Periyar

69-year-old Arifa VK from Ernakulam's Aluva swims across Periyar river

It was during a casual visit, along with her grandchildren, to a free swimming coaching that triggered an interest in swimming in her.

published on : 23rd January 2022

Lorry rams into, damages Periyar statue in Tamil Nadu's Villupuram

After the incident, DMK cadre staged protest by blocking roads, and the police arrested the lorry driver V Machindra Sable from Maharashtra.

published on : 21st January 2022

Tamil Nadu Police invoke Goondas Act against two Hindu Munnani workers who defaced Periyar statue

The incident took place on January 9 and there were widespread protests across Tamil Nadu with the DK and TPDK leading the charge.

published on : 19th January 2022

Chennai man 'slits wrist, throat' with debit card

A 25-year-old man allegedly slit his wrist and throat with a debit card at at house in Peravallur on Monday evening.

published on : 19th January 2022

Caste debate emerges with appointment of professor in Tamil Nadu's Periyar University

While a group of professors alleged seniors were sidelined, outfits working for the welfare of SC communities said that there was no representation of SC members in the syndicate.

published on : 19th January 2022

TN Govt to install statue for Pennycuick in his native town in England: CM

The Tamils living in Camberley have obtained permission from St Peter's Church for installing the statue of Pennycuick. 

published on : 15th January 2022

Dr Ambedkar, Thanthai Periyar awards announced

As an advocate, Chandru had dealt with criminal and civil cases in the Madras High Court.

published on : 14th January 2022

Two Hindu outfit workers held for defacing Periyar statue in TN

The duo was produced before a court and remanded to 15 days judicial custody.

published on : 11th January 2022

Periyar statue vandalised in Kovai

Police said an unidentified man was seen desecrating the statue, and efforts are on to trace him.

published on : 10th January 2022

Carbon black layer on Periyar river in Kochi, water sample to be tested

Preliminary analysis indicates the release of waste from the industrial area of Edayar to be the reason for discolouration and pollution.

published on : 10th January 2022

Police detain 17-year-old neighbour for rape of minor girl in Aluva 

Boy got acquainted with the girl through social media. They were in a relationship, say cops

published on : 10th January 2022

Statue of Periyar desecrated by unidentified people in Coimbatore

The miscreants also put a 'tilak' on the forehead of the statue, police said.

published on : 9th January 2022

Periyar statue damaged in Ponneri; man surrenders

Tension prevailed in Ponneri on Monday after a Periyar statue was found damaged and a man surrendered at the local police station in connection with the incident.

published on : 28th December 2021

Supervisory committee to have a bigger role at Mullaperiyar

The SC has accepted our plea and ordered that the committee should consult both states and decide on the quantity and time of water release.

published on : 17th December 2021

VD Satheesan urges Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan to break his silence on Mullaperiyar issue

The opposition alleged that the government has failed to take up the state's cause before the supervisory committee.  

published on : 16th December 2021
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