Tamils

  • Jayalalithaa spends time in jail eating simple food, reading newspapers 58 minutes ago

    Bangalore: AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa is keeping good health and eating simple food besides reading newspapers at the Parapanna Agrahara Central prison where she is lodged after conviction in the disproportionate assets case, according to a jail official. "Everything you are hearing outside, it is not true. She is stable and keeping...
  • Tamil Nadu: Seventeen fall ill after eating snake bitten goat's meat 7 hours 22 minutes ago

    Tiruvallur: Seventeen people complained of nausea and giddiness after consuming meat of a goat which was reportedly bitten by a snake, a local health official said on Wednesday. They were discharged after treatment at a hospital, the official said. Villagers of Periyakadambur in Tiruttani Panchayat Union fell ill after consuming...
  • PMK criticises protest against Jaya jailing, says it will destroy democracy 9 hours 0 minutes ago

    Chennai: PMK chief Ramadoss has issued a statement regarding the ongoing protests in Tamil Nadu against former chief minister J Jayalalithaa's conviction. He said that the people should respect judiciary and expressed concern over the assault on judiciary. He said that it raises questions on the future of democracy in the...
  • DA case: Jayalalithaa in jail, Tamil Nadu government shifts to Bangalore jail 9 hours 29 minutes ago

    Bangalore: Ideally, one can't quote Hindi film producer Ram Gopal Verma to explain anything. He is notorious for his 'foot in mouth' tweets. For a change, he has tweeted something logical. He said, "New capital of Tamil Nadu is Bangalore and the secretariat is Parappana Agrahara." It makes some sense....
  • Jayalalithaa to stay in jail, bail plea adjourned by Karnataka HC till Tuesday January 11, 1410

    Bangalore: In a setback for former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa, the vacation bench Karnataka High Court adjourned the hearing of her bail plea to Tuesday. Her lawyers filed a plea seeking a speedy hearing of the case against her after the Karnataka High Court had put off her...
  • Jayalalithaa, others could not satisfactorily account for wealth, says Bangalore court Yesterday

    Bangalore: AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa could not "satisfactorily account" for immovable properties and pecuniary resources of the value of Rs 53.6 crore when she was the Chief Minister from 1991 to 1996, the Special Court that sentenced her to four years in jail has held. Prosecution has proved "beyond reasonable...
  • DA case: Karnataka HC agrees to hear Jayalalithaa's bail plea on Wednesday Yesterday

    Bangalore: The Karnataka High Court will hear former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa's bail plea on Wednesday after her lawyers filed a memo seeking speedy hearing. The court had earlier deferred the hearing till Monday, October 6. Jayalalithaa, her aide Sasikala and two others were convicted in the Rs 66.65 crore...
  • Tamil Nadu: Cinema halls shut to protest Jayalalithaa sentencing Yesterday

    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...
  • Tamil Nadu film industry not to showcase any movie today to protest Jayalalithaa's sentencing Yesterday

    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 2 days 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 2 days 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 2 days 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...
  • Loyal to the core, new TN CM O Panneerselvam refuses to sit in Jaya's chamber 2 days ago

    Chennai: Reaffirming his unflinching loyalty to his jailed leader AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa, newly sworn in Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Monday chose not to enter the designated chamber for the head of state at the secretariat but function from his erstwhile Minister's office. Panneerselvam, handpicked by Jayalalithaa to take...
  • Snapshot: With Jayalalithaa in jail, AIADMK ministers cry as they take oath 2 days ago

    Chennai: Jayalalithaa loyalist O Panneerselvan took oath as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for the second time at Raj Bhawan in Chennai. But, it was not a happy occasion. With their supreme leader and former chief minister J Jayalalithaa's in jail, most of the ministers cried while taking the...
  • O Panneerselvam takes oath as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu 2 days ago

    Chennai: O Panneerselvam took oath as the new Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu on Monday, two days after the AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa stepped down from office following conviction in Rs 66.65 crore disproportionate assets case. He also did not change any of the portfolios, keeping home, public and finance...
  • Centre offers help to Tamil Nadu following tension in state 2 days ago

    Speaking on the law and order situation in Tamil Nadu following the arrest of AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said, "Home secretary has spoken to chief secretary and DGP of Tamil Nadu. Center has offered all help." ...
  • Jayalalithaa moves Karnataka High Court seeking bail 2 days ago

    Bangalore: Jailed All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam chief J Jayalalithaa moved Karnataka High Court on Monday seeking bail in the Rs 66.65 crore disproportionate assets case. Jaya's lawyers filed two petitions in the High Court. First, for suspension of punishment and the other seeking stay on state government's move...
  • O Panneerselvam's second stint as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister 2 days ago

    Once a tea seller in a small town in Theni district, 63-year-old O Panneerselvam is now Tamil Nadu's new Chief Minister. But OPS as he is popularly known is no stranger to the chief minister's chair. As a first-time MLA back in 2001, he was sworn in as chief minister...
  • Change of guard in Tamil Nadu today, Panneerselvam to be the new CM 2 days ago

    Chennai: She is the first sitting Chief Minister to be convicted under the Prevention of Corruption Act and sentenced to four years in jail. But the AIADMK aims to persevere. J Jayalalithaa has hand picked her successor, entrusting her loyalist and Finance Minister O Panneerselvam with the top job in...
  • O Panneerselvam - a man of humble beginnings rewarded for loyalty 3 days ago

    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...
  • Chennai: Student attempts suicide over Jayalalithaa's conviction 3 days ago

    Chennai: A 17-year-old girl school student was battling for life in Tamil Nadu on Sunday after setting herself on fire over the jailing of Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, police said. The teenager, M. Nagalakshmi, was admitted to the government hospital in Madurai town with around 80 per cent burn injuries, a...
  • O Panneerselvam named Tamil Nadu's new Chief Minister, to take oath on Monday 3 days ago

    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...
  • Four Tamil Nadu fishermen apprehended by Sri Lankan Navy 3 days ago

    Rameswaram: Four fishermen from were apprehended near Katchatheevu by Sri Lankan Navy personnel who also allegedly damaged 50 boats. Local fishermen's association President T Sesuraja said the Indian fishermen had been taken to Kankesanthurai in northern Sri Lanka along with their boats. A group of fishermen from this island were fishing near...
  • Crucial AIADMK meet to decide on new Tamil Nadu Chief Minister begins 3 days ago

    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...
  • Jayalalithaa to move Karnataka High Court seeking bail, stay on conviction in DA case 3 days ago

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa who has been jailed for four years after a special court convicted her in the Rs 66.65 crore disproportionate assets case will move Karnataka High Court on Monday seeking bail, said her advocate B Kumar. The AIADMK chief, who has bee fined Rs 100...
  • Life limps back to normalcy in Tamil Nadu 3 days ago

    Chennai: Life is limping back to normalcy in Tamil Nadu on Sunday, a day after clashes broke out following Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's conviction and sentencing in a corruption case. Buses and shops were open for business in some cities, while bus services in Salem, Cuddalore, Villupuram and some other cities...
  • Tamil Nadu: Jayalalithaa's successor as CM likely to be decided today, say sources 3 days ago

    Chennai: Legislators of the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam are likely to decide on the new Tamil Nadu Chief Minister as they meet in Chennai on Sunday evening, say sources. A day after their party supremo and Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa was convicted and sentenced in the Rs 66.65...
  • With J Jayalalithaa in jail, Tamil Nadu awaits a new chief minister 3 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...
  • Step up security: MHA to Tamil Nadu government 3 days ago

    New Delhi: With violence breaking out in a number of places across Tamil Nadu following the arrest of Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in the disproportionate assets case, the Home Ministry issued an advisory to the state government to enhance security to maintain law and order. The Centre has also...