Arun Janardhanan


A WhatsApp message, a rumour, a mob and a lynching
Sun, May 20, 2018

In a repeat of Jharkhand killings of a year ago, a woman was killed and 4 beaten in a TN village on suspicion of being child lifters. Now men in hamlets around have left homes to evade arrest

Tamil Nadu man takes son to write NEET in Kerala, dies of heart attack
Mon, May 07, 2018

46-yr-old Krishnasamy made a 500-km train journey to take son to test centre

Hit by NEET, many Tamil Nadu students allotted centres in other states
Sat, May 05, 2018

NEET 2018: The problem, a CBSE official said, will be especially acute for students in rural areas, who may not have the means to travel and pay for accommodation in another state.

Seeking front, K Chandrasekhar Rao reaches out to M K Stalin; DMK says discussed ‘dictatorial’ Centre
Mon, Apr 30, 2018

K Chandrasekhar Rao had recently met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to step up efforts for a proposed Federal Front.

Kiran Bedi fiat: Free rice only if villages ODF; she has no clue, says Puducherry CM V Narayanasamy
Sun, Apr 29, 2018

Kiran Bedi, who had also set a deadline of May 31 for villages to clean up and qualify for the rice scheme, later issued a “clarification”, saying she was withholding her order.

Puducherry L-G Kiran Bedi recalls controversial ‘Clean Up or No Free Rice’ order, says she will give some more time
Sat, Apr 28, 2018

In a controversial decision, Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi announced that the distribution of free rice to villagers in the Union Territory will be stopped if villages are not free from open defecation and garbage.

No free rice from govt if villages are littered, not free from open defecation: Puducherry Lt Guv Kiran Bedi
Sat, Apr 28, 2018

Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi's statement said the free distribution of rice “shall be conditional to the certification of the village being open defecation free and free of strewn garbage and plastics.”

Madras High Court transfers gutkha scam case to CBI
Fri, Apr 27, 2018

The scam came to light in July last year, when the income tax department conducted raids at the godown, offices and residences of a pan masala and gutkha manufacturer in Tamil Nadu over alleged tax evasion to the tune of Rs 250 crore.

Fissures emerge in Sasikala family as brother, nephew trade barbs
Fri, Apr 27, 2018

Sasikala's brother V Dhivakaran has been publicly challenging the leadership of Dhinakaran, calling him 'power hungry' and blaming him for Sasikala's fate.

Anonymity is address of blocking service in India
Wed, Apr 25, 2018

In December 2013, Netsweeper-Canada was part of a trade mission to India as one of the 11 top Canadian companies.

1998 serial blast convict Mohammed Rafiq held for ‘bluster’ on phone about plan to kill PM Modi
Wed, Apr 25, 2018

After interrogating accused Mohamed Rafiq, 53, the police said it was bluster, probably to get money from the customer, who identified himself as a native of Salem, Tamil Nadu.

Lawyer who fought poll for BJP held for sexually abusing child
Mon, Apr 23, 2018

An FIR has been registered and the accused has been booked for sexual assault under POCSO Act.  Ananth contested from R K Nagar constituency in the 2006 Assembly polls on a BJP ticket.

CPM leader writes to PM Modi: Recall Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit
Mon, Apr 23, 2018

The Tamil Nadu Governor's name cropped up in the case of a woman teacher allegedly asking students to become sexually intimate with a senior official of Madurai Kamaraj University.

Day after TN Governor apology, BJP leader S Ve Shekher shares FB post abusing women journalists
Sat, Apr 21, 2018

Demanding action against Shekher, journalists in Chennai will protest on Friday before the BJP state headquarters in Chennai.

Patted cheek as an act of appreciation, says Tamil Nadu Governor in apology; journalist ‘not convinced’
Thu, Apr 19, 2018

Tamil Nadu governor incident: "I considered that question to be a good one. Therefore, as an act of appreciation for the question you posed, I gave a pat on your cheek considering you to be like my granddaughter," Governor Banwarilal Purohit said in his apology

Tamil Nadu: Teacher ‘asks students to perform sexual favours for official’, held
Tue, Apr 17, 2018

The university suspended Nirmala Devi, Assistant Professor at Devanga Arts College in Virudhunagar. In the audio clip, Devi is heard talking to a student about an “opportunity” and about things students have to do “secretly” for a senior university official.

Nedumaran and his 2,000 books
Sun, Apr 15, 2018

They may be lost, the print may not even be legible, but 16 years after his books were confiscated by the Tamil Nadu Police, the 85-year-old continues to fight a legal battle for their release

Cops tried to abduct or harm me: Arrested Tamil folk singer
Sun, Apr 15, 2018

Vijaya Baskar, inspector of Trichy Cantonment police station who handled the arrest of Kovan, said they sent a team in plain clothes to collect information before the arrest. “People protested and alleged that they were not policemen.

Protests over Cauvery: Vaiko’s nephew sets himself on fire
Sat, Apr 14, 2018

While addressing the media at the Madurai hospital, Vaiko broke down and appealed to people not to commit suicide. "He is fighting for his life now,” he said.

Tamil folk singer held for song ‘insulting’ PM Modi
Sat, Apr 14, 2018

Titled ‘VHP Rath Yatra’, the 4.02-minute video of the song was released soon after the VHP’s Ram Rath Yatra entered Tamil Nadu in late-March. Extremely popular and shared numerous times on social media platforms, the song had more than 2.20 lakh views on YouTube by Friday evening.