1. Use chilli powder on police, says CPM leader

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    This is taking its fascination for the colour red a bit too far. Kerala CPI(M) state committee member M V Jayarajan asked party workers to store water mixed with chilli powder to counter police if they continued to “harass” them under the pretext of probe. “CPI-M activists should store water...
  2. CPI(M) goes red in the face in Kerala

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    The knives are out in the sickle and hammer party. Former chief minister V S Achuthanandan, for long at the receiving end of the Pinarayi Vijayan-led faction within the Kerala CPI(M), seems to have decided to take the bull by the horns. His visit to slain Revolutionary Marxist Party leader...
  3. Kerala’s only tribal village under threat

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    Kerala has decided to seek the intervention of National Biodiversity Authority (NBA) to conserve and preserve the traditional way of life of the state’s only tribal village, Idamalakkudi. IANS reports that a team of the Kerala State Biodiversity Board (KSBB) recently visited the village inhabited by Muthuvan tribe, and found...
  4. Mullaperiyar – a sponsored hysteria

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    The hysteria, the hype, the fear and the anxiety created by the political fraternity and their caucus on the Mullaperiyar water bomb has now developed cold feet. The politicians, left, right and centre, flowered, and as usual, started off a political game, with an eye on the Piravam by-election. Every...
  5. Water for Tamilnadu, Safety for Kerala

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    By Oommen Chandy The stability of Mullaperiyar dam has always been a source of anxiety in Kerala. However, in the past few days anxiety has given way to panic. The immediate cause of this panic is the repeated tremors experienced in the vicinity of the Mullaperiyar dam. There have been...
  6. SOS from Mullaperiyar

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    By Rima Kallingal For the last four days `Mullaperiyar’ has been trending on twitter and the regional media in Kerala has focussed attention on the danger a weak, 116-year-old Mullaperiyar dam (constructed over the headwaters of Periyar river) poses to 35 lakh lives in four districts (Idukki, Ernakulam, Kottayam and...