Periyar river

Rivers flow above danger mark, alert issued Kerala districts

"The water levels in the Periyar river at Marthandavarma bridge and Kalady are above the flood-warning levels. The water level in the Muvattupuzha river on Thursday was also above the danger level."

published on : 5th August 2022

10-year-old Kerala girl stays afloat in Periyar for 3.5 hours, enters record books

  Floating  in a river, that too the Periyar, is no easy task.

published on : 27th July 2022

Kerala: Father kills two children before killing self in Kochi

The father was identified as Ullas Hariharan of Palarivattom.  

published on : 4th June 2022

Greens fear Periyar water diversion project would cause scarcity in Kochi

KINFRA plan aims to draw water from Thottumugham to cater to the industrial sector

published on : 5th May 2022

And quiet flows the polluted Periyar river as neglect stagnates action plan

Except for the PCB, none of the departments involved has submitted proposals or inputs

published on : 22nd April 2022

Vinod Pallathu - saviour to those drowning in Periyar river

Vinod Pallathu, a citizen warden with fire and rescue services, never hesitates to enter water to save lives, reports Anu KuruvilLa

published on : 13th February 2022

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

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

Idukki residents take out protest march as TN opens Mullaperiyar dam without warning

Tamil Nadu had opened 10 of the 13 shutters of the dam in the wee hours of Thursday to let out nearly 10,000 cusecs of water from the dam which ultimately resulted in water levels rising

published on : 2nd December 2021

Car falls into the river at Kerala's Kalamassery after wall of service centre collapses

While police said that no casualties have been reported in connection with the incident, the car was totally damaged.

published on : 14th November 2021

No amount of rejuvenation can perpetuate 126-yr-old Mullaperiyar dam, Kerala tells SC

Kerala government said the only permanent solution for removing the "eternal threat owing to the safety concerns" of the dam is to build a new dam in the downstream reaches of the existing dam.

published on : 9th November 2021

AIADMK lashes out at Kerala government, ruling DMK in Tamil Nadu on Mullaperiyar dam issue 

Southern neighbours Kerala and Tamil Nadu are locked in a row over the safety of the 126-year-old dam, with the former saying it is not safe while Tamil Nadu insists that is not the case.

published on : 1st November 2021

Kerala: Calm Periyar river soothes villagers downstream

Water level in river rises only by 0.5ft, though two spillway gates of Mullaperiyar dam opened, say residents

published on : 30th October 2021

Floodgates of Idukki dam opened, Periyar river in spate

Three shutters of Cheruthoni dam raised by 35cm, releasing one lakh litres of water per second , 64 families from five panchayats on banks of river shifted to camps as precautionary measure

published on : 20th October 2021

Supreme Court agrees to hear plea on Mullaperiyar dam, says Kerala flood situation grave

The plea seeks a decision on disaster management steps in the background of the floods, confusion between Kerala and TN Chief Ministers as water in the Mullaperiyar Dam has crossed 142-ft threshold.

published on : 16th August 2018

Kerala opens Idukki dam shutter after 26 years as water level crosses crucial 2398 ft mark

The water level recorded in Idukki Dam on Thursday was at 2398.80 ft, which is only 0.20 ft away from issuing red alert.

published on : 9th August 2018

Form panels to deal with disasters at Mullaiperiyar dam site: Supreme Court

Separate committees by Union, TN, Kerala govts will have nothing to do with life span, safety of dam; Attorney-General says Centre has taken up checks on 5K dams

published on : 12th January 2018