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I-T dept seizes Rs 106 crore, 127 kg gold in Chennai

A contractor working with the state government has claimed the entire money and the gold as his own.

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Petty shops near schools in Tamil Nadu to be a thing of the past

This move is a step ahead of the decision by the Centre restricting sale of junk food on the school premises by management-run canteens.

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Jaya never missed opportunities to score points in House

The demise of Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa would take the sheen off the floor of the Assembly where she had been a roaring lion pouncing on the Opposition Benches with prompt replies, retorts, questi

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AIADMK cadre perform a pooja in front of portrait of J Jayalalithaa in Mylapore
General council meet soon

The general council meeting of the AIADMK is likely to be convened soon to elect the party’s next general secretary following the demise of J Jayalalithaa, who had held the post. Sources said the meet

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K Jayaraman at the Koyambedu market in Chennai | P Jawahar
Facing a big change over small change

When K Jayaraman’s customers, mostly small-time vendors, visit his wholesale shop in the Koyambedu market at 3 am, they would have already exchanged all the tens and twenties they had made the previou

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Rs 100 crore, 100 kg gold seized in Chennai; top politician under scanner

The Income Tax department conducted searches and recovered cash worth Rs 100 crore and 100 kg of gold bars from three different localities.

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Cho Ramaswamy
A Rs 5 wager with friends  gave birth to Thuglak

Thuglak, perhaps the first political satire magazine in Tamil, has an interesting story behind its birth.

08 Dec 2016

Cho Ramaswamy (Express photo)
Lots of fans for his brand of satire

Despite his ill health, Cho continued to contribute to Thuglak. His last public appearance was at the 46th-anniversary celebrations of Thuglak on January 14.

08 Dec 2016

Tughlak editor Cho S Ramaswamy
Cho, Jayalalithaa's lifelong friend follows her in death

It is said that Cho, admitted in a ward next to Jayalalithaa in the Apollo, passed away without knowing that his friend had left before him.

08 Dec 2016

‘Her demise has left a big void in our lives’

State Health Minister Vijaya Baskar, Health Secretary J Radhakrishnan, Chairman of Apollo Hospitals Prathap C Reddy, his daughters Suneeta and Preetha Reddy, Chief Pulmunologist Dr Babu Abraham, a tea

08 Dec 2016

Amma canteen. PTI
With no Jaya, people worried about Amma canteens’ future

She initiated many welfare plans, but the one that had the biggest and immediate impact seems to be the Amma canteens that offer hot, fresh cooked food that is sold at a discount for the benefit of th

08 Dec 2016

People throng Veda Nilayam for glimpse of ‘home’

With calls to make former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s residence a memorial gaining momentum, AIADMK cadre continued to throng to have a glimpse of Veda Nilayam in Poes Garden.

08 Dec 2016

Sharp, witty and had guts

efore we came together for stage plays, we were classmates in the Law College. I knew him from the early 1960s. Pattu of UAA actually inspired Cho to…

08 Dec 2016

A file photo of Cho Ramaswamy (extreme left) and Y Gee Mahendra attending an event with AIADMK chief M G Ramachandran
Cho, the Bernard Shaw of Tamil Nadu: Dramatist 

Cho’s jokes were never hurtful; though he had strong points to convey, he sugar-coated them and presented in a way that was palatable, says theatre artist Y Gee Mahendra.

08 Dec 2016

Mortal remains of Cho being taken to Besant Nagar beach on Wednesday
Down-to-earth satirist

No one could escape his scathing pen, but then it was all done in good faith. Cho Ramaswamy was uncompromising in his criticism of DMK government led by M Karunanidhi, but never hesitated to praise hi

08 Dec 2016

The Apollo Hospital Staff nurses L Sheela and Renuka, who impressed Jaya. | Express Photo Service
'One morsel for Sheela, one for Saamu', Jayalalithaa played ball with her caring nurses

“People call her an iron lady. But what we saw in those 75 days was her soft, caring side,” says CV Sheela, one of the 16 nurses who cared for the late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa at Apollo Hospital

08 Dec 2016

The late Cho Ramaswamy (File photo | EPS)
When Ramnathji described him as an intellectual goonda

Srinivasa Iyer ‘Cho’ Ramaswamy, the straight-talking political and social satirist and a practitioner of bold journalism, passed away on Wednesday.

08 Dec 2016

Cadres continue to throng Poes Garden

In stark contrast, the AIADMK headquarters in Royapettah wore a deserted look. Similar was the scene at at Pannerselvam's residence in Greenways Road.

07 Dec 2016

Don’t get discouraged by failure

It is said that animals have a very powerful sixth sense.

07 Dec 2016

Vaikuntha Perumal temple
Two historic temples in Vayalur on the ECR: Chitra Madhavan

Vayalur on the East Coast Road near River Palar is home for two historic temples for Shiva and for Vishnu.

07 Dec 2016


The first stand-up comic in Tamil, the actor who dazzled his audience as Thuglaq and Jaambazaar Jaggu, passed away yesterday. Our columnist Sujatha Narayanan talks about Cho Ramaswamy’s on and off-scr

07 Dec 2016