Friday, Dec 02, 2022


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.


Far from done, Sasikala takes another shot in the dark

April 25, 2022 8:48 pm

Since she came out of prison after four years, in a corruption case, Sasikala or Chinamma as her supporters call her – drawing on her association with Amma -- has kept the AIADMK on its toes while, more than once, flattering to deceive.

Curtains soon for Jaya death panel, VK Sasikala's version a propeller

March 25, 2022 12:03 pm

V K Sasikala's affidavit of 2018 and submissions of doctors of the Apollo Hospitals that treated the late AIADMK supremo formed the pivot on which the panel largely revolved to find answers to questions on the leader's death.

Watch: Sasikala breaks down on first visit to Jaya memorial since release from prison

October 17, 2021 8:44 pm

In March this year, Sasikala, who was expelled as general secretary of the AIADMK, said that she will "stay away from politics and public life”.

Referring to Jayalalithaa as ‘J’ is disrespectful: Madras High Court

July 28, 2021 3:15 am

The criminal defamation was on a series of articles published by the newspaper criticising the then CM Jayalalithaa’s inaction in tackling the crisis after the Chennai floods in 2015.

Back for third term, Mamata becomes one of the longest-serving woman CMs in India

May 03, 2021 8:13 pm

With Didi all set to take oath for the third time, we take a look at the longest-serving woman chief ministers the country has seen so far.

Jayalalithaa had charisma but EPS more accessible and efficient CM: Kadambur C Raju

March 22, 2021 6:32 pm

INTERVIEW: Kadambur C Raju, Tamil Nadu Minister for Information and Publicity; AIADMK MLA from Kovilpatti constituency (contesting for the third time).

Tamil Nadu CM to unveil Jayalalithaa memorial at Marina Beach on Jan 27

January 19, 2021 8:35 pm

Spread over 50,000 square feet, the structure is built at a cost of Rs 79.75 crore alongside the Marina Beach in Chennai.

4 kg gold, 8,376 books among Jayalalithaa properties listed by Tamil Nadu govt

July 31, 2020 9:45 am

The state government is in the process of acquiring assets of the former Chief Minister at her three-storey Veda Nilayam residence, which was originally purchased by her late mother.

Jayalalithaa's niece, nephew to inherit assets worth over Rs 900 crore

May 27, 2020 4:06 pm

The judgment comes in the wake of an ordinance passed by Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit for the state government to temporarily take possession of former Tamil Nadu chief minister’s residence and other movable items

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.


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.