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Panneerselvam revolts, says was forced to resign

February 07, 2017

Chennai: Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O.Panneerselvam on Tuesday dropped a bombshell, saying he was forced to resign and propose party General Secretary V.K. Sasikala's name to the top elected post in the state. "Only a person who can protect the party (AIADMK) and run the government on the principles laid down by late J. Jayalalithaa should c...

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Panneerselvam meditates at Jayalalithaa memorial

February 07, 2017

In a move that took many by surprise, former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O.Panneerselvam on Tuesday evening meditated at the memorial of former Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa. Panneerselvam visited the memorial on Marina beach and sat down in meditative posture, watched by a large number of his supporters and AIADMK activists. The AIADMK leader, wh...

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23 admitted in govt hospital for swine flu and dengue

February 06, 2017

Coimbatore: Thirteen persons are undergoing treatment for dengue and 10 treated for swine flu in the special wards in the Coimbatore Medical College Hospital during the last two weeks, department sources said. The Swine Flu has claimed five victims, including a 58 year old man Gopal from Nilgiris district. In the last week, a one-year old boy fr...

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H1N1 cases reported in Coimbatore

February 06, 2017

Coimbatore: Even as the State Health Department is taking all efforts to check the spread of H1N1 virus (swine flu) in this and neighbouring districts, four more persons infected with swine flu were admitted to the government hospital here for treatment. As six persons are already undergoing treatment in the hospital, four more, including two wo...

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Sasikala as CM against people's wishes: Stalin

February 05, 2017

Chennai: DMK Working President M.K. Stalin said the election of AIADMK General Secretary V.K. Sasikala as the party's legislature party leader on Sunday was against people's wishes. Stalin told reporters at Thiruvarur, around 330 km from here, that when Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa was jailed for corruption, she told O. Panneerselvam to head the...

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V.K. Sasikala set to become Tamil Nadu's new Chief Minister

February 05, 2017

Chennai: AIADMK MLAs on Sunday elected General Secretary V.K. Sasikala as their legislature party leader, paving the way for her to become the next Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. Incumbent Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam proposed her name at the meeting of AIADMK legislators, party leaders said. The decision to elect Sasikala to succeed him was una...

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Village administrative officer commits suicide in front of a moving train

February 04, 2017

TRICHY: Village administrative officer (VAO) allegedly committed suicide by jumping in front of a moving train near Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu on Friday evening. The Government Railway Police (GRP) identified the deceased as M Venkatesan (34) of Rettipalayam in Thanjavur. Venkatesan was working as a VAO in Thalayamangalam in Orathanadu taluk in Than...

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Two policemen die as two wheeler collides with truck

February 02, 2017

MADURAI: Two policemen died after a two-wheeler they were travelling on collided with a truck near Devadhanapatti in Theni district on Thursday morning. The deceased have been identified as Sivanandi, 30 and Sangeethkumar, 30. Both of them were working with the armed police battalion in Palani. The accident happened on the bypass road at 6.15am w...

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Union budget has welcoming features: VK Sasikala

February 02, 2017

Chennai: AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikala today said though the union budget has welcoming features, the shortcomings should be looked into and addressed and the country should be taken on the growth path. Welcoming initiatives like thrust on farm-centric rural spending, she, however, said allocations should be properly implemented with adeq...

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