Two journalists are to be jailed after Karnataka's lawmakers decided they should be punished for two-year-old articles in tabloids that were allegedly defamatory about some of them including Speaker KB Koliwad who is from the Congress.
A university in rural Tamil Nadu has shot into fame by becoming the latest to boast of a satellite in space. NIUSAT, built by the Noorul Islam University in Kumarakovil, will enter into the orbit along with Indian Space Research Organisation or ISRO's Cartosat 2 today.
South superstar Rajinikanth, who is speculated to join active politics soon, today said that he is discussing the prospects with political leaders and he would make an announcement once he finalises it.
An Uber driver in Thiruvananthapuram was removed from services by the company after he allegedly molested a woman techie working at a Technopark firm, the hub of IT companies in the capital city earlier this month. Uber, in a statement, said they have removed the driver after an internal investigation.
A 56-year-old Kerala farmer has committed suicide in a village near Kozhikode after revenue officials refused to accept his land tax. The government has ordered a probe into the incident. KP Joy hanged himself to death at the Chembanodu village revenue office after the officials refused to accept his payments despite several attempts.
Three men arrested in Karnataka's Kodagu district for bursting crackers to celebrate Pakistan's victory in ICC Champions trophy have been accused of attempting to hurt religious sentiments. The police said they will not get bail, since the offence comes under a non-bailable section. Tough charges of sedition have also been levelled against 15 men arrested in Madhya Pradesh for cheering Pakistan. The state police said they were raising pro-Pakistan and anti-India slogans.
With 100 deaths in Kerala this year due to fever, and hospitals overcrowded with nearly 7,000 dengue patients, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has called for a series of urgent sanitation measures. Ordering "massive cleanliness drives", he has appointed a minister in-charge of every district to oversee progress on ensuring cleanliness and hygiene.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan today corroborated the state police chief's statement that Prime Minister Narendra Modi faced a terror threat during his recent visit to Kochi, and added that the police had brought it to the government's notice.