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Jayalalithaa acquitted, back as TN chief minister soon

The Karnataka high court has acquitted J Jayalalithaa in the disproportionate assets case

Jayalalithaa verdict: What does it mean for Tamil Nadu

Celebrations were visible across Tamil Nadu after the Karnataka high court acquitted former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa and three others in disproportionate assets case. 

Jaya yet to show inclination and date to assume CM’s post again

There is no clarity yet on when AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa would return as Tamil Nadu chief minister. However, according to her party leaders their Amma (Jayalalithaa) would be the chief minister

Jayalalithaa will become chief minister again on May 23

J Jayalalithaa will be sworn in as chief minister of Tamil Nadu on May 23. She will be elected as the party legislature leader on May 22. AIADMK spokesperson C R Saraswathi told repo

Karnataka to appeal against Jaya acquittal

The Karnataka government of the Congress party has decided to appeal against the high court verdict acquitting J Jayalalithaa in a corruption case. Jayalalithaa, 67, was sworn in as

It’s raining freebies in Tamil Nadu

As Tamil Nadu gears up for the May 16 assembly polls, it’s raining freebies in the state, yet again. Before the model code of conduct came into effect early this month, politicians ensured

Jayalalithaa led AIADMK to retain power: Pre-poll survey

Chennai based digital news start-up Ippothu.com, in a pre-poll survey has found that the Jayalalithaa-led government will get a decisive victory in the upcoming assembly elections. The survey that

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At least 283 TN candidates have criminal cases

As many as 283 candidates in the electoral fray in Tamil Nadu have declared criminal cases against themselves, showed an analysis of self-sworn affidavits of 997 of the 1,107 candidates by Tamil Na

The return of the cloaked Amma

Jayalalithaa, 68, has come back to power for the second consecutive term, a singular achievement in Tamil Nadu which is otherwise known to alternate its rulers. The victory is significant, yet the

Tamil Nadu polls: Here’s why Amma won

As the Jayalalithaa-led All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) comes back to power again in Tamil Nadu, here is what Chennai-based political experts have to say on the outcome of this el

Can AIADMK handle freebies this time, asks experts

In a state where people look forward to freebies, and might be looking again for the ones announced in AIADMK’s 2016 election manifesto, many feel that not everyone want freebies this time an

Jaya in hospital, governance in coma

The condition of Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa “continues to improve” but she needs to “stay longer in the hospital”, read the CM’s latest medical bulletin.

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In death as in life, Tamil Nadu’s enigmatic chief minister J Jayalalithaa retained her mystique. When she fell dangerously ill, people did not know – and were not told – what she

Sasikala posters come up in Chennai, want her as AIADMK chief

Supporters of Sasikala, late chief minister J Jayalalithaa’s aide, have put up posters across the Tamil Nadu capital to demand that she take over the reins of the AIADMK. There are a few post

Tamil Nadu demands Saikala as chief minister

The chorus is getting louder day-by-day to make Sasikala or ‘Chinna-Amma’, as the chief minister of the state. Till now supporters were demanding her to become AIADMK chief. Now even co

Tamil Nadu’s new empress

As J Jayalalithaa lay in state at the imposing Rajaji Hall in Chennai, a black sari-clad woman with puffy eyes quietly stood at her side. She was Sasikala Natarajan, who barring a brief period, had

It’s son rise time in DMK, Stalin appointed DMK chief

After the ruling AIADMK party elected Sasikala Natarajan as its new chief, it’s time for the son rise in the opposition DMK. M Karunanidhi’s son, MK Stalin, has been elevated as the wor

Chinnamma is not Amma

Sasikala Natarajan, who is affectionately called Chinnamma, has easily slipped into the role of being the leader of the AIADMK following the death of chief minister J Jayalalithaa. But she has big

Jallikkatu stir: Violence in Tamil Nadu

 Violence broke out in Chennai and parts of Tamil Nadu on Monday over Jallikattu. For the past six days, the protests had been largely peaceful. There was a police crackdown after wh

Not a walk in the park for Sasikala

 Sasikala’s elevation as chief minister of Tamil Nadu, exactly 60 days after Jayalalithaa’s death, may bring down the curtains on the power struggle. But, the road ahead is not goi

AIADMK in throes of crisis

 All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), which is yet to recover from the death of its leader and then chief minister J Jayalalithaa, is now facing a huge crisis following the revol

AIADMK may split

 The tug-of-war between caretaker chief minister O Panneerselvam and Jayalalithaa’s aide Sasikala Natarajan, who was found guilty on Tuesday in a disproportionate assets case by the supr

Big test for Palanisami

It’s been over a month since the power centre in Tamil Nadu shifted from Poes Garden to Greenways Road in Chennai. The thirteenth chief minister of the state, Edappadi K Palanisami, is taking

Ruling party may lose RK Nagar bypoll in TN

 The bypoll for RK Nagar assembly constituency, which fell vacant following the death of Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa, has seen the trifurcation of the AIADMK vote bank, which may

AIADMK factions brought together by ‘two-leaves’ symbol

 The “two-leaves” symbol, which has been frozen by the election commission, seem to have brought together the warring factions of the AIADMK. Both factions are keen to get the symb

Rajinikanth may be looking beyond Tamil Nadu

The political ambition of superstar Rajinikanth may not be restricted only to Tamil Nadu, say political experts. Rajinikanth, who is considered to be close to many national leaders, had m

No end in sight to turbulence in TN politics

No party seems to be prepared to end the prolonged political crisis that Tamil Nadu has been  facing for the past nine months, feel analysts. The main opposition DMK is not adequatel

AIADMK merger will be good for TN, says political analyst

The political scenario in Tamil Nadu has once again changed following the merger of the two AIADMK factions. City-based observers think that isolating TTV Dinakaran and Sasikala faction is good n

Politics won’t be easy for Kamal Haasan

 As Kamal Haasan contemplates a career in politics, many feel that it may not be an easy journey for the superstar. Haasan has not yet spoken about his ideologies, his intentions or

BJP stands to benefit with Purohit as TN governor: Experts

The appointment of senior BJP leader Banwari Lal Purohit as governor of Tamil Nadu is being seen by experts as a BJP strategy to retain an edge in the state politics. The state, which has

Modi meeting Karunanidhi will help improve ties

 There is speculation about ties improving between the BJP and the DMK after prime minister Narendra Modi met DMK supremo Karunanidhi at his Gopalapuram residence in Chennai on Monday. He also

RK Nagar bypoll a litmus test for AIADMK

 The bypoll for RK Nagar assembly constituency, which fell vacant following the death of Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa, is going to be a litmus test for the ruling AIADMK, feel poli

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