Tamil Nadu

Creating a child friendly police force one district at a time in Tamil Nadu

The UNICEF in coordination with the CB CID has so far trained 1200 sub-inspector level officers to ensure that crimes by and against children are dealt with sensitively.

Karnataka

Kumaraswamy to take oath as Karnataka CM on Wednesday

"So far, I'm not sure about the Congress stand. We want to make sure the government is a stable one," Kumaraswamy said on the issue of ministerial berths.

Kerala

VS Achuthanandan joins CPI(M) campaign for Chengannur bye-poll, attacks KM Mani

Achuthanandan also said that both Congress and the BJP should not desire to win in Chengannur.

Karnataka

K’taka HC refuses to entertain pleas by Nithyananda, charges to be framed in rape case

Self-styled godman Nithyananda had claimed that sex between him and the survivor was consensual.

Karnataka

Chargesheet against Nalapad Haris reveals he initiated the attack

“I am a son of local MLA NA Haris. You are not even equal to my shoe. You say sorry and kiss my feet,” Nalapad is reported to have said.

Karnataka

New notification caps school fee hike in Bengaluru, but will it bring relief for parents?

The notification mandates schools to make audit reports public and cap annual fee hikes at 15%.

Karnataka

‘People refused to believe in my talent since I am a woman’: Sculptor Kanaka Murthy

One of the most celebrated sculptors in India, Kanaka has won several awards, including the Karnataka Jakanachari Award and the Rajyotsava Award.

Kerala

Kerala's captain underpants: Cops arrest 'naked thief' who wore chaddi on his head

Police sources confirmed that Edwin would remove all his clothes and wear his underwear on his head before breaking into a house.

Telangana

‘Going cashless is driving us into debt,’ allege pre-paid taxi drivers at Hyd airport

Dissent is brewing among a section of drivers at Hyderabad airport ever since the police decided to digitise payments.

Andhra Pradesh

Ayesha Meera case: SIT faces hurdle as accused yet to consent to further forensic tests

SIT wants to conduct a narcoanalysis test and Brain Electrical Oscillating Signature Profiling Test (BEOSP) and send the results to an FSL in Gujarat.

Telangana

Hunger has no religion: For 6 years, Hyd resident Azhar Maqsusi has fed those in need

Azhar, along with NGOs is now running daily food programmes in Bengaluru, Guwahati, Raichur and Tandur.

Karnataka

Man tries to smuggle 10 kg marijuana in pumpkins through Mangaluru airport, caught

The contraband was found during the security check.

Karnataka

Bengaluru citizens, environmentalists join hands to protest illegal tree chopping

The protest comes days after 25 trees were felled overnight to allegedly make space for a hoarding.

Karnataka

From noise levels to parking, pubs continue to flout law in Bengaluru’s Indiranagar

Though it is illegal to operate rooftop pubs in the city, there are presently 33 such pubs in the neighbourhood, says a resident.

Karnataka

Are people of Bengaluru really not getting out to vote?

Are Bengalureans lazy, or is the electoral system broken? Experts point to the latter.

Features

Yanny or Laurel? It’s your brain not your ears that decides

Where you come down on the latest internet hullabaloo depends on how your brain fills in gaps in the sounds you hear.

Kerala

Kerala woman shot dead at home, cops suspect 16-yr-old son accidentally fired

Police suspect that the crime was accidental and are collecting statements from family members.

Features

Infertility through the ages – and how IVF changed the way we think about it

It's 40 years since the birth of Louise Brown, the world's first test tube baby. But this long read explains how infertility has a much longer history.

Kerala

Kerala wins Lonely Planet's 'Best Destination for Families' award

The winners were selected through an online poll conducted by Lonely Planet Magazine.

Andhra Pradesh

Andhra special status: Pawan Kalyan kicks off state-wide tour in Srikakulam district

Dubbed the Jana Sena Porata Yatra, the tour will see a mix of walkathons (padayatra), public meetings and road shows.

Karnataka
Karnataka Elections

Modi's burden has become heavier after Karnataka setback

What is worrying for the BJP is that the setback in Karnataka has shown that, for once, the extra effort put in by Narendra Modi by raising the number of his rallies in the state did not pay dividends.

Karnataka

This 15-yr-old Bengaluru teen is cycling to Mumbai to create awareness against bullying

Sanket, a resident of Electronic City, has initiated this campaign using art, cycling and music.

Tamil Nadu

Montblanc opens two new boutiques in Chennai, launches new line in writing instruments

While Montblanc started as a writing instrument company, they’ve expanded into leather goods as well.

Andhra Pradesh

Peddapuram police in Andhra foil bid to murder town's civic body chief

The police said that the rowdy sheeter even offered the municipal chief a 'settlement' which he refused to take.

Kerala

Karnataka fiasco biggest-ever setback for Modi and BJP: Kerala Congress leaders

Leader of Opposition in the Assembly Ramesh Chennithala said this is the biggest failure of Modi and Amit Shah who tried to manipulate democracy.