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Govt ensuring safety of people amid challenging flood situation: Narayan

Various parts of the state continue to reel under flood-like situation due to incessant rainfall.
Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister Dr CN Ashwath Narayan(Twitter)
Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister Dr CN Ashwath Narayan(Twitter)
Published on Aug 08, 2020 02:07 PM IST
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Bengaluru | ByAsian News International | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar

Tamil Nadu declares Cauvery delta a protected agricultural zone

Asserting that steps will be taken to enact a separate law to confer the protected status to the delta districts, he said here that only agro based industries will be encouraged on a need basis in the river Cauvery fed regions.
Cauvery river flowing in to Kallanai Dam in Tiruchirapalli district of Tamil Nadu.(PTI file photo)
Cauvery river flowing in to Kallanai Dam in Tiruchirapalli district of Tamil Nadu.(PTI file photo)
Updated on Feb 10, 2020 04:49 AM IST
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On Leonardo DiCaprio’s birthday, all the times he spread awareness about India

On Leonardo DiCaprio’s 45th birthday, here are all the times he used his stardom to spread awareness about Indian environmental causes.
Leonardo DiCaprio speaks at the 2019 Global Citizen Festival in Central Park.(Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Leonardo DiCaprio speaks at the 2019 Global Citizen Festival in Central Park.(Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Updated on Nov 11, 2019 01:08 PM IST
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Stalin urges Yediyurappa to drop Mekedatu project for the sake of Tamil Nadu-Karnataka ties

DMK chief MK Stalin has asked Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa to stop the Mekedatu dam project on Cauvery as it’s construction could impair the relationship between the two states.
Proposed Mekedatu project on Cauvery is a flashpoint between the neighbouring states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu(PTI Photo)
Proposed Mekedatu project on Cauvery is a flashpoint between the neighbouring states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu(PTI Photo)
Updated on Oct 06, 2019 09:28 PM IST
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Sadhguru: What’s wrong with actors and celebrities supporting us?

Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev defends the support extended to his environment campaign by celebs at home and abroad.
Spiritual leader and author Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev.(Photo: Raajessh Kashyap/ HT)
Spiritual leader and author Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev.(Photo: Raajessh Kashyap/ HT)
Updated on Oct 01, 2019 04:31 PM IST
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Isha Foundation slams environmental group for defaming move to save Cauvery river

Reacting to the letter, the Isha Foundation has strongly refuted the allegations and specified what the Cauvery Calling campaign actually is slamming the environmental coalition for misunderstanding the very fundamentals of the initiative.
The social outreach program that preceded the campaign involved volunteers visiting over 7,000 villages and interacting with 2.7 lakh people in the Cauvery basin.(TWITTER.)
The social outreach program that preceded the campaign involved volunteers visiting over 7,000 villages and interacting with 2.7 lakh people in the Cauvery basin.(TWITTER.)
Updated on Sep 27, 2019 10:45 PM IST
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‘Wrong precedent’: Leonardo DiCaprio urged to withdraw support to ‘Cauvery Calling’ campaign

Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio recently wrote a message on his Facebook page in support of the Isha Foundation’s ‘Cauvery Calling’ campaign.
Leonardo DiCaprio recently put a post on his Facebook page supporting a campaign for Cauvery river.(REUTERS)
Leonardo DiCaprio recently put a post on his Facebook page supporting a campaign for Cauvery river.(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 26, 2019 11:24 AM IST
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Leonardo DiCaprio lends support to Cauvery, says Indian rivers severely damaged, smaller rivers vanishing

“India’s rivers are severely endangered with many of its smaller rivers vanishing. Join Sadhguru and the Isha Foundation in their fight to preserve the Cauvery river,” the ‘Titanic’ star said in a message on his Facebook page recently.
Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio has extended his support for the ‘Cauvery Calling’, a movement initiated by the Isha Foundation.(Photo: AP)
Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio has extended his support for the ‘Cauvery Calling’, a movement initiated by the Isha Foundation.(Photo: AP)
Updated on Sep 23, 2019 11:12 PM IST
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Kangana Ranaut targets Bollywood: ‘Lot of selfish people in industry, they have indifference for country, people’

Actor Kangana Ranaut targeted the film industry for not having concern for India and its people. She was speaking about hundreds of trees being cut at Mumbai’s Aarey colony.
Kangana Ranaut said many people in Bollywood have only indifference for the country and its people.(IANS)
Kangana Ranaut said many people in Bollywood have only indifference for the country and its people.(IANS)
Updated on Sep 06, 2019 12:23 PM IST
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‘Chidambaram only a burden on earth’, says Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami

Palaniswami said despite being a Central Minister for long, Chidambaram had not addressed issues concerning the state including the Cauvery river water dispute.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami said P Chidambaram did not contribute as much when he was Union Minister during the UPA regime.(PTI)
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami said P Chidambaram did not contribute as much when he was Union Minister during the UPA regime.(PTI)
Updated on Aug 13, 2019 12:03 PM IST
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Chennai | ByPress Trust of India

Deve Gowda writes to PM Modi, asks for immediate release of relief funds

Since August 1, 42 people have lost their lives across the state, 12 people are missing and around 5.81 lakh people have been displaced after heavy rains and high inflow of water from neighbouring Maharashtra inundated large parts of the northern districts of Karnataka.
Around 5.81 lakh people have been displaced after heavy rains and high inflow of water from neighbouring Maharashtra inundated large parts of Karnataka.(ANI PHOTO.)
Around 5.81 lakh people have been displaced after heavy rains and high inflow of water from neighbouring Maharashtra inundated large parts of Karnataka.(ANI PHOTO.)
Updated on Aug 12, 2019 09:20 PM IST
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Heavy rains across Karnataka hit bus, train services

Problems related to the heavy rains in northern Karnataka have been compounded by the huge amount of water inflow into dams on the Krishna River.
NH4 at Sankeshwar in Belagavi district.(Vikram Gopal/HT image)
NH4 at Sankeshwar in Belagavi district.(Vikram Gopal/HT image)
Updated on Aug 06, 2019 03:06 PM IST
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Poor monsoon fans concerns of 2016-like water crisis in South

Poor monsoon rainfall in 2016 in the catchment area of the Cauvery river caused an acute water shortage, leading to massive protests in Bengaluru, and an escalation of tensions between the neighbouring states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
Cauvery river flowing through Mettur Dam in Tamil Nadu. The Supreme Court has increased Karnataka's share of water and directed the state to release 177.25 tmc to Tamil Nadu.(Photo: PTI)
Cauvery river flowing through Mettur Dam in Tamil Nadu. The Supreme Court has increased Karnataka's share of water and directed the state to release 177.25 tmc to Tamil Nadu.(Photo: PTI)
Updated on Jul 17, 2019 02:04 PM IST
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EPS approaches PM over Mekedatu dam clearance

This followed Union Minister for Environment and Forests & Climate Change DV Sadananda Gowda stating that his ministry would grant the necessary clearance for the controversial project.
EPS’ letter came after a letter written by authorities in Karnataka seeking environmental clearance from the MoEF came to light on Monday.(HT Photo)
EPS’ letter came after a letter written by authorities in Karnataka seeking environmental clearance from the MoEF came to light on Monday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 25, 2019 12:32 AM IST
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Political parties continue to spar on bringing water to Chennai from Vellore

With the failure of the monsoon and groundwater depletion, Chennai is facing acute water shortage. While Chennai city needs 800 million litres of water per day, the government is currently providing 525 million litres.
Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K Palaniswami on Friday announced that the government would bring water on trains from Jolarpettai in Vellore district.(PTI PHOTO)
Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K Palaniswami on Friday announced that the government would bring water on trains from Jolarpettai in Vellore district.(PTI PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 23, 2019 09:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chennai | ByM Manikandan

Lok Sabha elections 2019: In Tamil Nadu, BJP’s strategy is up against farm anger

If in the past, the party was up against voter indifference to its brand of politics and a relatively weak organization in the state, in 2019, despite an alliance with the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), the BJP faces outright anger.
In a region that has prided itself as the granary of Tamil lands for at least 2,000 years, agriculture remains central to the economy. But farmers claim their condition hasn’t been worse in living memory.(HT Photo)
In a region that has prided itself as the granary of Tamil lands for at least 2,000 years, agriculture remains central to the economy. But farmers claim their condition hasn’t been worse in living memory.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 16, 2019 07:12 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Tamil Nadu | ByTR Vivek

Fish in Cauvery face the risk of extinction

Threat Fish at risk include various mahseer species found in the river.
The Cauvery is subject to an intense range of anthropogenic impacts which act either independently or in combination to threaten the existence of fish populations and all aquatic flora and fauna, Adrian Pinder, a fisheries scientist, said.(Peter Dracup)
The Cauvery is subject to an intense range of anthropogenic impacts which act either independently or in combination to threaten the existence of fish populations and all aquatic flora and fauna, Adrian Pinder, a fisheries scientist, said.(Peter Dracup)
Published on Mar 02, 2019 03:09 PM IST
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Bengaluru | BySibi Arasu

In AIADMK’s spin to superstar Rajinikanth’s remarks, he wants fans to back NDA in TN

Days after actor Rajinikanth asked his supporters to vote for a party capable of resolving Tamil Nadu’s water crisis, the AIADMK has claimed that this was an endorsement of the AIADMK-BJP coalition.
Days after actor Rajinikanth asked his supporters to vote for a party capable of resolving Tamil Nadu’s water crisis, the AIADMK has claimed that this was an endorsement of the AIADMK-BJP coalition.(Hindustan Times)
Days after actor Rajinikanth asked his supporters to vote for a party capable of resolving Tamil Nadu’s water crisis, the AIADMK has claimed that this was an endorsement of the AIADMK-BJP coalition.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Feb 22, 2019 07:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chennai | ByM Manikandan

Rajinikanth’s decision to keep away from electoral politics will disappoint the BJP

Rajinikanth asked his supporters to vote for a party which was ready to solve water woes of the state. That was enough for BJP sympathisers to point out that it was the NDA government which recently had talked of linking the Cauvery and Godavari.
Actor Rajinikanth addresses the media outside his Poes Garden residence after a meeting with the women’s wing of Rajini Makkal Mandram (Rajini people’s forum), Chennai, February 17(PTI)
Actor Rajinikanth addresses the media outside his Poes Garden residence after a meeting with the women’s wing of Rajini Makkal Mandram (Rajini people’s forum), Chennai, February 17(PTI)
Updated on Feb 19, 2019 07:52 AM IST
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Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan likely to revoke suspensions of 45 MPs

With just two days left in the winter session, the speaker could consider a request from All India Anna Dravidra Munnetra Kazagham (AIADMK) leader and Lok Sabha deputy speaker M Thambidurai who on Friday urged her to revoke the suspension with a condition that they will not disrupt the proceedings again.
Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan is likely to revoke the suspension of 45 members who had faced action for creating ruckus in the House.(PTI)
Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan is likely to revoke the suspension of 45 members who had faced action for creating ruckus in the House.(PTI)
Updated on Jan 04, 2019 10:37 PM IST
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Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan suspends 24 AIADMK MPs, Venkaiah Naidu asks 13 to withdraw from Rajya Sabha

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan suspended 24 members of the AIADMK for five sittings for repeatedly disturbing the House on Wednesday. In the Rajya Sabha, chairman Venkaiah Naidu asked 13 members of AIADMK and DMK to leave the House for disturbing proceedings.
Both houses were disturbed over the Cauvery issue that relates to the distribution of the river water between Karnataka and Tamil Naidu.(PTI)
Both houses were disturbed over the Cauvery issue that relates to the distribution of the river water between Karnataka and Tamil Naidu.(PTI)
Updated on Jan 02, 2019 11:57 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan suspends 26 AIADMK, TDP members for five days

Twenty-six Lok Sabha members belonging to AIADMK and TDP were on Wednesday suspended for five days by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan for causing “grave disorder” in the House by storming near the podium, tearing papers and throwing them towards the Chair.
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan warned the members that she will name them. As they did not relent, she then began reading out the names of the members who had disrupted the House session.(PTI)
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan warned the members that she will name them. As they did not relent, she then began reading out the names of the members who had disrupted the House session.(PTI)
Updated on Jan 02, 2019 06:28 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByIndo Asian News Service

Cyclone-affected people unable to draw relief as banks freeze accounts

Cyclone-hit residents in Tamil Nadu’s Nagapattinam district are alleging that they are unable to draw the relief amount deposited in their bank accounts by the state government with nationalised banks having frozen them for non-payment existing farm and education loans.
Fishermen dock their boats as a precautionary measure ahead of the arrival of cyclone 'Gaja', in Chennai. Image for representation purpose only.(PTI file photo)
Fishermen dock their boats as a precautionary measure ahead of the arrival of cyclone 'Gaja', in Chennai. Image for representation purpose only.(PTI file photo)
Updated on Dec 20, 2018 10:18 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chennai | ByM Manikandan

Uproar over Rafale, dam on Cauvery disrupts Parliament for sixth consecutive day

While the Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day soon after it met at 11.00 AM, the Lok Sabha saw repeated adjournments, but managed to pass the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill amid the din.
AIADMK MPs staging a protest demonstration demanding to stop construction of Dam at Megadatu across Cauvery River in Parliament house in New Delhi on Wednesday.(Sonu Mehta/ HT Photo)
AIADMK MPs staging a protest demonstration demanding to stop construction of Dam at Megadatu across Cauvery River in Parliament house in New Delhi on Wednesday.(Sonu Mehta/ HT Photo)
Published on Dec 19, 2018 11:45 PM IST
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‘Government ready, Congress running away from Rafale discussion,’ says MoS for parliamentary affairs Vijay Goel

A dispute, be it on Rafale, the Cauvery river water, the RBI or the CBI, can only be resolved through discussion, Goel told reporters outside Parliament.
The Congress is running away from a discussion on the Rafale deal in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha, minister of state for parliamentary affairs Vijay Goel said on Tuesday while asserting that the government is ready for a debate on any issue.(PTI)
The Congress is running away from a discussion on the Rafale deal in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha, minister of state for parliamentary affairs Vijay Goel said on Tuesday while asserting that the government is ready for a debate on any issue.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 18, 2018 03:32 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Lok Sabha adjourned for the day as Congress, Shiv Sena, TDP, AIADMK members protest

Immediately after the House re-convened at noon, Congress, Shiv Sena, TDP and AIADMK members trooped into the well with placards and started shouting slogans in support of their demands.
The Lok Sabha was on Wednesday adjourned for the day following protests by opposition members on various issues including the Rafale deal, construction of Ram Temple and Cauvery river water.(PTI)
The Lok Sabha was on Wednesday adjourned for the day following protests by opposition members on various issues including the Rafale deal, construction of Ram Temple and Cauvery river water.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 12, 2018 01:44 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Tamil Nadu moves Supreme Court seeking removal of Cauvery Management Authority head

In the petition, Tamil Nadu sought the removal of Hussain as the interim chairman of CMA and pleaded for a direction to the Centre to appoint a regular chairman to the statutory body, which manages and regulates the storage and apportionment of Cauvery water among the basin states.
Tamil Nadu has cited the Supreme Court verdict in the Cauvery dispute which states that Karnataka could not impound water by constructing any dam without the consent of the lower riparian state.(PTI File Photo)
Tamil Nadu has cited the Supreme Court verdict in the Cauvery dispute which states that Karnataka could not impound water by constructing any dam without the consent of the lower riparian state.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Dec 09, 2018 07:44 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chennai | ByMC Rajan

On new Karnataka reservoir over Cauvery, Tamil Nadu asks Supreme Court to step in

Tamil Nadu is worried that Mekedatu reservoir, which is upstream of the Mettur dam, would deprive the state of its share of water from Cauvery, already an emotive issue.
Cauvery river flowing through Mettur Dam in Tamil Nadu. Mekedatu is upstream of the Mettur reservoir in Tamil Nadu.(PTI File Photo)
Cauvery river flowing through Mettur Dam in Tamil Nadu. Mekedatu is upstream of the Mettur reservoir in Tamil Nadu.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Nov 30, 2018 03:12 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chennai | ByAshok Bagriya & MC Rajan

After floods, crocodile scare in Tamil Nadu

With heavy discharge of Cauvery water making crocodile sightings common along the Kollidam river and its adjoining rivulets, villagers demand that these crocodiles be rescued and rehabilitated.
People come out from their houses as floodwaters from Kollidam River surround Muthalaimedu Village in Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu.(HT file photo)
People come out from their houses as floodwaters from Kollidam River surround Muthalaimedu Village in Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu.(HT file photo)
Updated on Aug 20, 2018 09:08 PM IST
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Chennai | ByCS Kotteswaran

Tamil Nadu evacuates over 13,000 residing along Cauvery after surge in Mettur dam outflow

The evacuees, drawn from over five districts, have been accommodated in 117 temporary camps.
People coming out of their houses in Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu.(HT Photo)
People coming out of their houses in Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu.(HT Photo)
Published on Aug 18, 2018 06:19 PM IST
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