Only soil dislocation nearby

People at risk during rain as soil may fall in chunks

Chances of tremor ruled out

Thiruvananthapuram: The fracture in the ground reported from an area near the Neyyar dam is the result of soil dislocation, a localised phenomenon that poses no danger to the dam, scientists from the Centre for Earth Science Studies (CESS) reported on Monday.


In response to a questionnaire from empowered committee

Kerala to submit that the new dam could be completed in four years, once it got clearance

The State will also maintain that there is no need to raise the water level in the reservoir

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala will file a two-part affidavit before the empowered committee of the Supreme Court on Monday, clarifying its position on rais

Thiruvananthapuram: The State-wide campaign against the pesticide Endosulfan has received a shot in the arm with over 3,000 students of the Holy Angels Convent Higher Secondary School here pledging their support.

Members of the National Green Corps (NGC) Eco Club in the school shot off e-mails to the Prime Minister and the Union Minister for Environment and Forests, urging the Centre to declare

Objectives: poverty alleviation, food security
311 SHGs selected for the project
Project cost put at Rs.6.99 crore
Thiruvananthapuram: As many as 311 women self-help groups across the State have been selected for an experimental cluster project in dairy farming launched by the Department of Animal Husbandry.

The project Gramarasmi has been designed to promote dairy farming as a group activit

KALPETTA: The Mananthavadi Tribal Plantation Co-operative (MTPC) Limited, launched to rehabilitate bonded tribesmen three decades ago, is expanding its domain by creating job opportunities for tribespeople through a hospitality venture under the brand name En Uru.

The project envisages setting up of a tribal haat, a combination of food plaza and crafts bazaar modelled on the Dilli Haat in New D

Kasaragod: Protests against the use of Endosulfan mounted on Monday as the town witnessed a series of marches and meetings by various organisations and parties seeking a complete ban on the pesticide and a comprehensive rehabilitation package for the victims' families.

The Anti-Endosulfan Campaign Committee observed a fast near the Collectorate. It was inaugurated by Leela Kumari Amma.

It will cover 18,000 households in Wayanad
Detailed report to be submitted on Monday
KALPETTA: A team of Health officials headed by Neetha Vijayan, District Medical Officer, began a survey to assess the impact of extensive pesticide application in the district on Friday.

The survey was being organised as per the direction of the State Health Directorate following recent reports on the widespr

Minister has proposed a study by an inter-disciplinary team
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The government of Kerala is taking an ambivalent stand on further studies on the effects of Endosulfan on human population even as Union Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh is likely to arrive here this month for discussing the issue.

Kochi: The Thrissur Corporation Secretary on Thursday informed the Kerala High Court that the Corporation was taking urgent steps to identify and acquire necessary land for establishing zonal compost treatment plants at Ollur.

In an action taken report (ATR), the Secretary told a Bench comprising Justice Pius Kuriakose and Justice P.S.

KOCHI: A.C. Jose, former MP, said here on Thursday that the State government must and could initiate action against the use of Endosulfan in the State. Instead, it was blaming the Centre for not banning the harmful pesticide that was used mainly in cashew farms owned by the Plantation Corporation of Kerala.