Karnataka News Live Updates Today: As opposition parties continue to protest, Union Minister Jal Shakti, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, said Saturday said the center is ready to hold talks between Karnataka . to ease and Tamil Nadu governments over the Mekedatu project across the Cauvery River. The minister was in Bengaluru for the conclave of the southern states on the ‘Jal Jeevan’ and ‘Swachh Bharat’ missions. “We’re in the process of doing that…I can’t assure you how long it will take as consensus has to be reached,” Shekhawat said, answering a question about whether the Center would sit the two states together regarding to Mekedatu.
Karnataka High Court on Saturday drew the Chief Commissioner of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and ordered him to submit a personal affidavit explaining why his order to ban the dumping of waste at the Mittaganahalli quarry was being ignored. The court also warned Commissioner Gaurav Gupta that he will be jailed if he fails to obey his order.
The government is making every effort to return the body of Naveen Shekharappa Gyanagouda to Karnataka, the medical student murdered in Ukraine, That said Prime Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Saturday. He said Indian embassy officials are also trying to contact students still trapped in the besieged cities of Kharkiv and Kiev. “The officials have assured that they will contact them immediately if the war recedes,” Bommai told reporters. The prime minister also met Naveen’s parents and handed over a check for 25 lakh rupees.
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