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AIADMK's ruling faction ousts Sasikala, Dinakaran and family

April 19, 2017

CHENNAI: In a sudden turn of events, Tamil Nadu Finance Minister D. Jayakumar on Tuesday announced that ministers have decided to keep out jailed AIADMK leader V.K. Sasikala, her nephew T.T.V. Dinakaran and his family out of the party. Jayakumar also said a committee will be formed to run the party when queried about the General Secretary's positi...

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No unity till Sasikala, family exit AIADMK: Panneerselvam

April 18, 2017

CHENNAI: Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Tuesday ruled out any unity in the AIADMK until the now jailed V.K. Sasikala and her family was ousted from the party. Speaking in Perikulam in Theni district, about 520 km from here, Panneerselvam said there cannot be any unification talks if Sasikala and her family members remained pa...

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Panneerselvam's 'no' to Sasikala family for AIADMK unity

April 18, 2017

CHENNAI: Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam is ready to unite the AIADMK provided the family of now jailed leader V.K. Sasikala is kept out of the party. The Panneerselvam faction has also made it clear that he would be the AIADMK General Secretary as well as Chief Minister while incumbent Chief Minister K. Palaniswami, a Sasikala b...

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Tamil Nadu Ex-minister gets 3-year jail term

April 18, 2017

CHENNAI: Former Tamil Nadu Educational minister Aranganayagam gets 3 year jail term in assets case. The charge against Aranaganayagam was that during his tenure as a minister in the first regime of J Jayalalithaa during 1991-96, he accumulated assets in his name and in the name of his wife and two sons to the tune of Rs 1.15 crore through question...

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Lightman's allegations against Mani Ratnam unfair

April 18, 2017

CHENNAI: The Lightmen Union on Tuesday slammed one of their own, Manimaran, for his allegation of noncompensation of medical expenses by veteran filmmamker Mani Ratnam as unfair. Manimaran has threatened to go on a hunger strike if not compensated for medical expenses incurred while working on Mani Ratnam's 2007 film "Guru". The lightman had suff...

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Tamil Nadu ministers discuss patch-up with Panneerselvam faction

April 18, 2017

CHENNAI: In a late night meeting on Monday, senior Tamil Nadu ministers discussed the issue of having talks with rival faction led by former Chief Minister O.Panneerselvam, said Finance Minister D.Jayakumar. Speaking to the media after the meeting, Jayakumar welcomed Panneerselvam's remark that he is open for talks if somebody comes with the plan ...

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ED notice to Karti Chidambaram, Vasan Health Care

April 17, 2017

CHENNAI: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday said it has issued notice to Vasan Health Care Pvt Ltd, its promoter Karti P Chidambaram, the son of former Finance Minister P.Chidambaram, and Advantage Strategic Consulting for violating foreign currency laws to the tune of Rs 2,307 crore. The ED said it had served notice to Vasan Health Care P...

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Delhi Police books AIADMK's Dinakaran in bribery case

April 17, 2017

NEW DELHI: Delhi Police on Monday booked AIADMK Deputy General Secretary and Sasikala's nephew T.T.V. Dinakaran on charges of bribery, an officer said. Dinakaran has been accused of attempting to bribe Election Commission officials to get the party's 'two leaves' symbol. Police said his close aide Sukesh Chandrasekar was arrested on Sunday night ...

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TN farmers plight: DMK plans strike on April 25

April 17, 2017

CHENNAI: An all-party meeting called by Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) Working President MK Stalin, was conducted at the party's headquarters yesterday. The attending parties passed a resolution calling for a state-wide bandth on April 25 to demand relief for farmers in Tamil Nadu. Parties like Congress,CPM,CPI and Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi ...

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Shocking to see Tamil Nadu govt is silent on Farmers issue: SC

April 13, 2017

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court took stern exception to the State's lack of "humanitarian concern" and initiative in saving its farmers, who are reeling under severe drought and harsh living conditions, and preventing them from taking their own lives. A Bench led by Justice Dipak Misra said it was the duty of the State government to protect its farme...

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