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Jayalalithaa's aide Sasikala released from prison after four years

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

AIADMK MLA Karunas arrested over provocative remarks

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.

SC to hear on plea of 18 disqualified AIADMK MLAs

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Cauvery protests: Dhinakaran urges Chennai fans to boycott IPL matches

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.

Sasikala expected to return to Bengaluru prison by today evening

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.

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

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.

Kamal Haasan to announce political party on February 21

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.

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

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.

AIADMK sacks six office-bearers for supporting Dhinakaran

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.

RK Nagar bypoll: TTV Dhinakaran leads after second round

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.

First ever Jayalalithaa-in-hospital footage could impact crucial RK Nagar bypolls

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.

RK Nagar bypoll: Will this decide Jayalalithaa's successor?

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.

Remembering Jayalalithaa on her 1st death anniversary

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.

EC: Two leaves symbol goes to EPS-OPS led AIADMK

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).

Jaya TV I-T raids: 28-year-old Vivek Jayaraman under scrutiny

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.

I-T raids: Investments worth Rs. 1,500cr recovered from Sasikala-linked premises

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.

I-T department raids Jaya TV run by Sasikala's family

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.

Sasikala granted five-day parole, to visit sick husband in Chennai

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.

TN: Madras HC questions Speaker about non-action against OPS

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.

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

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.

Sasikala applies for 15-day parole to visit ailing husband

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.

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

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.

TN political instability continues: Madras HC stays floor test

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 MLAs backing Dhinakaran disqualified from the TN Assembly

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.

AIADMK meet: Sasikala sacked, Jayalalithaa to remain "eternal general secretary"

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.

TN's political drama continues: DMK's Stalin demands immediate floor test

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.

AIADMK politics: TN CM Palaniswami gets support of 111 MLAs

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.

AIADMK decides to expel Sasikala, Dhinakaran from the party

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.

Was the AIADMK merger orchestrated by the BJP?

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.

AIADMK crisis: After months of feuding, OPS-EPS announce merger

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.

AIADMK removes Dhinakaran as deputy general secretary

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.

AIADMK crisis: Fresh war of words between Dhinakaran, Palaniswamy camps

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.

Cash for votes: EC directs FIR against TN CM Palaniswami

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.

AIADMK's Dhinakaran out on bail; to resume party work

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.

EC bribery- AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran gets bail

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.