Tuesday, 27 December 2011

No Christmas celebrations for Kerala’s dam-hit .

Lakhs of people in Kerala living in the shadow of danger posed by the 116-year-old Mullaperiyar dam will skip the Christmas celebrations. Activists of the anti-Mullaperiyar dam agitation council, whose stir for an end to the anxieties caused by the time-weakened dam would enter the sixth year on Sunday, will observe a fast as a mark of intensification of their agitation and protest against the political parties and their leaders who have not yet done anything convincing to alleviate the fears. The council represents over 3.5 lakh people living in the downstream areas of the reservoir between Mullaperiyar and Idukki and its leaders have been on a relay fast demanding an end to their anxieties since the Christmas of 2006. “You can’t celebrate when you are living in perpetual fear,” said Paul Mathew, an activist. Several leader are expected to join the council’s activists in their fast at Chappath, the first village to be washed away if the dam breaks, on the Christmas day, but Paul says that the council is not prepared to trust them anymore. “The parties joined the stir last month with much publicity. But they betrayed us by ending their stir at the first available opportunity,” he said. However, the hunger strikes will mark this year’s Christmas in the towns and villages in the 50-km stretch between Mullaperiyar and Idukki that might get obliterated if the old dam breaks. Reports indicate that a minimum of 50 centres on this stretch will witness fasts on the Christmas day apart from those in other parts of the State.

Saturday, 17 December 2011

India Travel Vaccinations

Travel Insurance Travel insurance is necessary for travelling to India and it also acts as an additional security in the case of unanticipated contingences like cancellation or interruption of travel plans, lost or damaged luggage, travel delays, accident, etc. Foreigners, who are not covered by travel insurance, shall be compounded by a financial burden in case of any personal tragedy. Though each and every mishap is not covered by travel insurance, still, it covers most of the unfortunate circumstances. Check the small print of your insurance policy carefully to see if there is any exclusion. If anything goes wrong, you need to file a claim. For the purpose, keep your boarding passes, ticket copies and receipts for expenses paid during your trip as a proof.

Indian Money

Indian Money Indian currency is known as Rupee abbreviated as INR. The Indian money is available in denominations of Rs.1, Rs.2, Rs.5, Rs.10, Rs.20, Rs.50, Rs.100, Rs.500 and Rs.1000. One rupee consists of a hundred paise which are in denominations of 10p, 25p and 50p. However, these paise are rarely used. Coins are available for Rs.1, Rs.2, Rs.5 and Rs.10. Changing money in India can be a very cumbersome process especially in small towns, thus the visitors are advised to change a substantial amount at one time. All the banks do not accept Travellers' cheques. Make sure to change the money at accredited bureaus only; changing at any other place is illegal and also runs the risk of being counterfeit. Foreigners have no restrictions on the amount of foreign currency or travellers' cheques and they can import any amount, provided he/she has filled a declaration form on arrival. This will help in exchanging your currency at the time of arrival as well as the taking back your unspent currency at the time of leaving. Money can be easily changed at the airport, some hotels and several branches of International foreign exchange providers.

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Clothes to wear Indian summers are too hot, thus foreigners who plan their visit from March to July, they can carry light cottons. Wear clothes that are not very revealing. Winters fall in the months of October to February in India are quite cold, especially in the Northern India. Visitors who wish to come during this period are advised to carry sufficient warm clothing. Monsoons in India fall from July to September, and these months make the weather extremely humid. Some religious places in India have dress codes, like covering your head, being barefoot, etc. Tourists are advised to comply with them, so as not to seem offensive towards the religious sentiments of the concerned community

Indian Visa

Indian Visa To get a visa for India, you need to submit a number of documents, which are: Visa application form Passport, having a minimum validity of six months on the date of application. Two identical passport sized photographs Supporting documents, depending upon the type of visa Visa fee Visitors also need a valid permit to visit certain restricted/protected areas. They must fill up their Disembarkation/ Embarkation cards on arrival/departure. Foreigners visiting India, who hold long-term visas (more than 180 days), are required to obtain a Registration Certificate and Residential Permit from the nearest Foreigners' Registration Office (FRRO) within 15 days of arrival. The foreigners registered at FRRO are required to report change of their addresses. Certificates of registration issued by the Registration Officers should be surrendered to the immigration officer at the port/check post of exit from India. Passengers embarking on journeys to any place outside India from a Customs airport / seaport are required to pay a Foreign Travel Tax (FTT) of Rs.500 to most countries and Rs.150 on journeys to Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the Maldives.

facts and information on India

Name India, also known as Bharat or Hindustan. Area 3,287,263 sq. km Population 1,028 million (as per 1 March 2001) Capital New Delhi Religion India is a secular country where many religions co-exist. Coastline length 7,600 km Languages There are 22 different languages that have been recognised by the Constitution of India, of which Hindi is an Official Language. Article 343(3) empowered Parliament to provide by law for continued use of English for official purposes. Climate India experiences three major seasons - winters, summers and Monsoon. States and Union Territories India has 28 states and 7 Union Territories Government Democratic form of Government Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh President Mrs Pratibha Devisingh Patil Currency Rupees National Anthem Jan Gana Mana National Emblem Replica of the Lion Capital of Sarnath National Flag Horizontal tricolour in equal proportion of deep saffron on the top, white in the middle and dark green at the bottom. In the centre of the white band is a wheel in navy blue colour. National Animal Tiger National Bird Peacock National Flower Lotus National Tree Banyan National Fruit Mango National River The Ganga or Ganges National Aquatic Animal River Dolphin National Calendar The national calendar is based on the Saka Era, with Chaitra as its first month and a normal year of 365 days. National Song Vande Mataram National Game Hockey National Currency Rupees, denoted by symbol Rs. Time Zone The Indian time zone, Indian Standard Time (IST) is 5.5 hours (5 hours and 30 minutes) ahead of the Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

India Travel Advisory

India is a land of rich cultural heritage and geographic beauty. There are many places of tourist interests in India and every year many foreign tourists from different parts of the world come to explore the eternal beauty of this Nation. Tourists come for different purposes such as tourism, business, education, family reunions, etc. Foreign nationals planning to visit India for tourism, vacations or business should check the travel advisory bulletins of their respective countries. Before finalising your plans to travel to India it is advisable to check the travel advisory notifications of your country. These travel advisories are posted with specific information regarding the health and safety for prospective travellers. Cited below are some facts and points that can be really helpful to the foreign visitors: India Facts The first thing one can notice about India is its rich culture and unique diversity. Truly India is a potpourri of various traditions, cultures, rituals, religions, casts, etc. Read on further to explore other facts and information on India

Applying for Indian Visa

Applying for Visa Visas can be applied for in person or by post at the High Commission of India based in the country from where the candidate intends to depart for India. Requirements for Visa Generally the following documents are required for obtaining Indian Visa. However, the requirement may vary from country to country. Original passport valid for at least 6 months Visa fee Two passport size photographs Supporting documents, where necessary Duly completed application form Visa for NRIs and PIOs Persons of Indian Origins and Non-Resident Indians who possess either OCI (Overseas Indian Citizenship) or PIO card don't need Indian Visa. OCI and PIO give them the freedom to visit India without visa. OCI and PIO cards are multi-purpose life long visa for visiting India. However, those NRIs and PIOs who don't have OCI or PIO card can apply for and get Indian visa through the procedure mentioned above.

Study in India

The Indian education system has conquered a strong position in international circuit. India is a popular destination for higher education amongst foreign students as the country has an unparalleled variety of academic courses. A large number of students fly to India every year from all corners of the globe to satisfy their desire for learning more. Studying in India, the second largest higher education network in the World is an enriching experience in itself. A welcoming atmosphere, non-discriminative approach and an assured educational and career growth is what attracts students from all over the world to India and assured educational and career growth. There are universities focusing on the study of medicine, arts and language, journalism, social work, business, commerce, planning, architecture, engineering, and other specialised studies. Most Indian universities teach in English Medium and conduct special language classes for those weak in English. India has an impressive list of universities and colleges sprawled across its major states and cities, which have inducted numerous foreign students from time to time. With 343 universities and 17000 colleges, India offers a wide spectrum of courses that are recognised globally. Apart from undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral courses, there are many training and diploma-level institutes and polytechnics that cater to the growing demand for skill-based and vocational education. The quality education that India offers is within the reach of every income-group considering the reasonable fee structure. With 66 distance education institutions functioning in 60 universities besides 11 open universities, India has an enlarged outreach of distance education as well. So, visit India and be a part of an educational system that lives on the values of quality, growth and truthfulness

India Medical Tourism

India is a perfect destination for medical tourism that combines health treatment with visits to some of the most alluring and awe-inspiring places of the world. A growing number of tourists are flocking in large numbers because of the superlative medical care, equipments and facilities that India offers. India excels in providing quality and cheap health care services to overseas tourists. The field has such lucrative potential that it can become a $2.3 billion business by 2012, states a study by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). In 2004, some 150,000 foreigners visited India for treatment, and the numbers have been rising by 15 per cent each year. India is in the process of becoming the "Global Health Destination" owing to the following advantages: The cost of medical services in India is almost 30% lower to that in Western countries and the cheapest in South-east Asia. Language is a major comfort factor that invites so many foreign tourists to visit India for medical and health tourism. India has a large populace of good English speaking doctors, guides and medical staff. This makes it easier for foreigners to relate well to Indian doctors. Indian hospitals excel in cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery, joint replacements, transplants, cosmetic treatments, dental care, Orthopaedic surgery and more. The medical services in India include full body pathology, comprehensive physical and gynecological examinations, audiometry, spirometry, Chest X-ray, 12 lead ECG, 2D echo Colour Doppler, gold standard DXA bone densitometry, body fat analysis, coronary risk markers, cancer risk markers, high strength MRI etc. All medical treatments and investigations are done using the latest, technologically advanced diagnostic equipments. Indian doctors have got an expertise in performing successful cardiac surgeries, bone marrow transplants, liver transplants, orthopaedic surgeries and other medical treatments. The cost of Infertility treatments in India is almost 1/4th of that in developed nations. The availability of modern assisted reproductive techniques, such as IVF, and a full range of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) services have made India the first choice for infertility treatments.

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Mullaperiyar issue who are right on dam

Kerala Congress(M) chairman and finance minister K M Mani has said that in the Mullaperiyar issue Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should stand by parties who have taken the right stance, indirectly demanding that he should agree to Kerala's demand for a new dam. "In some subjects the central government can direct the states and in the Mullaperiyar issue, too, it can instruct. The Prime Minister should take a strong position in this regard and stand by the people who are right and reject the other," said Mani while interacting with reporters here on Friday. Even the Supreme Court has said the Prime Minister can intervene, he observed. Mani also made it clear that the Kerala Congress has not withdrawn from the strike, and the party has taken a break following the Prime Minister's promise that he would interfere in the matter. "We will wait for a month and are confident that the Prime Minister would take a decision by then and bring Tamil Nadu to the negotiating table. We stopped the agitation temporarily as the Prime Minister wants a conducive atmosphere for the talks," he added. He also said that there is no difference of opinion within the party about this decision. Justifying the decision to stop the agitation for now, he said Kerala prefers an out-of-court settlement in this issue because the government does not want to prolong it through a legal battle, putting the safety of the people at stake. A cordial atmosphere is the need of the hour, he added.

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

New dam Mullaperiyar Dam

Kerala politicians led by Chief Minister Ommen Chandy today knocked the doors of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh seeking his immediate intervention in persuading Tamil Nadu to settle the Mullaperiyar Dam issue. An all-party delegation from the state met Singh and urged him to initiate a dialogue between Kerala and Tamil Nadu for arriving at an amicable settlement as early as possible, in view of the "current sense" of anxiety and fear among Keraliites. In a memorandum submitted to Singh, the delegation said no responsible government or party can afford to remain a silent spectator when people are living in constant fear of death and destruction. "Kerala has offered to construct a new dam at our cost which will ensure the same quantity of water for Tamil Nadu as they now receive. But government of Tamil Nadu has turned a deaf ear to this unambiguous proposal," it said. The delegation told the Prime Minister that there have been more than 26 tremors in the dam area since July this year, with the highest recorded magnitude being 3.8 on Richter Scale. "Along with this continued unprecedented seismic activity, the water level in the reservoir has gone above 136 feet for the past several days. These two factors have intensified the possibilities of imminent danger and have raised fear and panic among people to alarming proportions. "It is unfortunate that this anxiety and fear is being dismissed as overreaction," the delegation said.

Mullaperiyar decision within 10 days

Finance Minister and Kerala Congress (M) leader K.M. Mani has said that his party will launch “the second phase of the agitation for a new dam at Mullaperiyar if the Centre does not take a decision on the matter within ten days.” Inaugurating a seminar organised by the party at Mannarkkad on Monday, Mr. Mani said that “if the Centre failed to take a decision on the new dam, the Kerala Congress will be forced to launch the second phase of its agitation. Then the tone and style of it will change,” he warned. He said that any disaster at Mullaperiyar would not only affect five districts but the entire State and the country as a whole. This national disaster should be avoided by constructing a new dam. He urged leaders of the national political parties like the Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party, Communist Party of India (Marxist) and Communist Party of India to visit Mullaperiyar and the threatened districts to study the ground realities and find out the truth about the real danger from the old dam. Mr. Mani said that Kerala wanted safety for its people and the State was willing to give water to Tamil Nadu. The dam was allowed to be constructed to provide water to Tamil Nadu. It was done for a good cause. So there should not be any doubt for Tamil Nadu that it would not get the same water from Mullaperiyar with the new dam. He said that some anti-social elements created troubles in Mullaperiyar by attacking some people from Tamil Nadu. But the State government had taken steps to put down such incidents and any attempt to create trouble would be dealt with an iron hand. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa had also taken steps to prevent any attack on Keralites in Tamil Nadu. That was a welcome step to preserve the age old cordial relations between the two neighbours, he said. Water Resources Minister P.J. Joseph said it was not a misinformation that keeping the water level at 136 ft was dangerous to the dam and the people living downstream. Since the area was in the seismic zone there was great danger, he said. The Minister said that he was leaving for Delhi to assist the lawyers appearing for Kerala in the Supreme Court on the Mullaperiyar dam issue. The meeting was presided over by Kerala Congress (M) district president K.V. Mani. Thomas Unniyadan, MLA; K. Francise, former MP; Joy Abraham, P.C. Joseph, former MLAs, and other leaders spoke.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Tag of war over dam

cool down on Mullaperiyar

The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked Tamil Nadu and Kerala to cautiously deal with the Mullaperiyar dam dispute and not add "fuel to fire". The court sternly warned the two states "sense and sensibility must prevail". The Tamil Nadu government has accused the Kerala government of whipping up a "fear psychosis" on Mullaperiyar row. A public campaign has been building up in Kerala demanding that a new dam built to replace the "dangerous one. The Supreme Court also asked the Centre to respond to petitions that central forces be deployed at the dam site. According to Kerala, the dam in its Idukki district - which meets the irrigation needs of southern Tamil Nadu - is fragile and poses grave danger. "Seven million people can get washed away if the dam collapses. Twenty-six tremors have been recorded at the site of the dam in the last 11 months," said State water resources minister PJ Joseph in November. Kerala wants to construct a new dam at the site to replace the old structure. It also wants the existing dam's storage height to be reduced from the current 136 feet to 120 feet. Tamil Nadu, which opposes a new dam, wants the storage height to be raised to 142 feet. According to the state, the lowering of the storage capacity of the dam earlier, at the behest of Kerala, had resulted in great losses.

Monday, 12 December 2011

Mullaperiyar: Assembly passes resolution

The Kerala Assembly Friday unanymously passed a resolution under Rule 275 demanding permission for construction of a new dam at Mullaperiyar. The resolution moved by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy also demanded immediate reduction of water level in the dam to a height of 120 ft. The resolution noted that repeated tremors, age and heavy rains have sevelely affected the safety of the

TN’s rights over Mullaperiyar

Seeking to assert Tamil Nadu's rights over Mullaperiyar dam, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Sunday said a special Assembly session would be convened on December 15 to pass a resolution that the state will not give up rights over it due to 'imaginary threats' on its safety and security. "A special Assembly session will be convened on December 15 at 11 AM to pass a resolution that this state will not give up our rights over Mullaperiyar because of the imaginary threat to the safety and security of the dam," she said in a statement. Jayalalithaa said her government believed the "solution to this problem lies in presenting sound technical and scientific data to the Supreme Court and convincing it about the justness of our stand." "With regard to the present issue, neither my people nor I and my government have got anything against the people of Kerala or their government. We have no quarrel with the people of Kerala." "Therefore, destroying their (Keralites' in Tamil Nadu) property or causing injury to them and in the process also causing ourselves pain and hardship is not a solution," she said. Urging the public to allow the government to handle the issue scientifically and logically and not get carried away emotionally, Jayalalithaa asked people of border areas not to precipitate the situation and to disperse immmediately. The two states have been at loggerheads over the issue for long. Tamil Nadu, which receives water from the dam in Kerala's Idukki district for irrigation in its southern districts, is opposed to any move to decommission the 116-year-old structure, saying it is safe. The Kerala Assembly had on Dec 9 unanimously adopted a resolution to build a new dam to replace the reservoir and lowering the water level to 120 feet in the existing structure over which the state and Tamil Nadu are locked in a dispute.

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Mullaperiyar dam safe

The politicians in the state led by the water resources minister, Mr P.J. Joseph, rubbished the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Ms J. Jayalalithaa’s claim that the 116-year-old Mullaperiyar dam was safe. Mr Joseph termed Ms Jayalalithaa’s appeal as distortion of facts. He challenged her statement that the demand to reduce water level was to save the land mafia. “It is unfortunate that she has questioned the real intention of the people in Kerala,” he said. “People are agitated because of the dangers that the dam poses to them. We are confident that the apex court will allow us to reduce the water level from present 136 to 120 ft.” In a full page advertisement in English dailies, Ms Jayalalithaa said that the Mullaperiyar dam was safe. “It is designed to absorb moderate flood up to 4,00,000 cusecs,” she said. “Human settlement in the area is much above the reach of the flood waters of Mullaperiyar. Only illegal resorts by land gabbers will get submerged when storage is raised. Some cite this as a reason for the plea against the dam.” The finance minister, Mr K.M. Mani, also slammed Ms Jayalalitha’s appeal. He said that the State did not require her permission to construct the dam at Mullaperiyar. “When it comes to safety of the people there is no need to look into other issues,’’ he said. The Kerala Assembly unanimously passed a resolution on Friday demanding a new dam at Mullaperiyar and also urged the Tamil Nadu Government to lower the water level from the present 136 ft to 120 ft. The state is worried that a strong earthquake might damage the dam and cause widespread destruction. Experts in Kerala say that damage to Mullaperiyar dam could pose danger to the lives of over 30 lakh people living downstream.

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Mullaperiyar: AG's statement puts Govt in a spot-Asianet News Hour Dec 0...

Do Something.. @ Mullaperiyar.. Song by Swasthika


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