Kajal Iyer

  • LS pollscape: Tricky alliances in TN, upbeat Jaya, isolated Congress 05-02-2014 11:36 AM

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's prime ministerial ambitions received a major boost with the CPI and the CPI-M courting her over the last couple of days. While the Times of India says that the CPI has already decided on even the seat sharing, CPI-M's Prakash Karat said that...
  • Watch: Alagiri's posters plastered all over Madurai 30-01-2014 12:54 PM

    After DMK chief Karunanidhi's elder son Alagiri was expelled from the party, an assortment of Alagiri posters has been put up in Madurai on his birthday. The pictures show Alagiri in various avatars. ...
  • Rift within DMK, 3 MPs take part in Alagiri's birthday celebrations 30-01-2014 11:16 AM

    Chennai: Unfazed about his suspension from DMK and severe criticism by the party high command, MK Alagiri's supporters are holding celebrations for the leader in Madurai. Making the rift in the DMK evident, three party MPs were seen as a part of the suspended leader's birthday celebrations. Giant posters, with...
  • Andaman boat tragedy: Questions on lapses galore, MHA takes cognisance 27-01-2014 10:52 PM

    Chennai: A day after a tourist boat capsized off the Andaman coast leaving 21 people dead, the scale of the tragedy is becoming apparent. Preliminary reports suggest the boat which had a capacity of 25-30 passengers was overloaded with almost 48 people on it. The passengers have claimed they were...
  • AAP effect: DMDK to fight on anticorruption plank 14-01-2014 12:16 PM

    Chennai: Actor Vijayakant-led DMDK has announced that its focus for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections would be anti-corruption. The party also announced plans for its meet on February 2 where the anti-corruption plank will be fleshed out and the party will declare its alliance with other political parties. Asked whether...
  • German woman alleges molestation in Chennaibound Mangalore Express 14-01-2014 09:37 AM

    Chennai: In yet another case of crime against foreign nationals, a German woman has alleged that she was molested in the Chennai-bound Mangalore Express. The Railway Police has filed an FIR in the case and sent the woman for medical examination. The accused has been identified and traced down to...
  • Nation celebrates Makar Sankranti, Pongal 14-01-2014 08:56 AM

    New Delhi: Two major harvest festivals, Makar Sankranti and Pongal are being celebrated across the country on Tuesday. While it is known as Makar Sankranti in northern regions of India, down South, the festival is celebrated by the name Pongal in Tamil Nadu. Makar Sankranti marks the beginning of the...
  • 200 Tamil Nadu fishermen in Sri Lankan jails, families seek help 13-01-2014 09:51 AM

    Rameshwaram: More than 200 Indian fishermen are being held in Sri Lankan jails, for straying into Sri Lankan water. Even as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has promised to have them released by January 20, their families have accused political leaders of ignoring their fate. A day in the life...
  • DMK tussle: Alagiri meets Karunanidhi after he was warned 11-01-2014 01:07 PM

    Chennai: Former Union Minister and DMK leader MK Alagiri on Saturday met party chief and his father M Karunanidhi at the latter's Gopalapuram residence. Before meeting, Alagiri had indicated that he was going to wish his father for Pongal. After a brief meeting Alagiri came out and told the media...
  • TN fishermen in Sri Lanka's custody ask why they're being ignored 10-01-2014 09:16 AM

    Rameshwaram: A day in the life of a fisherman in Rameshwaram starts a little after midnight. He kisses his children as they sleep, wishes his wife farewell and sets out on his boat at 1 am. The women as is tradition, say a little prayer, hoping the gods save their...
  • DMK chief Karunanidhi acts against son Alagiri, suspends his supporters 09-01-2014 03:12 PM

    Chennai: The divide in DMK's first family seems to be deepening with party chief Karunanidhi suspending five supporters of his son Alagiri from the party. This move comes 2 days after Karunanidhi issued a veiled warning to Alagiri for speaking out against party heir apparent and younger brother MK Stalin....
  • Chennai: 15yearold accused of theft shot at by policeman, critical 08-01-2014 04:49 PM

    Chennai: A 15-year-old suffered serious injuries after he was shot at in the neck by a policeman during questioning. The boy, Thameem Ansari, was being questioned at a Chennai police station for a theft when the service revolved belonging to an inspector went off. Senior officers disclosed that the careless...
  • Jayalalithaa slams Centre over LPG price hike 02-01-2014 02:40 PM

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Thursday said people should be given good news on a New Year day instead the Centre has burdened them with another price hike. Jaya slammed the Centre saying that the middle class is already reeling under inflation and it can't pay more...
  • Puducherry: 2 groups gangrape 21yearold twice, 10 arrested 27-12-2013 10:59 AM

    Karaikal: The Karaikal Police in Puducherry has arrested 10 people for the alleged gangrape of a 21-year-old girl on Christmas eve. The girl was allegedly abducted and gangraped not once but twice by two different groups on Christmas eve. The girl had accompanied a female friend to Karaikal to meet...
  • TN Police arrests Editor of Captain TV on sexual harassment charges 22-12-2013 10:26 AM

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Police on Sunday arrested an Editor of Chennai based TV company - Captain TV on charges of sexual harassment. The arrest was made after a former employee alleged that she was sexual harassed by the accused. The company, Captain Media is however saying that the charges are...
  • AIADMK passes resolution, declares Jayalalithaa as PM candidate 21-12-2013 11:57 AM

    The AIADMK has passed a resolution declaring party supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa as the prime ministerial candidate. Jayalalithaa said, "Party cadres expressed their feelings. they have a right to do so. But whatever party wants to convey as its official stand has been conveyed in the...
  • Next PM should come from Tamil Nadu: AIADMK 19-12-2013 04:59 PM

    Chennai: The AIADMK General Meeting has passed a resolution that a leader from Tamil Nadu should lead the country this time. Even though the resolution does not name Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa as its prime ministerial candidates, it is obvious that the party is proposing...
  • Delhi gangrape: One year on, security is still an issue 16-12-2013 12:22 PM

    It's been a year since the horrific gangrape of a 23-year-old physiotherapy student by six men inside a private bus on the roads of Delhi that shook the whole nation. The sheer brutality of the crime saw unprecedented protests across the country. Despite this, nothing seems to have changed on...
  • Rajinikanth to have a quiet birthday, says wife Latha 12-12-2013 01:10 PM

    Chennai: While most of India celebrates Rajinikanth's 63rd birthday with 'Lungi dance' playing on the loop, the song evokes mixed reactions in the star's home city Chennai. Fans in Chennai were in fact, eager to dance to the tunes of Rajini's latest film 'Kochadaiyaan', whose music release was earlier scheduled...
  • Both Modi, Jaya PM aspirants; no alliance with AIADMK: TN BJP leader 10-12-2013 05:45 PM

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu unit of Bharatiya Janata Party has ruled out a pre-poll alliance with the AIADMK. BJP's National executive member L Ganesan said that two Prime Ministerial candidates cannot come together ahead of Lok Sabha elections that are due in 2014. Speaking to CNN-IBN he said "the AIADMK...
  • Chennai police chief meets bank officials to review safety measures 03-12-2013 10:49 PM

    Chennai: In the backdrop of the gruesome attack on a bank employee in an ATM in Bangalore, the Chennai Police Commissioner S George met 105 representatives of around 40 banks in the city to review the security situation in ATMs. At the meeting, the police commissioner suggested various measures to...
  • Jayalalithaa opposes Communal Violence Bill 02-12-2013 04:33 PM

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has written a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in response to a draft of the Communal Violence Bill that was sent out to states for perusal. Jayalalithaa says she had earlier raised the issue that many provisions of the Bill were vaguely worded...
  • Swapna, the first transgender to take a civil services examination 02-12-2013 08:46 AM

    Chennai: Breaking the stereotype, 23-year-old Swapna has became the first transgender to appear for a civil services examination in Tamil Nadu. On December 1, Swapna, a BCA graduate from Madurai became the first transgender to take the Tamil Nadu Public Service exam. The landmark decision to allow Swapna to appear...
  • Sankararaman murder case: All accused cleared of charges 27-11-2013 06:05 PM

    In a major relief for Kanchi Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswati and his followers, all 23 accused in the Shankararaman murder case have been acquitted by a court in Pondicherry. The judge said that the complainant had failed to support the prosecution. ...
  • Sankararaman murder: Kanchi Shankaracharya acquitted 27-11-2013 11:03 AM

    Pondicherry: In a major relief for Kanchi Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswati and his followers, all 23 accused in the Shankararaman murder case have been acquitted by a court in Pondicherry. The judge said that the complainant had failed to support the prosecution. The murdered Sankararaman's wife and daughter did not recognise...
  • Sankararaman murder case: The political ramifications 27-11-2013 10:45 AM

    Chennai: A Pondicherry court will deliver its verdict in the Sankararaman murder case where pontiffs Jayendra and Vijayendra Saraswati are the prime accused. The 9-year-old murder case had far reaching political ramifications. Jayendra Saraswati, pontiff and high priest of Hinduism, was someone who was revered by the rich and the...
  • Sankararaman case verdict today; Kanchi seer, junior accused 27-11-2013 07:45 AM

    Chennai: On September 3, 2004, a man named Sankararaman, a manager of the Varadarajaperumal temple in Kanchipuram, was brutally murdered. It would have passed off as just one of those senseless crimes, had it not been for an investigative report in Tamil magazine Nakkeeran, linking the murder to the de...
  • TN CM Jayalalithaa writes to PM on power woes 26-11-2013 11:45 AM

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has sent a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh seeking his intervention to solve the state's power problems. In her letter she said that Tamil Nadu has a demand-supply gap of 4,000 megawatt. She has also blamed central power generating units for the...
  • Parking space must in all new buildings in Chennai 22-11-2013 01:57 PM

    Chennai: Chennai Mayor Saidai Duraisamy announced in the Chennai Corporation Council meeting on Friday that parking space must be incorporated in building plans from now on. Citing the example of the shoddily constructed pavement vendor rehabilitation building at Theagaraya Road, the mayor said that without parking facilities the building is...
  • Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa opens largest Amma canteen 20-11-2013 12:21 PM

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Wednesday inaugurated the largest Amma canteen so far in Chennai. The canteen has been opened at the government hospital in Chennai with the aim of providing poor patients nutritious and affordable food. The canteen is a part of the chain of Amma...