South

  • Minister Row: Sitaram Yechury's Intervention Sought to Remove Kerala Minister MM Mani
    The Congress-led UDF in Kerala today sought the intervention of CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury in expelling Power Minister MM Mani for his alleged offensive remarks against women and government officials. In a letter sent to Mr Yechury today, a copy of which was released to the media, Leader of Opposition in the state assembly Ramesh Chennithala pointed out the alleged "serious misdemeanours" committed by Mr Mani and said the minister had lost the moral right to continue in office.
  • CCTVs On Guard At Bengaluru's Frothing, Flaming Bellandur Lake
    A walloping from the country's top green court appears to have worked- after years of inaction, Bengaluru's largest lake, Bellandur, a fixture in the headlines because of its regular frothing and flaming, is being cleaned.
  • AIADMK's Dinakaran Arrested Close To Midnight, VK Sasikala's Posters Come Down
    Banners of VK Sasikala, the chief of Tamil Nadus ruling AIADMK, were removed from the partys main office in Chennai hours after her nephew and deputy TTV Dinakaran was arrested in Delhi close to midnight on Tuesday.
  • After Bizarre Thermocol Experiment, Tamil Nadu Minister Says, 'Wasn't My Idea'
    Days after launching an innovative method to prevent evaporation using thermocol, which immediately drew criticism, Tamil Nadu minister Sellur K Raju said it was not his idea, it came from officials.
  • Dinakaran Arrested, Panneerselvam Camp To Step Up Pressure For Expulsion: 10 Points
    Nephew of the jailed AIADMK General Secretary VK Sasikala, TTV Dinakaran was arrested by the Delhi Police around Tuesday midnight on charges of fixing a deal to bribe Election Commission officials to get the party's 'two leaves' election symbol allotted for the Amma faction that he led as his aunt's proxy. The Crime Branch believes that the 27-year-old man, Sukesh Chandrasekar, arrested from a south Delhi hotel with bundles of 2,000 rupee currency notes totalling Rs 1.3 crore was trying to touch base with poll panel officials to influence the outcome of the proceedings before the Election Commission for the AIADMK's symbol. Dinakaran's arrest on Tuesday could further weaken the hold of the AIADMK's Deputy General Secretary over the ruling party in Tamil Nadu, and hurl the party's two factions - one represented by former chief minister O Panneerselvam and the other, by Chief Minister E Palaniswami - closer.
  • AIADMK's TTV Dinakaran Arrested At Midnight After 4 Days Of Questioning
    TTV Dinakaran, the deputy chief of Tamil Nadu's ruling party the AIADMK, was arrested by the Delhi Police close to midnight on Tuesday. Mr Dinakaran, who was questioned by the Crime Branch of the Delhi Police in the national capital for four consecutive days, is accused of attempting to bribe Election Commission officials to allot his faction of the AIADMK, the party's Two-Leaf symbol, frozen by the poll panel after a dispute.
  • Rescue Efforts End In Tragedy, 6-Year-Old Found Dead In Karnataka Borewell
    The attempt to rescue 6-year-old Kaveri who fell into a borewell in north Karnataka on Saturday, ended with the recovery of her body late on Monday night. A postmortem examination has been conducted and results are awaited. But Ravikante Gowda, a senior police officer of Belgavi, told NDTV that initial reports indicate that the child died of asphyxiation.
  • Dump VK Sasikala Photos In AIADMK Office, Says OPS Camp Before Merger Talks
    Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam wants posters and photographs of jailed party chief VK Sasikala to be removed from the AIADMK's office in Chennai's Royapettah, where merger talks will be held between two rival factions. Mr Panneerselvam or OPS leads one of the factions and has made a list of demands before discussions can begin to reunite the ruling party.
  • MK Stalin Arrested As Tamil Nadu Shuts Down In Support Of Farmers
    MK Stalin, the main opposition leader in Tamil Nadu, has been arrested this morning as political parties held a strike across the state in support of farmers, whose loans, they say, must be waived by the government. Tamil Nadu is in the midst of its worst drought in 140 years and the government says that between October and January, 19 farmers killed themselves.
  • Tamil Nadu Bandh Today, Government Says Normalcy Will Not Be Affected
    Tamil Nadu is bracing for a bandh called by DMK-led opposition parties today in support of drought-hit farmers even as the state government asserted that normalcy will not be affected.
  • 54 Hours Later, 6-Year-Old Trapped In Karnataka Borewell Found Dead
    A six-year-old girl trapped in a dry borewell for nearly 54 hours was found dead on Monday night at a village in Karnataka's Belagavi district, said a rescue team official early Tuesday.
  • TTV Dinakaran Says He Did Meet 'Middleman', Believed He Was 'High Court Judge'
    AIADMK (Amma) leader TTV Dinakaran has confessed to meeting Sukesh Chandrsekar, the arrested middleman in the EC bribery case, assuming he was a high court judge, as Delhi Police, which quizzed him for the third day in a row, grilled him for almost seven hours on Monday.
  • Supreme Court Reinstates Former Kerala DGP T P Senkumar
    The Supreme Court today directed the Kerala government to reinstate former DGP T P Senkumar, an order seen as a setback to the ruling LDF regime that had defended his transfer.
  • After 52 Hours, Rescuers Close To 6-Year-Old Stuck In Karnataka Borewell
    The 52-hour mission to rescue a 6-year-old girl who fell into a borewell in Karnataka's Belagavi district is drawing to a close. Rescuers, who drilled a parallel hole and then a horizontal tunnel, are just a couple of feet away from Kaveri, who fell in on Saturday while playing with her friends. Officials say she is stuck at a depth of 20 feet.
  • New Law To End Denial, Loss Of Jobs To HIV Positive People
    People won't be denied or terminated from jobs if they suffer from HIV/AIDS, as per a new law. Besides, those found propagating hatred against people suffering from such diseases will be punished with imprisonment of not less than three months and which can be extended to two years, with a fine of up to Rs 1 lakh.

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