Judgement reserved in Dhinakaran symbol case

New Delhi: T T V Dhinakaran, leader of the AIADMK (Amma) faction, has told the Delhi High Court that he needed a temporary name and symbol for his group to interact with the electorate in the eventuality of elections to local bodies or any other polls held before his claim to the party’s symbol is decided. The contention on behalf of Dhinakaran was made before Justice Rekha Palli who reserved

SC agrees to hear 'wink' actress' plea tomorrow

New Delhi: The Supreme Court will hear tomorrow the plea of actress Priya Prakash Varrier, who recently became an Internet sensation for her wink in a Malayalam movie song, seeking stay of criminal proceedings against her over the viral video. The top court agreed to hear the matter tomorrow after the actress’ lawyer Haris Beeran sought an urgent hearing of the plea. The 18-year-old actress had yesterday moved the apex

AIADMK aide moves HC opposing woman's claim

Chennai: A loyalist of sidelined AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran has sought to implead himself and oppose the claim of a Bengaluru-based woman in the Madras High Court that she is the biological daughter of late chief minister Jayalalithaa. VA Pugazhendhi, a leader of the AIADMK’s Karnataka unit, claimed in an application that the woman had about 10 years ago approached him to facilitate a meeting with Jayalalithaa, saying she was

TN court sentences techie to death for rape

Chennai: A 23-year-old techie was today sentenced to death, the maximum punishment under law, by a court for the rape and murder of a seven-year old girl last year. The Mahila Court in nearby Chengalpet also sentenced Dashwanth, an engineering graduate, to 46 years of rigorous imprisonment on different counts. He had burnt the body of the girl, his neighbour, after he raped her on February 6, 2017, which drew

Why delay Justice Joseph elevation: Kerala advocates

Kochi: Kerala High Court Advocates Association moved a unanimous resolution expressing ‘deep concern’ and ‘anxiety’ over delay in implementing the Supreme Court collegium’s recommendation over the elevation of Justice K M Joseph, Chief Justice of Uttarakhand, to the apex court. In a resolution, the association also appealed to the Union government to forward the name of Justice Joseph to the President as the delay would send ‘wrong signals’. The collegium

PM's merger idea is goodwill gesture to 'Amma': OPS

Madurai (TN): Top ruling AIADMK leader O Panneerselvam clarified his remarks that Narendra Modi nudged for merger of erstwhile party factions, saying the Prime Minister suggested it out of goodwill for late Jayalalithaa and only after his advice was sought. The clarification by Panneerselvam, the Tamilnadu Deputy Chief Minister, came after opposition DMK latched on to his remarks made in his home town Theni last week and said it only