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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.


Madras HC rules on Jayalalithaa’s home: nephew, niece legal heirs

May 28, 2020 5:39 am

The ruling comes days after the AIADMK state government passed an ordinance to take temporary possession of Veda Nilayam, Jayalalithaa's Poes Garden residence in Chennai, to establish the Puratchi Thalaivi Dr J Jayalalithaa Memorial Foundation.

Governor promulgates ordinance for Tamil Nadu govt to take over Jayalalithaa's residence

May 22, 2020 12:36 pm

On May 6, the Tamil Nadu government issued a public notice to acquire Veda Nilayam.

Tamil Nadu govt issues notice to acquire Jayalalithaa's Poes Garden home

May 06, 2020 6:55 pm

The former chief minister’s house is to be converted into a memorial – a plan opposed by her family as well as the area’s residents.

If Jayalalithaa was at helm of affairs in AIADMK today, she wouldn't have supported CAA: Kanimozhi

January 19, 2020 12:00 pm

"To be honest, if Jayalalithaa was at the helm of affairs in the party, I'd like to believe that she would not have supported the CAA. Her party has left Tamil Nadu, the country and their own leader down," DMK leader MK Kanimozhi said.

Jayalalithaa's nephew asks makers of Queen for clarification

September 12, 2019 4:06 pm

Jayalalithaa's nephew Deepak Jayakumar recently released a statement where he has asked Gautham Vasudev Menon to clarify who is the political icon in his web series Queen.

Probe into Jayalalithaa's death definite after DMK forms govt: MK Stalin

May 05, 2019 8:40 pm

Seeking votes for party candidate Pongalur N Palanisamy in Sulur constituency here, Stalin said many women belonging to the AIADMK have been requesting him to order the inquiry and punish the guilty. He said the people of Tamil Nadu had already sealed the fate of the 'authoritarian' rule of PM Modi.

Jayalalithaa death probe: SC stays inquiry commission proceedings

April 26, 2019 3:49 pm

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi was hearing an appeal by Apollo Hospitals challenging the April 4 order of the Madras High Court rejecting its objection against the ongoing inquiry into the death of the AIADMK leader at the hospital.

Tie-ups to TN govt stability: Why in Lok Sabha story here, sub-text is 18 bypolls

April 03, 2019 6:50 am

All the 18 Assembly by-elections are likely to see three-corner contests between the DMK, AIADMK and T T V Dhinakaran’s AMMK.

Jayalalithaa had mood swings during hospitalisation: Doctor to panel

January 29, 2019 11:20 am

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

January 24, 2019 7:47 pm

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.


M K Stalin becomes DMK president unopposed

August 28, 2018 2:12 pm

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

December 06, 2016 1:32 pm

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

May 11, 2015 6:27 pm

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

June 03, 2014 5:25 pm

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


J.Jayalalithaa’s Life Journey

December 06, 2016 12:38 pm

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

February 24, 2016 6:31 am

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

January 17, 2016 9:51 am

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.