TAMIL NADU

  • Inmate 7402 released, invites jailer to Chennai 4 days ago

    Bangalore: "Madam, it won't be possible for me to see you when I come to Chennai." Pat came the reply, "You come to Chennai and you can meet me,". This is what the most high profile inmates in the recent times at Bangalore's Parappana Agrahara Central Prison told the...
  • DA case convict Jayalalithaa arrives in Chennai to a hero's welcome after 21 days in jail 4 days ago

    Chennai: Former Tamil Nadu chief minister and AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa arrived in Chennai on Saturday evening after spending 21 days in a Bangalore prison following her conviction in the disproportionate assets case to a hero's welcome. The special flight carrying Jayalalithaa landed at Chennai airport and when she came out,...
  • DA case: J Jayalalithaa walks out of Bangalore jail after 22 days, Tamil Nadu CM receives her 4 days ago

    Bangalore: After spending 22 days in Bangalore Central Prison, AIADMK supremo and former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa walked out on Saturday. Her release from jail was in accordance with the Supreme Court order granting her bail in the disproportionate assets case. The release order by Special Judge John Michael...
  • DA case: Jayalalithaa gets bail; will the relief be shortlived? 5 days ago

    After 21 days in jail, former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa has finally been granted bail in the disproportionate assets case. Her sentence has been suspended, as is that of her co-convicts. The court told her to ensure no violence by her party cadres. ...
  • Would have committed suicide had Jaya not got bail: supporters 5 days ago

    Supporters of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa said that they would have committed suicide had she not got bail today in the DA case. ...
  • DA case: Jayalalithaa deserved to get bail, says lawyer Ram Jethmalani 5 days ago

    The Supreme Court granted bail to former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa in the 18-year-old disproportionate assets case. Jayalalithaa's lawyer Ram Jethmalani said that she deserved bail. "I am happy that Jayalalithaa got bail. She deserved to get bail. Karnataka High Court's verdict was wrong." ...
  • Tamil Nadu CM O Panneerselvam to personally go to Bangalore to welcome Jayalalithaa out of jail 5 days ago

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam will personally go to Bangalore to welcome former chief minister J Jayalalithaa out of jail, after the Supreme Court granted her bail in the disproportionate assets case on Friday. The SC has also suspended her sentence. This was the last chance for Jayalalithaa to...
  • Supreme Court grants bail to Jayalalithaa, suspends her sentence; AIADMK supporters celebrate 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has granted bail to former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa's and has suspended her sentence. This was the last chance for Jayalalithaa to get a bail before Diwali as the apex court will go on leave for a week after Friday. Jayalalithaa has got...
  • Tamil Nadu Police sub-inspector kills a man at police station 1 week ago

    Chennai: A sub-inspector has allegedly shot dead a man at a police station in Ramanathapuram district. Enquiries in Ramanathapuram reveal that Syed Mohammed was taken to SP Pattinam police station on a complaint by a local shop owner about a minor scuffle. At the police station Syed Mohammed was severely...
  • Chennai building collapse: Madras HC raises questions on probe October 13, 2014

    Chennai: The Madras High Court on Monday raised some questions on the investigation into the multi-storeyed building collapse in June wondering whether the final report was filed in a hurry and asked the government to submit an additional affidavit on its observations in six weeks. "The worry which we have...
  • We have no objection to shift Jayalalithaa to Tamil Nadu, says Karnataka Government October 13, 2014

    Bangalore: Karnataka Government will have no objection to shift AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa to Tamil Nadu from a jail here if the neighbouring state makes a request through courts, Home Minister KJ George said on Monday. "If there is a proposal coming before the court from the Tamil Nadu government,...
  • SC to hear Jayalalithaa's bail plea in DA case on October 17 October 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear on Friday bail plea of AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa, undergoing jail term of four years for amassing disproportionate assets. A bench headed by Chief Justice HL Dattu posted the case for hearing on October 17 after senior advocate Fali S...
  • Fireworks manufacturers wary of influx of Chinese crackers October 13, 2014

    Sivakasi: With less than 10 days to go for Diwali, Tamil Nadu fireworks manufacturers are gearing up for the festival with new varieties of crackers to compete against those made in Chinese as their influx was posing a threat to the Rs 3000-crore domestic industry. Eight new varieties of crackers have...
  • Cyclone 'Hudhud': Coast Guard takes all precautionary measures October 11, 2014

    Chennai: Coast Guard Eastern region has taken all precautionary measures to face Cyclone Hudhud, expected to reach the northern coastline around Visakhapatnam on Sunday, Commander Coast Guard Eastern region, Inspector General, Satya Prakash Sharma. "We have already cautioned and warned all the mariners and fishermen...
  • Tamil Nadu: DMK to stage demonstration at Nokia's Sriperumbudur plant October 11, 2014

    Chennai: Protesting handset maker Nokia's decision to suspend production from November 1, DMK's labour wing will stage a demonstration at Sriperumbudur on October 17, party chief M Karunanidhi said on Saturday. DMK's Labour Progressive Federation (LPF) will stage the demonstration under its chief M Shanmugam,...
  • TN Opposition senses opportunity to shore up prospects post-Jaya conviction October 11, 2014

    Chennai: With a vacuum created in Tamil Nadu's political scene following the conviction of AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa in a graft case, opposition parties are smelling an opportunity to strengthen their ranks ahead of the 2016 Assembly polls. At the forefront is the DMK, whose house the party chief M Karunanidhi is...
  • Tamil Nadu: HC directive on plea to close liquor shops on highways October 9, 2014

    Chennai: The Madras High Court on Thursday directed the Puducherry government to consider a representation seeking closure of all bars and liquor shops along the national highways in the union territory. The First Bench comprising Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice M Sathyanarayanan passed the order while closing a...
  • Disproportionate assets case: Jayalalithaa moves SC for bail October 9, 2014

    Chennai: Former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa on Thursday moved the Supreme Court seeking bail in the disproportionate assets case. The AIADMK chief was denied bail in the Rs 66.65 crore case by the Karnataka High Court earlier this week. The 66-year-old has been in jail ever since she was...
  • Will winds of change sweep Tamil Nadu? October 8, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu had its last congress government under M. Bhaktavatsalam from 1963-67, after which the Dravidian movement of E.V. Ramasami Naicker ('Periyar') and C.N. Annadurai swept Tamil Nadu into a strong regional powerhouse. Successive Governments of Dravida Munetra Kazhagam (DMK) and the breakaway group All-India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK)...
  • Tamil Nadu: CISF personnel shoots three colleagues dead October 8, 2014

    Kalpakkam: In a tragic incident, a personnel of the Central Industrial Security Force fired indiscriminately at five of his colleagues at Tamil Nadu's Kalpakkam on Tuesday morning. While three of them succumbed to their injuries, the two others are undergoing treatment. Head Constable Vijay Prathap Singh allegedly opened fire from a 9mm...
  • Opposition in Tamil Nadu conspiring to sully government: AIADMK October 7, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Paneerselvam on Tuesday hit out at opposition parties, accusing them of conspiring to sully his government's image by alleging that law and order was deteriorating in the state and urged people not to resort to agitation over party supremo Jayalalithaa's conviction in a graft...
  • Security beefed up in Tamil Nadu after sporadic violence October 7, 2014

    Chennai: Security was on Tuesday beefed up across Tamil Nadu, especially in the border areas, in the wake of sporadic violence following rejection of the bail plea of AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa in a graft case. In Chennai, a hotel owned by a Kannadiga in KK Nagar...
  • Jayalalithaa bail politics: Loyalty or extreme sycophancy? October 7, 2014

    In a huge blow to the AIADMK, the Karnataka High Court on Tuesday denied bail to former Tamil Nadu chief minister and AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa in the Rs 66.65 crore disproportionate assets case. ...
  • Exercise restraint, TN CM tells AIADMK workers after Jayalalithaa denied bail October 7, 2014

    Bangalore: The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Panneerselvam on Tuesday urged AIADMK supporters to exercise restraint in the background of the denial of bail to their chief J Jayalalithaa. In a press release issued by the state government, the CM advised the AIADMK workers to desist from protests and bandhs. He also...
  • DA case: Jayalalithaa's lawyers to move Supreme Court for bail October 7, 2014

    Bangalore: Former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa will move the Supreme Court for bail after the Karnataka High Court on Tuesday denied her release from prison, her lawyers said. "After getting the copy of the Karnataka High Court's order, we will approach the Supreme Court," Jayalalithaa's lawyers Kumar and Ramesh...
  • AIADMK workers protest after court denies bail to Jayalalithaa in DA case October 7, 2014

    Chennai: The joy of AIADMK cadres assembled outside the party office and the residence of former chief minister J. Jayalalithaa on Tuesday was short-lived and they are back in the protest mode. Party cadres erupted in joy after television channels said Jayalalithaa was granted conditional bail by the Karnataka High Court. AIADMK...
  • Huge blow to former Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa as Karnataka HC refuses bail to her in DA case October 7, 2014

    Bangalore: In a huge blow to the AIADMK, the Karnataka High Court on Tuesday denied bail to former Tamil Nadu chief minister and AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa in the Rs 66.65 crore disproportionate assets case. Denying bail to the convicted leader, the court said that there wasn't sufficient ground for awarding...
  • Prosecution tells Karnataka HC it has no objection to Jayalalithaa's conditional bail October 7, 2014

    Bangalore: Former Tamil Nadu chief minister and AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa might get bail in the disproportionate assets case as the prosecution on Tuesday told Karnataka High Court that it had no objections to conditional bail to the Tamil leader. Neither Jayalalithaa, nor any of the other three convicts in the...
  • Jayalalithaa fans' protest against conviction threatens democracy and the rule of law October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Tamil politicians and political workers have given an entirely new meaning to the word 'sycophancy'. Tens of thousands of people fasting and holding dharnas against the conviction of former Tamil Nadu chief minister and AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa across the state has shocked the people who believe in...