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Sabarimala protests: Was sure to reach the shrine, sought police help as return was unsure, says Rehana Fathima
Sat, Oct 20, 2018

On her way back to Kochi in a police vehicle, Fathima said on Friday evening, “I thought I shouldn’t wait anymore as three women had already failed to enter Sabarimala in the last two days.”

Some women consider Sabarimala trek as many vote for status quo
Wed, Oct 17, 2018

Sabarimala temple opens today: While many women said the court has no power on issues of faith and belief, many said they want to visit the shrine but have put off the plan fearing a blowback from conservative believers.

Hold election for post of AIADMK general secretary: Sasikala to EC
Sun, Oct 14, 2018

Her letter to the Election Commission comes at a time when speculation of a possible alliance between the BJP and AIADMK in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections is rife.

Madras High Court orders CBI probe against Tamil Nadu CM on graft charges
Sat, Oct 13, 2018

The order comes two days after the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption told the court there were no irregularities in awarding the contracts.

Varsity sex scandal: Tamil Nadu Raj Bhavan denies charges, calls reports ‘yellow journalism’
Sat, Oct 13, 2018

Besides questioning the role of Purohit and his officers in the sex scandal, reports in a weekly had alleged that Nirmala Devi had visited them.

Days after journalist’s arrest, TN Raj Bhavan slams media for ‘yellow journalism’, denies Governor’s links with Nirmala Devi
Fri, Oct 12, 2018

The statement comes days after journalist R Gopal, editor of Tamil bi-weekly Nakkeeran, was arrested for the reports against TN Governor Banwarilal Purohit.

Nakkeeran editor held for reports on Tamil Nadu Governor, freed after court order
Wed, Oct 10, 2018

R Gopal was arrested under Section 124 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) — “assaulting President, Governor etc with intent to compel or restrain the exercise of any lawful power”

OPS met me, promised to join me to oppose EPS: Dhinakaran
Sat, Oct 06, 2018

Speaking to the media, Dhinakaran said that his first meeting with OPS was in July 2017, after his release from Tihar prison in connection with a Delhi Police case. After his return, Dhinakaran said, OPS sent a message through a mutual friend seeking to meet.

Eye on polls, DMK starts alliance efforts
Fri, Oct 05, 2018

The Election Commission is expected to announce soon the dates for bypolls to Thiruparankundram and Tiruvarur Assembly seats.

Kiran Bedi’s bid to stop MLA’s speech triggers spat on stage
Thu, Oct 04, 2018

Kiran Bedia said, “He went on and on beyond reasonable time. Awards too had to be given to the deserving.”

Industrial workers’ strike continues in Chennai, govt steps in for negotiations
Thu, Sep 27, 2018

There were no formal statements from the companies on the strike.

No Chinese debt-trap, India is oldest ally but Maldives open for businesses, says President Yameen on the eve of polls
Mon, Sep 24, 2018

Opposition counters Maldives President Abdulla Yameen's claims of development with serious charges of his ‘authoritarian regime’ that imprisoned or forced to flee almost all the top opposition leaders and even Supreme Court judges in the last two years.

As Maldives Oppn cries foul, Yameen promises free, fair election
Mon, Sep 24, 2018

Yameen’s rival, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, represents the Opposition coalition of four political parties and has served as a parliamentarian for about 25 years.

Tamil Nadu BJP leader in eye of storm over derogatory remarks: Govt staff continue stir, several cases lodged
Sat, Sep 22, 2018

In a recent speech, Raja had alleged that the department’s officials were taking bribes and selling off temple lands to private parties.

‘BJP lawyer’ arrested for throwing shoes at Periyar statue in Chennai
Tue, Sep 18, 2018

State Fisheries Minister D Jayakumar said action will be taken against Jagadeesan. Opposition leader and DMK chief M K Stalin demanded punishment for those who vandalise Periyar statues.

Tamil Nadu BJP leader H Raja gets contempt notice for remarks against judiciary, cops
Tue, Sep 18, 2018

Raja denied the charges and said the video had been edited. Pudukottai police booked him and seven others under eight sections of IPC.

Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Release all convicts, Tamil Nadu to tell Governor
Mon, Sep 10, 2018

Among the seven convicts who may benefit from the Cabinet decision, Perarivalan is from Jolarpettai in Vellore district, Nalini from Chennai and Ravichandran from Madurai.

To assert his power in DMK, M K Alagiri marches to Karunanidhi Samadhi 
Wed, Sep 05, 2018

M K Alagiri rally in Chennai: Other than Alagiri and his son Dayanidhi Alagiri, Mannan, a former deputy mayor of Madurai city, will be the leading face in today's rally.

A day after arrest for anti-BJP slogan, Lois Sofia gets bail
Wed, Sep 05, 2018

Tamil Nadu student arrest: Under fire from rival parties for complaining against a student and having her arrested, Soundararajan defended her decision, saying Sofia should not have done that on board an aircraft.

Student arrested after Tamil Nadu BJP chief complains she said ‘fascist BJP govt’
Tue, Sep 04, 2018

"She shouted that slogan and used the word ‘fascist’, raising her fist and all. I thought I shouldn’t ignore a terrorist, so I filed a petition,” the TN BJP chief said.

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