South

  • Unaccounted Cash Worth Rs 70 crore Seized In Telangana Ahead Of Polls
    Unaccounted cash worth Rs 70 crore was seized in separate searches carried out in poll-bound Telangana on different occasions, since the Model Code of Conduct came into force, a poll official said today.
  • Danger Marks In Saffron Drawn On Office Doors Of Kerala Writer: Cops
    Danger marks in saffron colour were found drawn on the office doors of noted orator and thinker Sunil P Elayidom, Kerala Police said. Mr Elayidom strongly advocates implementation of Supreme Court verdict allowing entry of women of all ages into Sabarimala temple.
  • Over 76,000 Evacuated As Cyclone Gaja Hammers Coastal Tamil Nadu: 10 Points
    Over 76,000 people have been evacuated across coastal Tamil Nadu as cyclone Gaja made a landfall early Friday with wind gusting up to 120 kmph. The cyclonic storm crossed the Tamil Nadu coast between Nagapattinam, nearly 300 km from state capital Chennai, and Vedaranniyam. People were evacuated from low lying areas and sheltered at over 300 relief centres in six districts including Nagapattinam, Pudukottai, Ramanathapuram and Tiruvarur, reported news agency PTI.
  • Now, Karnataka Plans Rs 1,200 Crore Statue On Cauvery River
    The Karnataka government is now among those to have entered the statue race as it plans to install a 125 feet tall one of Mother Cauvery near the Krishnarajasagara Dam on Cauvery River in Mandya district.
  • DMK To Unveil Life-Size Statue Of M Karunanidhi Next Month
    A statue of late DMK chief M Karunanidhi will be unveiled next month, the party announced today. National leaders of various political parties are expected to attend the function to unveil the life-size statue on December 16.
  • When Kerala's Capital Shut Airport Operations To "Let The Gods Pass"
    A few flights were rescheduled, some cancelled as the international airport in Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram halted its operations for five hours Wednesday night to enable the bi-annual centuries-old ceremonial procession of the famous Padmanabha Swamy temple to pass through the runway.
  • "Agriculturist" KCR Has Rs 22 Crores, Has No Car, Owes Lakhs To Son
    Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao is an "agriculturist" with around Rs 22 crores to his name but no car, according to details he submitted while filing his nomination on Wednesday for the December state election.
  • Separate Days For Women At Sabarimala Temple? Kerala Weighs Plan
    The Congress and the BJP walked out of the all-party meeting on Sabarimala called by Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday. The Chief Minister's meeting was aimed at discussing the row over the entry of women of menstruating ages at the Sabarimala temple, ahead of the two-month long annual 'Mandala Makkaravillakku' or the pilgrimage season, set to start on November 17.
  • Cyclone Gaja To Hit Coastal Tamil Nadu Tonight: Top 10 Updates
    Gaja Cyclone Chennai: Cyclone Gaja is expected to hit the coast near Nagapattinam in southern Tamil Nadu tonight. Schools and colleges in five districts in the state and Puducherry are closed today. As it approaches the coast, "Gaja", which means elephant in Sanskrit, is expected to bring heavy rain and strong winds in coastal Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. The Navy has been put on high alert to be ready for any assistance. Fishermen in the region have been asked to not venture out to the sea.
  • Cyclone Gaja To Cross Tamil Nadu Coast Shortly, Says Skymet: Live Updates
    Cyclone Gaja is set to make landfall in Tamil Nadu today. The cyclonic storm will hit the Tamil Nadu coast between Cuddalore and Pamban. 'Gaja' that lay over southwest and adjoining southeast and west central Bay of Bengal is about 480 km north east of Nagapattinam and is very likely to cross coast between Pamban and Cuddalore on Thursday evening or night with a wind speed gusting upto 100 kmph, the Met office said.
  • Andhra Pradesh Gets A State Emblem With <i>Dharma Chakka</i>
    The state emblem, inspired by the Amaravati School of Art, consists of "Dharma Chakka" - "the Wheel of Law" embellished with a ring of Triratnas alternating with pinnate leaves and precious stones.
  • Ahead Of By-Elections Announcement, AIADMK Launches 'News J' TV Channel
    The ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu launched a 24-hour satellite television news channel "News J" on Wednesday, in a big push to claim its former chief Jayalalithaa's legacy ahead of the mega by-elections for 20 assembly seats expected to be announced by the Election Commission soon.
  • Andhra Man Pretended To Be Professor, Played Cancer Card To Con Women
    A 23-year old man was arrested for allegedly posing as an Indian Institute of Science (IISc) professor and cheating several women after promising to marry them, police said Wednesday.
  • Cyclone Gaja Set To Hit Tamil Nadu Today, Schools To Stay Shut
    The cyclonic storm 'Gaja' over the Bay of Bengal lay at about 470 km south east from Chennai and is set to make landfall between Cuddalore and Pamban on Thursday evening bringing heavy rainfall to Tamil Nadu.
  • Iron Rope Of Rameshwaram's Pamban Bridge Snaps, 1 Injured
    An iron rope of the century-old cantilever Pamban railway bridge snapped Wednesday injuring a 45-year-old worker while it was being raised, resulting in the disruption of vessel traffic, an official said.

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