Following are the top stories from
the southern region at 9 pm.
Chennai: The Tamil Nadu government has notified rules
under the Lokayukta Act which provide for inquiries to be held
in-camera, and preclude disclosure of the identities of the
complainant and public functionary, drawing criticism from the
opposition which wants the provisions scrapped.
Amaravati: The Andhra Pradesh Anti-Corruption Bureau
nabs a Central Excise Department official in a bribery case in
Machilipatnam, officials say.
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Hyderabad: Amid the raging row over his Pakistan visit,
cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu says it was
Congress president Rahul Gandhi who sent him there for
attending the foundation laying ceremony of the Kartarpur
Sahib corridor and that he was his "captain".
Kozhikode: A controversy has flared up after a school in
the district staged a play in which a girl performs the azaan,
the ritual Islamic call to prayer, prompting the institution
against staging it at a state level competition.
Bengaluru: The coordination committee of the ruling
Congress-JDS coalition will meet here on December 5 and
decide on the much-awaited cabinet expansion, its chief
Chennai: The Madras High Court quashes a Tamil Nadu
government order transferring the investigation of idol theft
cases to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
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