Despite political turmoil, Tamil Nadu is cracking down hard on beach sand mining baron S. Vaikundarajan and others as a crucial hearing in the Madras high court nears.
With the Supreme Court quashing the Karnataka high court’s acquittal of V.K. Sasikala in the disproportionate assets case, a look back at the errors in the high court’s original ruling.
In an interview, V.C. Arukutty discusses the trials faced by AIADMK legislators on the ground as people show their anger at Sasikala’s leadership.
In an exclusive interaction with The Wire, O. Panneerselvam, the caretaker chief minister of Tamil Nadu, says that he is prepared to prove his support on the floor of the legislature.
A journalist’s account of the perils of investigating illegal beach sand mining in Tamil Nadu.
S. Vaikundarajan has been accused of large-scale illegal mining, a charge he denies, though he admits to using all sorts of methods to tackle those who stand in his way.
Violations of regulations continued unchecked under both Jayalalithaa and Karunanidhi, while successive governments at the Centre chose not to act either.
The Madras high court is inching closer to a final verdict on allegations of large-scale loot, with official collusion, of precious minerals from the coast of Tamil Nadu
Young women are turning entrepreneurs and demanding a leg up from the government to make their dreams come true.
As they grow old, many women find that they are stranded without a support system and forced to fend for themselves in Tamil Nadu.
Half of the electorate in Periyar’s land face brutal violence every day; women are now demanding an end to fear, beatings and rape.
Women are setting the agenda for the upcoming assembly elections in Tamil Nadu as they raise a clarion call for prohibition.
How the pressures of a constricting education system in Tamil Nadu and the widespread media coverage of a suicide pushed three young students over the edge.
Ten Dalit students were rusticated from the University of Hyderabad in 2001; one of them recounts the events as they played out.
Letter Trail Shows HRD Ministry’s Keen Interest in “Anti-National” Activities in Hyderabad University
A complaint by a local BJP official about student politics escalated to the level of the Minister of HRD in Delhi, and ended tragically
As student protests gather steam across the country, there is outrage over the manner in which Dalit student Rohith Vemula’s body was disposed of
With one foot in traditional caste rhetoric and the other in ‘modernity’, Tamil Nadu’s political parties are experimenting to draw the old and young voter alike
A look behind the Andhra Pradesh government’s much touted land pooling policy for the new capital of Amaravati
Despite the Tamil Nadu government’s best explanations, questions remain as to why the Public Works Department failed to manage the situation.
Petition in Madras High Court says Tamil Nadu government guilty of dereliction of duty
Given just a few hours to warn residents of the impending flood, the authorities struggled to save Chennai.
The Tamil Nadu government was grossly negligent in failing to warn people about the deluge that swallowed Chennai
Now begin the repairs and the terrible task of cleaning up our lives. But the deluge though has also changed something in all of us.
Anti-liquor activist Kovan, who was slapped with sedition charges for criticising the government’s liquor policy, speaks to The Wire hours after the apex court vindicated his stand
Karnataka government moves Supreme Court asking it to set aside the Bangalore High Court order acquitting Jayalalithaa and others
For one reason or another, a number of Centrally-driven infrastructure projects in Tamil Nadu state government have been stalled
As Jayalalithaa gears up to take over as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister once again, the prosecution unearths errors much larger than mere arithmetic