Jayalalithaa orders higher outflow from Mettur Dam for Aadiperukku

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Saturday directed to increase the quantum of water released from Mettur Dam so that the farmers can joyfully celebrate 'Aadiperukku' festival on August 3.

25 TPDK activists held for trying to show black flag to MoS

Twenty-five activists of a fringe Tamil outfit were arrested here on Friday while trying to stage a black flag demonstration against union minister Giriraj Singh over the Centre's "failure" to solve Tamil Nadu's water disputes with other states.

PMK seeks compensation for ryots

PMK on Friday said the Tamil Nadu government's announcement that water from Mettur dam will not be discharged on June 12 as per the practise, has 'disappointed' farmers and demanded compensation for the ryots.

TN's objection to Mekedatu project politically motivated: CM

A Karnataka delegation has told Prime Minister Narendra Modi that Tamil Nadu's opposition to Mekedatu drinking water project across the river Cauvery is "politically motivated", Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said Friday, as he stressed government's strong resolve to go ahead with the project.

DMK leader Vijayakanth calls on Oppn leaders, to lead delegation to PM Modi

Rallying other opposition parties in Tamil Nadu, NDA ally, DMDK leader Vijayakanth on Sunday said he would lead a delegation to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi tomorrow to raise issues concerning the state after he met leaders, including DMK chief M Karunanidhi here.

We will urge Karnataka, TN to talk on Mekedatu: BJP Gen Secy

Efforts would be made by the Centreto convince Karnataka and Tamil Nadu governments to engage in a consultation process over the Mekedatu dam issue, a senior central BJP leader said here on Friday.

Bandh over Cauvery issue cripples normal life in Bengaluru, other parts
Bandh over Cauvery issue cripples normal life in Bengaluru, other parts

A 12-hour dawn-to-dusk shutdown was underway across Karnataka on Saturday in support of building a reservoir dam across Cauvery river at Mekedatu for hydro-power and drinking water supply in the old Mysore region.

MDMK seeks PM's intervention on Mekeddatu issue

MDMK on Monday said it is the responsibility of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to prevent Karnataka from constructing a dam across the Cauvery at Mekeddatu, which would adversely affect the interests of Tamil Nadu farmers.

Mekedatu dam row: TN Assembly adopts resolution seeking Centre's intervention

A day ahead of opposition-backed farmers bandh over Mekedatu row, Tamil Nadu Assembly on Friday adopted a unanimous resolution urging Centre to rein in Karnataka from going ahead with its plan to build the dam across inter-state river Cauvery.

Farmers meet Tamil Nadu CM seeking support for bandh

 Having rallied most of the opposition parties to back its March 28 bandh call protesting Karnataka's move to build a check dam across Cauvery, farmers' bodies in Tamil Nadu on Thursday met Chief Minister O Panneerselvam and sought the AIADMK Government's support for the shutdown.

Congress in Tamil Nadu flays party govt in Karnataka over check dam

Congress' Tamil Nadu unit on Thursday condemned the party-led government in Karnataka over its decision to construct a check dam across river Cauvery at Mekedatu, saying it was going ahead 'unilaterally' without Central clearance.

TN govt assures all steps to 'thwart' attempts to build check dam by Karnataka

 Terming as 'illegal' Karnataka's attempts to construct a check-dam across river Cauvery at Mekedatu, Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday assured of all steps, including legal, to 'thwart' its neighbour's attempts to build the reservoir.

No new taxes proposed in Tamil Nadu's populist Budget for FY16

Keeping an eye on next year's Assembly polls, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam has offered a slew of sops for the fishermen community as well as the manufacturing sector, and proposed no new taxes in the Rs 4,616 crore deficit Budget for FY16.

Budget Session of Tamil Nadu Assembly to start tomorrow

The Budget Session of the Tamil Nadu Assembly will start here on Wednesday. 

AIADMK members walkout of RS protesting DMK MP's remarks

AIADMK members Tuesday walked out of Rajya Sabha after seeking to interrupt DMK's Kanimozhi who expressed concern over the exploration of Coal Bed Methane (CBM) in Cauvery region.

Karuna attacks TN Govt on Cauvery check-dam issue

Chennai: Flaying the AIADMK Government in Tamil Nadu over Karnataka's move to build a check dam across river Cauvery, DMK President M Karunanidhi today charged it with being 'unconcerned' about the issue.

We have the right to build dam on Cauvery: Karnataka

Karnataka government on Thursday said it has the right to construct a dam on the Cauvery river without violating the order of Cauvery River Water Tribunal.

Tamil Nadu to move SC over dams on Cauvery

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Tuesday said a petition will be filed in the apex court praying for staying Karnataka's plans to construct dams on the Cauvery river.

`Water release to TN as per tribunal distress sharing formula`

Denying the Opposition charge that Karnataka has `compromised` the interests of its farmers, Water Resources Minister M B Patil on Monday said the state has released Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu as per distress sharing formula of the Cauvery Water Dispute Tribunal.

Karunanidhi puts riders for prospective allies for LS polls

Spelling out riders for prospective allies including DMDK ahead of Lok Sabha polls, DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi on Sunday night said those parties that support the stalled Sethu Samudram Project and oppose communalism were welcome to join its alliance.