J Jayalalithaa

J Jayalithaa is the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and supremo of the ruling AIADMK. She was a popular south Indian actor before entering politics under the mentorship of Tamil icon MGR. She was born to a Tamil Brahmin family in Karnataka state. In this stint she has been chief minister for two years. In previous stints, she has served in the top post from 1991 to 1996, in 2001, from 2002 to 2006 and from 2011 to 2014. She

has been mired in various corruption scandals and was the first Indian chief minister to be disqualified, in 2014. She is popularly referred to as Puratchi Thalaivi and Amma.

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Jayalalithaa had mood swings during hospitalisation: Doctor to panel

Jayalalithaa was in fluctuating mood, sometimes she will smile, sometimes she will say "leave me alone," the Justice A Arumughaswamy Commission of Inquiry said in a recent order quoting the deposition of Dr Shilpa.

Panel probing Jayalalithaa's death rejects Apollo Hospitals' plea for medical board

Pointing out mistakes in the depositions recorded by the commission, Apollo hospital had said the panel needed the support of a 'medical board of calibre' to help it come to a decision.


Robbery at Jayalalithaa’s estate: TN CM suspects political motive behind video

While Palaniswami said that he suspected a political motive behind the video, major opposition parties, including the DMK and TTV Dhinakaran’s AMMK have sought a high-level probe.

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AIADMK workers pay tribute to Jayalalithaa on second death anniversary

"Solemnly remembering J Jayalalithaa, former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, on her death anniversary. She was gone too soon. We miss her a lot," Mamata Banerjee tweeted.

Dharmapuri bus burning case: Convicted AIADMK members out of jail after Governor accepts state's pre-release request

Nedunchezhiyan (aka Nedu), Ravindran (aka Madhu) and Muniyappan were awarded capital punishment by the trial court in February 2007. They submitted a review petition to Supreme Court and in 2016, the apex court reduced their punishment to life imprisonment.


AIADMK unveils new statue of Jayalalithaa to replace the one that didn't resemble her

Jayalalithaa, a five-time Chief Minister of the state, died in December 2016.

Vijay's Sarkar faces backlash from ruling AIADMK, party says film could incite violence

Senior AIADMK leader D Jayakumar said the scenes shown in the film is an attempt at maligning the former party supremo-- Jayalalithaa.

Jayalalithaa death: CCTV cameras turned off on police instruction says hospital

On the basis of police instructions, the cameras would be turned off whenever she was taken out of her room for diagnostic tests within the hospital and turned on after she returned to her treatment room, Apollo hospital said.

Madras HC stays further proceedings in defamation case against MK Stalin

The matter relates to a criminal defamation case filed against Stalin by the city public prosecutor for a statement he allegedly made against late chief minister Jayalalithaa on August 2, 2012 that she was on vacation when the whole city was suffering from cholera.

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M K Stalin becomes DMK president unopposed

M K Stalin succeeded his father, M Karunanidhi, as president of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Tuesday.

J Jayalalithaa: Rare and unseen images from her film career, see pics

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Dr J Jayalalithaa passed away while she was under the medical care at the Apollo Hospital in Chennai on Monday.


AIADMK supporters celebrate Jayalalithaa's acquittal in DA case

AIADMK workers broke into celebrations, bursting crackers and distributing sweets following the acquittal of Jayalalithaa by the Karnataka High Court.

Today in pics: June 3, 2014

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi.

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AIADMK members get 'Jayalalithaa Tattoo' to mark her 68th birthday

Chennai, Feb 24 (ANI): To mark the 68th birthday celebrations of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) party members got Amma's picture tattooed on their arms. The tattoos read 'Amma everything for us'. Meanwhile, the party members assembled at the party headquarter to celebrate Amma's birthday. According to reports, birthday celebrations for Jayalalithaa had already begun in the state since the beginning of this month.

Jayalalithaa pays tribute to MG Ramachandran on his birth anniversary

Chennai, Jan 17 (ANI): Tamil Chief Minister Nadu J Jayalalithaa on Sunday paid tribute to All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) founder and former matinee idol MG Ramachandran on his birth anniversary. Jayalalithaa offered flowers and garland at his statue and the crowd echoed his name in order to pay tribute. Several functions were being organised by the party workers to mark the day.