PS Sreedharan Pillai, Kerala BJP Chief, Moves Kerala High Court Seeking To Drop Complaint Against Him

PS Sreedharan Pillai purportedly said Sabarimala protests were “planned and orchestrated” by the BJP Kochi:  Kerala BJP president PS Sreedharan Pillai on Friday moved the Kerala High Court seeking quashing of a complaint registered against him by the police for his speech on the Sabarimala protests. The First Information Report was registered in Kozhikode on a complaint by journalist Shybin alleging that Mr Pillai, while addressing a meeting of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha or BJYM state council, had instigated activists to protest the entry of women of menstrual age…

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All Not Well In KCR Family? Nephew Harish Rao Dismisses Reports Of Rift

KCR’s nephew Harish Rao has been made the campaign manager in chief minister’s constituency Hyderabad:  Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao’s nephew and irrigation minister Harish Rao is making news for reasons he would rather not. Congress’ Vanteru Pratap Reddy, who is expected to contest against KCR from Gajwel constituency in next month’s elections, has made an explosive statement that he got a call from Harish Rao, with an offer to work together to defeat his uncle, the chief minister. “I got a phone call from a private number and…

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Madras High Court To Tamil Nadu Police

Certain scenes in the film ‘Sarkar‘ starring actor Vijay, show grinder, mixers and fans being burnt Chennai:  The Madras High Court Friday restrained police from arresting director of Tamil film ‘Sarkar‘ AR Murugadoss till November 27 on complaints related to some scenes opposed by the ruling AIADMK in the state. Justice GK Ilanthiraiyan passed the interim order on the anticipatory bail petition filed by Mr Murugadoss, who apprehended arrest over complaints filed in connection with the “objectionable” scenes. AIADMK workers staged protests against the film Thursday after several ministers took…

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Central Crime Branch Issues Notice To Janardhana Reddy In Bribery Case

Janardhan Reddy has filed two petitions in the Karnataka High Court. Bengaluru:  A day after conducting searches at his Ballari residence, the Central Crime Branch here Friday issued notice asking mining baron Gali Janardhan Reddy, who is absconding, to appear before it on November 11. Janardhan Reddy is wanted in connection with money transaction amounting to crores of rupees allegedly linked to a ponzi scheme. The central crime branch is also hunting for Janardhan Reddy’s close aide Ali Khan, who allegedly struck a Rs 20-crore deal with Syed Ahmed Fareed…

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500 Women, Aged 10-50, Sign Up For Sabarimala Visit On Kerala Portal

Kerala:  More than 500 women aged between 10 and 50 have registered with the online booking system for pilgrims who want to visit Kerala’s Sabarimala temple, the site of violent protests by those who want to enforce a customary ban on women of menstrual age despite a Supreme Court order. However, the identities of the women, who are among three lakh people who have expressed interest, cannot be verified, Kerala Police, which runs the system, said. The online booking system, also known as virtual queue, helps devotees reserve their ‘darshan‘…

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Telangana MP P Srinivasa Reddy’s Firm Rs 60 Crore Black Money After Tax Raids: Officials

Raghava Constructions is promoted by TRS parliamentarian P Srinivasa Reddy. New Delhi:  A real estate firm linked to an MP of the ruling TRS in Telangana has admitted over Rs 60 crore as undisclosed income to the I-T department after multiple raids were conducted against it in September, officials said. The firm, Raghava Constructions, is promoted by Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) parliamentarian P Srinivasa Reddy and his family members are partners in the company, they said. Mr Reddy was elected to the Lok Sabha in the 2014 elections on a…

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Makers Of Vijay’s Sarkar Agree To Remove Controversial Parts, Say Reports

Actor Vijay was earlier targeted by the BJP over his film ‘Mersal’. Chennai:  The makers of ‘Sarkar’, a political thriller starring actor Vijay, have reportedly agreed to remove or mute controversial portions critical of Tamil Nadu’s AIADMK government after two ministers levelled sedition charges against them. State ministers CV Shanmugam and Kadambur C Raju had objected to scenes showing the state government giving away mixer grinders to voters and people burning pre-election freebies, besides a number of dialogues critical of the government. However, the production house — Sun Pictures —…

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Kerala Police Register Case Against State BJP Chief Over Remarks On Sabarimala

PS Sreedharan Pillai said the Sabarimala issue gave the BJP a “golden opportunity” (File Photo) Kozhikode:  Kerala Police on Thursday registered a case under non-bailable charges against state BJP President PS Sreedharan Pillai who has claimed that the Sabarimala issue provides a “golden opportunity” for the BJP to grow in Kerala. The police have registered the case under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code which refers to comments that can cause fear or alarm in the public and disturb peace. The police action came after a media professional filed…

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