Andhra Pradesh

Pawan Kalyan raises concern over US immigration policy, writes to PMO

Pawan asked the PM to look into the dilemma faced by Indian diaspora in the US as a consequence of stringent and severe policy changes being made to immigration procedures.

Flix

Anushka Shetty to star in Prabhas' upcoming flick?

Following Prabhas’ pan Indian appeal, the film will be made in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi.

Flix

Samantha begins shooting for Nandini Reddy directorial 'O Baby'

Samantha's last release was the Tamil-Telugu bilingual 'U-Turn'.

Karnataka

Final chapter: Struggling 36-year-old private library in Mangaluru to close after Dec 31

The Standard Library, home to more than 17,000 books, is slated to close due to dwindling readership and soaring maintenance costs.

Atom

T-Hub, Merck invite applications for IoT, cybersecurity hackathon ‘Hack2Hire’

The program seeks to find the right talent pool for Merck to be able to implement digital projects in the life sciences domain.

Flix

No heroine in Karthi's next with Lokesh Kanagaraj

"Audiences will not feel the absence of the heroine," the director Lokesh Kanagaraj told the Times of India.

Andhra Pradesh

109-foot NTR statue planned in Andhra Pradesh, govt to acquire land

The project is estimated to cost around Rs 406 crores, and will include a special reservoir, an auditorium, and an internal lift inside the statue.

Flix

Abijith Asokan to direct 'Prithvi' starring Prithviraj

The full cast of the film will be announced soon.

Health

Delhi HC quashes Centre's ban on oxytocin drug production, sale

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare had announced in June that it would be imposing a ban on the sale of oxytocin through retail pharmacists.

Flix

Trailer of Sharwanand-Sai Pallavi starrer 'Padi Padi Leche Manasu' out

The film is all set for release on December 21 and a major portion of the film has been shot in Kolkata and Nepal.

Tamil Nadu

Day-old infant found dead in Chennai sewer, police suspect female infanticide

Korattur police are currently examining surveillance footage to find the culprits responsible.

Kerala

Deep depression to turn into cyclone in 12 hours, coastal TN to get heavy rain

The deep depression currently lies 690 kms away from the coast of Chennai and is moving north toward Andhra Pradesh.

Features

Saina Nehwal-Parupalli Kashyap get married, netizens hail 'no drama' wedding

The couple got married in a private ceremony held on December 14 in Saina's house.

Atom

Adani-Elbit set up India's first private UAV unit in Hyderabad

The unit will make four Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in the first year and this will be ramped up to 18 by 2020.

Health

Google's new AI model to help detect diabetic retinopathy

More than 400 million people in the world have diabetes. A third of them have diabetic retinopathy -- a complication that can cause permanent blindness.

Karnataka

Mysuru's Chamundeshwari temple staff go on strike over pay issues

The demands not only include the implementation of a pay-scale but also asks for a pay rise and bonuses for the employees for the Dasara season.

News

3 months after I wrote about discrimination inside Amnesty, not much has changed

Have I been able to do what I set out to do, putting my career and livelihood at risk? Have those in the system questioned their privilege, and taken a stand against injustice and discrimination?

Telangana

TISS students ‘lay seige’ to admin office, vow to protest until officials visit Hyd

TISS Hyderabad students have been protesting for nearly a week demanding the administration roll back its demands to make its campus a non-residential one and to reverse its decision to scrap the BA Social Sciences course.

Atom

ZenFone series here to stay, to expand gaming phone market too: ASUS

ASUS dismissed reports of shifting its focus on premium gaming phones and power users.

Sports

World billiards champion Sourav Kothari puts weight behind cue sports' Olympic bid

Kothari said it's high time the sport is given Olympics recognition as it is highly popular.

Sports

ISL: Struggling Chennai, Delhi aim for better outing

Both teams have struggled this season and are placed ninth and tenth respectively.

Sports

Sports gaming platform Dream11 announces partnership with Australia's BBL

Dream11 will be the ‘Official Fantasy Game Partner' of WBBL and BBL across 129 exciting matches until 2021, according to a statement.

Sports

Most countries back expanding 2022 World Cup: FIFA

While the decision to shift to a 48-team format was approved last year by FIFA, the change was not supposed to take effect until 2026, reports Efe news.

Kerala

Paid gang behind criticism: 'Odiyan' director VA Shrikumar alleges conspiracy

In an interview, VA Shrikumar also said there was a group of people who did not want Manju Warrier to succeed.

Andhra Pradesh

TDP MP Siva Prasad turns up as Karunanidhi in Parliament to protest against Centre

From dressing up like the late DMK leader to imititating his mannerisms, TDP MP Siva Prasad protested outside Parliament over the Centre’s failure to grant Andhra special category status.