Hitting back at actor Rajinikanth over his comments on release of Cauvery water by Karnataka to Tamil Nadu, HD Kumaraswamy on Sunday invited him to come to the state and see the situation for himself, after which he would change his stand. He was responding to Rajinikanth's statement asking the new govt to release to Tamil Nadu its share of Cauvery water.
The Veerashaiva Mahasabha has written an open letter demanding that Congress loyalist Mahasabha president Shamanur Shivshankrappa be made deputy CM to bring down the distrust in the Lingayat community and as a reassuring gesture. The demand comes a day ahead of Kumaraswamy's visit to Delhi to discuss cabinet expansion.
Marc Marquez claimed his third race win in a row with victory at the French Grand Prix to surge ahead in the MotoGP standings as Andrea Dovizioso and Johann Zarco crashed out. The Repsol Honda rider built a lead at the top in Spain last time out as three of his nearest competitors - including Dovizioso - failed to finish and that was again the theme at Le Mans.