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  • Tamil Nadu: Cinema halls shut to protest Jayalalithaa sentencing 9 minutes ago

    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...
  • Convicted AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa not unwell, says Bangalore Police Commissioner 1 hour 2 minutes ago

    Bangalore: Bangalore Police Commissioner MN Reddi has denied reports of former Tamil Nadu chief minister and AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa's ill health. Speaking to reporters, Reddi said, "We usually write to a couple of government hospitals routinely when there is a Z+ security person in city, to keep ward ready...
  • DA case: Jayalalithaa to stay in Bangalore jail as HC adjourns bail hearing till October 6 4 hours 13 minutes ago

    Bangalore: Former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa will have to spend a week in prison as the Karnataka High Court adjourned the hearing of her bail plea in the disproportionate assets case till Monday, October 6. Jayalalithaa, three others were convicted in the Rs 66.65 crore corruption case by a...
  • Tamil Nadu film industry not to showcase any movie today to protest Jayalalithaa's sentencing 6 hours 23 minutes ago

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu continues to be on edge after the arrest of former Chief minister J Jayalalithaa in 18-year-old disproportionate assets case on September 27. The Tamil Nadu film industry will not showcase any movie on Tuesday across theatres in the state to protest Jayalalithaa's sentencing. In order to show their...
  • Tamil Nadu: Congress MP comes out openly in 'moral support' of Jayalalithaa 19 hours 37 minutes ago

    Puducherry: Sulking Rajya Sabha Congress MP P Kannan on Monday came out openly in support of extending "moral support" to jailed AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa, saying her conviction in a wealth case was not a political setback to her, but she would scale greater heights. "I am extending moral support to...
  • Tamil Nadu CM Panneerselvam, colleagues leave for Bangalore to meet Jayalalithaa 20 hours 22 minutes ago

    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 20 hours 37 minutes ago

    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...
  • O Panneerselvam - a man of humble beginnings rewarded for loyalty Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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...
  • Haryana elections: Assets of heavyweight politicians zoom in 5 years Yesterday

    Chandigarh: As they try their luck at the hustings, fortune has surely favoured some of the prominent leaders in Haryana, including Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and HJC's Kuldeep Bishnoi, since the 2009 polls with a manifold increase in their assets. Bishnoi, the Haryana Janhit Congress president and son of former...
  • Crucial AIADMK meet to decide on new Tamil Nadu Chief Minister begins Yesterday

    Chennai: The crucial meeting of the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam has begun to decide on the new Tamil Nadu Chief Minister in Chennai on Sunday. As party supremo and Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has been convicted and sentenced in the Rs 66.65 crore illegal asset case, AIADMK...
  • With J Jayalalithaa in jail, Tamil Nadu awaits a new chief minister 2 days ago

    Bangalore: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa spent her first night in Bangalore Central Jail after she was convicted by a special court in an 18-year-old disproportionate assets case. She has been given four years imprisonment and Rs 100 crore fine under the prevention of corruption act. She has been...
  • Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa jailed for 4 years, barred from fighting elections for 10 years 2 days ago

    Bangalore: Dealing a fatal blow to the political career of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, a Bangalore court on Saturday sentenced her to four years in jail and also slapped a fine of Rs 100 crore on her in a...
  • Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa's legal wrangles 2 days ago

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, convicted on Saturday by a Bangalore special court in a disproportionate assets case, had fought more than a dozen cases and was acquitted in most of them. On September 21, 2001, Jayalalithaa had to step down as Chief Minister following a Supreme Court verdict...
  • As it happened: TN CM Jayalalithaa sentenced to 4-year jail term in disproportionate assets case 3 days ago

    A special court in Bangalore will deliver the much awaited verdict against Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa in an 18-year-old corruption case. ...
  • Jayalalithaa DA case verdict on Saturday, Tamil Nadu put on high alert 3 days ago

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu has been put on high alert as a special court in Bangalore gets set to pronounce the verdict in the 18-year-old disproportionate assets case against Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Saturday. The police said they were keeping a close watch on the situation that was likely to emerge...
  • DA case: Jayalalithaa seeks security cover to appear on judgment day September 16, 2014

    Bangalore: A petition was filed on Monday by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in a special court in Bangalore seeking security cover for appearing before it in the wealth case filed against her and three others, on September 20 when the verdict would be pronounced. Special Public Prosecutor Bhavani Singh...
  • Government extends assets declaration date for public servants till December 31 September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The government has extended the assets declaration date for public servants till December 31. The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) extended the date after a lot of unease in the bureaucracy as they were under compulsion to declare the assets of their family, including wife and children. The declaration...
  • Karnataka mining scam: Rs 37.86 crore assets of Reddy attached August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: A special antimoney laundering court has attached assets worth over Rs 37.86 crore belonging to former Karnataka minister and mining baron Gali Janardhana Reddy and his wife in connection with an alleged multicrore iron ore mining scam. The assets, which include a Rs 4 crore flat in Bangalore, a...
  • DMK threatens to sue Justice Katju, demands unconditional apology August 11, 2014

    Chennai: In a strong reaction to the allegations leveled at party chief K Karunanidhi, DMK on Monday threatened to sue Press Council of India Chairman Markandey Katju and demaded an unconditional apology for his comments. In a statement, DMK's organising secretary RS Barathi raised counter questions on Katju's assets and...
  • Centre asks ministries to furnish officials' property details online August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bid to ensure transparency, the Narendra Modi government has asked all departments and ministries to put property details of officials on their respective websites. A government circular in this regard was recently received by the Defence Ministry, which says that the new rules for filing property returns...
  • Lokayukta police conducts raids at government official's houses July 25, 2014

    The Lokayukta police conducted raids at two houses of an official of Narmada Valley Development Authority at Barwani and Gwalior, and recovered assets worth over Rs 90 lakh that were disproportionate to his known sources of income. Acting on a tipoff, police conducted searches at the residences of agriculture development and...
  • Lokpal: Bureaucrats to declare assets under new rules July 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central government has notified rules under the Lokpal Act making it mandatory for all its employees to file declarations of their assets and liabilities and those of their spouses and dependent children. It has issued new forms for filing these returns which have fields to give details on...
  • Narendra Modi to target record asset sales in Budget: source July 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The government will seek to raise up to a record $11.7 billion in asset sales in its maiden Budget this week, a senior government source said, bolstering state finances and buying time for structural reforms to revive a weak economy. The privatisation target could reach Rs 700 billion, almost...
  • 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,...
  • DA case: Supreme Court stays trial against Jayalalithaa May 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday stayed for 10 days the ongoing trial in a disproportionate assets case before a Bangalore court against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. A bench comprising Justices BS Chauhan and AK Sikri, however, said that the civil proceedings, pending before the same trial court...
  • MP Lokayukta detects ill gotten wealth worth over Rs 300 crore May 25, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh Lokayukta has detected in the last five years wealth and properties worth over Rs 300 crore acquired allegedly through corrupt means. As many as 146 cases related to Disproportionate Assets (DA) were registered involving corrupt proceeds worth Rs 303 crore between June 29, 2009 and April 30, 2014, Madhya...
  • Lokayukta raids bureaucrat's premises, unearths illegal assets worth crores May 20, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh Lokayukta Police on Monday raided the official residence and other premises of State Joint Director, Industries, RC Kuriel in two cities and unearthed details of immovable properties worth crores, disproportionate to his known sources of income. Acting on a tipoff, the raid was carried out simultaneously at Kuriel's official...
  • MP: Lokayukta raids premises of IPS officer May 15, 2014

    Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh Lokayukta conducted early morning raids at the premises of IPS officer Mayank Jain, IG Community Policing on Thursday. The Lokyukta sleuths have unearthed documents showing assets including 50 acres of land, two nursing homes and 8 houses spread across Rewa, Indore and Bhopal. The officer belongs...
  • Bengal candidate has Rs 20,000 cash in hand but Rs 2,000 crore in poll affidavit May 12, 2014

    Kolkata: An independent candidate fighting from two Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal has declared assets worth a whopping Rs 2,000 crore, making her one of the richest in the fray in the general election across the country. However, Shamali Das says her ownership of the vast wealth is only...