South

  • 'Wasn't A Public Servant': From Jail, VK Sasikala Appeals Against Conviction
    Days after her nephew TTV Dinakaran found himself behind bars in Delhi, AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikala is making a bid to get out of the Bengaluru jail where she is serving a four-year jail term. On Wednesday, Sasikala filed a review petition against her conviction by the Supreme Court that had hauled her off to jail in February, arguing that she could not have been convicted for disproportionate assets as she wasn't a public servant, and J Jayalalithaa - who was the public servant in this case - was no more.
  • In Madurai, Scarce Water Makes For A Profitable Drought Business
    In Tamil Nadu's Madurai, 43-year-old Shankmukham Nath is the bearer of good news for locals in Nehru Nagar. As he honks, it signals the arrival of water, costing Rs 10 for 15 litres. For a water starved colony, he is a saviour.
  • Cabinet Nod To International Status For Vijayawada Airport In Andhra Pradesh
    The Union Cabinet today gave its nod to international status for Vijayawada airport in Andhra Pradesh.
  • WhatsApp Admin Arrested In Karnataka For Offensive Post On PM Narendra Modi
    A WhatsApp group in Karnataka that calls itself "Balse Boys" is in trouble over allegedly morphed pictures of Prime Minister Narendra Modi being posted on it. Two members have been arrested and the police are looking for another member, allegedly on the charge of sharing obscene content.
  • Oops. Karnataka BJP Lawmaker Sent Porn On WhatsApp Group
    A BJP legislator in Karnataka posted over 50 porn images on a WhatsApp group that has several lawmakers, councillors and senior officers as its members. Mahantesh Kavatagimath, a member of the state Legislative Council, has been unavailable for comment after the embarrassing slip.
  • Worries Deepen For Rural Madurai As River Vaigai Shrinks
    Just 30 km away from Tamil Nadu's Madurai town, 38-year-old Ramachandran can barely walk through his dying fields of maize, spread over three acres of land. Scarcity of water has left him with nothing this harvest season. His family of six is dependent on him.
  • Day After Watching <i>Baahubali</i>, Karnataka Chief Minister K Siddaramaiah Caps Ticket Prices
    A day after Karnataka Chief Minister K Siddaramaiah reportedly spent over 1,000 rupees on Bahubali-2 tickets at Bengaluru's upscale mall, his government passed order capping cinema ticket prices at Rs 200 in single screens and multiplexes in the state.
  • Crocodile Dies Despite Farmers' Rescue Efforts, They Blame Authorities
    Local farmers of a village in Karnataka's Bagalkote district, on Monday, stripped down and crawled into the mud, gingerly approaching a crocodile trapped in slush near the Krishna river. The crocodile, which lay motionless, was surrounded by villagers --several of them - who cautiously waded into the mud. It was dead.
  • Not Without My <i>Lal Batti</i>, Says Karnataka Minister, Defying PM Modi's Ban
    After Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah's initial reluctance to do away with the red beacon or lal batti from his official car, in compliance with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's order, one of his ministers in the Congress government has refused to fall in line with the ban that came into force yesterday.
  • Congress-Led UDF Attacks Pinarayi Vijayan Government Over MM Mani, DGP Posting
    The Congress-led opposition in Kerala on Tuesday created ruckus in the state Assembly demanding the resignation of state Power Minister MM Mani for his disparaging remarks on women workers, and over the Pinarayi Vijayan government failing to reinstate TP Senkumar as state police chief despite orders by the Supreme Court.
  • Cash-For-Symbol: Money Laundering Case Registered Against AIADMK's TTV Dinakaran
    The Enforcement Directorate has registered a money laundering case against AIADMK (Amma) leader TTV Dinakaran and others in connection with the Election Commission bribery case. Officials said the central probe agency has registered a criminal case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) after taking cognisance of a Delhi Police FIR in the matter.
  • O Panneerselvam Ups His Game By Announcing Tamil Nadu Tour
    The probability of a unified ruling party in Tamil Nadu has shrunk with one of the two main camps indicating it's run out of patience with the negotiations that began two weeks ago. O Panneerselvam or "OPS", the former Chief Minister of the state, will on Friday begin touring the state to build support ahead of crucial local body elections due by July. The announcement of his travel is a warning sign to the competing faction, headed by current Chief Minister, E Palaniswami or "EPS", that he's ready to call time on the hunt for a truce.
  • Team OPS May Drop Merger Talks If Demands Not Met, Say Sources
    The two warring factions of Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK spent May Day hardening their stance, bringing merger talks on brink of failure. The camp led by former chief minister O Panneerselvam has issued an ultimatum to the much larger faction of chief minister E Palaniswami -- fulfill key demands by Tuesday evening. Else, sources said, the OPS faction will put an end to talks and disband the seven-member committee formed for the purpose.
  • Team O Panneerselvam May Cancel Merger Talks If Demands Not Met, Say Sources
    The two warring factions of Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK spent May Day hardening their stance, bringing merger talks on brink of failure. The camp led by former chief minister O Panneerselvam has issued an ultimatum to the much larger faction of chief minister E Palaniswami -- fulfill key demands by Tuesday evening. Else, sources said, the OPS faction will put an end to talks and disband the seven-member committee formed for the purpose.
  • 'Confusion' In Party Will End In 3 To 4 Days: Yeddyurappa
    Amid the BJP central leadership's crackdown to end infighting in its Karnataka unit, the party's state president BS Yeddyurappa on Monday said the "confusion" in the organisation's state wing would end in three to four days.

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