South

  • BS Yedyurappa Named In Corruption Cases In Karnataka
    Former Chief Minister and the BJP's face in Congress-ruled Karnataka, BS Yeddyurappa, has been named in a corruption case by the state's Anti-Corruption Bureau. The case involves the change of land use of a huge 257-acre tract in near Yelahanka in north Bengaluru in 2008, when Mr Yeddyurappa was the Chief Minister. From agricultural land, it was converted to non-agricultural land, which led to a loss of crores to the state government.
  • In Kerala Love Jihad Case, 'Will I Live Like This', Asks Woman On Camera
    Akhila Ashokan, who prefers to be known as Hadiya, stands in the doorway with her head covered, and asks, plainly, "Is keeping me like this enough? Is this all my life is going to be?"
  • Hope Brother OPS Comes To Us, Says EPS Camp After Big Move: 10 Points
    J Jayalalithaa's death will be investigated by an inquiry commission, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palaniswami announced today, knocking off a major hurdle before the ruling AIADMK's reunion with a rebel faction led by his predecessor O Panneerselvam "OPS". The two competing factions have been in talks to reunite over the past few days, but all signs of progress have been deceptive so far. Sources in the Chief Minister's camp said OPS could choose to be a deputy to Mr Palaniswami and a special position in the party.
  • Bureaucrat Transferred After Telling School RSS Chief Can't Unfurl Flag
    Two days after Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh or RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat unfurled the national flag at an Independence Day function at a government-aided school in Kerala's Palakkad, the District Collector, who had said that Mr Bhagwat cannot do so, has been transferred.
  • Speaker Warns Legislator For 'Insensitive' Remarks Against Actress
    Kerala Assembly Speaker P Sreeramakrishnan today warned PC George, MLA, that he would take whatever action was possible against the legislator, if he continued to make "insensitive" remarks against the actress who was abducted and sexually assaulted in a car in Kochi in February this year.
  • Residents 'Trapped' As Bengaluru Lakes Froth Like Never Before: 10 Points
    After the city's heaviest August rain in a century, two giant lakes in Bengaluru are spewing so much toxic foam that residents who live near them have reportedly complained that they are having to stay indoors. On Wednesday, the froth, a stinking cocktail of chemicals and untreated sewage dumped in the lakes, rose to over 10 feet in the Varthur Lake, spilling over a tall fence erected to keep the foam away from motorists on the city's Whitefield road. A day before, the 1000-acre Bellandur Lake had hurled froth at motorists.
  • Actor-Politician Balakrishna Caught On Camera Slapping Fan
    South star-politician Nandamuri Balakrishna, notorious for his temper, has been caught on camera planting a hard slap on a fan in public in Andhra Pradesh. The brother-in-law of Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu was campaigning for by-elections next week in Nandyal, 200 km from Hyderabad.
  • Telangana Principal Faces Mob Attack For Unfurling Flag With Shoes On
    On Tuesday, Mohammad Yaqeen, the principal of a college in Telangana, was unfurling the national flag for Independence Day celebrations when a voice from the crowd piped up: "Remove your shoes". A few more voices joined in. Mr Yaqeen finished his task and the national anthem started playing, but a group in the crowd was raring to attack him - for not taking his shoes off.
  • 'He Has A Mental Disorder': Tamil Nadu Minister Disses Kamal Haasan
    Tamil Nadu minister RB Udhaya Kumar said Kamal Haasan was mentally ill in response to barbs from the actor-director, accusing the government of doing little to curb crime and corruption.
  • This School's Students Are Planting Water-Saving Grass In A Thirsty State
    While Tamil Nadu is in the grip of drought, students in Lawrence School, Ooty, are restoring grasslands by planting a certain species of grass that are known to help improve the groundwater table. However, some exotic trees that consume a lot of water will have to be removed
  • School Run By Rajinikanth's Wife Locked Up By Landlord Over Rent
    A school run by superstar Rajinikanth's wife Latha Rajinikanth in Chennai was locked up last night by the building's landlord, who alleges that he has not received two crore rupees in rent.
  • DMK Chief Karunanidhi Undergoes Minor Procedure; Discharged
    DMK president M Karunanidhi underwent a minor procedure at Kauvery hospital in Chennai today and was discharged soon after. The 93-year-old leader was also examined by doctors to evaluate his other health parameters.
  • Supreme Court Orders NIA To Investigate Kerala Woman's Marriage Over 'Conversion'
    The Supreme Court today directed an NIA probe under the supervision of a retired top court judge into issues raised by a Muslim man whose marriage was annulled by the Kerala High Court that described the case as an instance of 'love jihad'.
  • DMK Chief M Karunanidhi In Hospital For Minor Surgery
    DMK president M Karunanidhi has been admitted to Chennai's Kauvery hospital for a minor procedure, the hospital said.
  • 2-Year-Old Boy Who Fell Into Borewell Rescued After 11 Hours
    The two-year-old boy who fell into an open borewell near Vinukonda in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh yesterday was rescued today after 11 hours.

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