Tamil Nadu News


Panneerselvam meets Sasikala at Poes Garden residence
Chennai, Dec 8 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Thursday met J. Jayalalithaa's confidante Sasikala Natarajan at the Poes Garden residence of the late AIADMK leader. Read Full Story

IT raids in TN net huge haul of cash, gold
Chennai, Dec 8 : The Income Tax department raided the premises of businessman Sekhar Reddy and his associate Srinivasa Reddy here and seized Rs 90 crore cash including in the new Rs 2,000 notes and 100 kg gold, said officials. Read Full Story

Arvind Swami to star in 'Bhaskar the Rascal' Tamil remake
Chennai, Dec 8 : Last year's Malayalam hit "Bhaskar the Rascal", which featured Mammootty and Nayanthara in the lead roles, is all set to be remade in Tamil with actor Arvind Swami confirmed to play the lead. Read Full Story

Karunanidhi discharged from hospital
Chennai, Dec 8 : DMK President M.Karunanidhi was discharged from Kauvery Hospital here on late Wednesday night, said an hospital official. Read Full Story

TN Governor praises people, government for maintaining peace
Chennai, Dec 7 : Tamil Nadu Governor C Vidyasagar Rao has appreciate the people, government officials and the police force for the state remaining peaceful after the death of iconic Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa. Read Full Story

77 persons died of shock at Jayalalithaa's illness, death: AIADMK
Chennai, Dec 7 : Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK on Wednesday said 77 persons died due to shock after hearing about the illness and later the demise of Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa and announced a solatium of R. 300,000 to their families. Read Full Story

Distraught Jayalalithaa devotees tonsure their heads on Marina Beach
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India] Dec. 7 : Followers and AIADMK party cadre are still in shock over the death of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa. Read Full Story

Cho, a legend in Tamil cinema and literature, is dead (Roundup)
Chennai, Dec 7 : Comedian actor, political satirist and editor Cho Ramaswamy, a legend in his own right, died here early on Wednesday, just a day after viewing on TV the burial of his old friend J. Jayalalithaa. Read Full Story

'Kabali' top trending movie trailer on YouTube in 2016
New Delhi, Dec 7 : YouTube on Wednesday released the top 10 trending videos, music videos and bollywood trailers of the year 2016. Read Full Story

Chennai playing host to global annual meet on malaria elimination
Chennai, Dec 7 : In a bid to help efforts towards a malaria-free India, more than 70 global experts from the Malaria Elimination Group -- an independent international advisory group -- gathered here on Wednesday for their annual meet. Read Full Story

AIADMK members tonsure heads at Jayalalithaa burial site
Chennai, Dec 7 : Several AIADMK activists on Wednesday tonsured their heads on the Marina beach where J. Jayalalithaa was buried in a bid to show their affection to the late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister. Read Full Story

Fearless critic Cho will be missed: Amit Shah
New Delhi, Dec 7 : BJP President Amit Shah on Wednesday described actor and journalist Cho Ramaswamy as a fearless critic whose impartial assessment of political issues will be missed. Read Full Story

Rajinikanth condoles Cho Ramaswamy's death
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Dec. 7 (ANI): Offering his condolences to the family of noted journalist and political analyst Cho Ramasawamy who passed away this morning, Tamil superstar Rajinikanth on Wednesday remembered the eminent personality as a dear friend and a great journalist. Read Full Story

Tamil film industry salutes Cho
Chennai, Dec 7 : From actress Shruti Haasan to actor R. Madhavan, the Tamil film industry on Wednesday expressed shock over the death of the legendary journalist and actor Cho Ramaswamy. Read Full Story

Rajinikanth, Suriya pay last respects to Cho Ramaswamy
Chennai, Dec 7 : Superstar Rajinikanth and actors Ajith and Suriya were among the first celebrities from Tamil filmdom to pay homage to well-known actor, playwright and political analyst Cho Ramaswamy, who breathed his last here on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Countdown for Indian rocket PSLV's launch progressing normally: ISRO
Chennai, Dec 7 : Indian space agency on Wednesday said the countdown for the launch of its rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) carrying 1,235 kg Resourcesat-2A, an earth observation satellite, is progressing smoothly. Read Full Story

Journalist, actor, play writer Cho Ramaswamy died
Chennai, Dec 7 : Journalist, political analyst and comedian Cho S Ramaswamy died on Wednesday at Apollo Hospital here, said an official. He was 82. Read Full Story

Countdown for Wednesday morning rocket launch progressing
Chennai, Dec 6 : The countdown for the Wednesday morning launch of Indian rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) carrying 1,235 kg earth observation satellite Resourcesat-2A is progressing smoothly, said the Indian space agency. Read Full Story

Jayalalithaa last rites as per Dravidian culture
Chennai, Dec 6 : The burial of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa's body instead of cremating it as per rituals of the Iyengar community she belonged to, had raised questions but experts say it is an "integral part of Dravidian culture". Read Full Story

Jayalalithaa buried with full state honours beside her mentor MGR
Chennai [India], Dec.6 : The mortal remains of late Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa was buried beside her mentor M.G. Ramachandran's burial at Marina Beach here on Tuesday evening with full state honours. Read Full Story

Jayalalithaa buried as Marina turns into sea of mourners
Chennai, Dec 6 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa was laid to rest at the Marina Beach here on Tuesday evening as President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined the nation to pay their last respects to the iconic actor-turned-politician. Read Full Story

Jayalalithaa laid to rest
Chennai, Dec 6 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa was laid to rest at Marina Beach near her mentor and AIADMK founder M.G. Ramachandran's (MGR) memorial on Tuesday evening. Read Full Story

President Mukherjee pays tribute to Jayalalithaa
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Dec. 6 : President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday paid his tribute to late Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa at Rajaji Hall in Chennai. Read Full Story

Thousands throng Marina beach for Amma's final journey
Chennai [India], Dec.6 : Preparations are in full swing for the cremation of late Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa at the Marina Beach here this evening as huge crowd including VIPs and VVIPs from politics, government and other various fields are expected to bid their last respects to the departed soul. Read Full Story

Distraught Amma's supporters tonsure heads mourning her loss in Tamil Nadu
Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) [India], Dec. 6 : Scores of staunch supporters of former chief minister J. Jayalalithaa tonsured their heads to mourn the death of their beloved 'Amma'in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore district on Tuesday. Read Full Story

FICCI condoles the demise of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha
New Delhi,[India] Dec.6 : The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) on Tuesday said it was deeply saddened by the demise of Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa. Read Full Story

Bishop Cotton School remembers its 'brilliant student' Jayalalithaa
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Dec. 6 : As the nation mourned the demise of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa, her school, which played a significant role in laying her personality, was not to be left behind. Read Full Story

Jayalalithaa laid to rest
Chennai, Dec 6 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, who passed away here late on Monday night, was laid to rest at the Marina Beach here on Tuesday. Read Full Story

Chennai shuts down to pay homage to iconic Jayalalithaa
Chennai, Dec 6 : The otherwise throbbing Chennai shut down on Tuesday to pay its tribute to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa. And for once, no one was grudging any inconvenience. Read Full Story

Jayalalithaa's last journey begins
Chennai, Dec 6 : The last journey of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa started on Tuesday evening from the Rajaji Bhavan for the Marina Beach where her last rites will be held. Read Full Story

Pranab pays last respects to Jayalalithaa
Chennai, Dec 6 : President Pranab Mukherjee flew down to Chennai on Tuesday to pay his last respects to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, who died on Monday night. Read Full Story

Panneerselvam: From two-time stopgap CM to real CM (Profile)
Chennai, Dec 6 : O. Panneerselvam, Tamil Nadu's new Chief Minister, still owns a tea stall in his village that is run by his relatives. Read Full Story

PM Modi pays floral tribute to Jayalalithaa
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Dec. 6 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday paid floral tributes to late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, who died of a cardiac arrest last night. Read Full Story

Jayalalithaa's life a lesson for all: DMDK
New Delhi [India], Dec 6 : The Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) on Tuesday dubbed the demise of late Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa as an irreparable loss and said that the latter's life was a big lesson for all. Read Full Story

Jayalalithaa a pioneer in serving the people of Tamil Nadu, says Sumitra Mahajan
New Delhi [India], Dec. 6: Condoling the demise of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Tuesday said the former was a pioneer in serving the people of Tamil Nadu. Read Full Story

'Jayalalithaa's far-sightedness drew industry to Tamil Nadu'
Chennai, Dec 6 : The late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa's far-sightedness drew industry to the state, Mallika Srinivasan, Chairman and CEO of Tractors and Farm Equipment Ltd (TAFE), said on Tuesday. Read Full Story

India mourns Jayalalithaa, Modi pays tributes
Chennai, Dec 6 : India on Tuesday mourned the death of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi joining hundreds of thousands to pay their last respects to the iconic leader. Read Full Story

Jayalalithaa had towering presence in India: Sirisena
Colombo, Dec 6 : Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Tuesday said he was saddened by the death of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, who he said had a "towering presence in Indian politics". Read Full Story

Modi pays last respects to Jayalalithaa
Chennai, Dec 6 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday paid his last respects to the late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, who died here on Monday night after a 74-day battle for life. Read Full Story

'Bogan' made bond with Arvind Swami stronger: Prabhudheva
Chennai, Dec 6 : Actor-producer Prabhudheva says working with actor Arvind Swami in his upcoming Tamil production venture "Bogan" made their bond grew stronger. Read Full Story

"Tough lady" Jayalalithaa stood for TN on all occasions: Sadananda Gowda
New Delhi [India], Dec. 6 : Dubbing late chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa as one of the tallest leaders of the nation, Union Minister Sadananda Gowda on Tuesday said the former stood by Tamil Nadu on all occasions and added the state can never find a strong administrator like her. Read Full Story

Governor recalls how Jayalalithaa received him at airport
Mumbai, Dec 6 : Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao on Tuesday said he was "deeply shocked and grieved" over the death of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa. Read Full Story

Rajinikanth, Dhanush mourn Jayalalithaa
Chennai, Dec 6 : Tamil superstar Rajinikanth and popular actors Vijay and Dhanush paid their last respects to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa who died here on Monday night. Read Full Story

An actress who 'hated' the limelight, worked in over 140 films
Chennai, Dec 6 : Much before she won over people in her political avatar, J. Jayalalithaa was the uncrowned queen and a very popular pin-up star of Tamil cinema during 1960s and 1970s. For all her reluctance to be an actor, her journey as one of the leading luminaries of south Indian cinema is more dramatic than any film script. Read Full Story

Jayalalithaa's legacy: Industrial, social, crime rankings among India's best
Tamil Nadus 19th Chief Minister (she was also the 11th, 14th, 16th and 18th) J. Jayalalithaa, who died on December 5, 2016, was known for gifting her 72 million people a record set of freebies, but she also leaves behind a state that ranks among Indias top five in many social, crime and industrial indicators. Read Full Story

Normal life affected, but supplies of essentials unhindered in Tamil Nadu
Chennai, Dec 6 : Normal life was affected on Tuesday in Tamil Nadu following the death of former Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on Monday night. Read Full Story

People's CM Jayalalithaa, an enigma in life and in death
Chennai [India], Dec.6 (ANI): As in life, so in death, Jayalalithaa Jayaraman, Tamil Nadu's six-time chief minister, was an enigma at a personal as well as at a political level. Read Full Story

Revolutionary Jayalalithaa became 'Amma' because she lived for her people: Venkaiah Naidu
Chennai [India], Dec. 6 (ANI): As the nation mourns the demise of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, who passed away at 11:30 p.m. at Apollo Hospitals in Chennai on Monday evening, Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu asserted that she will go down in the history as a real revolutionary leader as she lived and breathed for the people of her state, adding that she will forever live in the hearts of her people. Read Full Story

Lakhs of people pay homage to Jayalalithaa
Chennai, Dec 6 : Lakhs of common people, political leaders and movie stars have been paying their last respects to former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK General Secretary J. Jayalalithaa on Tuesday who died on Monday night following a cardiac arrest. Read Full Story

PM will visit Chennai to pay respect to Jayalalithaa
New Delhi, Dec 6 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will leave for Chennai on Tuesday to pay his last respect to the late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, who died on Monday night after suffering a cardiac arrest. Read Full Story

People pay their last respects to Jayalalithaa at Rajaji Hall
Chennai, Dec 6 : A steady stream of people are paying their last respects to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK General Secretary J. Jayalalithaa who died here on Monday. Read Full Story

Tamil film industry mourns J. Jayalalithaa's death
Chennai, Dec 6 : The Tamil filmdom paid rich tributes to veteran movie star turned politician J. Jayalalithaa, who passed away here on Monday at the age of 68, with superstar Rajinikanth describing her as a brave daughter. Read Full Story

Karunanidhi condoles Jayalalithaa's death
Chennai, Dec 6 : DMK leader M. Karunanidhi on Tuesday condoled the death of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa who passed away in a hospital here. Read Full Story

After 74-day struggle, Jayalalithaa loses battle with life
Chennai, Dec 6 : Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, one of India's most charismatic political leaders, died here on Monday night after a bitter 74-day battle for life, ending an era in Tamil Nadu politics and plunging the state in deep grief. She was 68. Read Full Story

Jayalalithaa people's Chief Minister: TN Governor
Chennai, Dec 6 : Tamil Nadu Governor C.Vidyasagar Rao on Tuesday expressed his shock and grief at the death of Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa, calling her a charismatic leader. Read Full Story

All our prayers gone waste: AIADMK spokesperson
Chennai, Dec 6 : Prayers of millions of people in Tamil Nadu have gone to waste with the death of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, said an AIADMK spokesperson on Tuesday. Read Full Story

Tried best to save Jayalalithaa: Apollo
Chennai, Dec 6 : Apollo Hospitals said despite the best possible treatment given to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, she was unable to recover after a massive cardiac arrest. Read Full Story

Jayalalithaa: A shy actress who became Queen of Tamil Nadu (Obituary)
Chennai, Dec 6 : She was a shy girl when she first stepped into the movie world. Decades later, by when she was one of the most popular actors in Tamil, Jayalalithaa became a colossus in Tamil Nadu's politics, one who dreamt of playing a larger national role too. Read Full Story

After 74 days of struggle, Jayalalithaa is dead
Chennai, Dec 6 : Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, one of India's most charismatic political leaders, died here on Monday night after a bitter 74-day battle for life, ending an era in Tamil Nadu politics and plunging the state in immense grief. She was 68. Read Full Story

Panneerselvam sworn in as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister
Chennai, Dec 6 : Tamil Nadu Finance Minister O. Panneerselvam was on Tuesday sworn in as Chief Minister after the death of J.Jayalalithaa. Read Full Story

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