Tamil Nadu

Facing threat to life, Rahul Gandhi cancels visit to Puducherry, TN, Kerala

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi cancelled his two-day visit to Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and Kerala, which was to commence on Tuesday, a day after an anonymous letter threatening his life was received by the party. However, this is not the reason behind cancellation of Rahul Gandhi’s Puducherry, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala visit. In a series of tweets, the Congress vice president claimed that he is suffering from high fever. “My apologies

Rajiv Gandhi killing: SC says TN has no suo moto power to release convicts

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that the Tamil Nadu government has no suo moto power to grant remission and release the convicts accused of conspiracy in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. The apex court constitution bench headed by Chief Justice H.L. Dattu said that the state government could grant remission and release the convicts only in consultation with the central government as the case was investigated and prosecuted by the

Jayalalithaa challenges DMK, Karnataka govt pleas in DA case, files affidavit in SC

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Monday filed an affidavit in Supreme Court against appeals challenging her acquittal in the disproportionate assets case. The Congress-led Karnataka government had earlier moved the Supreme Court against the acquittal of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister in the disproportionate assets case by the Karnataka High Court. The Karnataka government had also sought a stay of the high court ruling, saying that not doing so

PM Narendra Modi holds lunch meeting with Jayalalithaa in Chennai

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today took up with Prime Minister Narendra Modi a slew of issues concerning her state, ranging from inter-state river disputes to the GST rollout, besides the Sri Lankan Tamils issue. Jayalalithaa presented a detailed memorandum to Modi during their 50-minute luncheon meeting at her Poes Garden residence in Chennai. She called for retrieval of Katchatheevu islet from Sri Lanka, besides stressing on India’s role

Jayalalithaa Issued Notice On Karnataka Plea Against Her Acquittal

The Supreme Court has issued notice to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa after Karnataka’s appeal against her acquittal in a corruption case. The Karnataka government had last month said in a petition to the Supreme Court that Ms Jayalalithaa’s acquittal by the state High Court was a “farce.” In May, the Karnataka High Court found that there was no evidence that while in office, Ms Jayalalithaa had accumulated more

AAP leader Somnath Bharti refutes charges of harassment by wife

Two days after the Delhi Commission for Women summoned him on charges of harassing his wife, AAP leader Somnath Bharti on Saturday said they were untrue and lacked substance. He said he will appear before the Commission wherever he had to and “when a legitimate” need arose. Bharti claimed that he had been living separately from his wife for the past five years and therefore there was “no question of

Rahul Gandhi may go on a padyatra to meet farmers in Tamil Nadu

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi plans to undertake a 15-km padyatra inTamil Nadu later this month to meet farmers and get a first hand account of their problems, weeks after he undertook such a campaign in Telangana. “The itinerary is being worked out in consultation with state party leadership. Rahulji is favourably inclined to go on a padyatra (foot march) in Tamil Nadu as he did in Telangana,” a top

Jayalalithaa returns as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister for fifth term

J Jayalalithaa was sworn in for a record fifth term as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister at a glittering ceremony at Madras University, less than a fortnight after the Karnataka High Court acquitted her in 18-year-old disproportionate assets case. 28 other ministers, including Jaya loyalist and former chief minister O Panneerselvam, also took their oaths with the AIADMK supremo. In the limited capacity Madras University auditorium, those who attended the oath

Devendra Fadnavis reaches Israel to woo foreign investors

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis reached Tel Aviv late on Sunday night as he kicked off his four-day visit to Israel. Fadnavis will focus on attracting investment opportunities as he will deliver the keynote address at a symposium on India-Israel collaboration for ‘Make in Maharashtra’. During his visit, he will participate in Agritech Israel 2015, the 19th International Agricultural Technology Exhibition. Considered as one of the world’s most important exhibitions

Tamil actor Karthik joins Congress

Hit by the recent loss of its popular leader G.K. Vasan in the state, the Tamil Nadu Congress Wednesday got star power in popular Tamil actor Karthik. Dissolving his own party, Akila India Naadalum Makkal Katchi, Karthik formally joined the Congress in the presence of state party chief E.V.K.S. Elangovan. Karthik’s entry into the Congress comes days after former union shipping minister Vasan announced his decision to float his own

Jayalalithaa first CM to face disqualification

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Saturday became the third leading politician and the first sitting chief minister to face disqualification as a legislator after being convicted in a disproportionate assets case. A trial court in Bangalore Saturday convicted her in a disproportionate assets case filed by the former DMK government in 1996. Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad was disqualified from his seat in the Lok Sabha and Congress

Jayalalithaa convicted in disproportionate wealth case

A special court in Bangalore, Saturday, deferred its verdict in the 18-year-old Rs 66.65 crore disproportionate assets case against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister ​Jayalalithaa till 3 pm. According to sources, the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister told the court that the case was politically motivated, and intended to harass her. Trial court judge John Michael D’Cunha, who had directed all the accused to be present in his court on the judgement day, deferred the pronouncement of verdict.