HD Kumaraswamy meets Narendra Modi, requests him to convene meeting of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu over Mekedatu reservoir
A high-level delegation, led by HD Kumaraswamy, met Narendra Modi on Monday and requested him to convene a meeting to resolve various issues raised by Tamil Nadu.
Rubbishing reports that JD(S) supremo HD Deve Gowda had a say in ministry formation and portfolio allocation in the JDS-Congress cabinet, Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy on Saturday said he had only given the nod to finalising the portfolio list.
Cauvery dispute: SC verdict likely to arouse public passions, spark off political posturing in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu
The Cauvery dispute has seen violent flare-ups in the past. The Tamil Nadu and Karnataka governments will have to take care not to arouse regional passions.
Cauvery dispute: Tribunal gets six-month extension to submit report over sharing of water between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu
Centre has given a six-month extension to the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal (CWDT) to submit its report, according to an official order.
Cauvery dispute: PMK, MDMK oppose Karnataka's plan to build reservoir, ask Centre to dismiss project
The PMK and the MDMK on Sunday strongly opposed Karnataka's efforts towards constructing a reservoir across the Cauvery river at Mekedatu and urged the Centre not to sanction the project.
Jallikattu is more than just about culture, the pent up frustration of Tamil Nadu that is both thirsty and hungry has found a release in the bull-taming sport. It started as a debate, then drama and now violence
The central government has stopped Kerala from carrying on activities to build a dam across Siruvani river, the Tamil Nadu government said on Wednesday.
Karnataka government on Wednesday said it would stick to the Supreme Court direction to the state to release 2,000 cusecs of water per day to Tamil Nadu till further orders.
Tearing into Karnataka for treating the Supreme Court orders on release of Cauvery water with "utter contempt", Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa said on Thursday that such "deliberate defiance" goes against the spirit of the Constitution and amounts to "contempt" of the Court.
The 50-year-old Cauvery water-sharing agreement signed between the princely state of Mysore and the Madras Presidency in 1924 came to an end in 1974, but the Union government did not bother to put up a fresh mechanism in place till the Supreme Court directed it in 1990 to set up a Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal.
As in the case of peninsular rivers which are monsoon dependent, sharing of the water of Cauvery also becomes a contentious issue and source of conflict between the two states, every time monsoon plays truant.
Karunanidhi urged the Central government to constitute the CMB and Cauvery Water Regulation Committee (CWRC) immediately.
Opposition AIADMK on Sunday demanded that Chief Minister V Narayanasamy bring in a resolution in the ongoing budget session to condemn Karnataka's 'negative stand' in releasing Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu, as it would affect ryots in Karaikal, who are dependent on it
The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to give an urgent hearing to a plea of Tamil Nadu government for setting up Cauvery Management Board for implementation of the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal award, saying there is "no urgency" for it.
DMK Chief M Karunanidhi on Tuesday said the prospects of ensuing 'kuruvai' (short-term crop) looked bleak in Tamil Nadu in the backdrop of drought in the Cauvery delta and sought to know what steps government proposed to take to address farmers' concerns.
Cauvery has been a nasty political bone of contention between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu for several years.
Union Shipping Minister GK Vasan has made a strong plea to the Centre to notify the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal award in the gazette as stipulated by the Supreme Court.
The apex court said that the government is bound by the Act under which the Tribunal was set up in 1990 and directed it to notify the award as fast as possible but not later than 20 February.
She said that due to a bad monsoon, the delta farmers were in a dilemma, whether they could save their crop or not.
The meeting comes a day after Jayalalithaa had urged the Centre to notify the final award of the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal.