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Category: non-narmada-dams :: Athirapally
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Cascades call in Kerala 30.9.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
A trip to Kerala opened my eyes to the serene beauty of North Kerala and also the death knell rung by the controversial Athirappilly hydel project where the public electricity utility in Kerala proposes to set up a hydroelectric dam on the Chalakudy river, above the falls. All hell broke loose with the board trying to beat a deadline set by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate, by setting up a transformer near their project office. The construction of the dam has been on the anvil since the 90s, and has been "on hold", thanks to the efforts of multiple environmental groups. Athirappilly Falls, which stand approximately 80-feet tall and 330-feet wide, is on the west-flowing Chalakudy river. The river originates in the Western Ghats and flows 145 km to meet the Arabian Sea. The river flows placidly for a good while but becomes turbulent near Athirappilly where it surges around big rocks and cascades into separate roaring falls. The waterfalls are surrounded by dense jungles, which are home to ...
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Unions root for hydel option 16.9.2017 Hindu: National
Say the State should be made self-reliant by raising internal generation in an eco-friendly manner.
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Kerala HC exonerates CM in 20-year-old SNC Lavalin case (Roundup) 23.8.2017 All News-IANS Stories
In major relief to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, the state High Court on Wednesday exonerated him in the SNC Lavalin case, relating to an agreement inked 20 years ago with Canadian company SNC-Lavalin when he was the state Power Minister.
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Leopard that strayed into Athirapally trapped 21.8.2017 Hindu: News
A leopard that had strayed into the Eucalyptus plantations of Athirapally on Sunday night was caught in a trap set up by the forest officials.The leopard, a male aged about six years, was reportedly f...
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Science and democracy under threat, says Gadgil 21.8.2017 Hindu: Cities
‘Ready for debate on both panels on Western Ghats’
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We finally did it: great team work 19.8.2017 Hindu: National
Activists involved in the agitation against the Athirappilly hydroelectric project have declared an end to their agitation, but with a vow to continue their fight to protect the river. People who have...
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Anti-Athirappilly stir called off 19.8.2017 Hindu: News
Project doomed following expiry of eco nod: activists
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CM bats for Athirappilly project, flags need for consensus 17.8.2017 Hindu: Kerala
‘No water will be wasted; tribespeople living upstream will be rehabilitated’
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Furore again over Athirapally project in Kerala 11.8.2017 Hindu: Home
Activists object to Kerala State Electricity Board’s ‘attempt to commence work’.
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Chennithala: UDF will not permit Athirappilly project 10.8.2017 Hindu: News
Says government went back on its assurance in House
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Govt revives plan for Athirappilly project 10.8.2017 Hindu: News
Electricity Minister’s reply in Assembly triggers protest across political spectrum and among environmentalists
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NIA raids Kerala engineer's home on suspicion of IS links 4.8.2017 All News-IANS Stories
A National Investigation Agency team has raided a Kerala engineer's home near here while pursuing a terror trail with Islamic State (IS) links, a top intelligence official said on Friday.
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Police question kin of Malayalam actor Dileep in actress abduction case 2.8.2017 Cinema-Showbiz
Kerala Police on Wednesday called the brother of Malayalam superstar Dileep's former actress wife Manju Warrier to the Aluva Police club as part of its probe into the abduction and molestation of a popular actress earlier this year.
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Freedom fighter K.E. Mammen dead 26.7.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Gandhian and freedom fighter from Kerala K.E. Mammen passed away at a private hospital near here on Tuesday, the hospital said. He was 95.
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Police question actor Dileep's wife 26.7.2017 Cinema-Showbiz
A police team probing the abduction of a popular actress in Kerala in which superstar Dileep has been arrested said on Wednesday they have questioned his actress wife Kavya Madhavan and her mother.
Enough evidence to nail Dileep in actress abduction case: Police 19.7.2017 Cinema-Showbiz
Kerala Police on Wednesday voiced confidence it has enough evidence to nail superstar Dileep in the alleged abduction and molestation of a popular actress in February this year.
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Voting in presidential poll begins in Kerala 17.7.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Polling got underway to elect the 14th President of the country here with Kerala assembly legislators casting their votes on Monday.
Police say not worried by PR efforts for Malayalam superstar Dileep 16.7.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The Kerala Police say they are not worried about the so-called PR efforts for Malayalam superstar Dileep, who was arrested in connection with the abduction and molestation of a popular actress.
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Nivin Pauly's next based on 1979 disappearance of Kerala bulk carrier 15.7.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Actor Nivin Pauly on Saturday revealed that his next Malayalam film has been titled "Kairali" and will be directed by cinematographer Jomon T John. It is based on the mysterious disappearance in 1979 of the bulk carrier owned by the Kerala Shipping Corporation.
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Autism institute to be set up in Kerala 14.7.2017 All News-IANS Stories
A state-of-the-art institute for autistic children will open here in Kerala with a vision to transform the lives of such children through best practice principles and family-centered holistic care.
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