Congress defends Antony over defence aircraft

The Congress on Monday criticised Chief Minister VS Achuthanandan for blaming Defence Minister AK Antony for not arranging a defence aircraft to airlift the bodies of those killed in the Thekkady boat tragedy.

Boat tragedy survivors blame lack of safety for mishap

The Kerala government on Wednesday
suspended boating in the Thekkady lake after several survivors
of yesterday`s boat tragedy blamed lack of safety measures for
the capsize that claimed 41 lives.

Boat tragedy: Kerala admits lapses, lifejackets to be mandatory

Admitting that there had been lapses, the Kerala government Thursday said the Thekkady boat tragedy was "an accident" and would not hit tourist inflow to the state that is promoted abroad as `God`s own country`.