Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has strongly denied allegations that one of his ministers took a bribe of Rs 1 crore as part of a deal to renew the licenses of 418 "sub-standard" bars that were closed last year.
Despite being friends for years, Emerson and Langlet would never have imagined of sharing this in common. Both, fishermen, now share a death sentence pronounced by the Sri Lankan High Court for allegedly trafficking drugs.
In an interim relief for bar owners in Kerala, the division bench of Kerala High Court has allowed 312 bars to remain open for one month. Amongst the 312 bars, several would have closed yesterday following a single judge verdict of the High Court.
When a young wife in Bangalore approached the police to file criminal charges against her husband this month, she explained how her suspicions had mounted during the months after their arranged marriage.
Bangalore, Garden City, Pensioners' Paradise, IT capital of India...the capital of Karnataka has many names. Now coming full circle, it will go back to being Bengaluru, now that the Centre has cleared a long-standing demand of the state.
Five Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu have been given death sentence by a Sri Lankan court on charges of drug peddling. The men have 15 days in which to appeal against the order in a higher court. Both the Central and state governments say they will continue to fight the case.
Very soon, traffic will have to stop in Bangalore for a coming ambulance. The city, which recently provided a green corridor for the transport of a human heart for transplant, wants to give a permanent priority to ambulances. And even VIP vehicles would have to stop for them.
For a drink in Kerala, you can go to a heritage or luxury hotel but nearly 700 bars across the state will have to shut down immediately, the High Court today said, backing the state government's "no-liquor" policy.