Top Stories 11 am, Feb 18: Malayalam actress kidnapped; Crucial floor test for CM Palaniswami; India A vs Australia warm-up game Day 2

From the kidnapping of a South Indian actress to match report of India A vs Australia warm game, here are the top stories of February 18 by 11 am.

Malayalam actress kidnapped and molested in moving car, driver arrested

A Malayalam actress was allegedly abducted and molested in a moving car last night by unidentified persons. The incident happened in Ernakulam, Kochi. Reportedly, the actress was molested in her car till the vehicle reached Palarivattom, which is nearly 25 kms away from the place. The actress is said to have told police that her former driver, Martin, was among the ones who got inside the car. Post her statement, police officials have arrested Martin. Read More

Crucial floor test for CM Palaniswami to prove majority

The fate on the newly appointed Chief Minster of Tamil Nadu Edappadi Palaniswami will be decided as he seeks a crucial floor test in the special session of Sate Assembly on February 18. For the trust vote, the speaker P Dhanapal has called for a session of Tamil Nadu assembly. The assembly session will begin at 11 am. The 63-year-old leader was elected as AIADMK’s legislature party leader on February 16 after Sasikala was sentenced to Jail by Supreme court in disproportionate assets case. Besides Palaniswami, 30 other MLAs also took oath as ministers in the new government. Read More

India A vs Australia three-day warm-up game at Mumbai, Day 2

On Day 2, the first session was supposed to be crucial as the ball was new and early on the day they would get some movement off the pitch. Skipper Hardik Pandya started off the proceedings of Day 2 in an attempt to take a few wickets early in the first session. Score: Australia 389/3 in 107 overs: Mitchell Marsh 53(104), Mathew Wade 30(69). Read More