TAMIL

  • DA case: Jayalalithaa gets bail; will the relief be shortlived? 5 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 5 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 5 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." ...
  • Jayalalithaa bail politics: Loyalty or extreme sycophancy? October 7, 2014

    In a huge blow to the AIADMK, the Karnataka High Court on Tuesday denied bail to former Tamil Nadu chief minister and AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa in the Rs 66.65 crore disproportionate assets case. ...
  • Former Olympian comes out in Jaya's support, says she has nurtured sports in Tamil Nadu October 7, 2014

    A lot of people have come out in support of former Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa. Many eminent sportspersons including former Olympian and Hockey player Vasudevan Bhaskaran have launched a signature campaign. ...
  • 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. ...
  • Tamil Nadu: Cinema halls shut to protest Jayalalithaa sentencing September 30, 2014

    In order to show solidarity with former chief minister and AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa, cinema halls across Tamil Nadu are shut. Members of the Tamil Film Exhibitors Association are fasting to show their support for the AIADMK chief, who has been convicted and sentenced in 18-year-old disproportionate assets case. AIADMK...
  • Centre offers help to Tamil Nadu following tension in state September 29, 2014

    Speaking on the law and order situation in Tamil Nadu following the arrest of AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said, "Home secretary has spoken to chief secretary and DGP of Tamil Nadu. Center has offered all help." ...
  • 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...
  • Tamil Nadu awaits judgement against Jayalalithaa in DA case September 27, 2014

    Tamil Nadu awaits the big judgement against its Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in the DA case. ...
  • Jaya's 'Plan B' if she is convicted in DA case September 27, 2014

    Political experts discuss Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's 'Plan B' in event of her conviction in the DA case. ...
  • Jayalalithaa arrives at Bangalore court ahead of verdict in DA case September 27, 2014

    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister arrived at the special court in Bangalore which will deliver the verdict in the 18-year-old DA case. ...
  • 'Dhoti' storm in Chennai: Should there be a dress code in clubs? July 16, 2014

    Days after the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association barred a sitting Madras High Court judge and two senior advocates from entering the club wearing dhotis, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has issued a strong warning to the club. Calling it sartorial despotism, Jayalalithaa said that the government intends to pass a law...
  • Politicians welcome Jayalalithaa's statement on dhoti code July 16, 2014

    The Tamil Nadu government took note of the row over a Madras High Court Judge and two advocates being refused entry into the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association Club for wearing dhotis. Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has said that she will not hesitate to cancel licences of the clubs who indulge in...
  • Who is to be blame for the Chennai building collapse? July 3, 2014

    The death toll in the Chennai building collapse has now risen to 60. Six days on, rescue operations are still on. ...
  • Hindi first: Are Netas playing politics of language? June 20, 2014

    Just hours after facing severe criticism for issuing directives to use Hindi for official communications on social media, the Union government has been forced to issue a clarification. The Ministry of Home Affairs clarified its stand that stating that the directive is only for Hindi speaking states. CNNIBN takes calls...
  • Chennai: Police, commuters hold up traffic to save a life June 18, 2014

    It's not a story you read about everyday, in Chennai, Police and doctors coming together to save someone's life, they cleared up traffic to transport a heart in less than 14 minutes over a distance of 12 kms helping in saving the life of a 21 year old. ...
  • Tamil parties oppose invitation to Rajapaksa for Modi's swearingin May 24, 2014

    Political parties in Tamil Nadu are up in arms over Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa being invited for Prime Ministerdesignate Narendra Modi's swearingin ceremony on Monday. After BJP ally MDMK leader Vaiko opposed Rajapaksa's presence, another ally PMK also joined in and party founder Ramadoss urged Modi to review his...
  • Expectations high from 'Kochadaiiyaan', say Rajini fans May 23, 2014

    Tamil superstar Rajinikanth's latest film 'Kochadaiiyaan' opened to packed theatres on Friday. His fans in Chennai were seen smearing his posters with milk and beating drums. Watch the video for more update on the blockbuster. ...
  • Modi should respect Tamil sentiment, avoid invite to Lanka: DMK May 22, 2014

    DMK leader TKS Elangovan said, "He (Narendra Modi) could have avoided when he is becoming the PM. He has the wishes and blessings of the people of India. He should have respected Indian sentiments." ...
  • Rajinikanth keeps reinventing himself, says his wife May 20, 2014

    There have been several delays for the animated Tamil 3D film 'Kochadaiiyaan'. But there's no question that Superstar Rajinikanth is back. Before the film's release the star's wife Latha Rajinikanth spoke to CNNIBN about the film, her favourite Rajini dialogue and much more. ...
  • DMK leader MK Stalin does a uturn, withdraws resignation May 18, 2014

    The political drama continued in Tamil Nadu as DMK treasurer and party chief M Karunanidhi's son MK Stalin withdrew his resignation hours after he offered to quit. Owning responsibility to the party's rout in the state Stalin resigned but withdrew after Karunanidhi intervened. ...
  • Postpoll survey: TRS leading in Telangana, AIADMK is a big gainer in TN May 14, 2014

    According to CNNIBNCSDSLokniti postpoll survey based on all the nine phases of voting, TRS is a big gainer in Telangana with 812 seats and Congress is getting 35 seats, while BJPTDP alliance is getting 24 seats out of 17 seats. On the other side, J Jayalalithaa led AIADMK is leading...
  • Jaya refuses to comment on postpoll alliance, says waiting for result May 14, 2014

    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa refused to comment on the postpoll alliance and said she was eagerly waiting for the result. Jayalalithaa said, "I am waiting eagerly for results which will be declared on May 16. Nothing more I can say at this juncture. I cannot...
  • News 360: Congress moves EC against Modi for for violation of model code April 24, 2014

    Congress demanded registration of FIR against Narendra Modi dubbing as a "flagrant violation" of the model code telecast of his roadshow and his filing of nomination in Varanasi in 117 constituencies going to polls on Thursday. ...
  • Watch: Jayalalithaa, Kamal Haasan, Kanimozhi vote in Tamil Nadu April 24, 2014

    39 seats in Tamil Nadu are voting in the sixth phase of the Lok Sabha elections on April 24. Even though Tamil Nadu is witnessing a multi-corner contest, the main fight is between chief minister J Jayalalithaa led AIADMK and M Karunanidhi-MK Stalin led DMK. ...
  • Elections Yatra: Will 2G scam haunt the DMK in Chennai Central? April 21, 2014

    With three days left for polling in the state of Tamil Nadu, CNN-IBN's Election Yatra tarvels to the Chennai Central Parliamentary constituency, a DMK stronghold. Former Union Textiles Minister and two-time MP Dayanidhi Maran is seeking re-election from here once again. CNN-IBN's Anna Isaac finds out if the 2G spectrum...
  • Kings & Queens: Will Jayalalithaa be the kingmaker in 2014 LS polls? April 11, 2014

    In this episode of Kings and Queens, CNN-IBN discusses Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and whether she would be the kingmaker in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. ...
  • Watch: Election tracker promo on South India April 1, 2014

    With the elections 2014 about to be announced, the Election Tracker is back on CNN-IBN. CNN-IBN-Lokniti-CSDS National Election Tracker brings the mood of key swing states ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. Tonight we will focus on Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. ...
  • Tamil Nadu: Time for DMK, AIADMK to go, says new BJP ally PMK March 21, 2014

    PMK joined the BJP-led NDA on Thursday. Party leader Anbumani Ramadoss told CNN-IBN that the tie-up with the NDA will provide a new political alternative in Tamil Nadu. ...