HUBBALLI WEDNESDAY AUGUST 15, 2018 `6.00 PAGES 24 CITY EDITION OFF TV CHANNELS, LA LIGA TO GO LIVE ON FACEBOOK Social media giant, in a landmark deal, wins rights to show Spain’s top-flight division for three years in the Indian sub-continent FREE TO AIR DEAL A FIRST IN THE COUNTRY The website will not be charging to watch matches as of now. All you need to do is log on and go to the concerned club’s official page or the official La Liga page. But Peter Hutton, the website’s Director of Global Live Sports, confirmed they are working on showing in-match advertisements. There are 270m users in India ■ ■ This is the first time that Facebook, who already show live sporting events in US, will broadcast sports content in India. They had also tried to get hands on IPL’s digital rights Both Amazon, who will show a few Premier League matches from next year, and Facebook may eye EPL’s India rights 1140 FACEBOOK TO BEAM ALL 1140 LA LIGA MATCHES FOR THE NEXT 3 SEASONS CHENNAI ■ MADURAI ■ VIJAYAWADA ■ BENGALURU ■ KOCHI ■ HYDERABAD ■ VISAKHAPATNAM ■ COIMBATORE ■ KOZHIKODE ■ THIRUVANANTHAPURAM ■ BELAGAVI ■ BHUBANESWAR ■ SHIVAMOGGA ■ MANGALURU ■ TIRUPATI ■ TIRUCHY ■ TIRUNELVELI ■ SAMBALPUR ■ HUBBALLI ■ DHARMAPURI ■ KOTTAYAM ■ KANNUR ■ VILLUPURAM ■ KOLLAM ■ WARANGAL ■ TADEPALLIGUDEM ■ NAGAPATTINAM ■ THRISSUR ■ KALABURAGI Mahadayi relief for Karnataka on I-Day eve Tribunal awards 13.5tmcft of water to state; government may move Supreme Court for entire share NAUSHAD BIJAPUR @Belagavi KARNATAKA’S relentless struggle for its share of Mahadayi water met with partial success on Tuesday with the tribunal set up to resolve the inter-state dispute awarding 13.5 tmcft of water to the state. The Mahadayi Water Dispute Tribunal headed by Justice J M Panchal in its final award allowed Karnataka to draw 5.5 tmcft of water from Mahadayi river for drinking purpose and another 8.02 tmcft for hydro-power generation. According to sources, of the 5.5 tmcft of water allotted for drinking, 3.9 tmcft will be diverted to Malaprabha basin through Kalasa nala (1.18 tmcft) and Bandura nala (2.72 tmcft), while the rest is allotted for in-basin consumption in Khanapur region. Karnataka was involved in decades-long battle with neigh- bouring Goa for its share of water, demanding a total of 36.55 tmcft, including 7.56 tmcft for drinking water purpose. Opposition BJP and the ruling JDS-Congress combine in Karnataka too have been at loggerheads over the vexed issue. The tribunal in its interim order in July 2016 had rejected Karnataka’s demand, triggering protests in north Karnataka. The state government had been struggling to find an out-ofcourt settlement in which the other stakeholders are Goa and Maharashtra. Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy was guarded in his response. He said the verdict has provided some relief for Karnataka, but added he will come out with an elaborate reaction after consulting the legal team. His Goan counterpart Manohar Parrikar said, “I am happy that the Mhadei Tribunal with its final verdict has done justice to Goa. I thank the legal team and everyone who have fought for protecting our lifeline Mhadei.” While many leaders across Karnataka and people part of the agitation welcomed the order, which will help overcome drinking water scarcity in parts of North Karnataka, sources said the state government plans to move the SC for a higher share. Deputy CM G Parameshwara said, “Karnataka had pleaded for 36.4tmcft of water, but has been awarded 13.5 tmcft. The government will consider filing a review petition after wider discussion.” BJP state president B S Yeddyurappa said, “I am happy with the final verdict. It has brought smiles on the faces of farmers.” However, the farmers in the region are upset as the verdict makes no mention about share in agriculture. P5 The verdict has provided some relief. Will come out with an elaborate reaction after going through the text of the award H D Kumaraswamy, CM RIVER ROW A farmer celebrates after the Mahadayi River Water Tribunal delivered its verdict in Bengaluru on Tuesday | VINOD KUMAR T WHAT THEY WANTED Karnataka claimed 36.558 tmcft,including 7.56 tmcft for Kalasa Banduri Nala project. Goa claimed 122.6 tmcft M’rashtra claimed 6.36 tmcft Monsoon fury continues; road, rail traffic on B’luru-M’luru route hit E X P R E S S N E W S S E R V I C E @ Bengaluru Jog Falls in Sagar taluk of Shivamogga district in full glory on Tuesday after 27,000 cusecs of water was released from the Linganamakki reservoir | SHIMOGA NANDAN More than 1L cusecs let out of KRS About 1 lakh cusecs of water from the 60 out of the 152 crest gates of the Krishna Raja Sagar (KRS) reservoir in Mandya district was released into the Cauvery river on Tuesday afternoon. The discharge is likely to be further increased and may cross the 1.5 lakh-cusecs mark as heavy rain continues to lash its catchment in Kodagu district. About 1,00,000 cusecs of water was released from the KRS reservoir in Mandya district on Tuesday | UDAYASHANKAR S `70.09 ` HITS NEW LOW AGAINST US DOLLAR Fears over a rise in global protectionist measures, along with a strong US economy, dragged the Indian rupee to a fresh intra-day low of over B70 against the US dollar on Tuesday before recovering by a fraction at B69.98. A 6-page supplement ‘Spirit of Freedom’ with this issue SOUTH-WEST monsoon continued to lash parts of the state throwing life out of gear, on Tuesday With heavy rain expected, 14 districts, in. cluding those in the coastal and Malnad, have been kept on high alert. The 14 districts are Chikkamagaluru, Shivamogga, Udupi, Dakshina Kannada, Uttara Kannada, Hassan, Kodagu, Mysuru, Mandya, Davangere, Chamarajanagar, Belagavi, Haveri, and Dharwad. A three-year-old girl was killed in Chikkanayakanahalli taluk of Tumakuru district when the wall of a building collapsed on her. In Sompura village of Arkalgud taluk in Hassan district, five persons were injured in rain-related incidents on Monday night. Road and rail traffic between Bengaluru and Mangaluru was hit as heavy rain triggered fresh landslides at Shiradi Ghat and on the railway line in the Subrahmanya Road-Sakleshpur ghat section. Vehicular movement on MadikeriMangaluru road was also disrupted owing to landslides. More than 200 vehicles, including 70 buses, were stranded in Shiradi Ghat for hours due to massive landslides at Maranahalli. As Shiradi Ghat remained out of bounds until 8 pm on Tuesday, vehicles were diverted via Charmadi Ghat. Several arecanut and rubber plantations and paddy fields across the Dakshina Kannada were inundated. Dakshina Kannada DC Sasikanth Senthil said four out of five rivers in the district — Nethravati, Kumaradhara, Shambhavi, and Nandini — were in spate. A team of NDRF personnel will reach Mangaluru on Wednesday People residing in low. lying areas in Bantwal were shifted to a gruel centre,’’ he said. Meanwhile, rain battered the Cauvery catchment in Kodagu district. Bhagamandala received more than 200 mm of rainfall on Monday . Irrigation officials have released more water at the rate of 50,000 cusecs from the Hemavathi reservoir owing to heavy rains in Sakleshpur. Also, 35,000 cusecs of water is being let out of the Harangi reservoir. Considering the heavy inflow of about 94,861 cusecs into Linganamakki reservoir, officials opened 9 out of 11 crest gates of the dam in Sagar taluk. About 27,000 cusecs of water is being let out. This is the 14th time since 1964 that the dam is attaining its maximum level of 1,819 ft. SHOPIAN FIRING Major Aditya’s Shaurya Chakra irks Valley F AYA Z W A N I @ Srinagar THE then Mehbooba Mufti government went after Major Aditya Kumar after the 10 Garhwal Rifles unit commanded by him opened fire on a stone pelting mob in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district on January 27 last, killing three civilians. However, Major Aditya will be decorated with the Shaurya Chakra, indicating he has the full support of the establishment. Both the People’s Democratic Party and the National Conference reacted strongly, saying the award would further add to the sense of alienation in the Valley In . the FIR on the Shopian firing, the police had named Major Aditya, which his dad challenged in the Supreme Court. “If a finger is being raised against an officer for committing human rights violations, then the officer should not have been awarded,” PDP chief spokesman Rafi Ahmed Mir told The New Indian Express. “It could have been avoided,” claimed NC leader Nasir Aslam Wani. Rifleman Aurangzeb, who was kidnapped and later killed by militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on June 14 last, too, is on the list of 20 Shaurya Chakra awardees. WHAT THEY GOT Tribunal awarded 13.5 tmcft Awarded 24 tmcft Awarded 1.30 tmcft Karnataka, which had locked horns with Goa on sharing Mahadayi River water, had sought release of 7.56 tmcft water for the Kalasa-Banduri Nala project to quench the thirst of North Karnataka I’m already married ... to Cong, says Rahul Gandhi V I K R A M S H A R M A @ Hyderabad Bank loses `94cr in cyber hack Mumbai: Cyber criminals managed to hack into the ATM server of Pune-based Cosmos Bank, one of the oldest cooperative banks in India, and siphon off B94 crore. According to the police complaint filed by the bank, hackers waged a malware attack on the ATM Switch (server) at the bank’s headquarters at Cosmos Tower in Pune and accessed information of VISA and RuPay debit card holders. CONGRESS president Rahul Gandhi (46) is already married. To his Congress party that is. “I’m already married , to the Congress party,” he quipped during an interactive session with editors here on Tuesday . Rahul is also emphatic that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not get a second term in office. ‘’There is no question of Modi becoming PM after 2019 elections. Some of his allies, including Shiv Sena, prefer any other BJP leader than Modi,” he said. He said he was fighting an ideological battle with the BJP and the RSS. Mocked by BJP for his visits to temples, Rahul parries charges of adopting ‘’soft Hindutva’’, claiming he does not believe in any form of Hindutva, soft or otherwise.
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