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Jaya sacks 59 party functionaries


Continuing to crack the whip on former Speaker D. Jayakumar’s camp, AIADMK high command on Thursday divested about 59 party functionaries from various posts in the party.

Most of the functionaries ar

Dhanapal set to be Speaker

Deputy Speaker P. Dhanapal is all set to get elected as Speaker and fill the vacancy caused by the recent resignation of D. Jayakumar. Governor K. Rosaiah has summoned the House to meet on October 10,

Ministers nervous after Speaker resigns

The inglorious exit of senior party colleague D. Jayakumar from the Speaker’s chair has rattled many ministers in the AIADMK government even as the secretariat corridors are agog with reports that som

Jayakumar puts in papers as Speaker


In a sudden shock, Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker D. Jayakumar resigned on Saturday amid reports that his recent birthday bash irked many in AIADMK, including party supremo J. Jayalalithaa. He gave his l

AIADMK councillor hacked to death

The Kattankulathur Panchayat Union councillor, Kumaravel, of the AIADMK, was hacked to death allegedly by a 10-member gang while he was going home after visiting a temple in Singaperumalkovil 20 km so

DMK wants training programme for Lankan personnel scrapped

Key UPA ally DMK on Tuesday demanded that the Centre should immediately scrap the training programme for Sri Lankan Army personnel in the country, arguing that such exercises create doubts in the mind

Jipmer’s anti-poor move irks AIADMK

The AIADMK has announced to stage a demonstration in front of the Jipmer (Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research) Hospital in Puducherry on September 4 protesting agains

Three parties keep distance from all fronts

Atleast three political parties — Bahujan Samaj Party, Biju Janata Dal and the AIADMK — which have together 44 members in the Lok Sabha, have been distancing themselves from the three Fronts — UPA, ND

‘Insensitive’ Centre angers TN parties


Leaders across the political spectrum in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday expressed disdain at the ‘insensitive’ stand taken by Delhi that the Sri Lankan military personnel would continue receiving training in I

Jaya files defamation case against Karunanidhi


Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Friday moved a sessions court against DMK chief M. Karunanidhi and his party organ 'Murasoli' for alleged defamatory remarks against her published in the news

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