Arun Janardhanan

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Tami Nadu: 17 killed in factory blast
Fri, Dec 02, 2016

Major industrial production units, including Neyveli Lignite Corporation in Tamil Nadu and several other units in Kerala are among the clients of Vetrivel Explosives, said an official.

Tamil Nadu: Rs 20 lakh seized from BJP youth leader who backed demonetisation
Thu, Dec 01, 2016

However, BJP state president Tamilisai Soundararajan said the party has removed Arun from the organisational responsibilities.

‘What is a surgical strike?’
Sun, Nov 27, 2016

No work in fields or construction sites, no bank or ATM within 10-km radius, Nelvay village wonders if ‘people up there’ even know about their problems

SRM admission scam: Tamil producer S Madhan who went to ‘attain samadhi’ arrested
Tue, Nov 22, 2016

Madhan had been absconding since May 2016 after allegedly collecting a huge capitation fee from the parents of MBBS aspirants.

RBI head must quit for havoc: Leader of bank officers’ union
Mon, Nov 21, 2016

D Thomas Franco, senior vice president of All India Bank Officers Confederation, says Urjit Patel morally responsible for causing crisis, deaths in country.

Demonetisation effect: Massive layoffs, Tamil Nadu construction workers have no cash or food
Wed, Nov 23, 2016

CREDAI and other sources said nearly 1,000 major projects in Chennai and Kancheepuram districts have been hit.

Rajiv Gandhi assassination: In Nalini Sriharan memoirs, accounts of ‘torture’, meeting with Priyanka
Sun, Nov 20, 2016

Authored in Tamil, the 600-page book will have 100 pages with forewords by leading Tamil politicians, including Vaiko, Thol Thirumavalavan and Seeman.

Chennai: As sales plummet after demonetisation, vendors wait amid rotting produce
Sat, Nov 19, 2016

Wholesale merchants are estimated to have been suffering daily loss of Rs 50 crore while the retail business has come to a standstill.

SBI scraps ‘dhobi ink’ move in Tamil Nadu
Fri, Nov 18, 2016

Until the indelible ink is available, the official said, the bank will continue to exchange notes without tagging the customers.

Indelible India: Inking begins, some banks use ‘dhobi ink’
Thu, Nov 17, 2016

The limit of Rs 4,500 would be reviewed after November 24, said officials.

Tamil Nadu government protests, says cooperative sector ‘crippled’
Thu, Nov 17, 2016

The government said that until the first week of November, cooperative institutions had disbursed only Rs 2,075.41 crore towards crop loans against the targeted sum of Rs 6,000 crore.

In Tamil Nadu garment hub, ‘no cash to even buy tea’
Thu, Nov 17, 2016

Salaries deposited in accounts but long queues outside banks in Tirupur hamper withdrawal; workers say daily routine affected.

Demonetisation: Indelible ink to prevent repeat withdrawals but how isn’t clear
Wed, Nov 16, 2016

However, the latest move in the government’s demonetisation drive was described by a top bank officers’ representative as equivalent to “burning the house to catch a rat”.

Demonetisation: In Chennai, To beat cash limit, they send full teams to bank
Tue, Nov 15, 2016

Politicians, businessmen and lawyers deployed their followers and employees to get around the exchange ceiling in banks.

As tempers rise in TN, banks alert security
Sun, Nov 13, 2016

According to a top SBI official, RBI failed to keep its promise of remittance of Rs 500 crore worth of currency (Rs 100 denomination) on Saturday.

Currency demonetisation: As demand surges, RBI releases soiled Rs 100 notes
Sat, Nov 12, 2016

According to senior officials of banks and RBI officials based in Chennai, the situation was getting worse as they did not have enough currency notes to release through branches or ATMs.

Transgender ‘suicide’: In videos, victim says cops would have to answer to government
Fri, Nov 11, 2016

As she leaves, one of the videos purportedly shows her saying that she will set herself on fire and police will have to answer to the government. Police have not confirmed authenticity of the videos.

Polls scrapped for ‘bribe’, Tamil Nadu voters want written promises
Wed, Nov 09, 2016

As Balaji canvasses in Aravakurichi, which will see a repoll along with Thanjavur on November 19, the voters want him to give signed assurances to fulfill promises made during the election campaign.

Kerala, Tamil Nadu: Of IT couples and empowerment
Mon, Nov 07, 2016

In Kerala, Kuttichira in Kozhikode, one of the earliest settlements of Islam in the state and an area that still follow the matrilineal system, provides a glimpse at conflicting trends in marriage.

Procession for Jayalalithaa’s health: Cop suspended after woman dies in stampede
Fri, Nov 04, 2016

Former AIADMK minister ‘Agri’ S Krishnamurthy had organised the ‘milk pot procession’ at Pachaiamman temple in Tiruvannamalai town on Monday.

All-party meet at DMK HQ discusses Cauvery dispute
Wed, Oct 26, 2016

One of the three resolutions agreed upon was asking the state government to pressure the Centre to constitute a Cauvery management board.

Jayalalithaa is interacting, progressing gradually: Apollo hospital
Sat, Oct 22, 2016

It also stated that Jayalalithaa continued to be under observation for all vital parameters, respiratory support and passive physiotherapy.

Eight killed in medical centre as fire breaks out in cracker unit in Tamil Nadu
Fri, Oct 21, 2016

A senior police officer said the fire was triggered by friction while unloading the firecrackers.

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.’