Jayalalithaa

  • Jayalalithaa elected as AIADMK general secretary for the seventh time Yesterday

    Chennai: For the seventh time, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has been elected as the general secretary of the AIADMK. More than 2,000 party workers filed nomination on Jaya's behalf. While addressing the workers, Jaya said the party has become unbeatable. "We had a historic victory recently. We have now...
  • Jayalalithaa writes to PM Modi on proposed amendment to GST law, says it will weaken states' finances August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Monday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the proposed amendment to the Goods and Services Tax legislation saying that the amendment was unfair to the states and would weaken state finances further. The Chief Minister has demanded the exclusion of...
  • Tamil Nadu Assembly passes Dhoti Bill August 12, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Assembly on Tuesday unanimously passed the Dhoti Bill which makes enforcing dress code and banning entry of persons wearing 'dhoti' in public places a cognisable offence punishable with jail term. The House adopted the Tamil Nadu Entry into Public Places (Removal of Restriction on Dress) Act 2014 after...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 'Derogatory' article on Modi, Jaya on Lankan Defence website creates furore August 1, 2014

    Chennai: Bharatiya Janata Party allies MDMK and the PMK on Friday expressed strong disapproval of the manner in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa were portrayed on the Sri Lankan Defence Ministry website's and sought strong action against the island nation. PMK founder S Ramadoss...
  • Jaya asks Modi to put an end to monthly increase in fuel price July 31, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Thursday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to put a "full stop" to the monthly increase in diesel price by oil marketing companies introduced during the previous UPA regime. Seeking rollback of Thursday's increase in diesel price by 56 paise per litre, Jayalalithaa...
  • Jaya writes to PM for immediate release of fishermen July 29, 2014

    Chennai: A few hours after Sri Lankan Navy arrested 50 fishermen from Tamil Nadu, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Tuesday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking immediate release of total 93 fishermen and 62 boats, presently in the custody of the neighbouring nation. In her letter to Modi, she referred to...
  • Sri Lankan Navy arrests 50 Indian fishermen from Nagapattinam and Karaikal July 29, 2014

    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 July 26, 2014

    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 July 24, 2014

    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 July 23, 2014

    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 July 22, 2014

    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...
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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...