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Kanimozhi Meets Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik
NEET ROW: DMK’s Kanimozhi Meets Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik

Amid the ongoing row over NEET, DMK leader Kanimozhi Karunanidhi on Wednesday met Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at his residence in Bhubaneswar.

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DMK Set To Wrest Reins Of Power From Arch-rival AIADMK In Tamil Nadu

Chennai: After a decade in opposition, the DMK is on course to capturing power from the AIADMK in Tamil Nadu as per the trends made available for the 234 segments,…

DMK Alleges AYUSH Secretary Asked Non-Hindi Participants To Leave Meeting, Demands Action

Chennai: Another row over Hindi has erupted in Tamil Nadu with the DMK alleging yoga and naturopathy practitioners from the state were asked to leave a virtual meet held by the AYUSH department if they did not understand the language and seeking action against officials concerned. The episode “exposed” the BJP-led government’s agenda of imposing […]

DMK opposes Centre's 'one nation, one ration card' scheme

Chennai: The opposition DMK Sunday slammed the Centre’s ‘one nation, one ration card’ proposal, saying it was against federalism. The BJP-led central government has given one year deadline till June 30, 2020 to states and Union Territories for rolling out the ‘one nation, one ration card’ system, under which beneficiaries can buy subsidised foodgrain from […]

DMK protests, AIADMK seeks rain Gods' blessings

Chennai: Tamil Nadu’s Opposition DMK on Saturday began protests across the state against the AIADMK government’s failure to take prompt action to meet the state’s water crisis. The ruling party officials, meanwhile, were holding yagnas in temples seeking God’s blessings for the rains. With Chennai and several other places in Tamil Nadu facing an acute […]

'One nation, one election' meet starts, 8 parties skip

New Delhi: A meeting called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss his ‘one nation, one election’ proposal began here on Wednesday, with eight key opposition parties staying away. Besides the BJP, those attending the meeting included Akali Dal’s Sukhbir Singh Badal, NCP chief Sharad Pawar, Janata Dal-United leader Nitish Kumar, BJD President Naveen Patnaik, […]

Tamil Nadu parties again demand scrapping of NEET

Chennai: Expressing their grief over the suicide of two girls who had scored low marks in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET), leaders of various political parties in Tamil Nadu on Thursday reiterated their demand for scrapping the entrance test. Two teenage girls from the state committed suicide after scoring low marks in the NEET exam, […]

21 Opposition parties to meet in Delhi on Tuesday

New Delhi: Two days ahead of the counting of votes for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, 21 Opposition parties will meet on Tuesday here to discuss the possibilities of a non-NDA alliance. The meeting of the 21 opposition parties will be held at the Constitution Club here at 1.30 p.m., Telugu Desam Party (TDP) sources […]

Emergence of third front will be known after elections: Stalin

Chennai: DMK President M.K. Stalin on Tuesday said only after the Lok Sabha election results are declared it will be possible to know if a non-Congress, non-BJP grouping is possible to govern the country. He reiterated that Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao met him on Monday as a mark of courtesy. Speaking to reporters […]

'Central government jobs in TN leased out to north Indians'

Chennai: DMK President M.K. Stalin on Monday accused the BJP-led Central government of leasing out all central government jobs in Tamil Nadu to North Indians, thereby aggrevating the employment situation in the state. In a statement issued here, Stalin said that at a time when over 80 lakh people in Tamil Nadu have registered with the […]

Kanimozhi figures in DMK's list of LS candidates

Chennai: Tamil Nadu’s DMK on Sunday announced Rajya Sabha member Kanimozhi Karunanidhi will be its candidate from Thoothukkudi constituency as it released its list of 20 candidates for the April 18 Lok Sabha polls. Kanimozhi will be crossing swords with the Bharatiya Janata Party’s candidate in Thoothukkudi. The party will also field former Union Ministers […]

RS members defy Chair's order to withdraw, House adjourned for day

New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha was on Wednesday adjourned for the day amid sloganeering by agitating AIADMK and DMK members who, in a very unusual move, defied Chair’s orders to withdraw from the House and stayed put near the podium in the post-lunch sitting. Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu — after his appeals to restore order […]

AIADMK hits out at DMK, says Stalin-led party is "weak"

Chennai: The AIADMK Tuesday mocked at its arch rival DMK for trying to form a grand alliance of Opposition parties in Tamil Nadu, saying it was doing so since it was “weak.” “Only the weak enlist the support of other parties and those who are strong do not have a necessity to do it… we […]

DMK, Congress should be probed for war crimes: Palaniswami

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Tuesday said the DMK and Congress are to be probed by an international court for the `war crimes’ against the Sri Lankan Tamils in 2009. He said the DMK was a ‘company’ and not a political party. Speaking at a public rally in Salem, about 350 km […]

Stalin files nomination papers, set to become DMK president

Chennai: DMK working president M K Stalin, who is set to be elected the party president, filed his nomination for the post at Anna Arivalayam, the party headquarters, in Chennai in Tamil Nadu today. Senior leader and party principal secretary Duraimurugan filed the nomination for the post of treasurer, hitherto held by Stalin. They are […]

DMK patriarch Karunanidhi no more; a peek into his life and times

Chennai: DMK chief M Karunanidhi breathed his last at Chennai’s Kauvery Hospital today. He was 94 years old and had been admitted in the hospital since July 26. Earlier in the day, Kauvery hospital had issued a statement informing decline in Karunanidhi’s health. “He is extremely critical and unstable,” it read. Famous for his script-writing that […]

Anti-Sterlite protest: DMK, allies call dawn-to-dusk bandh tomorrow

Chennai: The DMK and other opposition parties in Tamil Nadu have called for a dawn-to-dusk bandh tomorrow, condemning the police action against protesters in Tuticorin, in which 11 people lost their lives. The DMK had on Tuesday called for an all-party protest in all district headquarters on May 25 to condemn the police firing in […]

Kamal Haasan formally embarks on his political journey

Rameswaram: Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan on Wednesday formally began his political journey by first visiting former President late A.P.J. Abdul Kalam’s residence here. Scheduled to unveil his party’s name and flag at a public rally later in the day in Madurai, Kamal met the former President’s elder brother and other family members at the residence here. […]

All accused in 2G case acquitted

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Thursday acquitted all the accused in the alleged multi-thousand crore rupee 2G spectrum scandal. Special Judge O.P. Saini acquitted all the accused, including then Telecom Minister A. Raja and DMK MP Kanimohi, in both the cases filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Enforcement Directorate (ED). The […]

Court defers 2G spectrum cases against Raja, others, to Sep 20

New Delhi: A court here on Friday adjourned the 2G spectrum allocation cases against former Telecom Minister A. Raja, DMK Rajya Sabha member Kanimozhi and others for September 20. CBI Special Judge O.P. Saini deferred the matter observing that documents filed in the case were voluminous and technical in nature which were still under perusal. The […]

Karunanidhi admitted to hospital

Chennai: DMK President M. Karunanidhi on Wednesday was admitted to Kauvery Hospital here for a minor procedure, the hospital said. A statement issued by the hospital said the DMK chief would be discharged from the hospital later on Wednesday.

SC order on photos takes away the powers of states: DMK chief

The Supreme Court order prohibiting the use of chief minister's photographs in government advertisements is an act to take away the powers of state governments, said DMK president M. Karunanidhi

CBI trying to fix me in false case: Dayanidhi Maran

DMK leader and former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran Thursday alleged that the CBI is trying to fix him in a false case and torturing his aides

DMK's rout in polls: Stalin offers to quit party posts

Jolted by his party's rout at the hands of arch rival AIADMK in the April 24 Lok Sabha polls, DMK Treasurer and party chief M Karunanidhi's son M K Stalin on Sunday offered to resign from all party posts

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DMK suspends ex-Union Minister M K Alagiri

Former Union Minister and DMK leader M K Alagiri was on Friday suspended from the party headed by his father M Karunanidhi on charges of going against the party's stand and airing divergent views on the issue of stitching an alliance with Vijaykant's DMDK