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Category: non-narmada-dams :: Periyar
Last updated: Oct 25 2018 11:29 IST RSS 2.0
 
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In Sabarimala temple’s shadow, a Kerala mosque stands witness to a long history of communal amity 25.10.2018 Scroll.in
The mosque in Erumely is named for Vavar, the Muslim friend of Sabarimala’s presiding deity Ayyappa. It is the first stop for most pilgrims to the hill shrine.
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'Dams played a major role in this flood' 27.8.2018 Rediff: Interviews
'The rivers that caused the maximum problem were the ones that had dams built on them.'
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Kerala to SC: Sudden water release by TN caused deluge 23.8.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
'We requested controlled release of water without waiting for the water level in the reservoir to reach its full level.'
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Opening of dams caused Kerala floods, says Opposition 22.8.2018 Rediff: News
Leader of Opposition in Kerala Assembly Ramesh Chennithala demanded a judicial probe into the circumstances that led to opening of shutters of 40-odd dams at a time in the state.
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Cochin airport to open on August 26 21.8.2018 Sify Finance
With the flood waters receding rapidly, the Cochin International Airport, one of the three in Kerala and the busiest, will open on August 26 - after 12 days of closure.
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Kerala floods: First commercial flight lands at Kochi naval base; death toll at 210 20.8.2018 Zee News : States
The Alliance Air flight took off from Bengaluru and landed at INS Garuda, a naval air station. 
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'We were breathless in fear' 18.8.2018 Rediff: News
'Only when you see it, you will understand how bad the situation is.'
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'I won't forget that night ever' 18.8.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
'We used to enjoy looking at the serene Periyar river every day, flowing quietly and calmly.''How everything changed in a day!''The quiet Periyar became angry, aggressive, ferocious terrifying everyone in its way.''I have not seen this kind of rain fury in my entire life.'
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Tamil Nadu could have reduced Kerala crisis impact 18.8.2018 Rediff: News
Given the intensity of the rain, at least a third of this crisis could have been averted, had Tamil Nadu heeded Kerala's requests.
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Kerala floods: Indian Army, Navy, Coast Guard and NDRF continue rescue oper... 17.8.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Kerala floods: Indian Army, Navy, Coast Guard and NDRF continue rescue oper...
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Kerala floods: The ghost of past environment policy returns 17.8.2018 Sify Finance
/Mongabay) Kerala has been facing unusually high rainfall since early August, which has led to statewide floods taking several lives and causing severe damage. According to the government, there hasnt been a flood of this scale in last 90 years. The death toll as of August 16, stands at 114.
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Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K Palaniswami assures Kerala CM no threat to Periyar Dam safety 17.8.2018 DNA: Mumbai
A day after Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan raised concern over the alarming rise in the storage of Mullai Periyar Dam, Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Thursday said that there was no threat to the safety of the dam and water is being stored at the permitted level of 142 ft as per the orders of the Supreme Court. “I would like to state that the Mullai Periyar Dam is safe in all respects viz., hydrologically, seismically and structurally as per the Supreme Court order dated May 7, 2014,” he wrote in a letter to his Kerala counterpart, who wanted the storage level in the dam to be brought down to 139 feet. Pointing out to the periodical inspection by the SC-appointed Supervisory Committee, he said that the committee on its visit on August 4 found that the dam is safe to store water up to 142 ft. “Therefore, there is no threat to the safety of the dam and water is being stored at the permitted level of 142 ft as per the orders of the Supreme Court,” he said, adding that the ...
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Kerala floods: Kochi airport shut till Saturday, flights diverted to T... 16.8.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Kerala floods: Kochi airport shut till Saturday, flights diverted to T...
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Watch: Indian Navy's flight divers heroically airlift stranded people 16.8.2018 DNA: Popular News
Indian Navy has commneced the airlift operations in Trichur, Aluva and Muvattupuzha area. The airlift operation by Indian Navy has so far rescued 36 people stranded in the state. People are being airlifted and are being sheltered in the naval base. Food and water are also being planned to drop.  The death toll from the fresh spell of monsoon fury since August 8 has risen to 75. A red alert has been sounded in 12 of the 14 districts. Massive landslide killed eight more people in Palakkad district of Kerala on Thursday even as there was no let-up in the torrential rains in the state where additional defence teams have been rushed to scale up rescue and relief operations. Rise in flood waters in Periyar river due to continuous rains and opening of all shutters of all major dams including Mullaperiyar, Cheruthoni, part of Idukki reservoir, and Idamalayar, have severely hit life of people in the downstream areas.  The Supreme Court on Thursday termed as "grave" the flood situation in Kerala and agreed to hear ...
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Kerala flood toll touches 79, rains continue 16.8.2018 The Assam Tribune
Kerala flood toll touches 79, rains continue
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Tragedy without parallel in Kerala’s history: Rahul Gandhi urges PM Modi for additional help for state 16.8.2018 Zee News : States
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan apprised the Prime Minister and Home Minister Rajnath Singh of the situation in the state.
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Kerala floods: 5 more killed, toll 72; PM asks MoD to step up relief ops 16.8.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
Reports of a landslide have also come in from Thrissur district and some people are said to be missing.
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LIVE! Kerala floods: Southern Railways, Kochi Metro suspend operations 16.8.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
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Situation worsens in Kerala, schools to remain closed today; death toll reaches 67 16.8.2018 Zee News : States
The death toll in the state reached 67 on Wednesday as the incessant rains claimed 25 more lives. 
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Kerala floods 2018: State disaster fund releases list of WhatsApp, landline numbers to contact 16.8.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
The situation continues to look grim in Kerala with rains hitting several districts of the state. For those interested in helping those in need, click here . The toll in rain and flood-related incidents in Kerala climbed to 67 with 25 deaths reported on Wednesday. Some carriers announced cancellation and diversion of flights in and out of Kochi after suspension of operations at the airport till Saturday. Late Wednesday, however, Kerala State Disaster Management Authority, shared some numbers that you can reach out to in case of assistance. Each district has a designated number for it. KOCHI METRO SERVICES SUSPENDED Meanwhile,  the public transport system collapsed in many parts of central Kerala with the Southern Railways and Kochi Metro today suspending their operations due to floods. Rise in flood waters in Periyar river due to continuous rains and opening of all shutters of all major dams including Mullaperiyar, Cheruthoni, part of Idukki reservoir, and Idamalayar, have severely hit life of people in ...
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