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We are not responsible for the losses: Soundararajan

January 07, 2018

TAMIL NADU: As the strike by state transport workers demanding a pay hike in Tamil Nadu entered its fourth day, sources in the government told that 71 per cent buses have resumed operations. After most workers defied the Madras High Court order directing them to report for work or face consequences, the government roped in 4,578 drivers and 3,496 c...


Swaminathan Gurumurthy talks on Rajinikanth's entry into politics

December 31, 2017

Rajni's entry into TN politics will hopefully bring about tectonic changes in the 60 year old frozen Dravidian politics. His spiritual politics is nearer to Mod' s than to any one else in Tamil nadu or outside. (Gurumurthy on Rajini's entry at Twitter). ...


M.K. Alagiri attacks Stalin over R K Nagar defeat

December 27, 2017

CHENNAI: Former Union Minister M.K. Alagiri on Wednesday blamed his brother M.K. Stalin for the big defeat of the party in the R.K. Nagar byelection saying he did not do enough field work. He told media persons here that the reason trotted out by Stalin, working President of DMK, that money power had played a major role in the DMK defeat was not a...


RK Nagar Bypoll on December 21: Election Commission

November 24, 2017

CHENNAI: The Election Commission on Friday announced by-election to the Dr. Radhakrishnan Nagar Assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu on December 21, a day after it allotted the AIADMK's "two leaves" symbol to the ruling faction headed by Chief Minister K. Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam. The counting of votes and results woul...


Ruling AIADMK gets 'two leaves' symbol: TN CM

November 23, 2017

CHENNAI: The Election Commission on Thursday decided to allot the contentious "two leaves" election symbol to the ruling AIADMK faction, Chief Minister K. Palaniswami announced. "We have got the symbol only now. We will decide on the candidate for R.K. Nagar Assembly constituency after discussing with party leaders," a visibly pleased Palaniswami ...


Will take legal action against actor Kamal Hassan : TN Minister

November 20, 2017

CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu Fisheries Minister D. Jayakumar on Monday said the government would take legal action against actor Kamal Haasan if he continues his "baseless" corruption charges. Haasan is seeking "cheap publicity" which cannot be accepted. The state government will take legal action against the actor if he continues levelling "baseless charg...


IT Should conduct raids at the premises of Tamil Nadu CM and Deputy CM: Vijayakanth

November 18, 2017

CHENNAI: DMDK Chief, Actor Vijayakanth on Saturday said that the Income Tax (IT) officials should conduct raids at the premises of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam and ministers. ...


'I-T raids reveal Rs 1,430 cr tax evasion by Sasikala kin, associates'

November 14, 2017

CHENNAI: The Income Tax Department has unearthed tax evasion of Rs 1,430 crore during its raids/searches spread over five days at the premises of jailed AIADMK leader V.K. Sasikala's kin and their business associates, an official said on Monday. "We have found tax evasion of Rs 1,430 crore, as of now. This figure is likely to go up as we have also...


Actor Kamal Haasan meets West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

November 11, 2017

Actor Kamal Haasan, who has plans for a political plunge, on Friday lauded West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her enthusiasm to celebrate cinema through the Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF). Kamal, who was attending the inaugural ceremony of the 23rd edition of KIFF, met Banerjee during the day amid speculation of him reachin...


Income Tax officials continues their massive raid at Sasikala's kin and associates

November 10, 2017

CHENNAI: For the second consecutive day on Friday Income Tax (IT) officials continued their massive raids at the premises of close relatives of jailed AIADMK leader V.K. Sasikala, their business associates and organisations connected to them, a senior IT official said. He also said that "sizeable volume of cash and documents" have been seized at t...