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Kodanad heist and murder case: Ex-Jayalalithaa aide Sasikala questioned by police for four hours
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Kodanad heist and murder case: Ex-Jayalalithaa aide Sasikala questioned by police for four hours

The guard of former Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa's Nilgiris estate was murdered in 2017. Sasikala has called for strict action against the culprits

Tamil Nadu court rejects VK Sasikala's plea against expulsion
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Tamil Nadu court rejects VK Sasikala's plea against expulsion

Sasikala had moved the city civil court earlier contending that the AIADMK general council held in 2017, which expelled her as general secretary, was not valid

Interview | BJP real alternative to DMK in Tamil Nadu; there is not Dravidian ideology, says K Annamalai
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Interview | BJP real alternative to DMK in Tamil Nadu; there is not Dravidian ideology, says K Annamalai

Annamalai spoke exclusively to News18 on a wide range of issues, including the BJP’s plans to grow in Tamil Nadu, its ‘anti-Tamil’ image, what he thinks about the ruling DMK, his party’s relationship with the AIADMK, as well as issues like ‘Dravidianism’ and ‘conversion’

OPS backs testimony giving clean chit to VK Sasikala, hails her as 'Chinnamma'
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OPS backs testimony giving clean chit to VK Sasikala, hails her as 'Chinnamma'

While Jayalalithaa is addressed as 'Amma' (mother), Sasikala is called 'Chinnamma,' which roughly translates to younger mother

Day ahead of AIADMK’s 50th anniversary, a teary-eyed Sasikala visits Jaya mausoleum
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Day ahead of AIADMK’s 50th anniversary, a teary-eyed Sasikala visits Jaya mausoleum

This was her first visit to the memorial since she was released from a Bengaluru prison after serving time in the 2017 disproportionate assets case

Explainer: Why Sasikala is facing opposition in attempting a return to AIADMK
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Explainer: Why Sasikala is facing opposition in attempting a return to AIADMK

Post-poll, apart from sitting in opposition after a decade of rule, the AIADMK is beset with the issue of alleged leaked audiotapes purportedly of Sasikala, where she has hinting at her return to politics

VK Sasikala quits politics ahead of Tamil Nadu Assembly polls, says she will pray for Jayalalithaa’s ‘gold rule’
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VK Sasikala quits politics ahead of Tamil Nadu Assembly polls, says she will pray for Jayalalithaa’s ‘gold rule’

The expelled AIADMK leader appealed to Jayalalithaa's true supporters to work unitedly and prevent 'common enemy' DMK from coming to power

VK Sasikala reaches Chennai after 23-hour road trip from Bengaluru, accorded grand welcome
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VK Sasikala reaches Chennai after 23-hour road trip from Bengaluru, accorded grand welcome

Before reaching home, she visited the residence of AIADMK founder and late Chief Minister MG Ramachandran at Ramapuram and paid floral tributes to his portrait

Expelled AIADMK leader VK Sasikala discharged from Bengaluru hospital after recovering from COVID-19
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Expelled AIADMK leader VK Sasikala discharged from Bengaluru hospital after recovering from COVID-19

Prison authorities in Bengaluru had formally released Sasikala on 27 January after she completed a four-year jail term in a Rs 66 crore disproportionate assets case.

VK Sasikala tests positive for COVID-19, develops severe acute respiratory illness; hospital says health stable
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VK Sasikala tests positive for COVID-19, develops severe acute respiratory illness; hospital says health stable

The former AIADMK leader's previous Rapid Antigen and RT-PCR test reports had turned negative. However, on suspicion, fresh tests were conducted, which confirmed the diagnosis

Sasikala requests Bengaluru prison officials not to reveal details of release to third parties, cites 'political vendetta'
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Sasikala requests Bengaluru prison officials not to reveal details of release to third parties, cites 'political vendetta'

In a letter dated 19 September, Sasikala said the third parties file those applications for gaining publicity and that the motive of the applicants is to 'complicate her lawful release'

Double incumbency, Dhinakaran and DMK: Tamil Nadu LS polls a mess that couldn't be worse for BJP, AIADMK
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Double incumbency, Dhinakaran and DMK: Tamil Nadu LS polls a mess that couldn't be worse for BJP, AIADMK

By relying on caste permutations, the BJP-AIADMK is not only underestimating the double anti-incumbency it faces in Tamil Nadu, but also that TTV Dhinakaran is a Thevar and will split the traditional AIADMK votes

Delhi HC dismisses TTV Dinakaran’s plea challenging allotment of AIADMK name, two leaves symbol to Palaniswami-led faction
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Delhi HC dismisses TTV Dinakaran’s plea challenging allotment of AIADMK name, two leaves symbol to Palaniswami-led faction

Delhi HC dismissed the pleas of TTV Dinakaran, Sasikala challenging EC’s order granting the AIADMK name and two leaves symbol to the Palaniswami-led faction

Only two women of menstural age entered Sabarimala temple since 28 Sep SC verdict, Kerala minister tells Assembly
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Only two women of menstural age entered Sabarimala temple since 28 Sep SC verdict, Kerala minister tells Assembly

The Kerala government said only two women of menstrual age had visited the Sabarimala temple after a Supreme Court judgement removed the bar on their entry

Kerala hartal: 46-yr-old Lankan woman reaches Sabarimala but not allowed entry despite claiming she 'isn't menstruating'
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Kerala hartal: 46-yr-old Lankan woman reaches Sabarimala but not allowed entry despite claiming she 'isn't menstruating'

A 46-year-old Sri Lankan woman, who had reportedly offered prayers at the Sabarimala temple on Thursday, claimed on Friday that she had climbed the holy steps, but was not allowed to go any further.

VK Sasikala disproportionate assets case: I-T officials question former AIADMK leader at Bengaluru prison
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VK Sasikala disproportionate assets case: I-T officials question former AIADMK leader at Bengaluru prison

Income Tax officials Thursday questioned former AIADMK leader VK Sasikala at Parappana Agrahara Central Jail in Bengaluru, in connection with a disproportionate assets case

I-T department to quiz VK Sasikala in DA case; AIADMK leader currently lodged in Bengaluru's Parappana Agrahara jail
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I-T department to quiz VK Sasikala in DA case; AIADMK leader currently lodged in Bengaluru's Parappana Agrahara jail

The latest development comes a few days after a special Enforcement Directorate (ED) court issued a warrant to produce Sasikala before it in a Foreign Exchange Regulation Act (FERA) violation case.

'If press gagged for publishing news, India will become Nazi State': Madras HC quashes AIADMK's defamation case
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'If press gagged for publishing news, India will become Nazi State': Madras HC quashes AIADMK's defamation case

Noting India's vibrant democracy the Madras High Court judge observed if media is stifled then India will become a Nazi State and the hard labour of our freedom-fighters and makers of our Constitution will go down the drain.

AIADMK MLAs' disqualification LATEST updates: MK Stalin says 'democracy must be safeguarded', expects by-elections soon
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AIADMK MLAs' disqualification LATEST updates: MK Stalin says 'democracy must be safeguarded', expects by-elections soon

Madras HC verdict on AIADMK MLAs LIVE updates: The Madras High Court on Thursday upheld the Speaker's decision to disqualify the 18 rebel AIADMK MLAs.

Gutkha scam: CBI raids on minister C Vijaya Baskar, DGP TK Rajendran reveal how graft has gripped Tamil Nadu
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Gutkha scam: CBI raids on minister C Vijaya Baskar, DGP TK Rajendran reveal how graft has gripped Tamil Nadu

The gutkha scam was unearthed in 2016 when I-T teams raided the premises of a pan masala and gutkha manufacturer in Tamil Nadu who had been facing charges of tax evasion to the tune of Rs 250 crore.