Arun Janardhanan

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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.

Heavy fine for AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa, pays Rs 2 crore for closure of IT cases
Mon, Dec 01, 2014

The cases were registered against Jaya's Sasi Enterprises for failing to file I-T returns in mid 90s.

18 years later, Vasan seeks to revive Tamil Manila Congress
Sat, Nov 29, 2014

At his maiden rally, Vasan expressed his regrets for merging TMC with Congress more than a decade ago.

At Trichy, Vasan revives Tamil Manila Congress
Sat, Nov 29, 2014

Vasan said his party will emerge as a dominant force in the state politics.

Khushboo joins Cong, yet to get role
Thu, Nov 27, 2014

A source close to Khushboo said when she first thought of entering politics, Congress was her choice.

Congress rebel Vasan unveils flag of his new party in Chennai
Wed, Nov 26, 2014

Vasan resigned from Congress on Nov 3 complaining lack of democracy and autonomy in the state party.

‘Plagiarism’: Teachers at Pondicherry varsity seek V-C’s removal
Mon, Nov 24, 2014

Krishnamurthy was not available for comment.

Pondicherry V-C has a problem: CV has a suspect book, two that can’t be traced
Sat, Nov 22, 2014

The documents accessed by The Indian Express reveal that Krishnamurthy plagiarised most of one book mentioned in the CV.

Unquiet waters: Three states of dispute
Thu, Nov 20, 2014

Everything you need to know about the water disputes down south

Sri Lanka releases five Indian fishermen on death row after Rajapaksa pardon
Thu, Nov 20, 2014

The angry protestors had burnt effigies of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, condemning the death penalty.

Three southern states locked in water dispute
Wed, Nov 19, 2014

In May this year, the Supreme Court ruled that water up to 142 feet could be stored in the Mullaperiyar dam.

Hesitant to join politics, understand what it entails: Rajinikanth
Tue, Nov 18, 2014

Rajini was responding to director Ameer who suggested it during the audio launch of his latest film, Lingaa.

Assembly officer who issued Jaya notification told to demit office
Sun, Nov 16, 2014

Jamaluddeen vacated office on Friday despite no official order from the Governor’s office.

Drawing a line in water
Sun, Nov 16, 2014

Every morning, fishermen set off from the Pamban coast in TN, braving the high-seas and the patrol boats of the Lankan navy.

On the Ebola frontline
Sun, Nov 16, 2014

Interview: Kalyani Gomathinayagam, a general physician from Madurai who is back from a six-week stint in Liberia as part of Doctors Without Borders

Pondicherry University V-C under fire over alleged financial irregularities
Thu, Nov 13, 2014

Dissent and anger had been brewing in the Pondicherry University campus ever since Krishnamurthy took charge as V-C.

BJP no longer a North Indian party in Tamil Nadu: P Muralidhar Rao
Wed, Nov 12, 2014

Rao is in the city as part of the party general council meeting being held here.

Stalin calls Panneerselvam ‘benami’ CM, says he is scared to convene assembly
Wed, Nov 12, 2014

Stalin said Panneerselvam's helplessness can neither be condoned nor pardoned.

Will Crowd-funding help to salvage Kamal Haasan’s dream project ‘Marudhanayagam’?
Mon, Nov 10, 2014

This was a question posed by his ardent fans and was answered by Kamal himself last day.

Tamil Nadu Congress chief to Karti Chidambaram: Criticise party internally, not before media
Sun, Nov 09, 2014

The new TNCC president on Saturday voiced his strong reply to the remarks from Karti.

Petition in Madras HC seeks removal of Jayalalithaa portraits from govt offices
Fri, Nov 07, 2014

The HC has asked the state government to respond within two weeks.

‘Not enough freedom, high command ruling Tamil Nadu Congress’
Fri, Nov 07, 2014

Karti P Chidambaram discusses the party’s split in Tamil Nadu and criticises the way the national leadership has dealt with the state’s leaders.

Mistaken for absconding ‘cheat’, NRI woman kept in custody for four days
Wed, Nov 05, 2014

Sarah Thomas to move NHRC, MHA for action

Cadre at grassroots adores him, ‘but he isn’t his father’
Tue, Nov 04, 2014

The role of Elangovan is uncertain, as he is not seen as belonging to either the Vasan or the Chidambaram camp.