Tamil Nadu Assembly

  • Jayalalithaa DA case verdict critical in determining Tamil Nadu's political future 4 days ago

    Chennai: All eyes are focused on the big verdict expected on Saturday- the 18-year-old corruption case against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha. It is a case that could put her political future in jeopardy ahead of the 2016 Tamil Nadu Assembly polls. In October 2011, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J...
  • Rajinikanth in party's good books; will welcome him: BJP August 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Tamil Nadu Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday down played reports of it wooing Tamil superstar Rajinikanth, but said that the actor was welcome to the party fold. Tamil Nadu BJP President Tamilisai Soundararajan said that Rajinikanth was already in the good books of the BJP and recalled his meeting...
  • Dhoticlad judge denied entry in club, issue raised in TN Assembly July 14, 2014

    Chennai: A new controversy is brewing in Tamil Nadu over dress codes after a Madras High Court judge and an advocate were denied entry into the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association Club for wearing dhotis, instead of trousers. The political parties took up the issue in the state Assembly on Monday. Senior...
  • Tamil Nadu Assembly pay tribute to Gopinath Munde July 10, 2014

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu state Assembly on Thursday paid homage to late BJP leader Gopinath Munde and some former MLAs who passed away during the intersession period. Speaker P Dhanapal moved the resolution condoling the demise of Munde, former members of this house G Bhuvaraghan, A Malarmannan, R Umanath, R M...
  • Tamil Nadu: DMK restructures district units, party polls soon June 16, 2014

    Chennai: DMK on Monday restructured its districtlevel units, almost doubling it to 65, in a bid to revitalise the party ahead of the assembly elections in 2016 in tune with the recommendations of a sixmember committee. The decision to create new district units had been taken based on the recommendation...
  • Khurshid to leave for Colombo to attend CHOGM today November 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Even as protests have increased over India's participation in the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid is all set to leave for Colombo on Wednesday to attend the meet. Prime Minister Manmohan had decided to skip the meet earlier amidst protests. Meanwhile, the Tamil...
  • TN assembly passes resolution demanding India fully boycott CHOGM November 12, 2013

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu assembly on Tuesday passed a resolution demanding India to completely boycott CHOGM summit in Colombo. Slaming the Centre's decision to participate in the Commonwealth Summit "ignoring" the sentiments of Tamils, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa moved a resolution in a special session of the state assembly demanding...
  • HC moved to restrain Centre from attending CHOGM November 4, 2013

    A PIL petition seeking to restrain the Centre from sending delegation to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), scheduled in Sri Lanka from November 15, was filed in the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Monday. A bench comprising Justices M Jaichandren and S Vaidyanathan, after hearing the...
  • No decision on whether PM will attend CHOGM, informs MEA October 31, 2013

    No decision has been taken so far on whether the Prime Minister will attend the CHOGM meet in Sri Lanka on November 1516, External Affairs Ministry said on Thursday, asserting it will be taken after considering all aspects including "national interest" and "international obligations". "A process has been set in motion...
  • TN: Stalin, 3 others suspended for 2 days from Assembly April 8, 2013

    Chennai: Opposition DMK MLAs, including MK Stalin, the leader of the its Legislature Wing, were on Monday suspended for two days from the Tamil Nadu Assembly for unruly behaviour in the House. Stalin and party MLAs Govi Chezhiyan, Thangam Thennarasu and Moideen Khan had to be physically removed by marshals...
  • Welcome resolution passed by TN Assembly on SL: Actor Sarathkumar April 2, 2013

    Members of the Tamil film industry are on a oneday token fast in protest against the alleged human rights violations by the Sri Lankan government and Army. ...
  • TN: 1 yr suspension of 6 oppn DMDK MLAs reduced March 27, 2013

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu Assembly has reduced the suspension to six months of six DMDK MLAs who assaulted a dissident leader inside the House. They had earlier been suspended for a period of one year. DMDK MLAs V C Chandrakumar, K Nallathambi, D Murugesan, S Senthil Kumar, B Parthasarathy and R...
  • Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker resigns September 29, 2012

    Chennai: In a surprise development, Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker D Jayakumar resigned from his post on Saturday. Jayakumar, elected from Royapuram in Chennai, resigned from office with immediate effect, an official communique said. The communique did not assign any reasons. The functions of the Speaker would now be performed by Deputy...
  • When will Captain visit the House? May 10, 2012

    CHENNAI: The State Assembly on Tuesday witnessed heated arguments between members of the DMDK and ministers. When R Manoharan (Tiruchi East) of the AIADMK said that DMDK chief Vijayakanth had no regard for his party MLAs as he had been going around their constituencies and meeting people, it was strongly...
  • TN: Karuna criticises Vijaykanth's suspension February 5, 2012

    Chennai: Slamming the suspension of Leader of the Opposition Vijaykanth from the Assembly, DMK President M Karunanidhi on Sunday said the action was an example of the AIADMK's 'antidemocratic' rule. "Things which are antidemocratic and tend to demolish democracy are happening in the AIADMK rule. The repressive action and atrocities (unleashed)...
  • Vijaykanth suspended from Tamil Nadu Assembly February 2, 2012

    Chennai: In an unusual action, Leader of Opposition in Tamil Nadu Assembly Vijaykanth was on Thursday suspended for 10 days for breach of privilege during a heated exchange with Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. Speaker D Jayakumar's action against the actorpolitician came a day after he and his DMDK MLAs were evicted...
  • DMDK MLAs evicted from TN Assembly February 1, 2012

    Chennai: DMDK MLAs were evicted from the Tamil Nadu Assembly on Wednesday following war of words between party leader Vijayakanth and Chief Minister and AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa. The AIADMK chief slammed Vijayakanth for his "lowly act" as he made some gestures at treasury benches and said she regretted joining hands...
  • Rajiv case: Centre steers clear of mercy plea row September 1, 2011

    New Delhi: The Centre on Thursday steered clear of the controversy over Tamil Nadu Assembly asking the President to reconsider the mercy pleas of Rajiv Gandhi's killers but said as long as death sentence is legal, courts will continue to award it. "Since there are court proceedings, I can't comment on...
  • J&K CM slams double standards on death penalty September 1, 2011

    New Delhi: A day after the Tamil Nadu Assembly passed an unprecedented resolution asking the President to reconsider the mercy pleas of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi's killers, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has stirred a controversy by comparing the clemency appeals of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru...
  • DMK to boycott rest of TN Assembly session August 17, 2011

    Chennai: Opposition DMK on Tuesday decided to boycott rest of the Tamil Nadu Assembly session following "antidemocratic" activities in the floor of the House, saying the party will explain the events before people in a public meeting. "It has been decided that it would not be proper to attend the...
  • DMK ends weeklong assembly boycott August 13, 2011

    Chennai: Ending its weeklong boycott of the Tamil Nadu Assembly, DMK on Saturday said it would attend the proceedings when the House resumes its sitting next week as it wanted to discharge its democratic duties towards the people. Party's Treasurer and DMK Legislature Party Leader MK Stalin informed Speaker D Jayakumar...
  • PMK to review ties with DMK soon July 1, 2011

    Chennai: DMK ally Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK), which endured a drubbing in the April 13 Tamil Nadu Assembly elections, will soon review its ties with the Dravidian outfit, party chief S Ramadoss said on Friday. In his first press conference after the polls, where his party returned only...
  • DMK cadre ends life over party's poll debacle May 15, 2011

    Erode: Unable to bear DMK's rout in the Tamil Nadu Assembly polls, a 49yearold party cadre allegedly committed suicide in Sathyamangalam in the district, police said on Sunday. Dhanabal doused himself with petrol and set himself ablaze in his house in Govindarajapuram on Saturday night, they said, adding that he suffered...
  • 'BJP not averse to poll tieup with AIADMK' February 8, 2011

    Madurai: BJP on Tuesday said it was not averse to a tieup with AIADMK for coming Tamil Nadu assembly polls as it favoured a broadbased alliance to defeat 'corrupt forces' responsible for a series of scams and sharp price rise. "As of now, we want to join hands with likeminded parties...If...
  • Opposition parties walk out of Tamil Assembly June 17, 2009

    Chennai: The AIADMKled opposition on Wednesday staged a walk out from the Tamil Nadu Assembly after making a vain bid to raise the issue of alleged malpractices indulged in by the ruling DMK in the May 13 Lok Sabha polls. The members shouted slogans denouncing the government. Soon after Speaker R...
  • Lookahead: What's making news June 20, 2007

    Supreme Court to hear the issue of 27 per cent OBC reservation in educational institutions, a Patiala court will begin framing charges against pop singer Daler Mehndi in a human trafficking case and Tamil Nadu Assembly will discuss the Cauvery issue on Wednesday. Hearing on OBC reservationThe issue of 27 per...
  • TN scraps Common Entrance Tests June 21, 2007

    Chennai: The Bill to scrap the Common Entrance Test (CET) received a unanimous approval in the Tamil Nadu Assembly on Wednesday. The state government's reasoning is that with the CET in place, rural students were at a disadvantage because they didn't have access to expensive coaching classes. So from now...