Tamilnadu News

DMK not to contest Assembly by-election: Karunanidhi

DMK president M Karunanidhi on Wednesday said the party would not contest the June 27 by-election to the Tamil Nadu assembly from the Radhakrishnan Nagar constituency.

No role to play in deciding on plea against Jaya acquittal: BJP

BJP has said neither the party nor the central government had any role to play in deciding on going in appeal against Chief Minister Jayalalithaa's acquittal in the disproportionate assets case.

TN: Couple poison to death 3 children; commits suicide

A couple on Wednesday allegedly poisoned to death their three children before committing suicide by hanging themselves here, police said.

DA Case: PMK welcomes DMK's decision to file appeal against Jayalalithaa

PMK on Tuesday welcomed DMK's decision to appeal against Chief Minister Jayalalithaa's acquittal in the disproportionate assets case.

We have no locus standi in Jayalalithaa case issue: BJP

Seeking to distance BJP from its leader Subramanian Swamy's stand that he will prefer an appeal against acquittal of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa in the disproportionate assets case, a senior leader on Monday said his party does not have any locus standi in the issue.

Karnataka cabinet will decide on appeal against Jayalalithaa acquittal by tomorrow: Chidambaram

The Karnataka Cabinet will meet by Tuesday to take a decision on filing an appeal against the acquittal of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in the disproportionate assets case, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram said on Monday.

DMK to appeal against Jayalalithaa's acquittal: Karunanidhi

DMK president M Karunanidhi on Monday said his party would appeal against the Karnataka High Court's verdict acquitting Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in the disproportionate assets case.

Jaya DA case: KPCC legal cell against filing appeal in SC

 The legal cell of ruling Congress in Karnataka on Monday advised the government in the state not to file an appeal against the acquittal of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa in the disproportionate assets case.

Four killed, 10 injured in Tamil Nadu road mishap

Four persons were killed and ten others injured when a car and a van collided at Kuppampalayam near here early Monday morning, police said.

No improvement seen in 4-year AIADMK rule: Stalin

DMK Treasurer M K Stalin today alleged that the four-year AIADMK rule in Tamil Nadu had not seen improvement in any area but only stoppage of various schemes, including Sethusamudram Shipping Canal project.

BJP rules out alliance with AIADMK, DMK, to go with LS allies

Ruling out the possibility of entering into alliance with AIADMK or DMK for Assembly polls in Tamil Nadu next year, BJP on Sunday said NDA will go with the same combine, created in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

Jayalalithaa resumes office as Tamil Nadu CM  for fifth term, announces five new schemes
Jayalalithaa resumes office as Tamil Nadu CM for fifth term, announces five new schemes

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa began work from the Secretariat on Sunday.

Jayalalithaa likely to take charge as Tamil Nadu CM today
Jayalalithaa likely to take charge as Tamil Nadu CM today

A day after taking oath as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for the fifth time, J Jayalalithaa is likely to take charge on Sunday and is expected to reach Secretariat later today, according to media reports.

Jayalalithaa thanks PM Modi for wishes

 Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Sunday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitely and her Andhra Pradesh counterpart Chandrababu Naidu for their greetings on her assuming office for the fifth time.

Jayalalithaa becomes Tamil Nadu Chief Minister for fifth time
Jayalalithaa becomes Tamil Nadu Chief Minister for fifth time

 AIADMK general secretary J Jayalalithaa was sworn in as the chief minister of Tamil Nadu for the fifth time on Saturday, within a fortnight of the Karnataka High Court acquitting her in a corruption case.

PM Modi congratulates Jayalalithaa on taking oath as Tamil Nadu CM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday congratulated Jayalalithaa on her taking oath as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.

Truncated anthem precedes full version in Jaya oath ceremony

 AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa's oath taking as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister on Saturday was marked by an truncated musical national anthem followed by a full version played out at the end of the ceremony.

Political leaders, cine personalities greet Jayalalithaa

From political leaders to film stars all showered praises on Jayalalithaa after she took oath as Chief Minister at the Madras University Auditorium here.

Contrasting moods at two Tamil Nadu swearing-in ceremonies

Saturday`s swearing-in ceremony of J Jayalalithaa and the previous one of O Panneerselvam showed contrasting moods of AIADMK members.

Truncated national anthem played at Jayalalithaa's swearing-in

The swearing-in ceremony of AIADMK general secretary J Jayalalithaa as chief minister and her council of ministers here on Saturday caused a controversy after a very short version of the national anthem was played on the occasion.

Tough time for security as crowds throng roads to look at Jayalalithaa

Security personnel kept a hawk-eye vigil as AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa on Saturday stepped out from her Poes Garden residence to undertake the seven km journey to Madras University Centenary Auditorium to take oath as chief minister.

Carnival atmosphere prevails at Jayalalithaa's swearing-in venue

The oath-taking ceremony of AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa as Tamil Nadu CM was on Saturday marked by jubilant celebrations, which was seen as stark contrast to the sombre swearing-in of her trusted aide O Panneeerselvam last year as stop-gap Chief Minister following her conviction.

AIADMK cadres celebrate Jaya's return as Tamil Nadu CM

AIADMK workers across Tamil Nadu on Friday broke into celebrations by bursting crackers, distributing sweets and playing traditional music, following the return of their party supremo Jayalalithaa as Chief Minister.

Jayalalithaa's swearing-in: It was all in green

The colour green dominated J Jayalalithaa's swearing-in as the Tamil Nadu chief minister on Saturday as her saree, the ring on her finger and the backdrop of the stage were all in green.

Jayalalithaa - The political phoenix

Known for her resilience and determination to fight personal and political adversities, AIADMK chief J Jayaalithaa has fought and won many legal tangles in her chequered political career and returned at the helm again.

Chronology of events leading to Jayalalithaa's return as Tamil Nadu CM

AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa who was sworn in Tamil Nadu Chief Minister on Saturday for the fifth time has traversed through several ups and downs in her political career spanning four decades. A chronology of main events are as follows:

Rajinikanth attends Jayalalithaa's swearing-in ceremony

 Superstar Rajinikanth, along with several other Tamil actors, attended the swearing-in ceremony of AIADMK general secretary J Jayalalithaa for the fifth time as chief minister of Tamil Nadu here on Saturday.

Panneerselvam again reverts to No. 2 position

For the second time in his political career, AIADMK leader O Panneerselvam was Tamil Nadu`s stop gap chief minister till party`s general secretary J Jayalalithaa was acquitted in a corruption case. He now reverts to the No.2 slot in the Tamil Nadu government.

State law department examining HC judgement on Jayalalithaa: Karnataka CM

Even as AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa returned to power on Saturday, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said the state law department is examining the judgement of the High Court which acquitted her of all charges and the government would take a decision on filing an appeal in the case after receiving the report.

Jayalalithaa returns as Tamil Nadu CM: As it happened
Jayalalithaa returns as Tamil Nadu CM: As it happened
  • CM Jayalalitha's supporters douse her portrait with milk and cream in celebration in Coimbatore.
  • Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa reaches her residence after swearing-in ceremony.