THE WEEK THAT WAS
Dam dispute between Kerala and Tamil Nadu
An all-party meeting held in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala,
November 23 proposed that the water level of the 116-year-
old Mullaperiyar dam be reduced to 120 feet to minimize the
possibility of dam failure. Politicians demanded the intervention of the federal government in settling the dispute with
Tamil Nadu, which had proposed an increase in the storage
level of the dam.
Tamil Nadu bans film
Bowing down to pressure by political parties, the Tamil
Nadu government banned the release of the film Dam999,
due to its similarity with the dam controversy .
Kanimozhi’s bail plea adjourned
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam leader Kanimozhi, who was
hopeful of getting bail in the 2G spectrum case after India’s
supreme court granted bail to five corporate executives facing
the same charges, was disappointed November 25 as the court
adjourned the hearing to November 28.
Bihar: Non-availability of test kits hampers encephalitis fight
Even though Japanese encephalitis has left 136 children dead
in Bihar’s Gaya and Muzaffarpur districts, non-availability of JE
test kits since November 9 at the government Patna Medical
Hospital College has hampered efforts in combating the scourge.
An acute shortage of pediatricians in Gaya has added to the
Ramdev threatens to launch agitation in poll-bound states
Yoga guru Baba Ramdev threatened to launch an agitation
against the United Progressive Alliance government November
23 beginning from the poll-bound states of Uttar Pradesh,
Uttarakhand, Punjab, Goa and Manipur, if the government did
not take ‘decisive’ steps to bring the Jan Lokpal Bill in the winter
session of the Indian parliament.
Jayalalithaa answers 1,339 questions in assets case
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa answered 1,339
questions related to a 15-year-old disproportionate assets case
against her before a special court in Bengaluru, November 23.
High court judge’s impeachment not unconstitutional: Apex court
India’s supreme court dismissed a Public Interest Litigation
petition November 25 and refused to declare the impeachment
proceedings initiated in parliament against former Calcutta high
court Judge Soumitra Sen, unconstitutional.
Nun’s murder case cracked: Jharkhand police
The Jharkhand police arrested seven
people November 20 for activist-nun
Valsa John’s murder and said it had
cracked the case. John was hacked to
death in Pakur district November 15 by
A mourner attends a candlelight prayer for Valsha
John at New Delhi’s India Gate
A man rides a bullock cart carrying straw through a
flooded road, after heavy rains in Chennai, November 25
Mamata, Mahashweta fallout
Uproar in parliament over foreign direct investment in retail