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Kerala CM Writes To M.K Stalin To Abstain From Opening Mullaperiyar Dam At Night

Dec 02, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

On Thursday, Tamil Nadu opened eight shutters of the dam, again during wee hours of the day at around 3.00 AM, and without sufficient warning released 6,413 cusecs of water which was later increased to 8,017 cusecs at 4.00 AM by raising all 10 shutters.

CM Bommai Urges Centre To Abstain From Implementing Cauvery-Vaigai-Gundar Project Before Karnataka's Mekedatu Is Cleared

Dec 02, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The Supreme Court had on November 16 issued notices to Tamil Nadu and Puducherry seeking replies in six weeks in connection with the proposed Cauvery-Vaigai-Gundar link project.

Mullaperiyar Dam: TN Opens One Shutter Due To Rising Water Levels

The water level in the Mullaperiyar reservoir at 8.00 AM had reached 141.40 feet following heavy rains.

Kerala Rains: CM Pinarayi Vijayan Appeals Tamil Nadu To Draw Maximum Water From Mullaperiyar Dam

Oct 24, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has written a letter to his Tamil Nadu counterpart M K Stalin as the inflow to Mullaperiyar dam was 2109 c/s and the discharge level was at 1750 c/s at 4pm today.

Kerala Opens Idamalayar, Pampa Dams As Water Level Reaches Close To Danger Mark

Even though rains subsided in several parts of Kerala on Monday, after receiving heavy downpour last week, more rains are expected from Wednesday.

19 October, 2021

Kerala To Open Idukki, Idamalayar Dams Today, Issues Red Alert

Outlook Web Desk

Kerala Rains: Idukki dam, constructed across the Periyar river, is one of the highest arch dams in Asia.

29 August, 2021

Between Shells And Dams: J&K’s Gurez Valley, Where Land Is Needed And People Are Not

Ubeer Naqushbandi

The Kishenganga Project left the historically rich ‘Dard-Shin’ tribe of Gurez valley devoid of their land, identity, culture and livelihood. Now, they are facing an existential threat as fears of avalanche and other natural disasters loom large in their minds.

22 July, 2021

China Floods: 33 Dead After Heaviest Rainfall In 1000 Years


Rainwater has damaged more than 215,200 hectares of crops, causing a direct economic loss of about 1.22 billion yuan (about USD 188.6 million)

11 March, 2021

China Clears Decks To Build A Dam On The Brahmaputra In Tibet. Should India Be Worried?

Outlook Web Bureau

As a lower riparian state with considerable established user rights to the waters of the trans-border rivers, the Centre has consistently conveyed its views and concerns to China.

24 January, 2021

India, US At Growing Water Risk As 'Ageing' Dams Threaten Infrastructure: Report

Outlook Web Bureau

Approximately 3.5 million people are at risk if India's Mullaperiyar dam in Kerala, built over 100 years ago, 'fails'

21 January, 2021

China's Attempt To Build Dam On Brahmaputra Will Be Encroachment On India's Rights: Government

Outlook Web Bureau

The government also said that such an act by China will adversely affect the availability of water in its basin during the lean season.


03 December, 2020

Keeping An Eye On China's Dam Project On Brahmaputra, Says India


India will safeguard its interests on the issue of trans-border rivers, MEA said.

03 December, 2020

No Need To Be Anxious Over Brahmaputra Dam, Says China


Beijing will continue to have "good communication" with lower riparian states - India and Bangladesh

17 September, 2019

On His 69th Birthday, PM Modi Meets His Mother In Gandhinagar


PM Modi has a packed schedule and will spend most part of the day in Gujarat.

03 July, 2019

23 Feared Dead, 11 Bodies Recovered After Tiware Dam Breach In Maharashtra's Ratnagiri

Outlook Web Bureau

12 houses near the dam have been washed away. A team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), police and volunteers are present at the spot.

27 January, 2019

40 Dead In Brazil Dam Collapse, Many Feared Buried In Mud

Outlook Web Bureau

Another dam administered by Vale and Australian mining company BHP Billiton collapsed in 2015 in the city of Mariana in Minas Gerais state, resulting in 19 deaths and forcing hundreds from their homes.

22 January, 2019

Dams In Central Western Ghats Affecting Evergreen Forest, Perennial Rivers: Study

Outlook Web Bureau

Indian researchers have mapped how large-scale activities have eroded the ecosystem in central Western Ghats, a biodiversity hotspot known for its rich ecology, natural forest systems, and perennial rivers.


07 January, 2019

Guinness Book Of World Records: Polavaram Dam In Andhra Pours 32,000 Cubic Mtrs Concrete In 24 Hrs

Outlook Web Bureau

The multipurpose irrigation project in Andhra, undertaken by the private sector is being conducted with extraordinary speed to make the dam ready for irrigation purposes by June.

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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

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