J Jayalalithaa

Veteran Tamil director CV Rajendran passes away at 81

Veteran Tamil director CV Rajendran passes away at 81

Rajendran has directed popular movies like 'Vani Rani', 'Sivagamiyin Selvam', 'Ponnoonjal', 'Maalai Sooda Va', 'Garjanai' and several others in Tamil starring Sivaji Ganesan, Jaishankar, Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth.

Apr 01, 2018, 21:36 PM IST
CCTV cameras in Jayalalithaa's ICU were switched off: Apollo Hospitals

CCTV cameras in Jayalalithaa's ICU were switched off: Apollo Hospitals

Prathap C Reddy,  Founder-Chairman of Apollo Hospitals, has said that Jayalalithaa was treated in a separate ICU and that access to it was closed. He also said she got the best care the hospital could give.

Mar 22, 2018, 17:10 PM IST
AIADMK not in alliance with BJP: Edappadi K Palaniswami amid pressure over Cauvery Management Board

AIADMK not in alliance with BJP: Edappadi K Palaniswami amid pressure over Cauvery Management Board

The post-Jayalalithaa AIADMK has been perceived to be cosying up to the BJP.

Mar 21, 2018, 16:15 PM IST
South India subsidises the North, where is the reward for development: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah

South India subsidises the North, where is the reward for development: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah

The Congress CM's opinion reflects the growing chorus of voices in the South that are questioning the disparity. The issue is heating up over proposals to use the 2011 census as the basis for Central planning, which puts all southern states at a disadvantage.

Mar 16, 2018, 13:59 PM IST
TTV Dhinakaran's new party to be called Amma Makkal Munetra Kazhagam

TTV Dhinakaran's new party to be called Amma Makkal Munetra Kazhagam

The new political party would aim to undercut the AIADMK's base.

Mar 15, 2018, 10:38 AM IST
PM Narendra Modi to launch Amma two-wheeler scheme in Chennai today

PM Narendra Modi to launch Amma two-wheeler scheme in Chennai today

A pet project of late Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa, the Amma Two-wheeler Scheme is being launched on her birth anniversary.

Feb 24, 2018, 06:57 AM IST
PM Narendra Modi to launch Amma two-wheeler scheme in Chennai tomorrow

PM Narendra Modi to launch Amma two-wheeler scheme in Chennai tomorrow

A pet project of late CM Jayalalithaa, where 50% subsidy will be provided by AIADMK govt to working women to buy two-wheelers.

Feb 23, 2018, 18:53 PM IST
Had no desire to become CM, join hands with Palaniswami on PM Narendra Modi's advice: O Panneerselvam

Had no desire to become CM, join hands with Palaniswami on PM Narendra Modi's advice: O Panneerselvam

Tami Nadu Dy CM O Panneerselvam has revealed that he decided to join hands with Palaniswami on PM Narendra Modi's advice.

Feb 17, 2018, 16:47 PM IST
Jayalalithaa death case: Apollo Hospital submits treatment record of ex-TN CM to inquiry commission

Jayalalithaa death case: Apollo Hospital submits treatment record of ex-TN CM to inquiry commission

Packed in two suitcases, the Apollo Hospital today handed over the treatment record of Jayalalithaa to the one-member inquiry commission.

Jan 12, 2018, 21:47 PM IST

Lesson for Rajinikanth: Why TTV Dhinakaran really won the RK Nagar election

Money or star power alone cannot buy votes. Dhinakaran's efforts went largely unnoticed.

Jan 02, 2018, 16:01 PM IST
Rajinikanth's picks tryst with spiritual politics in Tamil Nadu

Rajinikanth's picks tryst with spiritual politics in Tamil Nadu

Despite Rajinikanth's stature, he is not without opposition in Tamil Nadu. Fringe pro-Tamil outfits, oppose him for his Marathi roots and previous Karnataka domicile.

Dec 31, 2017, 18:17 PM IST

RK Nagar bypoll results: Dhinakaran wins, bags over 72,000 votes

Dinakaran, who contested as an Independent candidate for RJ Nagar bypoll, got 72,518 votes. 

Dec 24, 2017, 07:23 AM IST
RK Nagar bypoll: Nominations of Jayalalithaa's niece Deepa Jayakumar, actor Vishal rejected

RK Nagar bypoll: Nominations of Jayalalithaa's niece Deepa Jayakumar, actor Vishal rejected

The contest is now a battle between the AIADMK, its splinter group and the DMK

Dec 05, 2017, 18:12 PM IST
BJP names candidates for by-polls to five Assembly seats in Tamil Nadu, Arunachal, Bengal, Uttar Pradesh

BJP names candidates for by-polls to five Assembly seats in Tamil Nadu, Arunachal, Bengal, Uttar Pradesh

Karu Nagarajan is the BJP candidate for by-polls to RK Nagar.

Dec 02, 2017, 23:44 PM IST
AIADMK's 'two leaves' symbol goes to EPS-OPS faction; another blow to TTV Dhinakaran

AIADMK's 'two leaves' symbol goes to EPS-OPS faction; another blow to TTV Dhinakaran

The EPS-OPS faction can now claim the political legacy of former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. 

Nov 23, 2017, 13:19 PM IST
Income Tax department raids Sasikala, relatives' properties in Poes Garden

Income Tax department raids Sasikala, relatives' properties in Poes Garden

The Income Tax officials on Friday conducted raids at Poes Garden, the residence of late Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa and properties of VK Sasikala’s relatives in Chennai.

Nov 17, 2017, 23:06 PM IST
Justice Arumugasamy panel begins probe into Jayalalithaa's death

Justice Arumugasamy panel begins probe into Jayalalithaa's death

The Tamil Nadu government had set up the inquiry commission in September to investigate Jayalalithaa's death. 

Oct 30, 2017, 14:13 PM IST
Sasikala visits husband Natarajan at hospital

Sasikala visits husband Natarajan at hospital

Sidelined AIADMK leader V K Sasikala, out of jail on a five-day parole, on Saturday visited her husband M Natarajan who is recovering at a hospital here after undergoing a liver and kidney transplant.

Oct 07, 2017, 16:59 PM IST
Two Leaves` symbol dispute: Dhinakaran faction seeks cross-examination of rival faction leaders

Two Leaves` symbol dispute: Dhinakaran faction seeks cross-examination of rival faction leaders

The TTV Dhinakaran faction of the AIADMK on Tuesday petitioned the Election Commission seeking cross-examination of some of the rival faction leaders before it begins final hearing in the `Two Leaves` symbol dispute on Friday.

Oct 03, 2017, 14:13 PM IST
TTV Dhinakaran removes Tamil Nadu CM Palanisami from AIADMK top post

TTV Dhinakaran removes Tamil Nadu CM Palanisami from AIADMK top post

VK Sasikala's nephew TTV Dhinakaran, who along with his aunt was sacked from the party posts, on Wednesday removed Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palanisami from the post of party headquarter secretary.

Sep 13, 2017, 10:38 AM IST