South

  • Actor Prakash Raj Sends Defamation Notice To Mysuru BJP Leader
    Actor Prakash Raj is angry. This time, it is with BJP parliamentarian from Mysuru, Pratap Simha. Mr Simha, in Facebook and Twitter posts, had allegedly made personal comments against Mr Raj -- and the actor says he is filing a defamation case against the politician
  • Community Policing Takes Children Of Migrant Workers To School
    Thousands of children of migrant labourers across the country are missing something that could give their generation a better life -- school education. In Bengaluru, concerned citizens with the help of police are helping to get at least some of these children into school as part of community policing efforts
  • Hyderabad's Charminar, Falaknuma Palace On Ivanka Trump's To-Do List
    US President Donald Trump's entrepreneur daughter Ivanka, who is flying to India next week to attend a business conclave, will have a lot of non-business-y things to do when she is in Hyderabad, including a trip to the Falaknuma Palace.
  • EPS-OPS Win AIADMK Party Symbol, Dhinakaran Loses His Case: Sources
    In a setback to jailed leader VK Sasikala and her nephew TTV Dhinakaran, the unified AIADMK under O Panneerselvam (OPS) and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palaniswami (EPS) has been recognized as the "real" party and granted use of the two-leaves symbol by the Election Commission, sources said today.
  • Chennai's Sathyabama University Students Asked To Leave Hostel After Night Of Violence
    A day after violence broke out on the campus of the Sathyabama University outside Chennai following a student's suicide, the university officials have shut the campus down and have asked the students to vacate the hostel.
  • "Film Industry Needs More Protection": Prakash Raj On Producer's Suicide
    Noted South Indian actor Prakash Raj on Wednesday asked the government to provide protection to the film industry, which did not have proper safeguards, he said, as seen by a producer's suicide because he was allegedly harassed by a loan shark.
  • Actor Dileep Named In Kerala Abduction Case Chargesheet
    Malayalam actor Dileep was formally accused of involvement in the case of abduction and sexual assault of a woman co-star in February. The chargesheet filed in the case on Wednesday has listed the actor's former wife, Manju Warrier, as a witness, sources said. It also names 12 other accused in the case.
  • Special Probe Team Files Additional Charge Sheet Against Actor Dileep, Others
    The Special Investigation Team or SIT of Kerala Police probing the abduction and sexual assault case of a south Indian actress on Wednesday filed a supplementary charge sheet against five persons, including Malayalam actor Dileep.
  • Section Of Media Made "Big Issue" Of IT Raids Alleges TTV Dhinakaran
    Sidelined AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran on Tuesday alleged that a section of media was making a "big issue" out of the recent IT raids at J Jayalalithaa's residence here last week and claimed that officials recovered only a laptop and a couple of pen drives.
  • AIADMK Veteran's Tweet Signals Fissure In Party
    It could be a veteran's angst at being sidelined, along with others like him. Or a signal of a larger rift in the party. Either way, AIADMK member of parliament Dr V Maitreyan's tweet this morning red flagged deep fissures in Tamil Nadu's ruling party, which is still struggling to find its feet almost a year after the death of its powerful leader and former Chief Minister J Jayalaithaa
  • Priests Denied Poes Garden Entry For Jayalalithaa Rituals: TTV Dhinakaran
    Sidelined AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran today alleged that police did not allow priests to enter the Poes Garden residence of J Jayalalithaa to make some arrangements for rituals ahead of her first death anniversary.
  • Have Been Repaying Loan For 7 Years, Wrote Tamil Producer In Suicide Note
    The film fraternity in Tamil Nadu is in shock after the suicide of B Ashok Kumar, a prominent film producer who was allegedly harassed by a loan shark. Mr Kumar was found hanging in his apartment at a highrise in Chennai on Tuesday. Actor Vishal, who heads the Tamil Nadu film producers' council, has asked the police to treat the suicide as murder
  • Karnataka's Lawmakers Back Jail Term For Editors; 'Double it,' Say Some
    Karnataka's legislators came together across party lines today to reject a motion seeking that they reconsider the punishment of a year each in jail handed by the state assembly to two editors of Kannada tabloids for breach of privilege. The assembly had sentenced the editors to the jail term and had fined them Rs 10,000 each in June this year, over what it called their defamatory articles against state legislators.
  • After Hadiya's Arrival, Supreme Court To Decide On Public Hearing
    It is only after Hadiya, who was known as Akhila Ashokan before she converted to Islam, arrives to testify in the Supreme Court on Monday about her marriage that judges will decide whether the hearing is open to the public, they said today.
  • RSS Activist Surrenders In Attack On Thiruvananthapuram Mayor
    A Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh activist, accused in connection with the attack on Thiruvananthapuram Mayor VK Prasanth, has been arrested after he surrendered before the police on Monday night.

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