Tamil Nadu

Vegetable prices skyrocket in Chennai: Onions at Rs 160, drumsticks peak to Rs 400

Consumers report having had to cut down consumption of onions, a staple in homes.

Andhra Pradesh

Andhra police arrest two men who allegedly raped a 16-yr-old girl near Tirupati

While the incident occurred on the night of November 24, the arrests were made on Saturday.

Flix

Telling stories of Kashmir in a compassionate way: Director Ashvin Kumar interview

Ashvin Kumar, the youngest Oscar-nominated filmmaker, is in Kerala to participate in the IFFK with his latest film ‘No Fathers in Kashmir’.

Kerala
Features

'Antigod’s Own Country’ addresses caste questions in Kerala through Maveli

Journalist AV Sakthidharan says in an interview how he keeps coming back to the myth of Maveli when he touches unique features of the Malayali religious culture.

Kerala

‘Black magic’ practitioner in Kerala booked for sexually assaulting 14-year-old

The parents have alleged that the accused sexually assaulted the 14-year-old, who lives with a learning disability, under the garb of ‘curing her of evil spirits.’

Atom

WhatsApp rolls out call-waiting for Android, but no call holding

Until now, users who were on a call wouldn't get a notification for an incoming WhatsApp call, but only a missed call notification once they hung up.

Health

Commercial antivenom used in India ‘largely ineffective’, finds IISc study

The polyvalent antivenom produced in the country targets the ‘big four’ snakes: the common krait, the spectacled cobra, saw-scaled viper and Russell’s viper.

News

Passage of Citizenship Bill will reduce India to Hindutva version of Pakistan: Tharoor

Tharoor said even if the Bill is passed in Parliament, he is confident that no bench of the Supreme Court will allow such a "blatant violation" of the fundamental tenets of India's Constitution to go unchecked.

Karnataka

Priority for Kannadigas in blue collar jobs in private companies, says Karnataka govt

The government is likely to come up with a legislation detailing on the percentage of reservation and detailed clauses soon.

Kerala

Take action against Press Club secy for attacking woman journo: WCC statement

Journalists under the initiative of NWMI will conduct a protest march to demand that Thiruvananthapuram Press Club secretary be ousted.

Flix

Lal to be part of Mani Ratnam’s ‘Ponniyin Selvan’

The senior Malayalam actor and filmmaker has posted on his Instagram page about his dream to work with the veteran director coming true.

Flix

Arya to play villain in Vishal’s next film?

The duo has earlier worked on the hit film ‘Avan Ivan.’

Tamil Nadu

Ayanavaram 11-yr-old girl sexual assault case: Prosecution sure of conviction

The case came to light in July 2018 after the minor confided in her elder sister about her ordeal.

Flix

Atharvaa signs next film with debutante director Raveendran

The actor was last seen in his Telugu debut film ‘Gaddalakonda Ganesh’ which was a remake of the Tamil hit film ‘Jigarthanda’.

Andhra Pradesh

Former MLA Beeda Masthan Rao quits TDP to join YSRCP

“I have always been loyal to whichever party I have been a part of," Masthan Rao told the media on Friday.

Flix

Nivin Pauly’s ‘Padavettu’ begins shooting in Kannur

Aditi Balan, known for her performance in the Tamil film 'Aruvi', will be acting opposite Nivin in 'Padavettu', marking her debut in Malayalam cinema.

News

Robert Vadra seeks Delhi court's permission to travel abroad

Vadra is facing probe under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, following allegations of money laundering.

Karnataka

DK Shivakumar accuses BSY of vendetta politics, demands medical college in Kanakapura

DK Shivakumar, in his letter, accused Yediyurappa of cancelling the project “overnight”.

Atom

E-commerce firms to now submit FDI compliance report to govt every year on Sept 30

Statutory auditors will compile these reports.

Flix

Thaman to score music for Balakrishna's next

The film is directed by Boyapati Srinu and will have Sanjay Dutt playing the villain.

Atom

Zomato to raise up to $600 mn in the next month, says founder Deepinder Goyal

Goyal also said that Zomato has hired 250,000 people in last 18 months.

Tamil Nadu

Neelam Foundation to hold arts camp for marginalised kids in TN: How you can help

Around 250 children from across Tamil Nadu are expected to participate.

Telangana

Hyderabad encounter: NHRC officials begin on-the-spot investigation

The National Humans Right Commission on Friday said the encounter was a matter of concern and ordered a probe.

Tamil Nadu

TN local body polls to be held on Dec 27, 30 except in nine districts

The new announcement comes a day after the Supreme Court ordered the postponement of the polls in nine districts owing to delimitation issues.

Flix

The story behind Othasevuru, the two-member Tamil indie band

The band gained popularity through Sun TV’s 'Namma Ooru Hero' hosted by Vijay Sethupathi, where they performed at the end of every episode.