Tamil Nadu News | Reported by J Sam Daniel Stalin, Edited by Indroneil B Biswas | Monday March 27, 2017
In a giveaway of exactly how much is riding on this contest, TTV Dinankaran, who hopes to win the constituency of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, has released a manifesto for RK Nagar in Chennai. Mr Dinakaran, 53, is promising a super-specialty hospital, mobile clinics, gyms and regular job fairs.
Tamil Nadu News | Written by J Sam Daniel Stalin | Thursday March 23, 2017
With just 20 days to go for the by-elections in Chennai's RK Nagar, AIADMK's Sasikala faction was asked to use a new party name and a symbol by the Election Commission. Given a choice between an auto rickshaw and a hat, they insisted on the latter. The new poll symbol was seen perched on the head of TTV Dinakaran, when the candidate for the newly ...
Tamil Nadu News | Press Trust of India | Thursday March 23, 2017
The 'hat' symbol allotted to the VK Sasikala faction of the AIADMK will help attract voters as they could associate it with party founder MG Ramachandran who was known to sport the accessory, Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker M Thambidurai today said.
Chennai News | Reported by J Sam Daniel Stalin, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Thursday March 23, 2017
South megastar Rajinikanth tweeted this morning that he supports "no one" in the intense political battle for the RK Nagar constituency of Tamil Nadu, which fell vacant after former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's death.
Tamil Nadu News | Edited By Aloke Tikku | Thursday March 23, 2017
The AIADMK's "two leaves" election symbol was temporarily blocked by the Election Commission late on Wednesday night after a day-long hearing of the arguments presented by the O Panneerselvam and the VK Sasikala factions, sources told NDTV.
Chennai News | Written by J Sam Daniel Stalin | Wednesday March 15, 2017
Chennai's RK Nagar - the constituency of former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa which fell vacant after her death -- is up for grabs and it promises to be a riveting battle where her niece is pitted against the nephew of her longtime companion VK Sasikala. The countdown has already started for the big fight, which will be held on April 12.
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday February 21, 2017
AIADMK Deputy General Secretary T T V Dinakaran today met his aunt and party chief V K Sasikala at the central prison in Bengaluru, where she is serving her term in the disproportionate assets case. This was his first meeting with Ms Sasikala after her loyalist E K Palaniswami won the vote of confidence in the Tamil Nadu Assembly on February 18.
Tamil Nadu News | NDTV News Desk | Thursday February 16, 2017
O Panneerselvam, reduced to place-holder Chief Minister for the third time, seems set for more bad news after VK Sasikala's choice Edappadi Palaniswami was invited to form government. O Pandiarajan, who had backed his revolt against Ms Sasikala last week, has dropped big hints of a gharwapsi (homecoming).
Tamil Nadu News | Written by Suparna Singh | Thursday February 16, 2017
Ahead of being jailed, VK Sasikala executed precise action to ensure that the controls of her party, the AIADMK, will remain firmly in her clutches.
Tamil Nadu News | Edited by Shuchi Shukla | Wednesday February 15, 2017
Ahead of being jailed today, VK Sasikala executed precise action to ensure that the controls of her party, the AIADMK, will remain firmly in her clutches. Two nephews, expelled by party matriarch J Jayalalithaa in 2011 were brought back to the party by her; one of them, TTV Dinakaran, was made the party's No 2 with the title of Deputy General Secre...
Tamil Nadu News | Edited by Shuchi Shukla | Wednesday February 15, 2017
Time up, VK Sasikala must surrender in Bengaluru right away, the Supreme Court has told the AIADMK chief, whose lawyers appealed for more time. Ms Sasikala is still in Chennai and will travel the 345 km to Bengaluru by road today escorted by the police from both Tamil Nadu and Karnataka to begin a four-year prison term ordered yesterday by the top ...
Tamil Nadu News | NDTV News Desk | Wednesday February 15, 2017
VK Sasikala, on the verge of a four-year jail term for corruption, made big moves today to secure her hold over Tamil Nadu's ruling party. Two of her relatives expelled by former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa are back in the AIADMK. Among them is former lawmaker TTV Dinakaran, whose brother Sudhakaran was convicted and sentenced to jail along with...
Tamil Nadu News | Press Trust of India | Thursday September 3, 2015
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has moved the Madras High Court challenging the discharge of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa's close aide N Sasikala and her nephew TTV Dinakaran by a city court in two Foreign Exchange Regulations Act (FERA) cases.
Tamil Nadu News | NDTV Correspondent | Monday December 19, 2011
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has expelled her close aide, Sasikala Natarajan, and 11 of her relatives from her party, the AIADMK. No reason has officially been given for the drastic step. Those who've been handed the pink slip include Sasikala's husband, Natarajan; her nephew and former MP T T V Dinakaran; and Sudhakaran, Jayalalithaa's...
India News | Monideepa Banerjie | Friday August 12, 2011
The Rajya Sabha will take up on August 17 the impeachment proceedings of Calcutta High Court judge Soumitra Sen. The motion will be taken up at 3 pm.
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday July 29, 2011
Justice PD Dinakaran, who is facing probe on charges of corruption and misconduct, has resigned as the Chief Justice of the Sikkim High Court. In his resignation letter to the Chief Justice of India, he says he was targeted by vested interests.The resignation comes a day ahead of the hearing of the three-member inquiry committee appointed by the Ra...
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday July 19, 2011
Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari has reconstituted a panel probing charges against Sikkim High Court Chief Justice P D Dinakaran following the Supreme Court directions to remove jurist P P Rao from the committee.
India News | A Vaidyanathan | Tuesday July 5, 2011
Justice PD Dinakaran, being investigated for corruption, came in for scathing criticism by the Supreme Court today.Mr Dinakaran is currently the Chief Justice of the Sikkim High Court. He is being investigated by a three-member committee, appointed by the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha, Vice President Hamid Ansari.The formal inquiry began after ...
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Wednesday June 29, 2011
The Madurai bench of the Madras High Court Wednesday permitted the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to appeal against the acquittal of all 17 accused in the 2007 Tamil daily Dinakaran arson case.A lower court in December 2009 acquitted the accused in the incident in which three employees of the daily were burnt to death.Except for a police off...
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday April 29, 2011
The Supreme Court today stayed the pre-impeachment probe by a Rajya Sabha-appointed panel into allegations of judicial misconduct and corruption against Sikkim High Court Chief Justice PD Dinakaran.The apex court passed the order on a plea by Justice Dinakaran, expressing apprehension of biased probe against him by the three-member panel, comprisin...
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday April 26, 2011
Sikkim High Court Chief Justice P D Dinakaran today moved the Supreme Court seeking stay of the impeachment proceedings initiated against him for alleged misconduct and corruption.Justice Dinakaran challenged the proceedings before a three-member Rajya Sabha-appointed inquiry panel which has been hearing the charges of alleged land grabbing and pos...
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday April 20, 2011
Sikkim Chief Justice P D Dinakaran, facing impeachment proceedings for alleged misconduct, today sought recusal of senior advocate P P Rao from the three-member Rajya Sabha-appointed inquiry panel on the ground that he was biased. Justice Dinakaran also in his reply to the chargesheet framed against him said that the panel has "exceeded the jurisdi...
India News | NDTV Correspondent | Saturday March 19, 2011
Corruption, land-grab and abuse of judicial office are among the 16 charges framed against Justice PD Dinakaran, the former Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court. Dinakaran is facing impeachment proceedings in the Rajya Sabha for alleged corruption.Other charges include violation of human rights, illegal encroachment, destruction of evidence and ma...
India News | NDTV Correspondent | Friday July 30, 2010
The Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court, PD Dinakaran, is being transferred to the Sikkim High Court. Dinakaran faces impeachment proceedings in the Rajya Sabha for alleged corruption.President Pratibha Patil has reportedly signed the transfer order. Last year, charges of corruption emerged when Dinakaran was recommended for promo...
India News | Maya Sharma, Vaidyanathan | Tuesday June 15, 2010
It's an open battle in a circle that's usually guarded - that of judges. For months, Justice D V Shylendra Kumar of the Karnataka High Court has been skirmishing with his controversial boss - Chief Justice PD Dinakaran. The conflict is now being heard by the Supreme Court. In regularly-updated blogs, Kumar has been critical of Dinakaran, who stands...
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday June 15, 2010
The Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed the interim orders of Karnataka High Court judge, Justice D V Shylendra Kumar, questioning the administrative decisions of Chief Justice P D Dinakaran, who is facing corruption and land grab charges."Under the facts and circumstances of the case, we feel it fit to stay the interim orders passed by the division be...
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday April 24, 2010
The probe against Karnataka High Court Chief Justice P D Dinankaran, facing land-grabbing and graft charges, is likely to be further delayed.
India News | Maya Sharma, A Vaidyanathan | Friday April 9, 2010
The Supreme Court collegium shifts Justice Dinakaran to the Sikkim High Court after he refuses to go on leave.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday April 5, 2010
In an apparent act of defiance, Karnataka High Court Chief Justice P D Dinakaran, who faces allegations of land grab that has stalled his elevation to Supreme Court, has not proceeded on leave as advised by the apex court collegium.
India News | NDTV Correspondent | Saturday April 3, 2010
The Supreme Court collegium headed by Chief Justice of India K G Balakrishnan has advised Karnataka High Court Chief Justice P D Dinakaran to go on leave.