Ground Penetrating Radar to be used to locate bodies buried in Idukki landslide

A massive mound of earth and slush, triggered by heavy rains, had flattened a row of 20 one-room row houses made of tin and asbestos sheets, which housed at least 82 workers, at Pettimudi in Rajamala on August 7.

Aug 16, 2020, 15:51 PM IST

Death toll in Kerala's Idukki district landslide increases to 52

Search and rescue operations continue in Kuttanada, Allapuzha, Munnar, Teekoi and Kottayam.

Aug 11, 2020, 16:38 PM IST

Idukki landslide death toll rises to 43; 17 more bodies recovered, search operation in full swing

Three days after settlements of estate workers were swept away by devastating landslides at Pettimudi near Rajamala, various agencies engaged in the rescue operations on Sunday recovered 17 bodies. 

Aug 09, 2020, 21:08 PM IST

Death toll in Kerala landslides rises to 24; search on to locate missing persons

The weatherman has issued a red alert for the district on Saturday and Sunday.

Aug 08, 2020, 20:28 PM IST

Major landslide in Kerala's Idukki district; 5 dead, 80 tea estate workers feared trapped

As per reports, the landslide took place at Rajamala near Munnar, a popular tourist spot in the Idukki district. 

Aug 07, 2020, 12:46 PM IST

Kerala records 1.96 crore tourists arrivals in 2019, highest in 24 years

Of the 14 districts, Ernakulam attracted the largest number of tourists (45,82,366), followed by Thiruvananthapuram (33,48,618), Thrissur (25,99,248) and Idukki (18,95,422).

Mar 06, 2020, 20:17 PM IST

Idukki Lok Sabha Constituency of Kerala: Full list of candidates, polling dates

Here is the full list of candidates contesting the Lok Sabha election in 2019 from Idukki Lok Sabha Constituency of Kerala. 

Apr 15, 2019, 16:30 PM IST

Idukki Lok Sabha Constituency

Idukki constituency covers seven assembly segments –  Thodupuzha, Devicolam which is reserved for members of Scheduled Castes, Idukki, Udumbanchola, Peermade, Muvattupuzha and  Kothamangalam.

Apr 12, 2019, 20:09 PM IST

Kerala floods: First commercial flight lands at Kochi naval base; death toll at 210

The Alliance Air flight took off from Bengaluru and landed at INS Garuda, a naval air station. 

Aug 20, 2018, 09:37 AM IST

Kerala rains: Death toll rises to 26; third red alert issued, 24 dam shutters opened

In an unprecedented development, shutters of 24 dams in different parts of the state have been opened.

Aug 10, 2018, 07:00 AM IST

At least 20 dead in Kerala due to flooding, landslides triggered by incessant rains

Idukki district remained the worst hit with maximum 10 deaths.

Aug 09, 2018, 13:11 PM IST

Viral video: Baby elephant's day out at Kerala's Munnar town

A wild elephant calf, which got separated from its calf, walked into the Munnar town on the outskirts of Idukki district of Kerala. 

May 18, 2018, 19:29 PM IST

Encroachment: Kerala Power Minister hits out at Achuthanandan

Kerala Power Minister M M Mani today hit out at CPI(M) veteran V S Achuthanandan for criticising his stand on encroachment of government land in the tourist town of Munnar in Idukki district.

Mar 30, 2017, 16:21 PM IST

Artificial Chinese eggs making way into Kerala? Health Minister to order probe

With artificial Chinese eggs reportedly making their way into certain parts of Kerala, state Health Minister K.K. Shylaja on Wednesday said a probe would be launched to find out the truth.

Oct 12, 2016, 13:47 PM IST

Kerala Assembly polls: Cong MLA expresses willingness to withdraw candidature

Congress MLA Benny Behanan, a key aide of Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, on Monday expressed his willingness to withdraw his candidature, alleging that KPCC chief VM Sudheeran is against his renomination from Thrikkakkara Assembly constituency in Ernakulam.

Apr 04, 2016, 16:18 PM IST

Vaiko writes to Kerala CM Oommen Chandy on temple festival in Idukki

MDMK founder Vaiko has written to Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy seeking permission for holding a three-day temple festival in Idukki district.

Mar 01, 2016, 13:13 PM IST

Consumption practice of tribes pose threat to endangered frog

Indian Purple Frog, an endemic and endangered amphibian found exclusively in the biodiversity hotspot of Western Ghats, is facing extinction threats due to the consumption of tadpoles by local tribes.

Sep 24, 2015, 13:24 PM IST

Parents marry off minor girl to moneylender; case registered

 In a shocking incident, parents of a minor girl hailing from a remote village at Nedumkandam in Kerala's Idukki district allegedly married off their daughter to a man more than double her age to clear off a debt taken from him.

Apr 12, 2015, 15:31 PM IST

Idukki to get India's first hi-speed rural broadband network

 India's first hi-speed rural broadband network would be commissioned in Kerala's high range Idukki district on Monday, ushering in a new era of Digital India.

Jan 11, 2015, 19:04 PM IST

Mullaperiyar dam issue: Kerala steps up measures as water level rises

With the water level in the Mullaperiyar dam on Tamil Nadu border touching 141 feet, Kerala has put in place contingency plans for the safety of the people which included evacuation of families from vulnerable areas as at least one shutter of the reservoir could be opened any time.

Nov 15, 2014, 22:38 PM IST