Tamil Nadu

TN bandh on May 25: Here are the services that will remain shut or stay open

The DMK and other opposition parties have called for a dawn-to-dusk protest in all district headquarters on May 25. 

Karnataka

Cong hands over sting tapes of BJP leaders trying to woo MLAs to Anti-Corruption Bureau

The complaint, which was registered with the Bengaluru Urban Wing Anti-Corruption Bureau, encloses five audio tapes allegedly of BJP leaders attempting to illegally woo Congress MLAs.

Kerala

2 Abu Dhabi-based women offer to sponsor education of Nipah victim nurse Lini’s kids

The two women who also work in the medical field have agreed to cover the expenses of nurse Lini’s kids, starting from this academic year.

Tamil Nadu

The massacre in Thoothukudi: Intelligence failure or deliberate assault?

Could the police really have been caught unaware, when there were clear signs of a massive protest that could turn violent?

Karnataka

Mangaluru does not have any Nipah Virus cases, Health Department officials confirm

There was panic when two suspected cases of Nipah Virus was reported from Mangaluru, but officials said the tests came back as negative.

News

Congress to observe Modi government anniversary as 'Vishwasghat Divas'

"The Congress plans to highlight the failure of pre-poll promises and mis-governance of BJP-led government," AICC member Birajit Sinha told the media.

Karnataka

Shaky Varthur bridge leaves Bengaluru commuters worried for their safety

Bengaluru Mayor Sampath Raj promised that the situation will be fixed immediately and that occasional rainfall is causing hindrance to the inspection process.

Flix

Simran, Bobby Simhaa on board Rajinikanth-Karthik Subbaraj film?

The news has not been announced officially yet.

Atom

Often 'return' items ordered on Amazon? You could be banned from the site forever

One user received a mail from Amazon saying he cannot open a new account or use another account to place orders on its site.

Kerala

Kerala Govt convenes all party meeting on Nipah in Kozhikode

The meeting will be held on Friday, jointly convened by the state’s Health, Labour and Transport Ministers and will be attended by the MPs and MLAs from different parties.

Kerala

Nipah update: One more person dies in Kerala, 11 deaths confirmed due to virus

Including one person who is suspected to have died of the virus, a total of 12 deaths have been reported in the state since the Nipah outbreak.

News

'What about Thoothukudi?': People slam PM Modi for tweeting on 'Fitness Challenge'

Modi has been tweeting about the 'fitness challenge' in which he was tagged by Virat Kohli but has said nothing about the events in Thoothukudi.

Voices

Chimpanzees eat plants that point to new ways of treating diseases

The World Health Organisation estimates that between 75% and 80% of the world’s population uses at least some plant based medicines.

Flix

'Mahanati' controversy: Has fiction eclipsed fact in the biopic?

The characterisation of Gemini Ganesan, especially, has stirred a hornet's nest.

Atom

Qualcomm launches Snapdragon 710 SoC for mid-range smartphones

Snapdragon 710 SoC claims to bring down a smartphone’s power consumption by 40% when compared to Snapdragon 660.

Sports

Preview: Buoyant KKR pose tough challenge for heavyweights Hyderabad

Sunrisers finished top of the points table after 14 matches and have been quite the team to beat with an exceptional bowling battery and solid batting.

Flix

How small town films like 'Ee.Ma.Yau' are winning new fans for Malayalam cinema

Malayalam cinema, more often than not, tends to locate its characters in small towns and narrates stories of ordinary lives.

Kerala

Tripura CM Biplab Deb campaigns for BJP in Kerala, meets Sreejith’s family

The Tripura CM, who is in Kerala to campaign for the Chengannur bye-poll, announced a Rs 5 lakh solatium for the custodial death victim’s family.

Atom

UrbanClap to be IKEA’s furniture assembly service partner in Hyderabad

Customers will be able to call for carpenters to assemble DIY furniture bought at IKEA via the UrbanClap app.

Flix

'Rangasthalam' becomes a big hit in the US

The film is doing particularly well at the US box office by continuing its 50-day run.

Flix

Mammootty’s ‘Kunjali Marakkar IV’ teaser for Eid?

The film is helmed by cinematographer-turned-director Santosh Sivan.

Flix

Krish to direct NTR biopic?

The director is in talks with the filmmakers and an official announcement is on cards.

Tamil Nadu

Thoothukudi violence: Govt releases official figures, says 13 people were killed, 102 hurt

Sandeep Nanduri, the District Collector, said that his first priority was to restore normalcy in the district.

Atom

Facebook unveils three-pronged strategy to fight fake news

A part of its strategy in some countries is partnering with third-party fact-checkers to review and rate the accuracy of articles and posts on Facebook.

Sports

'It's home ground for us, Hyderabad will find Eden wicket difficult': Kuldeep

Kuldeep said KKR won't think about Sunrisers' poor form coming into the tie.