South | A Vaidyanathan | Wednesday October 30, 2013
The Supreme Court today issued a notice to Karnataka government on Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa petition challenging the appointment of trial judge to hear the disproportionate assets case she is being tried for.
South | Edited by Ashish Mukherjee | Thursday January 31, 2013
The Supreme Court today dismissed a petition challenging Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's decision to convert the state's new assembly and secretariat building in Chennai into a government hospital.
South | Press Trust of India | Wednesday August 1, 2012
Reaching out to the transgender community, Tamil Nadu government today announced introducing a scheme to provide them with a monthly dole of Rs 1000. According to the proposed "Pension Scheme for Destitute Transgenders" by Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, impoverished members of the community aged over 40 years will be eligible for a monthly dole of ...
South | Press Trust of India | Tuesday July 3, 2012
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today announced allocating over Rs 15 crore towards various initiatives in the police department, including creating an additional Armed Reserve police division in Ariyalur district.
South | Sam Daniel | Saturday June 30, 2012
It's raining goodies for government employees in Tamil Nadu as Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has hiked the health insurance cover and housing loan ceiling for the state government staff.
Chennai News | Reported by J Sam Daniel Stalin, edited by Samira Shaikh | Tuesday June 26, 2012
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Tuesday announced Rs 1.25 crore to purchase 149 dental chairs for the Government Dental Hospital in Chennai. The move is a part of the state government's efforts to modernise dental treatment and improve oral hygiene among masses.
South | Press Trust of India | Monday May 14, 2012
Intending to fill up majority of seats lying vacant in private industrial technical institutes (ITIs) in the state, Tamil Nadu government has said that it would manage admission and fund education for 50 per cent of these seats. "The government would take steps to fill up the 50 per cent of the seats in private industrial technical institutes. Thes...
South | Press Trust of India | Saturday May 5, 2012
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa said that the state government's stand on the Mullaperiyar dam has been vindicated by the Supreme Court-appointed Empowered Committee's report which concluded that the structure was safe.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday March 12, 2012
Blaming ruling AIADMK over delay in the commissioning of Kudankulam Nuclear plant, which is mired in a controversy following protests from anti-nuclear lobby, DMK president M Karunanidhi today urged the state and Central governments to take all steps to commission it immediately.
Tamil Nadu News | NDTV Correspondent | Monday January 23, 2012
In a major setback to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, the Madras High Court today asked the state government to reinstate 13,000 public welfare workers. These workers had been sacked by the Jayalalithaa-led AIADMK regime last year after she rode back to power.
Chennai News | Press Trust of India | Monday January 23, 2012
With the aim of encouraging more quality literary works in Tamil and helping economically poor writers, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today directed that the income ceiling limit for persons seeking government assistance in this regard be increased.
Tamil Nadu News | Press Trust of India | Friday January 6, 2012
Tamil Nadu government today allocated an additional fund of Rs 94 crore towards distribution of free sarees and dhoties for the Pongal festival, making the total budget as Rs 350 crore for this year. Approving weavers' demand to increase their wage by 10 per cent, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa announced hiking it from Rs 16 to Rs 18.40 per dhoti and...
Chennai News | Sam Daniel | Thursday November 17, 2011
The Tamil Nadu government today announced a steep hike in bus fares and milk prices, besides indicating that power tariff would also go up. Announcing the cabinet decisions in an address on Jaya TV, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa said the hikes were 'unavoidable' as state public sector units were on the verge of collapse.
India News | NDTV Correspondent | Sunday October 23, 2011
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has rubbished Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's charge that non-Congress states are being discriminated against by the Centre.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday October 20, 2011
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has tried to allay Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa's fears over the Kudankulam nuclear plant, by saying that the promised expert group which would go into the issue of the safety of the proposed plant, would be set up today.
India News | NDTV Correspondent | Tuesday October 4, 2011
Vigilance officials have raided 11 properties of former DMK Minister MRK Panneerselvam and his relatives in Tamil Nadu following allegations of assets disproportionate to known sources of income.
India News | NDTV Correspondent | Thursday September 22, 2011
Home Minister P Chidambaram is facing the heat from the Opposition and Left parties after a note from the Finance Ministry to the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) suggested that Mr Chidambaram could have been more proactive as Finance Minister in 2007, when India's greatest scam was unleashed in 2008 by A Raja, who was then Telecom Minister.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday September 15, 2011
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today insisted that the sops given away at no cost by her government were aimed at uplifting the poor and the oppressed, but that some persons were trying to malign the effort as freebies.
India News | NDTV Correspondent | Tuesday August 9, 2011
In a setback for Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, the Supreme Court today rejected the state's plea to postpone the implementation of the Uniform System of School Education. The government wanted to postpone the implementation of the scheme by a year.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday August 7, 2011
Hitting out at Jayalalithaa government for foisting "false land-grabbing cases" against his partymen, DMK chief M Karunanidhi said on Saturday that they are not afraid of jail and the Dravidian movement cannot be wiped out by such 'vendetta politics'.
India News | NDTV Correspondent | Monday July 18, 2011
In a setback to Jayalalithaa government, Madras High Court has directed it to implement uniform syllabus in schools this year. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa had scrapped Uniform Syllabus launched by the DMK government citing poor quality. Now, government will have to distribute books to schools before July 22.
India News | NDTV Correspondent | Friday June 24, 2011
In the wake of the government hiking the prices of diesel, kerosene and LPG today, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa demanded an immediate rollback, describing the hike as "unacceptable.""The price of LPG, which is being used by all strata of people has been increased by Rs 50. People cannot tolerate this. Further, the price of kerosene has ...
Assembly | Press Trust of India | Thursday April 14, 2011
AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa on Thursday claimed that the high voter turnout for the Assembly polls in Tamil Nadu was a reflection of people's "anger" against the ruling DMK and their resolve to oust the Karunanidhi led government."People have come out in large numbers in a silent revolution to show their anger and to make sure the DMK government goes...
India News | NDTV Correspondent | Thursday February 3, 2011
In Tamil Nadu, the political aftershocks of A Raja's arrest have been co-opted quickly into the campaign agenda of the Opposition. The state votes in three months.In Chennai today, AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa said the arrest of the former Telecom Minister has convinced her that the government has "turned itself into a laughing stock by contradicting ...