Free Press Journal
  • AIADMK says will not allow Dhinakaran to use party name 

     Chennai:  The ruling AIADMK today said it would not allow its sidelined leader T T V Dhinakaran to use the party name, adding that it would seek legal recourse in the matter. Senior AIADMK leader D Jayakumar was responding to the Delhi High Court today allowing Dhinakaran’s plea for allotment of a common symbol, preferably a ‘pressure cooker’, and a suitable name

  • Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami, Dy. CM Panneerselvam reaches Madurai for Jallikattu event

    Madurai (Tamil Nadu): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam have reached in Madurai’s Alanganallur to attend a Jallikattu event. Jallikattu is a bull taming festival, which was banned by the Supreme Court 2014 after the complaints of extreme animal cruelty. Interestingly, O. Panneerselvam picture was missing from the poster at this event.

  • 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

  • Dinakaran’s ‘Pressure Cooker’ whistles, major setback for ruling AIADMK, DMK

    Chennai : The massive victory of sidelined AIADMK leader T.T.V. Dinakaran in the Radhakrishnan Nagar (R.K.Nagar) bypoll is a combination of various factors but in any case, a big setback for ruling AIADMK headed by Chief Minister K.Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O.Panneerselvam as well as the opposition DMK, said political analysts.

  • One-man commission probing Jayalalithaa’s death takes charge

    Chennai: Justice A Arumughaswamy, appointed by the Tamil Nadu government to inquire into the circumstances leading to the hospitalisation of late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, assumed charge today. The assuming of office by the retired judge of the Madras High Court would be followed by a notification calling for information on the agenda of the one-man inquiry commission.

  • 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.

  • Tamil Nadu: TTV Dinakaran meets governor,seeks removal of CM K Palaniswami

    Chennai: Sidelined AIADMK (Amma) deputy chief TTV Dhinakaran today said he has sought the removal of Chief Minister K Palaniswami and his deputy O Panneerselvam during his meeting with Tamil Nadu Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao even as he asserted that he didn’t want the state government to fall.

  • Merged AIADMK to hold meet on Sep 12 to remove Sasikala

    Chennai : The merged AIADMK on Monday called a meeting of its general council on September 12, with the purpose to nullify the appointment of V.K. Sasikala as party General Secretary.

  • Disproportionate Assets case: SC rejects review petition of Sasikala

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has dismissed a plea of jailed AIADMK leader V K Sasikala seeking review of its verdict convicting and sentencing her to a four-year jail term in a disproportionate assets case. The apex court also rejected her plea for an open court hearing of the review petitions.

  • PM Modi assures Centre’s support to EPS-OPS-led Tamil Nadu Govt

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Monday, congratulated O Panneerselvam, who was sworn in as the Deputy Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu under the merged All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) government, and assured all possible support from the Centre. New Delhi , August 21 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Monday, congratulated O Panneerselvam, who was sworn in as the Deputy Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu under the merged All

  • AIADMK factions finally merge, O Paneerselvam is Deputy CM

    Chennai: Six months after breaking up following the death of then Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, the two factions of the AIADMK merged on Monday with rebel leader O. Panneerselvam made the Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister and party Coordinator while the AIADMK decided to sack the now jailed V.K. Sasikala as General Secretary.