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    ...PTI Photo by R Senthil Kumar (PTI1_18_2017_000258A) With the meeting of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday failing to force the Centre to come out with a presidential ordinance to lift the ban on Jallikattu, the 2,000-year-old bull taming sport, what is going to be the fate of massive Jallikattu uprising spreading across the state? While a section believes that the protests will die down in a few days, the two lakh-odd protestors gathered in nearly 100 major locations including Chennai Marina Beach, Alaganallur in Madurai and Coimbatore, have decided to continue their struggle until they get permission to hold Jallikattu events, which has a greater significance in the cultural and traditional beliefs of Tamil peasants. ...

    Indian Express on Jan. 19, 2017, 2:39 p.m.

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    ...PTI Photo For Tamil Nadu, 2017 will be all about the beginning of a new chapter in Dravidian politics. The two stalwarts who ruled the state in the last three decades – the late J Jayalalithaa and an an ailing M Karunanidhi (92), who is almost retired from active politics, will make way for Jayalalithaa’s successor V K Sasikala and Karunanidhi’s son M K Stalin. The latter two will have to try to fill the enormous political vacuum left behind by veterans. The only notable political event in the coming year will be the upcoming local body and cooperative bank elections and the by-poll to R K Nagar assembly constituency following Jayalalithaa’s death. While the by-poll is expected before June 2017, the local body elections and the cooperative bank polls in the next few months are a crucial political process with nearly one lakh posts to be filled. ...

    Indian Express on Dec. 30, 2016, 8:22 p.m.

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    ...Daughter of S Venkitaramanan, who was Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor from 1990 to 1992, Vaidyanathan is a native of Nagercoil in southern Tamil Nadu, where her father was born to a Tamil Iyer family. Girija, who served as the principal secretary of the Health and Family Welfare Department in the Government of Tamil Nadu, had held numerous positions overseeing departments in health, education, agriculture, transportation and state planning over the years. Senior colleagues recall her role in pioneering Tamil Nadu’s major public health projects. ...

    Indian Express on Dec. 22, 2016, 3:32 p.m.

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    ...Daughter of S Venkitaramanan, who was Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor from 1990 to 1992, Vaidyanathan is a native of Nagercoil in southern Tamil Nadu, where her father was born to a Tamil Iyer family. Girija, who served as the principal secretary of the Health and Family Welfare Department in the Government of Tamil Nadu, had held numerous positions overseeing departments in health, education, agriculture, transportation and state planning over the years. Senior colleagues recall her role in pioneering Tamil Nadu’s major public health projects. ...

    Indian Express on Dec. 22, 2016, 3:32 p.m.

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    ... Those who are curious and concerned at Sasikala’s next move should not forget that she lived with Jayalalithaa for about three decades from 1987, and knew her personally from 1984. Even after her husband M Natarajan, a former government PRO and a sympathiser of Dravidian politics, was thrown out of ‘Vedanilayalm’ in Poes Garden in 1990, Sasikala did not join her husband but lived with Jayalalithaa until her death. Except for a period of four months when she fell out of favour with Jayalalithaa, Sasikala had lived the life of a true companion in Jayalalithaa’s life. According to people close to Vedanilayam, Sasikala was an essential part of Jayalalithaa’s life. She did everything from folding bedsheets to taking care of her health to running and controlling party organs including Jaya TV. Possibly the only thing that Sasikala did not do was to exhibit her political talents before public. ...

    Indian Express on Dec. 19, 2016, 5:36 p.m.

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    ... Those who are curious and concerned at Sasikala’s next move should not forget that she lived with Jayalalithaa for about three decades from 1987, and knew her personally from 1984. Even after her husband M Natarajan, a former government PRO and a sympathiser of Dravidian politics, was thrown out of ‘Vedanilayalm’ in Poes Garden in 1990, Sasikala did not join her husband but lived with Jayalalithaa until her death. Except for a period of four months when she fell out of favour with Jayalalithaa, Sasikala had lived the life of a true companion in Jayalalithaa’s life. According to people close to Vedanilayam, Sasikala was an essential part of Jayalalithaa’s life. She did everything from folding bedsheets to taking care of her health to running and controlling party organs including Jaya TV. Possibly the only thing that Sasikala did not do was to exhibit her political talents before public. ...

    Indian Express on Dec. 19, 2016, 5:36 p.m.

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    ... In yet another positive gesture from the DMK, DMK Chief M Karunanidhi’s wife Rajathi Ammal visited Apollo Hospital on Thursday night to inquire after Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s health. Ammal met Sasikala Natarajan, Jayalalithaa’s close aide, at the hospital around 7.30 pm on Thursday, confirmed sources close to the AIADMK and the DMK. While the office of Karunanidhi refused to confirm the news, party sources said Ammal had been waiting for the green signal to meet Sasikala. “She suggested the idea when Karunanidhi issued the first statement wishing Jayalalithaa a speedy recovery. Later, when Stalin had visited the hospital on Saturday, Ammal made a second attempt. She insisted that she should go and inquire about Jayalalithaa’s health, as a woman from Karunanidhi’s family,” said a party source. He added that Ammal had spent a few minutes with Sasikala at the hospital. Sasikala and Ammal are no strangers. ...

    Indian Express on Oct. 14, 2016, 6:47 p.m.

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    ... On Tuesday, about 20 days after Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa was hospitalised in Apollo Hospitals in Chennai, the government has allocated all the portfolios of the CM to O Panneerselvam, state finance minister. Popularly known as OPS, he held the post of CM two times earlier, in absence of Jayalalithaa. Considered to be one of the trusted aides of Jayalalithaa, he was among the leaders who fell out of favour with her before the recent assembly elections. Still, he did not suffer much damage unlike other senior leaders who were all either thrown out of party posts or forced to contest in tough seats in the elections to get defeated as Jayalalithaa wanted. WATCH VIDEO | After Sasikala, what makes OPS a second-in-command in the party? What were those qualities that helped him to gain confidence of ‘Amma’? ...

    Indian Express on Oct. 12, 2016, 4:42 p.m.