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  • AIADMK's Thambidurai unanimously elected as Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: AIADMK leader Thambidurai was on Wednesday elected as the Deputy Speaker of the Lok Sabha by the members of the House. Thambidurai, who had filed his nomination on Tuesday, was backed by Bharatiya Janata Party leaders Sushma Swaraj and Rajnath Singh and got the support of all other...
  • Congress likely to back Thambidurai for the LS Deputy Speaker's post, election today August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Other nominations for the post of the Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker will be filed on Wednesday. On Tuesday, AIADMK's Thambidurai filed his nomination backed by Bharatiya Janata Party leaders Sushma Swaraj and Rajnath Singh. Sources have told CNN-IBN that the Congress is supporting Thambidurai, along with all other parties....
  • Jayalalithaa launches 'Amma Baby Care Kit' for newborns in TN government hospitals August 12, 2014

    Chennai: After Amma water, Amma pharmacy and Amma canteen, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has announced the launch of the 'Amma Baby Care Kit' for newborns in government hospitals. The Rs 1000 kit will have 16 items that include towels, a dress, sanitiser, milk booster, doll, rattle, nail clipper among...
  • Congress snubbed, AIADMK's Thambidurai the front-runner for Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker's post: sources August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: It seems that a message is being sent out to the Congress that the party will not get the Leader of the Opposition post in Parliament. AIADMK's M Thambidurai, the front runner for the post for the post of Deputy Speaker in Lok Sabha, has filed his nomination...
  • Government buys time on Insurance Bill, likely to take final call on Thursday August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: There is no end to the deadlock between the government and the opposition parties on the Insurance Bill. Even as the Centre is buying more time over the issue, an all-party meeting scheduled for Wednesday has been scrapped. According to sources, the government is expected to take a...
  • Discussion on UPSC CSAT likely in Parliament today August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The government may allow discussion on the UPSC CSAT issue in Parliament on Wednesday. The opposition has been demanding clarity on the government's stand after it announced that the English Aptitude test marks will not count. This decision was met with severe opposition. Parties from the Hindi heartland...
  • Congress claims AIADMK support on Insurance Bill, Centre calls all-party meet August 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Trouble is growing for the Narendra Modi government over the Insurance Laws Amendment Bill as the Congress on Tuesday claimed that it has the support of AIADMK. To tide over the crisis the government has called all-party meet on Wednesday at 9:30 AM to discuss the Bill. The Congress demanded...
  • BJP blames UPA for UPSC CSAT row, says Centre's decision well thought August 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The deadlock over the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Civil Service Aptitude Test continues with political parties indulging in blame game over the issue. While the opposition parties are demanding clarity over the Centre's stand on the issue, the Bharatiya Janata Party has blamed the Congress and the...
  • Outrage in and out of Parliament over derogatory Jaya-Modi article on Lankan website August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: There was high drama inside and outside Parliament on Monday over controversial pictures of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which appeared on a Sri Lankan Defence Ministry website last week. Both Houses of Parliament were adjourned following an uproar by AIADMK MPs. Parliamentary...
  • Uproar in Rajya Sabha over 'derogatory' article against Jayalalithaa August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha on Monday witnessed two adjournments during Question Hour as AIADMK members vociferously protested against a "derogatory" article against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Sri Lankan government website. AIADMK members trooped into the Well shouting slogans, which made Chairman Hamid Ansari to observe that...
  • Sri Lanka apologises to PM Modi, Jaya over derogatory article on its defence site August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: After facing fierce opposition, the Sri Lankan government has been forced to withdraw the controversial pictures of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa from its defence website. The Sri Lankan Defence Ministry has tendered an unqualified apology to both PM Modi and Jaya...
  • Justice Katju alleges "corruption" in judiciary July 21, 2014

    Justice Markandey Katju has made some sensational revelations in his latest blog where in he has accused three former chief justices of India of giving into political pressure and appointing a corrupt judge to Madras High Court. ...
  • Newsmaker of the day: Justice Markandey Katju July 21, 2014

    In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, Justice Markandey Katju speaks about the timing of his revelations of a "corrupt judge" continuing in Madras High Court. ...
  • AIADMK demands probe into allegations of graft in judiciary July 21, 2014

    New Delhi: AIADMK members in Lok Sabha on Monday sought an enquiry into the allegations of corruption in judiciary made by former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju, charging DMK and the erstwhile UPA government with "interfering" in the appointment of a Madras High Court judge. "It is a serious matter ......
  • Who will sit next to whom in Lok Sabha, Speaker to decide soon July 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan is expected to finalise the seating arrangement in the new House this week even as there is no clarity as to when a decision on the issue of Leader of the Opposition will be taken. Parliament sources said Mahajan faces a...
  • AIADMK, BJD and Trinamool unwilling members to sit next to Congress in LS? July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: AIADMK, Trinamool Congress and Biju Janata Dal appear to be unwilling to have seats in Lok Sabha along with Congress which has the largest number of seats in the non-governmental side. Parliament sources said AIADMK, Trinamool Congress, BJD, whose numbers together add up to 91 in the opposition side...
  • Dhoti-clad 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...
  • AIADMK functionary hacked to death July 12, 2014

    Madurai: An AIADMK functionary was hacked to death near the Law College on Friday night, allegedly to avenge the murder of a youth during a clash a few months back, police said on Saturday. Jeyapandi was on way to his house at Karumbalai when a...
  • Jayalalithaa says Karunanidhi is 'jealous' of AIADMK's growing clout July 7, 2014

    Chennai: Coming down heavily on DMK president Karunanidhi for his "wrong" statements on river water issues, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Monday said the 90-year-old leader was "jealous" of her party's growing clout. "Karunanidhi is giving wrong statements (on river water issues including Mullaiperiyar) as he is unable to...
  • Jayalalitha expands Brand Amma, launches Amma pharmacies June 26, 2014

    Chennai: Brand Amma has attached itself to another business with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa launching Amma pharmacies on Thursday. This comes after Amma canteens, Amma water and Amma salt. The state government has launched 10 such pharmacies in Chennai and 90 in the rest of the state. These pharmacies will...
  • DA case: Anxious days for TN CM Jaya, judgement day nears June 19, 2014

    Bangalore: The clock's ticking away for the judgement day for Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in her crucial disproportionate assets (DA) case. Final arguments by the defence began on Thursday morning, 18 years after the first FIR was filed against Jayalalithaa by the Tamil Nadu vigilance department. The case,...
  • SC vacates stay on trial of Jayalalithaa in DA cas June 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court, on Tuesday, vacated the stay on trial proceedings against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, J Jayalalithaa, in a Disproportionate Assets (DA) case. A bench of justices, Vikramajit Sen and S K Singh also dismissed Jayalalithaa's petition for staying her trial till the lower court decides the...
  • Karunanidhi urges Modi to constitute Cauvery Management Board June 14, 2014

    Chennai: Days after the ruling AIADMK turned down his demand for an all-party meeting for a discussion on constituting Cauvery Management Board (CMB), DMK president M Karunanidhi on Saturday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to constitute the CMB, saying there was no legal bar to do so. In a letter to...
  • AIADMK fields former advocate general for Rajya Sabha June 13, 2014

    Chennai: AIADMK general secretary and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa has announced that the party would field former advocate general A. Navaneethakrishnan as its candidate for July 3 Rajya Sabha election. In a statement issued late on Thursday night, Jayalalithaa said Navaneethakrishnan will be the party's official candidate for the Rajya...
  • TN: After canteen and water bottles, Jaya now comes up with Amma salt June 12, 2014

    Chennai: After launching low-cost canteens and bottled drinking water, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa's brand Amma will now be associated with subsidised salt too. Jayalalithaa's latest scheme involves packaging and selling three varieties of Amma salt. The three varieties of Amma salts are refined free flow iodised salt at Rs 10,...
  • Sumitra Mahajan set to be LS Speaker; Dy Speaker may be from AIADMK, say sources June 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Ending speculations, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday confirmed that BJP leader Sumitra Mahajan would be the Speaker of 16th Lok Sabha. Mahajan will be the second woman to hold the key position after the outgoing Speaker Meira Kumar. Meanwhile, the Deputy Speaker of the Lower House may be from...
  • Media falling prey to rival party: Karunanidhi June 4, 2014

    Chennai: DMK President M Karunanidhi on Tuesday asked whether it was justifiable on the part of media for "falling prey to a rival party", which, he claimed, is wanting to root out his party from Tamil Nadu. "The media is falling prey to a rival party which is wanting to root...
  • Jayalalithaa to meet PM Modi today June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday. This will be their first meeting since Modi assumed office. The meeting is likely to take place at around 1 pm and sources said that Jayalalithaa is likely to present...
  • Tamil Nadu: DMK blames EC, AIADMK's malpractices for defeat June 2, 2014

    Chennai: DMK on Monday alleged that use of money, muscle power and misuse of official machinery by the ruling AIADMK were responsible for the party's worst-ever performance in the recent Lok Sabha polls in Tamil Nadu, where it drew a blank. A brainstorming session of the party's high level working committee...
  • AIADMK may provide issue-based support to BJP in Rajya Sabha: sources May 31, 2014

    Chennai: A day after CNN-IBN learnt that Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi next week, questions are being asked whether the AIADMK is mulling joining the NDA. AIADMK sources say that the party is likely to provide only issue-based support to the BJP in the...