Arun Janardhanan


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.

RSS may come out with ‘win South’ blueprint
Tue, Mar 21, 2017

BJP president Amit Shah is likely to address the meet on Tuesday after the party’s victorious run in north Indian states.

Debt, drought and death: Two suicides a day since October in Tamil Nadu
Tue, Mar 21, 2017

Last week, the farmer distress reached Delhi, with a group of Tamil Nadu farmers starting a sit-in at Jantar Mantar.

Ilaiyaraja sends legal notice to Balasubrahmanyam over his songs
Mon, Mar 20, 2017

Sources said the composer meant to target only "big international players who are making money out of his songs".

Demand to shut WhatsApp group reason for atheist’s murder, say police
Mon, Mar 20, 2017

Three investigation teams are on the lookout for four persons believed to have hacked to death the 31-year-old atheist activist on Thursday night near Coimbatore.

Tamil Nadu atheist killing: Police suspect group linked to blast accused
Sun, Mar 19, 2017

Coimbatore Deputy Commissioner of Police S Saravanan said they had formed special teams to nab the culprits.

Racing champion Ashwin Sundar tragically dies in car crash
Sun, Mar 19, 2017

It was the public who alerted the police and the fire control room about the accident.

Yes, I am alone, but I’ll fight it out: A year after her husband’s caste killing, Kausalya is a new woman
Sun, Mar 19, 2017

It was in March last year that her husband Shankar was hacked to death by goons hired by her parents, a caste killing caught on camera that had shocked the nation.

‘Secret son’ of Jayalalithaa gets court lashing
Sat, Mar 18, 2017

His petition also sought a direction to the DGP to provide him security saying that he was fearing threats from V K Sasikala, AIADMK's interim general secretary now in a Karnataka prison.

R K Nagar bypoll: Dinakaran appears in FERA case, BJP fields music director Gangai Amaran
Sat, Mar 18, 2017

The EC has asked the faction supporting Sasikala Natarajan in AIADMK to respond to the petition filed by O Panneerselvan

Madras HC stays case filed against BSNL employees over smileys
Fri, Mar 17, 2017

The group was formed for a better coordination and speedy redressal of customer complaints.

In Tamil Nadu’s tax-free budget, education gets top priority
Fri, Mar 17, 2017

The budget gave impetus to school education with the sector receiving the maximum allocation of Rs 26,932 crore.

AIADMK picks T T V Dinakaran to contest Jayalalithaa seat
Thu, Mar 16, 2017

The party’s parliamentary board meeting on Wednesday announced Dinakaran’s candidature.

AIADMK faces dissension ahead of key by-election
Wed, Mar 15, 2017

The party is in a dilemma whether to field Deputy General Secretary T T V Dinakaran for the by-election.

Bypoll in Jayalalithaa seat on April 12, DMK confident
Fri, Mar 10, 2017

The poll panel’s announcement has set alarm bells ringing within the AIADMK, which is facing a tough fight owing to factionalism.

O Panneerselvam contests state report on J Jayalalithaa’s death time
Thu, Mar 09, 2017

Panneerselvam did not reveal who told him about the death over five hours before it was officially declared.

Tamil Nadu fisherman’s death revives demand for Katchatheevu island
Thu, Mar 09, 2017

An agreement in 1974 between Sri Lanka and India handed over its ownership to the former, on a condition that Indian fishermen would have access to Katchatheevu.

Tamil Nadu govt releases Jayalalithaa’s medical reports
Tue, Mar 07, 2017

According to the release, Jayalalithaa (68) had diabetes mellitus for the past 20 years apart

Row over videos posted from handle in Tamil Nadu singer’s name
Mon, Mar 06, 2017

Sources close to the singer’s family said some of the tweets “were the handiwork of others who hacked her account”.

Madurai couple says Dhanush their son, he refuses
Wed, Mar 01, 2017

In their first petition before court, they said Dhanush was not ready to meet them despite many attempts.

Like Jayalalithaa, CM Edappadi K Palaniswami shuts 500 liquor shops on his first day
Tue, Feb 21, 2017

Recalling the first day of Jayalalithaa in May, another senior government official said the only difference is that Palaniswami agreed to meet the media.

Edappadi K Palaniswami wins trust vote in empty House after bedlam
Sun, Feb 19, 2017

The vote was taken after two adjournments due to the pandemonium and allegations of attacks. Speaker P Dhanapal and Leader of Opposition M K Stalin said their shirts were torn during the fracas.

Trust hurdle over, Edappadi K Palaniswami faces steeplechase
Sun, Feb 19, 2017

In a state that has seen derailment of administrative hierarchies and governance for several months, Palaniswami’s primary challenge, say bureaucrats, may be to get the right officers to assist him

Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami upbeat as House to vote in Tamil Nadu battle today
Sat, Feb 18, 2017

Palaniswami says he has numbers to win trust vote; OPS has only hope as one MLA crosses over

Stage set for Palanisami to prove majority of his govt tomorrow
Fri, Feb 17, 2017

A day after the Palanisami government was sworn-in, the political scene in Chennai today was relatively calm after almost 10 frenetic days.

Tamil Nadu: O Panneerselvam alone for now, AIADMK friends have bigger things in mind
Fri, Feb 17, 2017

As Edappadi Palaniswami was sworn in as Chief Minister, Panneerselvam’s house came under attack, stoned by men suspected to be supporters of the rival camp.

AIADMK leadership: Sasikala nephew Dinakaran is new power centre
Fri, Feb 17, 2017

Last six years of Dinakaran’s life, after he was expelled from the party in 2011, have been relatively undocumented.

Sasikala back in jail, it’s now Edappadi Palanisamy vs Panneerselvam at Chennai Raj Bhavan
Thu, Feb 16, 2017

With no word from Raj Bhavan on what the Governor intends to do charges flew thick and fast between the warring AIADMK factions.

Sasikala nephew who groomed Panneerselvam set to hold most power
Thu, Feb 16, 2017

Dinakaran, the leader said, had stayed in Panneerselvam’s house when he had contested from Periyukulam Lok Sabha constituency in 1999.

Sasikala’s chosen one goes to Raj Bhavan, Tamil Nadu Governor gets trust vote advice
Thu, Feb 16, 2017

Police sources said Sasikala had not moved out of the resort until evening although she has been ordered to surrender before the Bengaluru trial court that convicted her.

Sasikala’s parting line: They can imprison me, not my love for AIADMK
Thu, Feb 16, 2017

Sasikala DA case conviction: The day didn’t exactly progress the way caretaker Chief Minister O Panneerselvam and his supporters had imagined.

Thevar to Gounder: Sasikala setback and Palanisamy elevation to change caste equations in AIADMK
Thu, Feb 16, 2017

The move may also bring new challenge, as the Thevar group that had controlled AIADMK till date looks set to split further.