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  • Kerala Man, Filmed On Valentine's Day, Found Hanging
    A young man who was attacked, filmed and targeted with a video on social media by moral vigilantes on Valentine's Day, was found hanging outside his home in Kerala's Palakkad district on Thursday. A suicide note been has found where he, police say, has cited the harassment on Valentine's Day as the reason for taking the extreme step.
  • Congress Top Leaders Paid? Political Storm In Karnataka Over Seized Diary
    The Congress government in Karnataka has been caught in a storm of corruption allegations from the BJP over the contents of a diary allegedly seized by the Income Tax department in March 2016 from the house of a Congress lawmaker. State BJP chief BS Yeddyurappa has claimed that the diary contained "explosive" information about money paid to top Congress leaders, including Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Digvijaya Singh and party treasurer Motilal Vohra. The pages of the diary, he said, conveyed such information through abbreviated initials.
  • KCR Can't Use Public Funds For Gift To Gods, He Must Pay, Activists Tell Court
    Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao's Rs 5-crore gift to gods from the public exchequer has now been questioned in courts. Mr Rao's gift to Lord Venkateshwara at Tirumala - to fulfill a promise made before Telangana got statehood - was paid by the state government. But it angered activists, who have approached the court demanding the Chief Minister pay for such gifts out of his own pocket. Using public funds for such purposes, the activists said, was illegal.
  • Kerala To Go Online To Name And Shame Sex Offenders
    Hoping to shame sexual offenders and alert their potential victims, the Kerala government will launch an online registry that will contain their identification details and will be accessible to the public. "It will be the first in the country and will be kept in public domain," Governor P Sathasivam said in his speech on the opening day of the state assembly's session on Thursday. But Kerala might be three years late. Delhi Police had launched the first such database in the country in 2013.
  • Sasikala Sends Party A Message: Lonely Without Jayalalithaa
    After more than a week in jail, VK Sasikala today said she was missing J Jayalalithaa - whose 69th birthday is tomorrow. The AIADMK chief, who is in jail on an disproportionate assets case, had been a longtime live-in aide of the former Chief Minister. The two had even been in the same jail together earlier in the same case. Recalling the "love, compassion and hard work" of Ms Jayalalithaa, who died in December after a long illness, Ms Sasikala said, "That Amma is not with us makes me more sad".
  • Kerala Governor P Sathasivam Calls Note Ban Most Devastating Catastrophe
    Kerala Governor P Sathasivam on Thursday termed demonetisation by the Centre as one of the most devastating catastrophes in India's financial history.
  • Kerala Actress Abduction Case: How The 'Mastermind' Was Caught
    The hunt for the prime suspect in the abduction and sexual assault of a south Indian actress from Kerala last week ended in a Kochi court complex on Thursday when the police caught him before he could surrender before a judge. Police dragged Pulsar Sunil out of the court compound and bundled him into a waiting police van.
  • Tamil Nadu Sun-Gazers Keep Up Family Tradition For Four Generations
    In the early morning darkness, Devendran P. walks up a hill to a solar observatory in the southern hill town of Kodaikanal, trudging the same path his father and grandfather walked in a century-old family tradition of studying the sun.
  • Actor Molestation: Steps Taken To Arrest Prime Accused, Says Kerala Chief Minister
    The police is taking all measures to arrest the prime accused in the abduction and assault of a popular Malayalam actress in a moving car last week, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said today.
  • 'Weak' Sasikala Seeks Table Fan, Mattress Again In Jail
    It has been a week since AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikala was convicted in a two-decade old disproportionate assets case and ordered to serve a four-year sentence in prison by the Supreme Court.
  • Opposition Questions Rs 5 Crore Gold Offer To Lord Venkateswara
    The main opposition Congress and the BJP in Telangana today criticised Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao for using public money to fulfil his "personal vows" made to Tirupati temple in Andhra Pradesh.
  • As KCR Gifts Gold To Gods, Crackdown On Jobs Protest In Hyderabad
    Around 3 am on Wednesday morning, the police in Hyderabad swooped down on activists who had planned a protest over unemployment in Telangana, India's newest state. Later in the morning, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao was seen at a temple in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh, offering an eye-popping array of gold ornaments worth crores to "thank" the Gods.
  • PDA Not Illegal, Says Kerala Police Chief After Moral Policing By Staffers
    Moral policing by two constables, which created a stir after being live-streamed on Facebook by the couple they targeted, has left the Kerala Police red-faced. The state police chief today admitted that he wished "it had not happened" and public display of affection, while frowned upon by society, is definitely not illegal. The couple, who were targeted around 11 in the morning exactly a week after Valentine's Day, had some tough questions for the police. But instead of responding, the police forced them to pay a fine for indulging in "vulgarity" in a public place.
  • DMK's MK Stalin On Hunger Strike Over Tamil Nadu Speaker's Trust Vote Decision
    Tamil Nadu's DMK party under the leadership of Working President MK Stalin is holding a day-long hunger strike against the events that unfolded in the Tamil Nadu Assembly on February 18, when Chief Minister E Palaniswami had to prove his majority in the House.
  • 30 Passengers Survived This. Telangana Bus Was In Flames Within Moments
    Over 30 passengers in Telangana had a narrow escape on Tuesday when a luxury bus caught fire, apparently due to a short circuit.

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