South India

  • Largest rooftop solar plant in South India commissioned August 8, 2014

    Chennai: EPC player Tata Power Solar, a 100% subsidiary of Tata Power, has commissioned a 2 MW solar power plant in Tamil Nadu, considered the largest rooftop facility in South India. "Tata Power Solar has successfully commissioned a 2MW rooftop solar plant for powerloom producer Murugan Textiles. The solar plant is...
  • 'Do you wear 'lungi' at home? How are you so fair?!' 11 questions from north Indians that south Indians are tired of answering July 23, 2014

    Have you befriended someone from down south recently? Most north Indians are usually amazed to find fair south Indians, and especially the ones who don't have curly hair and speak perfect Hindi. What are the most common questions every south Indian is tired of hearing? That 'Madrasi' friend you know...
  • Monsoon to hit Kerala today, North India continues to reel under heat June 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The monsoon is likely to hit Kerala on Thursday as was predicted by the Met department. Fairly widespread rainfall is expected along Kerala, coastal Karnataka and in the north east states of Assam, Meghalaya, Sikkim, Nagaland, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram and some parts of West Bengal. However, there still seems...
  • Watch: Election tracker promo on South India April 1, 2014

    With the elections 2014 about to be announced, the Election Tracker is back on CNN-IBN. CNN-IBN-Lokniti-CSDS National Election Tracker brings the mood of key swing states ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. Tonight we will focus on Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. ...
  • Monsoon tracker: Widespread rainfall expected in South India September 9, 2013

    The monsoon is almost in the last phase. Fairly widespread rainfall is expected in North- Eastern States, West Coast, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, parts of West Bengal. ...
  • Monsoon covers India early, bounty for some, mayhem for others June 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Monsoon has covered the entire country one month in advance with Delhi receiving its first showers of the season on Sunday, almost over a fortnight before its scheduled date of June 29, and breaking the 52-year-old record. South-west monsoon, which kept its June 1 date with Kerala, made rapid...
  • South India ahead of North due to better governance May 7, 2013

    Bangalore: The quality of governance and better leadership has led to southern states surging ahead of their northern counterparts, widening the gap in terms of per capita income and poverty between the south and north, says a study. Per capita incomes in the south (Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and...
  • Tamil Nadu stuntmen seek FEFSI's intervention April 24, 2013

    Chennai: Members of Tamil Nadu stuntmen's association won't work in any other language films unless Film Employees' Federation of South India (FEFSI) helps them arrive at mutual understanding over ongoing tussle between action artistes from Tamil and Telugu film industries. Tamil stuntmen demand equal distribution of work. "We demand equal participation in...
  • Congress should get majority on its own in Karnataka: A Surya Prakash April 18, 2013

    Where do the major parties in Karnataka politics stand as the state prepares for the May 5 Assembly elections? Political commentator A Surya Prakash joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. How many seats congress and KJP can secure. Together they Cross half way mark? Asked by: PP...
  • Yeddyurappa will harm the BJP more than any other party: Imran Qureshi April 8, 2013

    The Karnataka Assembly polls are less than a month away. The ramifications of the polls are likely to impact even the 2014 general election results, pundits predict. Discuss with a senior journalist whether the BJP can hold on to the only state in south India where it has some electoral...
  • Tamil film director's body call for a strike on March 19 March 18, 2013

    Chennai: Pressing for a five-point demand, including reconsideration of bilateral ties with Sri Lanka in the light of the ethnic Tamils issue, Tamil cinema director's body gave a strike call on March 19. Tamil Nadu Film Director's Association (TNFDA) general secretary M Ameer said a hunger strike will be observed from...
  • The Tamil film industry to observe a day's fast March 17, 2013

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Film Director's Association (TNFDA) has on Sunday announced that the Tamil film industry will observe a day's hunger strike on March 19 here against reported genocide in Sri Lanka. "On March 19, we will go on hunger strike between 9 am and 6 pm against the ongoing genocide...
  • Blackouts dim prospects for south India's next Bangalore March 11, 2013

    Coimbatore: Crippling power cuts in Tamil Nadu are shutting factories and threatening an industrial debt crisis that is wrecking its second-largest city's plan to become India's next business Mecca. Electricity shortages are emerging as one of the biggest brakes on India's ambitions to rise up the ranks of the world's...
  • 'Olavina Ole' Review: The film lacks narration December 3, 2012

    The film title Olavina Ole may be misleading as the film is not romantic nor the does story relate to love in totality. The script revolves around a real life honour killing that takes place in Mandya district of Karnataka, which shocks the conscience of many dwellers there. Based on two...
  • TN: Commodity planters seek govt aid for mechanisation September 28, 2012

    Coonoor (Tamil Nadu): Commodity planters in south India on Friday sought government help for greater mechanisation to reduce production costs and tackle an acute labour shortage. "The government should allocate substantial funds for mechanisation in the sector to overcome labour shortage and reduce cost of production," United Planters' Association of...
  • ISI focussing on south India: Anzari September 22, 2012

    Tiruchy: The arrest of Dhameem Anzari, the alleged spy nabbed while attempting to pass on sensitive information to the ISI in Colombo, has reportedly exposed an increase in the activities of the Pakistan intelligence agency in Sri Lanka. Anzari had reportedly confessed to Q Branch police during initial interrogation that...
  • Southern states highly 'explosive', says study September 17, 2012

    Kochi: The explosion at the cracker unit in Sivakashi, killing 38 persons, raises fingers over the checks and enforcement activities carried out by the Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation (PESO) in the south. According to the list of petroleum and explosives accidents in the country during 2010-11, the highest number...
  • South India treats differently-abled badly: Report July 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Do we care for our disabled? This is the question that crosses one’s mind when one sees the way disabled are treated in the country. Out of 215 District Disability Rehabilitation Centres (DDRC) all over the country, a mere 38 are present in five south Indian states --...
  • SIDDA to get affiliation from FEFSI July 1, 2012

    The South India Dance Directors Association (SIDAA), led by veteran choreographer Raghuram, has become a registered body with the Tamil Nadu government as per the trade union rules. Following this, the first executive committee meeting took place in Chennai recently, where it was decided to affiliate the union with the Film...
  • Video: Ameer becomes FEFSI president June 20, 2012

    Popular filmmaker Ameer was on Tuesday elected as the president of Film Employees Federation of South India (FEFSI), one of the influential bodies of Tamil cinema. He defeated veteran director Visu by nine votes. Out of the 65 votes polled (22 associations are affiliated to FEFSI and each of them has...
  • Ameer hopeful of becoming FEFSI chief June 12, 2012

    Ameer has expressed confidence that he would emerge victorious in the elections to be held for Film Employees Federation of South India (FEFSI), one of the key bodies of Tamil film industry. The actor-director, who played a crucial role in the recently held wage revision talks between FEFSI and Tamil Film...
  • Tremors felt in many cities across South India April 11, 2012

    Chennai: Tremors were felt in Chennai, Bangalore, Thiruvananthapuram and several other cities across South India following the 8.6 magnitude earthquake in Indonesia. Areas near Marina Beach Road in Chennai have been alerted in the wake of several coastal regions of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Andaman and Nicobar Islands being put...
  • Andhra most unsafe for women in South March 29, 2012

    NEW DELHI: Going by the number of cases of crimes against women, Andhra Pradesh has emerged as the most unsafe place among the four South Indian states, according to data collated by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). Andhra Pradesh fared the worst on incidents of rape and sexual offences...
  • The year of the fall of South Indian chieftains December 31, 2011

    Nothing is ever certain in an ever changing world and most of all political power. If there was any doubt about that then 2011 dispelled it completely. In more ways and more cases than one it was truly the year of the fall of some of South India's most powerful...
  • Deccan Herald launches Delhi edition December 12, 2011

    New Delhi: Deccan Herald, a premier English newspaper from south India, launched its Delhi edition on Sunday, its seventh since it began publishing from Bangalore in June 1948. The Delhi edition comes with Metrolife, a youth-oriented city supplement, four days a week, a statement from the daily said. Living, a Lifestyle...
  • Column: The South is a special place November 1, 2011

    The South is a special place. For more reasons than one. Setting aside the emotional one, let me explore the rational argument. And please, for a start, let me clarify: this is no jingoistic comparison of region to region. Instead, it is a clear positioning of the potential of the...
  • Trouble in the South Indian film industry September 12, 2011

    A new storm is brewing in the South Indian film industry with two of its major unions ganging up against each other. And this could mean fewer South Indian releases following a couple of months. Prathibha gets you more... ...
  • Onam Fair rich in variety September 8, 2011

    Thiruvananthapuram: Small is beautiful. The adage would hold true in the case of the Onam fair currently on at SMSM Institute. What makes this fair different is that it has packed in so much variety, that too in adequate amount only. The place is for all those shopaholics in the city...
  • Onam: flower prices skyrocket September 8, 2011

    Thiruvananthapuram: The floral carpets this Onam are most likely to be less colourful. With Onam at the doorstep, the prices of the flowers to deck up the festivities are already scorching. The flower prices in the market have been spiralling up at a swift rate even before the advent of...
  • Independence Day special: Southern struggles August 14, 2011

    In this documentary we showcase South India's contribution in the freedom struggle. ...