation will also include Leader of Opposition VS Achuthanandan. Meanwhile, in Tamil Nadu, the DMK will organise human chains in several districts, protesting against...
  • SC raps TN, Kerala for fuelling Mullaperiyar row December 13, 2011

    The Apex court criticised Tamil Nadu for using its observations on Mullaperiyar issue in ads in national dailies. ...
  • Kerala, TN fuelling Mullaperiyar Dam fire: SC December 13, 2011

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday came down heavily on Tamil Nadu and Kerala governments, and criticised them saying that instead of dousing the fire they were adding fuel to the Mullaperiyar Dam row. Questioning the Tamil Nadu government, the five-judge Constitution Bench, headed by Justice DK Jain, asked Tamil...
  • Mullaperiyar: Cops lathicharge TN protesters December 13, 2011

    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 at...
  • Dam row: Kerala BJP asks Union ministers to quit December 12, 2011

    Kozhikode: The BJP on Monday demanded that the Central ministers from Kerala resign and undertake fasting in front of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's residence in Delhi over the Mullaperiyar dam issue. BJP state spokesperson George Kurian accused the Congress-led UPA Government of enacting a "drama" on the dam issue, which has...
  • TN BJP team meets Advani on Mullaperiyar December 11, 2011

    Chennai: A delegation of BJP leaders from Tamil Nadu on Saturday met party senior leader LK Advani in Delhi to apprise him of the state's "just stand and Kerala's wrong campaign" on Mullaperiyar dam row, ahead of his scheduled meeting with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. "We informed him about various reports...
  • Mullaperiyar dam row: Keralites targeted in TN December 8, 2011

    Thiruvananthapuram/Chennai: The vexed Mullaperiyar dam row on Wednesday took a new turn with stray incidents of violence targeting Keralites reported in parts of Tamil Nadu even as Kerala decided to step up pressure on the Centre by taking an all-party delegation to meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Sticking to the state's...
  • Mullaperiyar dam row: BJP march turns violent December 4, 2011

    Idukki: BJP workers who took out a march demanding urgent steps to resolve the Mullaperiyar dam dispute turned violent at Vallakkadvau near the dam area on Sunday. Several party workers were injured as they clashed with police who sought to block them from marching by raising barricades, BJP leaders said. Police,...
  • Kerala: Row over AG's remarks on Mullaperiyar dam December 3, 2011

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Opposition LDF in Kerala on Friday demanded resignation of the advocate general alleging his statement on the safety of the Mullaperiyar dam in the high court was against the state's avowed stand. While making statements on the safety measures being taken by the government required in the event of...