With Cauvery dispute verdict out, farmers in both Tamil Nadu and Karnataka worry about shortage of water supply

Bengaluru: The Supreme Court directive to Karnataka to release 177.25 tmc ft of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu, which is 14.75 tmc ft less than the quantum awarded by Cauvery Water Dispute Tribunal in 2007, drew mixed reactions in both the states. While the Siddaramaiah government in Karnataka is set to benefit from the order[…]

Tripura elections: Tiny state set to vote on 18 February as violence, blamegames mar campaign

With the Assembly elections in Tripura just two days away (they’re scheduled for 18 February), incidents of poll-related violence are being reported almost every day from across the Left Front-ruled state. Allegations and counter allegations fly thick and fast, with both national and regional parties laying the blame for their cadres’ deaths on the CPM-led[…]

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Mokokchung, Nagaland: Despite the hullabaloo around the poll boycott call by the Core Committee of Naga Tribal Hohos and Civil Organisations (CCNTHCO) and initially agreed to by eleven political parties, 257 candidates from all major parties ended up filing nominations for the Nagaland Assembly polls to be held on 27 February.