Arun Dev is an Assistant Editor with the Karnataka bureau of Hindustan Times. A journalist for over 10 years, he has written extensively on crime and politics.
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The arrested man has been identified as Shivaji Rao Jadhav, a 41-year-old resident of Davanagere and the co-convenor of a Hindutva organisation in the district. He is a Class 8 dropout, police said
The review petition says that the water can’t be released to Tamil Nadu and a permission should be granted to go ahead with the Mekedatu project.
Siddaramaiah, along with senior cabinet members held a meeting with retired Supreme Court judges to address the ongoing Cauvery water dispute.
Bengaluru police have imposed Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure ahead of a bandh called by pro-Kannada groups protesting over the Cauvery water issue. The prohibitory orders will be enforced for 24 hours, starting midnight on Thursday. Police have also deployed 80,000 personnel across Karnataka to ensure security and have warned of strict action against anyone disrupting law and order during the bandh. The deputy chief minister and BJP have pledged their support for the bandh, while the film industry has also lent its support. The CWMA is scheduled to meet on Friday to assess the water situation.
Traffic congestion in Bengaluru's tech corridor reached unprecedented levels on Wednesday, with traffic snarls stretching up to 3 km. The city's strained infrastructure, escalating vehicle numbers, and large IT workforce contribute to the ongoing congestion issue. Bengaluru has the highest traffic density of any major Indian city, with close to 12.5 million vehicles for a population of 11 million. Proposed solutions, such as a hybrid work model and carpooling, have faced challenges and opposition. The traffic police have proposed measures to companies, including pooled transport options and staggered office timings.
The CWRC has ordered Karnataka to release 3,000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu for the next 18 days, reducing the outflow from the earlier 5,000 cusecs.
The 150-year-old dispute born of geography and hydrology, shaped by politics, and now, exacerbated by the climate crisis
The Karnataka government is yet to act on 2015 census report amid Congress leader Rahul Gandhi demands a caste census
The call for the bandh was first made by the Karnataka Water Conservation Committee president, Kurubur Shanthakumar, who announced the Bengaluru bandh over the Cauvery issue on September 26 (Tuesday).
The State is now compelled to release 5,000 cusecs of water per day till September 27.
The JD(S) has agreed to join the ruling NDA for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections in a political pact with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Kumaraswamy clarified that there had been no preliminary discussions concerning the allocation of Lok Sabha seats between the two parties
Shivakumar added he will be leaving for Delhi soon, where he plans to meet with all Members of Parliament, asking them to apply pressure on the central government, urging them to intervene in the matter
The state health minister Dinesh Gundu Rao entered the fray by praising Siddaramaiah’s performance and suggesting that he should continue as chief minister for the next five years, intensifying the controversy
Kundapur and six other suspects were arrested on September 12 by the CCB police based on a complaint by Govind Babu Pujari (44), a businessman, at the Bandepalya police station in Bengaluru
Rajanna’s proposal for three deputy chief ministers contradicts the Congress’s previous decision to have only one deputy CM, which was part of the commitments made to Shivakumar when he relinquished his claim to the chief minister’s post and accepted the role of deputy chief minister
Siddaramaiah pointed out that the people had voted for a change in leadership and that the government must respond accordingly.
Shivakumar reiterated that Karnataka is currently unable to allocate additional water resources to Tamil Nadu
Kharge explained that the newly formed unit is responsible for conducting fact-checks on content and recommending appropriate actions, if inaccuracies are identified
This comes just days after the leader of the JD(S) expressed objections to the party’s decision to join forces with the BJP.
The hearing was related to a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by Samarpana Trust in 2020 on Tuesday
In the show, Chaudhary alleged that the subsidies were being provided to only religious minorities in Karnataka and not for Hindus, the FIR said
This development came after an all-party meeting was held on Wednesday to discuss the Cauvery water-sharing dispute
The statements against the chief minister during these meetings have now resulted in a formal complaint with the party’s high command, according to leaders in the know of the development
Siddaramaiah also said that harassment of farmers by private lenders and banks will not be tolerated.
After considering inputs from both parties and evaluating the on-ground circumstances, the committee issued a renewed mandate for Karnataka to allocate additional water to Tamil Nadu.
This development comes a day after JD(S) patriarch HD Deve Gowda confirmed that his party has held discussions with BJP to form an alliance in the state for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections
Mangalore University Vice-Chancellor, Jayaraj Amin, has alleged that he was threatened by BJP MLA Vedavyas Kamath to organize the Ganesh Chaturthi celebration at the main campus’s Mangala Auditorium.
Former Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa confirmed that the BJP and JD(S) would contest the 2024 Lok Sabha elections togethe
The committee been asked to scrutinise the report on the police investigation so far and then present their findings and recommendations to the government within the next three months