Tamil Nadu's Health Minister C Vijayabaskar has been raided by Income Tax officers who arrived early this morning at his homes in Chennai and other cities to investigate allegations of bribing voters in RK Nagar, where by-polls are being held after the death of J Jayalalithaa.
The protesting parents of Jishnu Pronoy - a student who allegedly committed suicide -- have started a hungerstrike at the hospital where they have been admitted. The couple had been brutally manhandled by the Kerala police yesterday after they tried to hold an indefinite hunger-strike outside the police headquarters in Thiruvananthapuram.
AIADMK's Sasikala faction today said the presence of Two Leaves symbol, frozen by the Election Commission ahead of the April 12 RK Nagar Assembly byelection, on its website was 'unnoticed' and would be removed.
Deprived of the two-leaf election symbol of AIADMK, the camp of Jayalalithaa loyalist O Panneerselvam has hit upon a macabre way to reiterate their claim of being the inheritors of her legacy. The AIADMK (Puratchithalaivi Amma), as Mr Panneerselvam's faction called now, is carrying a replica of the coffin of the late Jayalalithaa during their campaigns at RK Nagar, which she represented. The coffin, they say, represents the demand for an investigation into what they call the "mysterious death" of the former Chief Minister.
Written by Uma Sudhir | Thursday April 06, 2017, Hyderabad
After divorces being declared on WhatsApp and speed post, a newspaper ad has been used by a Saudi Arabia-based banker to end his marriage to a 25-year-old woman in Hyderabad. Mohd Mushtaquddin has been charged by the Hyderabad police with cheating and cruelty.
In a relief to former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, a city civil court on Wednesday annulled its verdict directing six persons, including him and a firm to together pay Rs 1,60,85,700 in a case relating to the alleged solar scam.
The Chief Executive Officer and four media persons of a private TV channel that aired a purported sleaze audio clip which led to the resignation of Kerala minister A K Saseendran, were remanded to judicial custody by a court in Thiruvananthapuram tonight.
Around Rs 15 lakh was seized and 28 persons were arrested on Wednesday for their alleged roles in various incidents of money distribution to voters and violence in the run up to the April 12 RK Nagar assembly bypoll.
The police have registered a case of cheating and harassment against a non-resident Indian who allegedly divorced his wife through a newspaper advertisement. Mohammad Mustaquddin, the accused, married the complainant, a 25-year-old woman, in January 2015 and took her to Saudi Arabia where he worked, the police said.
Written by Maya Sharma | Wednesday April 05, 2017, NANJANGUD
Nanjangud in Karnataka is known for its Shiva temple - and for its bananas. The town, 170 km from the tech hub of Bengaluru, is now performing an important function - a potential marker of who could win the state in next year's election.
In a 45-second video being shared on social media, a man is seen handing out 4,000 rupees each, in crisp 2,000-rupee notes, to three people inside a room. He asks them to vote for the hat, the election symbol of the AIADMK Amma, the VK Sasikala faction. There are women in the room, one holding a baby, and a man who seems to have a voters' list.
In what would come as relief for thousands of farmers, the Madras High Court on Tuesday directed the Tamil Nadu government to waive loans of not just small farmers but all who incurred losses during the drought in the state.