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Sasikala vs Panneerselvam: AIADMK MLAs will vote as per their conscience, says Tamil Nadu CM
Sasikala vs Panneerselvam: AIADMK MLAs will vote as per their conscience, says Tamil Nadu CM

Tamil Nadu`s caretaker Chief Minister O Panneerselvam said on Thursday party legislators will have the chance to vote as per their conscience and he would be able to prove his majority.

O Panneerselvam writes to bank, says no one can access AIADMK funds without his consent
O Panneerselvam writes to bank, says no one can access AIADMK funds without his consent

Tamil Nadu's caretaker Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, who is locked in a bitter power struggle with AIADMK boss VK Sasikala, has restricted the use of party funds kept in banks without his consent, saying that he is still the party's treasurer.

VK Sasikala cries foul, says Tamil Nadu Governor deliberately delaying swearing in
VK Sasikala cries foul, says Tamil Nadu Governor deliberately delaying swearing in

Amid uncertainty over Governor C Vidyasagar Rao's visit to Chennai, AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikala has alleged that her swearing-in as Tamil Nadu's chief minister is being deliberately delayed by the former.

Will rescue AIADMK from Sasikala's clutches: KC Palaniswamy
Will rescue AIADMK from Sasikala's clutches: KC Palaniswamy

The Election Commission should consider the extraordinary political situation in Tamil Nadu and soon decide on the legal status of AIADMK General Secretary VK Sasikala, a former party parliamentarian said on Wednesday.

Amid uncertainty in Tamil Nadu, Governor stays put in Mumbai
Amid uncertainty in Tamil Nadu, Governor stays put in Mumbai

Amid political uncertainty in Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao, who also holds charge for the southern state, today continued to stay put in Mumbai with no indication of when he will travel to Chennai.

No role in AIADMK crisis; Governor should intervene to save Tamil Nadu: DMK
No role in AIADMK crisis; Governor should intervene to save Tamil Nadu: DMK

Tamil Nadu's main opposition party DMK on Wednesday said that it has nothing to do with AIADMK's 'internal squabbles' and asked latter's general secretary VK Sasikala to respond to the allegations made by O Panneersevlvam against her.

O Panneerseelvam sets Twitter on fire, hailed as 'hero' for challenging Sasikala
O Panneerseelvam sets Twitter on fire, hailed as 'hero' for challenging Sasikala

Shortly after Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam openly revolted against AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikala alleging that he was forced to resign, the social media exploded in his support and showered praise on him for taking the bold move.

Is AIADMK heading for a split after O Panneerselvam's rebellion against VK Sasikala?
Is AIADMK heading for a split after O Panneerselvam's rebellion against VK Sasikala?

Tamil Nadu's ruling party AIADMK, which was kept intact and united by former chief minister J Jayalalithaa is surely going through a bad phase ever since her demise in December last year.

Sasikala as CM: Chennai rapper sings 'My vote is not for you'; AIADMK leader trolled on Twitter
Sasikala as CM: Chennai rapper sings 'My vote is not for you'; AIADMK leader trolled on Twitter

AIADMK's decision to elevate party general secretary VK Sasikala to the post of Tamil Nadu's chief minister has evoked sharp reactions from citizens and rival political parties, who have questioned her credentials for the top job.

VK Sasikala will take charge as Tamil Nadu CM 'soon', Governor can't delay her elevation, says AIADMK
VK Sasikala will take charge as Tamil Nadu CM 'soon', Governor can't delay her elevation, says AIADMK

Sasikala's swearing-in ceremony, which was to be held at the Madras University hall, may now take place on February 9.

'Compensation to Tamil Nadu oil spill victims a priority'

The priority now will be on compensating the victims of the oil spill caused by the collision of two ships carrying petroleum products off Kamarajar Port here, said a top official of the Directorate General Shipping on Monday.

Sasikala likely to be sworn-in as new Tamil Nadu chief minister on Tuesday
Sasikala likely to be sworn-in as new Tamil Nadu chief minister on Tuesday

Sasikala was earlier elected the general secretary of the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) party.

VK Sasikala to take over as Tamil Nadu CM, needs people's mandate, favourable DA case verdict
VK Sasikala to take over as Tamil Nadu CM, needs people's mandate, favourable DA case verdict

VK Sasikala, the long-time close associate of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa, faces more than a few challenges as she prepares to rule one of India's most politically vital states.

People did not vote for anyone from Jayalalithaa's household to be Tamil Nadu CM: MK Stalin on Sasikala
People did not vote for anyone from Jayalalithaa's household to be Tamil Nadu CM: MK Stalin on Sasikala

People of Tamil Nadu did not vote for anyone from Jayalalithaa's "household" to be chief minister, says DMK Working President M K Stalin, who appears to be keeping his options open on the possibility of another government in the tenure of the current Assembly.

DG Shipping probing Chennai oil spill incident, 2,000 personnel deployed for clean-up
DG Shipping probing Chennai oil spill incident, 2,000 personnel deployed for clean-up

The mishap had taken place when "M T BW Maple", with a flag of "Isle of Man", was leaving after emptying Liquefied Petroleum Gas and M T Dawn, Kanchipuram, loaded with petroleum oil lubricant (POL), was on its way to berth at Kamarajar Port.

Chennai: Indian Oil`s R&D advised to take part in containment of oil spill

The incident took place on January 28 when `M T BW Maple` was leaving after emptying Liquefied Petroleum Gas and M T Dawn, Kanchipuram, was on its way to berth at the Ennore port. 

Tamil Nadu govt announces inquiry commission to look into violence during pro-Jallikattu protests
Tamil Nadu govt announces inquiry commission to look into violence during pro-Jallikattu protests

The Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday announced the setting up of an inquiry commission to look into the incidents of violence during the pro-Jallikattu protests across the state.

Pro-Jallikkattu protests: Prohibitory orders clamped surrounding Marina
Pro-Jallikkattu protests: Prohibitory orders clamped surrounding Marina

Police made it clear that Marina was out of bounds for any kind of agitation.

Jallikattu protesters held Osama bin Laden's pictures: Tamil Nadu CM
Jallikattu protesters held Osama bin Laden's pictures: Tamil Nadu CM

The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam leader added that anti-national and anti-social elements did not want the Jallikattu protests to end.

Jallikattu row: Supreme Court to hear petitions on January 31
Jallikattu row: Supreme Court to hear petitions on January 31

The Supreme Court is set to hear all the petitions filed on the bull-taming festival of Jallikattu on January 31.

Tamil Nadu's Jallikattu law challenged again; hearing in SC on January 30
Tamil Nadu's Jallikattu law challenged again; hearing in SC on January 30

 The Supreme Court is likely to hear on January 30 a batch of petitions by animal rights groups challenging the validity of a Tamil Nadu law permitting Jallikattu.

Day after Tamil Nadu legalizes Jallikattu, life is back to normal in Chennai
Day after Tamil Nadu legalizes Jallikattu, life is back to normal in Chennai

Triplicane is near Marina Beach and its streets saw pitched battle on Monday between police and the protesters.

Jallikattu protests: As it happened on Thursday
Jallikattu protests: As it happened on Thursday

Chennai/New Delhi: Protests demanding jallikattu swelled on the streets of Tamil Nadu on Thursday after agitators rejected statements by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister O Panneerselvam.

Jallikattu: As protests intensify in Tamil Nadu, PETA urges lawmakers not to support bull-taming sport
Jallikattu: As protests intensify in Tamil Nadu, PETA urges lawmakers not to support bull-taming sport

PETA on Thursday made a fresh appeal to lawmakers urging them not to encourage a tradition which causes unnecessary pain to an animal.

Jallikattu stir intensifies as thousands continue protest at Chennai's Marina Beach; Tamil Nadu CM to meet PM Modi on Thursday
Jallikattu stir intensifies as thousands continue protest at Chennai's Marina Beach; Tamil Nadu CM to meet PM Modi on Thursday

The Supreme Court in May 2014 banned Jallikattu, saying that bulls cannot be used as performing animals either for Jallikattu events or for bullock-cart races.

Social media comes in handy in coordinating Jallikattu stir

Social media appeared to have played a key role in bringing together thousands of pro-Jallikattu protesters to the sprawling Marina Beach here and other parts of Tamil Nadu, with updates on the ongoing students' spontaneous stir and messages flooding the platform.

Thousands protest at Chennai's Marina Beach in support of Jallikattu, seek action against PETA
Thousands protest at Chennai's Marina Beach in support of Jallikattu, seek action against PETA

The protestors are also venting their anger against PETA for its strident opposition to the bull-taming sport associated with the Pongal harvest festivities.

Jallikattu protests: Madras High Court declines to 'interfere'
Jallikattu protests: Madras High Court declines to 'interfere'

The Madras High Court today said it will not "interfere" on the issue of protests in the city against the ban on Jallikattu, holding that the Supreme Court was seized of the matter.

Thousands of Jallikattu lovers camp on Chennai's Marina Beach, want ban lifted
Thousands of Jallikattu lovers camp on Chennai's Marina Beach, want ban lifted

The state government has promised the agitators that it would even approach the President seeking an ordinance on the matter.