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Actors who played moms in 'Sudani from Nigeria' cast in 'Dakini'

The comedy entertainer is directed by Rahul Riji Nair, who won the Kerala State Award for Best Feature Film last year.<p>Award-winning director Rahul …

Kerala

SC puts onus on Parliament to bring in law barring criminals from contesting polls

The Supreme Court, however, directed political parties to post on their websites full details of the criminal charges the candidates they are …

How water bodies influenced life and language in the Deccan and beyond

Modern-day Telangana owes a massive debt to its numerous tanks, scattered across the region, serving as dispersed nodes for agriculture.<p>Hyderabad’s …

'Don't have the numbers': BJP forfeits Karnataka Legislative Council bye-polls

The October 4 bye-elections are being conducted to fill up vacancies created by the resignation of two BJP leaders and Deputy Chief Minister G …

After slew of complaints, Ola launches ‘Project Guardian’ to ensure safety of riders

The project will introduce real-time monitoring of rides using indicators like route deviation and unscheduled stops by cabs.<p>As a response to …

No objection to Lois Sofia going abroad, cops tell TN Human Rights Commission

Lois Sofia was arrested on September 4 after raising anti-BJP slogans at TN BJP president Tamilisai Soundararajan.<p>Tamil Nadu police on Monday told …

Tamil Nadu

'Death threat from Bishop Franco's aides': Survivor nun's sister files complaint

In the complaint, the survivor's sister said Bishop Franco Mulakkal's close aides threatened her and her family and even took her picture during the …

Queer men, dating apps and crime: How much does decriminalising 377 help?

Is the going away of Section 377 going to help LGBTQ+ people when it comes to reporting crimes? Not unless the police is sensitised, and workplaces …

Will Jagan Mohan’s padayatra translate into votes in 2019 polls? Experts weigh in

Andhra Leader of Opposition Jagan Mohan Reddy’s Praja Sankalpa Yatra on Monday crossed the 3,000-kilometre milestone at Kothavalasa in Vizianagaram …

Andhra Pradesh

Anna would have split from Periyar even if he hadn’t married Maniyammai – here’s why

Anna registered his displeasure every time Periyar took a stand that went against public sentiment.<p>In a year, it will be 70 years since CN Annadurai …

'Share reviews 3 days after film's release': Actor Vishal requests again

The actor spoke on film reviews, piracy and actor Karunas' arrest during the audio launch of his upcoming film 'Sandakozhi 2'.<p>While actor Vishal …

Snip, snip since 1939: Meet Kerala hairdressers, one of the oldest in Chennai

Ensconced in the busy streets of Pondy Bazaar, Kerala Hairdressers is an heirloom craft started by V Sankunni Nair in 1939 and currently run by his …

Family Business

Kona Venkat to direct Madhavan and Anushka in his debut flick

The movie is reportedly a silent film, something on the lines of Kamal Hasan's 'Pushpaka Vimanam'.<p>Noted producer Kona Venkat is all set to don the …

Bruce Lee

Akhil to debut with Karan Johar’s film in Bollywood?

The actor is currently busy with the shooting of the Telugu film 'Mr Manju'.<p>Akhil Akkineni is in need of a big hit and is working towards it. He made …

Box Office

TN BJP President Tamilisai Soundarajan nominates PM Modi for Nobel Peace Prize

Tamilisai’s husband Dr P Soundarajan also nominated the PM for the Nobel Peace Prize.<p>BJP’s Tamil Nadu party chief Tamilisai Soundararajan has …

Nobel Prize

Instagram founders Mike Krieger and Kevin Systrom quit Facebook

The resignations came at a time when social media platforms including Facebook were facing intense scrutiny over the spread of fake news and sinister …

Social Media

No, it’s not Switzerland! Bengaluru's Bellandur Lake spews 10-ft high toxic foam

In what’s become Bengaluru’s never-ending tragedy, the Bellandur and Varthur Lakes are frothing again.<p>Is this the Swiss locale where a '90s Bollywood …

Rajkumar abduction case: Court acquits 9, says no evidence they are Veerappan's men

Rajkumar, the popular Kannada actor, was kidnapped by infamous dacoit Veerappan in 2000, and was kept captive for 108 days.<p>Eighteen years after …

Trespassing

Vedanta Group bets big on Indian football, aims to develop sport at grassroots level

Hindustan Zinc, a Vedanta group company, launched the country's first ever ‘technology-hinged football training' last week in Udaipur.<p>After setting …

Indian Football

Infosys arm wins deal to digitise Canadian procurement system

The digital solution will make it easier for the Canadian government and suppliers to interact, transact and better serve Canadians.<p>Software major …

Canadian Government

Luka Modric named best male player at FIFA awards

The Real Madrid midfielder beat former team-mate, Cristiano Ronaldo, now with Juventus, and Liverpool's Mohamed Salah to the award.<p>Croatian …

Luka Modrić

TRS govt tapping Congress leaders' phones, Telangana Leader of Opposition alleges

The caretaker CM of Telangana is threatening opposition party leaders with police cases as a pressure tactic to force them to join TRS ahead of …

Telangana

Andhra ACB sleuths crack down on graft, seize Rs 7.52 lakh from sub-registrar office

The ACB officials found that 10 document writers had hired private persons who would do the land and document registration and collect bribe money …

Andhra Pradesh

Boeing to set up electronics manufacturing and avionics assembly facility in Bengaluru

With an investment of Rs 1,152 crore, the facility will come up in the state-run Aerospace Park at Devanahalli near the airport in north …

Nun rape case: Why we can't say amen to Kerala Catholic Bishops' Council’s arguments

Criticising the priests and nuns who stood in solidarity with the survivor nun, the KCBC said that these protestors were not in 'keeping with the …

Microsoft, DSCI launch programme to skill women in cybersecurity

Under the three-year programme, 1,000 women from underserved communities will be trained and offered employment opportunities.<p>Microsoft India on …

Andhra Pradesh

Singer-violinist Balabhaskar's child dies in car accident, couple critical

While the singer and his wife have been admitted with serious injuries, their daughter sadly succumbed to her injuries<p>Renowned singer and violinist …

Violin

Amit Shah calls TRS govt selfish for no to ‘Ayushman Bharat’ scheme, KTR hits back

KTR said that Shah had been misinformed as the successful Arogya Sri program of Telangana is far superior in terms of coverage (80 lakh families) …

Amit Shah

Andhra most liveable state in India as per ‘Ease of Living’ index: Govt report

Odisha and Madhya Pradesh followed Andhra as the three best performing states on Ease of Living Index 2018.<p>Andhra Pradesh topped the chart in terms …

Madhya Pradesh

People power wins: Church forced to revoke ban on Sr Lucy after parishioners protest

Ironically, the church had claimed that they were banning Sr Lucy from church activities because parishioners were not happy – an excuse that came …

Protest