AS part of the efforts to overcome its worsening financial crisis, the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has launched innovative tourism packages.
A group of children at DARE school in Munnar, a centre for special education, has brought out eco-friendly gifting choices for Rakshabandhan and Onam this year.
Environment activists have raised concern about the move and indicated that they will approach the National Green Tribunal and the Centre to ensure the protection of the pristine low-elevation forest.
Although the disaster struck late at night, two men who escaped could only alert public and authorities only by 6am next day as there was no electricity or mobile phone coverage.
Meanwhile, the Kuttampuzha panchayat committee members trekked up to Pooyamkutty hydro electric project area on Saturday and is planning to pass a resolution demanding to open the road.
Twomore priests who had contracted coronavirus after taking part in the CSI South Kerala diocese annual retreat in Munnar last month died on Wednesday.
The priests and the office-bearers have been booked under the Kerala Epidemic Diseases Ordinance, 2020 and Section 269 of the IPC.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday promised action over the holding of a Covid super spreader event by the CSI South Kerala diocese in Munnar last month.
More than 100 Church of South India (CSI) priests were reportedly infected with Covid-19 after they attended the annual retreat at Munnar last month.
Farmers in Vellathooval, a quaint village in the suburbs of Munnar, were hoping for good yield after two consecutive years of deficit rain.
Driving through the winding ghat road from Neriamangalam to Munnar, tonnes of earth and trees sent tumbling down by a series of landslips welcome the odd visitor to the hill station.
The spell of torrential rain, raging floods and devastation unleashed by the landslides have indeed come as a warning for Kerala.
Though an exact figure of the overall loss incurred to Munnar is unavailable at this point, its nothing less than 750 crores, said experts.
The Kerala cabinet on Wednesday shunted out Devikulam sub-collector Sriram Venkitaraman to the post of employment and training director even as he was in the thick of his demolition derby.
The young IAS officer attracted the wrath of chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan by leading the drive to evict encroachers in Munnar.