Arun Janardhanan


Event listed on Facebook triggers restrictions in Chennai
Sun, Jan 29, 2017

The Facebook event titled ‘Discussion meet: New Youth party for Tamil Nadu,’ was cancelled on Friday on the page with an apology.

Tamil Nadu merchants urged to boycott Coke, Pepsi from March 1
Thu, Jan 26, 2017

K Chandru, a retired Madras High Court judge who was an activist in the 1970s and ‘80s, pointed out that the most recent example of a ban — “on Maggi noodles by the government” — was successfully challenged in court.

Jallikattu Protests: Police excesses, arrests continue; DMK demands removal of City Police Commissioner
Wed, Jan 25, 2017

Unlike many such police excesses in the past, what made it different this time was the anecdotes from residents from many colonies who said that it was the women police personnel who led the attack and violence.

Tamil Nadu protests a rallying point for many issues
Tue, Jan 24, 2017

Satheesh Kumar, chef at a five-star hotel in Chennai who slept on Marina beach for six nights, said that beyond Jallikattu, the “larger mistrust of rulers and their promises” was the trigger for the protest.

After violence in Chennai, Tamil Nadu House passes Bill to allow Jallikattu
Tue, Jan 24, 2017

Several people were taken into custody — police were yet to specify the number of detentions or arrests made.

Jallikattu protests: Looming health crisis, differences dog Marina protest
Mon, Jan 23, 2017

The state administration wants to clear off the beach road before the Republic Day parade.

Jallikattu: Gored by bulls, 2 die in Pudukottai; protesters block CM’s way near Madurai
Thu, Feb 09, 2017

Later, Paneerselvam said that Jallikattu was held in other parts of the state and that the government will do all it can to prevent any further sanctions.

Ordinance cleared, stage set for Jallikattu today, but protests on
Sun, Jan 22, 2017

Protesters say they want nothing short of an amendment to the Central law.

Mood on Marina: More than Jallikattu, this is wrath of the underclass
Sat, Jan 21, 2017

At Marina, G Durga Devi, a printing press employee from Madurai who works in Chennai, sees it as a movement primarily against established politicians and their politics.

Chennai: 20 lakh join in, Jallikattu set for tomorrow
Sat, Jan 21, 2017

Protesters refuse to call off agitation, CM likely to inaugurate sport

Tamil Nadu govt waves Centre’s assurance of support, promises steps to hold Jallikattu
Fri, Jan 20, 2017

Day 3: As thousands protest, AR Rahman, Viswanathan Anand join chorus

Taking Jallikattu bull by the horns: Protests in TN and the many legal twists and turns
Mon, Feb 13, 2017

Supporters say it’s a way of life; animal rights activists call it undisguised cruelty.

Jallikattu protests: So, what happens next?
Thu, Jan 19, 2017

With the Centre refusing to issue an ordinance to lift the ban, top legal advisors in the government and a top AIADMK leader explains the way out.

Jallikattu ban: Waves of protest hit Tamil Nadu, CM Panneerselvam to meet PM Narendra Modi
Thu, Jan 19, 2017

Jallikattu ban: Tamil Nadu CM O Panneerselvam will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi today

Jallikattu protests: Leaderless on Marina Beach, they kept the leaders away
Thu, Jan 19, 2017

Jallikattu protest: A group of 50 protesters had gathered on Tuesday morning for a day long protest which later turned into a massive gathering of over 3,000 people.

BJP trying to split AIADMK party, says Sasikala’s husband
Wed, Jan 18, 2017

He asserted that AIADMK will not allow saffron forces to damage Dravidian politics.

‘Manufacturing sector suffers from considerable job loss post note ban’
Tue, Jan 17, 2017

AIMO said that those in the age group of 40 to 55 are the worst hit with 40 per cent job losses due to note ban, based on data till December 31.

At this Writers’ Cafe, every face has a story to narrate
Mon, Jan 16, 2017

Staffed by 7 women, all survivors from burns ward

Demonetisation: Banks face ire as Pongal adds to cash woes
Fri, Jan 13, 2017

According to a senior official at the SBI headquarters, “As the currency shortage has existed for over 60 days, demand has doubled while supply is down.”

SC rejects Jallikattu plea for early order, protests erupt in Tamil Nadu
Sat, Jan 14, 2017

A leading Jallikattu organiser told The Indian Express that they have decided to organise the sport this year even if it meant going against the apex court ruling.

Elderly woman verbally abused for allegedly not standing up for national anthem
Thu, Jan 12, 2017

According to an eyewitness, who was also a delegate of the film fest, the three were not standing when the National Anthem was played before the film.

Kiren Bedi is trying to become Super CM of Puducherry: Congress
Wed, Jan 11, 2017

In an interview to The Indian Express, Bedi said she could choose to overlook the legislature depending on the circumstances, and that she would have a say in the budget for the coming year.

Kiran Bedi says need not consult Cabinet, will have a say in Budget
Tue, Jan 10, 2017

In the interview, she added that “the imbalance” in allocation of money for urban and rural areas had left her disturbed.

Demonetisation: 35 per cent job losses, 50 per cent revenue dip, says study by largest organisation of manufacturers
Mon, Jan 09, 2017

The study, conducted by AIMO, has also projected a drop in employment of 60 per cent and loss in revenue of 55 per cent before March 2017.

NHRC notice to Tamil Nadu over farmer deaths
Fri, Jan 06, 2017

Two days ago, the state government directed all district collectors to submit reports on crops and drought in the region based on spot assessment.

Kiran Bedi revokes Puducherry CM Narayanasamy’s social media order
Fri, Jan 06, 2017

Narayanasamy maintained that using social media for giving information about transfers, decisions and circulars is illegal.

Free dhotis, sarees, cycles for students ahead of Pongal
Thu, Jan 05, 2017

A government release said that 1.62 lakh saris and 1.62 lakh dhotis would be distributed at an estimated cost of Rs 486 crore this year.

MK Stalin named DMK working president
Thu, Feb 02, 2017

Stalin, now 63, has been in active politics ever since the Emergency in mid-1970s when he was arrested and tortured.

AIADMK leaders vie to prove loyalty to Sasikala
Thu, Jan 05, 2017

While senior leaders say she is unlikely to move in a hurry, a section of second and third-level leaders in the party are competing with each other to prove their loyalty.

Amma was my life: Sasikala
Sun, Jan 01, 2017

V K Sasikala took over the reins of Tamil Nadu’s ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) as its general secretary on Saturday. She garlanded AIADMK founder M G Ramachandran’s statue amid slogans praising her before entering the party office to hold discussions with senior functionaries. A close aide of late chief minister J […]

No predictions from an unpredictable Tamil Nadu on New Year’s Eve
Fri, Dec 30, 2016

Other than Sasikala and M K Stalin, other politicians to look out for in 2017 are the current AIADMK Chief Minister O Panneerselvam and DMK leader and Stalin’s sister Kanimozhi.

Sasikala set to become AIADMK chief
Thu, Dec 29, 2016

Clashes at party office on the eve of crucial AIADMK meeting, expelled party MP’s husband thrashed

The parties launched by Devi Lal, Chandumajra and Shibu Soren aide
Tue, Dec 27, 2016

In Haryana, Punjab and Jharkhand, groups that merged or morphed into larger parties are among the 255 delisted by Election Commisison

Girija Vaidyanathan new Tamil Nadu chief secretary
Fri, Dec 23, 2016

Known for her no-nonsense attitude and clean track record, Girija is a 1981-batch IAS officer who also holds a PhD in health economics from IIT-Madras.

Madras HC quashes appointment of 11 TNPSC members
Fri, Dec 23, 2016

The appointments were made before the model code of conduct came into force in the state ahead of the May 16 assembly polls.

AIADMK’s pick of no-nonsense Girija Vaidhyanathan as Chief Secretary surprises many
Thu, Dec 22, 2016

Daughter of S Venkitaramanan, who was Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor from 1990 to 1992, Vaidyanathan is a native of Nagercoil in southern Tamil Nadu, where her father was born to a Tamil Iyer family.