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  • 4 Women Take Road Trip Through 24 Countries To Promote Literacy
    Four women on Sunday kicked off a 24,000-km road trip to London in an effort to promote literacy. The four - Meenakshi Arvind of Coimbatore,her 20-year-old daughter Vrinda, Priya Rajpal from Mumbai and Mookambika Rathinam of Pollachi would cover 24 countries in 70 days to commemorate 70 years of Indian independence and also to create awareness on Rotary India's Literacy Mission.
  • Kerala Man In Australia Assaulted And Abused By Teenagers At Restaurant
    An Indian-origin man from Kerala was assaulted and racially-abused by teenagers at McDonald's restaurant in Australia's North Hobart.
  • World's Largest Capstone Discovered By Archaeologists In Telangana
    The archaeology department of Telangana has discovered the world's largest capstone after excavating an ancient human burial site in Siddipet district, officials said.
  • Kerala Minister AK Saseendran Resigns After Lewd Phone Chat Scandal
    Kerala Transport minister AK Saseendran resigned today after an audio clip of a sexually explicit conversation, allegedly between him and a woman, was aired by a local television channel. Within hours, the minister, who was in Kozhikode, hurriedly convened a press meet and announced his resignation. The 71-year-old minister has denied any wrongdoing.
  • Voters Confused Over Party Symbol In Jayalalithaa's RK Nagar
    With less than three weeks to go for the by-elections in Chennai's RK Nagar, confusion prevailed as the AIADMK now has two poll symbols -- hat and electric pole. Following a power tussle, the party was split between Sasikala and Panneerselvam factions. Both groups wanted the party's name and two leaves symbol.
  • Superstar Rajinikanth Cancels Sri Lanka Trip Following Protest
    Tamil megastar Rajinikanth, who was expected to visit Sri Lanka next month to inaugurate a housing scheme, on Saturday announced that he has cancelled the trip following protests from the Tamil outfits. The primary agenda of the visit was to hand over keys of 150 houses built for displaced Lankan Tamils at Vavunya.
  • Chennai Police Commissioner S George Transferred Ahead Of RK Nagar By-Polls, Karan Singha Becomes New Chief
    Ahead of RK Nagar by-poll, the Election Commission has transferred Chennai Police Commissioner S George and replaced him with Karan Singha.
  • Former Congress MP Hanumantha Rao Charged For Abusing Police Official
    Former Congress MP V Hanumantha Rao was charged on Friday after he allegedly abused a police official in the Telangana State Assembly premises when the cop did not allow him to proceed towards media point.
  • Bengaluru, Shamed By Frothing Lake, Summons International Help
    Bengaluru's lakes have turned into showstoppers for reasons the city should be ashamed of. The two largest one - Bellandur and Varthur - have, in the last 20 years, frothed, foamed and burst into flames, the result of relentlessly being forced to accommodate toxic chemicals and untreated sewage.
  • 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.

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