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Post-Cauvery Riots, Bangalore Returning to Normalcy, Schools Still Closed

After showing the world its violent face on Monday followed by a curfew on Tuesday, Bangalore is limping back to normalcy on Wednesday as many offices were opened and functioning as usual, with a note of caution.

With BMTC and other transport vehicles back on roads, several shops and establishments are opened normally and no untoward incident has been reported so far, said police.

Though there is no holiday for schools and colleges, many private schools have remained closed on Wednesday and the managements have decided to compensate th holiday by shortening the Dasara holidays next month.

The violence erupted in Bangalore city in unprecedented scale on Monday when the Supreme Court modified its September 5 order asking Karnataka to release a reduced amount of 12,000 cusecs of Cauvery River water to Tamil Nadu but increased the number of days to September 20.

Earlier, the Supreme Court had directed the state to release 15,000 cusecs of Cauvery water for 10 days to help Tamil Nadu farmers to sow seeds for the next crop.

The violence has left 2 persons killed in police firing and according to ASSOCHAM an estimated Rs.22,000 to Rs.25,000 crore loss to public and private properties.

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said he would meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and request him to call a meeting of the Chief Ministers of both states to resolve the issue.

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