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Bharat Ratna for Jayalalithaa: Madras High Court rejects PIL, says it won't dictate Centre
Bharat Ratna for Jayalalithaa: Madras High Court rejects PIL, says it won't dictate Centre

Madras High Court on Friday dismissed a PIL seeking a direction to the Union government to confer the 'Bharat Ratna' on late AIADMK leader J Jayalalithaa, saying it does not want to interfere in such matters.

State Bank of India Life Insurance builing catches fire in Chennai
State Bank of India Life Insurance builing catches fire in Chennai

The building is located at No. 20 Pycrofts Garden Road in Nungambakkam.

Jayalalithaa's death: Why can't her body be exhumed, asks Madras High Court
Jayalalithaa's death: Why can't her body be exhumed, asks Madras High Court

A vacation bench of the Madras High Court on Thursday cast doubts over the death of former Tamil Nadu chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, who breathed her last at Chennai’s Apollo Hospitals on December 5.

AIADMK succession war turns ugly, rebel MP Sasikala Pushpa's husband arrested ahead of key party meet
AIADMK succession war turns ugly, rebel MP Sasikala Pushpa's husband arrested ahead of key party meet

The succession war in Tamil Nadu's ruling party AIADMK has turned uglier as the state police have registered an FIR against rebel MP Sasikala Pushpa's husband, who was attacked by AIADMK functionaries on Wednesday.

AIADMK adopts resolution to work under the leadership of 'Chinnamma' Sasikala Natarajan
AIADMK adopts resolution to work under the leadership of 'Chinnamma' Sasikala Natarajan

In a significant development, the AIADMK general council on Thursday adopted a resolution to work under the leadership of 'Chinnamma' Sasikala Natarajan, a long-time close associate of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa.

Cyclone Vardah: Central team to visit Tamil Nadu for assessing damage
Cyclone Vardah: Central team to visit Tamil Nadu for assessing damage

The Inter-Ministerial team, deputed by the Centre to assess the damage caused by Cyclone Vardah in Tamil Nadu, is reaching Chennai on Tuesday.

DMK chief M Karunanidhi discharged from Chennai's Kauvery hospital
DMK chief M Karunanidhi discharged from Chennai's Kauvery hospital

The 92-year-old leader was rushed to the hospital on the night of December 15. Doctors treating him had said that a process was initiated to clear his infection. 

Girija Vaidyanathan takes charge as Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary, meets CM Panneerselvam
Girija Vaidyanathan takes charge as Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary, meets CM Panneerselvam

Senior IAS officer Girija Vaidyanathan on Friday took charge as the new Chief Secretary  of Tamil Nadu, a day after her predecessor P Rama Mohana Rao was unceremoniously removed by the state government hours after his residence and office were raided by the Income Tax (IT) officials. 

Jayalalithaa's death: SC to hear petitions seeking CBI probe into ex-Tamil Nadu CM's demise
Jayalalithaa's death: SC to hear petitions seeking CBI probe into ex-Tamil Nadu CM's demise

The Supreme Court will on Friday hear pleas seeking a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe or a judicial investigation into former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa's death.

Hawala racket busted in Chennai, Rs 1.34 crore in new Rs 2000 notes seized
Hawala racket busted in Chennai, Rs 1.34 crore in new Rs 2000 notes seized

Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) officials busted a hawala gang and seized Rs 1.34 crore in new Rs 2000 notes near Chennai airport on Thursday.

Tamil Nadu govt removes Rama Mohana Rao after IT raids, appoints Girija Vaidyanathan as new Chief Secretary
Tamil Nadu govt removes Rama Mohana Rao after IT raids, appoints Girija Vaidyanathan as new Chief Secretary

The government of Tamil Nadu has removed state's Chief Secretary P Rama Mohana Rao, a day after his residence and offices were raided by the Income Tax (IT) officials, said reports on Thursday.

Karunanidhi's health condition improves, hospital releases picture
Karunanidhi's health condition improves, hospital releases picture

Karunanidhi was admitted to Kauvery Hospital on the night of December 15 due to breathing difficulty problems.

Jayalalithaa continues to live in the hearts of people, 68 kg idli resembling 'Amma' made in Chennai
Jayalalithaa continues to live in the hearts of people, 68 kg idli resembling 'Amma' made in Chennai

The TN government has also requested the Modi government to grant Bharat Ratna to Jayalalithaa.

Madras High Court bans Sharia courts, asks Tamil Nadu govt to ensure they do not function
Madras High Court bans Sharia courts, asks Tamil Nadu govt to ensure they do not function

The Madras High Court has asked the Tamil Nadu government to file a status report within a month.

Bharat Ratna for Jayalalithaa: Tamil Nadu CM Panneerselvam arrives in Delhi to meet PM Narendra Modi
Bharat Ratna for Jayalalithaa: Tamil Nadu CM Panneerselvam arrives in Delhi to meet PM Narendra Modi

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam will meet PM Narendra Modi on Monday to with a demand to bestow the Bharat Ratna on former chief minister J Jayalalithaa.

Expelled AIADMK MP Sasikala Pushpa moves SC for CBI probe into Jaya's death
Expelled AIADMK MP Sasikala Pushpa moves SC for CBI probe into Jaya's death

Pushpa has alleged that Jayalalithaa's death was "suspicious" as her actual medical condition was not disclosed.

Karunanidhi watched this Rajinikanth film after undergoing tracheotomy procedure
Karunanidhi watched this Rajinikanth film after undergoing tracheotomy procedure

Karunanidhi was admitted to Kauvery Hospital on Thursday night due with breathing difficulty as well as throat and lung infection.

DMK chief Karunanidhi admitted to hospital, again
DMK chief Karunanidhi admitted to hospital, again

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) president M Karunanidhi was on Thursday admitted to a hospital again here.

From 'Amma', AIADMK moves to 'Chinnamma' - Sasikala Natarajan to be next party general secretary
From 'Amma', AIADMK moves to 'Chinnamma' - Sasikala Natarajan to be next party general secretary

Former Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa's long-time aide Sasikala Natarajan will be the next general secretary, a party spokesperson confirmed this on Thursday.

NEET PG 2017 exams conducted in Cyclone Vardah-hit Chennai; results to be out on Jan 15
NEET PG 2017 exams conducted in Cyclone Vardah-hit Chennai; results to be out on Jan 15

The NEET PG 2017 examination was held at 6 centers in Chennai on Tuesday, December 13.

Cyclone Vardah: Several trains cancelled, diverted due to storm
Cyclone Vardah: Several trains cancelled, diverted due to storm

The railway authorities on Monday cancelled or diverted several trains ahead of severe cyclonic storm Vardah which is set to make landfall near Chennai.

 'Chinamma' Sasikala Natarajan not fit to lead AIADMK, says Jayalalithaa's niece Deepa Jayakumar
'Chinamma' Sasikala Natarajan not fit to lead AIADMK, says Jayalalithaa's niece Deepa Jayakumar

As Sasikala Natarajan – the close aide of former Tamil Nadu chief minister late Jayalalithaa - prepares to formally take over the reins of the AIADMK, the departed leader's niece Deepa Jayakumar has said that she is not fit to lead the party. 

From Roanu, Hud Hud, Aila to Vardah – Here's how cyclones are named
From Roanu, Hud Hud, Aila to Vardah – Here's how cyclones are named

Vardah is the fourth major cyclone to spin out of the Bay of Bengal and hit India this year, after Roanu, Kyant and Nada. Here is how the tradition of naming cyclones began with hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean.

Cyclonic storm 'Vardah': The Pakistan connection
Cyclonic storm 'Vardah': The Pakistan connection

Severe cyclonic storm 'Vardah', which is expected to make a landfall in the afternoon on Monday, has got its name from Pakistan. 

Cyclone Vardah: Heavy rains, strong winds hit Chennai - WATCH
Cyclone Vardah: Heavy rains, strong winds hit Chennai - WATCH

 Heavy rains coupled with squally winds on Monday lashed the city of Chennai as very severe cyclonic storm 'Vardah' was expected to make landfall this afternoon.

Cyclone Vardah, packing wind speed of 90 kmph, to make landfall on Monday; TN, AP on high alert
Cyclone Vardah, packing wind speed of 90 kmph, to make landfall on Monday; TN, AP on high alert

Both the state governments are on high alert as the cyclonic storm is expected to make landfall on Monday afternoon. 

Jayalalithaa's long-time aide Sasikala all set to take the mantle of AIADMK general secretary, senior leaders vow support
Jayalalithaa's long-time aide Sasikala all set to take the mantle of AIADMK general secretary, senior leaders vow support

The revelation comes even as the AIADMK party on Saturday announced to elect a new party general secretary.

Tamil Nadu CM Paneerselvam chairs first Cabinet meeting after Jayalalithaa's demise
Tamil Nadu CM Paneerselvam chairs first Cabinet meeting after Jayalalithaa's demise

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Paneerselvam had on Thursday met Jayalalithaa's confidante Sasikala Natarajan at the Poes Garden residence on Thursday.

Jayalalithaa used to give tips on skin care - Apollo Hospitals' medical staff recall Amma's stay
Jayalalithaa used to give tips on skin care - Apollo Hospitals' medical staff recall Amma's stay

Jayalalithaa was admitted to the Apollo Hospitals in Chennai on September 22.