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PTI | Chennai | Updated: 30-11-2018 21:10 IST | Created: 30-11-2018 21:10 IST

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.


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

Siddaramaiah says.


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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