Free Press Journal
  • Delhi High Court directs EC to allot pressure cooker symbol to Dinakaran

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday directed the Election Commission of India (ECI) to allot the ‘pressure cooker’ symbol to the sidelined All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader T.T.V. Dhinakaran. The court also ordered the EC to give the Dhinakaran’s faction a suitable name.

  • AIADMK row: Dinakaran strikes again, puts loyalists in party posts

    Chennai/Puducherry: Seeking to assert his authority, sidelined AIADMK leader T.T.V. Dinakaran on Wednesday axed four ministers from party posts while 18 MLAs loyal to him stayed put in a Puducherry resort, a day after they revolted against the K. Palaniswami government threatening its survival.

  • AIADMK row: After DMK, Congress demands floor test in Tamil Nadu

    Chennai: A day after the DMK’s demand for a floor test in the Assembly, Congress Legislature Party leader K R Ramasamy today backed it and urged Tamil Nadu Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao to direct Chief Minister K Palaniswami to prove his majority in the House.

  • No link between Tamil Nadu govt and AIADMK: TTV Dinakaran

    Chennai: Intensifying his fight against the Chief Minister K Palaniswami led camp, beleaguered AIADMK (Amma) Deputy Chief T T V Dhinakaran today claimed there was no link between the CM-led government and the party.

  • AIADMK merger: Dinakaran hits back at Palaniswami, claims he is in control

    Thanjavur (TN): T T V Dinakaran today warned of “surgical action” against Chief Minister K Palaniswami and rubbished the party statements questioning his appointment as AIADMK (Amma) Deputy General Secretary and that of party chief V K Sasikala. As Sasikala’s handpicked CM raised a banner of revolt against her, Dhinakaran wondered how the Palaniswami camp could comment against Sasikala when they themselves had furnished an affidavit to the EC, endorsing her appointment

  • Dinakaran slams Tamil Nadu ministers as they ask him to keep away

    Chennai/Bengaluru: In an escalation of differences in the ruling AIADMK (Amma), its Deputy General Secretary TTV Dinakaran today questioned the diktat of Chief Minister K Palaniswami’s camp that he keep away from party work. Finance Minister D Jayakumar, representing the Palaniswami camp, which had revolted against Dinakaran and jailed party chief V K Sasikala in April, asked the deputy chief to keep away from the party affairs.

  • Dinakaran’s arrest queers the pitch for Sasikala

    The arrest of T T V. Dinakaran, nephew of the jailed general secretary of the AIADMK V K Sasikala, and until recently foisted as deputy general secretary of the party by her, has brought to a seeming close an ugly chapter in Tamil Nadu’s recent political history. The wheeler dealer, who was kept at arm’s length by the late chief minister J Jayalalithaa whose closest aide Sasikala was, had become very powerful in the

  • Dinakaran granted five-day police custody in bribery case

    New Delhi: A Delhi Court on Wednesday granted five-day police custody to ousted All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader T.T.V Dinakaran in the party symbol alleged bribery case.

  • Dinakaran’s arrest a step towards cleansing of TN politics: BJP

    Chennai: Hailing the arrest of ousted AIADMK leader T.T.V. Dinakaran by the Delhi Police in a bribery case, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday said that the development is a major step towards cleansing the politics in Tamil Nadu and making it corrupt-free.

  • Dinakaran appears for questioning in EC official bribery case

    New Delhi : AIADMK leader TTV Dinakaran appeared before the Crime Branch for the second day on Sunday for being questioned on the alleged case of bribing an Election Commission official for retaining the “two leaves” party symbol.

  • AIADMK factions’ merger could checkmate Sasikala

    Politics is indeed a game of strange bedfellows. The V. K. Sasikala and O. Panneerselvam factions of the AIADMK which were at daggers drawn only a while ago are now seriously contemplating a merger after purportedly proposing to jettison V. K. Sasikala, the controversial jailed aide of the late J. Jayalalithaa and Sasikala’s favourite nephew T.T.V. Dinakaran who is in all sorts of trouble with the CBI.

  • Delhi cops book Dinakaran in bribery case

    New Delhi/Chennai : The Crime Branch of Delhi Police on Monday registered an FIR against ruling AIADMK general secretary TTV Dinakaran, nephew of jailed party chief V K Sasikala, an secured an arrest warrant for alleged attempt to bribe the Election Commission officials to secure the party’s frozen ‘two leaves’ symbol.

  • Bid to destroy our party, will fight case legally: TTV Dinakaran

    Chennai: AIADMK (Amma) Deputy General Secretary TTV Dinakaran, booked by Delhi Police for allegedly trying to bribe an Election Commission official, vowed today to fight the case legally and alleged that efforts were being made to “destroy our organisation politically”.

  • Youth arrested for vandalising Bhandup church

    Mumbai :  A 21-year-old youth allegedly vandalised a church in Bhandup in the wee hours of Monday for which the police placed him under arrest and launched a manhunt for his brother, who was his alleged accomplice.