WhatsApp starts rolling out hide mute status updates, Facebook Pay on its beta app

Microblogging site WABetainfo had suggested that something like this is in the offing, months earlier.


TVS Motor gets approval for patent on its hybrid 3-wheeler

The original application for this patent was filed by the company in 2009.


Why law students in the prestigious NLS Bengaluru are threatening to skip exams

The dispute between the students and the administration over the post of Vice Chancellor of the university has taken a new turn.


Revisiting a 28-year-old Telugu movie in which Amma resigns from her job as Amma

'Amma Rajinama', which translates to 'mother’s resignation', is about a woman so fed up with her husband and grown children that she decides to resign from her household duties.


Man who created ruckus on Hyd metro nabbed weeks later using facial recognition

A video of the man, seemingly drunk, had gone viral where he could be heard using abusive language and dancing inside the metro train.


Priya Bhavani Shankar to do action stunts in Vishnu Vishal’s film

To be directed by Chella, the project will go on the floors in January 2020.


Jayasurya and Aditi Rao Hydari in ‘Sufiyum Sujathayum’

The film is directed by Naranipuzha Shanavas who has earlier made the critically acclaimed ‘Karie’.


Kummanam Rajasekharan may be BJP candidate for Vattiyoorkavu bye-election in Kerala

Meanwhile, Kummanam reportedly told media that he was not interested in contesting the bye-polls but added that it is the party's decision to make.

Tamil Nadu

Kamal Haasan’s MNM, TTV Dhinakaran’s AMMK to not contest in TN bye-elections

Both parties did not contest the Vellore Lok Sabha seat elections held in August 2019 either.


Kerala joins global climate strike with school kids raising posters, questions

School students in Thiruvananthapuram held placards, asked questions to environmentalists and performed to create awareness about climate change.


Kalidas Jayaram’s 'Happy Sardar' makes Unni Mukundan nostalgic

Unni Mukundan has earlier played a Sardar for a movie called ‘Mallu Singh’.


Minister Babul Supriyo allegedly calls & threatens The Telegraph editor over news report

“The call shows how a representative of the govt was employing intimidation tactics, cloaked as a request for an “amicable small apology”, to make a newspaper fall in line,” The Telegraph said.


Telangana man enters overflowing stream for TikTok video, drowns later

According to the police, Dinesh and his two friends had gone to see Kappalavagu as it was receiving a heavy flow of water due to incessant rains in the area.


Kerala auto driver dies by suicide, following alleged harassment by CITU members

Rajesh was allegedly harassed and assaulted by auto drivers belonging to CITU – the trade union wing of CPI(M) – who warned him against parking his vehicle at an auto stand.


Bengaluru residents stand in boat to protest against bad roads

For two years, the roads that were dug up in Hormavu and Ramamurthy Nagar for various civic works, have been ridden with potholes and accident-prone ditches.


Death of a contractor in Kerala: Five local Congress leaders arrested

Joy, the contractor of a hospital building constructed by a trust that’s run by some Congress leaders, was allegedly not paid for his work.

Andhra Pradesh

Neurology on wheels: This AP doctor is treating patients in villages for free

Dr Bindu Menon and her team travel to villages in AP every Sunday, spreading awareness and providing treatment for neurology-related diseases for free.

Karnataka, News

Crime Branch probes alleged fixing in Karnataka Premier League, 4 players questioned

The police had earlier questioned Ali Asfak Thara, the owner of Belagavi Panthers, a team in the Karnataka Premier League .


New Motor Vehicles Act: Kerala to prepare draft on reducing penalties

Transport Minister AK Saseendran said that the state is exploring multiple options to bring down the penalties.


Serial killer 'Cyanide’ Mohan convicted of killing music teacher in Bengaluru

This is the 16th such case where he has been convicted – Mohan would lure women with the promise of marriage, rape them, and then ask them to take a cyanide-laced birth control pill.

Tamil Nadu

NIA searches home of Ansarulla terror suspect in Tamil Nadu

Officers of the NIA searched the house of M Diwan Mujipeer from Velanguli in Tirunelveli district on Saturday.

Tamil Nadu

Modi-Xi meeting in Mamallapuram: DGP, Chief Secretary inspect venue

The entire area is being surveyed by CCTV cameras and several layers of security have been added ahead of the summit.

Tamil Nadu

Chennai to get a second airport, six locations shortlisted

Increasing air traffic in the city has led to the need of a new airport, according to reports.

Andhra Pradesh

Thunderstorm causes damage to Air India Delhi-Vijayawada flight, cabin crew injured

A commode in the toilet also came off its base due to the turbulence on the flight.


To clear pending cases, Telangana High Court forms two benches to work on holidays

Court proceedings will now be held on the first and third Saturday of every month as well.