The Supreme Court today dismissed pleas, including that of Rajya Sabha MP and expelled AIADMK leader Sasikala Pushpa, seeking a CBI probe or a judicial investigation by an apex court judge into the death of J Jayalalithaa. A Bench of Justices P.C. Ghose and Rohinton F. Nariman said, “What are we supposed to do here? You have filed a petition… Continue reading "SC dismisses plea for CBI probe into Jaya’s death"
An RTI query on a report sent by Governor Ch. Vidyasagar Rao to Home Minister Rajnath Singh has thrown light on the sequence of events that followed former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa’s cardiac arrest on December 4, 2016. A report sent by the Governor to Home Minister Rajnath Singh on 7 December has been made public by the Ministry of Home… Continue reading "Governor’s report on Jaya’s death revealed"
Iniyan Sampath, younger brother of senior Congress leader EVKS Elangovan and son of Dravidian movement stalwart EVK Sampath, has floated a new party called Amma DMK. Iniyan joined the AIADMK on June 28. Asked what propelled him to quit the AIADMK, Sampath was reported as saying that, “There are many doubts being raised on the demise of Jayalalithaa.” Many grassroots… Continue reading "Iniyan Sampath launches new party named after Jaya"
Te ruling AIADMK said today that ‘unable to bear’ the demise of former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, 597 people have died so far in Tamil Nadu. The party released the latest list of 127 such deceased persons today, taking the total number to 597, and announced Rs three lakh each as solatium to their family. Till December 11, the party… Continue reading "597 died of gried after Jaya’s death: AIADMK"
AIADMK has claimed a total of 77 persons died of grief and shock over the illness and subsequent death of its party supremo and chief minister J Jayalalithaa, and announced a sum of Rs 3 lakh each to their families as relief. It also announced Rs 50,000 for a party functionary who allegedly attempted self-immolation and a similar amount to… Continue reading "77 persons died of shock; AIADMK announces Rs 3 lakh each"
Former Tamil Nadu Governor P S Ramamohana Rao has come out with an emotional condolence message over the death of late chief minister J Jayalalithaa. He said: “My wife and I convey our profound grief and heartfelt condolences to the Government and people of Tamilnadu as also the dear and near ones of Selvi Jayalalithaa on her untimely demise. She… Continue reading "Jaya could have been PM: Former TN governor"
Renowned agricultural scientist M S Swaminathan has deeply condoled the death of late chief minister and AIADMK general secretary J Jayalalithaa. He said, “the passing away of the dynamic Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Dr J Jayalalithaa leaves a void which is difficult to fill. She had a clear vision of Tamil Nadu being a State where everyone will enjoy… Continue reading "Jaya was the architect of modern TN: M S Swaminathan"
For one who was only a regional politician, albeit with national ambitions, the country’s who’s who in politics paid tributes to late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. In death, the AIADMK leader earned a pan-India respectability. Meanwhile today, people across Tamil Nadu will carry out silent processions to pay tributes to her. Jayalalithaa was laid to rest at the… Continue reading "Jaya laid to rest, but tributes continue to pour in"
Lakhs of common people, political leaders and movie stars paid their last respects to former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK General Secretary J. Jayalalithaa today who died on Monday night following a cardiac arrest. Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here today to pay his last respects to Jayalalithaa who passed away last night. Clad in a white kurta and… Continue reading "Lakhs throng to pay last respects to Jaya"