Legal Session Court South India

Judge Vaidya arrested on DA case for income above 3 Crores

LB Nagar court judge Vaidya Vara Prasad who was booked by the Anti- Corruption Bureau (ACB) in a disproportionate case was arrested at 4.30 am on Thursday. The accused has been remanded and sent to Chanchalguda jail. The accused is the XIV additional district judge and president of the TS Judges Association. The High Court, Read More…

Politics South India Women

Kerala Government efforts to reach consensus amongst parties for women entry of all ages fails

Kerala Government all-party meeting called on Thursday to resolve the stand-off over permitting women of menstrual age into the Sabarimala shrine failed to cut any ice amongst  political parties in kerala  with the Kerala government firm on implementing the Supreme Court order but the  Opposition walking out in protest. After the nearly three-hour long meeting, Read More…

Politics South India

Ananth Kumar leaves huge void in Karnataka BJP

Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers and Parliamentary Affairs Ananth Kumar passed away at 1.52 am on Monday after undergoing treatment for cancer at a private hospital in Bengaluru. He was 59. The untimely demise of Union minister Ananth Kumar has left a void in the state BJP leadership, something which the party is bound to Read More…

Companies South India

600 Crores Scam , 15000 investors duped, Ex Minister BJP’s janardhan arrested

Karnataka  Central Crime Branch (CCB) police arrested Ballari mining baron and former BJP minister G Janardhan Reddy, after 20 hours of interrogation.  Police also arrested Reddy’s close aide Ali Khan on charges of criminal conspiracy in a multi-crore cheating case. Speaking soon after the arrest on Sunday afternoon, Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime) Alok Kumar Read More…

Business Legal South India

BJP Ex Minister goes underground fearing arrest

Cops launch hunt for Minning Mafia  and BJP Ex Minister Janardhana Reddy. The Central Crime Branch (CCB) sleuths are on the lookout for Ballari’s mining baron Gali Janardhana Reddy and his personal assistant Ali Khan over their alleged involvement in a money laundering case.  Fearing that Reddy may flee the country, police have collected his Read More…

Social South India Women

Over 200 persons registered with cases and one held for ‘assaulting’ woman pilgrim at Sabarimala

Hundreds of frenzied devotees had tried to attack and prevent the 52-year old woman, Lalitha Ravi, from offering prayers at the temple.  A 29-year old man was arrested on Wednesday in connection with the incident relating to the alleged assault of a woman pilgrim at the Lord Ayyappa Temple in Sabarimala, suspecting her to be Read More…

Culture South India Women

Sabarimala agitation part of party’s agenda: Kerala BJP chief’s open admission

In a shocking revelation, Kerala’s BJP President PS Sreedharan Pillai has revealed that the Sabarimala agitation ‘was part of BJP’s agenda’ and that ‘it was a golden opportunity for them in the state’. Pillai courted a controversy Monday as TV channels aired a video clip in which he purportedly said that Sabarimala temple chief priest Read More…

Politics South India Votes & Polls

BJP bastion Bellary knocked out , JDS-Congress in celebration spree

A massive setback  for BJP as JD(S)-Congress wrests Bellary with a resounding margin. Of the three Lok Sabha seats that went to the by-polls, BJP had held Shivamogga and Ballari and JD(S) Mandya. In total, BJP has lost 2 out of 3 Lok Sabha bypolls and both the assembly bypolls in Karnataka. Ramanagara assembly seat Read More…

South India Votes & Polls

Karnataka by-polls 2018: Voting for 2 MLA , 3 MP seats concludes peacefully

The Bellary parliamentary constituency of Karnataka witnessed a voter turnout of 63.85% , while Shimoga and Mandya constituencies recorded a turnout of 61.05 % and 53.94% respectively. Legislative assembly constituencies Jamakhandi and Ramanagara witnessed a voter turnout of 81.58% and 73.71% respectively till 6 pm. The voting in the five constituencies of Karnataka has been concluded Read More…

Politics South India Votes & Polls

Cake walk for Anitha kumaraswamy as BJP candidate withdraws from race

With Chandrashekar’s departure from the contest, Anitha, wife of Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, is facing the elections alongside five other independent candidates. (DH File Photo) In a major setback for BJP and embarrassment to its karnataka state  leaders ., ahead of the bypolls, it’s Ramanagara candidate, L Chandrashekar has withdrawn from the race declaring Read More…

Politics South India

CPI ( M) allege BJP President blatantly ridicules Supreme Court

The CPI(M) on Sunday strongly condemned BJP chief Amit Shah’s threat to dismiss Kerala government and remarks about Supreme Court verdict on Sabarimala, saying it exposed who was really behind the violent protests against women’s entry in the temple. In a statement, the party Polit Bureau said Shah has “blatantly” ridicules the Supreme Court  judgement Read More…

High Court Politics South India

Madras High Court’s verdict is boon or bane for EPS-OPS camp

Edappadi K Palaniswami government in Tamil Nadu has got a temporary relief  of sorts with Justice M Sathyanarayanan, the third judge of Madras High Court upholding validity of Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker P Dhanapal’s September 18, 2017 order disqualifying 18 AIADMK MLAs, owing allegiance to TTV Dhinakaran, for submitting a memorandum seeking change of chief Read More…

Legal Social South India

Confused Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) at cross roads

The Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) which manages administration of the Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple is set to submit a status report in the Supreme Court on the situation in Sabarimala in the wake of the apex court’s judgement allowing women of all ages entry to the temple. TDB president A Padmakumar, however, did not confirm commitment Read More…

Opinion South India Women

Sabarimala violence RSS-BJP behind attack confirms Kerala minister

Kerala Minister EP Jayarajan on Wednesday blamed Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) for violence that broke out during the protest as women attempted to trek to the Sabarimala from the base camp. Addressing media, Jayarajan said, “RSS criminals hid in forests and attacked the Ayappa devotees. 10 media personnel, 5 devotees Read More…

South India Voice Women

Women devotees denied entry , women scribes threatened , Sec 144 imposed in Sabarimala

Tension was palpable in the southern state since Tuesday, when crucial talks held in the capital Thiruvananthapuram among the tantri (supreme priest of Sabarimala), the erstwhile royal family of Pandalam (considered the custodians of the temple) and Travancore Devaswom Board, or TDB ,(responsible for the administration of the temple), could not reach a solution. On Read More…

Environment South India Voice

Cyclone Titli cost 27 lives in Odissa made Patnaik cancel birthday celebration

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has cancelled birthday celebrations on Tuesday as a mark of expressing solidarity to the people affected by Cyclone Titli and subsequent floods in some parts of the state. The death toll in cyclone Titli, which made a landfall on October 11, and the subsequent flood in Odisha has risen to Read More…

High Court Politics South India

CBI probe ordered into 4800 Crores Corruption allegations against CM Palaniswami

In a major set back to ADMK party Supremo ., Justice AD Jagadish Chandira gave direction on petition by DMK, after perusing report filed by Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption. The Madras High Court on Friday ordered a CBI probe into allegations of corruption in award of road contracts by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Read More…

South India Supreme Court Women

Women entering Sabarimala temple has to be ripped to 2 pieces says actor

Kollam Kanjaveli Kuttilazhikathu Thulasidharan Nair is an actor in Malayalam cinema and was speaking in Kerala. Actor Kollam Thulasi who is also a supporter of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) made the horrifying remark at an NDA rally that drew blank amongst Social media bloggers Actor Kollam Thulasi made a bizarre statement on Friday saying Read More…

Environment Nature Opinion South India

60 lakhs affected by cyclone Titli

 CM Naveen Patnaik stressed on quick repair of breaches in several river embankments and asked district collectors to provide cooked food to the people who were shifted to relief camps. Also the Odisha government on Friday deployed NDRF and ODRAF personnel to speed up rescue and relief operations mainly in three districts where over 60 Read More…

Politics Session Court South India Voice

Nakkheeran editor Gopal arrested, but court set him free

Initial report suggests that the action follows a complaint that he had published stories allegedly linking the office of the Governor with lecturer Nirmala Devi  R.R. Gopal, editor and publisher of Tamil biweekly Nakkheeran, was arrested by police at the Chennai airport on Tuesday morning on the charge of publishing defamatory content against Tamil Nadu Read More…

Politics South India Votes & Polls

Trouble for TRS as Congress led Grand alliance smells victory in Telangana

TRS sources said that the need for the new front arose after the surveys ordered by Mr Rao indicated that the anti-TRS vote was consolidating with the Congress, TS, Telangana Jana Samiti and the CPI combine, and not with the BJP. The surveys ordered by Mr Rao revealed that in almost all the constituencies, it Read More…

Opinion Social South India Women

Is it right on the part of RSS leaders to incite Kerala against judgement …

The Supreme Court had opened the doors of Sabarimala to women of all ages in a 4-1 judgment on Friday, annulling the centuries-old tradition of the temple to deny the right of worship to women aged between 10 and 50 years. The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh on Wednesday In a statement, the RSS also called upon Read More…

High Court Social South India Supreme Court Women

Digital booking to be introduced on the model of Tirupati for Sabarimala

A high-power committee meeting chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan discussed various arrangements to be made for women devotees, days after the Supreme Court opened the gate of the temple for women of all age. Chief Secretary Tom Jose, Chief Minister’s Private Secretary M V Jayarajan, Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) member K P Sankardas and Read More…

Politics South India Votes & Polls

Wishes of TRS chief polls dates in Telangana likely to happen EC sources

Election Commission of India is considering holding the Telangana state Assembly elections between November 21 and 26, with November 24 being the likely date. In the wake of large-scale complaints by political parties about irregularities in the voter lists, the Election Commission of India is expected to send audit teams to conduct a regulatory audit Read More…

Legal Politics South India Women

CCTV footage of Jayalalithaa’s hospital stay days not available : Apollo

Apollo Hospitals has informed the Justice A Arumughaswamy Commission its inability to submit the CCTV footage recorded during the hospitalisation period of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa at its Chennai premises as the footage in the hospital’s server is programmed to be replaced after 30 days to accommodate new files. The inquiry commission Read More…

Legal Politics South India

TN Cabinet effected resolution to release 7 convicts , ball is in Governor court

A resolution recommending the release of the seven has been passed over this in the cabinet meeting chaired by chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami in the state secretariat on Sunday evening, said fisheries minister D Jayakumar. “The cabinet urged governor Purohit to use his powers under article 161 of the constitution to release Murugan, Santhan, Read More…

National Politics South India

TN Police & their master voice emerge best chefs in cooking up national news

At Tuticorin airport young research scholar student Sofia in a reaction of outburst for 13 people shoot out killings against  sterlite closure protection  that could been  down played well with in four  wall ., But then TN BJP president  Dr.Tamilisai created mountain  out of a mole and then midnight  arrest of sofia  that created furore Read More…

High Court Politics South India

Courts grants 3 months extension to probe for Tamilnadu Exam Scam

Chennai  high court granted three months to Central Crime Branch (CCB) police to complete the investigation relating to Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission Group-I recruitment scam and file a comprehensive report before the court. When the matter came up for hearing on Wednesday, the division bench of justices R. Subbiah and R. Pongiappan passed the Read More…

Politics South India Votes & Polls

Rao Preempt move to hold preponed election bring fruit to TRS ?

Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao dissolved the state assembly on Thursday, almost nine months ahead of the completion of its term to enable holding of early assembly elections, and announced the list of candidates for the 119-member House. The formal meeting of the cabinet that recommended the assembly’s dissolution lasted just 15 minutes but Read More…

Politics South India Votes & Polls

Congress wins local body election in karnataka

Elections were held for three city corporations, 29 city municipal councils (CMC), 52 town municipal councils (TMC) and 20 town panchayats (TP). In total Out of the 2,664 wards  Congress won 982 wards,  JD(S) won  375 wards. BJP won  929 wards  The Congress gained an edge over the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in closely fought Read More…

Politics South India Voice Women

Woman student sent to jail for making slogan “Fascist BJP govt down”

A young woman who studying at canada  came to be with her parents in Southern district of tamilnadu was sent to jail for 15 days on Monday for shouting slogans against the Narendra Modi government in a flight in the presence of Tamil Nadu BJP president Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan.  The woman called the BJP government Read More…

Legal Politics South India

IT Seized Corruption documents on ADMK Minister leaked in media

Admk Health minister C Vijayabaskar now hits headlines  again following the media ‘expose’ of Income-Tax seeking action against him for alleged corruption. The day began with bitter  for the minister and the ADMK government after local  Tamil TV channel, News18, put out excerpts from the I-T department communication to the TN government seeking action against Read More…

Opinion Politics South India Women

Kanimozhi lavish praise on Stalin disclose many tales

Kanimozhi lavishly praised on MK Stalin’s wisdom and calm leadership today, as she explained how he dealt with the Tamil Nadu government’s denial of a funeral at Marina Beach for their father, the late Muthuvel Karunanidhi. Kanimozhi,  daughter of departed DMK leader M.Karunanidhi  a Rajya Sabha MP, said his elder brother Stalin was “very worried” Read More…

Politics South India Votes & Polls

Stalin unopposed emerge  DMK President calls to throw Modi government

DMK working president MK Stalin, was on Tuesday elected as the party president, during the party’s General Council meeting in Chennai. The 65-year-old leader was formally elected after the death of his father and party chief M Karunanidhi. On Sunday, he had filed his nomination for the post at Anna Arivalayam, the party headquarters. He Read More…

Politics South India

Karnataka Dy Cheif minister protests Defense Minister angry retort

Sources  to the Karnataka government said , the southwestern district of Kodagu has incurred losses to the tune of Rs 3,000 crore due to heavy rainfall over the last few weeks. Chief minister Kumaraswamy has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to provide Rs 2,000 crore in financial assistance for rehabilitation and restoration work. When defence Read More…

Politics South India

Kerala government upset with centre move to stop International aids

The central government has not accepted the offer of $100 million (Rs 7 billion) made by the crown prince of Abu Dhabi for relief and rehabilitation work in Kerala. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan had telephoned Prime Minister Narendra Modi and made the offer of assistance, the Chief Minister had said earlier. The UAE Read More…

Nature South India

National Disaster Response Force rushes to kerala , heavy rain kills 24

Nearly 24 people have died in Kerala due to heavy rains and landslides, the Home Ministry spokesperson said today. Of the total deaths, 11 people died in Idukki district, five in Malappuram district, three in Wayanad, two in Kannur and one in Kozhikode he added Meanwhile, the Kerala state electricity board has issued third red Read More…