Karnataka Chief Minister, Siddaramaiah would have heaved a sigh or relief after the Supreme Court delivered its verdict in the Cauvery Waters case. The verdict was a favourable one for Karnataka and what is more important is that the Bengaluru factor was part of it.
The dispute that began in the 19th century is expected to witness a closure today. The Supreme Court is set to give its final verdict in the crucial Cauvery Waters dispute on Friday.
The Cauvery waters verdict delivered today by a three judge Bench of the Supreme Court of India. It is a crucial day for the states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu as a lot would depend on this verdict.
The National Parties spent the maximum on Media Advertisement (Rs 133.33 cr), followed by expenditure on Publicity Materials (Rs 28.13 cr) and Public Meeting (Rs 27.98 cr) during the elections held in the 5 states in 2017.
The Supreme Court on Friday ordered that Karnataka would get an additional 14.75 tmcft of Cauvery water. In what is seen as a setback for Tamil Nadu, the court while delivering the Cauvery waters verdict said that Karnataka will provide 177.2 TMC water to Tamil Nadu. This would mean Karnataka will get additional 14.75 tmcft as compared to the tribunal’s order which had ordered release of 192 tmcft. As a result of this TN’s water share has been reduced to 177.25 tmcft.
A recent survey listed Bengaluru second among 11 cities that faced an imminent threat of running out of water. In the midst of this grim situation, the Supreme Court’s verdict in the Cauvery waters issue comes as a major relief.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested the arms supplier in the case relating to the killing of an RSS worker in Punjab. The NIA arrested Parvez alias Farru from Meerut with the help of the local police.
During the investigation it was found that he was connected to the key accused in the murder of Ravinder Gosain in Ludhiana.
The National Investigation Agency has summoned the Officer on Special Duty to the Chief Minister of Nagaland for questioning in connection with an alleged terror funding case. The NIA is probing cases relating to alleged extortion by terror groups such as the NSCN (K) from 14 government organisations.
The Election Commission of India has proposed a law to bar people, accused of an offence punishable with at least five years, from contesting elections after charges were framed against them by a court. The ECI told the Supreme Court that an amendment to the law has been proposed to the Centre.
Rekindling the debate yet again, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board has said that Babri Masjid will always remain a Mosque and Muslims can never exchange the land for the Masjid.