Karnataka government has called for an all-party meeting on Wednesday to discuss Cauvery river water dispute, Deputy Chief Minister D K Shivakumar told ANI. Meanwhile, Karnataka Cabinet yesterday directed the Advocate General to file the state’s appeal before the Supreme Court on August 21 regarding the release of Cauvery river water to neighbouring Tamil Nadu. Karnataka has been maintaining that it will be able to release water to Tamil Nadu taking into account its needs like drinking water and standing crops in the Cauvery basin areas citing scarcity due to deficit monsoon rains,
Meanwhile, an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) developed by the Defence Research Development Organization (DRDO) crashed in the agriculture fields of a village in the district on Sunday, sources said. The UAV–TAPAS– fell outside Vaddikere village in Hiriyur Taluk. According to sources, the DRDO’s drone was on a test flight when the incident occurred. The DRDO officials were not available for a comment.