Chennai [India], Nov. 6 : With India and Sri Lanka having agreed to set up a hotline between their coast guards to resolve the prolonged fishermen-related crisis, Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK party gave credit for the breakthrough to ailing Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa.
AIADMK leader C. R. Saraswathi told ANI, "Our chief minister has taken a lot of initiatives for the problems faced by Tamil fishermen, as the issue has been prolonged for a long time now. Yesterday, there was a meeting in Delhi, where a very good decision was taken as both countries came to an agreement that if a fisherman crosses the border also, they won't take severe action from both sides."
Chennai [India], Oct. 22 : Tamil Nadu Governor Vidyasagar Rao visited ailing Chief Minister Jayalalitha at the Apollo Hospitals here on Saturday, where he was briefed about the treatment given to her and was informed that she was interacting now and responding to treatment remarkably.
Apollo Hospitals Chairman Dr. Reddy said that Jayalalithaa is being treated by a team of experts consisting of doctors from Critical Care Group, Senior Cardiologist, Senior Respiratory Physician, Senior Consultant, Infectious Diseases, Endocrinologist, Diabetologist and dieticians.
He further informed that the Chief Minister continues to be under treatment and observation for all vital parameters, respiratory support and passive physiotherapy.
Bangalore, Oct 18 : Former Tamil Nadu chief minister and AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa was released from the Bangalore Central Jail on Saturday a day after the Supreme Court granted her interim bail on medical grounds in the disproportionate assets case.
Meanwhile, the AIADMK supporters erupted in joy as soon as the AIADMK chief walked out of the Bangalore Central Jail amid tight security arrangements. She was received by top AIADMK leaders including Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam.
Chennai, Sept 28 - Business establishments and offices remain closed in Chennai on Sunday after Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa was sentenced to serve four years in jail and asked to pay a fine of Rs. 100 crores in connection with a disproportionate assets case by a Bangalore Special Court on Saturday.
The AIADMK party cadres protested in front of the party headquarter in Chennai raising slogans in favour of their party supremo.
Colombo, Aug 1 : The Sri Lankan Defence Ministry on Friday tendered an unqualified apology to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa over a negative article that appeared on its web site.
The article criticised Jayalalithaa for writing frequently to Prime Minister Modi on issues related to Sri Lanka and the fishermen's issue.
New Delhi, June 3 : Tamil Nadu chief minister and AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday said that there was no plan of her party joining the BJP -led NDA government at the Centre as they were already having enough numbers on their own.
Commenting on a question as to whether she would consider joining the NDA, Jayalalithaa said, "There are no such proposals or talks. The NDA has got an independent majority, for that matter the BJP has its own, they do not need outside support."
Chennai, May 15 : Astrologers in Tamil Nadu put BJP's Narendra Modi at the top of the list of candidates for India's next prime minister, while Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa too is a contender.
On Friday, 39 members of the Lok Sabha will get elected from Tamil Nadu, while the remaining 806 candidates who had contested in the state will face disappointment.
Of the 55 million voters in the state, around 73 percent exercised their democratic right. Fifty five women and one transgender were among the contestants.
Erode (Tamil Nadu), March 13 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Thursday said the "anti-farmer" Congress party should be voted out of power and added that her government's policy is to see that the farmers are not affected by any project.
Addressing an election rally here, around 400 km from Chennai, the AIADMK general secretary, citing GAIL India Ltd's pipeline project, said: "The company has temporarily stopped the project now. The Supreme Court ordered maintenance of status quo on the project upon the state government's petition."
Chennai, March 8 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has urged the Indian government to use diplomatic channels to secure the release by March 13 of the 177 Indian fishermen jailed in Sri Lanka.
In a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh released to the media Saturday, Jayalalithaa said the release must take place before leaders of the fishing communities from both countries meet March 13.
"I strongly urge you to ensure that the matter is immediately taken up at the highest diplomatic level for the immediate release of the 177 Tamil Nadu fishermen and their 44 boats," she said.
Chennai, March 4 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Tuesday said the forthcoming general election will give Indians their second independence.
"It is not an ordinary election that would result in change of government. It is one that would give Indians freedom from corrupt rule, threat from neighbouring nations and other ills," Jayalalithaa said.
Addressing a huge public rally at the A. M. Jain College ground in support of her party's candidate from the Sriperumbudur constituency K. N. Ramachandran, she launched a blistering attack on the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government at the centre.
Chennai, Nov 26 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa termed it as a "strange coincidence" that the central power generating stations and the NTPC-TANGEDCO power joint venture are performing dismally, resulting in a power shortfall of around 2,500 MW in Tamil Nadu.
Jayalalithaa urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to direct the ministry of power and the ministry of coal to take immediate steps "to ensure that these power plants under the control of central agencies maximise their generation and restore the supply of power to Tamil Nadu".
Chennai, Oct 30 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Wednesday alleged that the central government has damaged its fiscal credibility by reducing the amount allocated in the union budget.
She added that the common man is burdened with price rise due to the central government's wrong economic policy.
Jayalalithaa was replying to Panruti P. Ramachandran, deputy leader of the opposition in the assembly, who spoke on the funds to be received from the centre and the price rise.
She said: "The central government should have some credibility."
New Delhi, Sep 30 - In a relief to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, the Supreme Court Monday quashed the withdrawal of Special Public Prosecutor Bhavani Singh in a disproportionate assets case against her.
The apex court also asked the state high court to consider giving, in consultation with the state government, an extension to the presiding judge in the case who is retiring Monday upon his superannuation.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Sunday announced that all auto-rickshaws in the state's capital Chennai would be equipped with new meters having global positioning system (GPS) and an e-digital printer.
Jayalalithaa also announced that all the auto-rickshaws in the capital would be fitted with the meters by the government, free of cost.
Chennai, Aug 10 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Saturday asked DMK chief M. Karunanidhi whether his party would vote against an unchanged Food Security Bill if moved in parliament.
In a statement issued here, Jayalalithaa challenged Karunanidhi to answer her question before the bill was taken up for discussion in parliament.
She wanted to know whether the DMK would move amendments to the bill.
Chennai, June 28 : Two senior leaders of the DMK and PMK Friday joined Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK.
In a two different statements issued here, the AIADMK said the DMK's Paritihi Ilamvazuthi and the PMK's E. Ponnusamy, a former union minister, met AIADMK chief J. Jayalalithaa at her residence and joined the party.
Ilamvazuthi was a minister in the previous DMK government and was allegedly sidelined in the party following the differences with party treasurer M. K. Stalin. (IANS)
Chennai, June 17 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Monday charged the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) of maintaining an "apathetic silence" on the issue of Indian fishermen being attacked by the Sri Lankan navy.
She also urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to take up the matter with the Sri Lankan government to release all the 57 Indian fishermen in the island nation's custody and five fishermen jailed there.
Chennai, June 10 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Monday renominated Rajya Sabha member V. Maitreyan for another term while announcing her party's five candidates for the June 27 upper house polls.
In a statement issued here, she announced the AIADMK's candidates for the elections: Maitreyan, K. R. Arjunan, T. Rathinavel, R. Lakshmanan and S. Saravanaperumal.
Interestingly there are two doctors in the AIADMK's list - Maitreyan and Lakshman.
New Delhi, June 5 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jaylalithaa Wednesday said modern India has a perceptible telescoping tension and intolerance, threatening society and making it more confrontationist.
"These have thrown up major challenges to the police force in maintaining law and order, compromising the internal security environment of the state," she said in her speech read out by K. P. Munusamy, the state's minister for municipal administration, rural development, law, courts and prisons, at the Chief Ministers Conference on internal security here.