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Tamil Nadu Congress chief Elangovan resigns over ‘differences with Rahul’
Sun, Jun 26, 2016

“He has informed the leadership that he would continue as a humble party worker,” said a senior leader.

Why Elangovan’s resignation would be suicidal for Tamil Nadu Congress
Sat, Jun 25, 2016

How was Elangovan different from his predecessors? Possibly because he was the only one who always stood alone, like V M Sudheeran in Kerala, but a man with more political integrity than Sudheeran.

Female Infosys employee hacked to death in Chennai railway station
Sat, Jun 25, 2016

She was waiting to board a train when a young man attacked her with a sickle, eyewitnesses said. This is the sixth murder in the city in four weeks. Five of the murders took place in public view.

Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Convict seeks info on Dutt’s early release, Yerwada jail officials to consider plea
Fri, Jun 24, 2016

Yerwada authorities have agreed to hear Perarivalan’s plea after dismissing it twice in the past three months.

Ahead of civic polls, Jayalalithaa govt plans direct election of Mayors
Thu, Jun 23, 2016

S P Velumani said the system will function better if the Mayor of a corporation has support of a majority of councillors.

Tirupati encounter victim’s wife challenges SIT’s report
Tue, Jun 21, 2016

Muniyammal, wife of A Sasi Kumar, who was killed in the encounter, appeared before the Tirupati court Monday to challenge the closure report and seek a copy of it.

Kerala: CPM MLA’s heated TV debate with Dalit activist – viral response
Mon, Jun 20, 2016

The activist, Mrudula Devi, later thanked Facebook for being the only portal that keeps the Dalit stories unedited when mainstream media fails.

Connoisseur & Smuggler:The 84-year-old art dealer and his collection of ‘stolen’ idols in Chennai
Mon, Jun 20, 2016

R Nagaswamy, former director of Tamil Nadu Archaeology Department who accompanied the raid team, estimates that many idols were centuries old and estimated their value at several million rupees.

Jaya greets Clinton on her nomination as first woman candidate in US history
Fri, Jun 17, 2016

In her message to Clinton, Jayalalithaa said, “in creating history, you have given voice and hope to the cause of women empowerment across the world.”

Serious efforts on to bring Nokia back: Tamil Nadu Governor
Fri, Jun 17, 2016

Rosaiah said Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa had deputed a team of officials to Taiwan to hold discussions with companies, including Foxconn, an ancillary firm that was shut following closure of Nokia’s Chennai operations.

Tamil Nadu lawyers protest Madras HC decision to discipline them
Wed, Jun 15, 2016

Madras HC lawyers will not boycott court proceedings since they “believe in negotiations and engagement” with the authorities, but thousands of litigants in lower courts will suffer.

Is Karunanidhi toying with another anti language stir, this time against Sanskrit?
Tue, Jun 14, 2016

Raising the threat of anti-Sanskrit agitation, Karunanidhi invokes memories of anti-Hindi agitation that shaped his political career.

25th ‘arrest’ anniversary of A G Perarivalan: Is there still hope for the convict in Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination?
Mon, Jun 13, 2016

As the rally started peacefully from the dusty stadium corner, people from various sections marched on foot along with hundreds of motorcycles.

Jayalalithaa to meet PM Modi Tuesday: As BJP eyes alliance with AIADMK, Tamil Nadu CM to push for funds
Mon, Jun 13, 2016

Her previous visit was in June 2014, immediately after the victory of the NDA government.

Chennai: Police exhume body of MBBS student who ‘died a day after hair transplant’
Sun, Jun 12, 2016

P Santhosh Kumar, 22, a final-year MBBS student of Madras Medical College, underwent a Robotic Hair Transplant procedure in a salon on May 15 in Nungambakkam and died a day later.

Tamil Nadu: School teacher burns camphor powder on students’ feet as punishment
Sat, Jun 11, 2016

She punished them for failing to answer questions during the inspection of an Assistant Education Officer

Missing film producer: ‘Madhan took crores in lieu of admission in SRM group colleges’
Sat, Jun 11, 2016

Missing film producer: ‘Madhan took crores in lieu of admission in SRM group colleges’

Chennai: Participants fall in river as bridge collapses near Pinkathon venue
Mon, Jun 06, 2016

A senior media consultant, who was a participant, said that at least 30 people fell into the Cooum canal when the bridge collapsed.

Tamil producer missing, TN police in Varanasi
Sat, Jun 04, 2016

Madhan’s wife filed the complaint after his car was found abandoned at the Chennai international airport.

Tamil Nadu: Idol smuggling racket busted
Sat, Jun 04, 2016

The Idol Wing had busted the racket on May 31, arresting three persons — alleged agents who sold stolen items in Mumbai.

Tamil Nadu: 2 students electrocuted while trying to pluck mangoes, 12 others injured
Mon, May 30, 2016

The accident happened when the bus carrying 62 students was returning to Madurai after an excursion.

In rare thaw, Jayalalithaa thanks Stalin for attending function
Wed, May 25, 2016

A day after controversy over Stalin being allotted a back-row seat at the venue of her swearing-in ceremony, Jayalalithaa said there was no intention to show disrespect to him or his party.

Challenges for Jayalalithaa: Revenue losses and a strong Opposition
Tue, May 24, 2016

The people's verdict has been decisive but what remain uncertain is the state's financial status—it’s economy has seen the steepest rise in debt, about 92 per cent, according to various reports, in the last five years.

CM Jayalalithaa day 1: Phased ban on liquor, loan waiver
Tue, May 24, 2016

Minutes after taking charge as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister for a consecutive second term, J Jayalalithaa on Monday announced a list of government schemes in keeping with her campaign promises.

The others who died with Rajiv Gandhi: Families talk of struggle, neglect
Sun, May 22, 2016

Most of them were reluctant to talk. Many complained of indifference and neglect.

Jaya to meet Governor today, swearing-in likely on May 23
Sat, May 21, 2016

The date will be formally announced by the governor on Saturday.

Tamil Nadu: Late Opposition surge but by then Amma welfare net had hauled in rich catch
Fri, May 20, 2016

The AIADMK swept most of the seats in several pockets, including the politically sensitive Kongu belt comprising six districts with a sizeable share of OBC-Gounder votes.

DMDK-led third front draws a blank, Vijayakanth defeated
Fri, May 20, 2016

‘Coalition morale suffered after Vaiko refused to contest’

Banking on Stalin, DMK too claims win, emerges as strong Opposition
Fri, May 20, 2016

With nearly 90 seats in the state assembly, and nearing 100 if ally Congress’s eight are taken into account — actually gave DMK a morale boost after facing a series of electoral setbacks since the 2011 assembly polls.

The Alagiri factor: DMK loses eight of 10 seats in Madurai region
Fri, May 20, 2016

Alagiri denied any role in role in defeating his father’s party, saying he was not interested in politics now.

Jayalalithaa bucks anti-incumbency trend, writing on wall at her huge rallies
Fri, May 20, 2016

Apart from her government’s achievements and sops, what helped Jayalalithaa was the multi-cornered fight, especially the presence of the Vijayakanth-led PWF-TMC alliance that appears to have split DMK votes.

Puducherry is Congress’ consolation win
Fri, May 20, 2016

In alliance with DMK, party avenges 2011 defeat at the hands of Rangasamy, who had quit Congress

The Jayalalithaa model works: Power to the people and freebies for the poor
Thu, May 19, 2016

Those who persisted in believing that the AIADMK would prevail were the people who live in the villages, the auto drivers and tea makers who have no access to Twitter or Whatsapp or any forms of social media.

Sadiq Batcha suicide case: 5 yrs on, youth says he killed A Raja’s aide with top cop’s help
Thu, May 19, 2016

Prabhakaran alleged that he murdered Batcha along with the then state police intelligence chief Jaffer Sait and Raja's close relative Paramesh Kumar in March 201.

Jaya’s camp starts to plan for swearing-in, Stalin’s team debates over venue
Thu, May 19, 2016

Since the exit polls shut out the party, a few AIADMK leaders from the districts have shown signs of nerves, calling up journalists about trends.

How Jaya and Karunanidhi campaigned in the 2016 Assembly polls
Wed, May 18, 2016

34 years after she became a member of AIADMK, Jayalalithaa has remained a crowd-puller in the 2016 assembly elections with thousands of people thronging to her rallies.