Tamil Nadu

TN Private Water Tankers Association announces indefinite strike from August 21

The strike comes following multiple police complaints being filed against water tanker drivers and owners, according to an association member.

Telangana

National SC fellowship notification not released by UGC for 3 years, students cry foul

The fellowship was launched to encourage those from SC communities to pursue research.

Karnataka

Ahead of Ganesh Chaturti, Bengaluru civic body seizes 179 idols made of plaster of Paris

The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board will deploy 10 special vehicles across Bengaluru to spread awareness on eco-friendly options to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi.

Karnataka

5 students electrocuted to death in Karnataka's Koppal, CM orders probe

Rs 5 lakh compensation will be given to each victim's bereaved family members.

Kerala

Autistic child allegedly sexually abused by Kerala teacher, school gets defensive

A case has been registered against the teacher, who is absconding.

Flix

From ‘Amaram’ to ‘Uyare’: Memorable depictions of single fathers in Malayalam cinema

Though there are many amazing films dealing with the intricacies of being a single father, most of the narratives are stereotypical and unduly romanticised.

Telangana

Uni of Hyderabad research team claims to have decoded cancer-causing culprit gene

The group believes the discovery will help in developing drugs that can cure cancer.

Andhra Pradesh

From child labourer to oncologist: AP man’s story of grit and hard work

A Deputy Inspector of Factories who spotted the boy working at the seeds factory came forward to support Sivaprasad’s education till he got his medical seat.

Kerala
Health

Doctors caution against fungal infections at relief camps post Kerala floods

While many adults had skin infections between toes, children have been showing signs of invasive fungal infections such as respiratory infections.

Karnataka

Karnataka CM Yediyurappa to order CBI probe into alleged phone-tapping scandal

'All political leaders, including CLP leader Siddaramaiah, have sought a high-level probe into the scandal. So I have decided to order a CBI probe into it,’ the CM told reporters.

Kerala
Features

Meet 'Eli Kutty', American woman on Instagram who's learning and teaching Malayalam

Elizabeth decided to use Instagram to learn Malayalam and get feedback from Malayalis, when she found no other resource to pick up the language.

Karnataka

K'taka gang suspected of terror link turns out to be conmen posing as public servants

While five accused were acting suspiciously in a car with the label of 'Director, National Crime Investigation Bureau', three others were picked from a lodge by Mangaluru City police.

Andhra Pradesh

Despite multiple problems, why Jagan can't shift Andhra's capital from Amaravati

Jagan might not dump Amaravati as the capital has been functioning for four years, and any move to shift it may prove counter-productive for him.

Atom

Coffee Day discloses outstanding debt of Rs 4,970 crore

The company announced that its debt would reduce to Rs 2,400 cr after the sale of Global Village Tech Park in Bengaluru is complete.

Andhra Pradesh

Minor Dalit girl assaulted in Andhra: Police visit village, assure strict action

Deputy Superintendent of Police, Mandal Revenue Officer (MRO) and other officials visited K P Doddi village and conducted an investigation into the incident that occurred on Thursday.

Kerala

Kerala rains: No cancellation of Onam examinations, says general education dept

The Director of General Education Jeevan Babu said that all students who lost their school books will receive new ones by Aug 19.

Andhra Pradesh

2 dead, over 17,000 affected in Andhra due to Krishna floods

People in 34 villages of Krishna district and 53 villages of Guntur district were affected by the floods.

Karnataka

Stop sending waste to landfills from Nov 1: NGT to Bengaluru municipal body

The NGT also insisted on stricter enforcement of single-use plastics from September 1.

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu govt hikes price of Aavin milk by Rs 6 per litre

The government also increased the procurement rate of cow milk by Rs 4 and buffalo milk by Rs 6.

Andhra Pradesh

Ex-TDP MLA's building partially demolished after Vizag muncipal body serves notice

The building, situated on the Dwarakanagar main road, was owned by Peela Vijaya Lakshmi, the wife of ex-Anakapalle MLA Peela Govinda Satyanarayana.

Telangana

Telangana hospitals turn down Aarogyasri patients over unpaid dues, deadlock continues

Hospital associations have refused to admit new patients until the time the dues of Rs 1,500 crore are paid.

Karnataka

Yediyurappa says donors can rename only new layouts, not flood-hit villages

It was previously reported that the Karnataka CM had said donors could rename flood-hit villages.

Atom

Govt eases norms allowing startups to raise funds while retaining control of company

The government has made crucial changes in the law that will permit Indian companies to issue majority shares with differential voting rights (DVRs).

Telangana

Students accuse Uni of Hyd of blocking discussions after Article 370 revocation

On Thursday, the University of Hyderabad officials had disrupted a talk by Professor G Haragopal claiming that the SFI did not have the administration’s approval for the event.

Karnataka

Bengaluru Police Commissioner dismisses rumours of ‘active terror cell’ in city

On Saturday, Bengaluru police issued a notice to all their personnel to remain on high alert in the city.