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Jayalalithaa bail plea postponement due to discretion of judge, says TN Congress spokesperson

Chennai, Oct. 1 : Tamil Nadu Congress Spokesperson Vijayarajdhani said here on Wednesday that adjournment of former state chief minister J Jayalalithaa's bail plea hearing by a vacation bench till October 7 next week was discretion of the judge.


Supporters form human chain to show solidarity with Jayalalithaa

Chennai, Oct. 1 : Supporters of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J.Jayalalithaa formed a human chain in support of the jailed leader in Chennai on Wednesday.


Jayalalithaa's bail plea adjourned till next week

Bangalore, Oct. 1 : Former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa's bail plea hearing by a vacation bench has been adjourned till October 7 next week.


'Secure release of Indian fishermen in Sri Lanka'

Chennai, Oct 1 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam has urged the central government to take concrete steps to secure the release of 20 fishermen and 75 fishing boats from Sri Lanka's custody.


Jayalalithaa bail plea adjourned to Oct 7

Bangalore, Oct 1 : A special bench of the Karnataka High Court Wednesday adjourned to Oct 7 hearing of jailed former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa's petition for suspension of the sentence and bail in a corruption case.


Will Jayalalitha's jailing help BJP to grow in Tamil Nadu?

By Anjali Ojha, New Delhi, Oct 1 : The jailing of the charismatic J. Jayalalithaa will help the BJP to grow in Tamil Nadu, a state where it has always been a bit player, party leaders say.


I always try to do good films: Karthi

Chennai, Oct 1 : Actor Karthi is a relieved man now that his recent Tamil release "Madras" has been raved by audiences and critics alike. He says he always tries to pick good films, but admits that some of them don't work in his favour.


Karnataka HC to hear Jayalalithaa's bail plea tomorrow

Bangalore, Sept.30 : The Karnataka High Court will hear former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa's bail plea on Wednesday. The High Court has agreed to hear the bail plea after Jayalalitha's lawyers filed a memo seeking speedy hearing.


DA case: Jayalalithaa's lawyers request for matter to be discussed with Karnataka Chief Justice

Bangalore, Sept. 30 : Lawyers of former Tamil Nadu chief minister and All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) chief J. Jayalalithaa today filed a memo with the registrar of the Karnataka High Court requesting that the matter of the 18-year-old disproportionate assets case and the appeal for bail thereof be discussed with the Chief Justice of Karnataka D H Waghela, and added that it should be treated as a special case.


As Jaya stays in jail, Chennai faces shutdown, actors protest

Chennai, Sept. 30 : Protests were carried out today in Chennai and Bangalore in support of jailed AIADMK supremo J. Jayalalithaa, even as the Karnataka High Court on Tuesday adjourned her bail plea hearing till October 6.


Jayalalithaa bail plea hearing advanced to Wednesday

Bangalore, Sep 30 : The Karnataka High Court will hear Wednesday the criminal review petition of jailed former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa for suspension of sentence and bail.


Dhanush's 'Kaaka Muttai' goes to Rome film fest

Chennai, Sep 30 : Southern actor-producer Dhanush's Tamil drama "Kaaka Muttai", which recently had its first world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, will next be screened at the Rome Film Festival starting Oct 16.


We are not observing fast under threat: Sarath Kumar

Chennai, Sep 30 : Actor-politician Sarath Kumar Tuesday said that the Tamil film fraternity is not observing a fast here under any "threat" or "compulsion". They are doing it to show solidarity with former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa.


Jayalalithaa's bail plea adjourned to Oct 6

Bangalore, Sep 30 : The criminal revision petition of jailed former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa for suspension of her sentence and bail was Tuesday adjourned to Oct 6 by the judge of a vacation bench of the Karnataka High Court here.


Tamil Nadu movie world supports Jayalalithaa

Chennai, Sep 30 : Tamil Nadu movie world Tuesday sat on silent hunger protest against the conviction of AIADMK general secretary and former chief minister J. Jayalalithaa in a corruption case.


'Oru Oorla Rendu Raja' an out-and-out travel story: Director

Chennai, Sep 30 : The story of director R. Kannan's forthcoming Tamil film "Oru Oorla Rendu Raja" is predominantly based in a train and a car. He says it will be the first out-and-out travel story in the language, and he is confident it will definitely appeal to audiences.


Southern cinema will take time: Aravind on Rs.100 crore club

Chennai, Sep 30 : Actor-filmmaker Ramesh Aravind says films in southern cinema will take time to join the Rs.100 crore club box office business, but he believes that until then, filmmakers should concentrate on producing content which will help them "recover initial investment".


Bilingual film with Gautham Menon may happen: Ram Charan

Hyderabad, Sep 30 : Actor Ram Charan, who is gearing up for the forthcoming release of family drama "Govindudu Andarivadele", says he might do a Tamil-Telugu bilingual with Gautham Vasudev Menon next year.


It's career over marriage for actress Anjali

Chennai, Sep 30 : Actress Anjali, who is currently shooting for a yet-untitled Tamil film with Jayam Ravi, has quashed marriage rumours and said that she still has a lot to achieve in her career before she can think of tying the knot.


Jaya verdict: AIADMK supporters protest outside MGR memorial

Chennai, Sept. 29 : All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) today staged a protest outside the MGR memorial in Chennai against AIADMK chief J. Jayalalithaa's jail sentence in the disproportionate assets case.


O. Panneerselvam breaks down while taking oath as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister

Chennai, Sept. 29 : State Finance Minister O. Panneerselvam broke down here on Monday while taking oath as the new Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.


Jayalalithaa challenges conviction in Karnataka High Court, seeks bail

Bangalore, Sept. 29 : All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) Chief J. Jayalalithaa today moved Karnataka High Court challenging her conviction in an 18-year-old disproportionate assets case, and sought her immediate release on bail.


Jayalalithaa moves court, Panneerselvam is Tamil Nadu CM

By V. Jagannathan and Fakir Balaji, Chennai/Bangalore, Sep 29 : AIADMK leader O. Panneerselvam - looking crestfallen - Monday took oath as Tamil Nadu's chief minister to succeed J. Jayalalithaa, who moved the Karnataka High Court seeking suspension of her four-year jail sentence and bail after being convicted for corruption.


Court lists Jayalalithaa bail plea for hearing Tuesday

Bangalore, Sep 29 : A criminal revision petition, moved Monday by jailed former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa for bail, has been listed for admission Tuesday before the vacation bench of the Karnataka High Court here.


'Mundasupatti 2' will take time: Vishnu Vishal

Chennai, Sep 29 : Actor Vishnu Vishal, who is riding high on the raving response to his recent release "Jeeva", says he is not sure when the sequel to his Tamil blockbuster "Mundasupatti" will go on floors.


Direction has been on my mind for long: Ravi K. Chandran

Chennai, Sep 29 : Renowned cinematographer Ravi K. Chandran, who is making his directorial debut with forthcoming Tamil film "Yaan", says he was planning to direct for long but never found the time because of his busy work commitments.


Tamil film exhibitors to fast in support of Jayalalitha

Chennai, Sep 29 : Members of Tamil Film Exhibitors Association will fast Tuesday in solidarity with former Tamil Nadu chief Minister J. Jayalalitha, who was jailed Saturday for corruption.


Seek compensation from AIADMK: PMK

Chennai, Sep 29 : The Tamil Nadu government should recover from the AIADMK party the losses the state and people suffered as a result of the violence in the wake of former chief minister J. Jayalalithaa's conviction in a corruption case, PMK leader S. Ramadoss said Monday.


Tamil Nadu CM, ministers break down

Chennai, Sep 29 : There was no happy note as AIADMK leader O. Panneerselvam and his party colleagues took oath as Tamil Nadu's new chief minister and ministers here Monday.


2G trial: Order on charges of money laundering Oct 20

New Delhi, Sep 29 : A court here Monday set Oct 20 for delivering its order on framing of charges in the money laundering case related to 2G spectrum allocation matters against former telecom minister A. Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and other accused.


Panneerselvam: A loyalist who enjoys Amma's confidence

By V. Jagannathan, Chennai, Sep 29 : O. Panneerselvam, who Monday became Tamil Nadu's chief minister for a second time in 13 years, is a man of few words who took to politics after trying his hand in farming.


'Madras', 'Jeeva to be hit by theatre shut down in Tamil Nadu

Chennai, Sep 29 : Tamil exhibitors decision to shut down theatres Tuesday in solidarity with former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalitha, who was jailed Saturday for corruption, will affect the box-office prospects of "Jeeva" and "Madras", say trade experts.


Jayalalithaa moves court, Panneerselvam is Tamil Nadu CM

By V. Jagannathan and Fakir Balaji, Chennai/Bangalore, Sep 29 : AIADMK leader O. Panneerselvam - looking crestfallen - Monday took oath as Tamil Nadu's chief minister to succeed J. Jayalalithaa, who moved the Karnataka High Court seeking suspension of her four-year jail sentence and bail after being convicted for corruption.


Even if Jayalalithaa appeals, higher courts will uphold this judgment: Subramanian Swamy

Bareilly/ Chennai, Sept.28 :Terming the Bangalore Special Court's verdict on Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa as a 'perfectly correct' judgment, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Sunday said that although Jayalalithaa can appeal against the verdict in the higher courts, she will not succeed, because the higher courts will uphold this judgment.


Tamil Nadu CM - elect O Panneerselvam meets Governor Rosiah

Chennai, Sept.28 : Jayalalithaa loyalist and Tamil Nadu Finance Minister O Panneerselvam, who has been unanimously selected by AIADMK MLAs to be the state's chief minister, met Governor, K. Rosiah at Raj Bhawan on Sunday.


AIADMK to appeal against Jayalalithaa's verdict in HC

Bangalore, Sept. 28 : All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) Karnataka state secretary V Pugalendi, who arrived here on Sunday to meet jailed party supremo J Jayalalithaa, said that they would move the High Court on Monday to appeal against the verdict in the disproportionate assets case.


Civil aviation minister surprise checks Chennai airport

New Delhi, Sep 28 : Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju carried out an inspection of the key infrastructural facilities at Chennai airport and later said there was scope for doing better in terms of cleanliness and maintenance, the civil aviation ministry said Sunday


Cases against Karunanidhi, Stalin for attacks on AIADMK cadres

Chennai, Sep 28 : Cases have been filed against DMK president M. Karunanidhi, his son and party treasurer M.K. Stalin and around 500 people for attacking AIADMK cadres, police said Sunday.


AIADMK cadres seething with anger against DMK

Chennai, Sep 28 : AIADMK cadres were Sunday seething with anger against the DMK, as they are convinced it is the latter that is responsible for the current travails of their leader J. Jayalalithaa.


After Jayalalithaa edict, Panneerselvam becomes Tamil Nadu CM

By V. Jagannathan and Fakir Balaji, Chennai/Bangalore, Sep 28 : Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK Sunday elected Finance Minister O. Panneerselvam as chief minister to succeed the jailed J. Jayalalithaa, who Saturday began serving a four-year prison sentence for corruption.


New Tamil Nadu CM began in humble circumstances

Chennai, Sep 28 : Tamil Nadu Finance Minister O. Panneerselvam, who was Sunday elected by AIADMK legislators to succeed the jailed J. Jayalalithaa as the state's new chief minister, used to run a tea stall, which is now looked after by his relatives.


Panneerselvam is Tamil Nadu chief minister

Chennai, Sep 28 : AIADMK legislators Sunday elected Tamil Nadu Finance Minister O. Panneerselvam to succeed the jailed J. Jayalalithaa as the state's new chief minister.


Schoolgirl attempts suicide over Jayalalithaa

Chennai, Sep 28 : A 17-year-old girl school student was battling for life in Tamil Nadu Sunday after setting herself on fire over the jailing of Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, police said.


Emotional support for Jayalalithaa in Bangalore

Bangalore, Sep 28 : About 500 men and women from Tamil Nadu crossed into Karnataka Sunday to extend emotional support to jailed Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa.


Save us from AIADMK violence, pleads Vijaykant

Chennai, Sep 28 : DMDK leader A. Vijaykant Sunday met Tamil Nadu Governor K. Rosaiah and sought protection for all political parties in the state against violence unleashed by AIADMK cadres.


AIADMK member commits suicide

Chennai, Sep 28 : Distressed after Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa was jailed for corruption, a 45-year-old AIADMK member allegedly committed suicide in Tamil Nadu Sunday, police said.


AIADMK calls party legislators to Chennai

Chennai, Sep 28 : The AIADMK party has asked all its legislative assembly members to be present at the party headquarters here Sunday, said a party official.


Life limps back to normalcy in Tamil Nadu

Chennai, Sep 28 : Life is limping back to normalcy in Tamil Nadu Sunday, a day after clashes broke out following Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa's conviction and sentencing in a corruption case.


Aggrieved AIADMK supporters pelt stones at Karunanidhi's residence

Chennai, Sep. 27 : All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) supporters pelted stones at Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief M Karunanidhi's residence on Friday, after Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa was convicted in the disproportionate assets case.


Karunanidhi urges president, PM to restore law, order in TN

Chennai, Sep 27 : DMK president M. Karunanidhi Saturday urged President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and others to personally intervene to restore law and order in the state.


Frugal supper for Jayalalithaa in Bangalore jail

Bangalore, Sep 27 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha had a frugal supper late Saturday in the central jail here where she has been lodged after a special court sentenced her to four years imprisonment in a corruption case.


Jayalalithaa first CM to face disqualification

New Delhi, Sep 27 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Saturday became the third leading politician and the first sitting chief minister to face disqualification as a legislator after being convicted in a disproportionate assets case.


Jayalalithaa jailed for four years for corruption, to quit

By Fakir Balaji and V. Jagannathan, Bangalore, Sep 27 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa was late Saturday sent to the Bangalore Central Jail after being sentenced to four years in prison and fined Rs.100 crore for corruption, dealing a huge blow to the charismatic former actor who had dreams of becoming the prime minister ahead of this year's Lok Sabha election.


Two days of 'Shamitabh' shooting left: P.C Sreeram

Chennai, Sep 27 : Renowned lensman P.C Sreeram said Saturday that only two days of shooting is left for R. Balakrishnan aka Balki-directed "Shamitabh", which features megastar Amitabh Bachchan and southern actor Dhanush in the lead roles.


Timeline for Jayalalithaa disproportionate assets case

1996 - The DMK government registers a first information report (FIR) against Jayalalithaa for having disproportionate assets known to her source of income.


'Madras'- as realistic as it can get (Tamil Movie Review)

By Haricharan Pudipeddi: Film- "Madras"; Cast- Karthi, Catherine Tresa Alexander, Imman Annachi, Kalaiarasan Harikrishnan, Rama, Jaya Rao, Vinod, Nandakumar, Ritwika; Director- P. Ranjith; Rating- ****


Big political setback for Jayalalithaa: BJP leader

Chennai, Sep 27 : A special court verdict Saturday holding Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa guilty in a disproportionate assets case is a big political setback for her and her party the AIADMK, a BJP leader said.


AIADMK cadres protest in Tamil Nadu

Chennai, Sep 27 : Following Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa's conviction in the disproportionate assets case Saturday by a special court, AIADMK cadres began stoning buses and forced shopkeepers to down shutters in the state.


Who will be Tamil Nadu's new chief minister?

Chennai, Sep 27 : Who will be Tamil Nadu's new chief minister? This is being debated animatedly in the state following the conviction of Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa in a corruption case.


Rajinikanth not informed about 'Main Hoon Rajinikanth' screening?

Chennai, Sep 27 : The makers of "Main Hoon Rajinikanth" claim that superstar Rajinikanth skipped the special screening of their film here Saturday. But the actor's manager clarified that he wasn't even informed about the screening.


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