Idukki News 

The voice of Kerala's Western Ghats was heard in Parliament

A lawyer from Idukki, George took up the cause of people living in eco-sensitive zones of the Western Ghats in Kerala, and this work ensured he was elected Idukki MP.
DNA - Published

Kerala CPI(M) MLA calls woman IAS officer one 'without brains'

Meanwhile, Idukki district CPI(M) said it has decided to seek an explanation from the MLA.
Zee News - Published

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Indian man builds a fully functional mini auto-rickshaw for his children [Video]Indian man builds a fully functional mini auto-rickshaw for his children

This resident of southern India has gone the extra mile to make sure his children got the best toy to play with. A staff nurse at Idukki District Hospital in Kerala, Arun Kumar Purushothaman has..

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BSNL giving free 2GB of data to customers with new 4G SIM upgrade

Government of India-owned telecommunications service provider BSNL may be very late to the party, but is finally implementing 4G services and connectivity on its network. The operator recently got..
BGR India - Published

Rape accused cuts off his penis at Kerala jail

In a bizarre incident, an inmate of Peermade sub-jail in Idukki, accused of raping his daughter, cut off his penis.
IndiaTimes - Published

BJP, RSS protest outside Kerala CM's house against detention of Sabarimala devotees

 A large number of BJP and RSS workers protested outside the official residence of Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan late Sunday night against the detention of over 30 persons at Sabarimala..
DNA - Published

Jawaharlal Nehru University report blames Kerala govt for floods, fuels Opposition protests

A report by the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), blaming the Kerala's Left Front government for the flood devastation has given fuel to the Opposition to target Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan...
DNA - Published

Cyclonic storm predicted; heavy rains likely in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Lakshadweep; fishermen advised not to venture into sea

The forecast comes after the Kerala Meteorological Department withdrew the red alert issued on Saturday for Idukki and Malappuram districts of the state.
Firstpost - Published

Idukki dam to remain closed - Published

Idukki dam to be closed as rainfall decline in Kerala: Reports

The district authorities have decided not to open Kerala's Idukki dam on Friday after seeing a decline in the rain.
Zee News - Published

One shutter of Cheruthoni dam in Idukki to open at 4 pm today; Kerala bans tourism, night travel in district

The Idukki district has banned tourism and late night travel in the district starting Friday in view an IMD forecast of heavy to very heavy rains in Kerala and Lakshadweep in the next two-three days
Firstpost - Published

Kerala bans tourism, night travel in Idukki after IMD issues 'very heavy rainfall' warning: Govt likely to open dam shutters

The Idukki district administration in Kerala has banned tourism and night travels in the district including to Neelakurinji gardens in Munnar starting Friday in view of the heavy to very heavy rain..
Firstpost - Published

Kerala, Tamil Nadu brace for heavy rain: Red alert sounded in Idukki, Malappuram, educational institutes remain closed

An IMD bulletin said the low pressure area could intensify into a cyclonic storm, triggering heavy to very heavy rainfall in several parts of Kerala.
Firstpost - Published

Red Alert in Tamil Nadu: Heavy rain lashes Chennai; schools, colleges to remain shut today

Chennai woke up to heavy rains on Friday. Apart from Chennai, several parts of Tamil Nadu also received heavy rains today. The downpour came a day after the Indian Metrological Department issued a..
DNA - Published

Red alert in Idukki, Thrissur, Palakkad: Kerala may ask water panel to direct Tamil Nadu to open dam shutters as precautionary step

The Indian Meteorological Department has predicted heavy to very heavy rain in the next three or four days in Kerala and Lakshsadweep. Lower riparian states of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry are also likely..
Firstpost - Published

Red alert in three Kerala districts for heavy rain

According to IMD, Thrissur, Palakkad, and Idukki are likely to face very heavy rains, especially on Sunday
DNA - Published

Hundreds of Ayyappa devotees block roads in Kerala; woman attempts self-immolation to protest against Sabarimala verdict

Ambili, a woman activist from Idukki, doused herself with petrol, but was immediately whisked away by police. The activists held aloft placards, stating that the court was not bigger than Lord Ayyappa..
Firstpost - Published

Abhimanyu killing: 16 activists of PFI, sister outfits named as accused

Sixteeen activists of radical outfit Popular Front of India, its student and political offshoots-- Campus Front and Social Democratic Party of India-- were named as accused in the charge sheet filed by..
DNA - Published

Yellow alert issued in parts of Kerala; state disaster management body orders district authorities to take precautions

A yellow alert has also been issued in Kerala's Palakkad, Idukki, Thrissur and Wayanad districts for Wednesday.
Firstpost - Published

Kerala Floods: More than 2,000 people still in relief camps

Even a month after Kerala witnessed an unprecedented deluge, said to be the worst in the last 100 years, at least 2,500 persons are still in relief camps in the state. Presently, there are 80 relief..
DNA - Published

Kerala’s next crisis: Dying earthworms

Baffling as the scene was, mass earthworm deaths have also been reported from other parts of Wayanad and Idukki districts. Scientists and the state government are worried, as earthworms maintain soil..
IndiaTimes - Published

Tamil Nadu releasing water from Mullaperiyar Dam didn't cause Kerala floods: CWC report

The Kerala government had claimed that the sudden release from the Mullaperiyar dam forced it to release more water from the Idukki reservoir, becoming one of the causes of the floods.
Firstpost - Published

Kerala dams were full up even before rains: Study

On the eve of torrential rains that caused widespread flooding in Kerala, the state’s major dams, barring Idukki, were already full to capacity leaving little scope of containing cumulative runoff..
IndiaTimes - Published

23-year-old B Com student assaulted, says he was ragged

A 23-year-old B Com student of DC School of Management and Technology in Vagamon, Idukki, was allegedly assaulted by five other students in a ragging incident.
IndiaTimes - Published

Kerala, After The Flood: How ill-timed release of dam water, lack of warning led to Periyaar laying waste to Idukki

In the final episode, we visit Idukki, to tell the story of Periyar, the river that sits at the centre of this story
Firstpost - Published

Forecasts not 100%, but doing our best: IMD Director-General KJ Ramesh

India Meteorological Department (IMD) Director-General KJ Ramesh on Sunday defended the MeT's rainfall forecasts before and during Kerala floods and stuck by IMD's statement on Saturday that timely..
DNA - Published

Kerala floods: NASA's before and after photos show unbelievable extent of devastation

As the quaint towns and inland lagoons of flood-ravaged Kerala brace for the Herculean task of rebuilding ‘God’s Own Country’, NASA before and after images released today show the staggering..
DNA - Published

Idukki has gone back by 40 years due to floods: Kerala Minister

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Once-in-a-decade flower blooms but tourism takes hit

The tourism sector in Idukki district along with rest of Kerala has suffered its heaviest loss in the last three decades
DNA - Published

Kerala flood less intense than deluge of 1924: So why was damage as great?

Most of the 373 casualties in Kerala were caused by landslides in the northern districts of Malappuram and Wayanad, and the central district of Idukki.
Zee News - Published

Kerala floods: Homes damaged, people afraid to leave camps

George who was leading relief works at Cheruthoni in Idukki told DNA that 5,000 houses were either partially or fully damaged in the landslides in the district.
DNA - Published

Kerala floods: Tamil tribe to help deal snake menace

As the complaints of snake menace witnesses a five-fold rise in the flood-hit areas of Kerala, a team of 60 Irulas — a tribe of snake catcher's from Tamil Nadu — were roped in to help catch the..
DNA - Published

Kerala floods: No sadya, but camps serve Onam payasam

For 59-year-old Kalliamma, it was a low key Onam at the flood relief camp in Idukki district. "We cooked a regular meal with the vegetables that were available. We prepared and shared payasam," says..
DNA - Published

Floods, a deadly annual feature – How long before it sinks in

More devastating floods will become the norm in India if nothing is done to tackle climate change, warned a UK-based charity on Friday, in a prophetic-sounding forecast. Much more beyond controlling..
DNA - Published

Kerala floods: Toll rises to 265 since 8 August, 36 still missing; Idukki district worst hit with 51 deaths

The death toll in Kerala floods has touched 265 since 8 August while 36 people are still missing, the latest government figures show, even as the state prepares to mount a massive rehabilitation..
Firstpost - Published

After Kerala's plea, Supreme Court orders Tamil Nadu to keep Mullaperiyar water level down

The Supreme Court today ordered that the water level at the Mullaperiyar dam be maintained at 139 feet till August 31 keeping in mind the grave devastation that has taken place due to the unprecedented..
DNA - Published

Tamil Nadu to file affidavit in SC refuting Kerala's claims that sudden water release from Mullaperiyar Dam caused floods

The Mullaperiyar Dam is located on the Western Ghats near Thekkady in Idukki district of Kerala on the Periyar river.
Firstpost - Published

SC orders to maintain water level of Mullaperiyar dam at 139 ft

The dam is located on the Western Ghats near Thekkady in Idukki district of Kerala on the Periyar river. - Published

Sudden water release by Tamil Nadu from Mullaperiyar a reason for floods: Kerala to SC

The sudden release of water from the Mullaperiyar Dam by the Tamil Nadu government was one of the reasons for the devastating deluge in Kerala, the state government told the Supreme Court on..
DNA - Published

Kerala floods: Bleak, uncertain future awaits 13 lakh people staying at relief camps

Rains have subsided in Kerala, but there seems to be no end to the destruction caused by the floods and landslides, which claimed over 230 lives since August 8. A bleak, uncertain future stares the..
DNA - Published

Kerala, After The Flood: Despite Pinarayi Vijayan's denial, govt mismanagement and negligence can't be ruled out

If it was mismanagement in controlling the water from Idukki dam that sent the Periyar into Kochi city in Kerala, in Pathanamthitta and especially Pandanad which saw the deepest of the miseries, it was..
Firstpost - Published

Political war erupts in Kerala as rescue operations draw to a close

As the operations to rescue those stranded in rain-ravaged areas in Kerala near completion, a political war erupted today with Congress-led UDF Opposition and BJP blaming the state government for a..
DNA - Published

Kerala floods: 50,000 houses, 42,632.73 hectare crops razed

Flood-ravaged Kerala has witnessed the worst-ever floods since 1924 with 373 people losing lives, 87 injured and 32 missing so far. As per ground report of the National Emergency Response Centre of the..
DNA - Published

DNA SPECIAL: GDP growth of flood-hit Kerala likely to fall by 1%

The unprecedented floods in Kerala that killed over 370 people and caused widespread destruction of property, agriculture, and infrastructure will set its gross domestic product back by nearly a..
DNA - Published

Kerala floods: State received 170% of normal rainfall

In August, Kerala recorded rainfall that was 170 per cent above normal, turning the floods into a calamity of disastrous proportions, India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) data showed. In contrast,..
DNA - Published

Indian Army warns against imposter as fake news video hits Kerala flood relief

Amid heroic tales of Indian armed forces rescuing hundreds in flood-hit Kerala, a fake video has gone viral spreading lies about the Indian Army. Taking cognizance of the sensitivity of the..
DNA - Published

Kerala: 6 lakh people in 3,000 relief camps, Centre puts focus on food, medicine, fuel

With over 6.33 lakh people taking shelter in 3,000 relief camps, the government today directed the central ministries to focus on providing essential commodities and medicine and restoration of vital..
DNA - Published

Kerala floods: Relief operations in full swing

Centre has decided to focus on provision of emergency supplies of food, water and medicines as well as restoration of power, telecom and transport links in the state. Meanwhile, National Disaster..
IndiaTimes - Published

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