QBengaluru: Karnataka Asked to Release Cauvery Water & More 

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Cauvery river flowing through the two states of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.
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1. Cauvery Authority Directs Karnataka to Release Water

The Cauvery Water Management Authority (CWMA), at its first meeting here on Monday, directed Karnataka to release water to Tamil Nadu and other states but did not discuss Karnataka’s decision to challenge the constitution of the CWMA in the Supreme Court.

“There is no need and no point in discussing Karnataka’s challenge…The Authority has nothing to do with it,” Masood Hussain, Interim-Chairman, CWMA, said.

The Karnataka government on Saturday decided to file an appeal in the Supreme Court against the setting up of the CWMA and the Cauvery Water Regulation Committee (CWRC) on the grounds that the move should have been discussed in Parliament.

(Source: The Hindu)

2. Pro-Farmer Budget for K'taka? What the HDK Govt Conveyed Through Governor’s Address

File photo of Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy. Image used for representational purposes only.
File photo of Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy. Image used for representational purposes only.
(Photo Courtesy: The News Minute)

Ahead of HD Kumaraswamy announcing his first budget on 5 July in his second stint as the Karnataka CM, Governor Vajubhai Vala’s address to the joint legislative session in Karnataka on Monday signalled a pro-farmer budget. The Karnataka Assembly budget session started from Monday.

The issue of farmers occupied the majority of the Governor’s speech, which according to established norms is prepared by the state government. Already, as a shot in the arm for Kumaraswamy, the JD(S)-Congress coalition’s coordination committee has okayed his ambitious farm loan waiver scheme.

“My government will take constructive steps to work for the farming community, is what I believe. My government will carry forward the policies of the previous government and will work to protect all citizens of Karnataka and will also pave a new path for the same. It will work for the benefit and development of backward classes, youth, women and farmers. My government will work for both rural and urban development,” Vala said addressing the MLAs and MLCs.

(Source: The News Minute)

3. HC Seeks Original Files of Probe in Missing Techie Case

Bengaluru techie Kumar Ajitabh has been missing since 18 December. 
Bengaluru techie Kumar Ajitabh has been missing since 18 December. 
(Photo: Altered by The Quint)

The High Court of Karnataka on Monday directed the government to submit all the original records pertaining to the investigation into the disappearance of Kumar Ajitabh, a techie, in a sealed envelope during the next hearing.

Ajitabh (29), a city-based software engineer, had posted an advertisement on an online portal to sell his car. He was reported missing from the city after he went to meet a prospective buyer on 18 December.

On Monday, the government submitted a status report with regard to the investigation before the court.

4. Bangalore University Students Elated as Results out Within 2.5 Hours of Exams

File photo of Bangalore University
File photo of Bangalore University
Photo: Bangalore University 

Bangalore University, which is known for delays in announcing results, set a record on Monday by declaring the results of VII and VIII semester examinations of BE (civil engineering) within two and-a-half hours of the exams getting over.

The University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering (UVCE) is the only engineering institution affiliated to Bangalore University.

Prof C Shivaraju, registrar (evaluation), BU told TOI that they were able to achieve the feat as they ensured the answerscripts of every subject were evaluated on the same day.

5. In a First, Rare Albino Cobra Rescued in Bengaluru

An Albino monocled cobra, popularly known as white cobra, was sighted and rescued for the first time ever in the city on Monday.

The hatchling, which is not more than seven days old, was rescued from a house in Mathikere area of North-West Bengaluru by snake rescuer Rajesh Kumar M.

This is a first time this rare snake was seen in the city. “The snake with white coloured body and red eyes is very rare. Even across the country only about eight of them have been sighted so far. When I got a call from a house owner from the Gokula Extension in Mathikere, I was under the impression it was another common cobra. But it was a pleasant surprise for me. The snake was quarter feet long and was released in the suitable habitat,” he added

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