In a small, hilly district of south Gujarat lies the story of a people moving out of the shadow of war and death, guns and bullets to embrace peace and prosperity. It is the story of bravery in the face of death, of battling armed Maoists who are slicing through India's tribal heartland, challenging the writ of the state.

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Amidst the confusions over removal of check dams in Munnar, the Irrigation Department has now authorised the District Collector of Idukki to take necessary action against any illegal check dam in Munnar.

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The order issued by Revenue Principal Secretary Nivedita P Haran states that followup actions on the issue will be taken based on the land board award of 1974.

Kochi: The Kanan Devan Hill Plantation Company on Thursday filed three writ petitions in the Kerala High Court challenging the notices issued by the Idukki District Collector to demolish two check-dams on its Letchmi and Chanduvurrai estates and remove an electric fencing erected at its rose plantation in Munnar.

George Joseph / Kochi February 04, 2010, 0:56 IST

In a sequel to its decision to demolish two check dams on tea plantations partly owned by the Tata Group in the Munnar region, the Kerala government has issued a notice to remove the electric fencing in the disputed area.

George Joseph / Kochi February 03, 2010, 0:23 IST

As part of a move against illegal construction and land acquisition at the tourist centre of Munnar in Idukki district, the Kerala government decided today to demolish two check dams constructed without permission of the government by the Tata Group. The Tata Group strongly denied the charge and said theere had been no illegality at any point.

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The LDF has finally decided to crack the whip on Tata. As the first step, the illegal check dam constructed by Tata at Chappakkulam in Munnar will be demolished.

The present study attempts to delineate aquifers in the piedmont zone of Himalayan foothill region in Pathri Rao watershed, district Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India by using integrated hydrogeologic and geophysical techniques. The geophysical techniques included vertical resistivity soundings, two-dimensional resistivity image profiling and electromagnetic surveys.

An action plan has been chalked out to construct ten check dams at a cost of Rs 10 lakh in all the Gram Panchayat of the taluk under Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, revealed legislator N H Shivashankara Reddy.

The Maoists have been at the helm of the movement in Lalgarh right from its inception. Even as they organised the resistance to state repression, they put in place, at a rudimentary level, an alternative programme of development based on the people