Kerala

New 'mysterious' frog found near human settlement in Kerala

The frog, found in the Western Ghats, has remained invisible in part because of its brief breeding season - less than four days - after which it seems to vanish without a trace.

Tamil Nadu

Rs 100 cr fine slapped on TN govt for not controlling pollution in Chennai's rivers

The National Green Tribunal noted that government agencies have been “turning a blind eye” to rampant pollution in the Adyar and Cooum rivers.

Tamil Nadu

Why Tamil Nadu needs more palmyrah, the state tree

While coconut trees had snapped into two or even four parts after Cyclone Gaja struck, the palmyrah trees were intact.

Tamil Nadu

TN prepares to bid farewell to bravehearts killed in Pulwama attack

28-year-old G Subramanian from Thoothukudi district and 33-year-old Sivachandran from Ariyalur district had both returned to their camps merely five days before the attack.

Atom

‘Urgent need to re-skill about 50 pc of India’s IT workforce’: Nasscom official

This is due to the growth of disruptive technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data Analytics.

Karnataka

Karnataka MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar protests China's support to JeM Chief Masood Azhar

JeM has reportedly claimed responsibility for the Thursday's terror attack on a CRPF convoy near Awantipora in Kashmir's Pulwama district in which 49 of its troopers died and many injured.

Atom

Tech Mahindra partners with University of Sydney to develop next-gen tech solutions

Students will work with an academic supervisor and industry experts, leveraging next-gen technologies like AI, ML, VR, AR and IoT in Tech Mahindra's Makers lab.

News

Hina Jaiswal becomes India's first woman flight engineer inducted by IAF

Hina completed the six-month flight engineer course from the 112 Helicopter Unit attached to the Air Force Station in Yelahanka in Bengaluru.

Karnataka

After ‘SaveVTU’ protest, K’taka CM Kumaraswamy drops plan of bifurcating university

Instead of the proposed bifurcation, a world-class institute will soon come up in Hassan.

Atom

Twitter working on Snapchat-like camera feature: Report

"Twitter's new Snapchat-style camera, codenamed 'News Camera' is coming soon!," tipster Jane Manchun Wong tweeted on Friday.

Flix

Dhanush – Gautham Menon's 'Enai Nokki Paayum Thotta' to be certified soon

The movie started production in 2016 and has upped expectations among the fans through its songs, which are chartbusters.

Tamil Nadu

Wild elephant Chinnathambi captured, likely to be relocated to elephant camp soon

This comes two days after the Madras High Court passed an interim order directing the Tamil Nadu government to capture the wild elephant.

Tamil Nadu

10 students of TN Central University go on hunger strike against sacking of professors

The two assistant professors of Central University of Tamil Nadu were terminated last week for allowing girl students inside the hostel beyond the curfew time.

Flix

Rajinikanth's '2.0' does better business in Hindi than Tamil

According to reports, the Hindi film earned between Rs 186 and 244 crore.

News

Kiran Bedi vs Narayanasamy: A brief history of their face-offs

The Lt Governor Kiran Bedi and Chief Minister V Narayanasamy have several face offs in the past, most of them arising out of a turf war over Puducherry’s administration.

Atom

Paytm pledges all its current assets to borrow Rs 1,400 crore from ICICI Bank

Paytm’s parent company, One97 Communications has pledged Rs 7,081.1 crore in assets to the bank for its working capital needs.

Atom

'Amazon Pay UPI' launched for Android users in India

Amazon has partnered with Axis Bank to issue UPI IDs to its customers in India.

Flix

Where are the lesbian rom-coms? A short dive into an internet rabbit-hole

Lesbian relationships and romance are not as screwed up as cis-hetero ones. But that doesn’t mean we can’t have some silly, feel-good movies with a lesbian couple no?

Atom

Hyderabad startup E-waste Exchange receives global recognition from WEF

The T-Hub startup was awarded with a Medallion from WEF for its innovation of creating a Circular Economy model for e-waste management.

Tamil Nadu

The Kindness Week: TN woman’s initiative encourages you to be kind to others

Mahima says that initially people may have to be intentional about these acts of kindness, but slowly, they will become part of our culture.

Kerala

Kochi Metro supervisor falls to death while overseeing construction work

A native of Thrissur, Sharath was engaged in supervising the Metro rail extension work from Pettah to Thripunithura.

News

'Gully Boy' fever hits BJP and Congress ahead of Lok Sabha Elections

The two parties are trying to use every possible way to lure voters, especially the youth, who have found a new love for rap with the release of the recent Ranveer Singh-starrer Gully Boy.

Flix

RJ Balaji lands a crucial role in Shankar’s ‘Indian 2’?

Starring Kamal Haasan in the titular role, the film will reportedly have Abhishek Bachchan playing the antagonist.

Atom

Xiaomi, Samsung control 50% of India’s smartphone market

Xiaomi surpassed Samsung to become the market leader in 2018 with 28.9% share in the Indian smartphone market

News

‘Thalaivar is everywhere’: Fans delighted after Aus police tweet Rajinikanth meme

Where words fail to adequately express a situation or emotion, memes come in handy. That's what Derby Police did when sharing an unbelievable case of drunken driving they had come across.