Free Press Journal
  • Tamil Nadu Minister SP Velumani rubbishes corruption allegations

    Coimbatore: Minister for Municipal Administration, Rural Development and implementation of special programmes, SP Velumani, said that all allegations of corruption levelled against him were false and baseless. The clarification came after a leading news channel accused the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader of granting government contracts to firms owned by individuals known to him.

  • Withdraw case against woman for shouting anti-BJP slogans: M.K. Stalin

    Chennai: Welcoming the bail granted to a young woman who was arrested in Tuticorin airport for shouting slogans against the BJP, DMK President M.K. Stalin urged the Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday to withdraw the case filed against her. Stalin said in a statement that the AIADMK government should not only withdraw the case filed against Sophia but also take action against the BJP members who had threatened her family based on the

  • Panneerselvam dismisses Stalin’s ‘saffronisation’ charge against BJP, says its his ‘personal opinion’

    Madurai: Ruling AIADMK Co-Ordinator and Tamil Nadu deputy chief minister O Panneerselvam today dismissed as ‘personal opinion’ the charge of DMK president MK Stalin that the BJP-led central government was trying to “saffronise” the country. He also said the AIADMK would lead an alliance for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections and it would emerge victorious.

  • MGR Centenary celebrations to be held on September 22 and 30: Tamil Nadu government

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu government today said the MGR Centeneray celebrations in Kanyakumari and Chennai, earlier postponed due to “administrative reasons,” will be held on September 22 and 30, respectively. The centenary celebrations of late Chief Minister MG Ramachandran, fondly addressed as MGR, was held last year in all districts of the state except these two, a Government Order said.

  • AIADMK pitches for honouring Jayalalithaa with Bharat Ratna

    Chennai (Tamil Nadu): Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Thursday pressed for conferring Bharat Ratna to the late supremo of the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) party and former chief minister J. Jayalalithaa.

  • End of personality-driven bi-polar politics in TN?

    Chennai : The passing away of Dravidian stalwart Muthuvel Karunanidhi has signalled the virtual end of personality-driven bi-polar politics in the state, dominated by charismatic individuals of arch-rivals DMK and AIADMK in the past five decades.

  • AIADMK supported NDA as quid pro quo: DMK

    Chennai: The DMK has lashed out at arch-rival AIADMK for not voting in favour of the no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government, alleging the ruling party in Tamil Nadu supported the NDA as a “quid pro quo” despite several issues.

  • No-Confidence Motion in Lok Sabha: AIADMK hints it may not back Modi govt

    Salem (TN): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami today hinted his party AIADMK might not back the no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government, saying the motion was moved by the TDP over an issue concerning Andhra Pradesh. No party had backed Tamil Nadu on the Cauvery issue when AIADMK lawmakers had stalled Lok Sabha for nearly three weeks seeking the constitution of the Cauvery Management Board and the Cauvery Water Regulatory Committee,

  • Supreme Court to hear on plea of 18 disqualified AIADMK MLAs

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today agreed to hear on June 27 a plea filed by 18 disqualified AIADMK MLAs seeking transfer of their case from the Madras High Court to the apex court after the split verdict by the high court.

  • Uncertainty in Tamil Nadu

    The much-awaited verdict of the Madras High Court last week in the case of eighteen AIADMK MLAs suspended by the Speaker, P Dhanapal, for open defiance of the ruling party has not helped clarify the situation in the troubled State. The split verdict, with the Chief Justice Indira Banerjee upholding the disqualification and Justice M Sundar pronouncing it void, will now be considered by a third judge for a 2:1 decision to

  • Tamil Nadu Fisheries Minister, D. Jayakumar

    Party will have to decide on taking back 18 disqualified MLAs: TN Minister D Jayakumar

    Chennai: A day after the Madras High Court gave a split verdict on disqualification of 18 AIADMK MLAs, senior leader and Tamil Nadu Minister D Jayakumar today said it was for the party to take a decision on accepting them back. He, however, asserted that sidelined leader T T V Dhinakaran and his aides would not be admitted into the party.

  • Split verdict not set back for us: Dinakaran

    Chennai, Sidelined AIADMK leader T.T.V. Dinakaran on Thursday said the Madras High Court’s split verdict in the disqualification of 18 rebel-AIADMK MLAs was not a setback for his faction. On Thursday, Chief Justice Indira Banerjee upheld the disqualification of the 18 legislators ordered by Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker P. Dhanapal while companion judge Justice M. Sundar held that the Speaker’s decision was invalid. Justice Banerjee said in view of the contradicting judgements,

  • DMK, political parties flay Rajini’s comments on protests

    Puducherry/Chennai: DMK and several other political parties in Tamil Nadu today hit out at superstar Rajinikanth for his comments that too many protests would turn the state into a ‘graveyard’. However, the ruling AIADMK welcomed his remarks, made in the backdrop of the anti-Sterlite protests, blaming anti-social elements for the recent violence in Tuticorin that resulted in 13 deaths in police firing.

  • DMK allotted land for expansion of copper unit in Tuticorin: CM K Palaniswami

    Chennai: Seeking to turn the tables on arch-rival DMK over the Sterlite issue, the ruling AIADMK today claimed that the main opposition party had allotted land for the expansion of the copper plant in Tuticorin district when it was in power during 2006-11. Underlining his government’s commitment to ensure the permanent closure of the copper unit in that district, Chief Minister K Palaniswami listed out the efforts made for it, including the

  • Tamil Nadu Deputy CM’s son gets party post

    Chennai: The ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu today effected a shake-up in its party ranks, appointing its Coordinator O Panneerselvam’s son to a key post. Panneerselvam and AIADMK co-coordinator K Palaniswami announced the appointment of P Ravindranath Kumar as Theni District Secretary of ‘Puratchi Thalaivi Amma Peravai,’ a forum named after the late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.