The School Education Department of Tamil Nadu has banned all Educational Institutions in Tamil Nadu from participating in "Classmate Spell Bee" competition for which the Title Partner is ITC Classmate as a response to the complaint preferred by The State Convener of Tamilnadu Peoples Forum for Tobacco Control (TNPFTC).
After realising that the party is practically collapsed in Seemandhra region after Telangana Bill and most of potential leaders are leaving the party, the Congress high-command seems to be making damage-control efforts.
Former Union Minister and daughter of Telugu Desam Party founder N T Rama Rao, Daggubati Purandeswari has formally announced her decision to join Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), along with her husband and former minister Dr Daggubati Venkateswara Rao.
Renowned environmental activist Dr S Jeevamanda Reddy has urged the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh to take stringent action against the Minister of Petroleum M Veerappa Moily in national interest. In a letter to the Prime Minister, he cautioned that it will be dangerous to keep such people in the cabinet.