Arun Janardhanan


Presidential poll: AIADMK ruling faction to support NDA candidate
Thu, Jun 22, 2017

However, the statement was not aired in the party’s mouthpiece Jaya TV, which is under the control of the Sasikala faction led by T T V Dinakaran. Out of the 50 AIADMK MPs in both houses, only three are supporting Dinakaran.

Stop slamming Sasikala or face boycott, 33 AIADMK MLAs to tell TN CM
Tue, Jun 13, 2017

“We will ask the CM to withdraw statements issued by the minister against Sasikala and Dinakaran. If he refuses, we plan to boycott Assembly sessions,” said one senior legislator

Sasikala camp claims more MLAs, Stalin asks: Will govt stay till June 14?
Wed, Jun 07, 2017

Reacting to Stalin’s statement, state Finance Minister D Jayakumar, who is acting as spokesperson for the Palaniswami camp, maintained that there is no threat to the government’s stability.

Kiran Bedi’s conduct unbecoming: Puducherry CM V Narayanasamy
Tue, Jun 06, 2017

In the Assembly, Narayanasamy insisted that Bedi has to work according to the advice of the council of ministers.

TTV Dinakaran to wait ‘two months’, many MLAs back Sasikala camp
Tue, Jun 06, 2017

Dinakaran, who was released on bail from Delhi’s Tihar Jail on Thursday in a case of alleged bribery and reached Chennai on Saturday, visited Sasikala in Bengaluru jail Monday

From Chennai, Opposition leaders ask Modi: What happened to promises you made?
Sun, Jun 04, 2017

Karunanidhi Birthday turns Opposition Unity Platform.

Tamil Nadu feels cattle rule, vigilante pinch in markets
Sat, Jun 03, 2017

M Ramakrishnan, a farmer from Tirupur district who used to do business in both Pollachi and Puliampatti cattle markets in southern Tamil Nadu, asked where would cattle sellers go now.

Elephant kills minor girl, three others in TN
Sat, Jun 03, 2017

According to police officials, the tusker came out of the reserve forest in the early hours of Friday and “accidentally” trampled to death 12-year-old Gayathri, who was sleeping outside her house.

IIT Madras students seek action against scholar’s attackers
Thu, Jun 01, 2017

They asked the administration to look at CCTV footage of the campus hospital. They alleged that Manish had also threatened another student, Justin Joseph.

Under PM Modi, states reduced to municipalities: M K Stalin
Thu, Jun 01, 2017

Leading an agitation in Chennai against the new rules, Stalin alleged that the Modi regime is taking away the freedom of people and asked what is the point in claiming that India is independent.

Chennai: Infosys techie found dead
Thu, Jun 01, 2017

An Infosys official said Arunachalam was naked when he was found. “He was not wearing clothes and two bedsheets covered him.” He said the 30-year-old was rushed to hospital where doctors declared him brought dead.

Ban on sale for slaughter at animal markets: Madras High Court stays Centre’s cattle order
Wed, May 31, 2017

Petitioners cite federalism, right to choice of food; notices issued to Centre, Tamil Nadu govt, told to respond within 4 weeks

IIT-Madras student attacked for taking part in beef fest
Wed, May 31, 2017

With his right eye severely injured, R Sooraj, a PhD scholar in aerospace engineering, was first taken to the campus hospital.

Rajinikanth firms up political plans, looks at leaders to induct in outfit
Mon, May 29, 2017

The BJP has been wooing the star and has extended him an invite to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi.

Is BJP filling the political vacuum in Tamil Nadu and Kerala?
Fri, May 26, 2017

Jayalalithaa’s death at the end of last year has weakened her party in Tamil Nadu, pushed the state into a seemingly endless political crisis as well as created a vacuum in the leadership.

Amid party revolt, Tamil Nadu CM to meet PM Modi
Tue, May 23, 2017

A source said that former cabinet minister Senthil Balaji met Palaniswami on Monday along with P Palaniappan and demanded immediate reshuffle in the state cabinet to accommodate them.

No invites to BJP, top Opposition leaders to attend Karunanidhi’s 94th birthday
Tue, May 23, 2017

Stalin said that Karunanidhi, who has retired from active politics, is unlikely to participate in the event. “He will be able to attend the function only if his doctors allow.”

Tamil outfit condemns Rajinikant’s possible entry into politics
Tue, May 23, 2017

The protest came as sources close to Rajinikanth confirmed his possible trip to Delhi this week on BJP’s invitation.

Rajinikanth’s next move could be meeting PM Modi
Sun, May 21, 2017

The BJP would ideally hope to form a wider alliance in Tamil Nadu with both factions of the AIADMK and possibly Rajinikanth too on board.

Actor Rajinikanth won’t join BJP, new outfit likely, may team up later: Aide
Sat, May 20, 2017

The source added, “He said it in his speech today — it was not his (politically) indecisive or confused words.”

In fresh hint at joining politics, Rajinikanth tells fans to be ready for ‘war’
Sat, May 20, 2017

Rajinikanth also asserted his Tamil identity, calling the people of Tamil Nadu “God”, who made him the star he is today.

Govt trying to silence my voice, will still speak, write: P Chidambaram
Wed, May 17, 2017

The Congress said “revenge has become the DNA of the BJP government”, but none of its leaders or those in the opposition would be deterred out of “fear of the politics of revenge and vendetta.”

Rajinikanth On Joining Politics: ‘Will be true to whatever role God makes me perform’
Tue, May 16, 2017

“A section of my fans aspires to be in politics for monetary gain. If I enter politics, I will not keep them anywhere close to my circle," said Rajinikanth

Transport strike across Tamil Nadu, buses go off roads
Tue, May 16, 2017

The unions want the government to address issues such as low wages and stoppage of benefits for pensioners for the last three years.

Justice Karnan might have crossed Indian border early today, says aide
Fri, May 12, 2017

While Kumar claimed that Justice Karnan might have crossed Indian borders to "Nepal or Bangladesh", he refused to elaborate on the route and details, especially as a road route from Chennai to any Indian border will take a minimum journey of 36 hours.

To arrest Justice CS Karnan, Kolkata Police arrive in Chennai, then leave for Andhra Pradesh
Fri, May 12, 2017

A police source said although they had information that the judge had left the guesthouse, there was no confirmed report of his arrival in Kalahasti.

An Islamic State Diary
Wed, May 10, 2017

Here are the edited excerpts from Yahiya’s messages published by The Indian Express in a three part series in May 2017

How can SC issue gag order… I am like Ambedkar’s adopted son, says Justice Karnan
Fri, May 12, 2017

The Supreme Court on Tuesday barred the media from publishing any orders passed by Karnan.

Justice C S Karnan, controversy his middle name
Fri, May 12, 2017

Justice C S Karnan profile: From storming courtrooms to abusing chief justices and accusing fellow judges of dominating Dalits, Justice Karnan courted several controverises in Madras High Court before his jail sentence

TN minister’s aide found dead, police suspect he was poisoned
Tue, May 09, 2017

Last month, I-T officials had raided Subramanian’s house along with Vijayabaskar’s.

An Islamic State Diary: ‘Pakistan like Iraq, history will repeat…’
Thu, May 04, 2017

“The more you control and put pressure upon Muslims, the more hatred you are creating in the hearts of young people”

An Islamic State Diary: ‘There are many Indians… but are advised not to stay together’
Wed, May 03, 2017

In his messages, Yahiya admitted that he knew at least two people who are under investigation by the NIA for “instigating” Indian youth to join IS.

An Islamic State Diary: Days before report of his death, he wrote: ‘Not a fly has been affected by MOAB’
Tue, May 02, 2017

Some Murtad Shia (a Muslim who has rejected Islam) asked us, ‘Are you going to Islamic State?’

Tamil Nadu: Man accused in murder of guard at Jayalalithaa estate killed in accident
Sun, Apr 30, 2017

Kanagaraj was reported dead in an accident early Saturday morning

Mergers: Bank union disagrees with RBI governor’s stand
Fri, Apr 28, 2017

History is replete with examples of failed mergers, it added. “In fact, most mergers do not yield the desired synergy and end up in fiasco.

EC bribery case: Dinakaran taken to Chennai, cops look for direct evidence
Fri, Apr 28, 2017

A top police official said that there was no direct evidence to link Dinakaran with Sukesh Chandrasekhar, the alleged middleman in the bribery case and the Rs 1.3 crore recovered from him.