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How water wars in Karnataka affect BJP's prospects
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How water wars in Karnataka affect BJP's prospects

If the Cauvery water-sharing dispute between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu -- dating back to 1892 between the erstwhile Madras Presidency under the British Raj and the princely Mysore state -- has exploded again into a war, the discord between Karnataka and Goa over dividing the water of the Mahadayi river simmers under the surface, says Radhika Ramaseshan.  The Congress might hope that the Karnataka government's decision to grant a 'minority' status to the Lingayat and ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
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FERA case: ED tells HC cannot share documents with Dinakaran

The Enforcement Directorate has informed the Madras High Court it cannot share copies of official documents, including the case diary, to Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam leader TTV Dinakaran in connection with the 1996 FERA case filed against him. When the criminal revision petition by Dinakaran came up yesterday before Justice M V Muralidaran, the ED filed a counter affidavit stating that the documents sought by the accused to defend himself in the two-decade-old case cannot be provided to ...
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37 years on, Netaji's soldier awaits his pension

A man who was ready to die for the country in his youth waits for his government to recognise his sacrifice and pay him his due in his old age.A Ganesh Nadar reports. IMAGE: "Netaji used to ask, 'Desh ke liye jaan doge?(Will you sacrifice your life for your country?)' And we used to shout, 'Denge! (We will!)," Veera Gandhi recalls. Photograph: A Ganesh Nadar/Rediff.com 'A freedom fighter's pension is not an act of charity, but a conferment of honour on such selfless fighters.' An irate Madras ...
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Why Nirav Modi reminds me of Nick Leeson

Decades apart, but the drama linked to the two appears similar, says Nivedita Mookerji.Illustration: Dominic Xavier Nick Leeson, the rogue trader who captured our imagination way back in 1995, has come alive in various conversations ever since the Punjab National Bank-Nirav Modi scam broke. The two are not quite the same, but the drama linked to any scandal is often similar, if we were to look at how events unfolded and how the authorities reacted. In the case of PNB, everyone seems to be ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago
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A PIL rekindles debate on Indian Army's role in furtherance of caste

A p ublic i nterest l itigation (PIL) filed in Punjab and Haryana High Court has reignited a particularly vexed debate about a fiercely defended tradition of one of the country's most hallowed institutions. A 19-year-old college student in Gurgaon, Saurav ...
 catchnews.com1 month ago
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'Distress-sharing' may be a workable option whenever Cauvery comes up again

Considering that the Supreme Court has now included two, rather three, new variables to the Cauvery tribunal’s findings, it could imply that whenever the current order comes in for review, the two states could raise specific issues flowing from them, says N Sathiya Moorthy. Independent of what the Supreme Court has indicated is the last and final verdict, apportioning the disputed Cauvery waters, especially between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu in quantum numbers, ...
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Review: Aiyaary feels like unending punishment

Aiyaary is a bloated, prolonged, mess of misplaced purpose that digresses from military misdeeds to animal cruelty, says Sukanya Verma. Aiyaary begins with a lengthy disclaimer stating it is a work of fiction and wasn't created to hurt the Indian Army's sentiments in English and Hindi. It's true. Dedicated to the unsung soldiers and aimed at intelligence agents gone rogue and ex-army men turned thugs who speak in weird English accents, Neeraj Pandey's latest film exists to punish cinephile ...
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