Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014

Gopu Mohan

Principal Correspondent

Judge sparks caste row in TN over Ambedkar portrait
Sat, May 31, 2014

Local bar approach HC after judge removes portrait from court hall.

Jaya sets date with Narendra Modi
Sat, May 31, 2014

Jaya along with her 37 MPs, had boycotted Modi’s swearing-in, protesting the decision to invite Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

PC’s faction demands state chief’s removal
Fri, May 30, 2014

Chidambaram enjoys much more clout in Delhi than Vasan, but back home in Tamil Nadu the latter heads a group that is almost double in size as his.

Inviting Pakistan, why not Lanka: DMDK
Sun, May 25, 2014

Tamil Nadu CM and AIADMK general secretary J Jayalalithaa has threatened to boycott the function.

For Vaiko, little room to negotiate
Sat, May 24, 2014

To this day, Vaiko refuses to accept that rebel leader Velupillai Prabakaran, killed by the Sri Lankan Army in 2009, is dead.

Jayalalithaa bristles at Rajapaksa’s presence
Fri, May 23, 2014

Says invitation could strain Centre-state relations; DMK, other Tamil Nadu parties join chorus of protests.

Mrs Vijayakant, object of Modi’s praise
Thu, May 22, 2014

Over the past four elections, Premalatha has emerged one of the party’s leading campaigners.

Modi swearing-in: Omar says inviting Nawaz excellent move; Vaiko opposes invite to Rajapaksa
Thu, May 22, 2014

Recently, Omar had said the Indo-Pak dialogue faces a “challenge” if Modi becomes PM.

Good orator, leading voice of farmers
Thu, May 22, 2014

R Umanath's cremation will be at Tiruchy on Thursday.

Three seats lost, Jayalalithaa sacks four
Tue, May 20, 2014

The action comes in stark contrast to the silence in rival camps despite losses.

Amid Stalin flip-flop, his men beat up journalists
Mon, May 19, 2014

Quits party post, changes mind on DMK chief’s advice.

In Tamil Nadu, Congress loses status of ‘influential minority’
Sun, May 18, 2014

In 2004, the Congress, in alliance with the DMK, garnered 14.40 per cent votes to emerge as the third largest party.

Amma wave dwarfed
Sat, May 17, 2014

AIADMK win overshadowed by Modi victory, DMK routed.

Hope Modi govt is friendly with Tamil Nadu: Jayalalithaa
Fri, May 16, 2014

"Verdict was the expression of love and confidence by the people," said Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.

AIADMK man who hinted at NDA tie-up gets the boot
Fri, May 16, 2014

Malaisamy had said AIADMK would play a vital role in the Modi government after the results are announced.

Tamil Nadu: Jayalalithaa in play if NDA underperforms
Fri, May 16, 2014

It was 15 years ago that an impulsive Jaya withdrew support to the NDA, conceding space to the DMK which has held on to it for most part since then.

Jayalalithaa back in Chennai after break in Nilgiris
Thu, May 15, 2014

Exit polls are predicting that her party will win between 25 and 30 of the total 39 seats in Tamil Nadu.

CBI gets first woman additional director, Jaya govt suspends her
Fri, May 09, 2014

Sinha had recommended Ramasundaram, and her name was cleared by the appointments committee headed by PM Manmohan Singh.

Placed differently, Chennai bombs could have caused much more damage
Sat, May 03, 2014

The explosives were stuffed in a pipe and connected to a timer.

1 killed and 14 injured after twin blasts hit train at Chennai station
Fri, May 02, 2014

The blasts damaged three coaches, S3, S4 and S5. The train finally left the station at 12:15 pm.

‘Love my son… I am proud of him… I miss him’
Mon, Apr 28, 2014

Mukund of the 44 Rashtriya Rifles was killed in an encounter with militants in J&K on Friday.

Brand Modi finds more than one claimant in Puducherry
Thu, Apr 24, 2014

Facing the incumbent, Union Minister V Narayanasamy of the Congress, is former speaker R Radhakrishan of the ruling AINRC and ally BJP.

In battle of state’s majors comes NDA ‘rainbow’ twist
Thu, Apr 24, 2014

The ruling AIADMK, led by Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, is the frontrunner in this race.

‘Miraculous if I win, but miracles not unknown’
Tue, Apr 22, 2014

Mani Shankar Aiyar, contesting yet again from Mayiladuthurai, discusses his prospects with Gopu Mohan.

In reverence, stood Jaya’s 40+1 candidates
Tue, Apr 22, 2014

Though there still is a day left for campaign, AIADMK chief wrapped up her campaign Monday touring South Chennai constituency.

Rahul in Tamil Nadu: ‘Modi should come and look at TN development model’
Tue, Apr 22, 2014

This comparison on various developmental indices has been the common refrain of the ruling AIADMK and the opposition DMK.

‘Lady of TN, better administrator than Modi of Gujarat’
Tue, Apr 22, 2014

Tuesday is the last day for campaign before the State goes for polling on April 24.

T-R-B is in but it’s water they want
Mon, Apr 21, 2014

The DMK campaign is centred around what he has brought to and built for Thanjavur.

Why ‘WHO awardee’ Anbumani is the son of his Vanniyar father first in Dharmapuri
Sun, Apr 20, 2014

C Palani, a local functionary of the MDMK youth wing, certainly won’t vote for his party’s ally this time.

Won’t need Jaya support to form govt, says Rajnath
Sat, Apr 19, 2014

During his speeches, Singh repeated Modi’s criticisms against the AIADMK and the DMK.

‘I am above caste politics, though Vanniyar Sangam gives us a base’
Fri, Apr 18, 2014

Anbumani Ramadoss, former UPA minister turned NDA candidate, discusses his shift and Dharmapuri’s caste equations.

Jayalalithaa raises pitch against Narendra Modi: Gujarat model an ‘illusion’
Fri, Apr 18, 2014

Jaya says her government has outperformed the Modi government in all important sectors.

‘Praising’ Modi costs Akademi winner his book
Wed, Apr 16, 2014

Writer Joe D’Cruz’s endorsement of Modi triggered angry reactions from literary circles and prompted Navayana, which was publishing his book, to pull out of the project.

Narendra Modi in Tamil Nadu, Jayalalithaa first time targets BJP
Mon, Apr 14, 2014

Tamil Nadu: Under Opposition, Muslim fire, tries to shed ‘pro-BJP’ image

Finally, Jaya goes after BJP
Mon, Apr 14, 2014

Muslims wary of her post-poll stand, BJP aiming high, she asks what NDA did on Cauvery dispute.

Narendra Modi meets superstar Rajinikant at his residence in Chennai
Mon, Apr 14, 2014

The nature of the discussions between them was not known immediately.