Top stories of the day: Cauvery Authority asks Karnataka to release 9.19 tmcft water to TN for June, Rahul meets Gehlot, Pilot, and more

May 28, 2019 08:24 pm | Updated 08:24 pm IST

The Krishnaraja Sagar (KRS) reservoir across Cauvery near Srirangapatna in Mandya district. File photo.

The Krishnaraja Sagar (KRS) reservoir across Cauvery near Srirangapatna in Mandya district. File photo.

Cauvery Authority directs Karnataka to release 9.19 tmcft water to Tamil Nadu for June

The  Cauvery Water Management Authority  on Tuesday ordered Karnataka to release 9.19 tmcft of water for the month of June from the Biligundlu   reservoir to the Mettur Dam, in Tamil Nadu.

Azad, Venugopal to reach Bengaluru amid reports of rift between Congress, JD(S)

Amid reports of a rift between ruling coalition partners Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) in  Karnataka,  top Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad and AICC general secretary in-charge of the State K C Venugopal are reaching Bengaluru to sort things out.

Rahul Gandhi separately meets Ashok Gehlot, Sachin Pilot

Amidst attempts to convince him to change his mind about  stepping down as party president , Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday held a meeting with his sister and general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot, and Congress communication head Randeep Surjewala.

Six die after consuming spurious liquor in Barabanki, 10 excise personnel suspended

At least half-a-dozen people died in Uttar Pradesh's Barabanki district after consuming spurious liquor, officials said on Tuesday. The tragedy was reported from the Raniganj area under the Ramnagar police station of the district.

Anti-Modi wave in Tamil Nadu: Rajinikanth

Actor Rajnikanth on Tuesday acknowledged that there was an anti-Modi wave in  Tamil Nadu  that led to the rout of the BJP and its alliance partners in the State in the recently concluded Lok Sabha polls. However, except in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala, there was a pro-Modi wave.

3 West Bengal MLAs, several councillors join BJP in Delhi

Three  West Bengal  MLAs, including BJP leader Mukul Roy’s son Subhrangshu Roy, joined the saffron party on Tuesday as it works to consolidate its position in the State following its impressive show there in the Lok Sabha polls.

Sri Lanka, Japan, India sign deal to develop East Container Terminal at Colombo Port

Sri Lanka, Japan and India on Tuesday signed an agreement to jointly develop the East Container Terminal at the Colombo Port. The signing of the Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) is significant, given that India and Sri Lanka were negotiating a potential partnership on the project, although with little success.

Two militants shot dead in J&K’s Anantnag

Two militants were on Tuesday killed in an encounter with security forces in forests of Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district, police said. Based on specific intelligence input about presence of the militants in the Kachwan forest area of Kokernag in south Kashmir district, the security forces launched a cordon and search operation there, a police official said.

One arrested in Mumbai resident doctor suicide case

The Agripada police on Tuesday made their first arrest in connection with the  suicide of Payal Tadvi , a resident doctor with the BYL Nair Hospital last week. Mumbai  Police spokesperson, DCP Manjunath Singe confirmed that one of Tadvi's three seniors accused in the case, Bhakti Mehare, had been arrested on Tuesday afternoon.

Airtel Africa plans public offer, London listing; may mop up over $1 billion

Telecom czar Sunil Mittal-led Bharti Airtel’s Africa unit plans to launch over $1 billion (around ₹6,970 crore) IPO in London to help reduce debt. The firm plans to sell 25% of new shares of Airtel Africa in the proposed initial public offering (IPO) and is looking to trade on the main market of the London Stock Exchange using its premium listing segment, Bharti Airtel said in a regulatory filing.

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