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EC full bench conducts enquiry on Sasikala's elevation as AIADMK chief

February 16, 2017

The Full Bench of Election Commission of India today will conduct enquiry on the validity of appointment of VK Sasikala as General Secretary of AIADMK based on the complaint of Sasikala Pushpa, Rajya Sabha MP and Mathusoothanan. This outcome will decide the validity of Sasikala's actions as General Secretary. ...

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20-year-old Medical student found dead on hostel premises

February 15, 2017

MADURAI: A 20-year-old second-year MBBS student studying in the Madurai Medical College was found dead on the premises of a hostel, where he was staying, on Wednesday morning. The deceased has been identified as Mohammed Shaw, son of Mazeed of Kollam in Kerala. Police were yet to ascertain whether the deceased student had committed suicide or acc...

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SC restores conviction in disproportionate assets case

February 14, 2017

In a major setback for AIADMK General Secretary Sasikala Natarajan, who is aspiring to be the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, the Supreme Court on Tuesday restored her conviction in a disproportionate assets case. A Supreme Court division bench set aside a Karnataka High Court order staying Sasikala's conviction by a trial court. ...

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Sasikala convicted in disproportionate assets case

February 14, 2017

The Supreme Court on Tuesday set aside a May 2015 Karnataka High Court judgment acquitting former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu late Jayalalithaa, Sasikala and 2 other associates in the disproportionate assets case. ...

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SC verdict in DA case against Sasikala tomorrow at 10:30

February 13, 2017

New Delhi: The Supreme Court will deliver its verdict in a corruption case involving AIADMK leader VK Sasikala on Tuesday, a judgment which could potentially impact the political crisis in Tamil Nadu. Official sources said a bench of justices PC Ghose and AK Roy will “assemble tomorrow at 10.30 (am) to deliver the verdict” in the disproportionat...

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EVKS Elangovan wants TN Government to wait till SC verdict

February 13, 2017

Erode: Senior Congress leader EVKS Elangovan today expressed hope that Tamil Nadu Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao will decide on AIADMK chief V K Sasikala staking claim to form the next government after the Supreme Court gave its judgement on the assets case against her. "It is correct as a number of criminal cases is pending against Sasikala. In the...

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Special court allowed Kanimozhi to travel abroad

February 13, 2017

New Delhi: A special court has allowed DMK leader Kanimozhi, an accused in the 2G spectrum allocation case, to travel abroad for five days this month. Special CBI Judge O P Saini allowed the DMK MP to travel to Rwanda and Uganda from February 19 to 24 after noting that the travel was not a private visit but part of an official delegation, as she...

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Sasikala seeks appointment with Governor today

February 11, 2017

AIADMK General Secretary V.K. Sasikala on Saturday sought an appointment with Tamil Nadu Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao along with all legislators supporting her. In a letter to Rao, copies of which were issued to the media, Sasikala said acting Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam has resigned from his post and the same was accepted by the Governor a week...

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TN Minister Pandiarajan joins Panneerselvam camp

February 11, 2017

Chennai: In another jolt to AIADMK General Secretary V.K. Sasikala, Tamil Nadu School Education Minister K. Pandiarajan on Saturday switched his loyalties to acting Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam's camp - the first state minister to do so. Till Friday Pandiarajan was with Sasikala and was defending her in a staunch manner. Earlier in the day, tw...

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'TN Governor will decide after detailed deliberations'

February 11, 2017

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao will take a decision on the new Tamil Nadu Chief Minister only after detailed deliberations, Minister of State for Shipping Pon Radhakrishnan said on Saturday. Radhakrishnan, a BJP member of the Lok Sabha from Tamil Nadu also said the situation is not like "a game of card where one can deal a card soo...

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