Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) opposition in Kerala today staged a walkout in the Assembly alleging that the Left Democratic Front (LDF) government had "surrendered" before the private self-financing medical college managements by agreeing to "hike" fees for PG courses.
The AIADMK party has now split into three factions, led respectively by O. Panneerselvam, Chief Minister K Palaniswami and AIADMK General Secretary VK Sasikala and her nephew TTV Dinakaran, said a party member.
Six people were miraculously saved when their bus fell into an overflowing river in Karnataka's Gadag today. As soon as the bus got caught in the strong current, quick-thinking locals began their rescue operation using ropes.
'Pongala' offerings made at the Attukal Devi temple in Thiruvananthapuram in makeshift brick stoves are turning out to be a blessing for the homeless as the bricks will be used for construction of houses for the needy.
Superstar Rajinikanth appeared to open the door to politics on Monday as he met fans at a meet-and-greet that he held after eight years. There has been speculation for years on whether one of the most popular actors of Indian cinema will enter active politics.
Superstar Rajinikanth on Monday said he has no political aspirations but will consider taking the path if it's God's will. He also said if he enters politics, he will be truthful and won't entertain people who want to make money.
Edited by Nidhi Sethi | Monday May 15, 2017, Tamil Nadu
Commuters are facing a harrowing time in Tamil Nadu as 22,000 state-run buses have remained off roads after many transport unions began their indefinite strike on Sunday. Their demands include revision of wages, settlement of Rs 1,700 crore dues for more than 10,000 retired workers and government taking over operational losses of transport corporations among other issues. Over 1,40,000 drivers have joined the strike.
Kochi Metro Rail Ltd is extending employment opportunities to transgender community in housekeeping, crowd management and customer relations. The 23 transgender persons will take charge of the ticket counters and customer relations at the stations.
The BJP has called for a strike in Kerala's Kannur after a 32-year-old BJP activist was hacked to death in Payyannur last evening. Police sources say the attack on C Biju was led by a group of men who came in a Toyota Innova. The attackers have not been identified yet.