Free Press Journal
  • Rajiv Gandhi killers: Tamil Nadu Cabinet recommends their release

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Sunday resolved to recommend to the Governor the release of seven life convicts in the former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi assassination case using its powers under Article 161 of the Constitution. The development comes against the backdrop of the Supreme Court recently conveying that the mercy application of Perarivalan, one of the seven convicts, could be examined by the

  • AIADMK moves HC against Dhinakaran’s party flag

    Chennai : The ruling AIADMK represented by its co-coordinator and Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Friday moved the Madras High Court seeking permission to file a civil suit to prevent the Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK), which was founded by V K Sasikala’s nephew TTV Dhinakaran on Thursday from using its new flag.

  • Modi behind AIADMK merger: Panneerselvam

    Chennai : In a dramatic disclosure that confirmed the role of the BJP in the coming together of the two major AIADMK factions in August last year, Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam has said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was instrumental in his faction’s merger with the group led by Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami.

  • TN Minister takes on Gurumurthy over ‘impotent’ comment

    Chennai : RSS ideologue and editor of Tamil magazine Tuglak (founded by late Cho S Ramaswamy) S Gurumurthy has attracted the ire of the AIADMK Government for dubbing Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and O Panneerselvam “impotent” for failing to crack the whip on the followers of dissident leader TTV Dhinakaran (Sasikala’s nephew) early. Tamil Nadu Fisheries Minister D Jayakumar, who is a senior AIADMK leader, issued a veiled threat to the

  • Ready to submit video on Jayalalithaa when she was in hospital to probe agency, says Dinakaran

    Chennai: Sidelined AIADMK leader T T V Dhinakaran today asserted that he was ready to submit before any probe agency, including CBI, a video shot by his aunt V K Sasikala of former chief minister J Jayalalithaa, when she in the hospital last year. Dhinakaran said the video had not been released so far since Jayalalithaa was in a “nightie”.

  • CM, OPS factions annul Sasikala’s appointment as general secretary

    In February Sasikala was elected leader of the AIADMK Legislature Party and made a bid to become the Chief Minister but after the Supreme Court convicted her to four years’ imprisonment in a disproportionate assets case in which Jayalalithaa was arraigned as the prime accused. Since then she has been in the Parappana Agrahara Prison in Bengaluru.

  • Is the TN govt being guided by Sasikala? Madras HC issues notice to CM, others

    Chennai : Is the Tamil Nadu government being guided by jailed ruling AIADMK (Amma) leader V K Sasikala? Dealing with this question, the Madras High Court on Thursday issued notices to Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and four of his cabinet colleagues, who had met her in jail some months ago, asking them to file a response.

  • Tamil Nadu: Chaos reigns in assembly, DMK members evicted

    Chennai: Pandemonium reigned in the Tamil Nadu assembly on Saturday as Speaker P. Dhanapal was heckled by the opposition DMK members, after Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami proposed a confidence motion. The Speaker adjourned the House till 3 p.m.