Arun Janardhanan


On TV, AIADMK partymen urge Sasikala to take charge
Sun, Dec 11, 2016

Over the last three days, Sasikala has been meeting ministers, senior party leaders and cadres.

Chinnamma: Will Sasikala’s family be AIADMK’s biggest hurdle?
Sun, Dec 11, 2016

For over three decades, Sasikala lived in the shadows of the late Jayalalithaa. As she now looks to step out and gain control over the AIADMK, her family, once loathed by Jayalalithaa and viewed with suspicion by others in the party, could prove the biggest hurdle.

AIADMK name crops up in I-T seizure of Rs 90 crore in Chennai
Fri, Dec 09, 2016

According to an I-T official, the cash and gold were seized in a series of raids that were still on late Thursday.

Post Jayalalithaa’s death, caste equations, power centres among challenges facing Sasikala
Fri, Dec 09, 2016

According to party sources, Sasikala is unlikely to accommodate Natarajan or her brother V Divakaran in the party or any crucial posts.

Jayalalithaa funeral: President, PM, CMs, Opposition; death blurs the political divide
Wed, Dec 07, 2016

The last rites at Marina Beach were performed in the evening by Jayalalithaa’s close friend Sasikala Natarajan who many believe will now take control of the ruling AIADMK.

Jayalalithaa funeral: ‘Chinnamma’ Sasikala steps on to the stage, family comes out of the cold
Wed, Dec 07, 2016

Multiple sources in AIADMK said there were indications that Sasikala could be elected the powerful general secretary of the ruling party.

Jayalalithaa funeral: Nephew attends, niece wishes she was there
Wed, Dec 07, 2016

AIADMK sources said the family of Jayalalithaa’s aide Sasikala had contacted Deepak to avoid any legal challenges in the post death affairs of the Tamil Nadu Chief minister

Jayalalithaa passes away: The burial of a believer
Wed, Dec 07, 2016

She was beyond any caste or religious identity.

Jayalalithaa was buried: This could be why
Wed, Dec 07, 2016

Jayalalithaa death: The burial of former leaders of the movement allowed followers to remember them in the form of a memorial.

Jayalalithaa death: Who is new Tamil Nadu CM O Panneerselvam?
Tue, Dec 06, 2016

One thing that Jayalalithaa had always noticed in OPS was his patience.

J Jayalalithaa: The Amma and the daughter
Tue, Dec 06, 2016

Jayalalithaa’s political career was marked by famous electoral victories and controversies, which left admirers and opponents in awe and fear.

Jayalalithaa’s health declined after she was jailed in disproportionate assets case
Tue, Dec 06, 2016

Jayalalithaa’s last public appearance was on September 20, two days before she was admitted to the Apollo Hospitals.

Panneerselvam is new Tamil Nadu CM but behind the throne is Sasikala Natarajan
Wed, Dec 07, 2016

The most senior leader in the cabinet who served as Chief Minister twice, Panneerselvam will be assisted by Sheela Balakrishnan as advisor.

Jayalalithaa passes away: Grieving Chennai, Tamil Nadu in lockdown; funeral next to MGR memorial
Tue, Dec 06, 2016

Police fanned out across the city and the road from Apollo to her house was ringed by security personnel preparing for her final journey back home.

Tamil Nadu: 70-year-old man dies in bank queue
Mon, Dec 05, 2016

The body was sent back to the village after the death was confirmed.

Tami Nadu: 17 killed in factory blast
Fri, Dec 02, 2016

Major industrial production units, including Neyveli Lignite Corporation in Tamil Nadu and several other units in Kerala are among the clients of Vetrivel Explosives, said an official.

Tamil Nadu: Rs 20 lakh seized from BJP youth leader who backed demonetisation
Thu, Dec 01, 2016

However, BJP state president Tamilisai Soundararajan said the party has removed Arun from the organisational responsibilities.

‘What is a surgical strike?’
Sun, Nov 27, 2016

No work in fields or construction sites, no bank or ATM within 10-km radius, Nelvay village wonders if ‘people up there’ even know about their problems

SRM admission scam: Tamil producer S Madhan who went to ‘attain samadhi’ arrested
Tue, Nov 22, 2016

Madhan had been absconding since May 2016 after allegedly collecting a huge capitation fee from the parents of MBBS aspirants.

RBI head must quit for havoc: Leader of bank officers’ union
Mon, Nov 21, 2016

D Thomas Franco, senior vice president of All India Bank Officers Confederation, says Urjit Patel morally responsible for causing crisis, deaths in country.

Demonetisation effect: Massive layoffs, Tamil Nadu construction workers have no cash or food
Wed, Nov 23, 2016

CREDAI and other sources said nearly 1,000 major projects in Chennai and Kancheepuram districts have been hit.

Rajiv Gandhi assassination: In Nalini Sriharan memoirs, accounts of ‘torture’, meeting with Priyanka
Sun, Nov 20, 2016

Authored in Tamil, the 600-page book will have 100 pages with forewords by leading Tamil politicians, including Vaiko, Thol Thirumavalavan and Seeman.

Chennai: As sales plummet after demonetisation, vendors wait amid rotting produce
Sat, Nov 19, 2016

Wholesale merchants are estimated to have been suffering daily loss of Rs 50 crore while the retail business has come to a standstill.

SBI scraps ‘dhobi ink’ move in Tamil Nadu
Fri, Nov 18, 2016

Until the indelible ink is available, the official said, the bank will continue to exchange notes without tagging the customers.

Indelible India: Inking begins, some banks use ‘dhobi ink’
Thu, Nov 17, 2016

The limit of Rs 4,500 would be reviewed after November 24, said officials.

Tamil Nadu government protests, says cooperative sector ‘crippled’
Thu, Nov 17, 2016

The government said that until the first week of November, cooperative institutions had disbursed only Rs 2,075.41 crore towards crop loans against the targeted sum of Rs 6,000 crore.

In Tamil Nadu garment hub, ‘no cash to even buy tea’
Thu, Nov 17, 2016

Salaries deposited in accounts but long queues outside banks in Tirupur hamper withdrawal; workers say daily routine affected.

Demonetisation: Indelible ink to prevent repeat withdrawals but how isn’t clear
Wed, Nov 16, 2016

However, the latest move in the government’s demonetisation drive was described by a top bank officers’ representative as equivalent to “burning the house to catch a rat”.

Demonetisation: In Chennai, To beat cash limit, they send full teams to bank
Tue, Nov 15, 2016

Politicians, businessmen and lawyers deployed their followers and employees to get around the exchange ceiling in banks.

As tempers rise in TN, banks alert security
Sun, Nov 13, 2016

According to a top SBI official, RBI failed to keep its promise of remittance of Rs 500 crore worth of currency (Rs 100 denomination) on Saturday.

Currency demonetisation: As demand surges, RBI releases soiled Rs 100 notes
Sat, Nov 12, 2016

According to senior officials of banks and RBI officials based in Chennai, the situation was getting worse as they did not have enough currency notes to release through branches or ATMs.

Transgender ‘suicide’: In videos, victim says cops would have to answer to government
Fri, Nov 11, 2016

As she leaves, one of the videos purportedly shows her saying that she will set herself on fire and police will have to answer to the government. Police have not confirmed authenticity of the videos.

Polls scrapped for ‘bribe’, Tamil Nadu voters want written promises
Wed, Nov 09, 2016

As Balaji canvasses in Aravakurichi, which will see a repoll along with Thanjavur on November 19, the voters want him to give signed assurances to fulfill promises made during the election campaign.

Kerala, Tamil Nadu: Of IT couples and empowerment
Mon, Nov 07, 2016

In Kerala, Kuttichira in Kozhikode, one of the earliest settlements of Islam in the state and an area that still follow the matrilineal system, provides a glimpse at conflicting trends in marriage.

Procession for Jayalalithaa’s health: Cop suspended after woman dies in stampede
Fri, Nov 04, 2016

Former AIADMK minister ‘Agri’ S Krishnamurthy had organised the ‘milk pot procession’ at Pachaiamman temple in Tiruvannamalai town on Monday.

All-party meet at DMK HQ discusses Cauvery dispute
Wed, Oct 26, 2016

One of the three resolutions agreed upon was asking the state government to pressure the Centre to constitute a Cauvery management board.