Arun Janardhanan


Kalam death: In his hometown, hundreds turn up to bid farewell
Thu, Jul 30, 2015

Kalam’s body was brought from New Delhi to Madurai in an Indian Air Force aircraft, accompanied by Union Ministers Manohar Parrikar and Venkaiah Naidu.

Rameswaram waits to lay its native son APJ Abdul Kalam to rest
Wed, Jul 29, 2015

APJ Abdul Kalam, who would have turned 84 in October, died after suffering a massive cardiac arrest during a lecture at the IIM Shillong on Monday.

Dr Suniti Solomon, who pioneered HIV research and treatment in India, passes away
Wed, Jul 29, 2015

Dr Suniti Solomon set up the first voluntary testing and counselling centre and an AIDS Research Group in Chennai while serving at the Madras Medical College .

Jayalalithaa loyalist axed from Tamil Nadu cabinet
Tue, Jul 28, 2015

The leader was holding the portfolios of transport, nationalised transport and Motor Vehicles Act.

Madras HC allows Sun Group to take part in FM auctions
Fri, Jul 24, 2015

The renewal of licences for Sun’s 29 FM radio stations had landed in trouble after Centre denied security clearance to the group on July 15.

Former Congress MLA calls PM Narendra Modi to Tamil Nadu, sends him air tickets
Thu, Jul 23, 2015

In an unprecedented move, a former Congress MLA from Vellore in Tamil Nadu, Arul Anbarasu, on Wednesday sent two-way air tickets to Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking him to make an immediate visit to the state to address issues pertaining to the “most neglected state in India.” The tickets were sent by registered post from […]

Two survivors of red sanders ‘encounter’ forcibly taken to Tirupati by Andhra police
Wed, Jul 22, 2015

Sekhar had allegedly escaped police arrest near the Andhra-Tamil Nadu border and returned home in April

AIADMK MP’s threat: Don’t talk of Jayalalithaa’s health, will cut off tongue
Tue, Jul 21, 2015

A ruling AIADMK MP has stoked a controversy by threatening to "cut-off" the tongue of anyone who raises questions about the health of party supremo and Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.

Adani solar power deal: Opposition parties, BJP slam Jayalalithaa govt
Mon, Jul 20, 2015

The deal, signed after Jayalalithaa’s bypoll victory, is now being questioned after the same company quoted a price of Rs 6.04 per unit when Madhya Pradesh opened bids for a 300 MW solar project last week.

P Muthuswamy: The man who published books that simplified government rules
Sun, Jul 19, 2015

All central government offices have a rule book written by P Muthuswamy. Who was the man and how did he come to write these books?

Dornier search ends, human remains found
Wed, Jul 15, 2015

"Eighty per cent of the aircraft's parts have been retrieved, including human bones and wrist watches from the sea bed," said Coast Guard IG S P Sharma

Classical to popular, M S Viswanathan’s music appealed to generations
Wed, Jul 15, 2015

Born in Elapulli in Kerala’s Palakkad district, MSV’s first tryst with the film industry was when he was cast as a child artist in a Tamil movie, Kannagi.

Jayalalithaa files defamation case against news portal
Wed, Jul 15, 2015

City public prosecutor M L Jegan, who filed the complaint on behalf of the CM at a sessions court in the city, cited five persons as accused in the case.

Rape case mediation: HC recalls order, bail of convict cancelled
Sun, Jul 12, 2015

Despite the rape victim herself slammed the Madras High Court mediation directive, the state legal services authority sent the letter to the victim to appear for mediation on July 13.

Tamil Nadu politics gets personal as Karunanidhi questions Jaya’s health
Fri, Jul 10, 2015

DMK chief alleges that chief minister was unable to perform her duties due to 'ill health'.

Rajinikanth to High Court: Dismiss case against me
Thu, Jul 09, 2015

The financier asked the HC to direct Rajinikanth to take action against Kasthuriraja to prevent him from misusing his name.

Despite objection, rape victim gets mediation letter
Wed, Jul 08, 2015

The state legal services authority has sent a letter to the victim to appear for mediation on July 13.

Astrologers, dreams last hopes for kin of missing Dornier crew
Sun, Jul 05, 2015

After searches by submarine, ships, helicopters fail to find wreckage, families have been walking kilometres along the shorelines of Tamil Nadu.

SC relief for Chennai girl: ‘By the time we came to know of the mistakes, it was too late’
Fri, Jul 03, 2015

The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the Tamil Nadu government to pay the sum to the victim who is now 18 years old.

Video: Jayalalithaa slams DMK leader MK Stalin for slapping passenger on Chennai metro
Fri, Jul 03, 2015

Jayalalithaa condemned the incident and said DMK leader MK Stalin was not superior to anyone.

In 1.5 lakh comeback margin, CM Jaya reads the signs for 2016
Wed, Jul 01, 2015

Jayalalithaa has emerged the unanimous victor in the RK Nagar bypoll.

The sixth Metro: Chennai joins the club, more to follow
Tue, Jun 30, 2015

The 10.15-km elevated stretch is part of Corridor II, which in turn is part of a 45-km project. Nine trains will be used on this 20-minute stretch, each with a capacity of 1,200 passengers.

‘One day, I’ll tell my girl her father was a rapist’
Sun, Jun 28, 2015

Unwed mother of 6-year-old says she will never agree to mediation suggested by Madras High Court judge

RK Nagar bypoll: Peaceful polling, 74.4% voter turnout
Sun, Jun 28, 2015

The bypoll at R K Nagar was necessitated after the resignation of AIADMK MLA P Vetrivel, paving the way for Jayalalithaa to contest from the constituency after the Karnataka HC acquitted her in the DA case.

Tamil Nadu: Protests after Dalit youth’s severed body found
Fri, Jun 26, 2015

The severed body of V Gokulraj, an engineering graduate, was found Wednesday from the rail tracks near Erode.

Madras HC judge gives bail to rape accused to ‘mediate’ with victim
Wed, Jun 24, 2015

Justice Devadass also asked the accused to deposit a fine of Rs 1 lakh as a fixed deposit in a local bank in the victim’s name.

‘Converted’ Muslims can get backward class benefits: HC
Wed, Jun 24, 2015

The HC also directed the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) to treat the petitioner, Ayesha, as a backward class Muslim candidate and consider her for the post of typist, she had applied for earlier.

Lottery king Santiago Martin’s son joins BJP
Wed, Jun 24, 2015

Santiago Martin is facing 32 cases of lottery fraud in Kerala, including some in which CBI has already filed chargesheets.

With 5 days to go for R K Nagar bypoll, CM Jayalalithaa campaigns
Tue, Jun 23, 2015

The Left parties are the only rival campaigners against Jayalalithaa at RK Nagar, with CPI fielding its senior leader C Mahendran against her.

Lalit Modi controversy: Why no process, release my letters to UK, Chidambaram questions Govt
Thu, Jun 18, 2015

Chidambaram Wednesday said the NDA government should ensure he returns to India to face a probe by the Enforcement Directorate.

In fact: The curious case of Pondicherry Univ and its ‘invincible’ VC
Mon, Jun 15, 2015

The Indian Express reported the alleged detention and torture of a PG student for 27 hours by a group of teachers allegedly acting under the instructions of VC Chandra Krishnamurthy.

‘My son will kill me’: Chettinad co-founder Ramaswamy
Sun, Jun 14, 2015

Ramaswamy held a press conference at his Chettinad House to declare that he was disowning Muthiah and appointing his cousin A C Muthiah as the custodian of his property.

Pondicherry University teachers turn judge, jury in campus trial, 27-hr detention
Tue, Jun 09, 2015

The HRD Ministry is yet to act on the MA student's complaint that he was illegally detained and abused by faculty and security officials.

After row, IIT-Madras lifts ‘ban’ on Ambedkar Periyar Students’ Group
Mon, Jun 08, 2015

IIT-M found itself at the centre of a controversy after it recently derecognised APSC, many of whose members are Dalits, following a complaint that it was critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Chennai: Teens on bike ‘run over’ 3 pavement dwellers, arrested
Thu, Jun 04, 2015

The police said the three accused were arrested from a hospital and the motorcycle was seized.

IIT-Madras: APSC stages protest on campus against de-recognition
Wed, Jun 03, 2015

Students’ body seeks apology from dean; Board of Students to meet soon