Reported by Maya Sharma | Monday February 26, 2018, Bengaluru
The political temperature in Karnataka shot up this weekend with the presence of both BJP chief Amit Shah and Congress chief Rahul Gandhi in the state, where elections will be held within a few months. Both are campaigning in the northern part of the state. The ruling Congress is trying to retain the state in the face of A massive BJP challenge.
Continuing to target the prime minister in his campaign in poll-bound Karnataka, Congress President Rahul Gandhi today asked why Narendra Modi, who had described himself as the country's "chowkidar", was "silent" on the PNB fraud.
Thousands of poor women in Tamil Nadu have been offered free cosmetic breast surgery, including implants, the health minister said adding "poor people also have a right to look beautiful". After free canteens and providing thousands of disadvantaged people with goats, laptops and bicycles among other items, women can now get cosmetic breast surgery free of cost -- for aesthetic or medical reasons -- with priority given to those from the poorest sections of society.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palaniswami and his deputy O Panneerselvam's on Saturday showered lavish praise on Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is in the state capital to launch a subsidy scheme named after AIADMK matriarch J Jayalalithaa, or Amma as she was called by her supporters.
Written by Uma Sudhir | Sunday February 25, 2018, Jangaon, Telangana
A 20-year-old woman, who didn't want to marry the man her parents chose for her, conspired with her lover and allegedly set her fiance on fire two days before their wedding. B Yakaiah, 22, died at a private hospital in Telangana on Saturday.
Written by Maya Sharma | Sunday February 25, 2018, Bengaluru
With just months to go before the Karnataka assembly elections, the party chiefs of the BJP and the Congress returned to the state on Saturday for the second leg of campaigning. Both Amit Shah and Rahul Gandhi will be in Karnataka for three days.
A life-size statue of former chief minister J Jayalalithaa was unveiled and the ruling AIADMK's official Tamil Daily was launched Saturday at the party headquarters here on her 70th birth anniversary, which was celebrated by party cadres across Tamil Nadu.
Written by Maya Sharma | Saturday February 24, 2018, Bengaluru
A Congress leader accused of splashing petrol on a Bengaluru municipal office and threatening to set it on fire has been sent to 14 days' judicial custody after he surrendered at the Ramamurthy Nagar Police Station in Bengaluru last morning.
BS Yeddyurappa, president of the State unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and Chief Minister Siddaramaiah: two old school politicians from Karnataka, are locked in modern day hashtag wars on social media.