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  • Police Put Out Alert For TTV Dinakaran, Worried He May Try To Escape
    Facing a rebellion in Chennai from an influential section of the AIADMK that wants him and aunt VK Sasikala edge out from the partys top posts, TTV Dinakaran may soon find himself in big trouble with the cops too.
  • Kerala To Convene Meeting Of Airlines For Kannur Airport
    The Kerala government will convene a meeting of various airlines to discuss the launch of their services to and from the upcoming Kannur International Airport, said Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
  • TTV Dinakaran's Middleman Sukesh Chandrasekar Conned Many By Posing As MP
    Sukesh Chandrasekar, being probed for his involvement as a middleman in the alleged bribe scandal between AIADMK leader TTV Dinakaran and the Election Commission, conned several people in high profile cases by posing as an MP, Delhi Police has found.
  • Cab Driver Arrested For Allegedly Flashing Woman Tourist In Hyderabad
    A 40-year-old cab driver was today arrested after he allegedly exposed himself indecently to a woman tourist, police said. The victim, who works in Bengaluru, had come to Hyderabad along with her family on a three-day trip last week and had engaged a cab from a travel agency to visit surrounding places, police said.
  • 'Micro' Tremors Felt In Bengaluru, Neighbouring Districts
    "Micro" tremors were reported in some parts of the city and neighbouring districts for a couple of seconds today, causing some panic among the people.
  • Tamil Nadu Ministers Spend A Day Aboard INS Chennai Amid Political Chaos
    After a busy Monday, Tamil Nadu ministers and ruling AIADMK legislators today visited the Indian Navy's newest destroyer INS Chennai. The Day at Sea organised by the Navy follows the formal dedication of Indian Navy's guided missile destroyer to the city by Chief Minister K Palaniswamy yesterday. The ceremony was marked by a series of drills and events.
  • In A Bag, Over 1 Crore In Rs 2,000 Notes. TTV Dinakaran's Bribe, Say Cops
    When Sukash Chandrasekar answered the knock at his hotel room's door, the men who asked to be let in were not in uniform. It was only after entering his room at Delhi's Hyatt hotel late on Sunday night that they revealed they were policemen who had been tipped off that he was carrying more than a crore in cash.
  • O Panneerselvam Sets Terms, Says No Merger If VK Sasikala, Family In Picture
    With J Jayalalithaa's photo behind him, former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam or OPS set terms today for merger talks between rival AIADMK factions, one led by him and the other by Chief Minister E Palaniswamy. VK Sasikala or her family cannot be in the picture, he told the media.
  • India Meteorological Department Warns Of Heatwave Conditions In Telangana
    With the temperatures soaring above 40 degrees Celsius in many parts of Telangana, the IMD has warned of heatwave like conditions to prevail in all the districts of the state today and tomorrow.
  • TTV Dinakaran, The Inadvertent Uniting Cause For AIADMK, 'Welcomes' Merger
    TTV Dinakaran, who is the centrifugal force for the political crisis in Tamil Nadu, "welcomes" the prospect of a merger of the two estranged teams of Tamil Nadu's ruling party, said ministers who met him this morning. Mr Dinakran appears to have little choice but to go along with the plan, given that his removal as the party's Deputy Chief is being mooted by several top leaders of the AIADMK who feel that his name-checking in various corruption scandals is diminishing the standing of the party.
  • AIADMK Talks Merger, But Much Depends On Who Will Be Chief Minister
    As the AIADMK talks merger, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edapadi Palaniswami's supporters are hoping to negotiate a deal with the rival O Panneerselvam faction that will include Mr Palaniswami keeping the top post. The 63-year-old has so far been seen as a proxy of jailed AIADMK chief VK Sasikala, but his camp is now pressing for her ouster and that of her nephew and deputy TTV Dinakaran.
  • After Arresting TTV Dinakaran's Alleged Middleman Sukash Chandrasekar, Cops Had To Hunt For Judge
    When there is an important court case, it is not unusual to see journalists go room to room, looking for the right courtroom. But on Monday afternoon, soon after Delhi police arrested TTV Dinakaran's alleged middle man Sukash Chandrasekar from a South Delhi hotel, even policemen had to go from one courtroom to another, looking for a judge.
  • VK Sasikala Dumped For AIADMK Truce, Nephew TTV Dinakaran Calls MLAs: 10 Facts
    The rival factions of Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK moved closer to a rapprochement today, with the faction led by VK Sasikala deciding to keep her and her nephew TTV Dinakaran away "from the government and the party". The decision meets the key demand of her political rival O Panneerselvam or OPS, who wanted their removal. Ms Sasikala, who is in prison in Bengaluru, heads the larger team that controls the government. For now, her faction will be steered by a committee. What remains to be worked out is whether E Palaniswamy will continue as the Chief Minister or he will be replaced by Mr Panneerselvam. Mr Dinakaran, who rushed back from Bengaluru, has called a meeting of legislators at the AIADMK headquarters in Chennai later today.
  • Why Telangana's Expanded Reservation To Muslims Is Not Grounded In Facts
    Earlier this week, the Telangana government increased quotas for Muslims and backward castes in government jobs.
  • TTV Dinakaran's Alleged Middle Man Is 27, Has Penchant For Cars, Shoes, Scams
    Sukash Chandrasekhar was hanging out in his five-star hotel in South Delhi when the police made an unexpected appearance. The 27-year-old from Bengaluru was allegedly found wearing a bracelet worth 6.5 crores. He has a thing for accessories - the police says several pairs of shoes, adding upto more than 7 lakhs, were keeping him company.

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