VK Sasikala

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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.

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

09 Feb 2021

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.

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.

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

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.

Sasikala is enjoying VIP-treatment in prison, has 5 rooms, cook

21 Jan 2019

Sasikala is enjoying VIP-treatment in prison, has 5 rooms, cook

VK Sasikala, the live-in aide of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, is enjoying many privileges in Central Prison, Bengaluru, an RTI inquiry has found.

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.

Dreams of those who wanted to break AIADMK shattered: Palaniswami

27 Oct 2018

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.

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

18 Aug 2018

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.

Apollo Hospital room where Jayalalithaa was admitted to be inspected

14 Jul 2018

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.

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.

Jayalalithaa's voice-note, hand-written diet menu, released by probe panel

27 May 2018

Jayalalithaa's voice-note, hand-written diet menu, released by probe panel

The probe panel, investigating former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa's death, released a voice note to the media, where she said blood pressure of 140/80 was normal for her.

Jayalalithaa had refused to go to hospital: Sasikala

22 Mar 2018

Jayalalithaa had refused to go to hospital: Sasikala

In a 55-page affidavit submitted before Justice A. Arumughaswamy Commission, jailed AIADMK leader VK Sasikala recounted the events leading to former TN CM Jayalalithaa's death.

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

20 Mar 2018

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.

Sasikala's husband Natarajan, who 'made Jayalalithaa CM,' dead

20 Mar 2018

Sasikala's husband Natarajan, who 'made Jayalalithaa CM,' dead

VK Sasikala's husband M Natarajan died in Chennai early this morning after multiple organ failure. He was 74.

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.

I-T department raids late Jayalalithaa's house

18 Nov 2017

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.

I-T freezes 100 bank accounts linked to Sasikala's nephew

12 Nov 2017

I-T freezes 100 bank accounts linked to Sasikala's nephew

I-T sleuths have reportedly frozen at least a hundred bank accounts associated to Jaya TV MD Vivek Jayaraman, VK Sasikala's nephew.

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.

If people want, I will enter politics: Kamal Haasan

16 Sep 2017

If people want, I will enter politics: Kamal Haasan

Kamal Haasan might finally take the plunge into politics. He asserted that if he gets a "strong signal" from the people, he would enter politics.

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.

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.

Did Sasikala walk in and out of Bengaluru jail?

21 Aug 2017

Did Sasikala walk in and out of Bengaluru jail?

In a major development, CCTV footage has surfaced purportedly showing VK Sasikala and her relative Ilavarasi, both in civilian clothes, walking into the Bengaluru jail she is lodged in, in the presence of guards.

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.

Bengaluru: Conman arrested for duping college students with fake job-offers

27 Jul 2017

Bengaluru: Conman arrested for duping college students with fake job-offers

32-year-old Ganesh was arrested in Bengaluru for tricking 45 students of a college in Kodagu district by posing as a fake hiring agent and giving fake job offers from IT majors.

Bengaluru: 3 foreigners arrested with cocaine worth Rs. 7 lakh

19 Jul 2017

Bengaluru: 3 foreigners arrested with cocaine worth Rs. 7 lakh

Central Crime Branch investigators caught three foreigners -a Nigerian, a Briton and a Mozambique- red handed and recovered six grams of cocaine worth Rs. 7.5 lakh from them at NGEF Layout, Byappanahalli, Bengaluru.

After J&K, Karnataka demands for a flag of its own

18 Jul 2017

After J&K, Karnataka demands for a flag of its own

Ahead of 2018 Assembly polls, Congress-led Karnataka government formed a nine member committee to design a 'state' flag.

DIG Roopa who exposed 'VIP treatment to Sasikala', transferred

17 Jul 2017

DIG Roopa who exposed 'VIP treatment to Sasikala', transferred

DIG (Prisons) D. Roopa, who outed the ongoing corruption in the Bengaluru Central jail, has been transferred to traffic and road safety department by the Karnataka government.

Teaching Kannada becomes compulsory in all Karnataka schools

15 Jul 2017

Teaching Kannada becomes compulsory in all Karnataka schools

After setting aside 5% jobs for state civil services, for aspirants who studied Kannada in school, Karnataka government has now made teaching Kannada compulsory in all schools.

Sasikala gets VIP treatment in jail: Siddaramaiah orders high-level inquiry

14 Jul 2017

Sasikala gets VIP treatment in jail: Siddaramaiah orders high-level inquiry

After reports of AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikala getting VIP treatment in Parappana Agrahara jail surfaced, Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah ordered a high-level inquiry on Thursday.

Sasikala paid Rs. 2 crore for VIP treatment in jail

13 Jul 2017

Sasikala paid Rs. 2 crore for VIP treatment in jail

Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah ordered high level probe into allegations of AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikala, who is currently in Parappana Agrahara central jail, paying a bribe of Rs. 2 crore to prison's department officials.

TN cash for MLA sting: Opposition DMK members detained

14 Jun 2017

TN cash for MLA sting: Opposition DMK members detained

Opposition DMK leader MK Stalin was detained along with other party members after a ruckus was created in the Tamil Nadu Assembly over the cash for MLAs sting operation.

Sasikala moves SC, files petition in graft case

04 May 2017

Sasikala moves SC, files petition in graft case

Imprisoned AIADMK leader VK Sasikala on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court; she filed a review petition against her conviction in the graft case.

EC cancels RK Nagar by-polls over voter bribery, corruption

10 Apr 2017

EC cancels RK Nagar by-polls over voter bribery, corruption

The Election Commission has cancelled the upcoming RK Nagar by-polls scheduled on April 12, quoting widespread bribing and corruption.

Tamil Nadu IT report may lead to by-poll being countermanded

09 Apr 2017

Tamil Nadu IT report may lead to by-poll being countermanded

After the Central Board of Direct Taxes submits its report, detailing the exploits from C Vijayabaskar's house, the R K Nagar by-election could get countermanded.

TN Health Minister Vijayabaskar's premises raided by IT department

07 Apr 2017

TN Health Minister Vijayabaskar's premises raided by IT department

IT officials raided several premises of Tamil Nadu Health Minister C Vijayabaskar and his relatives following allegations that he had distributed cash to voters in RK Nagar constituency, which is headed for a by-election.

Hate mails for VK Sasikala in jail

23 Mar 2017

Hate mails for VK Sasikala in jail

Convicted AIADMK leader Sasikala has reportedly received numerous letters from the people in TN accusing her for the death of Jayalalithaa.