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Shutdown call in Kerala’s Idukki to nudge govt to protect people from wildlife

The hartal call, backed by the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF), was given after a herd of elephants that had been in the vicinity, attacked a house near Munnar.

Visitors watch as elephants are bathed at the Elephant Rehabilitation Centre, Kappukadu, in Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala (HT File Photo/Vivek Nair)
Visitors watch as elephants are bathed at the Elephant Rehabilitation Centre, Kappukadu, in Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala (HT File Photo/Vivek Nair)
Updated on Jan 30, 2023 10:10 PM IST

Landslide kills 5 of family in Kerala's Idukki, all bodies recovered

A video circulated online showed personnel conducting a search amid a forceful stream of water gushing in the affected area.

Rescue operations underway after a landslide was triggered by heavy rains during ongoing monsoon season at a village in Kerala's Idukki district, Monday,(PTI)
Rescue operations underway after a landslide was triggered by heavy rains during ongoing monsoon season at a village in Kerala's Idukki district, Monday,(PTI)
Published on Aug 29, 2022 11:53 AM IST

Supreme Court to hear pleas pertaining to Mullaperiyar dam’s safety today

The Kerala government had earlier moved the Supreme Court seeking a direction to Tamil Nadu to not release a huge quantity of water in the wee hours from the spillway shutters of the century-old dam, saying it causes heavy damage to people living downstream.

Two shutters of Mullaperiyar dam opened following a rise in its water level, in Idukki on October 29. (File Photo / ANI)
Two shutters of Mullaperiyar dam opened following a rise in its water level, in Idukki on October 29. (File Photo / ANI)
Published on Dec 15, 2021 06:32 AM IST
Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Shutters of Kerala's Idukki dam opened after Tamil Nadu's Mullaperiyar move

There is high alert in Idukki and Pathanamthitta districts due to the opening of the gates of the Cheruthoni dam. This was necessitated due to Tamil Nadu's move to open the shutters of the Mullaperiyar dam. The Kerala government said that it will move Supreme Court over the issue.

The Cheruthoni Dam in Kerala's Idukki district.(AFP File Photo)
The Cheruthoni Dam in Kerala's Idukki district.(AFP File Photo)
Published on Dec 07, 2021 06:41 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Neelanurinkji flowers bloom in Idukki's Shantanpara Shalom Hills after 12 years

This time over 10 acres of Neelakurinji flowers have covered the Shalomkunnu. However, these hills are not open for tourists this time due to COVID-19.

Strobilanthes Kunthiana, known as Neelakurinji and Kurinji in Malayalam and Tamil, is a shrub that is found in the Shola forests of the Western Ghats.(ANI)
Strobilanthes Kunthiana, known as Neelakurinji and Kurinji in Malayalam and Tamil, is a shrub that is found in the Shola forests of the Western Ghats.(ANI)
Published on Aug 01, 2021 07:11 PM IST
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