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Sasikala's nephew TTV Dinakaran takes charge as AIADMK Deputy General Secretary
Sasikala's nephew TTV Dinakaran takes charge as AIADMK Deputy General Secretary, says anger against party is artificial

AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikala had appointed her nephew Dinakaran as party deputy general secretary on February 15, ahead of surrendering before the court.

Nine Pudukottai district fishermen held for using banned fishing nets

Nine fishermen from this district were arrested for allegedly using "banned fishing nets" while fishing off Pudukudi coast here on Thursday, marine police said.

MK Stalin leaves for Delhi, to meet Prez over Tamil Nadu trust vote
MK Stalin leaves for Delhi, to meet Prez over Tamil Nadu trust vote

DMK working president MK Stalin today left for New Delhi to meet President Pranab Mukherjee to apprise him of the incidents that unfolded during the February 18 trust vote.

Edappadi K Palaniswami regime will not be able to fulfil promises: MK Stalin

MK Stalin said he would head a DMK delegation to Delhi tomorrow to submit a memorandum to President Pranab Mukherjee.

Sasikala would be awarded life-term if proper probe is conducted into Jayalalithaa's death, indicates MK Stalin
Sasikala would be awarded life-term if proper probe is conducted into Jayalalithaa's death, indicates MK Stalin

DMK chief Stalin had said on February 19 that passing of trust vote after forcible en-masse eviction of his party legislators from the Assembly was against the traditions and House rules.

High Court asks DMK to substantiate claim on trust vote

The Madras High Court today directed the DMK to produce video clippings or any other recordings to substantiate its claim that the trust vote on February 18 was in contravention of the Assembly rules.

PETA to move SC against Jallikattu, Kambala

In a bid to put an end to the bull-taming sport of Tamil Nadu, Jallikattu, and the buffalo race of Karnataka, Kambala, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) on Wednesday said it will move the Supreme Court challenging the legislation passed by the assemblies of both states for having allowed these sports.

Madras High Court seeks video proof of Tamil Nadu CM Edapadi Palaniswami's trust vote

The Madras High Court on Wednesday sought credible evidence to prove that the AIADMK MLAs were held captive in a resort in Kuvathoor and also the video evidence of the proceedings in the Tamil Nadu Assembly during Chief Minister`s Edapadi Palaniswami`s trust vote.

'Cyanide' Mallika, Sasikala's dangerous neighbour in Bengaluru prison, shifted
'Cyanide' Mallika, Sasikala's dangerous neighbour in Bengaluru prison, shifted

'Cyanide' Mallika, a convicted serial killer who was lodged in a cell next to the one in which AIADMK leader VK Sasikala has been put in Parappana Agrahara central prison, has now been shifted, reports said on Wednesday.

Relief for CM Palaniswami, Madras HC asks DMK to produce evidence on TN assembly ruckus
Relief for CM Palaniswami, Madras HC asks DMK to produce evidence on TN assembly ruckus

The Madras High Court on Wednesday adjourned the DMK petition challenging Edappadi K Palaniswami's winning trust vote in the Tamil Nadu assembly till Monday.

Tamil Nadu power tussle: MK Stalin-led DMK begins hunger strike against CM Palaniswami's trust vote
Tamil Nadu power tussle: MK Stalin-led DMK begins hunger strike against CM Palaniswami's trust vote

DMK Working President MK Stalin along with party leaders on Wednesday began their day-long hunger strike protest in Tiruchi against the forcible eviction of party MLAs from Tamil Nadu assembly during the trust vote on February 18. 

Trust vote: DMK to move no-confidence motion against Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker P Dhanapal
Trust vote: DMK to move no-confidence motion against Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker P Dhanapal

On Saturday, amidst chaotic scenes involving DMK which eventually led to eviction of its members enmasse, the Palaniswami government won the trust vote by the huge margin.

Sengottaiyan to lead Jaya birthday celebrations on Feb 24

 AIADMK Presidium Chairman KA Sengottaiyan will lead the 69th birthday celebrations of former party chief and late J Jayalalithaa, on February 24.

Tamil Nadu power tussle: Madras High Court to hear DMK plea challenging EK Palaniswami's trust vote
Tamil Nadu power tussle: Madras High Court to hear DMK plea challenging EK Palaniswami's trust vote

The Madras High Court will on Tuesday hear a petition moved by Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) demanding that Chief Minister EK Palaniswami`s trust vote in the Tamil Nadu State Assembly be declared null and void.

DMK will bring no-confidence motion against Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker: MK Stalin

Stalin on Monday called all to join DMK's hunger protests on February 22.

'TN govt will herald new era of development under guidance of Sasikala'

With a "stable" government in place, Tamil Nadu will see a new era of development to realise late J Jayalalithaa's dreams under the guidance of V K Sasikala, senior AIADMK leader Thambidurai said today.

Chennai shocker: 3-year-old girl sexually assaulted, killed; body found in dump yard
Chennai shocker: 3-year-old girl sexually assaulted, killed; body found in dump yard

The girl went missing from her house in the 26th Block of Tsunami Quarters in Ennore on Saturday evening. 

Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami takes charge, announces five major sops for women, fishermen
Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami takes charge, announces five major sops for women, fishermen

Newly-sworn in Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami announced a series of sops on Monday, that were a part of AIADMK's poll promise, on his first day in office. 

DMK moves Madras HC against Palaniswami's trust vote, hearing tomorrow
DMK moves Madras HC against Palaniswami's trust vote, hearing tomorrow

: The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Monday approached the Madras High Court demanding that Chief Minister EK Palaniswami`s trust vote in the State Assembly be declared null and void.

DMK approaches Madras High Court on trust vote

Earlier, DMK leader MK Stalin had urged the Tamil Nadu Governor to nullify the Assembly proceedings of Saturday when Palaniswami won the confidence vote amid bedlam.
 

Supreme Court to hear plea on Cauvery dispute between Tamil Nadu, Karnataka today
Supreme Court to hear plea on Cauvery dispute between Tamil Nadu, Karnataka today

The Supreme Court will on Monday hear the plea regarding the dispute on Cauvery river between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. 

Governor seeks report on Tamil Nadu Assembly incidents during trust vote
Governor seeks report on Tamil Nadu Assembly incidents during trust vote

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami had on Saturday comfortably won the vote of confidence in the state Assembly.

DMK urges Governor to 'nullify' trust vote; To stage fast on Feb 22

DMK today appealed to Tamil Nadu Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao to "nullify" the vote of confidence won by Sasikala loyalist E K Palaniswami, alleging it was adopted by contravening the rules of the state Assembly.

AIADMK MLA says he is receiving threat calls
AIADMK MLA says he is receiving threat calls

A local AIADMK MLA today alleged he was receiving threat calls over phone for voting in favour of Edappadi K Palaniswami government in the Assembly.

Tamil Nadu crisis: CM Palaniswami calls on Governor Rao, holds brief discussion
Tamil Nadu crisis: CM Palaniswami calls on Governor Rao, holds brief discussion

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, along with his cabinet colleagues on Sunday called on Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao at the Raj Bhavan here.

Tamil Nadu crisis: Panneerselvam meets Governor, DMK calls for statewide hunger strike on Feb 22
Tamil Nadu crisis: Panneerselvam meets Governor, DMK calls for statewide hunger strike on Feb 22

DMK has announced a statewide hunger strike on February 22 against the trust vote in Tamil Nadu assembly.

FIR filed against DMK leader Stalin for protest against trust vote at Chennai's Marina Beach
FIR filed against DMK leader Stalin for protest against trust vote at Chennai's Marina Beach

The Chennai Police has registered a First Information Report (FIR) against DMK Working President and Leader of the Opposition MK Stalin for holding a protest in Chennai on Saturday. 

Subramanian Swamy attacks DMK for TN assembly ruckus, hails Guv for appointing Palaniswami as CM
Subramanian Swamy attacks DMK for TN assembly ruckus, hails Guv for appointing Palaniswami as CM

Blaming the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) for the ruckus that took place in the Tamil Nadu Assembly during the floor test, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Sunday said that DMK MLAs were the ones who created chaos in the assembly while AIADMK MLAs sat quietly.

Floor test in absence of DMK members unconstitutional: MK Stalin
Floor test in absence of DMK members unconstitutional: MK Stalin

"The agenda of the Speaker is to go ahead with voting and announce that the Chief Minister has succeeded in getting the confidence of the House, in the absence of the DMK members. This is totally a foul play and unconstitutional," the letter stated.

Sasikala's vow has been fulfilled: Tamil Nadu CM
Sasikala's vow has been fulfilled: Tamil Nadu CM

Palaniswami was apparently referring to Sasikala's earlier assertion that Jayalalithaa's government would continue in the state.