Arun Janardhanan


M K Stalin heir but no plan to retire, says DMK chief M Karunanidhi
Fri, Oct 21, 2016

While referring to Stalin as his biggest support and praising him for his long political career, the DMK chief was clear about his elder son and former Union minister M K Alagiri.

Amma’s image before him, OPS chairs a ‘long’ cabinet meeting
Thu, Oct 20, 2016

Jayalalithaa, he said, was keeping abreast of the proceedings of Wednesday’s meeting from her hospital bed.

Eighth arrest in Tamil Nadu over Jayalalithaa health rumours: This time a grocery shop owner
Wed, Oct 19, 2016

Apollo Hospital did not release any medical bulletins regarding Jayalalithaa's health in the past few days.

When Rahul Gandhi visited Jayalalithaa and left without meeting Karunanidhi
Wed, Oct 19, 2016

Congress sources said the trip was meant to send a political message to both the DMK and Jayalalithaa’s AIADMK. “It was political calculation couched in political courtesy,” a leader said.

Karunanidhi’s wife visits hospital, meets close Jayalalithaa aide
Sat, Oct 15, 2016

According to sources, Ammal, also the mother of DMK leader Kanimozhi, spent a few minutes with Sasikala Natarajan, close aide of Jayalalithaa, at the hospital.

Jayalalithaa’s health: Why meeting between Karunanidhi’s wife Ammal and Sasikala at hospital is a friendly gesture
Fri, Oct 14, 2016

While the office of Karunanidhi refused to confirm the news, party sources said Ammal had been waiting for the green signal to meet Sasikala.

Why it’s OPS who’s standing in for Jayalalithaa, once again
Thu, Oct 13, 2016

Twice interim CM, now in charge of her portfolios, O Panneerselvam has her faith and is never seen making a fuss, even when he is out of favour.

Four unique facts about Panneerselvam, the lieutenant of AIADMK
Wed, Oct 12, 2016

Hailing from a middle-class family in Periyakulam in Theni district, Panneerselvam may be one of the few such leaders who could claim a longer legacy in the party compared to many others.

J Jayalalithaa’s portfolios go to O Panneerselvam, as per her advice: Raj Bhavan
Wed, Oct 12, 2016

Jayalalithaa has been in Chennai’s Apollo Hospital since September 22.

Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa on respiratory support, under watch of intensivists: hospital
Wed, Oct 12, 2016

Kerala Governor P Sathasivam, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi were among the high-profile guests who visited the hospital Monday.

Techie among 2 held for spreading rumours about Jayalalithaa’s health
Wed, Oct 12, 2016

According to an investigator involved in the case, those arrested are Satish Kumar (26), an MCA graduate, and Madasamy (25).

Prayers for Amma: A day in the life of Jayalalithaa supporters outside Apollo Hospital, Chennai
Mon, Oct 10, 2016

With AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa admitted in a hospital in Chennai, her supporters anxiously wait, in between prayers, political gossip and quick naps, for news of their ‘Amma’. “Amma nalla irukkaanga (Amma is fine)” is all they want to hear

Jayalalithaa still in hospital, but AIADMK might not go for an interim CM; this is why
Fri, Oct 07, 2016

Speaking to The Indian Express, a senior leader said the government will be ruled efficiently as long as Amma is ‘here around.’

Madras HC dismisses plea seeking information on Jayalalithaa’s health
Fri, Oct 07, 2016

The court said the petitioner seeking a photographic proof of Jayalalithaa from the hospital is also not justified.

Madras HC quashes notification for Tamil Nadu civic polls
Wed, Oct 05, 2016

A single-judge bench asked the State Election Commission to issue a fresh notification and complete the poll process by December this year.

Madras HC asks Tamil Nadu govt to submit info about Jayalalithaa’s health
Thu, Oct 06, 2016

The development comes 12 days after Jayalalithaa was admitted to Apollo Hospital in Chennai after complaints of fever and dehydration.

Jayalalithaa’s health continues to improve, says Apollo Hospital
Thu, Oct 06, 2016

Stating that a team of doctors is monitoring her treatment, the bulletin said Jayalalithaa has been advised to remain in hospital for the time being.

Acting Tamil Nadu Governor Vidyasagar Rao meets Jayalalithaa’s doctors
Tue, Oct 04, 2016

The visit gains significance at a time when there is an intensified concern about the health of Jayalalithaa, who has been hospitalised since September 22.

Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa in hospital, cadres pray for her recovery
Tue, Oct 04, 2016

A health bulletin issued by the hospital late Thursday night said she has responded well to the treatment.

Karunanidhi demands Tamil Nadu government release photo of Jayalalithaa to end rumours
Mon, Oct 03, 2016

Karunanidhi also demanded the state governor ensure a transparent system to inform people about Jayalalithaa’s actual health status.

Never thought of Oscars, says Auto driver M Chandrakumar whose book inspired India’s entry
Thu, Sep 29, 2016

Tamil film Visaranai, directed by Vetrimaran and produced by Dhanush, is India's official entry for Academy Awards 2017 in the Foreign Language Film category.

Murder of Hindu Munnani leader: Probe transferred to CB-CID
Thu, Sep 29, 2016

Sources said the decision came from the highest levels of the state government after the BJP escalated the issue.

Jayalalithaa on normal diet, under observation: hospital
Fri, Sep 30, 2016

News of her ill health and possibilities of her being shifted to Singapore for advanced treatment were doing the rounds on social media as well as on a television channel.

Sasikumar murder: Heavy security deployed in Coimbatore
Sun, Sep 25, 2016

No violent incidents were reported and the situation was peaceful on Saturday.

Smartphone emits smoke in Chennai-bound IndiGo aircraft, DGCA summons company
Sat, Sep 24, 2016

According to a senior DGCA official, a Samsung Note 2 emitted smoke after reportedly catching fire.

Swathi murder accused’s ‘suicide’: Madras HC wants 4-member team to conduct ‘fair’ autopsy
Tue, Sep 20, 2016

The court asserted that the doctors should ensure a fair postmortem without leaving any room for complaints or grievances.

Chennai: Swathi murder accused ‘commits suicide’ in prison
Mon, Sep 19, 2016

Police and prison sources said P Ramkumar, a 24-year-old graduate in mechanical engineering, killed himself by biting a live electric wire concealed in a switch board.

Rajiv Gandhi assassination convict attacked in jail
Wed, Sep 14, 2016

A senior prison official said the inmate attacked Perarivalan because he thought he had complained against him.

‘Buses had Karnataka numbers, were torched as I am a Tamil’
Wed, Sep 14, 2016

Speaking to The Indian Express from Bengaluru, Natarajan said the mob first destroyed all the CCTV cameras.

8,856 ‘enemies of state’: An entire village in Tamil Nadu lives under shadow of sedition
Mon, Sep 12, 2016

Protesters, including Udayakumar, were also accused of taking funds from the Church to lead the agitation.

Cauvery water dispute: In Tamil Nadu, farmers say even SC-allocated share inadequate
Wed, Sep 07, 2016

Hundreds of government buses of both states have stopped inter-state services following attacks on vehicles in border areas.

Men who attacked Lankan diplomat in Malaysia had come for Mahinda Rajapakse
Wed, Sep 07, 2016

A group of Tamils with alleged links to LTTE had assaulted the Sri Lankan high commissioner to Malaysia - Ibrahim Sahib Ansar - on Sunday, in a restricted area of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

Why Karnataka is wrong — yet again — on the Cauvery issue?
Tue, Sep 06, 2016

The SC had directed the Karnataka government to release 15,000 cusecs of water from the Cauvery to Tamil Nadu daily for the next 10 days to ensure the survival of the samba crops in Tamil Nadu.

Kerala police probe Islamic preacher who advises ‘shun non-Muslims’
Tue, Sep 06, 2016

Shamsudheen Fareed, 42, runs a madrasa in Kannur where he teaches the Qur’an to some 20 students besides delivering speeches across the state.

Four states, four governments, 100 days
Fri, Sep 02, 2016

How the beginning has been for govts in Assam, Bengal, Kerala and Tamil Nadu, which have either reached or are on the verge of reaching a landmark.

Jayalalithaa govt’s first 100 days: Familiar populist moves but new challenges against a louder Opposition
Fri, Sep 02, 2016

Jayalalithaa has suspended former chief secretary K Gnanadesikan and half a dozen senior IAS officers. It is not yet clear what has soured relations between the government and the top bureaucracy.