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  • Sasikala seeks 15-day parole to attend husband Natarajan’s funeral

    Bengaluru: Jailed AIADMK leader V K Sasikala has applied for a 15-day parole to attend her husband M Natarajan’s funeral and it is under consideration, prison sources said here today. The 74-year old Natarajan died at a hospital in Chennai early this morning.      “Sasikala has applied for parole for 15 days and it is under consideration,” the sources told PTI.

  • Sasikala’s nephew TTV Dhinakaran floats his new party Amma Makkal Munetra Kazhagam

    Melur (Tamil Nadu): Rebel AIADMK leader, TTV Dhinakaran launched his political party on Thursday. His new party will be called – ‘Amma Makkal Munetra Kazhagam’. At the party launch here, Dhinakaran also displayed the party flag that bore the image of former chief minister J Jayalalithaa, and said, “We will win all upcoming elections from now by using latest name and party flag, we will also try to retrieve the two leaves symbol, till

  • Tamil Nadu: A virtually orphan state

    WHATEVER the outcome of these political permutations and combinations, the fact is that Tamil Nadu will be in a state of considerable flux in the foreseeable future.

  • Sasikala on a ‘vow of silence’ in prison, says Dinakaran

    Bengaluru: Sasikala is on a “vow of silence” in the central prison here since the death anniversary of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa on December 5, the deposed AIADMK leader’s nephew T T V Dhinakaran said today.

  • I-T raids offices of Jaya TV, Dr Namadhu MGR

    Chennai: The Income Tax (I-T) department on Thursday raided the premises of Jaya TV and Dr Namadhu MGR, a Tamil newspaper, here. This was conducted after reports of alleged tax evasion by the channel and newspaper surfaced.

  • Chennai: Sasikala granted five-day parole to meet her ailing husband

    Bengaluru: Jailed AIADMK leader V K Sasikala was today granted parole for five days by prison authorities in Karnataka to meet her husband, who underwent a liver and kidney transplant at a Chennai hospital. Sasikala had sought parole for 15 days, but she has been granted for five days, jail authorities said.

  • Sasikala parole plea rejected

    Bengaluru: Prison authorities in Karnataka on Tuesday rejected on “technical grounds” the parole plea of jailed AIADMK leader V K Sasikala, so that she can meet her ailing husband who is awaiting a liver transplant at a Chennai hospital. “The paperwork was not done properly due to which the application has been rejected,” top sources in the government told PTI.

  • Prepared to bring Tamil Nadu government down if CM is not changed: Dinakaran

    Madurai (Tamil Nadu): Leader of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) Sasikala faction, T.T.V Dinakaran on Monday said that the party faction is prepared to bring down the government of Tamil Nadu, if Chief Minister K Palaniswami is not changed.

  • 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.

  • AIADMK merger: OPS sworn in as Tamil Nadu deputy CM; to hold finance portfolio

    Chennai: Former Tamil Nadu chief minister O Panneerslevam was today sworn-in as deputy to current incumbent K Palaniswami, hours after the merger of the two AIADMK factions. At a simple ceremony at the Raj Bhavan, Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao administered the oath of office and secrecy to Panneerselvam.

  • 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.

  • Dhinakaran’s huge rally jolts ruling AIADMK camp

    Chennai : Taking the sting out of attempts to oust the family members of jailed leader Sasikala from the ruling AIADMK (Amma), her nephew T.T.V. Dhinakaran on Monday displayed a massive show of strength at a public rally in Madurai and declared that he was in favour of a probe into former CM Jayalalithaa’s death as he or Sasikala had nothing to fear.