Cauvery row: Centre to file written submissions on Oct 26

cauveryBengaluru, Oct 24: The Supreme Court on Monday granted Centre time till Wednesday to file its written submissions in the Cauvery Waters case. The Centre on the last date of hearing was directed to file its written submissions. The Supreme Court had last week reserved orders on whether the appeal against the Cauvery Waters Tribunal award was maintainable or not.
The Centre had argued that the appeal was not maintainable. It stated that the tribunal’s order once published was final and hence both Karnataka and Tamil Nadu had to abide by the same.

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Cauvery: SC reserves verdict on maintainability of appeals filed by Kar, TN

cauveryNew Delhi, Oct 19: The Supreme Court today reserved its verdict on the maintainability of the appeals filed by Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala in connection with the Cauvery issue.
The Bench comprising Justices Dipak Mishra, Amitava Roy and Khanwilkar heard all three parties and the centre at length and said it would decide on whether the appeals are maintainable or not.

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Cauvery Row: Keep the water flowing, 2000 cusecs a day, to Tamil Nadu, SC tells Karnataka

cauvery_647_090516022314_090716050042The Supreme Court today directed Karnataka to keep 2,000 cusecs of water flowing daily to Tamil Nadu until it decided on the maintainability of the appeals filed by both parties to the dispute, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
Both states had challenged the 2007 final award of the Cauvery Waters Tribunal. The three-judge bench, comprising Justices Dipak Mishra, Amitava Roy and Khanwilkar, adjourned hearing on the matter to Wednesday..

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Cauvery row: Situation grim in Karnataka, TN; Mandya worst hit, says committee

cauvery_647_090516022314_090716050042Bengaluru, Oct 17: The Cauvery Technical Committee on Monday submitted its report to the Supreme Court. The committee said that the Government of Karnataka has declared 42 out of the 48 talukas under the Cauvery basin as drought affected based on the guidelines of the Central government. Plight of the farmers in both the states has been witnessed by the Committee.
In the absence of required water, the labour employment for farming and fishing is also limited thus creating a scenario of unemployment and financial hardship to them, the committee also stated in its report.

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Cauvery row: Technical committee likely to file report in SC today

cauvery_647_090516022314_090716050042New Delhi, Oct 17: The high level technical committee is likely to submit its report to the Supreme Court on Monday on the Cauvery Waters issue.
The committee was directed by the Supreme Court to study the ground level situation in the Cauvery basin in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

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Cauvery row: Will return every penny Karnataka has paid me, Nariman told minister

fali-s-nariman-ptiBengaluru, Oct 6: Karnataka had plenty to cheer about after the Supreme Court set a lower quantum of Cauvery water to be released to Tamil Nadu. The team led by senior counsel Fali S Nariman had successfully managed to convince the Supreme Court that releasing more water was not possible.
Those who have watched Nariman argue for long say that they had never seen him so agitated as he was in the court on the last date of hearing. He told the court that mathematics alone was not sufficient to fix the quantum of water to be released.

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Cauvery row: High level technical team from Delhi in Karnataka today

krs1Bengaluru, Oct 7: A high level technical team would begin inspection of the dams in the Cauvery basin on Friday. The team will be headed by G S Jha, the chairman of the central water commission in the Ministry for Water Resources.
The team would visit the Thailuru, Somanahalli and Madarahalli catchment areas in Maddur, around 80 kilometres away from Bengaluru.

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Cauvery row: When Nariman told Supreme Court, “Do not embarrass me”

fali-s-nariman-ptiBengaluru, Oct 5: Fali S Nariman, senior counsel arguing for the state of Karnataka in the Cauvery case had some interesting points to make before the Bench comprising Justices Dipak Mishra and U U Lalit.

From questioning the court’s logic of deciding the quantum of water to be released to telling the Bench, “please do not embarrass me,” Nariman was at his best on Tuesday.

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Cauvery- Let us thrash it out, says Supreme Court

supremeLet us thrash it ou was an observation made by Justice U U Lalith of the Supreme Court who agreed to an urgent hearing on the Cauvery waters case.

This remark by the judge was made when counsel for Tamil Nadu remarked what the urgency was and pointed that the matter was anyway listed for October 6.

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Cauvery row- With Nariman refraining from arguing for Karnataka, Kapil Sibal likely to step in

kapilsibalBengaluru, Oct 3: With senior counsel, Fali S Nariman refusing to argue the Cauvery waters matter for Karnataka, the government is in talks with Kapil Sibal. Nariman had told the Supreme Court last week that he would not argue the case for Karnataka as it was not following the orders of the court.
Karnataka had decided not to follow the directive of the Supreme Court which had told the state to release water to Tamil Nadu. Karnataka had passed a resolution stating that it would release water only for drinking purposes.

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