LIVE updates: E Palanisamy takes over as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister

Thursday, February 16, 2017


Amid former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha’s close aide VK Sasikala’s surrender in Bengaluru jail after she was convicted by the Supreme Court over disproportionate asset case, the fight for power finally comes to a close as state Sasikala’s loyalist E Palanisamy takes over as the Chief Minister of the state. Soon after news …

Tamil Nadu crisis LIVE updates: Sasikala surrenders in Bengaluru

Wednesday, February 15, 2017


A day after the Supreme Court convicted former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s close aide, VK Sasikala surrendered in Bengaluru on Wednesday escorted by the police from both Tamil Nadu and Karnataka to begin a four-year prison term ordered by the top court in disproportionate assets case. Supreme Court, however, abates the appeal proceedings …

Tamil Nadu crisis LIVE Update: SC convicts Sasikala for 4 years in Disproportionate Assets case

Tuesday, February 14, 2017


Amid political crisis in the state of Tamil Nadu, former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s close aide VK Sasikala has been convicted by the Supreme Court for 4 years in Disproportionate Assets case. Hereby, VK Sasikala will have to surrender herself to jail for undergoing remaining jail term. Supreme Court, however, abates the appeal proceedings against J Jayalalithaa …

MLA seeks public’s opinion on support to AIADMK factions

Monday, February 13, 2017


Nagapattinam: Amid political instability in Tamil Nadu, Nagapattinam MLA M Thamimum Ansari has sought a referendum asking people to tell him which of the two AIADMK factions should receive his support. The MLA is the general secretary of Manithaneya Jananayaka Katchi which contested in alliance with the AIADMK on that party’s two leaves symbol in the …

Tamil Nadu crisis LIVE Updates: Panneerselvam recommends inquiry into Jayalalithaa’s death

Wednesday, February 08, 2017


The death of J Jayalalithaa led to a major political unrest in the state of Tamil Nadu as AIADMK General Secretary, VK Sasikala, is taking over as Chief Minister of the state after forcing O Panneerselvam to resign. In a dramatic press conference outside J Jayalalithaa’s memorial at Marina Beach late on Tuesday evening,  Panneerselvam claimed …

Panneerselvam dismisses Sasikala’s charge of DMK conspiracy

Wednesday, February 08, 2017


Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Pannerselvam on Wednesday dismissed AIADMK General Secretary Sasikala’s charge that DMK was behind his revolt against the party leadership and said she has no powers to sack him as Treasurer. “She should be asked to explain the basis of her charge. I was never cordial with DMK. A look …

Ten TN fishermen arrested by Lankan Navy

Tuesday, February 07, 2017


Rameswaram (TN): Ten fishermen were today arrested by Sri Lankan Naval personnel when they were fishing off Neduntheevu near the island nation, officials said. The Lankan Naval personnel also allegedly damaged fishing nets and other equipment besides seizing their boat, Assistant Director of Fisheries Kolinjinathan said. ALSO READ: Pollution claims eight deaths daily in Delhi, says …

Sasikala opposes Sasikala for CM position

Monday, February 06, 2017


Expelled AIADMK Rajya Sabha MP Sasikala Puspha today opposed party chief V K Sasikala becoming the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, alleging she had a “criminal background”. In letters to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Tamil Nadu Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao, she said, “It is condemnable to nominate or invite Sasikala Natarajan to be a Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu due to her criminal background. All criminal …

Chennai clears oil spill manually

Thursday, February 02, 2017


Amid massive oil spill following the collision of two cargo ships off the Kamarajar Port in Ennore has been polluting Chennai’s beaches. Hundreds of Coast Guard personnel and volunteers have taken it upon themselves to manually clear the near 20 tonnes of oil spill. According to reports, along the beach near Ennore, a Chennai suburb, …

SC to hear Jallikattu matters on Jan 31

Friday, January 27, 2017


New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday said that it will hear all Jallikattu matters on January 31 after the Centre filed a plea seeking to withdraw the January 6 notification, allowing the bull taming sport in Tamil Nadu. A bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra allowed all the applications related to Jallikattu to be …

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