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Wednesday, April 08, 2020


Dr J Jayalalithaa passed away on December 5, 2016 after a prolonged stay in hospital for a variety of ailments. Her end came after she suffered a cardiac arrest. She was Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and the General Secretary of the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) when she breather her last at the age of 68. Popularly referred to as Amma by her supporters, she was serving her sixth term as Chief Minister of the state. Before joining politics she had made a name for herself as an actress. She had worked in close to 140 films in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada languages.


No one better than Kangana Ranaut to play madam Jayalalithaa: Thalaivi director

February 24, 2020 10:09 am

We talk to director Vijay, the brain behind the official Jayalalithaa biopic Thalaivi, on the occasion of the former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister’s 72nd birth anniversary.

Jisshu Sengupta to star in Jayalalithaa biopic Thalaivi

February 20, 2020 5:03 pm

Renowned Bengali actor Jisshu Sengupta will play Sobhan Babu in Jayalalithaa biopic Thalaivi.

Queen trailer: Ramya Krishnan promises a strong performance as Jayalalithaa

December 05, 2019 6:26 pm

Web series Queen is based on the life of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa. Starring Ramya Krishnan in the lead, all episodes of Queen will be available on MX Player from December 14.

Kangana Ranaut's Thalaivi first look released, tweeple wonder if it's a 'wax statue'

November 23, 2019 5:49 pm

The reaction to Ranaut's look was quite contrary to what the directors probably expected them to be as many compared the look to a "Wax statue".

Jayalalithaa death probe: Supreme Court gives more time to Tamil Nadu govt to file reply

July 01, 2019 1:23 pm

The late AIADMK chief died on December 5, 2016, after being treated for various ailments at Apollo for 75 days from September 22.

Jayalalithaa death probe: SC stays inquiry commission proceedings

April 26, 2019 12:46 pm

The AIADMK-led state government had set up the inquiry commission to look into circumstances leading to the death of Jayalalithaa on December 5, 2016 at Apollo Hospitals.

Sasilalitha: Another biopic on Jayalalithaa announced

April 08, 2019 5:47 pm

According to sources, Sasilalitha will also focus on the last days of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa.

AIADMK: In search of a parental figure

March 15, 2019 4:24 pm

Jayalalitha ran the party like an autocrat and anyone however big could be thrown out of the party without any notice, what so ever. It is difficult for outsiders to understand the fear and absolute obedience that she commanded.

Jayalalithaa’s biopic titled Thalaivi

February 24, 2019 3:55 pm

On former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa's birth anniversary, producer Vishnu Induri announced that her biopic will be titled Thalaivi. The makers are yet to announce the cast and crew of the film.

Kodanad estate break-in case: Two accused held in Delhi brought to Chennai

January 14, 2019 11:21 am

On Monday, two of the accused persons, V K Sayan, and Valayar Manoj, were brought from Delhi by police in a private flight and whisked away for further interrogation.


Remembering Jayalalithaa on her 72nd birth anniversary

February 24, 2020 1:29 pm

It is actor-politician Jayalalithaa 72nd's birth anniversary.

J Jayalalithaa first death anniversary: Rare and unseen photos from her film career

December 05, 2017 9:52 am

J Jayalalithaa first death anniversary: Here's a pictorial tribute to the unmatched run of Jayalalithaa's career in the film industry.

Jayalalithaa buried with full state honours; PM Modi, President Mukherjee pay homage

December 06, 2016 10:05 pm

Her body was shifted from Rajaji Hall, where it was kept for the public to pay their last respects, to an Army truck decked with over two tonne of flowers, and made its way to the MGR Memorial.

Jayalalithaa death: Tamil Nadu weeps for its iconic, beloved leader

December 06, 2016 10:13 am

Jayalalithaa death: The chief minister was declared dead at 11:30 pm Monday night at Apollo Hospitals in Chennai

A look back at CM Jayalalithaa's career and what made her Tamil Nadu's Amma

December 06, 2016 1:33 am

Jayalalithaa died at 11.30 pm on December 5 after many weeks in hospital

Jayalalithaa takes charge as Tamil Nadu CM for the sixth time

May 23, 2016 6:31 pm

Jayalalithaa's swearing-in ceremony was held at the Centenary Auditorium at the Madras University on Monday afternoon.

Jayalalithaa walks out of Bangalore Jail

October 18, 2014 6:12 pm

Jayalalithaa released from Bangalore jail after 21 days, a day after Supreme Court granted her bail in an 18-year-old DA case.

Jayalalithaa gets bail, AIADMK supporters break out into celebrations

October 17, 2014 5:14 pm

Avid party workers, whose joy was short-lived on October 7 following conflicting reports about her bail in the Karnataka High Court, were in for some happy news today with men and women dancing in joy over the apex court enlarging their leader on bail.

J Jayalalithaa convicted; AIADMK workers stage protests

September 28, 2014 3:56 pm

As soon Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa was convicted in an 18-year-old disproportionate assets case by a special court, AIADMK workers began their protests.

Congress workers hold protest against Tamil Nadu CM

February 21, 2014 10:26 am

Hundreds of Congress workers held a demonstration in front of their party office.


Muthuvel Karunanidhi: Looking back at his life in active politics for over seven decades

August 07, 2018 1:25 pm

Muthuvel Karunanidhi, the man fondly called Kalaignar - the artist, breathes his last. A look back at his illustrious life and all that he achieved in over seven decades of being an active politician.