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Panneerselvam camp violates SC guidelines ahead of RK Nagar poll, releases campaign video with AIADMK poll symbol
Panneerselvam camp violates SC guidelines ahead of RK Nagar poll, releases campaign video with AIADMK poll symbol

Sasikala's nephew TTV Dinakaran has on Thursday filed a complaint with the Election Commission against the O Panneerselvam camp over misusing of poll symbol by the camp. 

CM Palaniswami reviews drought relief measures in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Tuesday reviewed drought relief measures taken up by various government departments to tackle the drought situation in the state.

Dinakaran alleges manipulation of poll symbol by OPS team

Dinakaran made the allegation in a complaint to the Election Commission of India.

Madras High Court orders arrest of man who claimed to be Jayalalithaa's son

The Madras High Court on Monday directed the police to arrest a man who claimed to be the son of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, saying he had not only cheated the court but also forged documents.

TNCC sets up panel to work for DMK nominee in RK Nagar

Tamil Nadu Congress Committee (TNCC) on Monday constituted a 40-member panel to work for ally DMK's nominee N Marudhu Ganesh in the April 12 R K Nagar Assembly bypoll here.

Panneerselvam team manipulating 'electric pole' election symbol as twin leaves: Dinakaran
Panneerselvam team manipulating 'electric pole' election symbol as twin leaves: Dinakaran

Ruling AIADMK's deputy general secretary TTV Dinakaran on Monday filed a complaint with the Election Commission stating that the team of O Panneerselvam was manipulating 'electric pole' symbol as twin leaves.

Madras HC orders arrest of man claiming to be 'secret son' of late J Jayalalithaa
Madras HC orders arrest of man claiming to be 'secret son' of late J Jayalalithaa

He claimed that he was born to Jayalalithaa and late Telugu actor Shoban Babu.

Sri Lankan Navy arrest 12 more Indian fishermen, confiscate two trawler boats
Sri Lankan Navy arrest 12 more Indian fishermen, confiscate two trawler boats

At least 12 Indian fishermen were on Sunday arrested by Sri Lankan Navy for allegedly poaching in the country's territorial waters.

Tamil Nadu: Congress requests State Election Commission to conduct local body polls before May
Tamil Nadu: Congress requests State Election Commission to conduct local body polls before May

As the State Election Commission (SEC) of Tamil Nadu is yet to announce the date of polls for the local body elections, the Congress Party on Sunday urged the former to conduct the polls before May.

EC transfers Chennai Police chief S George ahead of RK Nagar bypolls
EC transfers Chennai Police chief S George ahead of RK Nagar bypolls

 Following the orders of the Election Commission, the Tamil Nadu government has transferred Greater Chennai Police Commissioner S George. 

"Rajinikanth's visit to Sri Lanka might earn wrath of Tamil community''
"Rajinikanth's visit to Sri Lanka might earn wrath of Tamil community''

The Liberation Panther Party aka Vidhuthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) has advised superstar Rajinikanth to re-consider his decision to visit Sri Lanka to inaugurate a housing scheme. They said it might earn him the wrath of the Tamil community.

RK Nagar by-polls: EC orders transfer of Chennai Police Commissioner
RK Nagar by-polls: EC orders transfer of Chennai Police Commissioner

The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Saturday ordered the transfer of Chennai Police Commissioner S. George ahead of the R.K. Nagar by-polls.

AIADMK MP demands CBI probe into Jayalalithaa's death

An AIADMK member in the Lok Sabha today sought a CBI probe into the death of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, saying any inquiry by the state government will not be able to unravel the "truth".

TMC not contesting RK Nagar by-poll: President Vasan

Tamil Maanila Congress (TMC) President GK Vasan today said the party decided not to contest the April 12 R K Nagar by-election as it has no faith in by-polls.

Jayalalithaa's niece Deepa files nomination for R K Nagar assembly bypoll
Jayalalithaa's niece Deepa files nomination for R K Nagar assembly bypoll

Deepa Jayakumar, niece of late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, today filed her nominations for the RK Nagar assembly constituency for the April 12 bypoll as MGR Amma Deepa Peravai candidate, the party floated by her.

Tamil Nadu assembly moves bill to levy additional 5 pc tax on liquor

Tamil Nadu government today moved a bill in the state Assembly for levy of an additional five per cent tax on sale of liquor.

No-confidence motion against TN Speaker defeated

The opposition resolution seeking the removal of Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker P Dhanapal was defeated on Thursday, with 122 AIADMK legislators voting against and 97 opposition MLAs voting in favour.

'Hat' symbol a reference to MGR: M Thambidurai

The 'hat' symbol alloted to the Sasikala faction of the AIADMK will help attract voters as they could associate it with party founder M G Ramachandran who was known to sport the accessory, Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker M Thambidurai today said.

AIADMK factions submit new names, symbols: hat, electric pole

 Rival AIADMK factions today submitted new names and poll symbols.

RK Nagar bypoll: Panneerselvam camp candidate files nomination

Senior AIADMK leader from the Panneerselvam camp, E Madhusudhanan, today filed his nomination from the R K Nagar constituency for the April 12 bypoll.

AIADMK symbol row: O Panneerselvam gets 'electric pole', VK Sasikala allotted 'hat'; both retain 'Amma' in new party names
AIADMK symbol row: O Panneerselvam gets 'electric pole', VK Sasikala allotted 'hat'; both retain 'Amma' in new party names

The Election Commission on Thursday allotted new symbols to the two warring factions – one led by O Panneerselvam and the other by VK Sasikala - of Tamil Nadu's ruling party AIADMK for contesting the upcoming bypoll in the RK Nagar constituency.

DMK's no-confidence motion against TN Assembly Speaker defeated by voice vote
DMK's no-confidence motion against TN Assembly Speaker defeated by voice vote

The no-confidence motion moved by MK Stalin-led DMK against TN Assembly Speaker was on Thursday defeated by voice vote.

Setback for Sasikala, Panneerselvam, Election Commission freezes AIADMK's poll symbol ‘Two Leaves’
Setback for Sasikala, Panneerselvam, Election Commission freezes AIADMK's poll symbol ‘Two Leaves’

The fight over the AIADMK's election symbol between its rival factions had on Wednesday reached the Election Commission.

Tamil Nadu seeks Centre's help, asks to bring remains of two fishermen who died in Saudi Arabia
Tamil Nadu seeks Centre's help, asks to bring remains of two fishermen who died in Saudi Arabia

The Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday said two fishermen from the state had died in Saudi Arabia and sought diplomatic assistance from the Centre to bring back their mortal remains.

RK Nagar bypoll: Madras HC disposes of plea against Dinakaran's candidature
RK Nagar bypoll: Madras HC disposes of plea against Dinakaran's candidature

Madras High Court today disposed of a petition challenging AIADMK Deputy General Secretary T T V Dinakaran's candidature for the April 12 RK Nagar Assembly bypoll on the ground he had been penalised in FERA cases.

O Panneerselvam or VK Sasikala – who will get AIADMK symbol 'two leaves'? EC begins hearing
O Panneerselvam or VK Sasikala – who will get AIADMK symbol 'two leaves'? EC begins hearing

The EC on Wednesday began hearing a dispute between the O Panneerselvam and Sasikala Natarajan-led factions over their claim of being the lawful claimant to the AIADMK party's poll symbol - Two Leaves.

Karnataka govt files review plea in Supreme Court in J Jayalalithaa DA case
Karnataka govt files review plea in Supreme Court in J Jayalalithaa DA case

The Karnataka government on Tuesday moved the Supreme Court seeking a review of its verdict by which it had abated the proceedings in the disproportionate assets case against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister late J Jayalalithaa.

Cauvery dispute: SC directs Karnataka to release 2000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu, to begin final hearing from July 11
Cauvery dispute: SC directs Karnataka to release 2000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu, to begin final hearing from July 11

The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Karnataka government to release at least 2,000 cusecs of Cauvery river water to Tamil Nadu on a daily basis.