With just months to go before Karnataka votes, the BJP is training nearly 25,000 volunteers to run WhatsApp groups across the state that will promote candidates and the party's main promises as it tries to wrest the southern state from the Congress.
In Kerala, the actress who was kidnapped and then molested while travelling to a shoot from her home in Kochi, has spoken for the first time on her case. After the February assault, six people were arrested including a driver she had sacked who is the main accused.
Written by Maya Sharma | Wednesday June 28, 2017, Bengaluru
Days after two Bengaluru policemen earned widespread applause for halting President Pranab Mukherjee's convoy to allow an ambulance to pass, a similar situation in the IT capital on Tuesday played out a little differently.
DMK leader MK Stalin today sought a direction from Madras High Court for a fresh floor test in the Tamil Nadu Assembly, citing the Speaker's refusal during the February 18 vote of confidence to entertain charges of payoffs against ruling AIADMK MLAs.
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam or DMK working president M K Stalin today sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention in expediting the inter-state river linking programme, saying it would benefit farmers across the country.
The Tamil Nadu government on Monday expressed concern over the "alarming increase" in number of "attacks" on Indian fishermen by the Sri Lankan Navy and sought the centre's intervention for release of 42 of them.
In times of headlines overrun by news of social strife, here is some positive news out of Karnataka. The temple town of Udupi on the west coast is famous for its Sri Krishna temple. And for the first time in its long history, the temple hosted an Iftar meal on Saturday for members of the Muslim community. Over 100 Muslims attended the event and performed namaz at the temple premises before the meal.
Whether Rajinikanth will turn into a hyphenate as superstar-politician is a theory that is revisited regularly among his legions of fans and parties hopeful that he will choose them and not the others.
The Editors Guild of India express its strong disapproval of the decision of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly to sentence two journalists to prison and pay a fine for publishing allegedly defamatory articles against a few of its members. The Guild opines that the decision violates the Fundamental Right of Freedom of Speech guaranteed under the Indian Constitution and the Freedom of the Press. It is also a gross misuse of the powers and privileges of a state legislature. The Guild urges the Karnataka Assembly to withdraw its resolution without delay.
Written by Maya Sharma | Sunday June 25, 2017, Bengaluru
The final stretch of the first phase of the Bengaluru Metro which was inaugurated just last week has already got a controversy attached to itself - largely online. People have raised objections to the use of Hindi as one of the three languages in Metro station sign boards.
An air ambulance service of a private hospital in Tamil Nadu, claimed to be the first such facility to be run by a hospital in the country, will be launched on June 25. IAF chief Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa would inaugurate the 'Ganga Air Ambulance' helicopter service of Ganga Hospital, a release from the hospital said today.