The O Panneerselvam camp today moved the Supreme Court challenging the decision of the Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker rejecting their demand for a secret ballot during the February 18 trust vote won by Chief Minister E K Palaniswami.
Written by Uma Sudhir | Friday March 10, 2017, Hyderabad
A policeman in Hyderabad has been arrested on charges of rape over his relationship with a girl. Identified as 48-year-old Mahboob Ahmed, the cop was arrested after the girl's sister registered a case against him at the Kamatipura police station.
Why did you kill my father, questions Vismaya, 12, in a video that has been widely shared, wordlessly communicating her powerful message through placards. Two months ago, her father, a BJP activist, was killed allegedly by Left workers in Kerala's Kannur.
The Budget session of Telangana Assembly will commence from today with the customary address of Governor ESL Narasimhan to the joint legislature. Finance Minister Etela Rajender might present the budget proposals for 2017-18 financial year on March 13, a senior legislator of the ruling TRS party said.
Mention the word 'biryani' and your brain conjures up an image of Hyderabadi biryani. Biryani connoisseurs swear by its taste and aroma. But the much-loved rice preparation, mastered in the kitchen of the Nizams, the world-famous Hyderabadi Biryani has failed to secure a geographical indication (GI) tag. The Deccani Biryani Makers Association had applied for the GI tag in 2009. The biryani, which derives its name from the city famous for its pearls, has been part of the elaborate Hyderabadi cuisine for nearly 400 years.
Around 12.30am, after driving for 18 hours, Balaji, who has a Masters in Computer Applications, catches a few winks in his car parked outside Chennai's Koyambedu bus terminus. He can't afford to turn off his Uber phone. He has to clock in business of at least Rs 600 to claim his incentive for the day. His ageing parents back home depend on him. His phone rings. He quickly washes his face and starts the engine to reach his client.
In a Facebook post strongly condemning the attack on couples in Kerala Kochi on Wednesday, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said he would not allow any moral policing or "goondaism" in his state and "police sticks should be used against such people".
Written by Uma Sudhir | Thursday March 09, 2017, Amaravati
Politician Nara Lokesh says a reported quantum leap in his fortune is being widely misunderstood and distorted. The Stanford graduate's father, Chandrababu Naidu, is the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, which has brought special scrutiny to his declared assets.
A 31-year-old man arrested for rape in 2014 was caught again by the Bengaluru police on Tuesday over suspicions that he had raped two more women last week. Police said Shivarama Reddy, who was released from jail in 2015, would target single women living in the city and sexually assault them after robbing them.
Bengaluru's paying guest accommodation for women were his favourite hunting grounds. "His modus operandi was to rob women in PG accommodation and rape them if they were alone," Hemant Nimbalkar, Additional Commissioner of Police (Bengaluru East) told NDTV.
A Muslim woman was allegedly forced to remove her headscarf at an event attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Gujarat today. Shaharban Saidalavi was part of a delegation from Kerala and was invited to the event held in Gandhinagar meant to felicitate women achievers on the occasion of the International Women's Day. The police denied the allegation, saying they had conducted a routine check as part of the security protocol.
O Panneerselvam, former Tamil Nadu chief minister, is on a day-long hunger strike outside Chennai's Rajaratnam stadium, to demand a CBI inquiry into what he calls the mystery behind the death of J Jayalalithaa, who died on December 5 last year. About 4,000 supporters surrounded him, while other leaders of his faction of the AIADMK are leading more such protests in other districts of the state.