Centre eases export ban norms for Odisha to ship 810 tonnes of red sanders wood in log form According to a notification of the directorate general of foreign trade (DGFT), the state's forest, environment and climate change department, will finalise the modalities for export of the respective quantity within 12 months.
Opposition, analysts smell political ploy behind fresh water wars between Telugu states The Telangana government, seven years after the carving out of the state from erstwhile undivided Andhra Pradesh, is demanding an equal share in Krishna River waters and vows to fight on legal forums and water tribunals to ensure that.
Andhra Pradesh wants Centre to stall Telangana’s ‘illegal’ irrigation projects Amid rising tensions on the borders of the two Telugu-speaking states over Krishna River waters, Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy wrote to the central government seeking to inspect and stall “illegal” irrigation projects of Telangana.
IMD predicts rainfall in 'higher side of normal' in August-September; heavy downpour alert in MP Defence aircraft were flown in to rescue people in some flooded villages in Shivpuri district of Madhya Pradesh as heavy rains lashed large parts of the state. Sixty people stranded in a flooded building in neighbouring Sheopur district were rescued after they got stuck as floodwaters entered the premises.
Amid Krishna river row, AP CM seeks to decry politics over water, stresses need for cordial ties between states "I have not poked my finger into Telangana politics. Neither have I poked fingers into Karnataka and Tamil Nadu politics.Jagan will not do that even in future. We need cordial relations between states and, through that, overcome the problems," the Chief Minister observed.
Krishna river board biased towards Telangana, claims AP CM Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy In a four-page follow-up letter to Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on Monday, the AP Chief Minister requested the former to prevail upon Telangana government to at once stop the indiscriminate drawal of water solely for power generation.
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