Tamil exhibitors decision to shut down theatres Tuesday in solidarity with former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalitha, who was jailed Saturday for corruption, will affect the box-office prospects of 'Jeeva' and 'Madras', say trade experts.
Continuing her tirade against BJP for not solving problems affecting her state, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Monday charged it with meting out injustice on constitution of Cauvery Management Board and Katchaitheevu.
Demanding an independent probe in 11-storey building collapse that killed more than 60 people in Chennai a few weeks back, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) held protest and met Tamil Nadu Governor Konijeti Rosaiah Konijeti Rosaiah on Saturday.
As Tamil Nadu raised the pitch for Cauvery Management Board, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah today dismissed as "politically motivated" his counterpart Jayalalithaa`s fresh missive to the Centre pressing her state`s demand.
Veteran BJP leader L K Advani today said the six-party alliance formed by his party in Tamil Nadu has changed the battlescape, with people seeing it as the "principal combatant" in the electoral contest, otherwise dominated by DMK and AIADMK.
Preferring to be a "humanist than a feminist", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee however said she was not averse to the idea of getting together with Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati and her Tamil Nadu counterpart J Jayalalithaa.
Jayalalithaa on Saturday exhorted them to highlight "anti-people" attitude of DMK chief M Karunanidhi and propagate her government`s achievements to ensure a resounding win in the coming Lok Sabha polls.
The ruling AIDMK on Monday acceded the plea of CPI for support to its candidate D Raja in the June 27 biennial elections to six Rajya Sabha seats and announced withdrawal of one of its nominee from the contest.
Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Rajeev Shukla asserted on Tuesday that IPL matches in Chennai will go ahead as scheduled despite growing unrest in the city over the participation of Sri Lankan cricketers in the cash-rich Twenty20 league.
Faced with the looming threat on the safety of Sri Lankan players taking part in the upcoming Indian Premier League, the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has sought government`s advice on the cricketers who are scheduled to play in Chennai.