NGT Slaps a fine of Rs 50,000 on Karnataka, Manipur

New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal has slapped a fine of Rs 50,000 each on Karnataka and Manipur for not filing statements on maintenance of green cover along highways and the number of trees proposed to be cut for various projects. A bench headed by acting NGT Chairperson Justice Jawad Rahim noted that Karnataka and Manipur […]

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Supreme Court asks Water Resources Secy to bring draft Cauvery management scheme

The Supreme Court today directed the Secretary of the Union Water Resources Ministry to personally appear before it on May 14 with a draft of the Cauvery management scheme for implementation of its verdict on water sharing between four states including Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra told the […]

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Supreme Court asks Centre to apprise it on setting up CMB

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Centre to apprise it on May 8 about steps taken for setting up of the Cauvery Management Board (CBM) for implementation of its judgement on distribution of river water among Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala and Puducherry. The Centre, which was asked by the top court to […]

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High Court asks cricket body if it will seek extra water for IPL pitches, ground

The Bombay High Court today sought to know from the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) if it would seek additional water supply from the Pune civic body for ground and pitch maintenance for six IPL matches shifted to that city from Chennai. The MCA stadium at Gahunje in Pune will host the remaining six ‘home’ matches […]

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SC pulls up five states for not appointing food commissions

The Supreme Court today pulled up the governments of drought-hit states of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar and Karnataka for not appointing state food commissions or making them operational. A bench of Justices M B Lokur and N V Ramana, which had summoned the Chief Secretaries of ten states on the issue, directed that […]

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SC rejects K’taka’s review plea on release of Cauvery water

The Supreme Court today dismissed a Karnataka government plea seeking review of its September 20, 2016 order asking it to release 6,000 cusecs of Cauvery water per day to Tamil Nadu till September 27, saying it has become “infructuous” as several subsequent orders were passed. A bench of Justices Dipak Misra and U U Lalit […]

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SC seeks report from K’taka on Cauvery water release

Supreme Court today asked the Karnataka government to apprise it by tomorrow afternoon whether it has released water to Tamil Nadu as directed by it on September 30. The Centre also moved the apex court seeking modification of its earlier order asking it to constitute the Cauvery Water Management Board (CWMB) by Tuesday. Attorney General […]

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Plea in SC to maintain law and order in TN, Karnataka

The Supreme Court today agreed to hear tomorrow a plea seeking direction to the Centre, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka to maintain law and order in these two states witnessing violent protests in the wake of a row over distribution of Cauvery water. “Let it be listed tomorrow before the bench which is hearing it,” a […]

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No mining in Karnataka till R&R measures are implemented: SC

The Supreme Court on Friday said it would not allow resumption of mining activities of iron and ore in Karnataka unless there is a statutory compliance and full implementation of reclamation and rehabilitation measures. “You don’t press for resumption of mining activities unless we are sure that there is a statutory compliance. No mining activities […]

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No tree cutting for widening State highways

The Karnataka High Court on Friday, 27, restrained the Forest Department and other authorities from cutting down trees for widening some stretches of State highways in the Tumkur division. As many as 4,153 trees had been identified for felling.  A Division Bench, comprising Chief Justice Vikramajit Sen and Justice Aravind Kumar, passed the interim order […]

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