Mon, May 29, 2017 | updated 08:43 PM IST

Tamil Nadu: Water to be released from Mettur Dam for delta irrigation today

Updated: Sep 20, 2016 09:23 IST      
Tamil Nadu: Water to be released from Mettur Dam for delta irrigation today

New Delhi [India], Sept. 20 (ANI): In Tamil Nadu, water from Mettur Dam for delta irrigation is being released from today morning, as per orders from Chief Minister Jayalalithaa.

In the function to be held at Mettur Dam, state Ministers Edapady Palanichamy P Thankamani, Saroja, Karupannan alongwith Salem Collector Sampath will be present.

As per Supreme Court orders Karnataka has to release 12000 cusecs of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu till today.

More than 5000 cusecs of water will be released from Mettur Dam for delta irrigation and this will be raised upto 15,000 cusecs as per the need of delta farmers.

The water released from Mettur will first reach Upper Anaicatu Mukombu in Tiruchirapalli and from there to Grand Anaicutu Kallanai by weekend.

From Kallanai, water will be released for samba crops in delta districts of Thanjavur, Nagapattinam and Tiruvarur.

This year release of water from Mettur has been considerably delayed due to lack of water in Cauvery.

Delta farmers hope that north east monsoon will start by third week of next month to save samba crops. (ANI)

Earthquake tremors felt in parts of Jammu

Updated: May 29, 2017 20:42 IST     

Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir), [India], May 29 (ANI): Tremors of an earthquake were felt in parts of Jammu on Monday.

Full Story >>

Two killed, six injured in car accident in Shimla

Updated: May 29, 2017 20:37 IST     

Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) [India], May 29 (ANI): Two students met their fatal end as an Omani van carrying four students and three adults met with an accident here in Jutogh.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], May 29, (ANI): Condemning the Kerala incident where the youth Congress workers butchered a calf publically, the Congress Party on Monday dubbed the misconduct as 'reprehensible', while stating that the party does not support any kind of violence and barbarism.

Full Story >>

It's important to do what you like, asserts ISC topper

Updated: May 29, 2017 20:25 IST     

Kolkata (West Bengal), May 29 (ANI): Ananya Maity, who emerged as the ISC class XII all India topper with 99.5 percent on Monday asserted that she did well because she chose subjects which she loved to read.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], May 29, (ANI): The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) on Monday issued an order of doing away with stamping hand baggage tags with immediate effect at six major airports- Lucknow, Guwahati, Patna, Trivandrum, Jaipur and Chennai from June 1.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], May 29 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee received the first copies of books 'Color Atlas of Oral implants' and 'Conservative Dentistry - Basics' at the Rashtrapati Bhavan today.

Full Story >>

PM Modi starts 'Mission Europe' with Germany

Updated: May 29, 2017 19:59 IST     

New Delhi [India] May 29 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi has started his 'Mission Europe' with Germany, which also includes his visit to Spain, Russia and France.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], May 29 (ANI): On the occasion of International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, Vice Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Sarath Chand remembered 168 soldiers on Monday who died in various corners of the world for the cause of peace.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], May 29 (ANI): The Delhi Government on Monday announced Rs. five lakh for family of the e-rickshaw driver beaten to death allegedly for stopping two men from urinating in public.

Full Story >>

Dantewada (Chhattisgarh) [India], May 29 (ANI): Three Maoists were arrested after security forces attacked a Naxal hideout and commenced firing in Hiroli village here in Kirandul district.

Full Story >>

Evidence of Pak funding Kashmir separatists: NIA

Updated: May 29, 2017 19:30 IST     

New Delhi [India], May 29 (ANI): The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has found strong evidence against Kashmiri separatists Farooq Ahmad Dar, Javed Ahmad Baba and Nayeem Khan, who have been alleged to have received funds from Pakistan-based terrorist groups to create tensions in the valley.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], May 29 (ANI): A Delhi Court on Monday issued a non-bailable warrant (NBW) against Narmada Bachao Andolan activist Medha Patkar for failing to appear in cross defamation cases filed by her and Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) Chairman V.K. Saxena.

Full Story >>

Decision on cow slaughter is unconstitutional: Mamata

Updated: May 29, 2017 19:15 IST     

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], May 29 (ANI): Training her guns on the Centre for banning the sale of cattle for slaughter across the country's livestock markets, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday asserted that the decision was unconstitutional.

Full Story >>

Four including one Nigerian arrested for drug trafficking

Updated: May 29, 2017 19:11 IST     

New Delhi [India], May 29, (ANI):The Delhi Police on Monday arrested four people including a Nigerian national in two separate cases of drug trafficking.

Full Story >>

New Delhi[India],May 29, (ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered three separate cases in connection with the alleged irregularities in purchase of 111 aircrafts.

Full Story >>

ABVP stages protest against pro-ISIS slogans

Updated: May 29, 2017 19:03 IST     

New Delhi [India], May 29 (ANI): The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) on Monday protested against pro-ISIS slogans allegedly seen in Delhi University' Delhi School of Economics (DSE).

Full Story >>

Rajnath assures to find permanent solution to Kashmir

Updated: May 29, 2017 18:44 IST     

Meerut (Uttar Pradesh) [India], May 29 (ANI): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday assured to find a permanent solution to the Kashmir problem, adding that India won't fall prey to Pakistan's tactics to destabilise the country.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], May 29 (ANI): Three police personnel were on Monday suspended for dereliction of duty in connection with the IAS officer Anurag Tiwari's death case.

Full Story >>

Centre dubs Kannur incident as 'politically motivated'

Updated: May 29, 2017 18:34 IST     

New Delhi [India], May 29 (ANI): Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday blatantly castigated the Congress Party in wake of one of its youth wing leader slaughtering a calf in public view and dubbed the incident as politically motivated and provocative.

Full Story >>

New Delhi[India],May 29, (ANI): After the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) granted bail to all the accused including Virbhadra Singh in the disproportionate assets case, the Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister welcomed the decision saying that 'truth would win'.

Full Story >>