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TN investors meet may be affected by Jaya’s absence

Will J Jayalalithaa’s absence from administration affect the progress of Tamil Nadu? There is real danger of halting industrial development in TN and the first test is just ove

Apex court split over Jaya`s plea

The supreme court on Wednesday gave a split verdict on a petition challenging the appointment of G Bhawani Singh as special public prosecutor in former Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa’

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. 

Swamy calls Jayalalithaa verdict as ‘tragedy of arithmetic errors’

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has said that he was appealing in the supreme court against the acquittal of J Jayalalithaa and three others in a disproportionate assets case. The Karnataka government

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

BJP may want Jayalalithaa in active politics

The political reality, in former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa disproportionate assets case, is pretty clear. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government wants Jayalalithaa to be saved.

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

Panneerselvam quits, Jayalalithaa to be chief minister again

J Jayalalithaa has been elected as the legislature party leader of AIADMK on Friday and governor K Rosaiah has invited her to form the ministry. She will be sworn in at 11 am on Saturday and this w

Modi`s one year has been satisfactory, says Jaitley

Satisfaction and positive sentiments are major themes of one year of Modi government. This is what came out at a press conference on Friday addressed by finance minister Arun Jaitley in the nationa

Rajnikanth makes special appearance at Jayalalithaa’s swearing in ceremony

Super star Rajinikanth and BJP leaders attended the swearing in ceremony of J Jayalalithaa as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu on Saturday morning. Jayalalithaa was sworn in first an

Jaya not off the hook yet, DMK to move SC on her acquittal

Days after J Jayalalithaa took oath as chief minister of Tamil Nadu the opposition DMK on Monday said it has decided to file an appeal against her acquittal in a wealth case by the Karnataka High C

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

Chennai becomes sixth city with metro rail connectivity

After the inauguration of Jaipur metro early this month, Chennai joins metro connectivity cities of India today (Monday). Chennai Metro rail began services at noon today. The first m

Chennai metro gets good response, but lacks amenities

Priya stood in the queue to buy ticket for the first journey on Chennai metro rail on its first day run from Alandur to Koyamabedu, an hour after TN Chief minister J Jayalalithaa launched the metro

Jayalalithaa wins by huge margin, gets ready for assembly polls

Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa has won the RK Nagar by-election with a huge margin of 1.51 lakh votes. Her vote tally was 1.6 lakh votes. She defeated CPI candidate C Mahendran.

Karunanidhi plays power politics as Jaya takes credit for improved power scenario

Trying to provoke chief minister J Jayalalithaa on her claim that Tamil Nadu`s electricity needs have been fulfilled, DMK chief Karunanidhi on Wednesday asked her to answer the people over charges

Jaya serves lunch to Modi but state BJP feels discomfort

Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa plays perfect luncheon host to prime minister Narendra Modi and leaves the TN BJP confused. With elections around the corner, Jayalalithaa al

Jaya praises PM at hugely successful investor meet of TN

"The Global Investors Meet had targeted investment commitments of Rs 1 lakh crore, which has already been exceeded. I am very confident that further commitments would be made over these two da

Morning briefing: Two-day special sitting of parliament from today

In a tribute to BR Ambedkar, the architect of the Indian constitution, the parliament is having a special sitting today and tomorrow (Thursday and Friday), marking Constitution Day. The two-day eve

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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“We have a colonial law which governs our regulatory system. Successive governments have tried to address the gap and loopholes in a patchwork way which is the root cause of the mess we are i

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

Congress suffers setback; BJP smiles in Assam

As the BJP celebrated its magnificent victory in Assam, the outcome of assembly elections in five states – Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Assam, West Bengal and Puducherry – should make India&rsqu

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

Jayalalithaa shuts 500 liquor shops

 J Jayalalithaa began her second term as the chief minister of Tamil Nadu on Monday by announcing closure of 500 Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation (TASMAC) liquor shops.  T

Temperance times

Prohibition in Gujarat is of course a joke. There are days – national holidays, religious festivals – when a regular consumer would have a hard time buying it in Delhi or Mumbai, but hi

Dry Bihar heaves a sigh of relief

My husband has lost everything to liquor. Whatever we inherited from our ancestors is  gone. On top of that, he would turn harsh to us after drinking. But now he is fighting for his life after

Promises aside, Tamil Nadu still reeks of alcohol

It is half past noon. Dozens of eager men are at one of the Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation (TASMAC)-run liquor shops in Mullimanagar, a fishing hamlet along the Marina beach in Chennai. The

Why prohibition doesn’t make economic sense

These days K Babu, the controversial excise minister in the previous United Democratic Front government in Kerala headed by Oommen Chandy, cannot control his anger and frustration. Reason? He becam

Brand Amma becomes stronger

 Chief minister J Jayalalithaa’s populist programmes like the  low-cost eateries Amma Unavagam or Amma canteens seem to have worked in her favour by ensuring that she comes back to

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.

Not in the driver’s seat

The unthinkable has just happened. The Tamil Nadu government’s decision to implement the National Food Security Act (NFSA) has raised eyebrows. The move was opposed by chief minister J Jayala

Emotions peak outside Apollo; Jayalalithaa still on life support

As the health conditions of Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa started deteriorating on Monday evening, several news TV channels reported that the CM passed away. Even Jaya TV owned by AIADMK

Jayalalithaa is dead; Panneerselvam sworn-in as Tamil Nadu CM

O Panneerselvam kept a photograph of J Jayalalithaa, who die

So, who gets Jayalalithaa’s properties?

 Who will own the properties of Jayalithaa, who served five terms as chief minister of Tamil Nadu and died on December 5? That is a question which is being asked by the people in Chennai.

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’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

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

As SC convicts Sasikala, all eyes on Deepa, Panneerselvam

For someone who was not allowed to meet her ailing aunt barely two months back to now being seen as a contender for late chief minister J Jayalalithaa’s legacy, it has been a dramatic rise fo

When Delhi patiently waited for Sasikala to implode

 A supreme court verdict on Tuesday put paid to Sasikala Natarajan’s dream of becoming the chief minister of Tamil Nadu, and practically cleared the way for caretaker chief minister O Pa

Sasikala camp in talks with OPS faction

 The Sasikala camp is in talks with the O Panneerselvam (OPS) faction and they are trying to win them over, says an AIADMK insider. Negotiation have started between the main AIADMK,

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

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

Tax burden crushes Tamil film industry

Ivan Thanthiran, a medium budget Tamil movie that was released on June 30, had a good opening at the Chennai box office. The film is estimated to have collected Rs 1.5 crore in its first three days

So, who gets to own Jayalalithaa’s properties?

  It’s been over six months since then Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa died, yet it is still not clear who would finally get to own the sprawling bungalow at Poes Garden and her

Polling begins for RK Nagar in Chennai

RK Nagar constituency, which was held by former Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa, went to polls on Thursday. It is a crucial bypoll as it would decide Amma’s legacy. As many as 72 candidates are

The proof of the sambar

It’s 1 pm and the place is not crowded. The usual lunch hour rush and long queues are surprisingly missing from the Amma canteen in Santhome, Chennai. There is a murmur in the large, clean ha

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