Ramadoss for a meeting of Chief Ministers concerned

THANJAVUR: Pattali Makkal Katchi founder S.

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THE Palar may now be a dry river, but very much active with its political undercurrents expected to shake the region.

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Lakshmaiah contended that the AP government had already provided the design information of the Palar project to TN in 2007 and had underlined the need to get the concurrence from them
THE Andhra Pradesh government was open for talks with Tamil Nadu, but was firm on the dam plan across the Palar river.

J. Venkatesan

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday suggested that the Central Water Commission explore the possibility of resolving the Palar water dispute between Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh through negotiations.

A Bench of Justice Mukundakam Sharma and Justice Anil R.

VELLORE: Collector C. Rajendran has directed officials of the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) to immediately visit the places in the Ambur area where there were complaints of tanneries discharging untreated effluents into the Palar, and identify and close such tanneries.

He was presiding over a monthly agriculturists' grievance day meeting at the Collectorate here on Friday.

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They were accused of dumping untreated effluents in Palar river
THE tanneries in Ambur and Vaniyambadi regions have been given a deadline up to this month end to complete the installation of the reverse osmosis system for treating effluents through individual and common treatment plants.

The court had passed the earlier order on a petition which sought to restrain the PWD from using machinery

CHENNAI: The Madras High Court has modified its earlier direction to the authorities not to use any machinery for sand quarrying in Palar river bed in some villages in Kancheepuram and Tiruvannamalai districts.

MODIFYING its earlier order, a division bench of the Madras High Court on Friday permitted the contractors of the State PWD department to use machineries for quarrying sand from Palar river in Kancheepuram and Tiru- vannamalai districts with the ap- proval of the authorities con- cerned.

CHENNAI: The Madras High Court has directed the Vellore Collector to take action against those illegally mining sand from the Palar riverbed.

A Division Bench headed by Justice Elipe Dharma Rao passed the order on a petition by K.L. Elavazhagan, Arcot MLA.

New Delhi, Jan. 29: The Supreme Court on Friday directed the counsel for Tamil Nadu, Andhra and Karnataka to submit an