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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.

Sasikala banners removed, but AIADMK merger stuck on CM’s post
Thu, Apr 27, 2017

OPS wanted Sasikala’s banners removed as pre-condition

Sukma attack: ‘If jawans are not safe, how can they protect others?’
Wed, Apr 26, 2017

B Ashok, a relative of Thirumurugan, said he spoke to Thirumurugan Sunday morning. Thirumurugan is survived by his wife T Selvi and two daughters, 11 and 10, and a son, 7.

Madras HC blocks TN bid to reclassify highway stretches as local roads
Wed, Apr 26, 2017

The Tamil Nadu government tried to argue that the move to reclassify the roads was aimed at changing their nomenclature.

Remove Sasikala kin from AIADMK before talks: O Panneerselvam camp
Tue, Apr 25, 2017

Palaniswami faction calls it stalling of merger talks between the two factions.

Centre trying to turn country into Hindia: DMK leader Stalin
Mon, Apr 24, 2017

Stalin recalled that Tamil Nadu has always stood up to the domination of an external language over the state’s mother tongue.

Can’t give verdict on communal consideration: Madras HC pulls up trial court judge
Sun, Apr 23, 2017

The court ruled that they are from a particular criminal community whose main occupation is stealing and dacoity.

Tamil Nadu deal closer: OPS back as CM and EPS as AIADMK chief
Sat, Apr 22, 2017

Tamil Nadu deal: According to sources, what forced the ruling faction to give up the post of chief minister was the “vulnerable state of the government”.

Tamil Nadu: Stage set for AIADMK merger, but war of words erupts between factions
Fri, Apr 21, 2017

The AIADMK (Amma) camp clarified that they had set up a panel to hold talks with the Panneerselvam camp, but without any conditions.

Delhi fright led CM Edappadi K Palaniswami camp to OPS
Thu, Apr 20, 2017

DMK’s Opposition leader M K Stalin urged Speaker P Dhanapal to immediately convene the Assembly. He said the government is in a “coma” and there is no discussion on public issues.

Will step away if it helps party, says Dinakaran
Thu, Apr 20, 2017

A team of Delhi Police left Dinakaran’s home late on Wednesday evening, They have reportedly served him summons to appear before the team probing the bribery case in Chanakyapuri.

Sasikala, Dinakaran ousted as AIADMK factions bury hatchet
Wed, Apr 19, 2017

AIADMK sources told The Indian Express that the decision to “keep out” Sasikala and Dinakaran was taken during a meeting held at the residence of Chief Minister E K Palaniswam

Dinakaran faces arrest, AIADMK floats merger plan
Tue, Apr 18, 2017

A senior minister told The Indian Express that Dinakaran may resign on Tuesday after meeting Sasikala, who is lodged in a Bengaluru jail.

Efforts to ‘save’ AIADMK: Ministers ask Sasikala relative to ‘step down’
Sun, Apr 16, 2017

A group of ministers has suggested Tamil Nadu’s ruling AIADMK deputy general secretary TTV Dinakaran to step down. Multiple sources said that the suggestion was made “to save the party” when the ministers met him on Friday. The group cited the Centre’s wrath that the party was facing since Sasikala’s family took over AIADMK’s control […]

CPM, Left to attend DMK meet on Tamil Nadu farmers
Sun, Apr 16, 2017

On Saturday, CPI(M) state secretary G Ramakrishnan confirmed that the party’s executive council has decided to participate in the meeting.

The python hunters
Sun, Apr 16, 2017

Celebrated in Florida for helping in the fight against its invasive Burmese python problem, Vadivel Gopal and Masi Sadayan are back. And back to being two ordinary Irula snake-catchers. Or, are they?