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 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.
08 Nov 2018
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
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.
23 Sep 2018
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.
25 Jun 2018
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
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'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 Apr 2018
Cauvery protests: Dhinakaran urges Chennai fans to boycott IPL matches
AMMK leader TTV Dhinakaran on Friday appealed to cricket lovers to shun IPL matches scheduled to be held in Chennai to "strengthen the voice of farmers" seeking setting up of the Cauvery Management Board.
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.
15 Mar 2018
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.
18 Jan 2018
Kamal Haasan to announce political party on February 21
For a long time now, TN politics has been exciting. Earlier, superstar Rajinikanth announced his highly-anticipated political entry.
05 Jan 2018
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.
25 Dec 2017
AIADMK sacks six office-bearers for supporting Dhinakaran
After they were left red-faced by the RK bypoll results, AIADMK sacked six office-bearers for allegedly supporting rebel leader TTV Dhinakaran.
24 Dec 2017
RK Nagar bypoll: TTV Dhinakaran leads after second round
The counting for the symbolic RK Nagar assembly seat, which was earlier held by late Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa, is currently underway in Chennai.
20 Dec 2017
First ever Jayalalithaa-in-hospital footage could impact crucial RK Nagar bypolls
A year after her death, a disqualified AIADMK MLA supporting Sasikala's faction has released the first-ever footage of Jayalalithaa in hospital, purportedly at the Apollo in Chennai.
20 Dec 2017
RK Nagar bypoll: Will this decide Jayalalithaa's successor?
Campaigning for the crucial bypoll in Dr. Radhakrishnan Nagar (RK Nagar) constituency has ceased. Jayalalithaa's death in December'16 had necessitated the bypoll.
05 Dec 2017
Remembering Jayalalithaa on her 1st death anniversary
A year back, former TN CM Jayalalithaa died on this fateful day leaving behind a divided party and several dejected followers.
23 Nov 2017
EC: Two leaves symbol goes to EPS-OPS led AIADMK
In a setback to AIADMK's Sasikala-Dhinakaran faction, EC has granted the party's two-leaves symbol to the faction led by CM E Palaniswami (EPS) and deputy CM O Panneerselvam (OPS).
16 Nov 2017
Jaya TV I-T raids: 28-year-old Vivek Jayaraman under scrutiny
Sasikala's 28-year-old nephew, Vivek Jayaraman is the youngest "big fish" that the I-T department is after.
14 Nov 2017
I-T raids: Investments worth Rs. 1,500cr recovered from Sasikala-linked premises
I-T raids on premises connected to AIADMK leader Sasikala and her associates have finally come to an end after five days.
09 Nov 2017
I-T department raids Jaya TV run by Sasikala's family
The I-T department raided the offices of Jaya TV, which is controlled by jailed AIADMK leader VK Sasikala and her family members. The raids were related to money laundering and tax evasion allegations.
06 Oct 2017
Sasikala granted five-day parole, to visit sick husband in Chennai
Sasikala, who has obtained a five-day parole to visit her sick 74-year-old husband in a Chennai hospital, will leave her Bengaluru prison today.
04 Oct 2017
TN: Madras HC questions Speaker about non-action against OPS
The Madras HC, while hearing the petition of DMK and 18 disqualified AIADMK MLAs from TTV Dhinakaran's camp regarding the latter's disqualification from the Legislative Assembly, questioned Speaker P Dhanapal as to why no action was taken against Deputy CM O Panneerselvam (OPS) when he voted against the E Palaniswamy (EPS) government in the February confidence vote.
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.
02 Oct 2017
Sasikala applies for 15-day parole to visit ailing husband
On 2nd October, Jailed AIADMK leader Sasikala applied for a 15-day parole from Bengaluru's Parapana Agrahara prison to meet her critically ill husband, said her nephew and sidelined party leader TTV Dhinakaran.
23 Sep 2017
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.
20 Sep 2017
TN political instability continues: Madras HC stays floor test
Madras HC has adjourned the 18 MLAs disqualification case to October 4.
18 Sep 2017
18 MLAs backing Dhinakaran disqualified from the TN Assembly
Eighteen MLAs backing AIADMK rebel Dhinakaran have been disqualified with immediate effect from the Tamil Nadu Assembly.
12 Sep 2017
AIADMK meet: Sasikala sacked, Jayalalithaa to remain "eternal general secretary"
At its general council meet, the AIADMK decided to sack VK Sasikala as the general secretary of the party.
11 Sep 2017
TN's political drama continues: DMK's Stalin demands immediate floor test
Tamil Nadu's opposition led by DMK's working president MK Stalin met the TN Governor Vidyasagar Rao to appeal for a floor test in the house.
06 Sep 2017
AIADMK politics: TN CM Palaniswami gets support of 111 MLAs
TN's opposition has been asking the AIADMK government to prove its majority. TTV Dhinakaran, Sasikala's nephew and head of AIADMK's another faction, has been claiming that he has sleeper MLAs within the party who will back him.
28 Aug 2017
AIADMK decides to expel Sasikala, Dhinakaran from the party
AIADMK has decided to expel general secretary VK Sasikala in accordance with O Panneerselvam's conditions for a merger. All appointments made by her will be scrapped.
22 Aug 2017
Was the AIADMK merger orchestrated by the BJP?
AIADMK's months-long internal feud that ensued following Jayalalithaa's death ended yesterday with the O Panneerselvam (OPS) and Edapaddi Palanisami (EPS) factions joining hands.
21 Aug 2017
AIADMK crisis: After months of feuding, OPS-EPS announce merger
After months of feud, the two AIADMK factions led by TN CM Edappadi K Palaniswami and O Panneerselvam have announced a merger.
10 Aug 2017
AIADMK removes Dhinakaran as deputy general secretary
In what could signal the beginning of an amicable resolution between the two warring factions of the AIADMK, the Edappadi Palanisamy-led camp declared as invalid the appointment of TTV Dhinakaran as party general secretary.
07 Aug 2017
AIADMK crisis: Fresh war of words between Dhinakaran, Palaniswamy camps
The AIADMK's internal war reached new heights as both warring factions- one under Edappadi Palaniswamy and another led by TTV Dhinakaran- leveled accusations at each other.
18 Jun 2017
Cash for votes: EC directs FIR against TN CM Palaniswami
The Election Commission ordered an FIR against Tamil Nadu's Chief Minister Palaniswami in connection to the RK Nagar by-election bribery case.
05 Jun 2017
AIADMK's Dhinakaran out on bail; to resume party work
AIADMK Deputy General Secretary TTV Dhinakaran, who is out of prison on bail, returned to Chennai sending the message he is still the party's boss and would resume the work.
01 Jun 2017
EC bribery- AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran gets bail
AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran was granted bail in the EC bribery case, where he allegedly bribed EC officials to retain the 'two leaves' symbol.