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  • BJP distances itself from Maneka Gandhi's letter to Jayalalithaa 14 hours 28 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday distanced itself from Union Minister Maneka Gandhi's letter to convicted AIADMK Chief J Jayalalithaa after her release from Bangalore jail. The party said the letter from Maneka Gandhi is personal and should not be viewed as BJP's policy. BJP Secreatary Muralidhar Rao...
  • AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa thanks Maneka Gandhi, Rajnikanth for support 15 hours 1 minutes ago

    Chennai: AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa has thanked Union minister Maneka Gandhi for expressing sympathy and offering help to her. In a letter, Jaya said "Your letter touched me deeply. I was especially moved by the fact that despite your busy schedule as a Union Minister you found the time to...
  • Neither rejoiced on Jayalalithaa being jailed nor regretted her securing bail: Karunanidhi Yesterday

    Chennai: In his first significant remarks on the issue of his archrival AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa being convicted in a graft case, DMK President M Karunanidhi on Sunday claimed that he neither rejoiced over her being jailed nor did he regret about her securing bail in the Supreme Court. Explaining...
  • Voters in Maharashtra, Haryana repeated silent revolution in Lok Sabha polls: DMDK Yesterday

    Chennai: Hailing BJP for winning Maharashtra and Haryana elections, the party's Tamil Nadu ally DMDK on Sunday said that voters in these states had repeated the 'silent revolution' they did during Lok Sabha polls, by voting for the saffron unit. DMDK founder and Opposition Leader in Tamil Nadu Assembly, Vijayakant,...
  • Rajnikanth writes to Jayalalithaa, wishes her good health Yesterday

    Chennai: Tamil superstar Rajinikanth in a letter to AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa has expressed his happiness over later's release from Jail. The superstar in his letter wrote, "I am very glad to have you back in Poes Garden. Praying for good times for you. Always wishing you well for good...
  • 193 have died due to my present situation, says former Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa Yesterday

    Chennai: Former Tamil Nadu chief minister, who is out on bail after being convicted in a corruption case, on Sunday claimed 193 people had died in the state because of her "present situation" which she compared to "swimming in a sea of inferno". Putting up a brave front, Jayalalithaa assured...
  • My public life is like swimming in a river of fire, says former Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa Yesterday

    Chennai: Ruling AIADMK party general secretary and former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa on Sunday said her public life is akin to swimming in a river of fire. In a statement issued a day after she was released from the Bangalore Central Jail on bail, Jayalalithaa said: "My public life...
  • Inmate 7402 released, invites jailer to Chennai 2 days ago

    Bangalore: "Madam, it won't be possible for me to see you when I come to Chennai." Pat came the reply, "You come to Chennai and you can meet me,". This is what the most high profile inmates in the recent times at Bangalore's Parappana Agrahara Central Prison told the...
  • DA case convict Jayalalithaa arrives in Chennai to a hero's welcome after 21 days in jail 2 days ago

    Chennai: Former Tamil Nadu chief minister and AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa arrived in Chennai on Saturday evening after spending 21 days in a Bangalore prison following her conviction in the disproportionate assets case to a hero's welcome. The special flight carrying Jayalalithaa landed at Chennai airport and when she came out,...
  • DA case: J Jayalalithaa walks out of Bangalore jail after 22 days, Tamil Nadu CM receives her 2 days ago

    Bangalore: After spending 22 days in Bangalore Central Prison, AIADMK supremo and former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa walked out on Saturday. Her release from jail was in accordance with the Supreme Court order granting her bail in the disproportionate assets case. The release order by Special Judge John Michael...
  • DA case: Bangalore special court issues order for release of Jayalalithaa 2 days ago

    Bangalore: The Special Court on Saturday issued the order for release of AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa from jail in accordance with the Supreme Court order granting her bail in the disproportionate assets case. The release order by Special Judge John Michael D'Cunha came after a bond for Rs 2 crore was...
  • DA case: AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa to move out of Bangalore jail today 2 days ago

    Bangalore: After spending 22 days in jail, former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa will finally walk out on Saturday. The Supreme Court on Saturday granted bail to Jayalalithaa in the 18-year-old disproportionate assets case against her. Ahead of her release, Section 144 has been imposed around the Bangalore Central Jail...
  • DA case: Jayalalithaa gets bail; will the relief be shortlived? 3 days ago

    After 21 days in jail, former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa has finally been granted bail in the disproportionate assets case. Her sentence has been suspended, as is that of her co-convicts. The court told her to ensure no violence by her party cadres. ...
  • Would have committed suicide had Jaya not got bail: supporters 3 days ago

    Supporters of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa said that they would have committed suicide had she not got bail today in the DA case. ...
  • DA case: Jayalalithaa deserved to get bail, says lawyer Ram Jethmalani 3 days ago

    The Supreme Court granted bail to former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa in the 18-year-old disproportionate assets case. Jayalalithaa's lawyer Ram Jethmalani said that she deserved bail. "I am happy that Jayalalithaa got bail. She deserved to get bail. Karnataka High Court's verdict was wrong." ...
  • Watch: AIADMK supporters celebrate after SC grants bail to Jayalalithaa 3 days ago

    AIADMK supporters celebrated, bursting crackers and dancing on the roads after the Supreme Court granted bail to party chief Jayalalithaa in the illegal assets case on medical grounds. ...
  • Tamil Nadu CM O Panneerselvam to personally go to Bangalore to welcome Jayalalithaa out of jail 3 days ago

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam will personally go to Bangalore to welcome former chief minister J Jayalalithaa out of jail, after the Supreme Court granted her bail in the disproportionate assets case on Friday. The SC has also suspended her sentence. This was the last chance for Jayalalithaa to...
  • AIADMK supporters break into celebrations after SC grants bail to former TN CM Jayalalithaa 3 days ago

    Chennai: AIADMK supporters broke out into celebrations, bursting crackers and dancing on the roads after the Supreme Court granted bail to party chief Jayalalithaa in the illegal assets case, paving way for her homecoming for the Diwali festival. What started as a sombre day at the party headquarters with grim-faced AIADMK...
  • Timeline: Legal, political twists in Jayalalithaa's disproportionate assets case 3 days ago

    Bangalore: Following is the course the disproportionate assets case against former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa has traversed, seeing legal and political twists and turns in the last 18 years after the DMK government decided to form Special Court on coming to power in 1996. 1996: Dr Subramanian Swamy, then...
  • Supreme Court grants bail to Jayalalithaa, suspends her sentence; AIADMK supporters celebrate 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has granted bail to former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa's and has suspended her sentence. This was the last chance for Jayalalithaa to get a bail before Diwali as the apex court will go on leave for a week after Friday. Jayalalithaa has got...
  • AIADMK foundation day celebrated in Jayalalithaa's absence 3 days ago

    Chennai: It is a sheer coincidence that the AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa's bail application is coming up before the Supreme Court on its foundation day. This will be the last chance for Jayalalithaa to get a bail before Diwali as the apex court will go on leave for a week...
  • PM Modi praises Sania Mirza for joining 'Swachh Bharat' campaign 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday hailed tennis star Sania Mirza for joining the 'Swachh Bharat' campaign, saying it will go a long way in spreading awareness about the issue. He said other sportspersons, including shooter Anjali Bhagwat, would also be joining the campaign. "A commendable effort by @MirzaSania!...
  • Tamil Nadu Police sub-inspector kills a man at police station 5 days ago

    Chennai: A sub-inspector has allegedly shot dead a man at a police station in Ramanathapuram district. Enquiries in Ramanathapuram reveal that Syed Mohammed was taken to SP Pattinam police station on a complaint by a local shop owner about a minor scuffle. At the police station Syed Mohammed was severely...
  • Chennai building collapse: Madras HC raises questions on probe 1 week ago

    Chennai: The Madras High Court on Monday raised some questions on the investigation into the multi-storeyed building collapse in June wondering whether the final report was filed in a hurry and asked the government to submit an additional affidavit on its observations in six weeks. "The worry which we have...
  • We have no objection to shift Jayalalithaa to Tamil Nadu, says Karnataka Government 1 week ago

    Bangalore: Karnataka Government will have no objection to shift AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa to Tamil Nadu from a jail here if the neighbouring state makes a request through courts, Home Minister KJ George said on Monday. "If there is a proposal coming before the court from the Tamil Nadu government,...
  • SC to hear Jayalalithaa's bail plea in DA case on October 17 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear on Friday bail plea of AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa, undergoing jail term of four years for amassing disproportionate assets. A bench headed by Chief Justice HL Dattu posted the case for hearing on October 17 after senior advocate Fali S...
  • Fireworks manufacturers wary of influx of Chinese crackers 1 week ago

    Sivakasi: With less than 10 days to go for Diwali, Tamil Nadu fireworks manufacturers are gearing up for the festival with new varieties of crackers to compete against those made in Chinese as their influx was posing a threat to the Rs 3000-crore domestic industry. Eight new varieties of crackers have...
  • Countdown for IRNSS 1C launch commences at Sriharikota 1 week ago

    Chennai: The 67-hour countdown for the launch of India's navigation satellite IRNSS 1C, the third of seven satellites in the series to put in place India's navigation system on par with US' Global Positioning System, on board PSLV C 26 began on Monday at the spaceport of Sriharikota. Following the clearance...
  • Cyclone 'Hudhud': Coast Guard takes all precautionary measures October 11, 2014

    Chennai: Coast Guard Eastern region has taken all precautionary measures to face Cyclone Hudhud, expected to reach the northern coastline around Visakhapatnam on Sunday, Commander Coast Guard Eastern region, Inspector General, Satya Prakash Sharma. "We have already cautioned and warned all the mariners and fishermen...
  • Tamil Nadu: DMK to stage demonstration at Nokia's Sriperumbudur plant October 11, 2014

    Chennai: Protesting handset maker Nokia's decision to suspend production from November 1, DMK's labour wing will stage a demonstration at Sriperumbudur on October 17, party chief M Karunanidhi said on Saturday. DMK's Labour Progressive Federation (LPF) will stage the demonstration under its chief M Shanmugam,...