Bengaluru News: SC refuses to intervene in CWCA order to Karnataka govt in Cauvery water issue
Bengaluru News: The raging Cauvery river water dispute continued on Thursday between two southern states Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, with the former maintaining that they will seek a stay on the Cauvery Water Management Authority's (CWMA) order in the Supreme Court. Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and his deputy DK Shivakumar on Wednesday held a meeting with central leaders in Delhi to address the issue and announced that they will appeal in the SC, citing a drought-like situation....Read More
Back home, Karnataka Congress leader N Rajanna clarified that his demand for three deputy chief ministers from diverse communities is driven by the party’s strategic considerations for the upcoming 2024 Lok Sabha elections, dismissing instigation by CM Siddaramaiah.
In Bengaluru, there could be disruptions in electricity as well as water supply today. The city still saw celebrations of the Ganesha Chaturthi festival, with apartment complexes installing idols and coming together for visarjans.
CMRS inspects KR Puram - Baiyappanahalli metro line
The Commissioner for Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) has inspected KR Puram - Baiyappanahalli metro stretch on the purple line which is likely to get launched soon. If approved, this 2km metro line is set to be operated by end of the year.
The KR Puram - Baiyappanahalli metro line will connect the east Bengaluru to parts of south and central Bengaluru. It is expected to benefit the IT employees who commute to Whitefield for work purpose.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inagurate Vande Bharat Express on Sep 24
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Vande Bharat Express between Bengaluru and Hyderabad on September 24. This is the third Vande Bharat Express for Karnataka and is expected to increase the connectivity between two IT hubs in the south India. Vande Bharat train already connects Chennai to Bengaluru and this service will also connect Karnataka's capital to Hyderabad.
Extra care could have been taken: Karnataka forest min after sudden deaths of animals in Bannerghatta zoo
After death of 16 deer and seven leopard cubs, Karnataka minister Eshwar Khandre visited the Bannerghatta zoo and conducted a meeting with the officials.
The Minister directed all the zoos in the state to be on high alert and instructed the officials concerned to take necessary precautionary measures to prevent infection of wild animals (belonging to the cat species). Noting that the Park was a very safe and protected place, Khandre termed the death of animals on such a scale as 'shocking'.
16 deer die at Bengaluru Biological Park, zoos on high alert
Sixteen deer have died at Bannerghatta Biological Park in Bengaluru due to an abdominal related disease and internecine fight, officials said on Thursday. This comes close on the heels of the death of seven leopard cubs which were infected by a highly contagious virus -- Feline panleukopenia. According to officials, 37 spotted deer were shifted from St. John's Hospital in Bengaluru to Bannerghatta Biological Park here last month. Out of them, 16 deer died due to 'hemorrhagic enteritis and endocarditis' and fighting among themselves.
'Why is Mallikarjun Kharge silent on Cauvery issue?' asks Kumaraswamy
JDS leader and former Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy questioned why Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge is quite on the ongoing Cauvery issue. He also said that the Congress party doesn't want to disappoint their ‘partner’ DMK in any manner.
Speaking to the reporters, Kumaraswamy said, “The Supreme Court refused to intervene in the Cauvery water issue and I do not understand why Congress president is not taking any stand on it. Why is Mallikarjun Kharge silent? The Congress just wants to please their alliance partner DMK.”
Have not discussed about the seat sharing: HD Kumaraswamy
Speaking to reporters HD Kumaraswamy said that there has been no discussion on seat sharing between BJP and JDS till date amid the speculations about both parties coming together for general elections.
"Neither have we thought about it (seats) so far, nor have they (BJP) proposed anything in this regard. When we discuss in the evening, we will discuss in detail about the current situation in all 28 (Lok Sabha) seats, what was the situation in the earlier election and what is the situation after the 2023 Assembly polls," he added.
HC asks BBMP to clear beggary cess dues in four months
The Karnataka High Court on Thursday asked the Bengaluru municipal corporation o transfer ₹55.65 crore dues of beggary cess collected from tax payers to the Central Relief Committee within four months. The civic body Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) had sought six months to clear the dues collected as beggary cess and said the amount has been utilised by it for other purposes. The BBMP had collected ₹600 crore as beggary cess between 2008-09 and 2022.
File an appeal to Supreme Court: Karnataka BJP asks the govt
Accusing the Siddaramaiah-led Congress government of "failure" on the Cauvery issue after the Supreme Court today refused to interfere in orders to release water to Tamil Nadu, former chief ministers B S Yediyurappa and Basavaraj Bommai on Thursday urged it to file a review petition before the apex court. The BJP leaders' attack on the state government came after the Supreme Court today refused to interfere with orders of the Cauvery Water Management Authority (CWMA) and Cauvery Water Regulation Committee (CWRC), directing Karnataka to release 5,000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu.
High time for PM Modi's intervention: DKS on Cauvery water issue
During the meeting with Jal Shakti minister in the national capital, Deputy CM DK Shivakumar sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention to resolve this matter by convening a meeting of four states -- Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry.
BJP MPs, including union ministers Shobha Karanlaje, Bhagawanth Khuba and A Narayanswamy as well as state Congress ministers, were present in the meeting.
"All MPs have supported and the Jal Shakti Minister has assured justice will be given to the state. He has asked the state officials to provide the facts and they (Centre) are also waiting for the Supreme Court decision," Shivakumar told reporters after the meeting.
Karnataka govt proposes ten-storied building for High Court
The Karnataka government has proposed a ten-storied building for the expansion of the High Court.
The HC on August 14, 2023, directed that three proposals should be submitted to the Chief Minister who would review them and take a decision on which proposal would be implemented.
Two public interest litigations (PILs) have sought relocation of the offices in the basement of the current High Court building to a new location. Among other proposals, a 10-storied building for the expansion of the High Court is being placed before the Chief Minister, it was submitted before the High Court on Thursday.
Siddaramaiah and DK Shivakumar meet Jal Shakti min in New Delhi
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Deputy Chief Minister D K Shivakumar on Thursday called on Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat here and informed him of the state's inability to comply with the CWMA's order of releasing 5,000 cusecs of water per day till September 28 to Tamil Nadu, citing a drought-like situation. The meeting came in the backdrop of protests by farmers bodies against the release of Cauvery river water to Tamil Nadu.
Karnataka min Priyank Kharge meets Finnish Ambassador Mr. Kimmo Lähdevirta
Karnataka IT minister Priyank Kharge met Finnish Ambassador Mr. Kimmo Lähdevirta in Bengaluru on Wednesday and discussed about various collaborations.
In an X post, Priyank Kharge said, “It was delightful to meet the Finnish Ambassador Mr. Kimmo Lähdevirta. We discussed at length on areas of collaboration in education and research sectors, besides pledging to strengthen Karnataka-Finland Innovation Corridor.”
SC refuses to interfere with order directing K'taka to release Cauvery water to TN
The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to interfere with the order of Cauvery Water Management Authority (CWMA) to Karnataka on releasing 5,000 cusecs of water every day for now to Tamil Nadu.
A bench of Justices BR Gavai, PS Narasimha and Prashant Kumar Mishra while refusing to interfere in the Cauvery water dispute between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu said both CWMA and Cauvery Water Regulation Committee (CWRC) are regularly meeting and monitoring the water requirements every 15 days.
Vande Bharat Express between Bengaluru - Hyderabad to be launched on Sep 24
Karnataka is all set to get its third Vande Bharat Express on September 24 and it will commute between Hyderabad and Bengaluru. The commercial operations of this Vande Bharat Express which will connect both the IT hubs, will only begin on September 25, one day after the inauguration. Read full story
Ganesh idol immersion: Liquor sale banned in parts of Bengaluru until October 1
In view of the Ganesh idol immersion processions in the city, the Bengaluru city police have prohibited the sale of liquor from September 21 to October 1 in various police divisions of the city, said officials. "As a precautionary measure to prevent any untoward incidents during the Ganesh idol immersion in the city, the police department has ordered to ban the sale of alcohol in various police stations until September 30," said police. (ANI)
Seer remanded in 10-day police custody in cash-for-ticket case
A day after the Central Crime Branch (CCB) police arrested seer Abhinava Halashree in the cash-for-ticket scam from Cuttack in Odisha, a court in Bengaluru remanded him to 10-day police custody. The seer was produced before the Additional City Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) court, which adjourned the petition moved by the seer seeking bail to September 29.
Amid uproar over three dy CMs demand, Karnataka minister clarifies
Karnataka cooperation minister N Rajanna clarified on Wednesday that the demand for three deputy chief ministers (Dy CMs) from diverse communities is driven by the Congress party’s strategic considerations for the upcoming 2024 Lok Sabha elections, dismissing instigation by chief minister Siddaramaiah.
Dispute over land forces family to perform burial on road in Tumakuru
A body was buried on a village road as the funeral was obstructed in the local graveyard near Kataganahalli in Pavagada taluk of Tumakuru district, officials said. Eranna, a 65-year-old resident of the village, died on Sunday due to illness. The family had prepared to perform the last rites near the Raja kaluve (village canal). However, the owner of the land adjacent to the canal claimed ownership and refused to allow the funeral. Read more here
‘Our Cauvery our right’: Kannada actors Sudeep, Darshan raise voice amid row with TN
Amid the Cauvery water sharing row, Kannada superstars Darshan Thoogudeepa and Kichcha Sudeep stepped forward to voice their concern and advocate for a resolution. Read more here
Kumaraswamy to visit Delhi today to meet BJP leadership; alliance talks on agenda
JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy on Wednesday said he will be travelling to New Delhi on September 21 to meet BJP central leadership to discuss the possible alliance between both parties in Karnataka for 2024 Lok Sabha polls. Read more here