Arun Janardhanan


Mother to seek euthanasia for Rajiv Gandhi assassination convict
Sun, Jun 17, 2018

Among the seven convicts, four were death convicts until they got a reprieve in 2014 with the SC commuting their death sentences to life.

Split verdict on 18 rebel AIADMK MLAs, case will be heard again
Fri, Jun 15, 2018

What made the case significant was that the revolt of the 18 MLAs brought the Palaniswami government to a minority last year before the disqualification order.

AIADMK MLAs disqualification case: Madras High Court verdict today set to decide Tamil Nadu govt fate
Thu, Jun 14, 2018

The verdict will decide the fate of the government, and also script the political future of the united AIADMK faction led by Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and his deputy, O Panneerselvam.

Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami awarded highway projects to relatives, says DMK
Thu, Jun 14, 2018

In a complaint, filed with the vigilance and anti-corruption director, DMK MP and party’s organising secretary R S Bharathi claimed that though the estimated cost for the four-lane Oddanchatran-Dharapuram-Avinashipalayam project was Rs 713 crore, it was increased to Rs 1,515 crore.

Stalin threatens of Tuticorin repeat over Chennai-Salem project
Thu, Jun 14, 2018

The Tamil Nadu government is all set to start the land acquisition for the Rs 10,000 crore highway, a pet project of both the Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari and Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami.

Kaala director Pa Ranjith: Since I am vocal about Dalit people, every act is interpreted through a caste lens
Sun, Jun 10, 2018

In his short career, Kaala director Pa Ranjith has been lauded as well as reviled for his perspective on caste.

Tuticorin firing: FIR, witnesses contradict police version
Sat, Jun 09, 2018

On May 28, seven days after the police firing in Tuticorin, the Tamil Nadu government shut down the plant. On Friday, the state government transferred two deputy tahsildars deputed in the area who had signed orders for the police to open fire.

Tamil Nadu girl who scored 93 per cent in Plus-2 kills self after failing NEET
Wed, Jun 06, 2018

According to a senior police officer, S Pradeepa, who hailed from a Dalit family in Peruvalur village, consumed rat poison Monday evening after she realised that she could not crack the NEET exam again.

A son’s murder and a shroud of silence
Sun, Jun 03, 2018

On May 9, the Madurai police arrested Tamil writer and journalist Soundarapandian, known by his pen name Sowba, after he reportedly confessed to having killed his “drug-addict” son Vipin Sowba, 27.

Kerala HC upholds teen couple’s live-in relationship, says it is ‘unfettered right’
Sat, Jun 02, 2018

The high court bench dismissed a habeas corpus petition filed by the father of the girl, from Kerala’s Alappuzha, seeking direction to the police to produce his daughter from the “illegal” custody of her live-in partner.

Sivaganga: Two killed in attack at Dalit village
Wed, May 30, 2018

The attack reportedly came after Dalits opposed sale of marijuana in the area by people from a neighbouring village, a CPM leader said.

Tuticorin firing: Stalin asks Palaniswami to quit, CM says DMK sparked violence to destabilise govt
Wed, May 30, 2018

Dressed in black, the MLAs sought the resignations of Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and DGP T K Rajendran, and murder charges to be slapped on senior police officers involved in the incident.

Kerala man’s murder: Wife’s father, brother held
Wed, May 30, 2018

Kevin P Joseph married Neenu Chacko in Kottayam Friday.

Kerala: Groom murdered, cop told father I’m busy with CM Pinarayi Vijayan
Tue, May 29, 2018

The sequence of events that started with a tense wedding at the sub-registrar’s office in Ettumanoor near Kottayam Friday had ended in a tragedy that shook the state.

Tamil Nadu govt orders permanent shutdown of Sterlite copper plant in Tuticorin
Tue, May 29, 2018

In a notification released by principal secretary M Nasimuddin, the government directed the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board to seal the unit and close the plant permanently.

Anti Sterlite protests: Panel to check Vedanta plant only on paper
Fri, May 25, 2018

Anti Sterlite protests: In Tuticorin, such is the public anger that elected representatives have not been able to visit the families of those killed or speak freely in public.

Anti-Sterlite protest: ‘900 workers, families told to leave Tuticorin’
Fri, May 25, 2018

About 3 km from Tuticorin city, the Sterlite Copper unit spread across 400 acres seemed abandoned on Thursday. More than 300 police personnel were deployed outside the gate and 150 private guards of the company were keeping vigil inside. The plant stopped operations nearly two months ago after the state Pollution Control Board denied them […]

Anti-Sterlite protest: Madras High court stays Vedanta plant expansion
Thu, May 24, 2018

The interim order by the bench of Justices M Sundar and Anita Sumanth came amid ongoing protests against the expansion plans of the plant and demands for its closure over pollution concerns.

Anti-Sterlite protest: Toll 12, videos of police beating, police firing raise heat
Thu, May 24, 2018

Relatives of those killed Tuesday, meanwhile, refused to claim the bodies, saying they would do so only after the copper smelter was shut and murder charges registered against those involved in the firing.

Anti-Sterlite protest: Tension simmers in Tamil Nadu’s Tuticorin after police firing leaves nine dead
Wed, May 23, 2018

Protests have been on since 1999 with residents demanding the closure of the Sterlite copper smelter. Word was awaited from the Madurai bench of the Madras High Court on a petition seeking closure of the plant.