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Tamil Nadu chief Secretary P Rama Mohana Rao, son raided, Rs 30 lakh in new notes
Thu, Dec 22, 2016

The raids began at 5:30 am, when a team of I-T officials landed at Rao’s residence in Anna Nagar.

As Chennai emerges from the woods
Thu, Dec 22, 2016

In just four hours, Cyclone Vardah uprooted an estimated 33,000 trees in Chennai, knocking out both indigenous varieties and exotic species.

Sekhar Reddy, the miner-contractor and the crores I-T seized
Thu, Dec 22, 2016

The official added, however, “We did not find anything from the house where he lived.” Reddy’s properties in Vellore were sealed Tuesday.

Going Cashless: PMO asks Puducherry to take up pilot project, CM V Narayanasamy says can’t
Wed, Dec 21, 2016

“Unless my people accept this and the Centre provides basic infrastructure, we are unable to go ahead,” he said.

Madras High Court bans ‘Sharia courts’ in Tamil Nadu
Tue, Dec 20, 2016

The decision came on a PIL filed by Abdul Rahman, a 29-year-old sales engineer employed in the Gulf.

Sasikala unlikely to imitate Jayalalithaa soon; here is why
Thu, Feb 09, 2017

Except for a period of four months when she fell out of favour with Jayalalithaa, Sasikala had lived the life of a true companion in Jayalalithaa’s life.

How Chennai took on cyclone Vardah
Mon, Dec 19, 2016

The Indian Express spoke to top officials, ministers and politicians from the ruling AIADMK to discuss the aftermath of the two cyclones and what happened in between.

DMK cadres stop Vaiko from visiting ailing Karunanidhi
Sun, Dec 18, 2016

As a group of Vaiko supporters struggled to let his car enter the hospital gates, slippers were hurled at the vehicle.

Powerless Chennai goes offline, cyclone Vardah deepens cash crunch
Thu, Dec 15, 2016

Given the cash crunch following the demonetisation move, minor scuffles were also reported from fuel stations in the city that were unable to process debit or credit cards.

Cyclone Vardah toll 18, efforts on to restore power, mobile services in Tamil Nadu
Wed, Dec 14, 2016

Cyclone Vardah: As life remained disrupted at many places on Tuesday, the state government announced closure of schools and colleges for the third day on Wednesday.

National anthem: 12 detained in Kerala, 8 beaten in Tamil Nadu
Tue, Dec 13, 2016

The 12 were let off after registration of a case under Section 188 of the IPC — disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant.

Four killed as cyclone Vardah makes Tamil Nadu landfall
Tue, Dec 13, 2016

The state government has announced a solatium of Rs 4 lakh each to the next of the kin of those killed in Vardah-related incidents.

Cyclone Vardah expected to make landfall today, Chennai on alert
Mon, Dec 12, 2016

Met officials said Chennai and neighbouring areas would receive heavy to very heavy rainfall from Sunday evening.

CBI, ED join I-T probe in Chennai seizure
Sun, Dec 11, 2016

Sources said that the CBI and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) have also joined the probe after the total amount of cash and gold seized from Reddy’s possession seems to be more than what they had imagined.

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.