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No point in commenting as there are no actions after raid: MK Stalin

DMK working president MK Stalin on Saturday said that there was no point in commenting on the raid by the IT Department on Jayalalitha's house in Poes Garden. Stalin said that the IT department has not filed any complaints and have not given any reports on the outcome of other similar exercises carried out against prominent persons in Tamil Nadu in the recent past and there is no point in commenting.

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Poes Garden IT raid couldn’t have happened without CM’s permission: MDMK

MDMK leader Premalatha Vijayakanth has reportedly said that the Income Tax raid at Jayalalithaa’s Poes Garden residence could not have happened without the permission of Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami. She also alleged that the raid is a political vendetta. Meanwhile, party chief Vijayakanth, speaking at an agitation in Chennai against the sugar price hike in ration shops, reportedly asked if the ministers will consume the Masoor dal distributed in the ration shops. Further, reacting to Governor Banwarilal Purohit’s Coimbatore visit, Vijayakanth asked where the state autonomy is.

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Why raids were not conducted when Jaya was alive?: Seeman

Naam Tamilar Katchi leader Seeman questioned the IT Department as to why raids were not conducted when Jayalalithaa was alive? Seeman also told that VK Sasikala and her family acquired properties even when Jayalalitha was alive and the IT department should have raided when Jayalalitha was alive.

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Tamil Nadu: Man on top of cellphone tower seeks resignation of CM, Deputy CM

According to reports, a man named Ravichandran on Saturday protested by climbing up a cellphone tower near Gemini bridge in Anna Salai of Chennai. He reportedly demanded the resignation of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam and Tamil Nadu BJP unit President Tamilisai Soundararajan. Ravichandran also reportedly demanded the rollback of sugar price hike and to distribute Urad dal again in the ration shops.

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IT raid to completely cleanse Jayalalithaa’s residence: AIADMK MP

Supporter of Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and AIADMK MP from Ramanathapuram Anwar Raja has reportedly said that the Income Tax raid at the Poes Garden residence of former party chief Jayalalithaa is not to disgrace ‘Amma’, but to cleanse the house where she lived. Earlier, TTV Dhinakaran had alleged that the raids are conducted in an attempt to disgrace the late politician.

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IT department took 2 damaged laptops: TTV Dhinakaran

Sidelined AIADMK deputy general secretary TTV Dhinakaran reportedly said that the IT department only took two damaged laptops that won't even work after the IT raid at the Poes Garden. He also added that he won’t be threatened by such raids and he is ready to face everything.

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Jayalalithaa’s house was a sacred place: M Thambidurai

Senior AIADMK leader and Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha M Thambidurai on Saturday said that the former TN CM J Jayalalithaa's house was a sacred place and no one should spoil its purity. He also added that he will meet TN CM Palaniswami regarding the IT raid that was conducted on late Friday night at the Poes Garden.

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Huge conspiracy behind IT raids, minister not objecting raids: Dhinakaran

Following the Income Tax raids at the Poes Garden residence of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, sidelined AIADMK deputy general secretary TTV Dhinakaran has alleged ‘huge controversy’ behind the raids. The State ministers are not voicing against the raids out of selfishness and fear, Dhinakaran reportedly added.

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Chennai Beach - Velachery trains cancelled for two days

According to reports, the local trains between Chennai Beach and Velachery are cancelled for two days due to maintenance works. The Mass Rapid Transit System rains will not run during 11am - 4pm on November 18 and 19, the reports added.

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Officials examined the rooms of Sasikala, Poongundran: IT dept

During the Income Tax raids at Jayalalithaa’s Poes Garden residence, the officials examined only the official rooms of VK Sasikala and Jayalalithaa’s personal secretary Poongundran. They also added that they did not examine the rooms of the former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister. Further reports suggest that the tax sleuths recovered important documents that were not available in the five-day raids at 187 places a week ago.

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Temple where amma lived is facing troubles: Vivek Jayaraman

Vivek Jayaraman, the managing director of Jaya TV while meeting media persons said that the IT Department officials asked for permission to search Jayalalithaa's personal room which his family denied. He said a couple of USB Drives, laptops, and letters sent to the former CM were taken by the officials. On the question, if this is politically motivated, he said, “I don't know as I will have wait and decide”. He said the temple where Amma lived is facing troubles and nobody is standing up against it.

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IT raid at Poes Garden continues for 4 hours

The income tax raids at former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s Poes Gardens residence continues for around four hours. Reports suggested that seven income tax department officials left the place already. Police and Armed Police personnel have been deployed in large numbers, led by Deputy Commissioner Jayaram.

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I will file case against IT department: J Deepa

Late TN CM J Jayalalithaa’s niece J Deepa while meeting reporters outside the ‘Veda Nilayam’ said that she will file a case against the IT department for conducting a raid without sending prior notice. Her entry to ‘Veda Nilayam’ was restricted by the IT officials.

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VK Sasikala to be interrogated in Bengaluru prison

Sidelined general secretary of AIADMK VK Sasikala will reportedly be interrogated in Parappana Agrahara prison in Bengaluru. She was arrested for the disproportionate assets case. After the IT raids in J Jayalalithaa’s home in Poes garden, the IT officials have reportedly decided to interrogate her. Properties owned by VK Sasikala and her family were raided in Tamil Nadu.

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AIADMK supporters try self immolation

According to media reports, a few supporters of AIADMK tried to self-immolate in front of the Veda Nilayam in Poes garden to protest against the IT raids in the late CM of Tamil Nadu J Jayalalithaa’s home. Few supporters who raised slogans against the IT raids were reportedly taken into police custody.

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Poes Garden IT raid: Arun Jaitley part of the conspiracy, says Dhinakaran supporter

Reacting to the Income Tax raids at Jayalalithaa’s Poes Garden residence Dhinakaran supporter and former AIADMK MLA VP Kalairajan said the raids are targeting one particular family to tarnish their image. BJP is playing the major role in the raids, and Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is part of the conspiracy, he stated. The raids are also aimed at tarnishing the image of former AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa, he further added.

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AIADMK party supporters taken into custody

Following IT raids in the late Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu J Jayalalithaa’s residence in Poes garden, the supporters of AIADMK, who raised slogans against the raid were reportedly taken into police custody. After conducting raids in properties owned by VK Sasikala and family, the IT officials have reportedly started raiding the ‘Veda Nilayam’ allegedly to find documents related to the properties owned by VK Sasikala.

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Palaniswami, Panneerselvam behind IT raids at Poes Garden: TTV Dhinakaran

Following the IT raids at Jayalalithaa’s Poes Garden residence, sidelined AIADMK general secretary TTV  Dhinakaran reacted saying Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam are behind the raids. Calling it a betrayal of Jayalalithaa’s soul, Dhinakaran said the ‘betrayal’ government of Palaniswami has continuously been deceiving the cadres and the people.

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Just In: IT raid at Jayalalithaa’s Poes Garden residence

According to reports, the income tax officials on Friday raided former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s Poes Garden residence in Chennai. Police personnel were deployed in large numbers before the house as IT officials raided the house after 21 years. The tax sleuths examined Jayalalithaa’s personal secretary Poongundran’s room and have also planned to examine the rooms used by Jayalalithaa and VK Sasikala, suggest reports. Meanwhile, Sasikala’s nephew Vivek Jayaraman arrived at the house, as officials asked him for the keys to the rooms, reports further suggested.

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TN govt report reveals shocking number of deaths in road accidents

The Tamil Nadu government on Friday reportedly released a report that said 14,077 people were killed in road accidents in the State from January to October in 2017. The road transport department has temporarily suspended 86,873 driving licenses till October, reports said. Compared to last year, the road accidents and death due to them have decreased by 5,145 and 525 respectively, the government reportedly added in its report.

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