Says senior leader Venkaiah Naidu

appeal: BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu speaking at a public meeting in Ramanathapuram on Friday.

RAMANATHAPURAM: Senior leader of the the Bharatiya Janata Party Venkaiah Naidu reiterated that the party would implement the Sethu Samudram project through an alternative route without breaking the

AIADMK and PMK differ on many issues: Ramadoss

S. Ramadoss

SALEM: Pattali Makkal Katchi founder S. Ramadoss has reiterated his party

CHENNAI: Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi on Thursday gave an account of how his party had been campaigning for the implementation of the Sethusamudram Ship Canal Project.

Campaigners against the Sethusamudram shipping channel project met at the Linnean Society here to formulate a combined response to the Indian government


The stones being sold are actually coral rocks, an official of the Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park says
RAM Sethu the mythical bridge which got embroiled in a controversy over the Sethusamudram Ship Channel Project is back in the news. This time for the trade of coral rocks considered to be a part of the holy structure.

Legal Correspondent

New Delhi: Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy on Thursday questioned the Centre

The Indian Government has decided to do a re-think on the Sethusamudram project by finding an alternate route as suggested by the Supreme Court.

On Wednesday, it told the court that a six member expert committee has been appointed to look at an alternate route that will not disturb the Ram Sethu.

The panel will be headed by RK Pachauri.

The SC had earlier asked the Centre to consider a route between the fourth and the fifth alignments for the Sethusamudram project.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has constituted a six-member experts committee headed by Rajendra K. Pachauri, director-general, Tata Energy Research Institute, to look at an alternative alignment, avoiding the Ramar Sethu stretch, for implementing the Sethusamudram Shipping Channel Project.

He is the chairman of the inter-governmental panel on climate change, which shared the 2007 Nobel peace prize.

On Wednesday, Fali Nariman, senior counsel appearing for the Centre, informed the court of the constitution of the panel.

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Verdict reserved on plea against demolition of Ramar Sethu

New Delhi: Even as the Centre announced the appointment of an experts committee to consider an alternative route for the Sethusamudram project, the Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved verdict on the petitions challenging its implementation by demolishing Adam's Bridge (Ramar Sethu).


New Delhi,July 30: The Centre has formed a second expert committee on the Sethu-samudram project, asking it to examine an alternative alignment to avoid damage to "Ram Sethu". It will be headed by Dr R.K. Pachauri, Nobel Prize-winning head of the UN climate change committee and director-general of the New Delhi-based The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI).