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Karnataka protests Cauvery water order with day-long shut-down

Bengaluru:  Karnataka is protesting the state government’s release of Cauvery river water to Tamil Nadu, based on a Supreme Court directive, with a shut down on Friday. The day-long protest is being spearheaded by as many as 500 pro-Kannada organisations, which represent sections including farmers, traders and businesses. Security has been stepped up and more