South

  • Don't Go To Sri Lanka And Anger Tamils, Superstar Rajinikanth Is Told
    Superstar Rajinikanth's visit to northern Sri Lanka next month to hand over keys of 150 houses built for displaced Tamil is turning into a controversy. On Friday, a prominent Dalit leader in Tamil Nadu asked him to cancel his visit over concerns that the cine star's presence at a high-profile event could lead the world to believe things were back to normal in the island nation.
  • 12-Year-Old In Kerala Becomes Father, Accused Of Raping Cousin
    A 12-year-old boy has fathered a child with a 16-year-old girl in Kochi, about 200 km from Kerala's capital Thiruvananthapuram. Paternity tests conducted on the eighth standard student, who could be India's youngest dad, confirmed that he is the father of the two-month-old baby girl, police said today. The young mother is the boy's first cousin and were neighbours. The newborn was handed over to the Child Welfare Committee since the girl's family had refused to take care of the child.
  • BJP Legislators Suspended From Telangana Assembly
    Legislative Affairs Minister Harish Rao moved the resolution for the suspension of the BJP members for this week. Wearing black scarves and raising slogans against the government, the BJP members demanded that the government drop the proposal to increase the quota for the Muslims.
  • Indian Woman, 7-Year-Old Son Found Dead At Home In New Jersey
    An Indian woman and her seven-year-old son were found dead in their home in New Jersey, according to their family in Andhra Pradesh. The victims were N Sasikala, 40, and her son Anish Sai, their family, in Prakasam district, said on Friday. Sasikala's husband N Hanumantha Rao found the bodies when he returned home from work on Thursday evening.
  • Aseemanand, Samjhauta Blast Accused, To Walk Out Of Jail After 6 Years
    Six years after his arrest for involvement in three bombings, Swami Aseemanand will soon walk out a free man. A Hyderabad court has granted bail to Aseemanand in the 2007 Mecca Masjid blast case that killed over a dozen people in the Telangana capital on the condition that does not step out of the city without the court's permission.
  • Bail Plea Of Travel Startup Stayzilla CEO Yogendra Vasupal Rejected
    A special court today dismissed the bail plea of Yogendra Vasupal, co-founder of online home stay aggregator Stayzilla who was arrested on charges of cheating and criminal intimidation.
  • Defying Supreme Court, Karnataka Refuses To Release Cauvery Water To Tamil Nadu
    Heading for a showdown with the Supreme Court that wants the state to share Cauvery water with Tamil Nadu, the Karnataka government has declared there was no question of releasing water to its neighbour since the state did not have enough for its people. This week, the Supreme Court fixed the final hearing of appeals by Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala against the 2007 award of the Cauvery Water Dispute Tribunal (CWDT) and told Karnataka to release 2000 cusec of water every day.
  • Thanks To PM Narendra Modi, Karnataka Girl Can Now Pursue MBA
    When her application for a student loan was turned down by the Central Bank of India, Bibi Sara from Mandya, over 100km from Bengaluru, didn't know how to arrange funds for an MBA. She wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking help to get her education loan sanctioned. The PMO promptly responded to her plea and the 21-year old girl was granted the loan under the central government's "Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao" scheme.
  • TTV Dinakaran Wears New Poll Symbol, Says Hat Will Remind Voters Of MGR
    With just 20 days to go for the by-elections in Chennai's RK Nagar, AIADMK's Sasikala faction was asked to use a new party name and a symbol by the Election Commission. Given a choice between an auto rickshaw and a hat, they insisted on the latter. The new poll symbol was seen perched on the head of TTV Dinakaran, when the candidate for the newly christened "AIADMK Amma" filed his nomination for the seat.
  • 'Hat' A Reference To AIADMK Founder MG Ramachandran: Party Leader Thambidurai
    The 'hat' symbol allotted to the VK Sasikala faction of the AIADMK will help attract voters as they could associate it with party founder MG Ramachandran who was known to sport the accessory, Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker M Thambidurai today said.
  • Support No One, Rajinikanth Tweets On By-Poll Amid Speculation Over Meeting
    South megastar Rajinikanth tweeted this morning that he supports "no one" in the intense political battle for the RK Nagar constituency of Tamil Nadu, which fell vacant after former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's death.
  • Watchman Arrested For Sexually Assaulting 6-Year-Old Girl In Bengaluru
    A watchman has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a six-year-old schoolgirl in Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) area, a police official said. "We have arrested a watchman, employed at a building in which the girl and her family stayed, for the March 20 incident," HAL inspector Sadiq Pasha said.
  • 'Can't Read 20,000 Pages': Election Panel Freezes AIADMK Name, Symbol
    The AIADMK's "two leaves" election symbol was temporarily blocked by the Election Commission late on Wednesday night after a day-long hearing of the arguments presented by the O Panneerselvam and the VK Sasikala factions, sources told NDTV.
  • Baby Girl Born With Three Legs In Telangana
    In a rare occurrence, a woman has delivered a baby girl with three legs at a hospital in Telangana. The woman, Srilatha, delivered the baby yesterday at government area hospital in adjoining Jangaon district, K Srinivas, a doctor at the medical facility, said.
  • Kerala Government Introduces State-wide Education Programme For Transgenders
    In order to provide equal opportunity to the transgender community and bring them to the forefront of the society, the LDF government in Kerala has planned an education programme for the transgender community.

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