The head seer of the famous Sri Rangathaswamy temple in Srirangam and a group of devotees, who had gone to Nepal on Mukthinath Yatra, were safe and had reached Bagdogra when the massive earthquake struck the Himalayan nation, temple officials said today.
AIADMK legislator S Valarmathi, who won from Srirangam Assembly constituency in the February 13 bypoll, took oath of office here on Tuesday on the first day of the Tamil Nadu Assembly session for the year ahead of the Governor's address.
AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa on Wednesday appealed to voters in Srirangam to support her party in the February 13 byelection "as if she was contesting herself" and contended the situation that necessitated the bypoll was caused by "conspirators" who couldn't tolerate the swelling support of the people.
With two cities already in the list of 12 nationwide selected for the National Heritage city Development and Augmentation Yojana project, former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has requested that Srirangam also be added to it.
The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Wednesday granted anticipatory bail to BJP candidate for Srirangam assembly bypoll, M.Subramaniam, and three others against whom a cheating case had been filed in 2011.
Alleging that money power was being used by ruling AIADMK to ensure its victory, Congress on Monday announced it would neither contest nor support any party in the February 13 byelections to Srirangam assembly constituency.
Tamil Nadu unit of the Congress on Monday announced it would neither contest nor support any party in the February 13 bypoll for the Srirangam constituency, vacated by AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa following her conviction in a disproportionate assets case.
After the ruling AIADMK and its arch rival DMK announced its candidates for the Srirangam bypoll, the BJP's state unit on Saturday said it would announce its candidate after holding discussions with alliance partners and senior leadership.
Tamil Nadu Assembly Secretary has sent an official notification to the Election Commission about the vacancy in Srirangam constituency, following AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa's conviction for four years in a graft case.
The Election Commission is awaiting notification from the Tamil Nadu Assembly Secretary over the vacancy in Srirangam constituency, following AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa's conviction for four years in a disproportionate assets case, a top official said here Tuesday.
Asserting that she has upheld the rights of Tamil Nadu in Cauvery issue by getting the final order of the inter-state water dispute tribunal published in central gazette, Chief Minister Jayalaithaa on Monday said steps were being taken to set up the Cauvery Management Board to give effect to the tribunal`s verdict.
A finer and clearer picture of ancient habitation of the historic temple town of Srirangam would be possible if excavations are carried out at strategic points near a junction inside the temple, according to a top archaeologist.
This abode of the famous Vaishnavite temple of Sri Ranganathaswamy on the banks of Cauvery in Tiruchirapalli may be set to score another feat by electing its `daughter` and AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa to the Tamil Nadu Assembly.