The announcement of candidates by the three major political parties in Karnataka for next month's Legislative Council polls has sparked a "nepotism debate".
Five people, including three women, were killed after three buildings collapsed following a cooking gas cylinder explosion in a house in Karungalpatti in Tamil Nadu's Salem early on Tuesday.
Pockets of Chennai's Manali are flooded partly due to heavy rainfall in Andhra Pradesh's Chittoor as the heavy discharge into River Kosasthalaiyar has inundated several areas after 35000 cusecs of water was released from Poondi.
The Congress on Monday announced the candidates for the December 10 polls to the Karnataka Legislative Council, saying tickets have been given to active workers and expressed the hope that it would win the maximum number of seats.
The Kerala government on Monday told the Supreme Court that no Rohingya refugees residing in the state have been found to have any association with the ISIS.