First Information Reports have been filed against Dravida Munnetra Kazagham President M Karunanidhi and his son and party treasurer M K Stalin in connection with a clash between their supporters and All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam workers in the wake of conviction of Chief Minister Jayalalithaa in the assets case. Three FIRs were filed at the Royapettah police station against the two and several others on Saturday night based on complaint by some AIADMK workers who alleged that a group ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Wednesday offered worship at the famous hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara in the wee hours near Tirupati. Rajapaksa was in the temple for about an hour, participating in the ‘Suprabhatam’ stanza recitation ritual conducted by a group of priests inside the ancient temple, temple sources said. Police had made tight security arrangements for the visit. A day after filing his nomination papers seeking third term for the presidential elections in ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago Sri Lanka releases 5 Indian fishermen on death row Rediff.com, 1 month ago
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday came under fire from the opposition and ally Paattali Makkal Katchi for her push to declare the Bhagwad Gita as a national scripture with their leaders saying it was inappropriate and that all religions should be treated equally by the government. The Bharatiya Janata Party, however, defended Swaraj asserting that there was nothing wrong in her comments. “There is nothing wrong in what Sushma Swaraj has said. What is wrong in having a ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
A file photo of former telecom minister A. Raja. Photo: AFP New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) plea seeking to summon some additional prosecution witnesses, including Enforcement Directorate (ED) deputy director Rajeshwar Singh ...Livemint.com, 1 month ago 2G case: Court to pass order on CBI's plea on Wednesday Livemint.com, 1 month ago
Protests rocked different parts of Tamil Nadu for the second day on Friday against the capital punishment awarded by a Sri Lankan court to five Indian fishermen for alleged drug trafficking. A fishermen’s association at Rameswaram announced that they would go on an ‘indefinite strike’ till the Indian government went for an appeal in a higher court against the death sentence awarded to the five fishermen. Protesting fishermen lifted blockades in Rameswaram following assurances ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
A powerful regional politician of southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu was yesterday granted interim bail by the Supreme Court, three weeks after she was jailed for corruption. Jairam Jayalalithaa, former chief minister of Tamil Nadu and chief All ...Bangladesh Daily Star, 2 months ago India court grants Jayalalithaa bail Bangladesh Daily Star, 2 months ago
'The current impasse might be an occasion for Jayalalithaa's legal team to mull over what could have gone wrong with their strategy -- and where they could and should proceed from here,' says N Sathiya Moorthy. At the end of the day, it is a political decision for imprisoned former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa to take, both at the personal and party levels. It would look as if the Delhi protest by her All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazagham MPs on Gandhi Jayanti and her party ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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