South

  • Chennai's RK Nagar By-Election Cancelled By Election Commission Over Cash-For-Votes
    By-elections in Chennai's RK Nagar constituency -- to be held on Wednesday - have been cancelled by the Election Commission a day after cash-for-votes allegations surfaced.
  • Chennai Road Caves In, Takes Down Bus, Car
    A stretch of road in Chennai's Anna Salai caved in on Sunday, trapping a city bus and a car. Passengers however managed to escape and there were no injuries, authorities said. Tamil Nadu Finance Minister D Jayakumar blamed the construction of an underground metro line for the incident.
  • By-Polling Underway In Karnataka's 2 Assembly Seats
    Polling is underway in the Nanjangud (Reserved) and Gundlupet Assembly segments in southern Karnataka for the by-elections being held to fill the twin seats.
  • 85-Year-Old Mauled To Death By Stray Dogs In Kerala
    In continuing incidents of stray dog attacks in Kerala, an 85-year-old man was mauled to death by a pack of stray dogs at Thiruvilam village in Thiruvananthapuram district, the police said on Saturday.
  • '89 Crores Paid, 4,000 Per Voter': How Minister Planned Chennai By-Poll
    The VK Sasikala faction of the AIADMK had plans to hand out 89 crores to votes to buy their support for Sasikala's nephew TTV Dinakaran pitted in next week's by-elections from Chennai's RK Nagar assembly seat, Income Tax officials have alleged, citing documents seized during Friday's raids in Tamil Nadu. They show that the party had drawn up plans to distribute the money to 85 per cent of the 2.6 lakh voters in the constituency; an average of Rs 4,000 for each targeted vote.
  • Man Claiming To Be Jayalalithaa's Son Arrested For Forgery, Cheating
    A man who had claimed to be the son of late Tamil Nadu chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has been arrested for forgery and cheating, police said today.
  • BJP's Aim Is To Come To Power In Telangana: Prakash Javadekar
    Union Human Resources Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday said it was his BJP's aim to come to power in Telangana in 2019 and asked party workers to work hard to achieve this goal.
  • Ahead Of Karnataka By-Poll, BS Yeddyurappa Caught On Camera Giving Cash
    A day after the BJP accused a Congress leader of paying off voters ahead of by-elections on Sunday, a video has emerged that shows the BJP's boss in Karnataka BS Yeddyurappa handing over money to a family in Chamrajnagar district, about 150 km from the capital Bengaluru.
  • AIADMK Factions Using 'Two Leaves' Symbol Pulled Up By Election Commission
    The warring factions of the AIADMK today faced the ire of the Election Commission for using the "two leaves" symbol of the party frozen by it.
  • 80 Crores Paid To RK Nagar Voters, Officials Allege After Raids On Tamil Nadu Minister: 10 Points
    In the aggressively fought by-election to J Jayalalithaa's RK Nagar constituency in Tamil Nadu, in which every day has been dramatic and action-packed, taxmen arrived at the homes of minister C Vijayabaskar and popular actor Sarath Kumar in Chennai early this morning. They both are accused of handing out cash for votes, tax officials say. They claim documents seized during the raids reveal 80 crores have been paid to RK Nagar voters. The RK Nagar seat, held by Ms Jayalalithaa for decades, has been vacant since she died in December. For rival groups in the ruling AIADMK, winning the April 12 by-election is an important political message.
  • Hyderabad Man Arrested For Cyber Staking Former MBA Classmate
    A 24-year-old man was arrested today for allegedly harassing his former classmate by uploading her private pictures on social media and demanding money to stop its circulation, the police said.
  • Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, BS Yeddyurappa Sweat It Out Ahead Of Karnataka Bypolls
    The two upcoming by-elections in Karnataka are drawing all eyeballs, even though the results will not affect the stability of the Congress government. With just a year to go for the Assembly polls, these could be seen as an acid test for the fortunes of the Congress in one of the few states where the party is in power. The list of star campaigners includes Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, and BJP state president BS Yeddyurappa, who are putting in huge efforts to campaign extensively in the summer heat.
  • Sholay's Ramgad To Be Recreated In 3D Near Bengaluru Only If It Doesn't Affect Wildlife
    The Karnataka government is trying to recreate the magic of Sholay through a 3D village in the rocky terrain of Ramanagaram, 50 km from Bengaluru, where the film was shot. The virtual village will bring alive the trailblazing characters through 3D printing and Virtual Reality (VR) technology. The Rs 7.5 crore-project to establish the village for cine lovers at Ramadevara Betta, that was popularly known as Ramgad in the film, may face objection from the forest department as the area surrounding the proposed site is a protected zone and part of the vulture sanctuary.
  • Tirupati Temple Earns Rs 1,038 Crore In Cash Offerings
    Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD), which manages the Lord Venkateswara shrine here, earned Rs 1,038 crore through cash offerings from devotees in 2016-17.
  • Elderly Couple Burnt Alive In Telangana, Were Accused Of Black Magic
    Blamed for bringing bad luck to relatives, an elderly couple has been allegedly burnt alive in Dubbaka, Telangana. The incident happened yesterday around 6pm. The couple was also accused of allegedly practising black magic. Mr Sudhakar and his wife Ms Rajeswari suffered 80 per cent burns and were taken to a hospital by the police, but both succumbed to their injuries.

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