Top stories from the southern region at 2100 hrs today. MDS9 KA-MAHADAYI Bengaluru: The Karnataka government is ready for talks with Goa and Maharashtra to explore an out of court settlement solution of the Mahadayi river water dispute, state, says Water Resources Minister M B Patil. MDS12 PREZ-POLL-KARUNANIDHI Chennai: DMK chief M Karunanidhi could not cast his vote in todays's presidential election due to health reasons, says party working president M K Stalin. MDS13 KA-2ND LD SASIKALA Bengaluru: The Karnataka government shunts out a top woman police official who brought to light alleged special treatment to AIADMK (Amma) leader V K Sasikala in prison and dragged her senior into a bribery row over the matter. MES5 KL-NURSES-LDF Thiruvananthapuram:Ruling CPI-M led LDF in Kerala today asked its government to take steps to end the ongoing agitation by sections of nurses in private hospitals even as it described as 'reasonable' their wage hike demand. MES7 KL-DROWN Wayanad (Ker): Four persons are feared to have drowned after the coracle in which they were fishing near Banasura Sagar dam in the district capsizeddue to bad weather. MDS11 KA-CAUVERY Bengaluru: Karnataka is releasing 25 to 30 per cent of total inflows in Cauvery basin to Tamil Nadu every day as per a Supreme Court order, state minister M B Patil says. LGM2 HC-DILEEP-BAILPLEA Kochi: The Kerala High Court defers to Thursday the hearing on the bail plea of Malayalam actor Dileep, arrested for allegedly plotting the abduction and assault of a popular South Indian actress. LGM3 KL-HC-SHIP Kochi: The Kerala High Court directs detention of a Panama-registered merchant ship, which had on June 15 collided with an Indian boat killing two fishermen, for a month. LGM4 KL-HC-SENKUMAR Kochi: The Kerala High Court grants interim anticipatory bail to the state's former police chief T P Senkumar in a case lodged against him allegedly for trying to incite religious enmity among people. BES23 TL-DRUGS-PROBE-EXCISE-PUBS Hyderabad:) Expanding its probe into the organised drug trade, the Telangana Excise department has decided to issue notices to the managements of pubs and bars in the city as part of a sensitisation programme to check the drug menace.
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