After five hours, the money was still being counted - and at that time, it totalled nearly 15 crores. In cash - and in the high-denomination notes that were banned in November by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a shock move.
A 23-year-old man who had gone missing from Kerala last year and was suspected to have joined the terror group ISIS, has reportedly been killed in a US military strike in Afghanistan. Murshid Muhammed's parents, who live in Mumbai, said they had received word of his death on Thursday through a message on a mobile phone app.
At the George Francis Assisi Cathedral in Kochi, hundreds of believers witnessed for the first time the Archbishop washing the feet of women as part of Maundy Thursday rituals followed by traditional churches. Maundy Thursday is celebrated in remembrance of Jesus Christ washing the feet of his 12 disciples before his crucifixion.
Dozens of protesters blocked all six lanes of Chennai's arterial Kathipaara flyover on Thursday morning by tying an iron chain to the poles on either side to show solidarity with the farmers protesting in Delhi. There is anger and disappointment that despite farmers desperately trying to catch the attention of the authorities by demonstrating with skulls of dead farmers, even stripping, there has been no attempt to reach out to them.
Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan today made a scathing attack on the Telugu Desam Party saying it was losing its moral high ground at the Centre over the special category status (SCS) and warned that it had no right to "compromise" on the issue.
The ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) faction today vowed to tackle a police complaint against its state ministers for allegedly obstructing income tax officials in conducting searches at Health Minister C Vijayabaskar's house.
Written by Uma Sudhir | Thursday April 13, 2017, Hyderabad
A 33-year-old former software engineer was arrested by Cyberabad Police here last week for allegedly live streaming sexual acts with his wife, without her knowledge, on a porn site for money, police said today.
Happy Puthandu 2017 to all Tamilians across the world! Puthandu - the Tamil New Year - will be celebrated on April 14. Puthandu, also known as Puthuvarusham, falls on as the first day of Tamil month Chithirai.
The Madras High Court today directed police not to arrest till April 17, the son and brother of former Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, in a rioting case related to the RK Nagar Assembly by-poll campaigning.
Written by Maya Sharma | Thursday April 13, 2017, Mandya
The water level in the Krishnarajasagar Dam in Mandya district of Karnataka is getting closer to dead storage levels. The dam is the main source of drinking water for towns like Mysuru, Mandya and others on the highway to Bengaluru. It also supplies water to that big capital city - and the hope is for summer rains to improve the situation. With less than 300 cusecs flowing into the dam each day, and more than 800 cusecs being released for drinking purposes, it is no wonder that the Krishnarajasagar Dam looks bare and brown in places where in better years water is seen.