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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.


Jayalalithaa death case: Probe panel completes hearing, nearly 5 years after it was formed

April 27, 2022 11:31 am

The Arumughaswamy Commission of Inquiry, constituted by the previous AIADMK government, commenced it's hearing on November 22, 2017. Justice Arumughaswamy is a retired judge of the Madras High Court.

Kodanad estate heist: Police question expelled AIADMK leader V K Sasikala

April 21, 2022 4:17 pm

Jayalalithaa used the property as a retreat and post her death in December 2016, some articles went missing and the watchman there was found murdered after thieves allegedly broke into it.

Truth has come out, says VK Sasikala in reaction to OPS's remark before panel

March 24, 2022 7:40 am

That truth has now come to the notice of people as well and there may be a delay but nobody could change or hide the truth, she said. On OPS's remark that he has respect and admiration for her, VK Sasikala said, "He has spoken the truth."

Political war over a scrapped Amma scheme, DMK cites graft, delays

March 23, 2022 8:19 am

The divided AIADMK factions, in V K Sasikala and Edappadi K Palaniswami camps, came together to condemn the decision to scrap the Thalikku Thangam Thittam scheme.

Jaya memorial: Madras HC dismisses appeal against take over of late leader's residence

January 06, 2022 7:58 am

🔴 There were a lot of procedural irregularities in the process, starting from acquiring the property and converting it into a memorial, a division bench of Justices Paresh Upadhyay and Sathi Kumar Sukumara Kurup said.

Jaya's niece takes possession of Poes Garden residence, after protracted legal battle

December 11, 2021 7:11 am

🔴 Accompanied by her husband Madhavan and well-wishers, Deepa garlanded the portrait of the late chief minister and paid floral tributes.

Explained: Why did the previous AIADMK govt want to acquire Jayalalithaa's Poes Garden house, who are its legal heirs?

November 25, 2021 12:16 pm

Much like the Gopalapuram residence of late chief minister M Karunanidhi, Jayalalithaa’s Veda Nilayam also has a great significance in Tamil Nadu politics.

Madras HC quashes Tamil Nadu government’s decision to convert Jayalalithaa’s house into memorial

November 25, 2021 11:19 am

The Edappadi K Palanisami-led government had earlier announced that the residence of Jayalalithaa will be converted into a memorial and thrown open to the public in remembrance of Amma’s achievements.

Court allows police 5 days custody of driver's kin in Kodanad Estate case

October 29, 2021 10:19 am

The police had filed a petition in the court here seeking 10 days custody of Dhanpal, an accused in the case. But, the Magistrate allowed them five days to interrogate the accused in their custody.

Accidental death case of Jaya's driver reopened

October 21, 2021 8:39 pm

Kanagaraj, the prime suspect in the heist and murder case, died in a road accident on the Salem-Chennai National Highway, while attempting to cross the road on a two wheeler on April 28


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

June 22, 2020 7:18 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.