Jayalalithaa aide VK Sasikala quits politics before Tamil Nadu elections

03 Mar 2021

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

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

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.

05 Dec 2020

Block roads to Delhi: Agitating farmers call for nationwide shutdown

The farmers, who have been protesting fiercely against three newly-enacted farm laws, have called for a nationwide shutdown on Tuesday, December 8, and threatened to block all roads leading to the National Capital, Delhi.

03 Dec 2020

Rajinikanth to launch political party ahead of 2021 TN elections

After years of leaving his supporters waiting, Tamil superstar Rajinikanth announced on Thursday that he will be launching his political party.

01 Nov 2020

Tamil Nadu: Agriculture Minister Doraikkannu, 72, dies due to COVID-19

Tamil Nadu's Minister for Agriculture, R Doraikkannu, passed away on Saturday after battling COVID-19. The 72-year-old leader breathed his last at a private hospital in Chennai.

26 Sep 2020

SP Balasubrahmanyam's funeral held with police honors

Legendary singer SP Balasubrahmanyam's last rites were held in Chennai on Saturday afternoon along with a 72-gun salute by the Tamil Nadu Police.

10 Aug 2020

Kanimozhi sparks language debate, Congress supports her, BJP smells campaign

With a tweet on Sunday, Lok Sabha MP from Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu, Kanimozhi sparked a heated conversation surrounding language and attempted to slam the BJP-led Centre for imposing Hindi across the nation.

27 Apr 2020

Sets of Kangana Ranaut's 'Thalaivi' could be destroyed

Actress Kangana Ranaut's ambitious biopic on former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa was all set to arrive in theaters this June.

14 Jan 2020

Political parties received two-third donations through opaque electoral bonds

In 2018-19 fiscal, the coffers of seven political parties overflowed, and a large chunk of this money came through the controversial electoral bond route.

02 Jan 2020

It's unconstitutional: Kerala Governor dismisses Assembly's resolution against CAA

Kerala's Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan got the state Assembly to back his stand on the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). This week, the legislators passed a resolution blocking the Act's implementation in the state.

10 Dec 2019

Despite massive protests, Citizenship (Amendment) Bill passed in Lok Sabha

After much commotion, the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha on Monday.

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

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.

14 Sep 2019

Stalin, Mamata disagree with Shah's 'Hindi for all' idea

The Hindi language took center stage in Indian politics on Saturday after Home Minister Amit Shah linked it with country's unity.

08 Aug 2019

Article 370: PM Narendra Modi likely to address nation today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to address the nation on Thursday, to explain his government's move of removing special status of Jammu and Kashmir, and splitting the state into two Union Territories.

07 Aug 2019

#Article370Scrapped: Congress says no government can change J&K's status

Congress is not moving an inch from its stand on Article 370. The grand old party on Tuesday reiterated that no government can change the status of Jammu and Kashmir, saying it "acceded" to India as one state.

06 Aug 2019

#Article370Scrapped: Yashwant Sinha feels BJP can break Rajiv Gandhi's record

If elections were held today, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) could easily break late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's electoral record, feels former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha.

05 Aug 2019

#Article370: Bill to bifurcate Jammu and Kashmir tabled in Parliament

Hours after revoking Indian Constitution's Article 370, which bestowed special status to Jammu and Kashmir, Home Minister Amit Shah moved a Bill to bifurcate the state into two Union Territories.

05 Aug 2019

#Article370Scrapped: How Indian politicians reacted

On Monday, India bore witness to history as the BJP-led Centre scrapped contentious Article 370, which granted autonomy to Jammu and Kashmir.

19 Jun 2019

Explained: What is Narendra Modi's 'One Nation, One Election' idea?

In a gigantic country like ours, all elections become a big deal whether it is the panchayat, municipal or Lok Sabha polls. This also means that elections happen pretty frequently, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to change that.

31 May 2019

#Modi2.0: Understanding who will sit where in Lok Sabha

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Cabinet took oath at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday.

29 May 2019

Who all will be part of Narendra Modi's new cabinet?

Narendra Modi will take oath as Prime Minister for the second time on Thursday, May 30, exactly a week after he led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to a spectacular win in Lok Sabha polls.

22 May 2019

Before counting, Shah hosts dinner, PM Modi thanks NDA allies

As the nation braces itself for Lok Sabha elections' counting on Thursday, May 23, BJP moved to display its strength.

19 May 2019

Looking at accuracy of exit polls from 1998 to 2014

The massive seven-phased general elections concluded on Sunday and as soon as voting ended, TV channels started airing exit polls.

25 Mar 2019

For Jayalalithaa-biopic, Kangana getting Rs. 24cr, highest for any female-actor

Bollywood's Queen Kangana Ranaut recently announced that she will play former Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa in her next.

25 Mar 2019

Will bring bad name: Congress leader opposes Karti Chidambaram's candidature

Former Union Minister P Chidambaram's son Karti was given a Congress ticket from Sivaganga late on Sunday night, making way for infighting in the party.

25 Mar 2019

Kamal Haasan withdraws from poll-race, promises 50L jobs in manifesto

On Sunday, actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan announced that he wouldn't contest upcoming Lok Sabha elections or Assembly polls in Tamil Nadu while stressing that all "candidates were his faces".

24 Mar 2019

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.

14 Mar 2019

#LokSabha2019: With 36 alleged allies, NDA is stronger than ever

For the Bharatiya Janata Party, the days of disgruntled allies have become a thing of the past.

12 Mar 2019

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

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

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.

21 Feb 2019

Lok Sabha 2019: All about BJP's strategy with regional allies

After sealing the pre-poll alliances in Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu, the Bharatiya Janata Party has now turned its attention towards other states, like Kerala and Andhra Pradesh.

20 Feb 2019

Tamil Nadu: DMK, Congress tie up for Lok Sabha polls

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and Congress in Tamil Nadu have announced on Wednesday that they have forged a seat-sharing alliance for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

19 Feb 2019

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

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.

15 Feb 2019

#WaahBJPWaah: Manoj Tiwari danced, Shah addressed rally after Pulwama-attack

Jaish-e-Mohammed struck on Thursday in Jammu and Kashmir and 40 soldiers were martyred. The toll could rise as several others were injured.

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.

13 Feb 2019

Why today's RS session is crucial for Triple Talaq bill

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill and The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, commonly known as Triple Talaq bill, will lapse if the Rajya Sabha doesn't give a nod on Wednesday, the last working day of the budget session.

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