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.
AIADMK (Amma) General Secretary VK Sasikala will decide tomorrow the party's stand on the NDA's presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind, party leader TTV Dhinakaran said today after meeting her in jail in Bangalore.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami today informed the Assembly that court rulings on the Centre's ban on cattle sale for slaughter at animal markets would be followed and declined to accept the opposition demand to pass a resolution against the new rules.
A young woman in Kerala will have to take a lie detector test along with brain mapping, which is the equivalent of fingerprinting the mind, a court ruled today, after she recanted earlier statements and said she had neither been raped by a self-declared godman nor chopped off his genitals in revenge.
Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi today said her office has sought a Central Bureau of Investigation probe into alleged corruption in admission of students to postgraduate courses by private medical colleges in the Union Territory.
A case has been registered by the police in connection with the alleged bribing of voters of RK Nagar constituency, where a bypoll slated for April 12 was rescinded by the Election Commission over use of money power, the state assembly was informed today.