Shops and trading establishments remained closed in Idukki, Ernakulam, Alappuzha and Kottayam districts on Tuesday in response to a call for hartal by Kerala Congress (Mani) and Kerala Congress (Ja

With a by-election to the Kerala assembly to be held soon, Leader of Opposition V.S.

Hartal demanding decommissioning of reservoir total in Idukki district

Kerala saw widespread protests on the Mullaperiyar dam issue on Monday, with people agitating for its decommissioning in five districts and the State capital.

Protests are mounting in Kerala over the Mullaperiyar dam issue.

Hundreds of youth are planning to conduct an indefinite hunger strike in the capital city demanding the reconstruction of the Mullapperiyar Dam after they were inspired by a message on Facebook.

Chalakudy River is yearning for a lifeline. Chalakudy River, the fifth largest river in the State, is faced with a series of risks including sand-mining, release of untreated effluents from an industrial unit and improper disposal of solid waste.

The environmental monitoring programme on water quality of the Chalakudy River Basin carried out by the Kerala State Council for Science Technology and Environment has brought out the challenges faced by the river.

KOCHI: In the wake of the Kerala High Court order on waste dumping, the Kochi Corporation is planning to put a blanket ban on plastic carry bags.

While initiating steps to implement the directions as per the court order, the Kochi Corporation will also consider the viability of a total ban on plastic bags, said TK Ashraf, chairman, Health Standing Committee.

The Centre on Wednesday appealed to Tamil Nadu and Kerala to amicably settle the issue of Mullaperiyar Dam between them and expressed its willingness to play a role of “facilitator”.

Draft proposals for formation of authority

Total coliform count exceeds permissible limits: PCB

Investigations by the State Pollution Control Board (PCB) have revealed heavy pollution of wells at select locations in Ernakulam district.
The monitoring agency found that the total coliform (bacteria) count exceeded the permissible limits at various sites. The wells identified for the water quality monitoring programme were located at Vyttila, Edayar, Brahmapuram, Eloor and Kalamassery.