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  • Karunanidhi takes swipe at Tamil Nadu CM over seating arrangements in Assembly December 4, 2014

    Chennai: Peeved over the seating arrangements in the Tamil Nadu Assembly, DMK president M Karunanidhi on Thursday took a swipe at Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam and said an "ailing" person like him, who had participated in debates for over 50 years, had been disregarded. After signing the Assembly attendance register,...
  • Bird flu: Tamil Nadu halts transportation of chicken from Kerala November 26, 2014

    Chennai: With the outbreak of avian flu in neighbouring Kerala, Tamil Nadu Government on Wednesday announced a series of measures to prevent its spread in the state, including suspending transportation of chicken and destroying eggs meant for hatching. Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, who chaired a review meeting...
  • Tamil Nadu government to move SC over Karnataka's Mekedatu project: Panneerselvam November 18, 2014

    Chennai: Terming Mullaperiyar dam dispute with Kerala a "settled issue", Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday said it would approach the Supreme Court to seek stalling of Karnataka government's attempt to construct two dams near Mekedatu across the Cauvery river. Responding to DMK president M Karunanidhi demand for convening an Assembly session...
  • Tamil Nadu releases Rs 20 lakh to defend five fishermen November 8, 2014

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu government on Saturday said it has sent Rs 20 lakh to the Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka towards legal expenses to secure the release of five fishermen sentenced to death by a Lankan court. The sum has been released on the orders of Chief Minister O....
  • Tamil Nadu fishermen sentenced to death in Sri Lanka will be freed, assures Panneerselvam November 3, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Monday assured the families of five fishermen who were sentenced to death by a Sri Lankan court that they will be freed through appropriate measures. The family members of P Emerson, R Wilson, P Augustus, J Langlet and K Prasath of Rameswaram called...
  • Fishermen families to meet O Panneerselvam to plead for their release November 3, 2014

    Rameswaram: Family members of five Tamil Nadu fishermen, sentenced to death in a drug trafficking case by a Sri Lankan Court, and representatives of fishermen association would meet state Chief Minister O Panneerselvam to press for securing their release. A delegation of the association and family members led by Ramanathapuram...
  • Tamil Nadu seeks more centres under Udaan scheme October 29, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Wednesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to increase the number of contact class centres in the state for girl students under the Udaan scheme. In a letter to Modi, the text of which was released to the media here, he requested the removal...
  • US Ambassador to India calls on Tamil Nadu CM O Panneerselvam October 21, 2014

    Chennai: US Ambassador to India Kathleen Stephens on Tuesday called on Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam at the Secretariat in Chennai. Stephens met the Chief Minister along with US Consul General in Chennai Phillip A Min, an official release said. The historic and deep ties between the two nations were mentioned...
  • Tamil Nadu CM O Panneerselvam to personally go to Bangalore to welcome Jayalalithaa out of jail October 17, 2014

    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...
  • Tamil Nadu: HC dismisses PIL against Jayalalithaa's removal as CM October 9, 2014

    Chennai: Madras High Court on Thursday dismissed a PIL challenging the change of guard in Tamil Nadu with the swearing in of O Panneerselvam as Chief Minister after AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa was convicted in an illegal assets case. A bench comprising Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul...
  • BJP sees chance to expand in Tamil Nadu post Jayalalithaa's arrest October 8, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP on Wednesday asked the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister not to allow any violence in the wake of AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa's arrest and saw an opportunity to expand its base in the state to fill possible political vacuum. "It is the complete responsibility of the present Chief Minister O...
  • Concern over Sri Lanka arresting fishermen in snag-hit boats October 8, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Wednesday expressed concern over Sri Lanka arresting Indian fishermen in snag-hit boats and urged Delhi to discuss it with the island nation. In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the text of which was released to the media, Panneerselvam said, "This new...
  • Exercise restraint, TN CM tells AIADMK workers after Jayalalithaa denied bail October 7, 2014

    Bangalore: The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Panneerselvam on Tuesday urged AIADMK supporters to exercise restraint in the background of the denial of bail to their chief J Jayalalithaa. In a press release issued by the state government, the CM advised the AIADMK workers to desist from protests and bandhs. He also...
  • TWTW: Panneerselvam steps into Jayalalithaa's shoes October 5, 2014

    Watch Cyrus Broacha's take on Panneerselvam becoming the new Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu after Jayalalithaa's conviction. ...
  • The new CM of Tamil Nadu O Panneerselvam once ran a tea stall: 10 Indian politicians who rose from humble beginnings to become ministers September 30, 2014

    Once a tea stall owner, Jayalalithaa's trusted lieutenant O Panneerselvam is set to become Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for the second time since 2001, when he made his Assembly debut. In Indian politics, it isn't hard to find ministers who rose from humble beginnings. The Prime Minister of India...
  • Panneerselvam arrives in Bangalore, expected to meet Jaya on Tuesday September 29, 2014

    Bangalore: Newly sworn-in Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, who arrived on Monday along with his senior cabinet colleagues, is expected to meet AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa, who is in prison after being convicted in a disproportionate assets case. "Pannerselvam today arrived in Bangalore along with some senior cabinet colleagues and...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories September 29, 2014

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey September 29, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories on India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey from Washington DC. ...
  • News 360: PM Narendra Modi meets America Inc, says India wants change September 29, 2014

    After addressing UN General Assembly on Saturday and Indian-American communities at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday met top executives of American companies in New York. India is open-minded and wants change, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday during the Breakfast meeting. ...
  • Tamil Nadu CM Panneerselvam, colleagues leave for Bangalore to meet Jayalalithaa September 29, 2014

    Chennai: Hours after being sworn in as the Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa's trusted lieutenant O Panneerselvam left for Bangalore with his senior Cabinet colleagues to call on the AIADMK supremo, who is in prison after being convicted in a disproportionate assets case. Senior party leaders and cabinet ministers, including Natham R Viswanathan,...
  • Theatres cancel shows on Tuesday as Tamil Nadu film industry plans hunger strike in solidarity with Jayalalithaa September 29, 2014

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu film industry will not showcase any movie on Tuesday across theatres in the state in solidarity with Jayalalithaa, the ex-Chief Minister and former actress, who was convicted in a disproportionate assets case on Saturday, September 27, by a Bangalore court and sentenced to four years in...
  • Loyal to the core, new TN CM O Panneerselvam refuses to sit in Jaya's chamber September 29, 2014

    Chennai: Reaffirming his unflinching loyalty to his jailed leader AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa, newly sworn in Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Monday chose not to enter the designated chamber for the head of state at the secretariat but function from his erstwhile Minister's office. Panneerselvam, handpicked by Jayalalithaa to take...
  • Snapshot: With Jayalalithaa in jail, AIADMK ministers cry as they take oath September 29, 2014

    Chennai: Jayalalithaa loyalist O Panneerselvan took oath as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for the second time at Raj Bhawan in Chennai. But, it was not a happy occasion. With their supreme leader and former chief minister J Jayalalithaa's in jail, most of the ministers cried while taking the...
  • O Panneerselvam takes oath as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu September 29, 2014

    Chennai: O Panneerselvam took oath as the new Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu on Monday, two days after the AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa stepped down from office following conviction in Rs 66.65 crore disproportionate assets case. He also did not change any of the portfolios, keeping home, public and finance...
  • O Panneerselvam's second stint as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister September 29, 2014

    Once a tea seller in a small town in Theni district, 63-year-old O Panneerselvam is now Tamil Nadu's new Chief Minister. But OPS as he is popularly known is no stranger to the chief minister's chair. As a first-time MLA back in 2001, he was sworn in as chief minister...
  • Change of guard in Tamil Nadu today, Panneerselvam to be the new CM September 29, 2014

    Chennai: She is the first sitting Chief Minister to be convicted under the Prevention of Corruption Act and sentenced to four years in jail. But the AIADMK aims to persevere. J Jayalalithaa has hand picked her successor, entrusting her loyalist and Finance Minister O Panneerselvam with the top job in...
  • O Panneerselvam - a man of humble beginnings rewarded for loyalty September 28, 2014

    Chennai: Once a tea stall owner, Jayalalithaa's trusted lieutenant O Panneerselvam is set to become Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for the second time since 2001, when he made his Assembly debut. The 63-year-old leader from Thevar community held two key portfolios of Finance and Public Works in the Jayalalithaa...
  • O Panneerselvam named Tamil Nadu's new Chief Minister, to take oath on Monday September 28, 2014

    Chennai: O Panneerselvam has succeeded All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK)) chief as Tamil Nadu's new Chief Minister. He will take oath as the CM at 11 am on Monday. The decision to appoint Panneerselvam as the CM was taken at a meeting of AIADMK MLAs at the party...
  • Tamil film '18 Vayasu' to hit theatres on July 28 July 15, 2012

    The 'Renigunta' team is back. Director Panneerselvam and actor Johnny, who made an impressive debut with the critically acclaimed movie a couple of years back, will storm the screens on July 28, with their new offering '18 Vayasu' Nic Arts, which is currently producing 'Vaalu' and 'Vettai Mannan', has...
  • TN Nplant issue: Delegation to meet PM tomorrow October 6, 2011

    Chennai: Carrying different views on the controversial Koodankulam Nuclear Power Project, a delegation of Tamil Nadu Government and activists opposed to the plant will discuss the issue with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi on Friday. The delegation would submit separate memoranda to Singh, indicating the differences between the state...