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Panel Orders 3000 Cusecs of Cauvery Water Release Till Sept. 30

The Cauvery monitoring panel on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, ordered Karnataka government to release 3,000 cusecs of water from Cauvery daily until Sept. 30. Last time, the supreme court asked Karnataka government to release 12,000 cusecs until Sept. 20 but with today’s order, the quantum will be higher at 30,000 cusecs. The Cauvery supervisory committee has been releasing water at the ...

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Bangalore Schools to Re-open, No Holiday on Thursday

As Wednesday turned out to be normal with any violence reported, re-opened offices functioning as usual, private schools have finally decided to re-open schools on Thursday and parents may prepare to send their wards in the morning. The BMTC and KSRTC buses are seen plying on Bangalore roads bringing the look of normalcy back to busy Bangalore. However, Wednesday saw ...

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Bangalore: Schools, Colleges, Offices Closed/Holiday Tomorrow

Following Monday’s riots and fire on the roads of Bangalore over Cauvery verdict by the Supreme Court, for those fearing whether to send their wards to schools or colleges, it is relieving to know that Tuesday remains a holiday for all schools and colleges in Karnataka due to Bakrid, a festival for Muslims. [ALSO  SEE: Bangalore Schools, Colleges to be ...

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Karnataka Bandh: Cauvery Water Row Turns Violent Again over SC Order

The ongoing tussle between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu over Cauvery water has turned belligerent with farmers in Mandya and Mysore, joined by several pro-Kannada organisations, blocking roads and and stoning Tamil Nadu vehicles or writing slogans on Chennai-bound buses. The Supreme Court on Monday directed Karnataka to release 15,000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu for the next 10 days ...

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Move Over JNU, Now IIT Students Protest 

With IITs being transformed into commercial institutes charging very high fees from Rs.90,000 to Rs.200,000 per annum, the students of IIT Kharagpur staged a peaceful protest against the Human Resource Development Ministry demanding reversal of the draconian step. The sudden increase in the fee structure is a grave burden on those who will join from this year onwards but the ...

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Kanhaiya Kumar Stages Dharna at HCU Gate as VC Bars His Entry

  JNU Students Union leader Kanhaiya Kumar, who was barred from entering the campus of Hyderabad central University by Vice Chancellor Appa Rao Podile, on Wednesday, turned the main gate into a public meeting and addressed the media, which would reach both the administration inside the campus and those watching the events from outside. In a rare show of amateur ...

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Vemula Suicide: AP, Telangana Students Observe Bandh Seeking Removal of Smriti Irani, Datttatreya

The controversy over the suicide of Hyderabad Central University (HCU) research scholar Rohit Vemula is spiralling into other universities with student unions and bodies observing a state-wide bandh of educational institutions in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana on Monday. The Students Federation of India, All India Students Federation, Progressive Democratic Students Union and the Telangana Vidyarthi Vedika said Rohit had died ...

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‘One Rank One Pension’ Protests Hit Streets as Finance Ministry Finds ‘No Funds’

The One Rank, One Pension (OROP) implementation delay has led to protests by ex-servicemen on Sunday demanding implementation of the policy that was approved by the Congress government, assured by PM candidate Narendra Modi in 2013, but failed to figure in the Budget allocation this year. The sensitive implentation of OROP entails uniform pension benefits for those defence personnel who ...

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Why Did D.K. Ravi Kumar Commit Suicide? Any Solution to Sand Mafia?

Why did Karnataka IAS officer D.K.Ravi Kumar commit suicide, if it is true? The intriguing question is hitting everybody’s mind. “Prima facie it appears to be a case of suicide, as Ravi’s body was found hanging from a ceiling fan,” Police Commissioner M.N. Reddi told reporters in Bangalore. Why did the young and energetic officer commit suicide above all? Was he ...

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Hate Speech: Opposition Seeks Resignation of Niranjan Jyoti

A day after the Congress party questioned the “culpable silence” of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Minister Niranjan Jyoti’s hate speech, Modi warned all his ministers and MPs against using derogatory language and said it won’t be tolerated. The controversy came up ahead of Delhi Assembly polls after Union Minister Jyoti said, “Aapko tay karna hai ki Dilli mein sarkar ...

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Winter Session: Parliament Adjourns, Session Not “Fruitful” but a “Hungama”

The winter session parliament has adjourned on Tuesday for 40 minutes as the opposition brought in the issue of black money, asking the government to fulfill its promise of bringing it back from abroad. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had expressed his hope of having a fruitful and result-oriented winter session on Monday whereas soon after the session began today, there ...

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Harsh Vardhan Gives Ayurveda Special Focus Despite Uproar in All AIIMS

The nearly dozen upcoming All India Institutes of Medical Sciences across the country will have “huge” departments of alternative medicine with a special focus on ayurveda, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said Friday. “We want to ensure that ayurveda gets proper recognition in modern day science,” Harsh Vardhan said at the 6th All India Congress on ayurveda here. He said: “We ...

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‘Kiss of Love’: Protest Against Lawlessness of Moral Policing Reaches West Bengal

After the activists of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha vandalised Downtown Cafe restaurant in Kozhikode claiming ‘immoral activities’ were encouraged, the state has witnessed widespread protests against the so-called ‘moral policing’. The protests from all over the place have been posted initially in the social media where the people resorted to agitation against the moral policing act of the youth wing ...

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Pakistanis Observe ‘Black Day’ Today Over Kashmir

Pakistanis on both sides of the Line of Control (LoC) and across the world held demonstrations to mark the anniversary of what they termed India’s invasion and occupation of Kashmir on Oct 27, 1947, reports said. The day will be observed as a ‘black day’ to protest against India’s illegal occupation of the disputed Himalayan territory of Jammu and Kashmir. ...

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Delhi Gangrape Victim Dead: Will it Rekindle Humane Delhi

A 23-year-old girl came to Delhi to study and was gang-raped on Delhi roads in a well-curtained bus. There were lakhs who suffered similar humiliation but were swapped over in a “Chalta Hai” culture. For the first time, the incident has brought it to the notice of the rulers in Delhi who paid lip sympathy and assured host of measures. ...

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