The Kerala High Court recently lifted a restriction on women undertaking the annual trek. Sanal said the Agasthyakoodam trek is far tougher than other treks and only physically fit women should participate in it.
The court decision to let women scale the Agasthyakoodam peak has met resistance from members of the Kani tribe, who live on the foothills and believe the mountain range is the abode of their deity —Agasthya Muni
In 2013, when over 55 infants died in Attappadi, it mortified health observers and rang alarm bells in the corridors of the state’s health department in faraway Thiruvananthapuram. But the stagnant incidence of deaths in 2017 and 2018 prove that the crisis is in fact festering and is far from over.
After a gap of around 12 years, the Western Ghats are resplendent, clad in a purplish-blue carpet. The neelakurinji bloomed in the Anamalai hills near Munnar, a phenomenon that occurs once in 12 years.
A truck carries people past a flooded road in Thrissur, Kerala on August 18, 2018.Rescuers used helicopters and boats on Friday to evacuate thousands of people stranded on their rooftops following unprecedented flooding in the southern Indian state of Kerala that killed hundreds, officials said.
At least 22 people have been killed in landslides and rain-related incidents over the last 24 hours in Kerala, disaster management officials confirmed. Shutters of Idukki dam opened after 26 years for trial run.
Kannur International Airport (KIAL), the fourth in Kerala, will be dedicated to the nation on December 9. The airport will offer better access to travellers from north Kerala and parts of Karnataka like Coorg.
On the Sabarimala verdict, union minister Uma Bharti said the court cannot be blamed for its intervention. This comes just days after BJP President Amit Shah said that meddling with the affairs of the temple was a conspiracy by Communists in Kerala.
Three days of intense rainfall, from August 15 to August 17 brought in more than what the dams could accommodate, making it necessary to release water. This is what the Central Water Commission (CWC) report on the Kerala floods observed.