CAUVERY

  • Cauvery Tribunal asks Tamil Nadu to approach SC July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal on Tuesday expressed its inability to entertain Tamil Nadu's plea seeking clarification on the final award passed by it 2007 regarding allocation of quantum of water to the States and asked it to approach the Supreme Court for appropriate directions. An application was...
  • Karunanidhi urges Modi to constitute Cauvery Management Board June 14, 2014

    Chennai: Days after the ruling AIADMK turned down his demand for an allparty meeting for a discussion on constituting Cauvery Management Board (CMB), DMK president M Karunanidhi on Saturday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to constitute the CMB, saying there was no legal bar to do so. In a letter to...
  • Jaya urges PM Modi to order formation of Cauvery Management Board June 13, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Friday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to order formation of Cauvery Management Board and Cauvery Regulations Commitee. In the 31page letter, Jayalalithaa said she hoped the final order of the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal would be implemented fully and...
  • Monsoon delayed, Cauvery dispute may resurface again June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Cauvery river water sharing dispute is likely to resurface again. Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa is forcing the Centre to constitute the Cauvery Management Board. This supervisory board would be headed by Union Water Resources Secretary. The upper riparian state Karnataka is opposing any such move...
  • Cauvery row: Karnataka allparty delegation to meet Narendra Modi June 9, 2014

    Bangalore: An allparty delegation from Karnataka would meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday to convey the state's opposition to the setting up of Cauvery Management Board as demanded by Tamil Nadu to ensure implementation of Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal award. "An allparty delegation will meet the Prime Minister. We have...
  • Didn't request PM for any special financial aid for Tamil Nadu: Jayalalithaa June 3, 2014

    New Delhi: After her first meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa clarified that she has not appealed for any special financial package for the state. She said that in her meeting with the Prime Minister, she stressed on the need for a Cauvery...
  • Bangalore faces water scarcity, water tanker mafia rules April 30, 2014

    Bangalore: India's IT capital and the most third important city Bangalore is facing drinking water problem. The rising temperature has almost touched 3738 degree Celsius in Bangalore breaking previous records. The main source of water to the megapolis with a population of over 1 crore, the Cauvery river is also...
  • Jayalalithaa accepts Karunanidhi's challenge for open debate on Cauvery April 15, 2014

    AIADMK supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on accepted the gauntlet thrown by her arch-rival DMK president M Karunanidhi for an open debate on the Cauvery issue, saying she was prepared to face him in the state assembly. Repeatedly charging Karunanidhi with betraying the state on the emotive inter-state...
  • Tamil Nadu: Karunanidhi lashes out at AIADMK for criticising him December 21, 2013

    Chennai: Hitting out at the AIADMK for criticising him, DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Saturday listed out the various Central government initiatives in Tamil Nadu when the DMK was part of the Union government. Referring to AIADMK's Executive and General Council meet on Thursday, he said one of the resolutions...
  • SC to hear plea to set up Cauvery Management Board on December 3 November 27, 2013

    The Supreme Court will hear on December 3 the Tamil Nadu government's plea for setting up of a board to ensure implementation of the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal award. A bench headed by Chief Justice, before whom the matter was mentioned by Tamil Nadu counsel, posted the case for hearing on...
  • TN: State govt allots Rs 717.32 crore for three integrated drinking water projects October 19, 2013

    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has allocated Rs 717.32 crore for implementing integrated drinking water projects in Tiruppur, Erode, Thanjavur and Coimbatore districts, to benefit over 10 lakh people. An integrated drinking water project at a cost of Rs 495.70 crore would be implemented with Kollidam river as the source...
  • Ask K'taka not to undertake schemes in Cauvery without permission: Jayalalithaa to PM September 3, 2013

    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh seeking his intervention and advice to Karnataka government not to take up any schemes, including hydro-electric projects, in the Cauvery basin without her state's consent. "I also request you to advice the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government...
  • RIL, BP make new gas discovery off east coast August 23, 2013

    Mumbai: Energy conglomerate Reliance Industries and British oil company BP Plc on Friday announced a new gas condensate discovery off the east coast of India in the Cauvery basin. The discovery is situated 62 kilometres from the coast in the Cauvery basin and is the second gas discovery in the block....
  • Karnataka: Flood alert in 3 districts as Cauvery overflows August 7, 2013

    Bangalore: The Karnataka government on Monday issued a flood alert in three districts of the old Mysore region and shifted hundreds of people to safer places as dams across the Cauvery river basin were overflowing due to heavy discharge of rain water. "A flood alert has been given in Chamarajanagar, Mysore...
  • Cauvery issue: Centre to take all efforts to make Karnataka release water June 15, 2013

    Chennai: The Centre would take all efforts to make Karnataka release their share of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, Minister of State in PMO V Narayanasamy said on Saturday. "It is the policy and intention of the Central government to make Karnataka to release their share of Cauvery water...
  • Tamil Nadu to haul Karnataka for SC contempt over water June 15, 2013

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Friday announced that the state government would soon approach the Supreme Court with a contempt of court petition against Karnataka and another petition to direct the central government to set up Cauvery Management Board (CMB) and the Cauvery Water Regulation Committee (CWRC). Jayalalithaa...
  • Cauvery Supervisory Committee to review water position of the river June 12, 2013

    New Delhi: The Cauvery Supervisory Committee on Wednesday will review the water position of the river. During the meeting in New Delhi, the position regarding storage and allocation will also be reviewed. The decision was made keeping in mind the poor storage and oncoming monsoons in Karnataka. The meeting will...
  • Govt should clarify plan to address farmers' concerns: Karunanidhi June 11, 2013

    Chennai: DMK Chief M Karunanidhi today said the prospects of ensuing 'kuruvai' (shortterm crop) looked bleak in Tamil Nadu in the backdrop of drought in the Cauvery delta and sought to know what steps the government proposed to take to address farmers' concerns. In a statement here, he also recalled Karnataka...
  • Karnataka seeks refixing Cauvery water share June 7, 2013

    Bangalore: Karnataka on Thursday decided to seek refixing of the Cauvery river water share between it and Tamil Nadu, particularly in the four months from June, on the basis of rainfall in the last five years. As per the Cauvery water tribunal award, Karnataka now has to give Tamil Nadu 134...
  • Karnataka CM criticises Jayalalithaa over Cauvery row May 31, 2013

    Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Thursday criticised his Tamil Nadu counterpart J Jayalalithaa for reportedly seeking over Rs 2,000 crore in damages from the state for not releasing Cauvery water. "We do not have water to drink but still we released water to Tamil Nadu as per Supreme Court directive,"...
  • Bangalore has water only for the next 15 to 18 days, warn officials May 20, 2013

    Bangalore: Bangalore is fearing an acute water shortage in days to come. Municipal officials have warned that the city has water only for the next 15 to 18 days. Already residents like Hiral Dhilla, from Rajajinagar are forced to buy water from tankers nearly six times a month. This mother...
  • TN: Jayalalithaa's first 2 years in power see mixed results May 16, 2013

    Chennai: Two years after she stormed into Fort St George, the seat of power in Tamil Nadu, with a massive victory, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has a mixed bag of results to show so far. Forcing the central government to gazette the final award of the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal by...
  • Karuna urges Centre to give effect to Cauvery tribunal orders May 5, 2013

    Chennai: With voting for Assembly Elections in Karnataka over, DMK chief M Karunanidhi urged the Centre to set up Cauvery Management Board and the Cauvery Water Regulation Committee to give effect to the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal orders. Karunanidhi sought to remind the Centre on the statement by Union Water Resources...
  • Cauvery water remains a dream for Bangalore residents April 26, 2013

    Bangalore: There are less than nine days to go for the Karnataka elections. CNNIBN's Karnataka Yatra reaches Bangalore, looking at the water politics in the state. Midway between Mysore and Bangalore is the epicentre of politics over the Cauvery river. Mandya district erupts every time water sharing becomes a dispute between...
  • Set up monitoring mechanism on Cauvery issue: Jaya tells PM March 12, 2013

    Chennai: Stepping up pressure on the Cauvery water issue, Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday said it was "absolutely" essential on the part of the Centre to put in place a monitoring mechanism to ensure that the state gets its rightful share of water during the year. "Government of Karnataka is in...
  • Tamil lyricist Vairamuthu receives Ilakkiya Chinthani award March 11, 2013

    Tamil lyricist Vairamuthu received 'Ilkaiya Chinthanai' award for his novel 'Moondram Ulaga Por'. For all that, he is humble, modest, philanthropic and benevolent. His love for Tamils is a saga of its own. The heart wrenching novel is the story of a poor farmer's son seeing his father committing...
  • Will take legal recourse if Cauvery award not implemented, says Jayalalithaa March 10, 2013

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Saturday declared she would resort to legal action if the central government does not set up the necessary mechanism to implement the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal's (CWDT) final award after gazetting it. Speaking at a function organised by farmers organisations in Thanjavur, around...
  • Poet Vairamuthu wins the 'Ilakiya Chinthanai' award March 9, 2013

    There is practically no count of accolades that lyricist Vairamuthu has earned for himself over the years. For all that, he is humble, modest, philanthropic and benevolent. His love for Tamil films is a saga of its own and in accordance with that, his novel 'Moondram Ulaga Por' won him...
  • Puducherry CM thanks Jaya on Cauvery water award February 21, 2013

    Puducherry: Puducherry Chief Minister N Rangasamy on Wednesday thanked his Tamil Nadu counterpart Jayalalithaa and the Centre after the notification of the Cauvery Water Dispute Tribunal's final award. It would ensure availability of the quantum of interstate river water allocated to Karaikal, part of the union territory, he said. "I am grateful...
  • Tribunal awards major chunk of Cauvery water to K'taka, TN February 20, 2013

    Chennai: The Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal award issued its notification on Wednesday with Tamil Nadu and Karnataka getting major chunk of the the river water. The tribunal awarded both the states 270 thousand million cubic (TMC) feet of water each out of the total of 740 tmcft. Kerala will receive 30...