late chief minister J Jayalalithaa

Notices to 15 people in late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa death probe

late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa

However, the names, to whom the notices were issued, were not disclosed. The commission was scheduled to commence its probe on Monday from Jayalalithaa's Poes Garden residence. 

But, Justice Arumughaswamy, who is currently in Coimbatore, was expected to start his probe after receipt of reply to the notices. On October 27, he told reporters that people could reach him personally or send the information about Jayalalithaa’s death through post. 

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Tamil Nadu government sanctions Rs 10 crore for Tamil Chair at Harvard varsity

Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami

The move came following requests made to late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa by two US-based Tamils, he said.

V Janakiraman and Thirugnanasambandam, who had been making efforts for establishing the Tamil Chair at the varsity, had taken up the matter with Jayalalithaa and sought the government's help, he said.

Subsequently Jayalalithaa included it (to extend assistance to such an initiative) in the list of promises as part of AIADMK's election manifesto last year, he recalled.

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Cadre eager to see OPS ,EPS on same stage


According to the party cadre here, they have been waiting for this moment for the past six months. The appearance of both OPS and EPS for the first time together after the merger would give too many lessons to the common cadre, who have been patiently watching the entire episode being played out soon after the demise of the late chief minister J Jayalalithaa. 

It is said, once the prominent man in the party as well as the government, Panneerselvam had consented to share the dais with the once back runner- Edappadi K Palaniswami. 

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Edappadi K Palaniswami has no authority to remove Sasikala

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“Edappadi K Palaniswami and his colleagues are planning to adopt a resolution to such an effect, while they have no locus standi to do so. They have done it to Dinakaran and we would challenge it in the appropriate courts,” Vetrivel said.

Vetrivel, who was part of a small group of legislators that had a meeting with Dinakaran at the latter’s residence in Adyar, ridiculed the merger of OPS and EPS factions.

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Wait till Melur meet, TTV Dinakaran tells supporters

TTV Dinakaran

On Friday, as many as 12 MLAs met Dinakaran in Thanjavur during a family meeting. Later, speaking to reporters, he said that the Edappadi K Palaniswami government would be safe as long as it proceeded in the path shown by late chief minister J Jayalalithaa. “I wish the government of Jayalalithaa completes its five year term and the party comes back to power in the next elections,” he said and warned, “But, it will derail like a train if the government tries to jump off the track shown by her.”

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OPS welcomes move with caution


“Our decision will reflect expectations of the people and aspirations of the AIADMK supporters,” he told reporters. The OPS faction, however, remained firm on its stand of demanding a probe into the late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s death and expulsion of Sasikala and her family from AIADMK as a precondition for merger talks. 

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Palaniswami on full-scale war against Dinakaran, Sasikala


“Dinakaran announcing new office-bearers on his own on August 4 will not bind any AIADMK cadre to create unnecessary confusion in our party and such appointments are not valid under the party law. Cadre are requested to reject them,” a release said. 

It also said that Dinakaran could not hold any post in the party as he was not a continuous member for five years as required. “The Election Commission has refused to consider AIADMK’s letter in support of his elevation as his name was not included among office-bearers nominated by Jayalalithaa,” the release added. 

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Refrain from making baseless comments, Finance Minister D Jayakumar tells Actor Kamal Haasan

Kamal Haasan

The Finance Minister also asked the popular actor to make such comments after entering politics, adding that he did not have the “guts” to do so. 

Jayakumar ondered Kamal had not levelled such allegations when late chief minister J Jayalalithaa was a live and questioned why he was speaking out now. 

“Even if he speaks, there should be truth in it. There is not an iota of truth (in his allegations). It is just mudslinging on the government and therefore we are also responding,” he told reporters here. 

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‘BJP would not exercise control if late chief minister J Jayalalithaa or Karunanidhi ruled’

J Jayalalithaa  ,Karunanidhi

Addressing cadre while participating in a statewide agitation organized by Dravidar Kazhagam (DK), against the Centre for imposing NEET and demanding exemption for the state students from the same, Bharati, who represented DMK, asked, “If Kalaignar or Jayalalithaa were ruling the state, would the BJP ministers have come uninvited and attempted to exert their influence on the state government? 

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TN CM approves supply of rice to mosques during Ramzan

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palanisamy

A total of 4900 tonnes of rice will be supplied to over 3000 mosques and the government will incur an additional expenditure of Rs 12.60 crore due to the supply, it said.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palanisamy has given approval for supply of rice to mosques across the state to prepare gruel during the holy Ramzan month.

The scheme was started by the late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and has been well-received by the Muslim community, an official release said.

Subsequently, pleas were made from various quarters for supply of rice this year too, it added.

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