Participants at the 79th Akhil Bharat Kannada Sahitya Sammelan will get an opportunity to partake the staple food of the people of north Karnataka. The food committee of the event has planned to serve, among other items, jowar roti, groundnut chutney, curd and mango pickle, to literature lovers. “For the people of north Karnataka, even the mention of jowar roti and groundnut chutney, makes their mouth water”, according to the district president of the Kannada Sahitya Parishat Mallikarjun Yendigeri. The parishat is spending Rs. 1 crore on food to be served to literature enthusiasts. Deputy Director of Food and Civil Supplies Department C. Sridhar, who is making all arrangements related to food, says that preparations are on to serve food to an estimated three lakh people, for which orders have been placed with various contractors.
A day after the Supreme Court set the February 20 deadline to notify the final award of the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal, the Karnataka Government has urged the Centre not to issue the notification till the disposal of two civil petitions pending in the Supreme Court and a review petition in the tribunal. Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar told the Legislative Assembly that the government would fight a legal battle to ensure justice to farmers of the State. There would be no compromise in safeguarding the State’s share in the water, he said. It has been decided to convene a meeting of floor leaders of the State legislature on Wednesday to discuss a strategy to be adopted in the wake of the Supreme Court order.
Reiterating that the government was strong and stable, Andhra Pradesh Finance Minister Anam Ramanarayana Reddy said that the government was not falling in minority after the alleged reports of the suspension of 9 MLAs by the Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC). He dismissed these reports as baseless, saying that the PCC president Botcha Satyanarayana’s statements in this regard were quoted out of context. “No situation has arisen to make the government fall short of majority. The media has wrongly reported this. Our party got good results in the cooperative elections. It indicates that farmers put lot of confidence in our party,” he added.
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