Dr. Tedros from Ethiopia is the new WHO chief, major win for African nations

There were three candidates in the fray for the top post at the WHO.


LG launches X Venture, a rugged smartphone with a huge battery

Made for rough outdoor use, the phone even comes with a Glove Mode and an ‘Outdoor Essentials’ app.


Take a bow: India’s Women in Blue achieve highest partnership in ODIs, trounce SA in final

India’s openers shared a 300-run opening stand against Ireland becoming the first pair in history to achieve the milestone.


British James Bond actor Roger Moore dies, aged 89

Best known for playing James Bond, British actor Roger Moore enjoyed a long career in both TV and film. He was also a dedicated philanthropist.

Andhra Pradesh

Opposition parties call for Rayalaseema bandh on May 24, accuse TDP govt of ignoring farmers

Left parties, which had called for the bandh last week have now gathered the support of the Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee and YSR Congress.


Indrajith and Prithviraj are joined by a debutante in their next: Nakshatra Indrajith

Father and daughter in real life will now play father and daughter in reel life too.


Don’t write off Nalini Chettur’s Chennai book shop ‘Giggles’ just yet

Taj Vivanta has sent her a legal summons over the bookstore’s relocation.


With increasing attacks from strays, Kerala to set up dog pounds in all 14 districts

This comes a day after a 50-year-old man was mauled to death by a pack of strays in a city suburb.


B’luru activists protest loss of heritage building, century-old vet hospital to be demolished

Concerned citizens also say that the animal birth control program being run at the current hospital, will also take a hit.


Looking forward to an extraordinary journey: Dhanush on Hollywood debut

Dhanush has begun shooting for his maiden Hollywood film, The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir, directed by Ken Scott.


Lost your documents but no time to file a police complaint? Bengaluru police has an app for that

The app provides a digitally signed copy of the complaint, which can be used for applying for duplicate documents and cards.


‘Don’t skip the film because I’m in it’: Asif Ali makes desperate plea as movie tanks

Many including director Basil Joseph and actor Aju Varghese have come out in support of Adventures of Omanakuttan.


GST may not raise revenues 'significantly' in next few years: Fitch Ratings

However, it may indirectly boost revenues in the medium term through higher GDP growth and more transparency, said Fitch.


Telangana should be southern gateway for BJP: Amit Shah

Union Minister Bandaru Dattatreya, BJP state president K Laxman and other leaders accompanied Amit Shah.


Samantha to finally join sets of Vijay 61 in June

This is second time in a row after Theri that Samantha has teamed up with Vijay.


Acting on an anonymous tip on ‘child abuse’, Hyderabad activist lands in trouble

Not only did the case turn out to be false, but activist Achyuta Rao ended up offending the family.


Instagram now lets you temporarily hide pictures with its new Archive feature

The idea is to keep users locked into the service.

Tamil Nadu

8 actors including Suriya, Sathyaraj, Vivek get non-bailable warrant in 2009 defamation case

A complaint was filed by a freelance journalist alleging that the actors made derogatory speeches against journalists.


Sony likely to unveil three new smartphones with high-end cameras in September

Sony Xperia X1, XZ1 and XZ1 Compact are expected to be unveiled at the IFA 2017.


For once, Tollywood slams sexist comment: Chalapathi Rao’s ‘women fit for sex’ remark condemned

Nagarjuna, Naga Chaitanya and Rakul Preet Singh have all condemned the actor’s comment.


As road dust plagues Bengaluru, authorities unveil mechanical sweepers to clean up major streets

Commuters can now breathe easy as nine sweepers will clean up dust and mud along roads, footpaths and muds between 10am and 4am.


Vijay Sethupathi likely to play a politician in Mamanithan

The film is supposed to be based on the life of a leader from south India.


As Narendra Modi finishes three years as PM, employment figures suggest not so ‘achhe din’

The 2016-17 Economic Survey, based on data from the Labour Ministry, stated: "Employment growth has been sluggish."

Andhra Pradesh

With mercury rising, price of chicken also soars high in Andhra

Prices have shot up as thousands of birds have died due to excessive heat.

Andhra Pradesh

Andhra govt challenges Centre’s order on asset-sharing, seeks clarification

The Centre had on Saturday ruled in favour of Telangana.