Arun Janardhanan

Articles By Arun Janardhanan

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In 3 days, cases double across India, 28% linked to Tablighi meet

Many states have seen a sharp spike in the last few days, fuelled by those who attended the meet and their contacts.

Modi-Xi Meet: PM, Chinese president sit down to iron out differences; delegation-level talks today

Modi-Xi informal summit: Delegation-level talks to follow; CBMs, trade likely to be focus.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Mamallapuram on Friday

Vellore Lok sabha polls cancelled after EC cites money power

Vellore was scheduled to go to polls with the rest of Tamil Nadu on April 18 and is the first Lok Sabha seat to have had its elections countermanded over abuse of money power.

Vellore Lok sabha polls cancelled after EC cites money power (Representational image)

Reservation is not a poverty alleviation programme, says DMK challenging 10% quota in court

Tamil Nadu’s main Opposition party DMK moved a petition in the Madras High Court, challenging the 10% quota for the general category poor.

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Madras High Court makes Vande Mataram must in schools, private and government offices

The Madras High Court on Tuesday ruled that Vande Mataram should be sung in all schools and colleges across the state “at least once a week”, and in government and private offices “at least once a month”.

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Pressure on Dinakaran to quit after Delhi Police FIR on bribery charges

THE DOOR appears to be closing on the political ambitions of T T V Dinakaran, AIADMK deputy general secretary and nephew of jailed party leader V K Sasikala, after Delhi Police registered an FIR against him for allegedly tryi

Tamil Nadu crisis: Edappadi Palaniswamy to prove majority in Assembly floor test on Saturday

Palaniswami claims support of 124 MLAs n One MLA crosses over to Panneerselvam camp

Tamil Nadu crisis: Supreme Court dashes Sasikala’s chief ministerial ambitions, sends AIADMK chief to jail; nominee stakes claim

With the restoration of the conviction order, Sasikala is barred under the Representation of the People Act from holding the CM post, besides getting disqualified to contest polls for six years from the date of her release fr

Tamil Nadu crisis: O Panneerselvam says ‘expect good things’, but it is Sasikala who stakes claim to form govt

AIADMK general secretary V K Sasikala met Tamil Nadu governor C Vidyasagar Rao on Thursday evening and staked claim to form the government after O Panneerselvam, the caretaker Chief Minister who has revolted against her, also

Jayalalithaa death: Amma laid to rest at Marina Beach next to MGR

Hundreds of thousands of grieving people descended on Chennai Tuesday to bid a final farewell to J Jayalalithaa, the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister who died Monday night aged 68.

Jayalalithaa death: Sasikala turns into power centre even as Panneerselvam becomes CM

J Jayalalithaa’s trusted aide and finance minister O Panneerselvam was sworn in as the chief minister of Tamil Nadu late on Monday night. Her close friend Sasikala Natarajan is likely to take control of the AIADMK.

CM Jayalalithaa day 1: Phased ban on liquor, loan waiver

She signed five orders soon after the swearing-in, including crop loan waiver for farmers and beginning of a phased prohibition by reducing timing of the state-owned liquor outlets and closing 500 such shops.

Banking on Stalin, DMK too claims win, emerges as strong Opposition

With nearly 90 seats in the state assembly, and nearing 100 if ally Congress’s eight are taken into account — actually gave DMK a morale boost after facing a series of electoral setbacks since the 2011 assembly polls.

Tamil Nadu Assembly elections: CM Jayalalithaa asks voters to step out, Thanjavur polls deferred after seizure of cash

The DMK, on the other hand, is hoping to make a comeback, counting on anti-incumbency and the promise of prohibition.


Tamil Nadu elections: Two confident leaders and a Rs 570-crore cash confusion

Karunanidhi, in turn, wrote, “Jayalalithaa is an embodiment of ego and arrogance”, and that her statements with phrases such as “my government” and “I announce” will not be forgotten by the people.


Tamil Nadu, Kerala: What makes oldest candidates in fray most sought-after by their parties?

V S Achuthanandan, 92. M Karunanidhi, 91. What makes the oldest candidates in fray in Kerala and Tamil Nadu the most sought-after by their parties? Shaju Philip & Arun Janardhanan find out.

A Raja and Dayanidhi Maran by his side, Karunanidhi matches Jayalalithaa crowd for crowd in Trichy

Karunanidhi rested for the next two hours before leaving for the Trichy grounds for a rally. Outside, thousands thronged the venue, where Jayalalithaa too had addressed a rally a week earlier.

A Raja and Dayanidhi Maran by his side, Karunanidhi matches Jayalalithaa crowd for crowd in Trichy
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