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Catalonia votes on new leader, Spain to lift direct rule

Catalonia votes on new leader, Spain to lift direct rule

The Catalan parliament is expected to vote in a hard-line separatist as leader on Monday, heralding an end to seven months of direct rule from Madrid but also more political uncertainty in a region that retains a mandate to seek a split from Spain.

Protests rage as Karnataka releases water to Tamil Nadu

Protests rage as Karnataka releases water to Tamil Nadu

Bowing to the Supreme Court order, Karnataka yesterday began releasing Cauvery river water to Tamil Nadu amid massive protests and demonstrations across the Mysuru region.