For historian, writer and environmentalist Nandita Krishna and many others in Tamil Nadu, Diwali began with an early morning oil bath, followed by a special pooja celebrating the death of Narakasura, a Hindu God.
Citing incidents of alleged custodial torture and deaths, a PIL petition has been filed in the Madras High Court seeking a direction to install CCTV system in all police stations in Tamil Nadu, particularly enabling the officer in-charge of the station to view the happenings.
Intervening in a dispute between two sects of Vaishnavites, Madras High Court has asked the Vadakalai sect not to shut the doors of a famous temple in Cuddalore District during a procession by Thenkalai sect.
The North East Monsoon on Saturday set in over South India, bringing its first spell of rains and the MeT department has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Kerala in the next 24 hours.
Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, who was convicted in a disproportionate assets case and arrested three weeks ago, walked out of a Bangalore prison on Saturday afternoon. She had been granted bail by the Supreme Court on Friday.
The North East Monsoon set in over South India, bringing its first spell of rain today. The metrological (MeT) department has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Kerala in the next 24 hours.
Former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa is likely to walk out of the Bangalore central jail today, a day after she was granted bail by the Supreme Court on medical grounds. The release orders issued by the Special Court have reached the Bangalore Central Prison and Jayalalithaa is expeced to be released soon.
Her three weeks as Prisoner 7402 saw former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, waking up early, poring over newspapers for several hours, eating curd rice for lunch, and taking a walk in the evening, according to jail officials.
Families of four fishermen, detained in Iran for allegedly fishing in the country's territorial waters, have appealed to authorities to expedite their release, claiming that no proper food or medical aid is being provided to the detainees.