• Fri, Sep 22, 2017
  • Sept 22, 2016: Jayalalithaa hospitalised, Tamil Nadu still in coma

    Updated: Sep, 22, 201706:00 AM

    Same time last year, Tamil Nadu’s long drawn out political imbroglio began, and the confused scenario continues in the absence of a clear leader.
    Sept 22, 2016: Jayalalithaa hospitalised, Tamil Nadu still in coma
    Exactly a year ago, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s AIADMK, the party that gave her the title of ‘Amma’( mother) which was still flush from its unprecedented victory in consecutive assembly elections, seemed all set to complete yet another term churning out more and more welfare schemes like in her pervious term. Flanked by VK Sasikala and her family members, trusted loyalists like O Panneerselvam, Jaya, despite her failing health, was the bearer of hope for good times in the state.Everything changed after Jayalalithaa’s death on December 5, 2016, but the slowdown began on September 22, 2016 – the day the former CM was admitted at the Apollo Hospitals – never to come out. Since that day, Tamil Nadu’s own Game of Thrones started to play out.Over the weeks that followed, friends turned foes, indulged in name calling, sabre rattling, fence...
  • Jaya's support system: Where are they now? Jaya's support system: Where are they now?
    Updated: Sep, 22, 201705:00 AM

    A couple of people saw Jayalalithaa at close quarters and interacted with her on a daily basis. However, nothing is known of them now.

  • Costly pet care ‘orphans’ many canines Costly pet care ‘orphans’ many canines
    Updated: Sep, 22, 201704:00 AM

    Animal shelters and pet clinics in the city are witnessing a disturbing trend – an increasing number of ageing pet dogs abandoned at their doorstep.

  • Centre asked to permit 4th phase of excavations at Keezhadi Centre asked to permit 4th phase of excavations at Keezhadi
    Updated: Sep, 22, 201703:07 AM

    The Madurai Bench of Madras High Court on Thursday in an observation stated that the Union government should give permission for the fourth phase of excavation at Keezhadi archeological site.

  • High Court allows use of force to evict encroachers from water bodies High Court allows use of force to evict encroachers from water bodies
    Updated: Sep, 22, 201703:04 AM

    In a bid to safeguard water bodies from depletion and pollution, the Madras High Court has directed the police to use reasonable force if required to evict the encroachers on water bodies.

  • AIADMK, DMK happy with Madras HC’s order on MLAs AIADMK, DMK happy with Madras HC’s order on MLAs
    Updated: Sep, 22, 201703:01 AM

    The interim order of Madras High Court on disqualification of 18 dissident AIADMK MLAs has created a situation where both the ruling and opposition parties have celebrated it. While the principal...

  • All eyes on Tirumala Brahmotsavam spectacle beginning Saturday All eyes on Tirumala Brahmotsavam spectacle beginning Saturday
    Updated: Sep, 22, 201703:00 AM

    The nine-day celestial event of Tirumala temple, the annual Brahmotsavam, is all set to commence from September 23.

  • ‘Big Boss’ Kamal Haasan sets 100-day mark for makkal party ‘Big Boss’ Kamal Haasan sets 100-day mark for makkal party
    Updated: Sep, 22, 201703:00 AM

    After a much-anticipated high-profile meeting with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in the city on Thursday, actor Kamal Haasan spoke to the national media to make an announcement that his...

  • Don’t withhold government staff salary for strike: Court Don’t withhold government staff salary for strike: Court
    Updated: Sep, 22, 201702:59 AM

    The Madurai Bench of Madras High Court on Thursday directed the government not to withhold the salary of JACTTO-GEO members, who had protested earlier. Instead they should be made to compensate by...

  • Sri Lankan Tamil prison inmate attempts self-immolation Sri Lankan Tamil prison inmate attempts self-immolation
    Updated: Sep, 22, 201702:52 AM

    A Sri Lankan Tamil inmate at a Special Camp prison in the Central Prison premises here on Thursday attempted self-immolation, demanding his immediate release.