Arun Janardhanan


Stalin demands arrest of BJP leader H Raja for threatening to destroy Periyar statue like Lenin’s in Tripura
Tue, Mar 06, 2018

Clarifying the BJP's stand, state party president Tamilisai Soundararajan said the statement of Raja about removing Periyar statue was his personal opinion.

Have come to fill vacuum in Tamil Nadu politics, says Rajinikanth
Tue, Mar 06, 2018

Generously praising Karunanidhi, MGR and Jayalalithaa for their political experience and contribution, he said he can also run a government with the help of youth and technology and hardworking cadres in his party.

Reading Tripura verdict in Kerala: no threat now, lessons galore
Sun, Mar 04, 2018

At the moment, the CPI(M) Kerala unit is fighting not just the BJP and the Congress but even the party’s own central leadership’s idea to strike a larger alliance with non-BJP parties.

Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: P Ravichandran gets 15-day parole
Fri, Mar 02, 2018

Ravichandran was 19 when he was arrested in connection with the Rajiv Gandhi assassination. The earlier 15-day parole, which ended up as house arrest, was the only reprieve he got during his incarceration.

Kamal Haasan says he doesn’t believe in prohibition, for reducing consumption
Fri, Mar 02, 2018

Kamal Haasan said it is possible to reduce alcohol consumption, but it is doubtful if people could completely give it up. “If we make everyone in the state give up alcohol, people may resort to violence, murders, wreaking a havoc,” he said.

Jayendra Saraswathi (1935-2018): Spiritual leader who expanded Kanchi mutt’s business, services
Thu, Mar 01, 2018

Jayendra will also be remembered for efforts to popularise the mutt after the death of his predecessor, Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi.

Sanskrit song at IIT Madras hits wrong note, sparks row
Tue, Feb 27, 2018

Traditionally, Tamil Thaai Vazhthu, considered the Tamil anthem, is sung as the invocation song at official functions. Opposition parties accused the Central government of ignoring Tamil language and culture and imposing Hindi, Hindu and Sanskritic ideas in the state.

Condolences from the South on Sridevi’s demise: ‘Sadma song rings in my ears, that’s the lullaby for her’
Wed, Feb 28, 2018

“When she came, she was not so talented. But she worked hard. Our paths diverted when she became a superstar in Hindi. She acted in 37 movies with me,” said Kamal Haasan.

Cauvery verdict: Tamil Nadu all-party meet calls for constitution of water board
Fri, Feb 23, 2018

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami requested help from all parties to “ensure justice” for Tamil Nadu in the matter, said sources.

Kamal Haasan launches political party Makkal Needhi Maiam, calls for unity
Thu, Feb 22, 2018

Addressing a gathering of over 15,000 people, Kamal Haasan said he has no ‘isms’ in mind but the welfare of people. He said his plans to adopt eight villages in Tamil Nadu in the initial stage was a decision to begin that service for the people.

Not a Rajinikanth or Vijayakanth, Kamal Haasan’s political entry too is dreamy and simple
Wed, Feb 21, 2018

Besides Udayamurthy and many other personas who inspired Kamal, people involved in his programmes revealed he will be projecting an image that is a mixture of late Indian President APJ Abdul Kalam and Barack Obama.

Kamal Haasan to launch his political party today, no word yet on its other key faces
Wed, Feb 21, 2018

Kamal Haasan will take out a roadshow from the house of late President A P J Abdul Kamal at Rameswaram, culminating in Madurai where he will address a rally to announce the party’s name and launch its flag.

Jayalalithaa birth anniversary: PM Modi to launch Amma scooter scheme in Chennai
Sat, Feb 24, 2018

“The subsidised scooter programme for women was Amma’s (Jayalalithaa’s) pet project. It was in our manifesto for the 2016 elections. She had announced the scheme after the victory (in Assembly polls)," said AIADMK MP and senior leader V Maitreyan.

Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Notice to Centre as Nalini questions validity of Sec 435
Tue, Feb 20, 2018

Nalini's petition was in the wake of a Tamil Nadu government order, which introduced a scheme for premature release of life convicts under Article 161 (Power of governor to grant pardons, and to suspend, remit or commute sentences in certain cases) of the Constitution.

Chennai: IT professional gets death for rape-murder of seven-year-old
Tue, Feb 20, 2018

Special judge P Velmurugan sentenced him to death and 46 years in prison. The court found him guilty under Sections 302 (murder), 201 (causing disappearance of evidence), 363 and 366 (kidnapping, abduction), 354-b (criminal force on woman with intent to disrobe), of the IPC and POCSO Act

Days before party launch of political party, Kamal Hasan meets RajiniKanth
Mon, Feb 19, 2018

Kamal said he invited Rajinikanth for his public meeting in Madurai on February 21, one of the four major events scheduled for the day of his party launch.

Govt’s Chief Economic Advisor calls for better RBI regulation
Sun, Feb 18, 2018

Referring to the PNB fraud, Arvind Subramanian , “We know that, for whatever reason, internal control has broken down. But another important question is what about the external controls in the banking sector?"

Madras HC allows Karti Chidambaram to go abroad against CBI objection
Sat, Feb 17, 2018

The court has directed him to inform the CBI about his travel plan, including the places of visit, prior to his journey, and to return to India by February 28

Cauvery verdict: Tamil parties express concern, farmer leaders hopeful
Sat, Feb 17, 2018

The ruling AIADMK said they would work “diligently” to ensure farmers and people of the state get the 177.25 tmcft apportioned by the court

Waiting for Cauvery verdict: Security tightened in Chennai; buses to Karnataka halted
Fri, Feb 16, 2018

Supreme Court verdict on Cauvery water dispute today: Tamil Nadu has deployed hundreds of police personnel across Chennai city and towns bordering Karnataka. Nearly all buses plying to Karnataka from the state have been halted or rerouted via Andhra.