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Mangaluru mosque claimed by Hindutva groups has syncretic architecture: Experts

The claim of Hindutva groups that Shaivite worship was carried out at the site of an 800-year-old mosque near Mangaluru, has sparked fears of unrest in the communally sensitive coastal Karnataka region. Even as the matter is in court, scholars who spoke to TNM say that questions of history cannot be answered by astrological tests and that the mosques architecture is not only Dravidian in its aesthetics, but is also part of coastal Karnatakas syncretic fabric. On Wednesday, the Vishwa Hindu Paris

26 May 2022 7:50 pm
There will be sensational news in 2-3 months: KCR after meeting Devegowda

Politics Former Prime Minister Devegowda said that he exchanged views on various topics of national importance with Telangana CM KCR. Agencies HD Devegowda, HD Kumaraswamy, Nikhil Kumaraswamy and KCR: Twitter/H D Devegowda Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao on Thursday, May 26, called on JD(S) supremo and former Prime Minister HD Devegowda at his residence in Bengaluru and held discussions on various issues. KCR, as he is popularly known, left for Bengaluru hours before Prime Minister

26 May 2022 6:25 pm
Vismaya dowry death: What makes us believe some women over others?

Domestic violence In a legal and social system that is geared towards 'reconciliation', often at the cost of the womans best interests, would Vismaya's ordeal have sparked the same sympathy if she hadnt become the martyr? Geetika Mantri Vismaya Nair was found dead on June 21, 2021, in her marital home in Kollam, Kerala, less than a year after she got married to Kiran Kumar. When Kiran was convicted on May 23, 2022, for driving Vismaya to suicide, Vismayas family said that they wer

26 May 2022 6:04 pm
Karti Chidambaram gets interim protection from arrest in money laundering case

Court The MP appeared before the CBI to record his statement, after which he denied all the allegations and said that the case was bogus. TNM Staff PTI A Delhi court, on Thursday, May 26, granted interim protection to Congress MP Karti Chidambaram from arrest till May 30 in a case registered by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the Chinese visas case. ED had, on May 25, registered a money laundering case against the MP and others to probe alleged irregularities in the issuance of visas to 263

26 May 2022 5:30 pm
Vismaya death: Why a 22-year-old felt compelled to return to an abusive marriage

Vismaya case The judgment which convicts Kiran for pushing his wife to suicide, also reveals the disturbing reasons why Vismaya felt compelled to not leave him. Cris To everyone she spoke to about her marital worries, it seems, Vismaya V Nair also made it clear that she did not want to leave her husband, Kiran Kumar, the man who had put her through a year of harassment for more dowry. For him, accounts say, 1.25 acres of land, 80 sovereigns of gold, and a Toyota Yaris were scrap, and the 22-year

26 May 2022 5:26 pm
Thrikkakara bye-poll: LDF candidates wife condemns cyber harassment against husband

Politics Jo Joseph has never said anything demeaning against any person or candidate on the opposing side, said Dr Daya Pascal, asking if it was wrong to expect the same kind of decency from the other end. TNM Staff Dr Daya Pascal and Dr Jo Joseph | Credit: YouTube/ Manorama News, Facebook A day after the CPI(M) accused Congress party workers of circulating videos to slander Thrikkakara bye-election LDF candidate Dr Jo Joseph, his wife Dr Daya Pascal has come out in support of her husband. Ever

26 May 2022 5:22 pm
ED files chargesheet against DK Shivakumar in 2018 money laundering case

Corruption Congress leader DK Shivakumar was arrested in 2019 in the same case, and is currently out on bail. Agencies Three years after he got bail in the case, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday, May 26, submitted a chargesheet in a Delhi court against Karnataka Congress president DK Shivakumar over alleged money laundering. The case, registered by the ED in 2018, was filed in a Bengaluru court against DK Shivakumar and others, and was based on a chargesheet by the Income tax departm

26 May 2022 5:18 pm
Explained: What is the Muslim quota proposal in Telangana that BJP is opposing

Politics The debate on Muslim reservations in Telangana is a longstanding one, and the BJP has been opposed to it from the start, since a Bill in this regard was passed in the Assembly in 2017. Jahnavi Reddy Narendra Modi, Bandi Sanjay, Amit Shah: File Images Ahead of the upcoming Telangana Assembly elections to be held in 2023, the BJP has doubled down on its stand against reservations for backward Muslims in the state. The BJP's Telangana president and MP Bandi Sanjay Kumar on Wednesday, May 2

26 May 2022 4:44 pm
Watch: Teaser of Naga Chaitanya and Raashi Khannas romantic drama Thank You is out

Tollywood Thank You is helmed by Vikram K Kumar, and produced by Dil Raju under the banner of Sri Venkateswara Creations. TNM Staff Screengrab/ YouTube The teaser of actors Naga Chaitanya and Raashi Khannas upcoming movie Thank You was unveiled on May 25. Billed as a romantic film, Thank You is helmed by Vikram K Kumar, and produced by Dil Raju under the banner of Sri Venkateswara Creations. The film also stars actors Malavika Nair, and Avika Gor in the lead roles, while actor Sai Sushanth Reddy

26 May 2022 4:41 pm
PM Modi takes dig at KCR in Hyderabad, says family rule must end in Telangana

Politics Addressing BJP party workers and leaders at Begumpet Airport in Hyderabad, PM Narendra Modi targeted CM KCR over dynastic politics and his alleged superstitious beliefs. Agencies Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Hyderabad/PTI Family-run parties always think about their own growth and are the biggest enemies of the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday, May 26, in an apparent reference to the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) in the state. Addressing BJP party worker

26 May 2022 4:40 pm
Watch: Trailer of Tovino, Dharshana & Sanchana Natarajans Dear Friend is out

Mollywood Helmed by director Vineeth Kumar, the cast also includes Basil Joseph and Arjun Radhakrishnan in pivotal roles. TNM Staff Screengrab/ YouTube The trailer of Malayalam film Dear Friend, starring Tovino Thomas, Dharshana Rajendran and Sanchana Natarajan, was released on Wednesday, May 25. The trailer introduces Tovinos character along with his group of friends. Following sequences where the group of friends are seen having fun in their youth, we are shown that they also faced hurdles and

26 May 2022 4:35 pm
NIFT Chennai director accused of caste discrimination, booked under SC/ST Act

Crime A senior assistant director of NIFT Chennai has accused director Anitha Manohar of transferring his office, and giving the space to an upper caste Research Assistant. TNM Staff NIFT After the director of Chennai National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) was booked by the Taramani police under the SC/ST Act based on allegations of caste discrimination against a colleague, Anitha Mabel Manohar has moved the Madras High Court to quash the case. The complaint was filed by K Ilanchezhian,

26 May 2022 3:55 pm
Infosys CEO Salil Parekhs annual salary hiked by 88% to Rs 79.75 crore

Infosys Parekh has also been reappointed as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the company for 5 years till March 31, 2027. TNM Staff IT services major Infosys has proposed to increase the compensation package of its CEO Salil Parekh to Rs 79.75 crore per annum, a jump of nearly 88% from his current package of Rs 42.5 crore, according to the companys annual report for fiscal 2022 released on Thursday, May 26. Parekh has also been reappointed as the Chief Executive Officer and M

26 May 2022 3:50 pm
Amid Vikatan magazine controversy, Chennai top cop N Kannan IPS transferred

Controversy Prem Anand Sinha IPS, who currently serves as the Inspector General of Police, North Zone, will now occupy the post of ACP (Law and Order) South. TNM Staff Image courtesy: Twitter/N Kannan IPS Amid the controversy involving Tamil magazine Junior Vikatan and real estate company G Square Realtors, N Kannan IPS, Inspector General of Police and Additional Commissioner of Police, Law and Order, South of the Greater Chennai Police has been transferred as per a government order. Prem Anand

26 May 2022 3:35 pm
TN schools to reopen for classes 1 to 10 from June 13

Education TN Education Minister Anbil Mahesh said schools for class 12 will commence from June 20, and for class 11 students, the session will start on June 27. TNM Staff Image for Representation/PTI Tamil Nadu Minister for School Education Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi announced that classes 1 to 10 will commence in the state from June 13 for the academic year 2022-23. He said that for students of Class 12, the academic year will begin on June 20, and for Class 11 students, the session will start on

26 May 2022 3:31 pm
No matter what the status of accused, action will be taken: CM Pinarayi on Bhavana case

Kerala Actor Assault Case Bhavana met the Chief Minister days after she approached the High Court with concerns over the investigation into the actor assault case. TNM Staff The Kerala government will take all the necessary steps to ensure justice for the survivor in the actor assault case, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said while meeting Bhavana on Thursday, May 26. The actor met the Chief Minister at the state Secretariat, days after approaching the High Court with concerns over the case, es

26 May 2022 2:29 pm
No annual fish prasadam in Hyderabad for third consecutive year

Coronavirus Although COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted, the Bathini Goud family has decided not to conduct the annual event this year too as a precautionary measure. IANS A boy being made to swallow fish prasadam: File Photo/PTI There will be no fish prasadam distribution by the Bathini Goud family for asthma patients in Hyderabad for a third consecutive year in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Bathini Goud family has decided not to conduct the annual event this year too as a precautionar

26 May 2022 1:42 pm
Dig up mosques in Telangana, hand them over if Shiva linga found: Bandi Sanjay

Politics He further went on to say that, Even if Karimnagar Eidgah or Vemulawada dargah has to go, Rama Rajyam has to come in Telangana. Inputs PTI Karimnagar Member of Parliament (MP) and Telangana BJP president Bandi Sanjay Kumar on Wednesday, May 25, suggested that mosques should be dug up across the state and went on to add that if shavam (dead bodies) were found, then Muslims could keep the mosque while if a shivam (shiva linga) was found, then it had to be handed over to the Hindus. I am c

26 May 2022 1:04 pm
Watch: RJ Balajis Veetla Vishesham promises an entertaining family drama

Kollywood Co-directed by RJ Balaji and NJ Saravanan, the film is the Tamil remake of 2018 Hindi film Badhaai Ho. TNM Staff Twitter/ RJ Balaji What happens when a woman gets pregnant in her late forties or early fifties, is the unfamiliar question that Veetla Vishesham, the Tamil remake of Bollywood movie Badhaai Ho attempts to answer, by taking a humorous approach. The trailer opens with Urvashi and Sathyarajs characters informing their children that they are pregnant. This is followed by shots

26 May 2022 12:43 pm
Dulquer, Rashmika and Mrunal Thakurs Sita Ramam to release in August

Tollywood Sita Ramam will be simultaneously released in Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, and Malayalam, marking Dulquers Tollywood debut. TNM Staff Instagram/ Dulquer Salmaan The release date of actors Dulquer Salmaan, Mrunal Thakur, and Rashmika Mandannas upcoming movie Sita Ramam was unveiled on Wednesday, May 25. The movie is bankrolled by Vyjayanthi Movies and Swapna Cinema. It is slated for theatrical release on August 5. Sita Ramam will be simultaneously released in Telugu, Tamil, Hindi and Malayalam

26 May 2022 12:20 pm
74-year-old Bengaluru man found dead with hands tied, mouth gagged

Crime Based on a complaint by the family, police suspect that one Bijaram, who had been hired to assist the deceased, may have committed the murder. TNM Staff Image for representation The family of a 74-year-old man was in shock on the morning of Tuesday, May 24, when they arrived at his flat in Bengaluru, after he did not respond to their calls. After breaking down the door to his apartment, they found the man identified as one Jugraj Jain lying on the bathroom floor with his hands tied and h

26 May 2022 12:07 pm
IKEAs flagship store to open in Bengaluru in June: Details

News Jester Brodin, CEO of Ingka Group of which IKEA is a part, met CM Bommai and held discussions and invited him for the inauguration in June. TNM Staff Swedish furniture and homeware company IKEA will be opening its flagship store in Bengaluru in June 2022, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai announced on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum summit in Davos on Wednesday, May 25. Jester Brodin, CEO of Ingka Group of which IKEA is a part, met CM Bommai and held discussions in the bac

26 May 2022 11:48 am
Bhavana meets Kerala CM on assault case trial, says she has faith in govt

Kerala actor assault Only days ago, the actor had approached the High Court with concerns about the case and trial court judge. TNM Staff Instagram The survivor of the 2017 sexual assault case, Bhavana, met with Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday at the Secretariat in Thiruvananthapuram. She later said that she was very satisfied with how it went, and could present all the concerns she had. I have been given the assurance that [they] are completely with me in this case. I believe

26 May 2022 11:25 am
KCR to avoid meeting PM Modi during Hyderabad visit, second time in 4 months

Politics For the second time since February, Telangana CM KCR will avoid greeting PM Narendra Modi when he arrives in Hyderabad on May 26 to attend the celebration of the completion of 20 years of ISB. IANS Telangana CM KCR and Prime Minister Narendra Modi: File Images For the second time in less than four months, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao will avoid greeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he arrives in Hyderabad on Thursday, May 26, to attend the celebration of the complet

26 May 2022 10:52 am
Rising hate speeches in Kerala: CM warns of strict action

Hate Speech CM Pinarayi Vijayan also said that the police will not be prevented from taking action against elements trying to create division in society. PTI Amid rising incidents of hate speeches and sloganeering in Kerala, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday, May 25, said that there would be no compromise with communal forces, and warned of strong action against the elements trying to create division in society. Referring to the police action against senior politician PC George for ha

26 May 2022 10:43 am
Kerala excise officials seize 57 opium poppy plants from Munnar

News According to Munnar Excise Circle inspector Shiju SS, the excise department has registered a case in connection with the incident. Sandeep Vellaram For the first time in Kerala, the excise officials have found deadly opium poppy plants from Munnar. According to officials, 57 opium poppy plants were recovered from the premises of Gundumala hospital in Munnar. According to Munnar Excise Circle inspector Shiju SS, the excise department has registered a case in connection with the incident. Th

26 May 2022 10:33 am
YSRCP suspends legislator arrested for driver's murder

Politics According to a statement from YSRCP, the MLC has been suspended on the direction of Chief Minister and party chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy. IANS YSRCP MLC ANANTA SATYA UDAYA BHASKAR/APLEGISLATURE.ORG Andhra Pradesh's ruling YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) on Wednesday, May 25, suspended Member of Legislative Council (MLC) Ananta Satya Udaya Bhaskar from the party in the wake of his arrest in the murder case of his former driver. According to a statement from the party office, the MLC has been s

26 May 2022 10:28 am
PM Modi to visit Chennai, lay foundation stone for 11 projects

Politics This is PM Modis first official visit to Tamil Nadu after DMK captured power last year from arch-rival AIADMK. Prime Minister Narendra Modi would dedicate to the nation completed projects and lay the foundation stone for 11 projects, including a highway project between Bengaluru and Chennai, totally worth over Rs 31,000 crore during his visit in Chennai on Thursday, May 26. While the BJP is geared up to accord a warm welcome to Modi, the state police department has made tight security a

26 May 2022 9:39 am
Kerala sees 3.8 million domestic tourists in Jan-March, records 72% growth

Tourism Tourism Minister PA Mohamed Riyas said Ernakulam district registered the highest number of 811,426 domestic tourists, followed by Thiruvananthapuram (600,933). IANS Figures point out that Kerala tourism appears to have bounced back after the COVID-19 pandemic as 3.8 million domestic tourists have arrived in the first quarter of 2022, marking an impressive growth of 72.48 per cent as compared with 2.2 million footfalls during the corresponding period in 2021, said Tourism Minister P A Moh

26 May 2022 9:09 am
APs Amalapuram back to normal after violent protests over renaming Konaseema district

Violence We have registered seven cases and taken over 40 miscreants into custody and have deployed a force of over 2,000 personnel, the Andhra DGP said. PTI Normalcy was restored on Wednesday, May 25 in Amalapuram town in Andhra Pradesh that witnessed widespread arson in protest against the move to rename the new Konaseema district after B R Ambedkar. We have registered seven cases and taken over 40 miscreants into custody. We have deployed a force of over 2,000 personnel under the supervision

26 May 2022 8:45 am
Delhi court sentences Yasin Malik to life imprisonment in terror funding case

Crime The life term was awarded for two offences on charges of waging war against the government of India and raising funds for a terrorist act. Agencies Image: PTI A Delhi court on Wednesday, May 25, awarded life imprisonment to Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik in a terror funding case. Special Judge Praveen Singh also awarded varying jail terms for various offences under the stringent Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) and the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The court also imposed a fin

25 May 2022 7:42 pm
Kiran knew Vismaya was suicidal, still harassed her: What the judgment says

Court The court, on the basis of witness statements and communication records between Vismaya and her family/friends, concluded that Kirans harassment was the driving force behind her suicide. Azeefa Fathima Sanyukta Dharmadhikari Kiran Kumar knew his wife Vismaya was thinking of taking her own life but he continued to harass her over dowry, and ultimately drove her to suicide, a Kollam court found, sentencing the 30-year-old former government employee to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment. Eleve

25 May 2022 7:40 pm
Bhavana's doubts over govt support unfounded: Kerala tells HC

Court The survivor filed a petition at the HC alleging political interference by the LDF-led government in the assault case involving actor Dileep. PTI The Kerala High Court was told on Wednesday, May 25, by the state that the survivor actor in the 2017 assault case were unfounded, as the governments stand has been to ensure justice. The submission was made by the prosecution before Justice Ziyad Rahman AA during the hearing of a plea moved by the survivor alleging political interference by the

25 May 2022 7:20 pm
'Sorry' painted all around Bengaluru school, police try to find who is behind it

Vandalism The graffiti was seen on the stairs, walls and even the road leading up to Shanthidhama school, under the Kamakshipalya police station limits. TNM Staff People living near the Shantidhama school in Bengaluru, woke up to the word sorry spray painted all over their street on Monday, May 23. The word was spray painted on walls and even on the road, besides the steps of the institution leading to its main entrance. The graffiti, which was seen even on the walls of Shanthidhama school unde

25 May 2022 7:11 pm
Woman gangraped and murdered in TNs Rameshwaram, 6 arrested

Crime Several villagers staged a protest seeking justice for the woman and also demanded the government to take action against illegal private shrimp farms. Nithya Pandian The Tamil Nadu police arrested six men on Wednesday, May 25 in connection with the gang-rape and murder of a fisherwoman in Ramanathapuram district. The 50-year-old woman resident of Vadakadu, had gone missing on Tuesday after she went to collect seaweed in Rameshwaram island. Her husband searched the local area and lodged a c

25 May 2022 5:56 pm
PC Georges bail cancelled, gets arrested for hate speech against Muslims

The former MLA had received bail in the first hate speech case on the condition that he would not repeat the same offence, which he violated a week later. TNM Staff PC George / Facebook Senior Kerala politician PC George, who made hate speech against Muslims twice in recent weeks, has been arrested after his bail was cancelled by a magisterial court in Kochi. TNM confirmed with the police that the court cancelled Georges bail as he violated the condition by repeating the same offence. The Palari

25 May 2022 5:16 pm
Six COVID-19 cases reported in Chennai's Anna University campus

Coronavirus Tamil Nadu Health Secretary J Radhakrishnan, who paid a visit to the campus, asked all students on campus to isolate themselves. IANS Wikki Commons/SivaHari The Tamil Nadu Health Department has put the Anna University campus on high alert after six students tested COVID-19 positive. Of the 40 samples tested so far, six turned positive on Tuesday, May 24. The Health Department has conducted tests on other samples and is waiting for the results. Contact tracing, testing of asymptomatic

25 May 2022 4:19 pm
ED books MP Karti Chidambaram in money laundering case

Money Laundering The ED filed its case based on a recent FIR registered by the Central Bureau of Investigation, officials said. PTI The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has registered a money laundering case against Congress MP Karti Chidambaram and others to probe alleged irregularities in the issuance of visas to 263 Chinese nationals in 2011, when his father P Chidambaram was the Union Home Minister, officials said on Wednesday, May 25. The federal agency has filed its case under the criminal sec

25 May 2022 4:17 pm
Bengaluru school claims email on Gyanvapi mosque was sent without screening

Controversy The New Horizon Public School had also asked its staff to compulsorily attend a screening of 'The Kashmir Files'. TNM Staff NHPS /Facebook A well-known private school in Bengaluru has claimed that an email was sent to all its alumni urging them to go on to Google Maps and change the name of Gyanvapi mosque to Gyanvapi temple. The New Horizon Public School (NHPS) landed itself in the centre of a controversy after it sent an email on May 20 on the mosque. Please update on Goo

25 May 2022 3:25 pm
'People expect me to lead AIADMK': Sasikala reignites speculation of her joining

Politics Sasikala said that the AIADMK is not a good opposition due to the current leadership, and that she would take power at the party very soon. TNM Staff pti VK Sasikala, the aide of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa addressed the press on Wednesday, May 25, and said that the AIADMK is not properly working as an opposition party in the state. Sasikala, who has repeatedly stated that she will take back power in the AIADMK, of which she was once a part, hit out at both the AIADM

25 May 2022 3:21 pm
Kapil Sibal quits Congress, files Rajya Sabha nomination with SP support

Politics Sibal, who has been vocal in his criticism of the Congress leadership, had called for a non-Gandhi as the new party chief. PTI Image: PTI Saying that he had resigned from the Congress last week, Kapil Sibal on Wednesday, May 25, filed his nomination for the Rajya Sabha as an Independent candidate from Uttar Pradesh supported by the Samajwadi Party. Sibal, whose exit from the Congress is another jolt for the electorally battered party, went to the Uttar Pradesh Assembly premises to file

25 May 2022 2:35 pm
Watch: Porkanda Singam, second single from Vikram, is out

Kollywood The second single sung by G Ravi is an emotional one, a stark contrast with the first track Pathala Pathala which was more upbeat. TNM Staff YouTube screengrab The second single from upcoming movie Vikram starring actors Kamal Haasan, Fahadh Faasil, and Vijay Sethupathi - Porkanda Singam - was released, on Wednesday, May 25. The film is helmed by director Lokesh Kanagaraj, and produced by Raaj Kamal International Films. The second single sung by G Ravi is an emotional one, a stark cont

25 May 2022 2:26 pm
Vijay Babu claims casting another actor in film led to problems with the survivor

Court Vijay Babu has submitted his air ticket to the Court and has agreed to appear before the authorities and the investigating officer on any date fixed by the Court. TNM Staff File Image Actor-producer Vijay Babu has claimed that the relationship between him and the survivor actor who leveled allegations of sexua assault against him, were consensual. In his interlocutory application in the criminal petition seeking bail, filed at the Kerala High Court, he claimed that the problem between him

25 May 2022 2:15 pm
20-yr-old Chennai man arrested for stalking and raping woman at knifepoint

The incident came to light after the 43-year-old survivor complained to the cops. TNM Staff Image for representation only A 20-year-old man from Chennai was arrested on Tuesday, May 24, for stalking and raping a woman at knifepoint. The crime took place on May 20, according to the police. The police said that the accused, identified as S Vishal, a resident of Palaniammam Koil 6th street Triplicane, had stalked the 43-year-old woman for three days, upon finding out that she lived alone in Adyar.

25 May 2022 1:41 pm
46 detained for violence over renaming AP's Konaseema district after Ambedkar

Law and Order Besides clashing with the police, an angry mob had also set the houses of minister P Vishwarupa and YSRCP MLA P Satish on fire. Paul Oommen By arrangement A day after violence broke out in Amalapuram town in Konaseema district of Andhra Pradesh, 46 people have been detained by the Andhra Pradesh police for their alleged role in the vandalism that took place on Tuesday evening. The police continue to check CCTV footage for more evidence against all those responsible for what transpi

25 May 2022 1:13 pm
Two Kannada writers want their stories withdrawn from revised textbooks amid row

Controversy I am happier if my write-up is not used in the textbook. If it is included, it will not have my consent, noted Dalit writer and activist Devanur Mahadeva said. TNM Staff Dr G Ramakrishna & Devanur Mahadeva | BookBrahma.Com/Wikimedia The BJP-led government in Karnataka has come under pressure amid a row over revision of certain textbooks, as some noted authors and activists have asked the government to drop their works from the textbooks. Noted Dalit activist and litterateur Devanur M

25 May 2022 12:53 pm
SpiceJet flights affected as systems face ransomware attack

Aviation The airline's IT team has contained and rectified the situation and flights are operating normally now, a spokesperson said. Agencies IMAGE FOR REPRESENTATION SpiceJet said it faced a ransomware attack on Tuesday, May 24 night causing a delay in departure of its flights on Wednesday morning. Certain SpiceJet systems faced an attempted ransomware attack last night that impacted and slowed down morning flight departures today (Wednesday), a SpiceJet spokesperson said. The airline's I

25 May 2022 12:52 pm
Three booked for murder of BJP leader in Chennai

Crime BJP SC/ST morcha south district president in Chennai, Balachandran, was hacked to death on Tuesday night by a three-member gang. TNM Staff File photo of Balachandran A case has been registered against three people after a BJP leader was hacked to death in public view in Chennai, on Tuesday, May 24. The police said that preliminary investigation suggested the involvement of the three accused, identified as Sanjay, Kalaivanan and Pradeep. A First Information Report (FIR) has been registered

25 May 2022 12:15 pm
VHP, Bajrang Dal hold pooja outside Mangaluru mosque, claim there's a temple inside

Controversy The pooja was carried out near the 700-year-old Malali mosque, even as Mangaluru Commissioner N Shashi Kumar issued prohibitory orders. Sanyukta Dharmadhikari Tension is building up in the communally sensitive Mangaluru region after Hindutva activists staked claim to the 700-year-old Jumma masjid in Malali village near Ganjimath area on the outskirts of the city. The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has started an agitation claiming the structure to be a Hindu temple on the basis of the d

25 May 2022 12:13 pm
Watch: Trailer of The Gray Man shows Dhanush in an intense action-packed drama

Cinema The film is set to premiere on Netflix on July 22 and is helmed by the Russo brothers. TNM Staff Twitter/ Dhanush The much-anticipated trailer of actor Dhanushs upcoming Hollywood debut The Gray Man was unveiled on Tuesday, May 24. The film stars Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, and Ana de Armas in the lead roles, while Dhanush has been roped in for a significant role. Ahead of the trailer launch on May 24, posters of the actors were released online by Netflix. Dhanushs poster from the movie wa

25 May 2022 12:08 pm