22 Feb 2024

South Indian Cinema

Trisha sends defamation notice to ex-AIADMK member AV Raju

Leo and Ponniyin Selvan actor Trisha has legally responded to ex-AIADMK member AV Raju's controversial remarks against her.

DMK minister jailed for 3 years in corruption case

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) minister K Ponmudy has been sentenced to three years of simple imprisonment in a Rs. 1.75 crore disproportionate assets case, ANI reported.

04 Dec 2023

Raghav Chadha

AAP MP Raghav Chadha's Rajya Sabha suspension revoked 

The Rajya Sabha on Monday revoked the suspension of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Raghav Chadha from the Upper House.

No patch-up with BJP, will form own poll alliance: AIADMK

All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) deputy general secretary and former Tamil Nadu minister KP Munusamy said on Wednesday that the party will form its own alliance for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections and 2026 state assembly polls.

26 Sep 2023

Tamil Nadu

Who is Annamalai, IPS officer-turned-politician at center of BJP-AIADMK fallout

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s Tamil Nadu chief K Annamalai is at the center of the party's recent fallout with the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK).

25 Sep 2023

Tamil Nadu

AIADMK breaks up with BJP, passes resolution to exit NDA

Tamil Nadu's All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) has severed ties with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its National Democratic Alliance (NDA).

Tamil Nadu: AIADMK denies having alliance with BJP

Tamil Nadu's opposition party, the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), clarified on Monday it was not in alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the southern state, NDTV reported.

20 Aug 2023

MK Stalin

DMK won't stop until NEET is abolished: CM MK Stalin

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on Sunday vowed that his party would not rest until the state is exempted from the National Entrance-cum-Eligibility Test (NEET).

08 Aug 2023

Raghav Chadha

Raghav Chadha may face FIR for 'forged' motion in Parliament

Trouble appears to be brewing for Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Raghav Chadha, as four Rajya Sabha MPs have demanded to move a Privilege Motion against him.

05 Jul 2023

Uniform Civil Code

BJP's ally AIADMK opposes Uniform Civil Code

The leading regional party in the southern state of Tamil Nadu—All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK)—has strongly opposed the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP)-led central government's move to implement the Uniform Civil Code (UCC).

AIADMK passes resolution against BJP's Annamalai over 'jibe' at Jayalalithaa

All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) General Secretary Edappadi K Palaniswami on Tuesday said that a condemnation resolution has been passed against K Annamalai, Tamil Nadu's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief, reported ANI.

Tamil Nadu: AIADMK, BJP alliance to continue for 2024 elections

The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) on Thursday said its alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would continue for the 2024 State Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu, reported NDTV.

09 Mar 2023

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu: 13 BJP workers quit party, join AIADMK

A total of 13 functionaries from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) resigned on Wednesday and joined its alliance partner in Tamil Nadu, the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK).

Tamil Nadu: Palaniswami seeks action against DMK government, backs governor

Tamil Nadu Assembly's Leader of the Opposition and All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) interim general secretary, Edappadi K Palaniswami, has leveled serious corruption charges against the ruling Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK).

17 Jul 2022

Sri Lanka

Lanka crisis: Centre calls all-party meeting at Tamil Nadu's request

The government on Sunday announced an all-party conference on the unrest in Sri Lanka was scheduled for Tuesday evening.

11 Jul 2022

Madras High Court

AIADMK tussle: EPS elected as party's interim general secretary

In a big win for AIADMK coordinator E Palaniswami (EPS), the Madras High Court on Monday allowed the General Council meeting of the party where EPS was elevated as the interim general secretary of the party and abolished the dual leadership structure.

03 Mar 2021

Tamil Nadu

Jayalalithaa aide VK Sasikala quits politics before Tamil Nadu elections

VK Sasikala, the expelled chief of the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) in Tamil Nadu, announced her retirement from public life and politics on Wednesday.

27 Jan 2021

Tamil Nadu

Jayalalithaa's aide Sasikala released from prison after four years

VK Sasikala, the expelled AIADMK leader and close aide of Tamil Nadu's former Chief Minister late J Jayalalithaa, was on Wednesday released from a Bengaluru prison after spending four years behind bars.

15 Dec 2020

Narendra Modi

Jayalalithaa's legacy continues: Amma mini clinics inaugurated in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Monday inaugurated the Amma Mini Clinic Scheme, under which 2,000 mini clinics will be opened across the Southern state.

12 Nov 2019


Coimbatore: Woman hit by truck while avoiding AIADMK flagpole

A 30-year-old woman met with a road accident on Monday as an AIADMK flagpole allegedly fell on a highway in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.

06 Oct 2019

Madras High Court

AIADMK-leader says "book" wind for techie's death due to banner

A 23-year-old techie died in Chennai in September after a banner of AIADMK fell on her. Her death even sparked the anger of Madras High Court which pulled up the ruling party for not keeping a check on deadly banners.

24 Mar 2019

Tamil Nadu

TN: AIADMK fields kin of its leaders in LS polls

The ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu, which has for long attacked the DMK for dynastic politics, has drawn criticism for nominating sons of its leaders, including O Panneerselvam, for the April 18 Lok Sabha polls.

12 Mar 2019

Tamil Nadu

Pollachi sex abuse: Four-member gang harassed, videographed 50+ women

In a shocking incident, a group of four men, all in their 20s, sexually harassed over 50 women in Tamil Nadu, police said.

09 Mar 2019

Narendra Modi

PM Modi is our daddy, says AIADMK leader

In an unusual turn of events, an AIADMK leader called Prime Minister Narendra Modi the party's "daddy" who has turned out to be a guiding light after J Jayalalithaa died in 2016.

23 Feb 2019

Road Accidents

Tamil Nadu: Senior AIADMK MP S Rajendran dies in car-accident

AIADMK Lok Sabha MP S Rajendran died Saturday after a car in which he was traveling rammed into a road median at Tindivanam, Tamil Nadu.

19 Feb 2019

Tamil Nadu

AIADMK, BJP seal Tamil Nadu's deal for Lok Sabha elections

A day after BJP and Shiv Sena reached an understanding in Maharashtra for the upcoming general elections, the saffron party sealed a deal with AIADMK in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday.

19 Feb 2019

Tamil Nadu

AIADMK and PMK join hands ahead of Lok Sabha polls

Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK announced a poll alliance with the Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) today and allotted seven Lok Sabha seats to it for the forthcoming Parliamentary elections.

14 Feb 2019


Puducherry CM sleeps outside L-G Kiran Bedi's house: Here's why

Following the footsteps of his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal, Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy spent Wednesday night outside Lieutenant-Governor Kiran Bedi's house to protest against her actions.

07 Jan 2019

Lok Sabha

Lok Sabha Speaker suspends four more MPs for disrupting proceedings

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan today suspended three AIADMK MPs and one TDP lawmaker for two days for disrupting proceedings of the House.

31 Dec 2018

Lok Sabha

#TripleTalaqBill: Before crucial test, Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 PM

Before the Triple Talaq Bill, which was passed in the Lok Sabha last week, could have been brought up in the Rajya Sabha, the Upper House was adjourned on Monday till 2 PM.

27 Dec 2018

Lok Sabha

#TripleTalaqBill: AIADMK-MP asks why are Muslim men being singled out

While opposing the Triple Talaq bill in the Lok Sabha on Thursday, AIADMK MP A. Anwhar Raajhaa said the bill was barbaric towards Muslim men and asked why were they being singled out.

22 Dec 2018

Tamil Nadu

Speculations put to rest: Kamal Haasan's party will contest 2019-elections

Veteran actor Kamal Haasan on Saturday put all rumors to rest as he announced his party, Makkal Needhi Maiam, will contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. He made the announcement while speaking to reporters in Chennai.

20 Dec 2018

Lok Sabha

Lok Sabha proceedings disrupted for seventh consecutive working day

The proceedings of the Lok Sabha were disrupted for the seventh consecutive working day today, amid sparring between Opposition and treasury benches on the Rafale jet issue.

19 Dec 2018


Jayalalithaa's Apollo hospital bill includes Rs. 1.17 cr for food/beverages

Apollo Hospital, where AIADMK leader and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa was hospitalized, submitted the hospital bill to Justice Arumughasamy Commission on Tuesday which shows dues to the tune of Rs. 44 lakh are still unsettled.

RS adjourned for the day after ruckus over Rafale, Cauvery

The proceedings in Rajya Sabha were disrupted for the fifth consecutive day today over the Rafale jet deal and Cauvery issues, leading to adjournment of the House for the day.

15 Dec 2018

Tamil Nadu

Salem-Chennai Expressway plan has 89% takers, says K Palaniswami

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami today said the land acquisition proceedings for the Salem-Chennai Expressway project was not opposed by as many as 89% of the people.

15 Nov 2018


AIADMK launches TV channel 'News J' to take on rivals

The ruling AIADMK launched 'News J', a Tamil TV channel, to take on propaganda against it by its rivals.

14 Nov 2018


AIADMK unveils new statue of Jayalalithaa in Chennai

The ruling AIADMK unveiled a new statue of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa at its headquarters in Chennai today, months after the earlier one was criticized for not resembling the former CM.

09 Nov 2018

Tamil Nadu

#SarkarRow: Murugadoss granted anticipatory bail, agrees to cut 'objectionable scenes'

On Friday, Madras HC accepted the anticipatory bail plea filed by 'Sarkar' director AR Murugadoss, granting him protection from arrest till November 27.

Kamal Haasan's party is ready for Tamil Nadu by-polls

Actor Kamal Haasan, who forayed into politics earlier this year, announced on Wednesday that his party Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) is ready to contest by-polls in Tamil Nadu whenever it happens.

31 Oct 2018

Madras High Court

TN: Disqualified MLAs asked to vacate hostel rooms, pay rent

Post the disqualification of 18 AIADMK legislators, their rooms at the MLA Hostel in Chennai have been sealed and the individuals asked to settle pending dues.

27 Oct 2018

Tamil Nadu

Dreams of those who wanted to break AIADMK shattered: Palaniswami

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami has said the dreams of those who tried to break the AIADMK and come to power have been shattered following the Madras High Court verdict upholding the disqualification of 18 MLAs.

27 Oct 2018

Madhya Pradesh

7 MPs, 199 MLAs have not declared PAN details: Report

Seven sitting parliamentarians and 199 MLAs in the country have not declared their PAN details which are needed in filing nomination papers for elections, a report said yesterday.

Win for EPS, Madras-HC upholds disqualification of 18 rebel MLAs

In a major relief to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palaniswami, the Madras High Court on Thursday upheld the disqualification of 18 rebel MLAs, loyal to the Sasikala-Dhinakaran faction of AIADMK.

07 Oct 2018

Tamil Nadu

Crores exchanged for appointment of VCs earlier: TN Governor

Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit has alleged that crores of rupees exchanged hands in the appointment of Vice-Chancellors to universities before he took over.

25 Sep 2018


Rajiv Gandhi's assassin's mother meets TN Governor, seeks son's release

The mother of AG Perarivalan, who's one of the seven assassins of Rajiv Gandhi, met Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit on Monday to seek her son's release.

23 Sep 2018

Tamil Nadu

TN: DMK to stage state-wide protests to 'condemn' AIADMK

Opposition party DMK in Tamil Nadu today announced it would stage state-wide protests to 'condemn' the ruling AIADMK for getting involved in corruption, and not focusing on public welfare.

23 Sep 2018

Tamil Nadu

AIADMK MLA Karunas arrested over provocative remarks

AIADMK MLA S Karunas was arrested from his residence in Chennai today over some alleged provocative remarks he made at a recent public meeting.

16 Sep 2018

Tamil Nadu

TN BJP leader calls police 'anti-Hindu' during Ganesh idol immersion

BJP National Secretary H Raja has waded into a controversy yet again, picking up a quarrel with police over an immersion procession of Lord Ganesh idols in Pudukottai district of Tamil Nadu.

Gutkha-scam: CBI raids homes of TN's former Health Minister, DGP

In relation to the multi-crore gutkha scam, the CBI on Wednesday raided homes of affluent personalities in Chennai. Nearly 40 places were searched by the CBI.

Why hasn't Center thought of supplying GPS to fishermen: HC

The Madras High Court has directed the Center to file an affidavit explaining the steps taken by it to prevent Indian fishermen from crossing the international maritime boundary line and enter the Lankan waters.

01 Sep 2018


DMK asks cadres not to touch party chief Stalin's feet

The DMK has asked its cadres not to touch the feet of party chief MK Stalin as it went against the ideals of self-respect and instead greet him saying 'Vanakkam,' with love.

Tamil Nadu: Commission probing Jayalalithaa's death summons three AIIMS doctors

The Justice A Arumughaswamy Commission of Inquiry, probing the death of former Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa's death, has summoned three AIIMS doctors, who examined her at Apollo Hospital (Chennai), to appear before it on August 23 and 24.

15 Aug 2018


BJP dismisses charges of it trying to divide the DMK

The Tamil Nadu BJP today dismissed the charge that it was attempting to divide the DMK and said it had become a practice to blame the saffron party for any problem.

13 Aug 2018

M Karunanidhi

Succession war in DMK: Karunanidhi's sons face off

MK Alagiri, son of late DMK president M Karunanidhi, has claimed the support of his father's "true relatives" a day before a crucial party meeting, where announcements will be made regarding the next chief.

07 Aug 2018

Tamil Nadu

Karunanidhi: 5 facts about Kalaignar, the sun of DMK

DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi passed away on Tuesday at Chennai's Kauvery Hospital, sending his sea of followers across the country in deep mourning.

03 Aug 2018

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

17 opposition parties demand paper ballot in 2019

More than a year after the Election Commission (EC) declared all elections will be held through EVMs, 17 opposition parties are demanding a return to the ballot paper system.

02 Aug 2018

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu: AIADMK Thiruparankundram MLA, AK Bose, passes away

Ruling AIADMK MLA, AK Bose, representing Thiruparankundram Assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu, died due to a heart attack in the early hours today, his family said. He was 69.

14 Jul 2018

Tamil Nadu

Apollo Hospital room where Jayalalithaa was admitted to be inspected

The room at Chennai's Apollo Hospitals where late AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa was hospitalized in Dec'16 will be inspected on July 29 by the counsel representing the one-man panel probing her death and those from the side of her aide VK Sasikala.

SC to hear on plea of 18 disqualified AIADMK MLAs

The Supreme Court today agreed to hear a plea on June 27 filed by 18 disqualified AIADMK MLAs seeking transfer of their case from the Madras High Court to the apex court after the split verdict by the High Court on June 14.

14 Jun 2018

Sasikala Natarajan

Relief for AIADMK-government: Madras HC delivers split-verdict on MLAs' disqualification

The Madras HC failed to deliver a unanimous verdict on the disqualification of 18 AIADMK MLAs last year.

10 Jun 2018

Sasikala Natarajan

Sasikala's estranged brother Dhivakaran launches 'Anna Dravidar Kazhagam' political party

The estranged brother of deposed AIADMK leader VK Sasikala, V Dhivakaran, today launched his political party "Anna Dravidar Kazhagam", named after Dravidian veteran CN Annadurai in Tamil Nadu's Mannargudi.

06 Jun 2018

Tamil Nadu

Suicide over NEET failure sets TN politics on fire, again

Tamil Nadu (TN) is witnessing yet another turmoil. After the Cauvery protests and Sterlite violence, it's NEET that has set the state's politics on fire.

TN Govt announces release of 67 lifers; DMK welcomes move

To commemorate the birth centenary of former Tamil Nadu CM, MG Ramachandran, the state government today announced the premature release of 67 life convicts who have completed 10 years of imprisonment on February 25.

Sterlite protest: Madras HC stays construction of new copper plant

On Tuesday, at least 9 people were killed in a protest in Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu, after police opened fire on the protesters who were demanding the closure of the Sterlite copper plant run by UK-based Vendanta Resources.

22 May 2018

Kamal Haasan

TN: Several killed in police-firing as Sterlite protests turn violent

Eight people were killed as police allegedly opened fire on activists protesting the Sterlite copper-plant in Tuticorin, TN.

07 May 2018

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu CM lays foundation stone for Jaya memorial 'mandapam'

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam today laid the foundation stone for a memorial "mandapam" of late J Jayalalithaa in Chennai abutting her burial site on the Marina beachfront.

13 Apr 2018

Narendra Modi

Tamil Nadu: Folk singer arrested for criticizing PM in song

Tamil folk singer Kovan was arrested on Friday in Tiruchirappalli for singing a song which criticized BJP, PM Modi, and VHP Rath yatra.

High drama at Chennai stadium ahead of CSK-KKR IPL match

There was high drama at Chennai's MA Chidambaram stadium today hours before a CSK-KKR IPL match, as protesters tried to stage a demonstration right outside.

05 Apr 2018


TN shutdown: DMK's Stalin, other leaders arrested

DMK leader MK Stalin and other top politicians of Tamil Nadu (TN) were detained today while blocking roads in Chennai.