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Tamil Nadu bus fares increased by 67%

January 20, 2018

CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu government on Friday increased bus fares for state-run transport corporations and private firms by a maximum of almost 67%. The state transport department, in a statement on Friday night, said the minimum fare for ordinary-service MTC buses is now 5, up from the earlier 3, and the maximum is 23, up from 14. The government ...


Sasikala's brother Divakaran says Jayalalithaa passed away a day before she was declared dead

January 18, 2018

CHENNAI: V Divakaran, brother of jailed AIADMK leader V K Sasikala, said that former chief minister J Jayalalithaa had passed away on December 4, 2016. The administration of Apollo Hospitals, where she was treated, had announced her death only the following day fearing for the safety of the hospital, he alleged at a public meeting at Mannargudi in...


Actor Kamal Haasan speaks about his political entry

January 11, 2018

CHENNAI: Giving a cinema analogy, actor Kamal Haasan, who has announced his entry into politics, said on Thursday that like in cinema, in politics also there is a fear that a rival can run away with your script and produce a film before he can do it -- in what is seen as a veiled reference to his longtime friend and superstar Rajinikanth. In a wri...


Actor Rajinikanth enters politics, to contest in all 234 constituencies

December 31, 2017

CHENNAI: Tamil superstar Rajinikanth on Sunday said that he would float a political party that would practice "spiritual politics" and contest in all of the state's 234 constituencies in the next Assembly polls. Announcing his decision at a meeting here, Rajinikanth said his party will not be contesting in the local body elections as the time for t...


Rajinikanth to announce his political plans on Dec 31

December 26, 2017

CHENNAI: Amid speculation over his entry in politics, Tamil superstar Rajinikanth today said he will announce his stand on December 31. Addressing his fans on the opening day of a six-day-long photo session with followers, the actor said he was hesitant to enter politics since he knew its dynamics. "I am not saying that I will come to politics......


R K Nagar bypoll: Dhinakaran wins, says 'AIADMK govt will fall in 3 months'

December 25, 2017

CHENNAI: Sidelined AIADMK leader T.T.V.Dhinakaran on Sunday won the Radhakrishnan Nagar (R.K.Nagar) assembly constituency here, trouncing his nearest AIADMK rival E.Madhusudhanan by a margin of 40,707 votes. Contesting as an Independent candidate, Dhinakaran got 89,013 votes as against Madhusudhanan's 48,306 votes. The DMKs' N.Marudhu Ganesh came ...


DMK gives grand reception to Raja, Kanimozhi

December 23, 2017

CHENNAI: A grand reception was accorded to DMK leaders, Rajya Sabha member Kanimozhi and former Union Telecom Minister A Raja, on their arrival at the airport on Saturday after their acquittal in the 2G spectrum allocation case. DMK leader M.K. Stalin welcomed Kanimozhi and Raja at the airport. A large number of DMK leaders and cadres were assemb...


2G spectrum allocation case verdict Today

December 21, 2017

CHENNAI: DMK MP Kanimozhi and former telecom minister A Raja have arrived at the Patiala House Court Complex where special CBI judge OP Saini will pronounce the much awaited verdict in the 2G scam case. The special court has directed all 17 accused to remain present for the verdict. The verdict, likely to be delivered before 11am, The trial in 2G...


Voting begins for R.K.Nagar by-poll

December 21, 2017

CHENNAI: Polling for the crucial by-election to the Radhakrishnan Nagar (R.K. Nagar) Assembly constituency began here on Thursday at 8 a.m. Over two lakh voters are eligible to decide the fate of 59 candidates in one of the smallest constituencies in Tamil Nadu. The by-poll was necessitated following the death of AIADMK leader and Chief Minister ...


Apollo should comment on Jayalalithaa video clip: Ex-AIADMK MP

December 20, 2017

CHENNAI: The Apollo Hospital should confirm whether the room in which late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa was seen getting admitted in a video actually exists or not, a former AIADMK MP said on Wednesday. Reacting to the video clip showing Jayalalithaa in the hospital room after she was shifted from the intensive care unit (ICU), K.C. P...