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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.


Jayalalithaa's hospital bill Rs 6.85 crore, Rs 44.56 lakh still pending

The ruling AIADMK is shown as having paid Rs six crore received on June 15, 2017, months after Jayalalithaa's death on December 5, 2016.

Madras HC rejects plea for CBI probe into Jayalalithaa's death, imposes costs on petitioner

The petitioner said he had earlier sent a request to the Union home secretary, the state chief secretary and the home secretary for a CBI probe into the issue.

Can’t interfere with Speaker’s decision on Jayalalithaa portrait: Madras HC

On February 12, DMK MLA J Anbazhagan had moved the court after the portrait of Jayalalithaa was unveiled in the Assembly hall, and sought its removal on the grounds that she was found guilty on graft charges.

Jayalalithaa portrait unveiled in Tamil Nadu Assembly, DMK moves High Court

Opposition parties, including the Congress, PMK, DMDK and CPM questioned the move, calling Jayalalithaa a convict.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jayalalithaa walks out of Bangalore Jail

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Sasikala Convicted By SC In Disproportionate Assets Case

The Supreme Court on Tuesday convicted AIADMK general secretary Sasikala in the more than a decade old disproportionate assets case. The court verdict put an end to her bid to become the Chief Minister of the state. Upholding the trail court order, the SC set aside the High Court judgment which had acquitted Sasikala and […]


Jayalalithaa's Niece Slams Sasikala, Says 'She Doesn't Deserve To Lead Tamil Nadu'

Deepa Jayakumar, niece of former Tamil Nadu chief minister late J. Jayalalithaa, on Tuesday expressed her views on Supreme Court’s verdict and said Sasikala and her family doesn’t deserve to lead the state. On the going power struggle in AIADMK party, Jayakumar said that whoever is chosen as the new leader of AIADMK, shouldn’t be […]

Panneerselvam Plans To Convert Jayalalithaa's Poes Garden Residence Into Amma Memorial

Tamil Nadu caretaker Chief Minister O Pannerselvam issued executive orders to convert former chief minister Jayalalithaa’s residence at Poes Garden into an “Amma Memorial”. Clearly O Pannerselvam appears to be in no mood of conceding ground to Sasikala. He is also reportedly finalising plans to remove top cops by the end of the day including […]

Jayalalithaa's Niece Deepa Jayakumar Set For Political Debut

The former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa‘s niece Deepa Jayakumar on Tuesday confirmed that she would make her foray into Tamil Nadu politics. Confirming her political ambitions, Jayakumar announced that “a landmark announcement” would be made on February 24, which happens to be Jayalalithaa’s birthday. Speaking to reporters, she said “AIADMK cadres are already welcoming […]

Big Jolt To AIADMK: Find Out What Happened

The Madras High Court Friday dismissed a petition seeking direction to the Centre to award Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian honour in country, for late Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa. The court said it cannot give any such directions to the government. The first bench comprising Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice M […]


Supreme Court Dismisses Pleas Seeking Investigation Into J Jayalalithaa's Death

The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed pleas, including that of Rajya Sabha MP and expelled AIADMK leader Sasikala Pushpa, seeking a CBI probe or a judicial investigation by an apex court judge into the death of J Jayalalithaa. A bench of Justices P C Ghose and R F Nariman said that a similar petition is […]

Madras High Court Judge Expresses Doubts Over Jayalalithaa’s Death

A fresh controversy surrounding former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa’s death ignited Thursday when Justice Vaidyalingam of the Madras High Court expressed doubts over her demise. “Media has raised a lot of doubts, personally I also have doubts in Jayalalithaa’s death,” said Justice Vaidyalingam. He was hearing the PIL filed by an AIADMK worker […]

Special Bulb Art to Thank CM Jayalalithaa for 100 Units Free Power

In a bid to thank Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, a follower in Coimbatore designed a special bulb art to thank the CM for 100 units of free power announced for all domestic consumers in the State. Jayalalithaa had made promise, during the election campaign, to provide 100 units of power free for all domestic […]