Arun Janardhanan


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.

Will reply to high command only: PC son tells state unit
Wed, Jan 28, 2015

He also praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his role behind the success of the BJP.

The Sunday Story: Where the writer died
Sun, Jan 25, 2015

Perumal Murugan based most of his novels on Tiruchengode, the town which now boasts of Namakkal’s trucking business and ‘super’ schools.

Distributors demand their happy ending from Rajinikanth film ‘Lingaa’
Fri, Jan 23, 2015

Distributors in Tamil Nadu are starting an indefinite hunger strike demanding that producers compensate them for losses suffered over Lingaa.

Hardline Lanka Buddhists to launch party, say inspired by BJP, RSS
Tue, Jan 20, 2015

“We wish we had a leader like Narendra Modi,” says chief executive of Bodu Bala Sena (BBS).

The Big Picture: Sri Lanka’s Forever War
Sun, Jan 18, 2015

As a new president takes over in the island country, the Tamils in the north hope things will change.

Govt says he fled but KP is in Jaffna, says healing has begun
Tue, Jan 13, 2015

KP was on most-wanted list of Interpol and CBI after Rajiv Gandhi assassination, was arrested from a hotel in Kuala Lumpur in May 2009.

New Sri Lanka President moves in to negotiate and form cabinet
Sun, Jan 11, 2015

Unlike previous government which had total of 67 ministers, Sirisena may limit his cabinet to 30 ministers.

Sri Lanka ends the Mahinda Raj
Sat, Jan 10, 2015

Sirisena had scripted a sensational win with 6,217,162 votes overall to Mahinda Rajapaksa’s 5,768,090.

How Rajapaksa lost the Muslim vote
Sat, Jan 10, 2015

Sri Lanka has a population of roughly 2 million Muslims of whom about 1.4 million are registered voters.

Security apparatus ensures smooth transition in Colombo
Sat, Jan 10, 2015

Towards the end of the campaigns, this shift was visible in the judiciary and the police as well, analysts said.

Rising tide of anger sinks Rajapaksa’s chances
Sat, Jan 10, 2015

Rajapaksa’s family-centric rule was another major reason for people to turn their backs to him.

Sri Lanka election result: Mahinda Rajapaksa concedes defeat to opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena
Fri, Jan 09, 2015

With final result yet to be declared, Sirisena is expected to be declared winner by around 4,00,000 votes.

Why he wants Rajapaksa out: Tamil CM says no power, my phones tapped
Fri, Jan 09, 2015

As Lanka votes, Wigneswaran says Tamils cannot stay silent politically

Why he wants Rajapaksa out: CM says no power, my phones tapped
Thu, Jan 08, 2015

Along with many other TNA leaders, Wigneswaran hopes that the system will change if Sirisena comes to power.

Meet Rebel No. 1 the night before his day of reckoning
Thu, Jan 08, 2015

Sirisena said if he was elected, Sri Lanka will maintain a good and equal relationship with both countries.

Strongman Rajapaksa faces a fight from old friends as Sri Lanka votes tomorrow
Wed, Jan 07, 2015

Even the Sinhalese-majority provinces, once considered strongholds of Rajapaksa, are now divided between the two contenders.

Case against South Korean MD for ‘manhandling’ Chennai employee
Sun, Jan 04, 2015

The employee who was allegedly manhandled, Bhoopalan, was later taken to hospital.

The sister act
Sun, Jan 04, 2015

Seven members of a family attempted suicide after SC ordered their eviction from Sri Aurobindo Ashram.

Transport strike brings Tamil Nadu to a halt
Mon, Dec 29, 2014

Employees are demanding implementation of wage revision pending since 2013.

Saffron outfits burn copies of Tamil novel, seek ban
Sun, Dec 28, 2014

The protesters claimed that the book portrays Lord Shiva and women devotees in a bad light.

K Balachander who launched Rajini, Kamal, passes away at 84
Wed, Dec 24, 2014

He is survived by his wife, son and daughter. His other son, Kailasam died on August 15 this year.

The Big Picture: After the waves pulled back
Sun, Dec 21, 2014

Arun Janardhanan travels to Dhanushkodi and Nagapattinam and finds stories of hope amid the ruins.

AUROBINDO ASHRAM EVICTION: Surviving sister says raped after suicide attempt
Sat, Dec 20, 2014

On Thursday, five sisters and their parents attempted to commit suicide by wading into the sea.

Evicted from Aurobindo ashram, 7 of family jump into sea, 3 die
Fri, Jan 16, 2015

On Wednesday, another member of the family -- Hemlata Prasad, one of the five sisters, made a suicide attempt.

Explained: An island marooned
Fri, Dec 12, 2014

Arun Janardhanan recalls the history of the disputed island Katchatheevu.

Lingaa to be released tomorrow, fans expect magic from Rajinikanth
Fri, Dec 12, 2014

Superstar Rajinikanth turns 64 on December 12, and Chennai is all set to welcome his latest release – Lingaa – directed by ace filmmaker K S Ravikumar, on Friday.

MDMK drops its alliance with NDA; Vaiko accuses Narendra Modi for acting against interest of Tamils
Tue, Dec 09, 2014

Hits out at Modi for favouring Sri Lankan President’s electoral victory.

TN activist faces ‘threat’ from Hindu outfit for PIL against temple
Mon, Dec 08, 2014

The temple was razed Saturday on High Court’s order.

BJP’s Tamil alliance likely to break, MDMK set to walk out
Mon, Dec 08, 2014

A senior MDMK leader said a key decision would be taken at a party meeting on Monday.

In queue to salute Justice Iyer: A mother, her badge, a son in jail
Sun, Dec 07, 2014

Arputhammal is mother of Perarivalan, who is serving a life term in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case

We are not red enough, let’s start a pink party: Justice Krishna Iyer the politician
Fri, Dec 05, 2014

"It was Justice Iyer who inspired me to take up public issues even after my retirement," said Justice H Suresh.

Karunanidhi ‘rises’ to CM’s challenge: comes to House, signs diary, talks and leaves
Fri, Dec 05, 2014

Pannerselvam said that Karunanidhi has no right to raise such a demand as he hardly attended the proceedings in the past.

Jayalalithaa, Sasikala pay Rs 2 crore fine for closure of four I-T cases
Tue, Dec 02, 2014

The Centre had facilitated the settlement by compounding the cases after the Supreme Court had asked the department to wrap up their probe by the end of 2014.

NDA ally Ramadoss says PM Narendra Modi is not above criticism
Wed, Dec 03, 2014

Tug of war between MDMK and BJP was following a series of statements from Vaiko attacking Modi for the support to Sri Lankan president.