Kerala

Knanaya Church on the warpath with Catholic Church, says ‘no’ to ending endogamy

The Kottayam archdiocese is planning to approach the Pope and also legally challenge the direction.

Andhra Pradesh

Polavaram project: Rehabilitate affected tribal people, says National ST Commission

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had sought the intervention of the commission.

Andhra Pradesh

Advocates boycott courts in Andhra's Kurnool district, demand HC in Rayalaseema

Meanwhile, the Allagadda Bar Association filed a writ petition in the High Court on the issue.

Telangana

Iron rod falls from Hyd Metro construction site, pierces through car

The driver of the car filed a police complaint against construction firm L&T for negligence.

Kerala

Congress wants Mani back in UDF, CPI says no place in LDF

On Friday, the Congress party made its overture to him, with former CM Oommen Chandy saying they would be glad if Mani returns to the UDF.

Andhra Pradesh

Andhra CM Naidu threatens to drag Centre to court over unfulfilled promises

"We are not asking for any extra favours. We are demanding what is due to us," Naidu said.

Atom

From crowdfunding to celebrity investors: Alternative avenues of funding for startups

The advantage with most of these alternative avenues are that startups may not have to dilute much capital or hand over reigns to investors.

Kerala

RSS youth hacked to death in Kerala's Kannur, BJP calls for hartal

The BJP has called for a dawn to dusk hartal in the district on Saturday.

Telangana

Ground report: Sankranti festivities ruined, say victims of cow vigilance in Telangana

Eleven Dalits from Chinnakandukuru village were allegedly attacked by the RSS for slaughtering a cow.

Karnataka

Police arrest serial arsonist who set 11 luxury cars on fire in Belagavi

Alert security guard helped police arrest doctor who set 11 luxury cars on fire in Belagavi.

Kerala

‘My wife would often get violent”: Husband of Kerala woman arrested for son’s murder

Did Jaya Mol have mental health issues? Though police are yet to reach a conclusion, her husband hints at it.

Karnataka

Once unseated a CM, but the powerful Karnataka Lokayukta is now on 'ventilator'

The state government’s decision to create the Anti-Corruption Bureau is an act to make the Lokayukta weak, says former Lokayukta Justice Santosh Hegde.

Telangana

Telugu TV anchor Pradeep found guilty of drunk driving, license suspended for 3 years

Pradeep was caught by the police when they undertook a special drive to prevent drunken driving on New Year’s Eve.

Karnataka

Bribes for buildings: The nexus of corruption in Bengaluru’s civic body

There are agents for every area and the bribe increases depending on the plot size.

Kerala

Kerala HC orders to stop media trial in Bar Scam case

The court on Wednesday, asked the Vigilance Department to submit its final report in another 45 days and until then all discussions in the media are banned.

News

SC gives Mahmood Farooqui benefit of doubt, upholds acquittal for rape

Observing "it was an extremely well decided case, no need for intervention", Justices SA Bobde and L Nageswara Rao rejected the plea by the victim challenging the Delhi HC order.

Kerala

30 years on, MBS Youth Choir in Kerala continues to uphold values of secularism, peace

Started in memory of MB Sreenivasan, the choir continues to be an inclusive space, as envisioned by its founding members.

Andhra Pradesh

A decade after murder, Ayesha Meera case to be reinvestigated by SIT

Ayesha Meera, a 17-year-old pharmacy student from Vijayawada, was brutally attacked, raped and killed in December 2007.

News

His baby was saved, and now this Karnataka man is a champion of Kangaroo mother care

The Kangaroo mother care project was started in Koppal in 2016 and about 700 new-borns have benefited from the same.

Flix

MGR to return on screen in 'Kizhakku Africaavil Raju', Kamal and Rajini attend launch

The film was the late chief minister’s dream project and will be an action adventure shot as a 3D animation flick.

Flix

Udhayanidhi Stalin to play lead in Happy Wedding Tamil remake

The news was shared by the film’s director Omar Lulu with a picture of himself posing with Udhayanidhi Stalin.

Atom

Oppo launches full-screen ‘Oppo A83’ in India with AI beauty recognition technology

The smartphone also comes with face unlock feature, which it claims can unlock the phone in 0.18 seconds.

Atom

ShareChat raises $18.2 million in Series B funding round led by Xiaomi

Xiaomi has directly invested $5.76 mn in and $2.81 mn has come from Shunwei Capital, VC fund floated by Xiaomi’s founder Lei Jun.

Social

From building a 'cleaner' robot to being youngest TedX speaker: Meet Saarang Sumesh

Saarang made his first robot at the age of 4 and has come up with a number of innovations over the years.

Voices

Why India needs to overhaul its guideline development process for quality healthcare

Academic elitism, lack of patient involvement and conflict of interest are stumbling blocks.