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In a meeting headed by Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy on Monday, the state government had consulted legal and water resources experts on the issue of composition of the Cauvery water management authority.(PTI)

Cauvery panel to meet on July 2 despite Karnataka’s dissent on composition

By Toufiq Rashid | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 27, 2018 09:42 AM IST
Despite objections raised by the Karnataka government about the composition of the Cauvery water management authority, the Centre has summoned all member states for a meeting in New Delhi on July 2.
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Rajinikanth plays a slumlord of Dharavi, Mumbai in Kaala.
Rajinikanth plays a slumlord of Dharavi, Mumbai in Kaala.

Everything to know about Rajinikanth’s Kaala ban controversy in Karnataka

By Priyanka Sundar | Hindustan Times, Chennai
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2018 02:33 PM IST
Rajinikanth is facing trouble in Karnataka over the release of his upcoming film Kaala. Here’s all about the controversy surrounding the film.
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Actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth waves at supporters as he comes out of a government hospital after visiting those who got injured during police firing, Thoothukudi, May 30, 2018(PTI)
Actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth waves at supporters as he comes out of a government hospital after visiting those who got injured during police firing, Thoothukudi, May 30, 2018(PTI)

Kaala ban: governments should ensure that art isn’t held hostage by politics

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON JUN 05, 2018 12:08 PM IST
Violent protests and enforced boycotts because of an artist’s ideological or political positions are reprehensible
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Kamal Haasan-led Makkal Needhi Maiam is organising a meeting of various parties and farmers‘ bodies on May 19 in Chennai to discuss the Cauvery issue.(PTI)
Kamal Haasan-led Makkal Needhi Maiam is organising a meeting of various parties and farmers‘ bodies on May 19 in Chennai to discuss the Cauvery issue.(PTI)

Kamal Haasan invites Stalin, Rajinikanth for meet on Cauvery water dispute

By HT Correspondent | Press Trust of India, Chennai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 14, 2018 10:11 PM IST
Kamal Haasan’s Makkal Needhi Maiam party is organising a meeting of various parties and farmers ‘ bodies on May 19 in Chennai to discuss the Cauvery issue.
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Cauvery river flowing through Mettur Dam in Tamil Nadu.(PTI file photo)
Cauvery river flowing through Mettur Dam in Tamil Nadu.(PTI file photo)

Centre to submit Cauvery report in Supreme Court on May 14

UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2018 09:56 PM IST
Water resources minister Nitin Gadkari said there was no need to get Cabinet approval for the Cauvery water sharing scheme before presenting it to the Supreme Court.
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Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan speaks as FICCI president Rashesh Shah (L) looks on, at the Special Session of FICCI’s National Executive Committee Meeting' in Chennai on Wednesday.(PTI photo)
Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan speaks as FICCI president Rashesh Shah (L) looks on, at the Special Session of FICCI’s National Executive Committee Meeting' in Chennai on Wednesday.(PTI photo)

Cauvery not an insurmountable problem, says Kamal Haasan, blames politics for lack of solution

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, Chennai
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2018 08:25 PM IST
If politics will just stand aside, logic will come in place, logistics will come in place, then we can quickly solve the Cauvery problem, Kamal Haasan says.
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Cauvery river flowing through Mettur Dam in Tamil Nadu.(PTI File photo)
Cauvery river flowing through Mettur Dam in Tamil Nadu.(PTI File photo)

Supreme Court pulls up govt for delay in Cauvery case, says Centre cannot abdicate its duty

By Bhadra Sinha | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2018 11:36 PM IST
CJI Dipak Misra said that Supreme Court was not keen to let the Cauvery issue linger and that the Centre cannot abdicate its duty to frame the scheme.
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JD(S) president HD Deve Gowda at an election campaign, Mysuru, Karnataka(PTI)
JD(S) president HD Deve Gowda at an election campaign, Mysuru, Karnataka(PTI)

JD(S): A party in hibernation that’s relevant only during polls in Karnataka

By Narendar Pani
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2018 12:02 PM IST
The upcoming elections in Karnataka have seen the JD(S) in full flow, right from picking up discards, identifying new entrants, and making constituency-level deals. The only difference is that this time they are up against Siddarammaiah who comes from the same JD(S) tradition
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Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman.(PTI file photo)
Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman.(PTI file photo)

Sitharaman says Centre holding discussions on Cauvery issue, won’t take unilateral decision

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, Madurai
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2018 06:13 PM IST
Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman says several states have river water management boards and authorities to resolve water disputes and the best system of boards should be chosen to address the Cauvery dispute.
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The Kallanai Dam on the Cauvery river in Tiruchirapalli district of Tamil Nadu.(PTI File Photo)
The Kallanai Dam on the Cauvery river in Tiruchirapalli district of Tamil Nadu.(PTI File Photo)

SC pulls up Centre over failure to implement its order on Cauvery verdict

By Bhadra Sinha | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2018 11:13 PM IST
The Supreme Court verdict had asked the Centre to formulate a scheme to ensure compliance of its judgement on the decades-old Cauvery dispute.
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Members of Tamil Nadu Farmers Association stage 'rail roko' protest during a bandh called by the opposition parties in Tamil Nadu, in Chennai earlier this week.(PTI File Photo)
Members of Tamil Nadu Farmers Association stage 'rail roko' protest during a bandh called by the opposition parties in Tamil Nadu, in Chennai earlier this week.(PTI File Photo)

Kannada outfits call for Karnataka bandh on April 12 over Cauvery dispute

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2018 04:50 PM IST
Calling for the Karnataka bandh, Kannada leader Vatal Nagaraj said films of Rajinikanth and Kamal Hassan will not be screened in Karnataka over their support to Tamil Nadu on the Cauvery issue
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DMK members raise slogans during a protest against central government over delay in setting up Cauvery Management Board to resolve the water-sharing issue, in Coimbatore on Wednesday.(PTI)
DMK members raise slogans during a protest against central government over delay in setting up Cauvery Management Board to resolve the water-sharing issue, in Coimbatore on Wednesday.(PTI)

Protests hit Tamil Nadu over setting up of Cauvery Management Board

By Indo Asian News Service | Indo Asian News Service, Chennai
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2018 07:57 PM IST
Protests against the centre’s failure to set up the board hit the fourth day in Tamil Nadu, with the DMK and its allies calling for a state-wide shutdown on Thursday,
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AIADMK MPs protest at Parliament House demanding creation of Cauvery Water Management Board during the second phase of budget session in New Delhi.(PTI)
AIADMK MPs protest at Parliament House demanding creation of Cauvery Water Management Board during the second phase of budget session in New Delhi.(PTI)

Cauvery dispute: Supreme Court agrees to hear Centre’s plea on April 9

By HT Correspondent | Press Trust of India, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2018 12:28 PM IST
The apex court, in its verdict, had asked the Centre to formulate a scheme to ensure compliance of its 465-page judgement on the decades-old Cauvery dispute.
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All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leaders raise slogans demanding a Cauvery Management Board during the budget session, Parliament House, New Delhi, March 27, 2018(Arvind Yadav/HT)
All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leaders raise slogans demanding a Cauvery Management Board during the budget session, Parliament House, New Delhi, March 27, 2018(Arvind Yadav/HT)

Don’t let the Cauvery water dispute fester any more

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2018 04:22 PM IST
The Centre must be proactive so that water conflicts such as the Cauvery dispute are resolved at the earliest
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Supporters of DMK and various opposition parties during a protest against the Central government for not setting up the Cauvery Management Board (CMB) at Valluvar Kottam in Chennai on Sunday.(PTI Photo)
Supporters of DMK and various opposition parties during a protest against the Central government for not setting up the Cauvery Management Board (CMB) at Valluvar Kottam in Chennai on Sunday.(PTI Photo)

Cauvery dispute: Protests erupt in Tamil Nadu, 2 DMK workers attempt self-immolation

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, Coimbatore, Coimbatore
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2018 08:59 PM IST
The DMK-led opposition parties had on Sunday called for a state-wide shutdown on April 5 seeking constitution of the Cauvery Management Board by the Centre.
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Opposition members protest during the on-going Budget Session of Rajya Sabha, at Parliament House in New Delhi on Friday.(PTI Photo)
Opposition members protest during the on-going Budget Session of Rajya Sabha, at Parliament House in New Delhi on Friday.(PTI Photo)

Highlights: Speaker Sumitra Mahajan says ‘house not in order’, Parliament adjourns

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2018 03:32 PM IST
Both the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha have not been able to transact any business for 13 days, as opposition parties continued to create ruckus, forcing adjournment of proceedings.
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