Murugan

  • Victims' families oppose TN decision to free Rajiv killers, move SC March 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The family members of the victims in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case have moved the Supreme Court against the Tamil Nadu government's decision to release all seven convicts in the case. The Supreme Court will hear the petition on March 6. The Centre has already obtained a stay...
  • Opposition growing in TN to release of Rajiv case convicts: Congress February 24, 2014

    Tamil Nadu Congress on Monday claimed that there was growing opposition in the state to the Jayalalithaa government's move to release all seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case and urged it to reconsider the decision. "A wave of opposition is sweeping the people against the proposed release....the Congress party...
  • TN to counter Centre's plea against release of Rajiv assassins February 24, 2014

    Days after the Supreme Court stayed the release of three convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, the Centre has sought a stay on the release of four others. ...
  • Differentiate Tamil cause from support for Rajiv Gandhi killers February 24, 2014

    The first political reaction that played out on TV screens, after the Supreme Court commuted death sentences of three convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case on Wednesday, was from MDMK General Secretary Vaiko. The former Member of Parliament and well known Tamil Nadu politician has been closely involved in the...
  • Rajiv assassination case: Centre moves SC against release of four others February 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Days after the Supreme Court stayed the release of three convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, the Centre has sought a stay on the release of four others. Nalini, Robert Pious, Jayakumar and Ravichandran are serving life sentences in the case. They, along with their three associates Perarivalan, Murugan...
  • Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: 'Appeal to Rahul to forgive my parents' February 21, 2014

    Harithra Sriharan, daughter of Nalini and Murugan the convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, on Friday appealed to Rahul Gandhi to forgive them. "They have written letters to me. They say they regret everything," she said. ...
  • Rajiv Gandhi killers' daughter thanks Jayalalithaa for her decision February 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The daughter of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi's killers Nalini and Murugan, has expressed happiness with the Tamil Nadu government's decision to free her parents. Thanking Jayalalithaa, Nalini and Murugan's daughter Harithra said, "Jayalalithaa Amma gave me the best present in the world. It means the world to me....
  • Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: tracing the trial February 20, 2014

    Chennai: The Rajiv Gandhi assassination case has witnessed several twists and turns during past 23 years. Though all 26 accused were awarded death penalty by a TADA court near Chennai in 1998, the Supreme Court confirmed capital punishment only in the case of Murugan, Santhan (both Sri Lankan Tamils),...
  • 'Cuckoo' has intricacies you find in novels: Kamal Haasan February 19, 2014

    Chennai: Actorfilmmaker Kamal Haasan is impressed by the trailer of Tamil drama 'Cuckoo'. He says it features details as intricate as one would find in a novel. The trailer was shown Tuesday at the film's audio launch, where Kamal was the chief guest. "I may not have the regular cinema philosophies, but...
  • Tamil Nadu decides to release all seven killers of Rajiv Gandhi February 19, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu government has decided to release all seven assassins of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, including AG Perarivalan and Nalini. The other killers who will be freed are Santhan, Murugan, Robert Pious, Jayakumar and Ravichandran, said Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in Chennai on Wednesday. The decision to...
  • SC commutes death penalty of Rajiv Gandhi's assassins to life February 18, 2014

    Supreme Court on Tuesday commuted the death penalty of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi's assassins to life imprisonment. The death sentence has been commuted on grounds of delay in deciding their mercy plea. The lawyers have called the judgment a step in the right direction. ...
  • Has SC set wrong precedent by commuting death of Rajiv Gandhi Killers? February 18, 2014

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday commuted the death penalty of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi's assassins to life imprisonment. The death sentence has been commuted on grounds of delay in deciding their mercy plea. ...
  • Karunanidhi welcomes SC verdict on Rajiv Gandhi killers February 18, 2014

    Chennai: DMK chief M Karunanidhi has welcomed the Supreme Court decision on the mercy plea of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi's assassins. Karunanidhi has also appealed that the three be released. "I congratulate them and request the central government to release them by considering the prison time that they have...
  • SC commutes death penalty of Rajiv Gandhi killers to life imprisonment February 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday commuted the death penalty of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi's assassins to life imprisonment. The death sentence has been commuted on grounds of delay in deciding their mercy plea. The judgement was delivered by a bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam, which had...
  • SC to decide on mercy plea of Rajiv Gandhi's assassins today February 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Tuesday deliver its judgement on the mercy petition by former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi's assassins. They are seeking to commute their death sentence on grounds of delay in deciding their mercy plea. The judgement will be delivered by a bench headed by Chief Justice...
  • Singapore to impose alcohol ban along Hindu festival route January 15, 2014

    Singapore: Singapore will impose an alcohol ban in the area where the Hindu religious festival Thaipusam is to be celebrated on Friday, police said. The ban would be in force from 6 pm tomorrow to 6 am local time next Monday in the Little India precinct, where weekend alcohol ban...
  • AIADMK functionary hacked to death in Madurai September 25, 2013

    An AIADMK functionary was on Wednesday hacked to death by a sevenmember gang on his way to office from home in the busy Munichalai area, police said. The deceased, identified as Mayil Murugan (40) was a director of the 'Janata Cooperative Society' and 72nd block member of the AIADMK party, they...
  • Plea seeking reinvestigation of Rajiv Gandhi case in HC May 28, 2013

    Madurai: A PIL seeking to reinvestigate the the assassination case of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi has been filed in the Madras High Court bench in Madurai on Tuesday. The petitioner V Santhakumaresan, an advocate, said in his PIL that "the reinvestigation, in the interest of justice, may bring out...
  • Tamil review: 'Kedi Billa Killadi Ranga' fails to entertain March 31, 2013

    Cast: Vimal, Sivakarthikeyan, Bindu Madhavi, Regina Cassandra, Delhi Ganesh and Parota Soori Director: Pandiraj What you get to see in Pandiraj's 'Kedi Billa Killadi Ranga' (KBKR) is not out of the box, intelligent or not even inspiring, but just plain entertainment that will make you leave the cinema hall with a sigh...
  • Hanging Rajiv Gandhi's killers will be incorrect: Former judge February 24, 2013

    Chennai: The recent execution of Afzal Guru has brought the spotlight back on the legality of hanging those who have been serving long sentences in jail after being awarded the death sentence. Thirteen years after awarding death penalty to Rajiv Gandhi's assassins, former Supreme Court judge Justice KT Thomas said that...
  • Vinay to romance three heroines in a film February 20, 2013

    Chennai: Tamil actor Vinay Rai will woo three debutante heroines in upcoming romanticdrama 'Senthatti Kaalai Sevatha Kaalai', which will also see him in a double role. "Samuthirka, Kaambari and Shilpi Verma are the female leads of the film, which will be helmed by the actor. Vinay will essay dual roles for...
  • Facing arrest, CRPF jawan agrees to marry lover November 17, 2012

    Salem (TN): Facing arrest on a complaint of cheating by his lover, a CRPF constable who allegedly dumped her after making her pregnant agreed to marry her. Murugan of Attur was in love with his 25year old neighbour for the past two year, but went back on his promise to...
  • Complaint lodged suspecting mystery over AVM's death September 12, 2012

    AVM Murugan, eldest son of legendary producer AVM Meiyyappa Chettiyar, passed away in Chennai on Monday. He was credited as one of the founders of Tamil Film Producers Council. Meanwhile, his son Karthik Meyappan has lodged a complaint with the police, suspecting some mystery in Murugan's death. Following this, the police...
  • Rajiv killers pass Class XII exams May 23, 2012

    Vellore (TN): Perarivalan and Murugan, facing the gallows in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case and lodged at the high-security prison in Vellore, have cleared the Class XII state board exams with flying colours, scoring a little over 91 per cent and 81 per cent respectively. Perarivalan (41) and Murugan (43) scored...
  • Hearing on Rajiv Gandhi's killers' plea adjourned November 29, 2011

    New Delhi: The hearing of the petition to commute the death sentences of Rajiv Gandhi's assassins has been adjourned. The Madras High Court will now hear the case on January 31. The court had on Aug 30 stayed the death sentence of Murugan, Santhan and Perarivalan. The trio had earlier sought...
  • TN: Ex-DMK minister Durai Murugan raided November 24, 2011

    New Delhi: The Tamil Nadu Vigilance Department conducted raids on former DMK minister Durai Murugan properties on Thursday morning. Murugan was the Law minister during the DMK regime. Sources say the vigilance department raided nine of his properties in Chennai, Vellore and Kancheepuram. Murugan is the eight DMK leader to be...
  • Pass Cabinet resolution on Rajiv convicts: Karuna September 11, 2011

    Chennai: DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Sunday said that the ruling AIADMK should pass 'on humanitarian grounds' a resolution at its cabinet meeting urging the President to reconsider clemency petitions of the three death row convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case and forward it to Governor K Rosaiah. The government,...
  • Rajiv Gandhi's assassin Nalini meets husband September 10, 2011

    Vellore: Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's assassins Nalini Sriharan met her husband Murugan at Vellore jail on Saturday morning. This is Nalini's first meeting with Murugan after the President rejected his mercy plea in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. Nalini was shifted to Vellore Jail a few days ago and had...
  • Should Rajiv Gandhi's assassins get clemency? August 30, 2011

    The Madras High Court stayed the execution of the former PM Rajiv Gandhi's assassins for eight weeks. ...
  • Politics over clemency: Rajiv's killers get relief August 30, 2011

    Chennai: The Madras High Court on Tuesday ordered a stay on hanging of Murugan alias Sriharan, Santhan and Perarivalan alias Arivu convicted for Rajiv Gandhi's assassination for another eight weeks, giving them a brief reprieve. Twenty one years after the assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, it's now at least...