Mullaperiyar Dam

  • Supreme Court to hear Mullaperiyar dam row today 09-04-2013 09:25 AM

    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...
  • CMs should talk and sort out dam issue: Kalam 08-01-2012 07:35 PM

    Chennai: Amid the row over Mullaperiyar dam between Tamil Nadu and Kerala, former President APJ Abdul Kalam on Sunday suggested that talks between the two Chief Ministers could help solve the situation. Both the Chief Ministers should meet and discuss the issue to sort it out, Kalam told reporters at...
  • Jaya announces memorial for dam engineer 08-01-2012 02:01 PM

    Chennai: Amid the simmering Mullaperiar dam row, Tamil Nadu government on Sunday announced setting up of a memorial for British engineer Col Penny Cuick, who had constructed the dam at Lower Camp in Theni district over 116 years ago. "I am happy to announce that a memorial to thankfully remember...
  • Dam row: LDF resents joint control proposal 06-01-2012 02:49 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: The decision of Kerala's Congress-led UDF government to agree for joint control of the proposed new dam at Mullaperiyar seems to have jeopardised political consensus on the issue in the state with the opposition LDF coming out strongly against the proposal. CPI(M) veteran and opposition leader in the Kerala...
  • Mullaperiyar: Oommen Chandy's final solutions 05-01-2012 09:54 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: The state is ready for joint control with Tamil Nadu and the Centre for a new dam at Mullaperiyar, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said on Wednesday. Declaring the government's stance after a Cabinet meeting, the Chief Minister reiterated that Kerala has no hidden agenda but is concerned about the...
  • Mullaperiyar Dam safe: SC panel experts 04-01-2012 11:24 AM

    New Delhi: A Supreme Court-appointed panel has found that there was no after-effect of the recent tremors on the Mullaperiyar Dam and that the dam was safe, according to sources. Sources added that the two technical experts who inspected the Mullaperiyar Dam will submit their report in February. This can...
  • Kerala plea to reduce water level rejected 04-01-2012 09:28 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court-appointed Empowered Committee on Mullaiperiyar dam on Tuesday rejected Kerala's demand to reduce the water-level to 120 feet in the disputed structure. The committee took this stand on the water-level, citing the recent Supreme Court order, which had ordered a status quo on the current level...
  • Mullaperiyar: SC panel on lukewarm to Kerala plea 04-01-2012 04:26 AM

    New Delhi: Kerala government's plea to reduce the water level of the Mullaperiyar Dam is understood to have not found favour with a Supreme Court-appointed Empowered Committee. Kerala had pleaded that the water level should be reduced from the present level of 136 ft to 120 ft to make the...
  • Karunanidhi asks Kerala not to reduce dam level 31-12-2011 03:44 PM

    Chennai: DMK President M Karunanidhi on Saturday told the Kerala government that any effort on its part to reduce the Mullaperiyar Dam water level and build a new one in its place would have to be viewed as an attempt to subvert judicial process and deny justice to the people...
  • 2011 - an eventful year for Tamil Nadu 30-12-2011 11:51 AM

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu was in the thick of action in 2011, be it the AIADMK's landslide victory in assembly polls, DMK leaders like A Raja and Kanimozhi landing in jail, strain in Congress-DMK ties or the Mullaperiyar Dam and the Kudankulam nuclear plant issues. In the April 13 elections, DMK...
  • 400 arrested following protests over dam issue 27-12-2011 08:59 AM

    Coimbatore: Tamil actor-director and founder-president of Naam Tamizhar Katchi (NTK), Seeman, was arrested on Monday along with 300 of his partymen at Walayar on the Tamil Nadu-Kerala border for picketing the road demanding that the Centre immediately find a solution to the Mullaperiyar dam dispute. Seeman picketed the Palakkad-Coimbatore highway...
  • May consider security for Mullaperiyar: PM 26-12-2011 09:30 PM

    Chennai: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday reportedly assured DMK that the Centre might consider providing security cover to Mullaperiyar dam over which Tamil Nadu and Kerala are locked in a raging row. After his meeting with the Prime Minister, DMK supremo and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi...
  • Mullaperiyar: PM meets Karuna, Kanimozhi 26-12-2011 09:42 AM

    Chennai: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met DMK chief M Karunanidhi in Chennai on the second day of his visit on Monday and topping the agenda was the Mullaperiyar Dam row. Kanimozhi was also present in what was her first meeting after she got bail in the 2G Scam. Sources say...
  • PM, Karunanidhi meet today, dam row on agenda 26-12-2011 08:08 AM

    Chennai: On the second day of his visit to Tamil Nadu, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will meet DMK chief Karunanidhi on Monday. He met CM Jayalalithaa on Sunday. This is the the Prime Minister's first visit to the southern state after the Jayalalithaa-led AIADMK took over the reins in May....
  • Jaya meets PM; raises Mullaperiyar issue 25-12-2011 08:49 PM

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Sunday asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to advise Kerala not to build a new dam across Mullaperiyar and sought a financial package for the state. In her 40-minute meeting with Singh at Raj Bhavan soon after his arrival on a two-visit to the...
  • Dam row: Jaya to receive PM at airport today 25-12-2011 02:07 PM

    Chennai: Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa is scheduled to receive Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the airport on Sunday when he arrives Chennai on a two-day visit to the State. The Chief Minister is likely to take up with the Prime Minister the Mullaiperiyar issue as protests in border areas are...
  • Dam row: Kerala boycotts Empowered Panel visit 25-12-2011 01:56 PM

    Kochi: Kerala on Saturday boycotted the Supreme Court-appointed Empowered Panel's inspection of the Mullaperiyar dam. The officials from Kerala, accompanying the central team, decided to boycott the inspection alleging that the committee members were not addressing the grievances of the state. The state officials said that the members of the...
  • Buses start plying to Kerala from Coimbatore 24-12-2011 10:03 PM

    Coimbatore: After a gap of five days, buses, including those of the Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC), started plying to neighbouring Kerala from and via Coimbatore on Saturday, much to the relief of holiday passengers. Bus services were cancelled to Kerala from Coimbatore on December 19, following incidents of...
  • Kerala officials stay away from experts' dam visit 24-12-2011 07:27 PM

    Idukki (Kerala): Adding a new dimension to the raging Mullaperiyar reservoir row, Kerala officials on Saturday stayed away from the visit of the Supreme Court-appointed empowered committee experts alleging that they had declined to properly hear the state's views on the dam's safety aspects. The development comes against the backdrop...
  • Kudankulam, dam to figure in Jaya-PM talks 24-12-2011 04:00 PM

    Chennai: The Mullaperiyar dam row between Tamil Nadu and Kerala and the impasse over Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant might figure during the talks Chief Minister Jayalalithaa is expected to have with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during his two-day visit to the state from Sunday. Jayalalithaa is likely to call on...
  • Mullaperiyar: Expert panel visits dam areas 24-12-2011 08:11 AM

    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...
  • Karunanidhi to take up dam issue with PM 23-12-2011 10:50 PM

    Chennai: DMK chief M Karunanidhi will meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during his two-day visit to Tamil Nadu and take up the Mullaperiyar issue, including "preventing attacks against Tamils" in Kerala and increasing the water storage level of the dam. The Prime Minister is set to arrive in Tamil Nadu...
  • Mullaperiyar: Auto strike in Coimbatore 23-12-2011 10:36 AM

    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...
  • Kerala keen on convincing people of TN: Chandy 23-12-2011 03:59 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala is keenly pursuing measures to make people in Tamil Nadu aware of the earnest attempts being made by the Kerala Government to ensure waters from Mullaperiyar to that state, even while raising the demand for a new dam, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has said. He said that...
  • TN not responding positively on dam issue: Chandy 23-12-2011 02:05 AM

    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...
  • Dam row: Jaya slams move to set up NDMA team 21-12-2011 02:50 PM

    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...
  • Mullaperiyar row: Vaiko, other leaders arrested 21-12-2011 12:33 PM

    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...
  • MDMK to block roads connecting Kerala, TN 20-12-2011 04:22 PM

    Chennai: Protesting against the Kerala government's demand for decommissioning the Mullaperiyar dam, the Vaiko-led MDMK along with other political outfits has declared that it would block all the roads connecting the neighbouring state with Tamil Nadu on Wednesday. As a mark of protest against the Kerala government's demand for decommissioning...