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Kerala tourism authority blamed for 2009 boat tragedy


August 25th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 25 (IANS) A commission that probed the 2009 Thekkady boat tragedy that left 45 people dead has indicted the Kerala Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC) for grave lapses which ... Read more...

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Judicial panel starts hearings in Kerala boat tragedy


December 20th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Thekkady (Kerala), Dec 20 (IANS) Almost 15 months after a boat capsized in Kerala's Thekkady wildlife reserve leaving 45 people drowned, the one-man judicial commission appointed by the government Monday recorded statements ... Read more...

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A year after Thekkady boat tragedy, no probe, no case


September 30th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Thekkady (Kerala) Sep 30 (IANS) Exactly a year ago, 45 people died when a Kerala Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC) boat sank at the Wild Life Reserve here around 3.30 p.m. But the ... Read more...

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Thekkady boat had serious defects: Experts


October 28th, 2009 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi (Kerala), Oct 28 (IANS) The ill-fated Thekkady boat that capsized in Kerala last month leaving 45 tourists dead had serious defects, K.S. Pyarelal, head of the department of shipping at the ... Read more...

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Thekkady boat driver says officials were told of boat condition


October 22nd, 2009 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 22 (IANS) The driver of the boat that capsized at Thekkady in Kerala last month killing 45 tourists said Thursday he had informed state tourism department officials a few times ... Read more...

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Government also blamed for Kerala boat tragedy (Lead)


October 20th, 2009 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Oct 20 (IANS) The Kerala High Court Tuesday held the Kerala government and the Kerala Tourism Development Corp (KTDC) also responsible for the boat tragedy that killed 45 tourists last month, ... Read more...

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Boat tragedy: Kerala government, tourism agency also responsible


October 20th, 2009 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Oct 20 (IANS) The Kerala High Court Tuesday held the Kerala government and the Kerala Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC) also responsible for the Thekkady boat tragedy because they did not act ... Read more...

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Singer Yesudas to help Thekkady boat driver


October 8th, 2009 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 8 (IANS) Veteran playback singer K.J. Yesudas Thursday said he would provide all legal help to the driver of the ill-fated boat, which capsized Sep 30 at Thekkady lake ... Read more...

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Driver, assistant arrested in Thekkady boat tragedy


October 5th, 2009 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Thekkady (Kerala), Oct 5 (IANS) The driver of the boat that capsized last week in the lake here killing 45 people has been arrested along with his assistant, police said Monday. Victor Samuel,38, ... Read more...

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Thekkady boat was overcrowded, had inherent problems: Police


October 4th, 2009 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Thekkady (Kerala), Oct 4 (IANS) The tourist boat that capsized in a lake here Wednesday, leading to the loss of 45 lives, was overcrowded and also had inherent problems, according to a ... Read more...

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Teenager’s body found from Thekkady lake, toll 45


October 4th, 2009 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Thekkady (Kerala), Oct 4 (IANS) The body of 19-year-old Abhilash was recovered by navy divers from Kerala's Thekkady lake Sunday morning, taking the toll from Wednesday's boat capsize to 45, officials said. Abhilash ... Read more...

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Three more bodies recovered from Thekkady lake, toll 44 (Lead)


October 3rd, 2009 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Thekkady (Kerala), Oct 3 (IANS) Three more bodies, including those of a four-year-old and her mother, were found floating near the site where a boat capsized Wednesday in Thekkady lake of Kerala's ... Read more...

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Bodies of girl, mother found in Thekkady lake, toll 43


October 3rd, 2009 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Thekkady (Kerala), Oct 3 (IANS) The bodies of a four-year-old girl and her mother were found floating on Kerala's Thekkady lake Saturday morning as navy divers resumed search operations, taking the toll ... Read more...

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Kerala’s cruise capsize toll hits 42 amid confession of lapses (Roundup)


October 1st, 2009 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Thekkady (Kerala), Oct 1 (IANS) The pleasure cruise that ended in a watery grave for 42 tourists in the famed Periyar wildlife sanctuary here could have been avoided, experts said Thursday, ... Read more...

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Boat tragedy: Kerala admits lapses, lifejackets to be mandatory


October 1st, 2009 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 1 (IANS) Admitting that there had been lapses, the Kerala government Thursday said the Thekkady boat tragedy was "an accident" and would not hit tourist inflow to the state that ... Read more...

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Kerala’s Ponmudi resort to open Oct 1


September 20th, 2009 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 20 (IANS) The Kerala Tourism Development Corp (KTDC) is all set to welcome tourists at the Ponmudi hill resort that has been developed as a premium getaway and will open ... Read more...

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