MULLAPERIYAR DAM

  • Jayalalithaa thanks PM Modi for Mullaperiyar supervisory committee July 2, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for constituting the supervisory committee to implement the order of the Supreme Court on the Mullaperiyar Dam issue. The apex court had ordered increasing the water level to 142 ft. Jayalalithaa said she hopes that the, "Supervisory...
  • Kerala passes fourth resolution for new Mullaperiyar dam June 9, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala assembly on Monday, for a record fourth time, passed a unanimous resolution demanding that the Centre act as a mediator for building a new dam at Mullaperiyar. At an allparty meeting last week, it was decided to invoke Rule 130 to initiate a discussion on the Mullaperiyar...
  • Tamil Nadu starts work on increasing Mullaperiyar dam level to 142ft May 20, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday began work on increasing the Mullaiperiyar dam level to 142 feet as per the orders of the Supreme Court, with a 12member team taking up shutter renovation work. In the first step, efforts would be taken to operate the shutters manually as well as power...
  • Mullaperiyar dam: Allparty meet in Kerala moots legal steps May 12, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: An allparty meet held on Monday to discuss the situation arising over the Supreme Court verdict rejecting Kerala's contentions in Mullaperiyar case endorsed the UDF government's move to explore legal options for redressal of the state's concern about the safety of 119yearold dam. The meeting, attended by Chief Minister Oommen...
  • TN government begins steps to raise water level in Mullaperiyar dam May 11, 2014

    Idukki (Kerala): Three days after the Supreme Court endorsed its stand in the longdrawn dispute over Mullaperiyar dam, Tamil Nadu on Saturday began steps to raise the water level of the 119yearold reservoir to 142 ft from 136 ft limit set by Kerala on the strength of a state legislation. According...
  • Mullaperiyar: Strike hits normal life in Idukki May 8, 2014

    Idukki: The dawntodusk hartal called by the Mullaperiyar Protection Council in the wake of the Supreme Court order in the Mullaperiyar Dam case hit normal life in Idukki district but evoked little response in other districts across the state. The hartal was called to express apprehensions of the people over the...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai May 7, 2014

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  • News 360: EC says no to Modi rally in Varanasi, BJP calls for protest May 7, 2014

    Soon after the Election Commission denied permission to the Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi to hold a rally in Varanasi, the party lashed out at the Returning Officer in Varanasi for his biased behaviour. ...
  • SC verdict on Mullaperiyar is very unfortunate: Former Kerala minister May 7, 2014

    Thiruvanathapuram: Former Kerala Water Resources Minister and RSP leader NK Premachandran has called the Mullaperiyar judgement by the Supreme Court "very unfortunate". "We did not expect this. It is a shocking news for all of us. We expected a fair judgement," said NK Premachandran. Premachandran spoke to IBNLive about the Supreme...
  • SC scraps Kerala's decision on Mullaperiyar, says Tamil Nadu can increase water level May 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down the law passed by the Kerala Assembly on the Mullaperiyar Dam that said that the water level cannot be increased beyond 135 feet. The court has ruled that Tamil Nadu can increase the water level to 142 feet. The court has said...
  • Supreme Court to hear Mullaperiyar dam row today April 9, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will begin hearing final arguments in the contentious Mullaperiyar dam row between Kerala and Tamil Nadu on Tuesday. There has been tension between the two states over the safety of the dam which is 120 years old. The SC is hearing a case filed by Tamil...
  • SC refuses to accept any new material on Mullaperiyar October 5, 2012

    New Delhi: A fivejudge constitution bench of the Supreme Court on Friday declined to accept any fresh material other than what has been submitted by the expert panel on the controversial Mullaperiyar Dam row between Kerala and Tamil Nadu. The apex court said it would not accept any fresh material...
  • Mullaperiyar: New proposal in troubled waters September 3, 2012

    Kochi: It seems Keralas proposal for a new dam at Mullaiperiyar will not be realised anywhere in the near future. The Forest Department has turned down a request from the Irrigation Department seeking permission for carrying out Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), for the second time. Lackadaisical attitude by the officials...
  • Mullaperiyar Dam row: SC hearing today August 31, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court is expected to give further instructions in the Mullaperiyar Dam row between Kerala and Tamil Nadu on Friday. Earlier, the apex court had permitted minor maintenance work of the dam under joint supervision of technical experts from the two states and the Central Water Commission. The court...
  • Allow TN to maintain Mullaperiyar: SC to Kerala July 23, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme court on Monday directed the Kerala government to permit Tamil Nadu to undertake maintenance and cleaning work at the Mullaperiyar dam. The fivejudge bench headed by Justice DK Jain said that the maintenance and the cleaning work at the dam would be undertaken under the supervision of...
  • Mullaperiyar: Kerala doubts validity of report July 18, 2012

    New Delhi: Opening yet another chapter in the long drawn out tussle between Tamil Nadu and Kerala over Mullaperiyar dam, the latter has said that it would question the scientific validity of the report submitted by the Supreme Court(SC)appointed Empowered Committee which had said that the dam is safe. The...
  • Mullaperiyar: Fear psychosis grips students July 15, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: Fear psychosis seems to have disturbed the children studying in schools situated close to the Mullaperiyar dam. The Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) officials visited several schools in the area following reports of massive fall in attendance rate. The counsellors conducted awareness campaigns among thousands of children studying in...
  • Panel report on dam unilateral: Kerala May 29, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: Terming as "unilateral" the findings of the Supreme Court appointed Empowered Committee on Mullaperiyar Dam, Kerala Water Resources Minister PJ Joseph on Tuesday said there was no change in the state's stand on construction of a new dam. The panel relied on the report of Annamalai University in Tamil Nadu...
  • SC panel report will muddy Mullaiperiyar waters May 15, 2012

    CHENNAI: The Supreme Courtconstituted expert panel to study the safety of Mullaiperiyar Dam has overstepped its brief in making suggestions for resolving the interstate issue, Tamil Nadu PWD Senior Engineers Association (TANSEA) observed on Monday. The AS Anand Committee was only asked to report on whether the dam was safe...
  • Mullaperiyar: Kerala may object to SC panel report May 5, 2012

    New Delhi: In a setback for the Kerala government in the Mullaperiyar dam row, a fivemember Supreme Courtappointed panel has stated that the dam is safe. The report even backs Tamil Nadu's demand to raise the water level of the dam that lies in Kerala's territory from 136 feet to...
  • 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 5member 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 fivejudge constitution bench of the court headed by Justice DK Jain, while permitting the two warring states to get copies of the...
  • Stone laid for Pennycuick memorial April 26, 2012

    CHENNAI/THENI/VELLORE: Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Wednesday laid the foundation stone for the memorial of the British engineer, Colonel John Pennycuick, who built the Mullaiperiyar dam, the lifeline of farmers of the Southern districts.She laid the foundation stone through videoconferencing from Fort St. George for the memorial which would cost...
  • Panel submits Mullaperiyar Dam report to SC April 25, 2012

    New Delhi: Supreme Courtappointed Empowered Committee on the controversial Mullaperiyar Dam, over which Tamil Nadu and Kerala are at loggerheads, submitted its muchawaited report on various aspects of the structure on Wednesday. The fivemember committee headed by former Chief Justice of India AS Anand met on Monday and finalised the report...
  • Mullaiperiyar dam draft report by monthend April 23, 2012

    NEW DELHI: The Supreme Courtempowered Committee on Mullaiperiyar dam that met here on Sunday will meet again on Monday to finalise the draft report that will be submitted to the SC by the month end. The committees tenure ends by the month end, and it has decided not to seek...
  • Mullaperiyar: Rs 50 cr earmarked for new dam March 19, 2012

    Thiruvanathapuram: Reiterating its commitment to build a new dam at Mullaperiyar in place of the existing 116 yearold structure there, Kerala budget on Monday set apart Rs 50 crore for initial expense for the construction. Presenting the budget for the year 20122013, Finance Minister KM Mani termed the dam safety issue...
  • Upset Jaya writes to PM on Dam Safety Bill March 18, 2012

    Chennai: Voicing her opposition to certain subclauses of the draft Dam Safety Bill 2010, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has sought the Prime Minister's intervention as a standing committee had not addressed her government's apprehensions. Locked in a dispute with Kerala on the Mullaperiyar dam issue, Tamil Nadu is against the...
  • Kerala committed to Mullaperiyar dam: Governor March 1, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: Acting Kerala Governor H R Bhardwaj on Thursday said the state government was committed to building a new dam at Mullaperiyar. He also accused the previous Left administration of slowing down development. Speaking on the first day of the current session of the assembly, he said the Kerala government...
  • Mullaperiyar: Kerala seeks time to submit report February 15, 2012

    New Delhi: The Mullaperiyar central empowered committee met on Wednesday in Delhi. The Kerala government also submitted a plea to the empowered committee seeking more time to submit its report. The committee is yet to consider the plea. The Kerala govt has asked for more time to conduct tests on...
  • Withdraw dam case for PM's role: PMO February 12, 2012

    Puducherry: Stating that the government of Kerala and Tamil Nadu had refused to sit together and speak to sort out the Mullaiperiyar dam issue, Minister of State for Prime Minister's Office, V Narayanasamy, on Saturday, said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh could intervene in the matter only if the States agree...