J Jayalalithaa: News

J Jayalalithaa, also known as 'Amma' by her supporters, was a six-time Chief Minister from Tamil Nadu. Born on February 24, 1948, in Mysore, Jayalalithaa started her career as an actor and was a part of over 100 films in the Tamil cinema industry. It was through films that she was associated with the then Chief Minister MG Ramachandran, founder of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK). Jayalalithaa joined the party in 1982 and soon became an integral member. Post Ramachandran's death, she took over the party after an intense battle with his wife and, after the 1991 Assembly elections, became the Chief Minister of the state. She suffered a few roadblocks when she was arrested and charged under several corruption scams, an event that prevented her from assuming the role of Chief Minister in 2001. However, she was back in 2002 and held the post until 2006, when the DMK defeated her party in the Assembly polls. She held the post again during 2011-14 and 2015-16. Jayalalithaa passed away on December 5, 2016, at the age of 68, leaving behind a sea of ardent supporters.

03 Apr 2024

M Karunanidhi

Jayalalithaa, Karunanidhi campaign in Tamil Nadu: AI-generated deepfakes raise concern

The digital resurrection of two late Indian leaders, J Jayalalithaa and M Karunanidhi, using artificial intelligence to create deepfakes, has sparked controversy ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

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).

18 Sep 2023


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.

12 Aug 2023

Narendra Modi

Why PM Modi's statement on Katchatheevu Island is raising eyebrows 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi—during the no-confidence motion debate in the Parliament on Thursday—blamed former PM Indira Gandhi for "gifting" the disputed Katchatheevu Island to Sri Lanka.

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.

11 Jul 2022


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.

23 Aug 2021

Tamil Nadu

'Pave way': Kangana Ranaut books theatrical slot for 'Thalaivii'

Riding on the theatrical release wave kickstarted by Akshay Kumar's Bell Bottom, makers announced Kangana Ranaut-starrer Thalaivii's premiere date today.

23 Jun 2021

Kangana Ranaut

Kangana reacts to 'Thalaivi' getting 'U' certificate for Tamil release

Kangana Ranaut's biographical drama based on late J Jayalalithaa's life, Thalaivi, has received a "U" certificate for its Tamil release.

30 Mar 2021

Karan Johar

Kangana Ranaut lauds Simi Garewal's interview with Jayalalithaa, slams KJo

Actress Kangana Ranaut, who will be next seen in Thalaivi, praised talk-show host and actress Simi Garewal for her insightful interview with late politician J Jayalalithaa — the subject of her movie.

23 Mar 2021

Kangana Ranaut

Kangana Ranaut stuns as 'Amma' Jayalalithaa in powerful 'Thalaivi' trailer

The trailer of Kangana Ranaut's Thalaivi is out and it is impossible to take eyes off the 34-year-old actress in the over three-minute-long clip.

09 Feb 2021

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu: Grand reception welcomes 'Chinnamma' Sasikala after four years

VK Sasikala, a formidable force in Tamil Nadu politics, returned to the state capital Chennai on Monday, after completing a four-year jail sentence in connection to a disproportionate assets case.

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.

24 Dec 2020


RGV's '12'o'clock' to be the first theatrical release of 2021

Director Ram Gopal Varma is all set to release his new movie 12'o'clock in theaters on January 8, 2021.

30 Nov 2019


Kangana's classy handbag is worth more than your annual salary!

Be it international film festivals or groovy award functions or just the airport, Bollywood Queen Kangana Ranaut never fails to slay.

16 Oct 2019


Kangana Ranaut to launch production house by 2020: Details here

After donning the hat of a director with the film Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, that released this year, Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut is all set to roll out her own production house.

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.

21 Sep 2019

Tamil Nadu

Kangana undergoes "suffocating" prosthetic session for Jayalalithaa's biopic, 'Thalaivi'

Kangana Ranaut is all set for her upcoming project, a political biopic, Thalaivi.

12 Sep 2019

Kangana Ranaut

'Dhaakad' is in the same space as 'Resident Evil': Kangana

After impressing audiences with her leadership qualities in Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi, Kangana Ranaut is all set to take over the action avatar for Dhaakad.

08 Sep 2019


Witty, courageous, and bold: PM Modi mourns Ram Jethmalani's death

Prominent Supreme Court lawyer and former Union Law Minister, Ram Jethmalani passed away today morning at his Delhi residence, after his health deteriorated, following a prolonged illness. He was 95.

28 Aug 2019

Tamil Nadu

TN government launches TV channel for students preparing for JEE

In a bid to promote and boost education among all, the Tamil Nadu government launched an exclusive educational television channel called Kalvi Tholaikkaatchi (Education TV).

04 Aug 2019


Kangana on Jayalalithaa: I admire her for her strength, valor

Kangana Ranaut is all set to essay the role of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in her biopic Thalaivi and she can't stop gushing about the late politician.

12 Jul 2019


Breaking stereotypes: This 46-year-old is Kolkata's first woman bus driver

Just a few days ago, one 24-year-old hit headlines for being the first female driver of BEST buses, Mumbai.

17 Mar 2019


Former SC-judge to be India's first Lokpal, official announcement soon

Former SC judge Pinaki Chandra Ghose will be India's first Lokpal and an official announcement about the same could be made on Monday, claimed reports.

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.

08 Feb 2019

Tamil Nadu

TN: College named after Abdul Kalam to be set up

Honoring late A P J Abdul Kalam, the Tamil Nadu government today announced that it would set up a new arts and science college named after the former President in his native town of Rameswaram.

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.

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.

SC declines urgent hearing of plea regarding Sterlite plant case

The Supreme Court today declined urgent hearing on a plea by the Tamil Nadu government challenging the National Green Tribunal's order allowing Vedanta group access to the administrative unit inside its closed Sterlite copper plant at Tuticorin in the state.

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.

16 Aug 2018

Tamil Nadu

Biopic on Jayalalithaa to be launched on this date

The trend of biopics continues to be on the rise and next real-life personality to be immortalized on screen is former Tamil Nadu CM, J Jayalalithaa.

08 Aug 2018

Madras High Court

Why is Karunanidhi being buried and not cremated?

The death of M Karunanidhi, DMK chief, yesterday evening sent the state of TN into a tizzy, but what followed was more chaos.

08 Aug 2018

Ram Nath Kovind

Two killed, 30 injured in stampede at Karunanidhi's funeral

Two people were killed and around 40 injured in a stampede at Rajaji Hall in Chennai this morning, where DMK chief M Karunanidhi's body was kept for the public to pay homage.

08 Aug 2018


Madras HC allows burial of Karunanidhi at Marina Beach

The Madras HC has allowed DMK to bury its party chief Karunanidhi at Chennai's Marina Beach, for which the state government had refused permission.

07 Aug 2018

Tamil Nadu

Karunanidhi denied Marina beach burial, violence erupts

The late DMK chief, M Karunanidhi will not be buried at Marina beach alongside top Dravidian leaders, said the Tamil Nadu government.

20 Jun 2018

Narendra Modi

New AIIMS will come up near Madurai: TN CM Palaniswami

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami today said the much-anticipated All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) facility will be set up at Thoppur near Madurai at an estimated cost of Rs. 1,500cr.

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.

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.

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.

31 Mar 2018


Sasikala expected to return to Bengaluru prison by today evening

AIADMK leader Sasikala is expected to return to Bengaluru prison by today evening, three days before her 15-day parole ends.

20 Mar 2018

Tamil Nadu

Sasikala granted 15-day parole to attend husband's funeral

Jailed AIADMK leader VK Sasikala was on Tuesday granted a parole for 15 days by prison authorities to attend her husband's funeral who passed away earlier today.

15 Mar 2018

Delhi High Court

Dhinakaran floats party named after Jayalalithaa; smiling Amma on party-flag

Rebel AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran on Thursday introduced a new party, the Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK), named after the late TN CM J Jayalalithaa.

04 Mar 2018


Policeman on duty at Jayalalithaa's memorial commits suicide

A 28-year old policeman posted on duty at the memorial of late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa here allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself today, police said.

23 Feb 2018

Narendra Modi

PM Modi to launch Amma Two-wheeler scheme in Chennai tomorrow

PM Modi will be visiting Chennai on Saturday to mark the inauguration of the AIADMK government's ambitious scheme of providing 50 per cent subsidy to working women to buy two-wheelers.

05 Jan 2018

Tamil Nadu

All about Amma TV, Namathu Amma: AIADMK's new mouthpieces

Without any mouthpiece of its own, Tamil Nadu's ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) will soon launch a Tamil newspaper, Namathu Amma, and a television channel that is likely to be called Amma TV.

18 Nov 2017

Tamil Nadu

I-T department raids late Jayalalithaa's house

The Income Tax department conducted a raid at late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's Chennai residence despite protests by AIADMK members.

03 Oct 2017


Dhinakaran calls EPS administration "killer government," gets booked for sedition

Sidelined AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran and 16 party workers associated with him were booked for sedition for distributing pamphlets that accused the centre and state governments of medical aspirant Anitha's death.

23 Sep 2017

Tamil Nadu

We all lied about Jayalalithaa's health: TN forest Minister

Tamil Nadu Minister for Forests C. Sreenivasan apologized for "lying" to the people about the late CM J. Jayalalithaa's health when she was in the hospital.

06 Dec 2016

Tamil Nadu

Amma leaves TN with excellent social, industrial indicators

Chief Minister Jayalalithaa passed away at Apollo Hospital on 5 December, but she has left behind a legacy that will not be forgotten.