Normal life in the country's IT capital and several parts of Karnataka was crippled today as a 12-hour statewide bandh, called by pro-Kannada outfits to protest Tamil Nadu's opposition to Mekedatu drinking water project across the river Cauvery, began
"It is very very necessary that Jayalalithaa calls for an all-party meeting over setting up the Cauvery Management Board, at a time when the future of kuruvai (short-term) crops has a question mark," Karunanidhi said in a statement.
"It is shocking that Karnataka, in utter disregard of the final order of the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal, is proceeding with new modernisation schemes in Cauvery basin," Jayalalithaa said
Slamming the stand of Karnataka that the Supervisory Committee on Cauvery was not properly formed and it cannot take any decisions, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa said, "this amounts to contempt of court".
The Committee meeting, chaired by Union Water Resources Secretary S K Sarkar rpt Sarkar, saw representatives of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu sparring over the water-sharing of the Cauvery river.
Karnataka has stopped releasing Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu since last evening, Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar told the assembly today.
Prohibitory orders banning assembly of five or more people have been imposed at the KRS reservoir from Thursday morning till Sunday evening.
he Supreme Court on Monday expressed its anguish over the ongoing agitation in Karnataka over the Cauvery River Authority's direction to release 9,000 cusecs of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu
The rallies coincided with the visit of a team of central government officials to Cauvery basin areas in the state to assess water availability and the requirements of Karnataka
Former Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa on Friday launched an attack on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for asking Karnataka to release 9,000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu daily "without assessment of ground reality" on water storage levels in this state
Karnataka farmers have been up in arms disrupting train services between Bangalore and Mysore
Protests rocked the Cauvery river basin district of Karnataka for the second day today over release of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu.