Money

Insurance purchase to get simpler as IRDAI issues circular

The Insurance Regulatory Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has issued a circular meant for the point of sales products and persons for life insurance (POSP-LI).

Flix

‘KGF’ villain roped in for ‘Jiivi’ actor Vetri’s next

The shooting of this film went on the floors recently with Bhagyaraj giving the first clap.

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Dulquer Salmaan sports a horseshoe moustache for ‘Kurup’

The actor will play the real life character of Sukumara Kurup, a fugitive who has been on the run for years.

Kerala
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‘Mai Ghat’ tells real-life story of Kerala woman who won 13-year legal battle for son

Actor-director Ananth Mahadevan’s film, screened at the IFFK, tells the story of Prabhavati Amma, whose son was killed by police in 2005 in Thiruvananthapuram.

Karnataka

‘Transfer case to Bengaluru’: Nithyananda rape case whistleblower moves HC

Currently, Nithyananda is suspected to have left the country through illegal means, and has been skipping trial since mid-2018.

Atom

New e-commerce policy likely to be introduced in FY20

Guru Prasad Mohapatra, Secretary, DPIIT said that while there isn’t a definite timeline, the government is targeting to bring the e-commerce policy in the current fiscal.

Telangana

TRS MLA's husband allegedly threatens govt officer for stopping child marriage

However, local MLA Gongidi Sunitha rubbished claims that her husband Mahender Reddy threatened the officer.

Karnataka

Karnataka bye-poll results: BJP now has more MLAs in Bengaluru than Congress, JD(S)

In the 2018 Assembly elections, the Congress had the highest number of MLAs from the state capital at 14.

Kerala

New criteria to get subsidised treatment at Sree Chitra Institute will hurt the poor

To avail 100% subsidy, the patients will have to satisfy seven out of nine criteria set by the management, apart from additional verification process.

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Keerthy Suresh is in Rajinikanth's 'Thalaivar 168'

There are also unconfirmed reports that Meena will be acting in this film.

Money

Take home salaries may increase as govt mulls reducing employee EPF contribution

This will be made part of the Social Security Code bill 2019, which is set to be tabled in Parliament this week.

Money

DoT proposes universal service obligation fund to be reduced by 2%

It is estimated that telecom operators could benefit to the tune of Rs 3,000 crore if this proposal is accepted.

Telangana

Hyderabad encounter: HC asks state to preserve accused’s bodies till Dec 13

The Telangana High Court, hearing a plea seeking a probe into the encounter, has appointed Advocate Prakash Reddy as amicus curiae to assist the court in the case.

Money

Bharti Airtel seeks approval for FDI infusion of Rs 4,900 cr from Singtel, others

If Airtel receives the nod, this would make the company a foreign entity because the foreign shareholding in the company will be above 50%.

Atom

Anthill Ventures, actor Rana Daggubati launch programme for consumer startups

Urban-i is a six-month intensive programme designed to speed-scale consumer brand startups by providing them with the right support and mentorship.

Flix

Dulquer’s production house is busy with 5 Malayalam films

The actor plays the lead in four of these films, which are in various stages of production.

News

‘Betrayal of the Constitution’: Opposition protests Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in LS

A division of votes to decide on introducing the bill saw 293 MPs voting in favour and 82 MPs voting against it.

News

Russia banned for 4 years from all major sporting events

This follows as a result of the allegations of a state-run doping program involving Russian athletes during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Atom

Govt looking at larger fund deployment, simplified regime for startups: Piyush Goyal

Goyal also told startups and investors to share their concerns with the government, while assuring them that they would be addressed.

Andhra Pradesh

MLA Roja slams Rights Commission for probing encounters but not visiting Disha's family

“They are crying foul over human rights violations. Do only the accused have human rights?” Nagari MLA Roja said on Monday.

Flix

Kunchacko Boban - Jis Joy film titled ‘Mikacha Nadan Mohankumar’

Kunchacko Boban plays a singer in the film that is scripted by Bobby and Sanjay.

Andhra Pradesh
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Visakhapatnam leads adoption of PhonePe among non-metro cities

Flipkart-owned PhonePe said in a statement that in Vizag, 87% of smartphone users are registered users of PhonePe.

Flix

Duniya Vijay shot 'Salaga’ climax at popular event 'Kadalekai Parishe'

‘Kadalekai Parishe’ is an annual event held in Bengaluru’s Basavanagudi area.

Karnataka

After bye-poll drubbing, Dinesh Gundu Rao resigns as KPCC President

His resignation came minutes after Siddaramaiah resigned as the leader of the Congress Legislature Party in Karnataka.

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Balakrishna begins shooting for his next with Boyapati Srinu

The actor is awaiting the release of his next movie 'Ruler' on December 20.