articles by Tanushree Venkatraman

India

Chivalry, the Kerala police way: 'Ban auto drivers wearing rolled-up mundus'

"We have noticed that many autorickshaw drivers wear the mundu folded and tied high up the waist. They also walk around with dhotis and lungis folded up, causing discomfort to women and families," said the Wayanad Police chief.

Mumbai

Maharashtra Class X textbook gifts Arunachal to China, to be changed

The Maharashtra State Education Board has promised to rectify the mistake in the Class X textbooks which shows a substantial part of Arunachal Pradesh in China.

Politics

Former BJP activist launches Modi for PM campaign online

A former youth wing leader in New Delhi has started a campaign called 'Modi-fying India', aiming to project Gujarat CM Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister.

India

Intelligence alert over terror attacks in Hyderabad, Bangalore and Mumbai in July

An anonymous letter carried threats of bomb attacks in public places and railway stations of Hyderabad, Bangalore and Mumbai and also the US Consulate in Mumbai.

India

Auto-driver saves 12 kids by helping nab human trafficker

An auto-driver helped save 12 children who were allegedly being trafficked in Delhi. One of the accused was arrested after the auto driver called up the police.

India

Inter-caste marriage prompts attacks on Dalits in Haryana village

Agitated over a Dalit man marrying an upper-caste woman, an angry mob attacked Dalit families in a small village in Haryana, forcing many of them to flee.

India

Kerala ministry gives LCD TVs as Vishu gift to ministers, prompts outrage

At a time when the State is dealing with an unprecedented drought, the Ministry's gesture of 'gifting' LCD's to the MLA's, has sparked a row.

World

Amnesty International asks PM to abolish death penalty in India

Amnesty has urged PM Manmohan Singh to “take immediate steps to commute all death sentences to terms of imprisonment and abolish the death penalty in India."

India

Accused of raping six women, noted Marathi author surrenders

Marathi writer Laxman Mane was on a run for almost a week before he finally surrendered to the Satara police on Monday, following Sharad Pawar's advice.

Entertainment

Here's your chance to catch up on censored flicks

The 'Cut-Uncut' festival, organised by the I & B Ministry will let you watch films without the censor's scissors.

India

Want to be a teacher in Andhra? No jeans, tees or mobiles for you

Teachers in over two-lakh schools across Andhra Pradesh will be banned from wearing "T-shirts, jeans, 8 pocket/4pocket pants, flip-flops etc."

Entertainment

From Spielberg to Oprah: Hollywood reacts to Roger Ebert's death

Hollywood’s leading personalities expressed their shock and grief over the legendary critic’s death. Here are a few highlights of what they said.

World

Colosseum lit up to show solidarity with Italian marines facing trial in India

The Colosseum was lit up as a part of the demonstrations organized by the Rome municipality seeking the release of the duo.

Politics

Did Jaya send doctor to jail for asking her to remove her shoes?

The rumour is that the doctor asked the Chief Minister to comply with the rule of taking off footwear before entering the ICU, something she didn't take very kindly to.

Politics

Jayalalithaa gives Congress MLAs a history lesson on Mahatma Gandhi

The CM recently mocked the Congress members of not knowing that Gandhi wanted to dissolve the Congress party.