Kannadigas, Tamils are not enemies: H D Kumaraswamy

“Kannadigas and Tamils are not enemies. We are brothers and sisters,” said Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy in Tirupati today calling for talks between both the State governments to sort out the Mekedatu issue. Continue Reading

We are committed to constructing Mekedatu dam: K’Taka Minister

Talking to reporters at the airport, before leaving for Bengaluru, K Shivakumar said Karnataka was determined and committed in constructing the dam at Mekedatu to store 57 tmc ft of water. Continue Reading

Cauvery row: TN files plea in SC saying CWMA chief is partial

At present, Masood Hussain is the interim chairman of the CWMA – the statutory body that exercises power to monitor the storage, apportionment and regulation and control of Cauvery waters. Continue Reading

Mekedatu dam issue: DMK calls for all-party meet Thursday

Catapulting the issue of the clearance given by the Central Ministry of Environment and Forests for Karnataka to make a detailed project report to build a balancing reservoir across the Cauvery at Mekedatu, the DMK today said an all-party meeting will be convened tomorrow at 10 am at party headquarters Anna Arivalayam. Continue Reading

3-day State mourning for Ananth Kumar death in Karnataka

The Karnataka government has declared a three- day State mourning till November 14 as a mark of respect to Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar, who died in the early hours of Monday. Continue Reading

Ramanagara by-poll: BJP candidate pulls out, returns to Cong

In a major embarrassment for the BJP, two days before the Ramanagara assembly by-poll, its candidate against Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy’s wife quit the contest on Thursday and return to the Congress. Continue Reading

Rafale deal: Rahul to meet HAL employees 13 Oct

Seeking to step up his attack over the Rafale fighter jet deal, Congress President Rahul Gandhi is slated to meet on13 October employees of the HAL, which the party has alleged was overlooked in the offsets contract with French aerospace company Dassault Aviation. Continue Reading

Animal attack: Karnataka offers assistance to victims’ kin

The Karnataka government Thursday decided to grant an assistance of Rs 2,000 per month for a period of five years to the kin of those who die in attack by wild animals. Continue Reading