Jayalalithaa

  • Sri Lankan Navy arrests 50 Indian fishermen from Nagapattinam and Karaikal 4 hours 25 minutes ago

    Chennai: Fifty fishermen were arrested from Nagapattinam and Karaikal, towns in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu by the Sri Lankan Navy on Tuesday. Reportedly, seven boats have been seized as well. The fishermen have frequently complained about the harassment that they go through without any effective measure being implemented....
  • CM Jayalalithaa requests Centre to enhance Haj quota to Tamil Nadu 3 days ago

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Saturday requested the Centre to enhance the Haj quota for Tamil Nadu this year as the state has received a huge number of applications from pilgrims and many were left disappointed. In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, she said the Tamil...
  • Chennai court to hear tax case against CM Jaya on August 7 4 days ago

    Chennai: A court on adjourned the income tax return cases against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and her aide Sasikala to August 7. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate R Dakshinamurthy allowed the petitions of Jayalalithaa and Sasikala seeking adjournment citing pendency of their plea for compounding the alleged offences against them...
  • Jayalalithaa urges PM to secure fishermen's release from Sri Lanka 6 days ago

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene and secure the release of Indian fishermen and their fishing boats from Sri Lankan custody. In a letter to Modi on Tuesday, text of which was released to the media on Wednesday, Jayalalithaa said "I once...
  • 38 Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy 1 week ago

    Rameswaram: Thirty-eight fishermen have been arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy personnel on Monday. All the fishermen are from villages in Rameswaram and Pudukottai apprehended by Sri Lankan Navy. Nine boats belonging to the Indian fishermen have also been seized. Last month, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa urged the Central government...
  • Jaya writes to PM, opposes Sanskrit week celebrations in schools July 19, 2014

    Chennai: Taking strong exception to CBSE's Sanskrit Week celebrations in schools under its ambit in August, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Saturday said it would be appropriate to have organised a 'Classical Language Week' in each state based on its linguistic heritage. As per the communication sent by the...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey July 16, 2014

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  • '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...
  • Dhoti code: Jayalalithaa's stand gets support from political parties July 16, 2014

    Chennai: 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...
  • Kanimozhi welcomes Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa's statement on the dhoti issue July 16, 2014

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, Kanimozhi member of the Parliament said that she welcomed Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa's statement on the dhoti issue. Kanimozhi moved on to say how dhoti was the national dress and such archaic British laws could not be welcomed. ...
  • 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...
  • Dhoti code: Jaya warns clubs, says will cancel licences if such acts continue July 16, 2014

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu government has stepped in after 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...
  • Jaya writes to PM, seeks greater kerosene allocation for Tamil Nadu July 12, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has written to the Prime Minister demanding a greater kerosene allocation to her state. The AIADMK chief has also sought a reversal of the allocation made by the revious UPA regime- asking for a total of over 65,000 kilo litres of kerosene per month....
  • Chennai building collapse: DMK protests, demands CBI probe July 12, 2014

    Chennai: The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam held a protest rally on Saturday demanding a Central Bureau of Investigation probe into the Chennai building collapse. Sixty-one people were killed after an 11-storey building collapsed in Chennai last month. While Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has accused the builders of the accident and promised...
  • Jayalalithaa welcome Budget, says it reflects government's seriousness July 10, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Thursday welcomed the Union Budget and said it reflected the seriousness with which the new government has set about the task of addressing the challenges of revival of growth and improving the macro-economic situation of the country. She also called it a...
  • Jayalalithaa's close aide Sasikala's husband arrested July 7, 2014

    Chennai: M Natarajan, husband of Sasikala, close aide of Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, was arrested on Monday after he was picked up from Courtallam in Tirunelveli district following a complaint from martial arts expert and sculptor Shihah Husseini that he was threatened by him, police said. He has been arrested under several...
  • 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...
  • Tamil Nadu: 11 dead after wall collapses in Thiruvallur, many trapped July 6, 2014

    Thiruvallur: Eleven people have lost their lives after a compound wall collapsed in Uparapalayam in Thiruvallur district of Tamil Nadu on Sunday. One person has been rescued alive while many are feared trapped. Tamil Nadu Fire services teams are involved in rescue work. The 20 feet compound wall collapsed due to...
  • Jayalalithaa writes to PM for Digital Addressable System licence to TACTV July 5, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Saturday sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention to secure Digital Addressable System (DAS) licence for the state run TV Cable Corporation that was pending with the Centre for about three years. In a letter to Modi, the contents...
  • Building collapse: Rescue work over, site sealed July 4, 2014

    Chennai: Seven days after a 11-storeyed under construction building collapsed here, rescuers called off their massive non-stop operations on Friday as the death toll was put at 61 with no survivor or body being found during the day. Twenty seven persons - 19 men and eight women - were pulled...
  • Chennai building collapse: One-man panel an eye wash, alleges Karunanidhi July 4, 2014

    Chennai: DMK chief K Karunanidhi on Friday targeted the J Jayalalithaa government over the setting up of a one-man commission to investigate the Chennai building collapse tragedy. Alleging that the one-man commission was an eye wash to help the government escape, the veteran leader suggested a probe by the Central...
  • Singapore minister calls on Jayalalithaa July 4, 2014

    Chennai: Singapore Minister for Foreign Affairs and Law K Shanmugam on Friday called on Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and had a detailed discussion on bilateral ties and possible business ventures in the state. The Chief Minister pointed out to the visiting Minister that despite cultural ties and frequent people...
  • Chennai building collap: Death toll up to 61 July 4, 2014

    Chennai: Six days on, the death toll in the Chennai building collapse has now climbed to 61. Rescue operations are now winding down as no survivors have been pulled out in two days. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has ordered for a one-man probe commission headed by a former judge...
  • Chennai building collapse: Death toll rises to 60, Jaya orders one-man probe panel July 3, 2014

    Chennai: The death toll in the Chennai building collapse has now risen to 60. Six days on, rescue operations are still on. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has ordered for a one-man probe commission headed by an ex-judge to look into the building collapse. The inquiry commission will probe reasons for...
  • Chennai building collapse: Death toll mounts to 50, rescue operations continue July 3, 2014

    Chennai: The death toll in the Chennai building collapse has now risen to 50. Six days on, rescue operations still continue with hopes to find more survivors. Twenty-seven people have been rescued so far. The government had claimed that there were 72 people inside the building when it collapsed, but...
  • Jayalalithaa thanks PM Modi for Mullaperiyar supervisory committee July 2, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for constituting the supervisory committee to implement the order of the Supreme Court on the Mullaperiyar Dam issue. The apex court had ordered increasing the water level to 142 ft. Jayalalithaa said she hopes that the, "Supervisory...
  • Chennai building collapse: Death toll rises to 48, rescue operations on July 2, 2014

    Chennai: Five days after an under-construction building came crashing down in Chennai, the death toll has now risen to 48. Rescue operations continue to pull out five people still feared trapped. Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA) constitutes 19 special teams to inspect about 330 multi-storied buildings in Chennai from Thursday. Each...
  • Chennai building collapse: Death toll rises to 27 July 1, 2014

    Chennai: Three days after an under-construction building came crashing down in Chennai, the death toll has risen to 27. Meanwhile, 27 people have been rescued so far. Four workers were pulled out alive on Tuesday morning. But over 20 are still trapped under the debris. NDRF teams are continuing with search...
  • Fuel price hike: Jayalalithaa demands rollback June 30, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Monday opposed the latest revision in fuel prices, saying it has come as a 'disappointment' to people who voted for BJP expecting a change from the 'wrong' economic policies of the previous Congress-led UPA. She urged the intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi...
  • Jaya seeks diplomatic action for release of fishermen June 30, 2014

    Chennai: Seeking strong diplomatic action from the Centre for release of 28 Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Monday said the Centre should "not" treat the IMBL with the island nation as a settled question, as it is a subject matter of...