Arun Janardhanan


M Karunanidhi’s true loyalists with me, claims Alagiri on eve of DMK meeting
Tue, Aug 14, 2018

Speaking to reporters after visiting his father’s burial site, Alagiri said: “I shared my concerns with him (Karunanidhi). My leader’s true loyalists are with me. All are supporting me. Time will prove it.”

Karunanidhi’s true loyalists with me, claims Alagiri on eve of DMK meeting
Tue, Aug 14, 2018

Alagiri and Stalin have been at loggerheads for years over who will inherit Karunanidhi’s legacy. Before his expulsion, Alagiri had famously questioned if the DMK was a “mutt” where the pontiff could anoint his successor.

Justice M S Ramesh asks why Madras HC judges made to sit behind politicians at CJ swearing-in
Mon, Aug 13, 2018

Justice Ramesh also complained that the Madras HC Registrar’s request to oversee the seating arrangements for the HC judges was denied by Raj Bhavan officials.

Such a slow journey
Sun, Aug 12, 2018

The DEMU train on the Pattukkottai-Karaikudi stretch in Tamil Nadu takes 5 hours to cover 74 km, during which it stops at 34 level crossings. As a passenger asks, “Isn’t this slower than a man walking?”

Thalapathi’s time: MK Stalin finally emerges as the undisputed chief of DMK
Sun, Aug 12, 2018

But as he steps into his father’s giant shoes, he will feel the burden of expectations — his own and that of his partymen.

Karunanidhi laid to rest in Marina Beach next to mentor Annadurai
Thu, Aug 09, 2018

PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi, seven CMs present; three killed in stampede at Rajaji Hall

Karunanidhi: Tamil Nadu politics’ ultimate comeback man
Thu, Aug 09, 2018

Out of power for 13 yrs, faced corruption charges that were never proved in court but stuck on for life

Karunanidhi’s final resting place, next to Anna on Marina Beach
Thu, Aug 09, 2018

The DMK’s plea challenged a state government release in which it cited pending cases and legal hurdles and stated that it cannot allot space at Marina Beach.

M Karunanidhi: Thalaivar, Kalaignar
Wed, Aug 08, 2018

As a veteran groomed in the rationalist movement and an atheist, Karunanidhi lived by his ideals till the end. He is remembered as a quintessential writer, and shrewd leader with a spontaneous sense of humour.

M Karunanidhi (1924-2018): A Titan Departs
Wed, Aug 08, 2018

Wheelchair-bound since 2009, and retired from politics since October 2016, Karunanidhi’s health condition worsened on July 26 when he developed fever and urinary tract infection.

Karunanidhi’s Marina beach burial: Palaniswami govt says no, DMK moves Madras HC
Wed, Aug 08, 2018

Karunanidhi’s Marina beach burial: The tussle over the site started hours before Karunanidhi was declared dead, when his son and DMK working president M K Stalin met Chief Minister E K Palaniswami to request that his father be buried near Anna Samadhi, the memorial of DMK founder C N Annadurai.

M Karunanidhi (1924-2018): An atheist who spoke of God in the smile of the poor
Wed, Aug 08, 2018

The Karunanidhi regime in 1989 made an amendment to provide equal rights for women in ancestral property, to make sure that women have equal rights as men in the family.

Road ahead for post-Karunanidhi DMK: New rivals, battlelines
Wed, Aug 08, 2018

Karunanidhi death: Many watching the DMK camp say Stalin may have to rethink the party’s highly centralised power structure which is controlled by him and his group of handpicked people.

Decline in Karunanidhi’s health condition, next 24 hours will determine prognosis: hospital
Tue, Aug 07, 2018

“He is on continuous monitoring and being treated with active medical support. His response to the medical interventions over the next 24 hours will determine the prognosis,” said the statement.

In Chennai, a Class 10 student kills his aunt over argument
Mon, Aug 06, 2018

Chennai: Police said the boy murdered his 35-year-old aunt, who was a housewife, after she reportedly asked him to stop coming to her house for allegedly disturbing her 13-year-old daughter.

TTV Dhinakaran calls for alliance with Congress ‘if it drops DMK’
Sat, Aug 04, 2018

Votes of the Thevar community are expected to play a crucial role in the bypoll, which could turn out to be yet another battle of the ruling AIADMK and opposition DMK with Dhinakaran’s AMMK.

Tamil Nadu transfers idol theft cases to CBI, ends tussle with top IPS officer
Fri, Aug 03, 2018

The order, issued on August 1, comes in wake of a tussle between the state government and the court-appointed investigator, IGP A G Pon Manickavel.

Text from under bed busts gang of pickpockets targeting DMK men outside Kauvery Hospital
Thu, Aug 02, 2018

What made the police team suspicious was that some men, dressed in dhotis like DMK leaders, walked around alone and did not raise any slogans when the rest of the crowd did.

DMK chief M Karunanidhi had ‘transient setback’, but improving, says hospital
Mon, Jul 30, 2018

Karunanidhi (94) was rushed to a private hospital in Chennai around on Saturday following a drop in his blood pressure.

Karunanidhi rushed to hospital, is ‘stable’; leaders meet family
Sun, Jul 29, 2018

Around midnight, his children, M K Stalin, M K Alagiri and Kanimozhi, rushed to Karunanidhi’s Gopalapuram residence. Following news about Karunanidhi’s health, party leaders and workers gathered outside the hospital.