Arun Janardhanan

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2,000 held as protests over water bring Tamil Nadu to a halt
Sun, Mar 29, 2015

Transport unions, farmers, retailers and traders launched flash protests in Chennai and other cities.

There’s no stopping ‘Traffic’
Sun, Mar 29, 2015

Chennai’s anti-poster campaigner is going strong, into his 80s and past an arrest

Indian-Chinese consortium drags TN to court for scrapping tender
Fri, Mar 27, 2015

The cancellation of the tender started a controversy with the opposition DMK demanding an 'independent probe'.

Tamil Nadu presents tax-free budget with sops, DMK walks out
Thu, Mar 26, 2015

The budget has projected capital expenditure for 2015-2016 at Rs 27,213.17 crore and fiscal deficit is estimated at Rs 31,829.19 crore.

Karat calls for Left unity
Thu, Mar 26, 2015

Prakash Karat said only the Left parties could provide a credible alternative to the rising Right-wing forces in the country.

TN officer who committed suicide was under pressure, says collector
Mon, Mar 23, 2015

While AIADMK leaders refused to say anything on record, they admitted that the party took action against the minister.

AAP workers storm CM house in Tamil Nadu
Sun, Mar 22, 2015

As Panneerselvam’s residence had no security protocol of a CM, the workers managed to enter the compound.

263 days as Aslam Khan
Sun, Mar 22, 2015

Father Alexis Prem Kumar was kidnapped by Taliban in Afghanistan last June. 8 months later, he was freed after govt intervened.

Land Acquisition Bill: Will hurt farmers, says Karunanidhi
Sat, Mar 21, 2015

Karunanidhi said BJP could face downfall in the form of a revolution if people’s aspirations are ignored.

Dalit ‘forced’ to attend ‘peace meet’ with attackers
Fri, Mar 20, 2015

It was a similar peace committee that had forced author Perumal Murugan to sign an affidavit agreeing to withdraw his book.

Explained: A new line
Sun, Mar 15, 2015

Arun Janardhanan explains the features and significance of the railway line that PM Modi inaugurated in northern Sri Lanka on Saturday.

82-year-old activist held, HC slams Chennai cops
Sat, Mar 14, 2015

Ramaswamy was arrested on charges of blocking traffic while he was removing illegally erected political banners.

Hindu outfit attacks Tamil channel’s office
Fri, Mar 13, 2015

Four persons have been arrested so far after the outfit claimed responsibility for the incident.

Tamil Nadu minister sacked for ‘driving’ official to suicide
Sun, Mar 08, 2015

Also known as Agri ‘Krishnamoorthy’, he was removed from the post of AIADMK Tiruvannamalai south secretary.

Don’t play my songs without consent: Ilayaraja to radio, TV channels
Fri, Mar 06, 2015

HC has given specific injunction against four music labels from using his songs for their profits.

Tamil Nadu is No. 1 state in bribing voters: Amit Shah
Fri, Mar 06, 2015

His remarks came in the wake of several petitions filed by the BJP state leadership against the ruling party AIADMK.

Voter hands over Rs 12,000 to EC to prove he was bribed
Thu, Mar 05, 2015

The man had alleged that he received the money at his residence on February 13, the day of polling.

DMK, ADMK to catch them young
Thu, Mar 05, 2015

Tamil Nadu: Eye on 2016 polls, leading parties shift focus on youth votes.

TN again: Writer beaten, slapped with obscenity charge
Mon, Mar 02, 2015

The Writers’ Association in Chennai has organised protests condemning the attack on Murugesan, SP says his writing ‘very bad, vulgar’.

Jayalalithaa thanks Centre for not hiking rail fares, welcomes focus on women safety
Thu, Feb 26, 2015

Jayalalithaa said that it was disappointing that the Railway Minister has not announced new trains.

When Mookan became Omar Khayyam, 34 yrs ago
Fri, Feb 20, 2015

Families in Meenakshipuram, which saw mass conversion in 1981, say they chose Islam to escape caste oppression.

Jaya’s seat retained, her margin bettered
Tue, Feb 17, 2015

Even for rivals of the AIADMK, however, the result was not a surprise.

VS lends Kerala muscle to Vaiko fight against observatory
Mon, Feb 16, 2015

Vaiko has been the face of the anti-observatory protest since the PMO cleared India-based Neutrino Observatory earlier this year.

Document on Tamil refugees asks India, Lanka to assist repatriation
Mon, Feb 16, 2015

Suggests staying in Tamil Nadu, emigrating to a third country as alternatives.

Murugan, wife granted transfer to Chennai
Sat, Feb 14, 2015

Asked for college shift after being hounded for book.

AIADMK using money to win Jaya seat bypoll, says DMK chief
Wed, Feb 11, 2015

DMK chief alleged that second-level officers posted in Srirangam for election duty are doing the ‘job’ for the AIADMK.

Bull’s-eye
Sun, Feb 08, 2015

Distress sales have begun after Pongal last month saw no bull-taming in TN’s jallikattu belt. But Selvam can’t imagine selling the bull he named after his son.

Murugan, wife apply for transfer from college to avoid book row
Wed, Feb 04, 2015

‘Silent operation’ underway to socially isolate author of now-withdrawn book Madhorubhagan

In run-up to bypoll, a groundwork for ’16
Wed, Feb 04, 2015

Srirangam : ‘No one is anxious about outcome... it is all about forging alliances for assembly polls’

Explained: The Sri Lankan Refugee Question
Sat, Jan 31, 2015

Most of the refugees crossed the 29 km of sea from Talaimannar on Mannar Island to Rameshwaram on Pamban Island.

TN Congress chief says good riddance
Sat, Jan 31, 2015

Elangovan said people who leave the party at a crucial stage expose themselves

Jayanthi taxes Congress: Quits party, blames Rahul Gandhi for pushing her to block projects
Sat, Jan 31, 2015

In a strongly-worded letter to Sonia Gandhi, Jayanthi Natarajan has accused of being 'wrongly vilified' in media.

First ‘ghar wapsi’ in Tamil Nadu, 18 Dalit Christians ‘re-converted’
Sat, Jan 31, 2015

Most of the people “re-converted” to Hinduism on Friday were coolies and fishermen.

TN officer says he is a ‘disciple of Jesus’, but does not convert
Fri, Jan 30, 2015

He said he is spreading word of Christ in the same way as he once campaigned for open-source software Linux or Ubuntu.

Stick to development, stop debating Preamble of Constitution: PMK
Fri, Jan 30, 2015

“Socialism and secularism are the fundamental identities of this country and should continue to be so forever", it said.

IAS officer cites Article 25 as TN govt stops him from prayer meets
Wed, Jan 28, 2015

He was warned by the chief secretary against indulging in ‘preaching and propagating’ activities.