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Chidambaram predicts bleak future for Vasan

Predicting a bleak future for former party colleague G K Vasan, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Friday said the ‘fallen branch’ of a tree cannot flourish, and batted for more youth power in his own party. In his first reaction to the churnings in Congress’ state unit that culminated in Vasan’s quitting early this month, Chidambaram said his party ...

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Stalin hits out at Tamil Nadu CM’s “cold war” jibe

DMK treasurer and party president M Karunanidhi’s son MK Stalin on Tuesday asserted that his father would be the chief minister if his party was voted back to power in 2016 and hit out at CM O Panneerselvam for his comment that a ‘cold war’ was on between them. “I am always bound by the party chief (Karunanidhi) as a ...

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Tamil Nadu expresses inability to order premature release of lifers

Tamil Nadu government on Monday filed a counter affidavit in the Madras High Court bench here, expressing its inability to order premature release of some life convicts, as per a government order, because it had been challenged by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy and the matter was pending in the High Court. The Deputy Secretary (Home) M.Arachelvi today filed her counter ...

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PMK stages protest against milk price hike

PMK on Wednesday staged a protest here opposing the recent hike in milk price effected by the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam. Several PMK workers staged the protest led by party president GK Mani here. Later, speaking to reporters, Mani alleged that the increase of Rs 10 per litre had severely affected the consumers, and asked the government ...

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Madras HC moved against land acquistion by Tamil Nadu government

The Madras High Court on Monday restrained Tamil Nadu government from passing final orders on proceedings initated to acquire land for industrial purposes in Cheyyar Taluk in Thiruvannamalai district under a state law even after the Centre’s new act for land acquisitions has come into force. A bench, comprising Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice M Sathyanarayanan, allowed the ...

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GK Vasan floats new party in Tamil Nadu; expelled from Congress

The Congress on Monday expelled senior leader and former union minister GK Vasan, after he quit the party and announced the formation of a new political outfit. The expulsion came hours after Vasan said that he has decided to follow a ‘new political path to realise the vision of late Kamraj’. At a press conference in Chennai, Vasan said the ...

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Tamil Nadu fishermen families to meet CM to plead for their release

Family members of five Tamil Nadu fishermen, sentenced to death in a drug trafficking case by a Sri Lankan Court, and representatives of fishermen association would meet state Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Monday to press for securing their release. A delegation of the association and family members led by Ramanathapuram MP Anwar Raja of AIADMK would meet the Chief ...

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Swamy urges PM Modi to bring back Ind fishermen on Lanka death row

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Friday sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention in brining back five Indian fishermen who were were awarded death penalty by a Sri Lankan court for alleged drug trafficking. In a letter to Modi, Swamy said India had signed a treaty on transfer of sentenced prisoners with Sri Lanka and invoking its provisions, the five fishermen ...

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TN Congress chief Gnanadesikan quits

Tamil Nadu Congress president BS Gnanadesikan Thursday resigned to enable the leadership reconstitute a new state unit. Gnanadesikan, in his resignation letter to party president Sonia Gandhi, said he did his level best to bring unity within the party and conducted several meetings at various levels. “To enable you to reconstitute the Pradesh Congress Committee without any hindrance, I am ...

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Jaya moves HC seeking bail, challenging conviction

Seeking immediate bail, jailed AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa today moved the Karnataka High Court challenging her conviction in the disproportionate assets case which cost her the chief minister’s job and disqualified her from being an MLA. Noted Supreme Court lawyer Ram Jethmalani is believed to have been drafted by Jayalalitha’s legal team for arguing the bail and stay application that ...

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