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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?

It’s Centre-EC conspiracy, says ADMK’s Dinakaran
Tue, Apr 11, 2017

In an unusual move on Sunday night, the Election Commission scrapped the R K Nagar bypoll based on complaints and evidence of various parties bribing voters.

Chennai road caves in, commuters safe
Mon, Apr 10, 2017

The cause behind the caving in is a loose soil pocket along the tunnelling alignment where the boring machine is under operation.

One Life, One Change: In Tamil Nadu, a traffic cop shows the way with 24,000 saplings — and counting
Mon, Apr 10, 2017

Posted in Coimbatore (East), Ayyar regularly rounds off his day, after patrolling and policing, with a trip to the market to buy a kilo of seeds.

RK Nagar bypoll: Tax raids in Tamil Nadu show ‘payoffs to voters’
Sun, Apr 09, 2017

The AIADMK (Amma) faction said the raids showed the Centre was trying to help rebel O Panneerselvam, who is contesting the bypoll.

Tamil Nadu: I-T searches health minister’s home and three premises
Sat, Apr 08, 2017

A department official said a total of Rs 4.5 crore was seized during the searches at 32 places.

OPS camp delivers campaign shock with ‘Amma coffin’
Fri, Apr 07, 2017

The dummy, wrapped in a green sari and a garland around its neck, was covered with the Tricolour.

Madras High Court too orders Tamil Nadu government to waive farmers loans
Wed, Apr 05, 2017

The order is expected to benefit over three lakh farmers who were not covered under the loan waiver scheme ordered by late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.

In Jayalalithaa’s RK Nagar, AIADMK fights itself as well as EC
Wed, Apr 05, 2017

In flying squads, local members replaced with officials from outside the state, Dinakaran camp alleges it is a conspiracy hatched by ‘Sangh Parivar’

Puducherry: Appointment row widens rift between Kiran Bedi, Congress government
Tue, Apr 04, 2017

Bedi had struck down the order on Friday and called it “invalid”, as it was “not issued with approval of the competent authority”.

Tamil Nadu: German tourist raped at Pattipula, probe on
Tue, Apr 04, 2017

“According to her statement, she was attacked while walking alone by a casuarina grove near the resort where she was staying,” the officer said.

R K Nagar bypoll: ‘Winner or not, Dinakaran has rescued party’
Sat, Apr 01, 2017

AIADMK general secretary V K Sasikala’s nephew, Dinakaran is the candidate for the party’s official faction in the April 12 bypoll.

Kerala Minister who quit over lewd talk was target of trap, claims reporter of channel that aired clip
Thu, Mar 30, 2017

Reporter with Mangalam TV said that she informed the channel on Wednesday about her decision to quit in protest over its “unethical” methods.

RK NAGAR BYPOLLS: OPS faction leaders meet EC, allege ‘abuse of power’ by ruling AIADMK
Wed, Mar 29, 2017

“We complained about the official machinery working in favour of the ruling party at RK Nagar...(that)police and officials are being forced to work in favour of the the ruling party,” Maithreyan alleged.

Atheist points to cop query before murder
Tue, Mar 28, 2017

Routine questioning, there was no threat input: Inspector

Tamil Nadu youth killed for being an atheist, father says he too will become one
Mon, Mar 27, 2017

According to police, clues from Farook’s mobile phone, which was found at the murder spot, led to the arrests.

Coimbatore atheist’s assailants were self-radicalised: Police
Sat, Mar 25, 2017

The investigator said that they were looking into the role of radical groups that might have inspired them to murder Farook.

Tamil Nadu: Lion’s share of bank loans against gold, villages fall prey to loan sharks
Thu, Mar 23, 2017

Census data of 2011 shows a 17.74 per cent increase in worker population since 2001, indicating a crucial shift from farms as productivity fell.

Million ‘Gulf Wives’: Social cost of Tamil Nadu’s Rs 60,000 crore ‘blood money’
Thu, Mar 23, 2017

First-of-its-kind migration study goes beyond just the economy of remittances; collects a wealth of data on impact on families, children, elderly; draws a detailed profile of the state’s emigrant population

What despairing farmers bank on: weekly visit by local moneylender
Wed, Mar 22, 2017

After two failed monsoons, credit isn’t easy except at 30-60 per cent interest

RSS to focus on ‘physical strength’ of cadres to resist ‘attacks’ in South
Wed, Mar 22, 2017

To recruit more women in urban centres, the Sangh will implement these new decisions also in nearly 10,000 shakhas for volunteers of Rashtra Sevika Samiti, the RSS’s women’s wing.