Leela Murali

Articles By Leela Murali

Why Burmese Tamils have a soft corner for DMK leaders

Most remember how C N Annadurai, the founder of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), was instrumental in setting up houses for them in areas like Vyasarpadi and Roypuram in Chennai and even opened Burma Bazaar in North Chennai for trade.

Chennai South is held by son of fisheries minister, but fisherfolk here are not happy

Chennai’s shoreline is dotted with small-scale fishing hamlets facing an uncertain future due to rapid urbanisation and consequent climate change. The Centre’s amended Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) rules have added to their woes

Lok Sabha elections 2019: For Tamil Nadu’s only transgender candidate, a fight for equality

A cook by profession, Radha is contesting the polls as an Independent from Chennai South constituency. She is among only a handful of transgender candidates who have filed their nominations from across the country. If elected, she will be the first transgender in Parliament.

Nawaz Sharif, Maryam arrested in Pakistan, provided ‘B’ class facilities at Rawalpindi jail

Within minutes of touching down in Lahore, former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam, who are convicted for corruption, were arrested.

Travel ban: How US Supreme Court ruled

President Donald Trump described the verdict as a “tremendous victory for the American people and the Constitution”.

Karnataka Election Results 2018 highlights: BJP’s Yeddyurappa is CM, Rahul Gandhi says ‘mockery of Constitution’

Karnataka Election Results 2018: BS Yeddyurappa is chief minister of Karnataka. He took oath at 9 am Thursday morning, hours after the SC, in a midnight to dawn hearing, refused to stay the swearing-in ceremony. You can read through the highlights from the first hour of counting till the swearing-in ceremony, below.

On trail of serial Austin bombings, no evident motive, many questions

It took the police weeks to find him, as he avoided CCTV cameras by wearing a blonde wig, and used the alias “Kelly Killmore” to ship packages to victims.

Kamal Haasan launches Tamil Nadu political party Makkal Needhi Maiam — here’s all you need to know

Kamal Haasan launched Makkal Needhi Maiam on Wednesday, following months of speculation as to whether the veteran Tamil actor would take the plunge. Here's everything you need to know about the new entrant in Tamil Nadu politics.

Tamil Nadu farmer protest: Centre has forced us to eat mud as food, says protester

"We will fight until the government writes off all loans in nationalised banks,” said Ayyakannu, leader of the protests.

DMDK chief Vijaykanth’s wife joins agitating TN farmers in Delhi

“I’m not here to blame any party from Tamil Nadu; DMK and AIADMK are not to blame,” Premalatha said.

Western Ghats as eco-sensitive zones: All about the Centre-state tussle you need to know

The states have 60 days to raise objections against the Centre's fresh notification regarding ecologically sensitive areas in the Western Ghats, before it becomes final.