South

  • "Can't End Terror Until We Uproot Islam," Said Minister Anantkumar Hegde. Old Video Surfaces
    Union Minister Anantkumar Hegde has landed in another controversy after actor Prakash Raj tweeted a video of a hate speech he reportedly made almost two years ago.
  • RK Nagar By-Poll: "Threat To Life", Says Relative Of Actor Vishal's Missing Proposer
    Two persons who had reportedly proposed actor Vishal Krishna's nomination for Chennai's RK Nagar by-poll and later claimed their signatures are forged, have gone missing. The actor alleges their lives are under threat from Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK. "I am worried about those two people who signed up for me. We are not able to get in touch with them," he told NDTV.
  • Man Gets 43-Year Jail Term For Raping Daughter, Intimidating Wife
    A Mahila Court here convicted and sentenced a 48-year old man to three terms of life imprisonment for raping and impregnating his 14-year daughter in July 2013.
  • After Diluting Liquor Ban, Kerala Raises Age Bar For Drinking To 23 Years
    The legal age for drinking will now be 23 years instead of 21 years, the Kerala government has said. The Left-led government of Pinari Vijayan has passed an Ordinance, raising the age bar for drinking to curb the problem of alcoholism in the state, which has been sent to the Governor P Sathasivam for clearance.
  • Engineering Graduate Could Be India's First Differently-Abled Video Model
    Mahalakshmi Mahadev, 26, could be India's first differently abled television model. She has broken new ground by modelling in a video advertisement for a textile brand. The 44-second advertisement shows the Bengaluru-based young model beautifully draped and adorned with jewellery
  • Actor Vishal Fights Back On RK Nagar, Tweets President, PM
    Actor Vishal, disqualified from contesting the RK Nagar by-election in Tamil Nadu, tweeted President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday, saying he hopes "justice prevails." He said he was bringing to their notice the fact that his nomination for the December 21 by-election was "first accepted and later rejected."
  • Foot Hurt, Boy Wears Wrong Shoes To School, Gets Barred For 2 Weeks
    A top school in Telangana did not allow a boy to attend classes for nearly two weeks after a stand-off with the parents that had started after the boy wore wrong shoes to school after a foot injury. The child was not allowed to attend his classes and was made to sit at the administration office all day. The boy's mother complained to child rights activists, which upset the school.
  • Cyclone Ockhi: Wives Of Missing Fishermen Hope For A Christmas Miracle
    Clutching her four daughters, Selvi has been praying for a week at the St. Thomas church for a miracle that would bring back her husband, one of the 29 fishermen from Poonthra missing in the high seas after Cyclone Ockhi hit the coastal state of Kerala.
  • Cyclone Ockhi: Tamil Nadu Government Offers Rs 41 Lakh Relief For Damaged Houses
    The Tamil Nadu government today said a total of 4,501 houses in cyclone Ockhi-hit Kanyakumari have suffered partial and full damage and relief to the tune of Rs 41 lakh has been provided in this regard so far.
  • Civic Contractor Assaults Government Official Over Pending Bill
    The Anantapuramu police today arrested a civic contractor for allegedly thrashing a deputy engineer of the corporation over clearance of a pending bill.
  • RK Nagar Nomination Rejected, Actor Vishal Says "Mockery Of Democracy"
    Actor Vishal's hopes of contesting the RK Nagar by-election in Tamil Nadu came crashing down late on Tuesday night after election officials rejected his nomination papers for the second time today. Officials said the film actor's nomination papers only had "valid" signatures of eight proposers, not the mandatory ten.
  • Video Shows Contractor Beating, Kicking Official in Andhra Pradesh
    A cellphone video has surfaced from Andhra Pradesh that shows a contractor and his goons thrashing a government engineer in full public view. In the video -- shot on late Monday evening in Ananthpur, around 360 km from Hyderabad -- the contractor, Narasimha Reddy, is seen kicking the engineer on his head. As Kistappa, who was sitting on the road falls, Narasimha Reddy walks over and aims a few more kicks at him, shouting and threatening all the time.
  • Hadiya Case: NIA Questions 'Husband' Shafin Jahan Again
    The National Investigation Agency today questioned Shafin Jahan, days after the Supreme Court gave its nod to it to continue its probe into his marriage with Hadiya, a Kerala woman at the centre of an alleged love-jihad case.
  • After Grand Wedding, Andhra Groom Accused Of Brutally Beating Up Wife
    She thought it was going to a be a day of her dreams but it turned into a nightmare in no time. A man in Andhra Pradesh's Chittoor district allegedly beat up his wife the same night that he married her, so badly that she ended up in the critical care unit of a hospital. All because he wanted to hide his sexuality, the police say.
  • Actor Vishal Says Not Racing Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan On Politics
    Actor Vishal Krishna, popularly known by his first name, filed nomination papers today to contest by-elections for Tamil Nadu's RK Nagar assembly seat, asserting that he was in no way trying to race ahead of his seniors in the industry, mega stars Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan, to launch a political career. The actor's decision to contest has turned what is seen as a big prestige battle for ruling party AIADMK into a tough four-cornered contest

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