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Cauvery row: Karnataka asked to release water daily to Tamil Nadu for 10 days

The Cauvery supervisory committee on Monday ordered the release of 3,000 cusecs of water per day to Tamil Nadu from 21 to 30 September, sparking another round of protests in Mandya, Athibele, on the outskirts of Bengaluru, and other parts of Karnataka.

However, the Cauvery supervisory committee’s verdict will hold good only if the Supreme Court ratifies the decision on Tuesday. Read more

Narendra Modi’s honeymoon with India continues uninterrupted

According to a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center, the results of which were released on Monday evening, the popularity of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is unblemished. 81% of the respondents view Modi favourably. Eight out of 10 are satisfied with the state of the economy, implicitly endorsing the government’s policy actions and two out of three Indians are satisfied with the direction of the country. Read more

Uri terror attack: India keeps all options open for response

India on Monday said all options were open as New Delhi weighed its response to a deadly strike by Pakistan-based terrorists on an Indian Army garrison in Kashmir, ratcheting up tensions between India and Pakistan by many notches. Read more

Prakash Javadekar to make one last push for consensus on IIM bill

The human resource development (HRD) ministry will make one final attempt to take all the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) on board before the controversial IIM bill is taken up by the cabinet, and persuade some of the older IIMs to be part of the government’s initiative to create 20 world-class institutions in India. Read more

GST: Centre has not lost power to levy excise duty and service tax

Ending days of confusion, the government has clarified that the notification of the provisions of the Constitution amendment Act for the goods and services tax (GST) does not take away the power of the central government to levy excise duty and service tax. Read more

Karnataka to declare drought?

The Karnataka government could well be on its way to declare the state as drought-affected after nearly two months of dry spell, according to two people familiar with the move. At least 150 villages in the state have already qualified as drought affected, with more being added as rainfall continues to be deficient, said a Cabinet minister, one of the two people mentioned above, requesting not to be named as it is not yet official. Read more

Baloch leader Brahamdagh Bugti requests Indian govt to support movement

The 35-year-old founder of the Baloch Republican Party, Brahamdagh Bugti, whose grandfather Nawab Akbar Bugti was killed in 2006 in a Pakistan military operation, said he wanted to seek political asylum in India. Read edited excerpts from an interview.

Shivpal Yadav sacks Akhilesh Yadav loyalists

Just two days after Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav denied that there was a rift in Samajwadi Party (SP), the party’s new state president, Shivpal Yadav, on Monday expelled seven functionaries, some of whom are seen as being close to the chief minister. Read more

In Kolkata, Rajarhat land losers demand higher compensation

A report in The Times of India said that a group of over 100 land losers of Rajarhat New Town, who had given up their land to the Housing Infrastructure Development Authority (Hidco) during the previous Left Front government’s tenure for developing the township, staged an agitation saying that they were not given proper compensation for giving up their land. Read more

Athawale-led RPI backs Maratha outfits, plans solidarity rallies

The Indian Express reported that in a show of support to the Maratha organisations on an agitational path over their long-pending demands, the Ramdas Athawale-led Republican Party has decided to take out similar marches in different parts of the state to back the Maratha community. Athawale and even state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) vice-president Amar Sable vehemently denied they had any plans for counter morchas against the Maratha community. Read more

Goa: Oscar Rebello likely to be AAP’s CM face for 2017 elections

In a run-up to the state polls, Goa’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) unit has unanimously referred to the party high-command the name of Oscar Rebello as the chief ministerial candidate for the 2017 assembly elections, The Indian Express reported. However, according to party sources, the 48-year-old doctor by profession has reportedly shown reluctance to take up the role, but the party hierarchy, including AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal and national secretary Pankaj Gupta (in-charge of Goa), want him to take the lead. Read more

Congress asks Telangana government to explain use of funds

AICC general secretary Digvijay Singh on Monday asked the Telangana state government to explain what it had done with Rs.90,000 crore that BJP president Amit Shah claimed to have sanctioned to the state. Read more

TMC warms up to DMK, Congress reiterates ties

A report in The Hindu said that in a development that rattled the Congress, its breakaway, the Tamil Maanila Congress (TMC), on Monday warmed up to the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) with its leader G.K. Vasan holding a surprise meeting with DMK treasurer M.K. Stalin, triggering speculation of a possible electoral tie-up ahead of the civic polls. Read more

Arkamoy Datta Majumdar from Kolkata, Viswanath Pilla from Hyderabad, Abhiram Ghadyalpatil from Mumbai and Dharani Thangavelu from Chennai contributed to this wrap

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