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19 Mar 2018, Edition - 979, Monday


  • The eminent CEO panelists gathered to discuss the growing power of digital economy at the Innovation Summit.
  • Bhagalpur clashes: FIR filed | Mantri’s son accused of displaying arms; allegedly took out procession, sans permission
  • Kolkata: Mamata-KCR meet ends | We made a good beginning today, says Telangana CM KCR
  • Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has launched a direct hotline to mark the occasion of completion of one year of his government
  • Panjim: Massive protest by mining workers, after SC ordered ban on mining activity, mine workers go on a strike
  • Vladimir Putin won a landslide victory in Russia’s presidential election, receiving 76.67% of the vote
  • Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia reacts on his & Kejriwal’s apology to Nitin Gadkari & Kapil Sibal
  • Telangana CM K Chandrashekhar Rao meets West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata to discuss Third Front
  • Faced with defamation suits, Arvind Kejriwal Delhi CM now apologises to Gadkari
  • A day after Pakistan killed 5 innocent Indians, J&K CM pushes for talks with Pakistan


Centre not keen to solve Cauvery issue, says farmers’association

Covai Post Network

Coimbatore : The remarks by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on linking the Cauvery with the Godavari were a clear indication that the BJP-led Government at the Centre was not not bothered to find an amicable solution to the vexed Cauvery water dispute between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, a farmers’ association alleged today.

Gadkari made such remarks only to avoid a firm commitment on constituting Cauvery Mangement Board in six weeks as directed by the Supreme Court two weeks ago, Lower Bhavani Farmers Association president, C Nallasami told reporters here.

Gadkari had said 175 tmc water could be saved if the Cauvery and the Godavari were linked. This, he said, showed that the Centre was not keen to bring the issue to an end. Film actors should introspect before entering politics, he said.

Nallasami also said the Tamil Nadu Government owed an explanation to the public for installing the portrait of former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, a convict in a case.