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Draft Dam Safety Bill has several lacunae: Jayalalithaa

Drawing attention to lacunae in the draft Dam Safety Bill, 2016, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa on Sunday said there is no pressing necessity for a central legislation on the issue as state governments have necessary expertise.

Congress demands all-party meeting on Mullaperiyar dam

The Congress in Kerala has asked the Pinarayi Vijayan government to convene an all-party meeting to discuss the concerns raised after the Chief Minister's reported statement that the Mullaperiyar dam is safe.

Tamil Nadu withdraws plea from SC for security at Mullaperiyar dam

Tamil Nadu withdraws plea from SC for security at Mullaperiyar dam

Tamil Nadu government today withdrew its interim plea seeking deployment of CISF to protect Mullaperiyar dam in Kerala after the Supreme Court objected to filing of such pleas in an already decided case.

Only solution to Mullaperiyar is new dam: Chandy

The only permanent solution to the Mullaperiyar dam is a new dam, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said on Wednesday.

Kerala wants PM's intervention to resolve Mullaperiyar issue

With concerns over water level in Mullaperiyar dam nearly touching the permissible limit of 142 feet, the Kerala government on Tuesday expressed anxiety over Tamil Nadu's "indifferent" attitude and said the state would be taking legal options.

Water level in Mullaperiyar dam inches towards 142 feet, Chandy writes to Jayalalithaa

The water level in the dam in Idukki district touched 141.8 feet this afternoon, district administration sources said.

Mullaperiyar Dam water level: Kerala to take up matter with Centre

Kerala government will take up with Centre the state's safety concern over rising water level in the Mullaperiyar reservoir.

Mullaperiyar dam: Vaiko criticises Tamil Nadu govt's stand

MDMK leader Vaiko on Tuesday criticised the Tamil Nadu government for filing an affidavit in the Supreme court seeking CISF deployment for Mullaperiyar dam in Kerala in view of perceived threats by LTTE.

Vaiko demands protection for Mullaperiyar Dam

Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) general secretary Vaiko on Saturday called for protection to be accorded to the Mullaperiyar Dam on the Periyar River, claiming that the Kerala government wants to destroy it.

IB inspection of Mullaperiyar Dam: Chandy lodges protest with Rajnath

 Kerala Government on Friday lodged its protest with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh over an alleged security inspection conducted by central Intelligence Bureau (IB) across the contentious Mullaperiyar Dam, without informing the state government.

Mullaperiyar dam: SC notice to Kerala for CISF deployment

Mullaperiyar dam: SC notice to Kerala for CISF deployment

The Supreme Court on Friday sought response from the Kerala government on Tamil Nadu's plea that security of Mullaperiyar dam be handed over to CISF.

25 TPDK activists held for trying to show black flag to MoS

Twenty-five activists of a fringe Tamil outfit were arrested here on Friday while trying to stage a black flag demonstration against union minister Giriraj Singh over the Centre's "failure" to solve Tamil Nadu's water disputes with other states.

Tamil Nadu moves SC seeking CISF deployment for Mullaperiyar dam

The Supreme Court on Friday sought Centre's response on a plea by Tamil Nadu government seeking deployment of CISF for protection of Mullaperiyar dam in Kerala.

Kerala's struggle to be sober triggers political tremors

Kerala's struggle to be sober by living down its reputation for high per capita alcoholic consumption sparked political tremors during 2014 even as the ruling Congress-led UDF maintained its sway in the Lok Sabha polls winning more than half the seats up for grab.

TN CM urges PM to withdraw MoEF clearance on new dam

 Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Saturday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to direct the withdrawal of a clearance given by Ministry of Environment and Forests to Kerala Government for conducting an Environmental Impact Assessment for constructing a new Mullaperiyar dam.

Support raising Mullaperiyar dam to 152 ft: TN to Kerala

A day after the Supreme Court rejected Kerala's plea to review its May 7 verdict holding as safe the Mullaperiyar dam, Tamil Nadu Assembly on Thursday adopted a resolution urging the neighbouring state to extend support to raise it to 152 feet.

Mullaperiyar dam issue: SC rejects Kerala govt's plea to review its verdict

The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed the Kerala government's plea to review its May 7 verdict on Mullaperiyar dam issue in which it had held the 120-year-old dam safe and allowed Tamil Nadu to raise water level to 142 feet and ultimately to 152 feet after completion of strengthening measures on the dam.

Farmers, public block road in protest over Kerala officials action

About 500 farmers and members of the public on Wednesday blocked traffic at Lower Camp at Cumbum in this district to protest against Kerala Forest Department officials allegedly preventing PWD workers from Tamil Nadu and CISF personnel in doing maintenance work in Mullaiperiyar dam.

Mullaperiyar dam: High-level Kerala delegation to meet PM

A high-level political delegation from Kerala comprising Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and Leader of the Opposition VS Achuthanandan will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi soon to apprise the state's concern on Mullaperiyar Dam over which it had been locked in a long-drawn tussle with Tamil Nadu.

Tamil Nadu should understand concerns on rising water level: Kerala CM

With the water level in the Mullaperiyar dam touching the contentious 142 foot mark, the Kerala government Monday urged Tamil Nadu to "understand" its concerns over the dam's stability, while indicating that it had no problems sharing water with its neighbour.