News

Southern Railway officer transferred after he announced suspension of housekeeping on trains

Shubhranshu has been transferred to a post in Bihar, after the General Manager of Southern Railways claimed on Thursday that the news on fund mismatch was false.

Atom

Time for Musk to step down as Tesla CEO: Top investor

James Anderson from the UK-based firm Ballie Gifford, which holds a 7.5 % stake in Tesla, told a German magazine that he "does not think Elon needs to be CEO".

Tamil Nadu

No need to panic: Coimbatore police commissioner on terror alert

Coimbatore city police has not released any photograph of any suspect so far, the Commissioner said.

Atom

With confusion over turnover threshold, small startups may not get 3-year tax holiday

The central government policy says startups can avail a tax holiday for 3 years when their turnover is below Rs 100 crore, but the threshold according to tax laws is Rs 25 crore.

Atom

Lo! Foods raises $0.5 million from FMCG and financial investment executives

The funds raised will be used to expand its product portfolio and scale up distribution of the brand.

Atom

Google's Privacy Sandbox to protect users' privacy on web

Google said it will work with the web community to develop new standards that advance privacy, while continuing to support free access to content.

Tamil Nadu

Reviving folk dances: These trans women are bringing back interest in Kali Aatam

Part of Cuddalore-based Siva Sakthi Kalai Kuzhu, Stella and Suji decided to carve a fresh identity for themselves with folk art after coming out as transgender women.

Karnataka

No trains between Bengaluru and Mangaluru, parts of Kerala till Sunday

Trains in these sections were already cancelled for the last two weeks as unprecedented rainfall in the region triggered multiple landslides which caused damage to the railway tracks.

News

International pressure mounts on Brazil to address fires in Amazon rainforest

International outcry prompted Norway and Germany to halt donations to Brazil's Amazon fund, that supports many environmental NGOs, and government agencies.

Atom

Airtel takes on JioFiber, offers up to 1000GB free data on broadband plans

Airtel has also bundled various other offers including subscriptions to OTT platforms.

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Airtel takes on JioFiber, offers up to 1000GB free data on broadband plans

Airtel has also bundled various other offers including subscriptions to OTT platforms.

Tamil Nadu

Protector turns destroyer: How TN govt is encroaching on a Coimbatore reserve forest

The TN Slum Clearance Board’s project has received flak for planning over 4,000 houses in the foothills of Velliangiri hills, parts of which is a reserve forest area.

Flix

Watch: Sudeep’s ‘Pailwaan’ trailer promises a mass entertainer

From the trailer, we gather that Sudeep plays a wrestler and Suniel Shetty his coach.

Flix

‘Enai Noki Paayum Thota’ gearing up for September release?

The Gautham Menon directorial, tipped to be an action drama, stars Dhanush and Megha Akash in the lead with Sasikumar and Sunaina in pivotal roles.

Atom

Amazon picks up 49% stake in Kishore Biyani’s Future Coupons

Future Coupons is the promoter entity of Future Retail, which runs the popular Big Bazaar chain, FBB, Food Hall, among others.

Telangana

Fraudster allegedly passes off crystal paintings by Hyderabad artist as his own

Abdul Salam Al-Qadi procured 11 paintings from the artist between 2017 and 2018, and later exhibited them as his own and gifted two to the president of Turkey.

Money

Government to go easy on push to shift to electric vehicles

Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has said that the government has set no deadline to ban the production of petrol, diesel vehicles or for automobile makers to switch to EVs.

Kerala

Kerala government calls for young volunteers to aid in flood damage assessment

Youngsters with smart phones can register themselves as damage assessment volunteers.

Tamil Nadu

Coimbatore on high alert after intel about Lashkar-e-Taiba intrusion

Following the intel, security measures across the city have been tightened and public places are being monitored.

Andhra Pradesh

NTR or YSR? The battle over renaming schemes in Andhra

The YSRCP is not only conducting an inquiry into projects launched by the TDP but is also renaming various welfare schemes of the state government.

Telangana

Hyd man's body cut in pieces: Cops say family searched internet for ways to kill him

Investigation officials have taken the man's son, daughter and wife into custody for his murder.

Kerala

Restrain officials from granting quarrying permits: Former CM VS Achuthanandan to govt

VS has asked the government to exercise caution at a time when the government lifted the temporary ban on quarrying.

Tamil Nadu

Housekeeping services on Southern Railway trains to continue after cash infusion

The media had earlier reported that On Board Housekeeping Services would be suspended from September 1 due to lack of funds.

Telangana

Deccan Chronicle bank loan fraud case: ED conducts fresh searches

Searches were conducted at the premises of the Deccan Chronicle Holdings Limited (DCHL) in Secunderabad and the properties of its owner in Hyderabad and in New Delhi.

Karnataka

Karnataka floods: Death toll reaches 88, over 1.5 lakh people still in relief camps

Six persons including two from Belagavi, three from Kodagu and one from Haveri, continue to be missing.