South

  • TDP Legislator Bhuma Nagi Reddy Dies Of Cardiac Arrest
    Telugu Desam Party legislator Bhuma Nagi Reddy, 53, died after suffering a cardiac arrest today morning. He is survived by a son and two daughters - one of whom, Akhila Priya, is also a legislator.
  • Panneerselvam Camp Moves Supreme Court Against Speaker's Decision On Secret Ballot
    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.
  • Tamil Nadu Assembly Asked To Hand Over Video Of Trust Vote To DMK's MK Stalin
    Tamil Nadu's assembly has been ordered to hand over the video of a chaotic trust vote last month to the opposition DMK's MK Stalin, who has challenged Chief Minister E Palaniswami's win.
  • Hyderabad Cop Charged With Rape Over Alleged Relationship With Girl, Arrested
    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, Asks Kerala 12-Year-Old In Video
    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.
  • To Protest Moral Policing, Kisses And Hugs At Kochi's Marine Drive
    Slogans and kisses of victory filled the air in Kochi's marine drive on Thursday, as hundreds of people gathered to protest against moral policing and to reclaim their rightful space.
  • Telangana's Budget Session To Begin Today
    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.
  • Why Biryani Is Not Hyderabadi, Officially. It's Technical
    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.
  • Ola, Uber Drivers Compelled To Live In Their Cars
    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.
  • Won't Allow Moral Policing, Goondaism: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan On Facebook
    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".
  • I Can Explain, Says TDP Chief Chandrababu Naidu's Son Nara Lokesh About Very Good Fortune
    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.
  • Out On Bail, Rape-Accused Bengaluru Man Shivarama Reddy Targeted Single Women In Hostels
    A 31-year-old man arrested for rape in 2014 and given bail a year later, has been arrested again by the Bengaluru police, who suspect that he raped two women who live in hostels in the city last week.
  • Accused Of Several Rapes, Bengaluru Man Shivarama Reddy Let Off, Is Arrested For Another
    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 Controversy At PM Modi's Event Over A Headscarf For Woman Sarpanch
    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.
  • Investigate Jayalalithaa's 'Mystery' Death, Says O Panneerselvam, On Hunger Strike
    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.

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