Arun Janardhanan

Articles By Arun Janardhanan

Tamil Nadu govt orders probe into admissions in 24 medical colleges

According to a senior police officer investigating the case, the student, who was attending classes at the Government Theni Medical College, was found with contradicting identity details in the college application and the NEET 2019 marks card.

Madras HC without Chief Justice for over 10 days, jurists call it ‘constitutional crisis’

Justice K Chandru, a retired judge of Madras High Court, said there cannot be a judiciary without a chief.

Tamil Nadu schools get an upgrade: Blackboards outs, Smart boards in

From a dedicated TV channel to free laptops for all teachers, state government reboots public schools. As part of a comprehensive package, the state government has launched a new television channel dedicated exclusively for school students.

On Madras High Court CJ’s decision to quit, jurists’ opinion divided, lawyers plan protest

Tahilramani, who was a judge in Mumbai HC, became Madras HC Chief Justice in August 2018.

IAS officer quits: ‘Unethical to continue when building blocks of democracy being compromised’

This comes after Kannan Gopinathan, a 2012-batch IAS officer from Kerala, resigned last month, citing curbs on the “entire state” of J&K.

Dalit activist Durai Guna held for posters ‘defaming’ Tamil Nadu dist authorities

The posters appeared as an advertisement and mockingly ‘invited’ candidates for posts ranging from tehsildar to district collector, leaving Revenue officials fuming, according to a senior police officer.

Mango locks to ones that slice off fingers: GI boost for Tamil Nadu’s Dindigul legacy

On Saturday, the lock was granted a Geographical Indication (GI) tag, based on an application filed by the Dindigul Lock, Hardware and Steel Furniture Workers Industrial Co-Operative Society.

15 seconds of TikTok: Caste tensions, a murder and suicide

A TikTok video led to caste tensions, a murder and suicide in Thalavedu, where few knew of the app till then

Stalin completes a year as DMK chief, emerges a strong Opposition voice

Stalin took charge as party chief on August 28 last year. He was fighting the ruling AIADMK, which had emerged as the third largest party in Delhi in 2014 elections. The DMK is in the same position now.

TN, Kerala on alert after inputs on entry of Lashkar group

Vital security installations and worship centres, tourist locations and foreign embassies were among the targets of the terrorist group, according to the intelligence input.

Waste to water: Borewells recharged, crops saved in parched Tamil Nadu district

The idea is simple. An open area behind the village where all its waste and sewage would get collected was cleaned up and a vertical filtering system built there.

Tamil Nadu on high alert after warning on Lashkar terrorists entering state

The alert said a group, including one Pakistani and five Sri Lankan Tamil Muslims, have reportedly disguised themselves as Hindus and may carry out attacks across the state. A senior officer said the input was specifically on Coimbatore city.

Video of body lowered from bridge: Vellore officials promise new burial ground for Dalits nearby

On Thursday, Kannadasan said, several government teams visited their village and promised a space for burial about 4 km away.

Lawyers write to Madras High Court CJ on ‘communal’ remarks by judge

The representation was signed by 64 senior lawyers, including R Vaigai, Anna Mathew, Sudha Ramalingam, K Prema, B Anitha, and Akila R S.

‘Social media should share info on users who abuse online’

An RTI and animal rights activist, Rubin said he had a personal reason to take up this legal battle, even though many whistle-blowers and privacy rights activists are unhappy with him for seeking to compromise privacy on social media.

Tamil Nadu minister cancels circular banning wristbands identifying students’ caste

K A Sengottaiyan, in his statement on Friday, maintained that existing norms in the schools will continue.

Parents feel Christian co-ed institutions highly unsafe for future of girls: Madras HC

Justice Vaidyanathan observed, “Christian missionaries are always the source of attack in one way or the other, and in the present era, there are several accusations against them for indulging in compulsory conversion of people of other religions to Christianity."

Road clear for Gotabaya Rajapaksa to contest coming Sri Lankan president election

The Sunday Express has learnt that a consensus has been reached in the family and former president Mahinda Rajapaksa will announce the name of brother Gotabaya as the candidate of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) on August 11.

DMK wins Vellore Lok Sabha elections with slim margin against AIADMK

Following his victory, Anand said it was a gift for the hard work of party chief M K Stalin. His father and senior DMK leader Duraimurugan admitted that minority votes played a major role in the DMK’s victory and added that the poll result was a tight slap on the AIADMK for their “pro-BJP stand”.

Vellore Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: Ruling AIADMK maintains clear lead over DMK 

The Vellore seat is the last Lok Sabha constituency to hold elections. Polls were deferred by the Election Commission after it allegedly seized cash during the campaigns which it claimed was being used to influence voters. The constituency went to polls on August 5.