Thursday January 22, 2015
"Amma's advice to us is: Don't hurt a man's ego and don't hurt a woman's emotions," says Soha, daughter of actress Sharmila Tagore
South | Press Trust of India | Thursday January 22, 2015
In a span of 15 days since Tamil Nadu government rolled out one of its populist scheme of subsidised cement sale for the poor, over one-lakh bags of 'Amma Cement' weighing about 5,000 metric tonne has been sold across the state.
South | Reported by J Sam Daniel Stalin; Edited by Mala Das | Monday January 5, 2015
J Jayalalithaa may not be the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu anymore, but a new scheme launched today is named for her that provides Amma cement, heavily subsidised, for eco-friendly and low-cost housing.
Monday December 15, 2014
The news of his death has come as a shock to politicians and filmmakers with Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, Telangana Chief Minister Chandrashekar Rao and many filmmakers conveying their condolences.
246 | Saturday December 13, 2014
Rajpal is currently busy with Telugu film Kick 2, the Kannada-Hindi film Amma and three Hindi films including Welcome Back, Bankey Ki Crazy Baraat and Thoda Lutf Thoda Ishq
India | Reported by Radhika Iyer, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Tuesday December 2, 2014
A 10-year-old girl in Bangalore allegedly committed suicide by setting herself on fire on Monday, when she was alone at home.
Wednesday October 1, 2014
"We have gathered here not under any threat or compulsion from any individual or party. Amma (Jayalalithaa) has supported our film industry in many ways. We are here to extend our support," Sarath Kumar said.
Opinion | Siddharth Varadarajan | Tuesday September 30, 2014
Expect Amma portraiture to scale up, writes Siddharth Varadarajan.
South | Edited by Zoya Anna Thomas | Friday September 26, 2014
From baby care kits in August to cement bags in September. Cement is the new item added by the Jayalalithaa government in Tamil Nadu to its long list of Amma-branded subsided products.
Cities | Press Trust of India | Monday September 22, 2014
Expanding the successful 'Amma' canteen project, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today inaugurated the low-cost eateries at four state-run hospitals in the city.
South | Reported by J Sam Daniel Stalin, Edited by Sugam Singhal | Tuesday August 12, 2014
Newborns in Tamil Nadu will be greeted upon arrival with "Amma Baby Care Kits", named after Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, whose government has flooded the state with Amma-branded subsidized salt, canteens, seeds, medicenes and more, all available at...
South | Reported by J Sam Daniel Stalin | Thursday June 26, 2014
After Amma Canteens, Amma Mineral Water and Amma Salt, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has launched Amma Pharmacies.
South | Reported by J Sam Daniel Stalin, Edited by Devesh Kumar | Thursday June 26, 2014
After Amma Canteens, Amma Mineral Water and Amma Salt, Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa is set to launch Amma Pharmacies today.
South | Press Trust of India | Wednesday June 11, 2014
After low-cost canteens and drinking water, the Jayalalithaa government in Tamil Nadu has launched "Amma Salt", named after the chief minister.
South | Press Trust of India | Wednesday June 4, 2014
A bomb threat call proved to be hoax today after a thorough search at the "Amma" canteen at the old bus stand area in nearby Tirupur did not reveal any explosive substance, police said.
South | Press Trust of India | Sunday June 1, 2014
A day after a delegation from Egypt praised "Amma Canteens" and expressed desire to replicate it in their country, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today ordered setting up of 360 more such canteens across Tamil Nadu and announced that these would start f...
Election 2014 | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday April 2, 2014
The shape of India's next government could lie in the hands of a trio of women who command a massive following in their states and are called Amma (mother), Didi, (older sister) and Behenji (also older sister) by their supporters.
Election 2014 | Press Trust of India | Thursday March 6, 2014
The election process for the April 24 Lok Sabha polls in Tamil Nadu will formally begin with the issue of notification on March 29, a top Election Commission official said in Chennai yesterday.
People | Press Trust of India | Wednesday February 19, 2014
From being the hand-picked choice of Sonia Gandhi as Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister to sitting on a 'dharna' in Delhi against division of the state, Nallari Kiran Kumar Reddy has turned from a Congress regional leader to a disgruntled rebel in his nea...
South | Press Trust of India | Thursday February 13, 2014
With an eye on upcoming Lok Sabha elections, the Tamil Nadu government today announced opening of 100 subsidised 'Amma' pharmacies in budget 2014-15, which estimates a surplus of Rs 289.36 crore sans new taxes.
Cities | Edited by Surabhi Malik | Sunday January 12, 2014
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's 'Amma Canteen' that sells idlis at Re one is here in Delhi, but only for three days.
South | Press Trust of India | Saturday November 23, 2013
An impleading petition has been filed in the Madras High Court stating that the 'Amma' mineral water and canteen programmes were state government schemes and they did not mean to refer to Chief Minister Jayalalithaa.
South | Press Trust of India | Saturday November 2, 2013
Actress Shweta Menon was allegedly molested by an "elected representative" from the area at a function in Kollam, sparking strong protests from the Malayalam film fraternity and women outfits, which demanded stern action against the politician.
India | Sunil Prabhu | Tuesday October 15, 2013
The Congress-led UPA government's ambitious welfare programme, the national food security scheme, will get a new name soon. It is likely to be called the Indira Amma Food Security.