QChennai: Rajini Hails Modi-Shah; City to Receive Krishna Water

1. ‘Modi-Shah Like Krishna And Arjuna,’ Says Rajinikanth

Actor Rajinikanth lauded Union Home Minister Amit Shah for abrogating Article 370.

Eminent actor Rajinikanth on Sunday, 11 August, lauded Union Home Minister Amit Shah for abrogating Article 370, which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, and described the Narendra Modi-Shah duo as "Krishna and Arjuna."

"My heartfelt congratulations to Amit Shah for Mission Kashmir. Hats off," he said at the release of a book chronicling the two years of Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu in office. Prime Minister Modi and Shah were like Lord Krishna and Arjuna, he said.

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2. Chennai to Receive 8 Tmc Ft of Krishna Water from Andhra Pradesh

Chennai is reeling under a severe water crisis and the government is taking efforts to get water through trains, private tankers.

Chennai, which is recovering from a water crisis, is set to receive 8 tmcft water from the Krishna river. The government’s announcement comes a day after Tamil Nadu Minister for Municipal Administration SP Velumani and Fisheries Minister D Jayakumar met with Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy.

As part of the Telugu Ganga project, Tamil Nadu will receive water drawn from the Srisailam reservoir. The east-flowing Krishna river, which originates in the Western Ghats, will reach the Poondi reservoir in Thiruvallur district. Poondi, Cholavaram, Redhills and Chembarambakkam reservoirs ran out of water this summer.

(Source: The News Minute)

3. Send All-Party Delegation to J&K to Assess Ground Reality: DMK, Allies Demand

An all party meeting led by the DMK demanded the immediate release of detained former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Ministers Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah, and others.

An all party meeting led by the DMK on Saturday demanded the immediate release of detained former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Ministers Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah, and others who have been placed under house arrest in light of the abrogation of Article 370 by the Union government.

The meeting, helmed by DMK chief and Leader of the Opposition in Tamil Nadu MK Stalin, condemned the 'unilateral' move by the BJP government on 5 August, which rendered redundant the special status for Jammu and Kashmir. The move has sparked protests across the region as well as in other parts of India and the world and has been condemned for being undemocratic and authoritarian.

(Source: The News Minute)

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4. With TN’s Mettur Dam Fast Filling Up, Flood Advisory Issued to Downstream Areas

A flood warning has been issued in downstream areas along the Cauvery in Tamil Nadu, as the Mettur dam is fast filling up due to heavy rains in Karnataka.

A flood warning has been issued in downstream areas along the Cauvery in Tamil Nadu, as the Mettur dam is fast filling up due to heavy rains in Karnataka. The rainfall in the Cauvery catchment area in Kodagu (in Karnataka), particularly, has caused massive inflow into the Krishna Raja Sagara Dam as well as the Kabini Dam. This, in turn, is being released into the Mettur dam located in Salem district, Tamil Nadu.

The letter has been issued to the Collectors of four districts: Salem, Krishnagiri, Dharmapuri and Erode. The advisory cautioned, “Suitable precautionary steps may be taken and downstream areas informed of the release.” Isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to occur in the Cauvery catchment areas for the next two days.

(Source: The News Minute)

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5. Corporation to Regulate Street Vendors

The Chennai Corporation has directed town vending committees in all 15 zones to receive applications from street vendors, check the feasibility of allotment of space and assess the hindrance caused to pedestrians.

Roads and pedestrian spaces will soon be cleared of encroachments, as 27,195 street vendors are set to be regulated in vending zones. All vendors in “no-vending zones” will be evicted by the Corporation, based on the orders of town vending committees of 15 zones. Town Vending Committees in all the zones conducted the first meeting in July and a compilation of the list of vending zones has started in the city.

(Source: The Hindu)

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