South | Press Trust of India | Tuesday November 18, 2014
A day after Tamil superstar Rajnikanth said he was not scared of politics, but hesitant to take the plunge, TNCC president EVKS Elangovan requested both him and star actor Kamal Hassan not to take the plunge and "get caught in the grip of political a...
South | Written by J Sam Daniel Stalin | Thursday November 13, 2014
After its impressive wins in Maharashtra and Haryana, the BJP aims to continue its wining spree in Tamil Nadu, which is headed for assembly polls in 2016. Union Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy, the man who was in charge of Maharashtra, is the party in-cha...
South | Edited by Zoya Anna Thomas | Friday September 26, 2014
A Bangalore court is expected to decide tomorrow whether Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has accumulated assets disproportionate to her known sources of income. The verdict will have a massive impact on politics in her state.
Thursday March 27, 2014
According to Bank of America research, this alliance of six parties (BJP plus DMDK, PMK, MDMK, IJK, and KMDK) had a vote share of nearly 23 per cent in Tamil Nadu as compared to Jayalalithaa's AIADMK at 23 per cent and M Karunanidhi's DMK at 25 per c...
Election 2014 | Press Trust of India | Monday March 24, 2014
Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram today denied reports that he would be retiring from politics, saying he was only giving way to youngsters to revive Congress and "rejuvenate" it.
Elections | Dr SP Udayakumar | Monday March 24, 2014
Anti-nuclear activist Dr SP Udayakumar on joining politics and Arvind Kejriwal.
Election 2014 | Press Trust of India | Sunday March 23, 2014
Notwithstanding the debate over dynasty politics, leaders prefer to handover baton of their political empire to their wards rather than to senior colleagues as is seen in Tamil Nadu.
Election 2014 | Press Trust of India | Sunday March 23, 2014
Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram has expressed his desire to step down from electoral politics, saying how long can he go on at the age of 68.
Friday March 21, 2014
Mr Chidambaram, 68, has represented Sivaganga from Tamil Nadu for seven terms. Last night, the Congress announced his son, Karti, a 42-year-old lawyer, is its new candidate.
South | Press Trust of India | Thursday February 13, 2014
With the DMK, Congress and BJP still scouting for allies in Tamil Nadu, there seems to be no clarity on political parties that would join hands to emerge as a formidable combine to fight the Lok Sabha polls against the ruling AIADMK.
South | Press Trust of India | Monday December 16, 2013
Failure by political parties and organisations to force the UPA government to boycott CHOGM on Sri Lankan Tamils issue, acquittal of two Kanchi seers in a murder case, topped the list of major events in Tamil Nadu during 2013.
India | Sreenivasan Jain | Saturday July 20, 2013
On July 4, the body of a young Dalit boy, Ilavarasan, was found on the tracks in Dharmapuri, northern Tamil Nadu. Initially reported as a suicide, his family and Dalit groups suspected murder by upper caste groups.
Press Trust of India | Monday April 1, 2013
Sangakkara believes that India is much more than Chennai and Tamil Nadu and also says the rest of India has been very welcoming to Sri Lankans.
South | Press Trust of India | Monday December 24, 2012
With AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa eyeing a bigger role in national politics, Tamil Nadu ministers and AIADMK workers on Monday vowed to secure all the 40 Lok Sabha seats in its next polls.
Sunday October 28, 2012
With 11 ministers, Andhra Pradesh takes the cake in the reshuffle of the Union Cabinet as it overtook Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan in its strength in the government.
South | Reported by Sam Daniel; edited by Shamik Ghosh | Wednesday October 10, 2012
The sharing of Cauvery river water between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu is heading for another flashpoint with protests and politics picking on both sides of the border again. The toughest position so far has been taken by DMK chief M Karunanidhi, who ha...
South | Edited by Janaki Fernandes | Wednesday October 3, 2012
Politics over the Cauvery water issue between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu turned violent this afternoon, with pro-Karnataka activists stoning Rapid Action Force personnel who are posted around the Krishna Raja Sagar (KRS) reservoir. Protesters are also ...
South | Sam Daniel | Wednesday July 18, 2012
The Tamil Nadu Police has arrested a sitting DMDK Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) Arun Subramaniam on land grab charges. Mr Subramaniam, who represents Tiruttani constituency, had allegedly usurped a municipal property and raised a godown. H...
South | NDTV | Wednesday July 4, 2012
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has explained why she ordered the release of DMK cadre who courted arrest, protesting what they called the "AIADMK's repressive regime and vendetta politics".
People | NDTV Correspondent | Thursday May 17, 2012
Woman, actress, Brahmin, Kannadiga. Conventional wisdom would suggest that profile is all wrong in the hard playfield of Tamil Nadu politics and in a Dravidian party. But then J Jayalalithaa's life and career are the stuff fables are made of. Or movi...
South | Sanjay Pinto | Friday April 13, 2012
It's Tamil New Year's Day today, courtesy J. Jayalalithaa! This is just one of the decisions of her predecessor and DMK Chief that the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister has reversed.
Friday April 6, 2012
Jewellers said they were "happy" with Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's response and would take a decision later on Friday evening. Earlier, a delegation of jewellers met Congress president Sonia Gandhi. The Congress, which leads the UPA governmen...
Monday March 26, 2012
The Tamil Nadu government has proposed 14.5 per cent tax on liquor as part of efforts to generate Rs 1,500 crore revenue.
India | Press Trust of India | Friday February 10, 2012
Setting her sights on carving out a larger role in national politics, AIADMK supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today asked her partymen to 'gift' her with all 40 Lok Sabha seats in the 2014 elections.