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No arrangements for ailing person like me in Assembly: Karunanidhi

Taking a swipe at Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, DMK president M Karunanidhi today said no proper seating arrangements were made in the Tamil Nadu Assembly for an “ailing” person like him who had participated in debates for over 50 years. After signing the Assembly attendance register, Karunanidhi, who has been wheel-chair bound for the past few years, told reporters outside ...

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Modi is not above criticism, says Ramadoss

Magnifying the diminishing unity between BJP and its alliance parties in the state, PMK founder S Ramadoss on Monday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not above criticism, joining voices in support of fellow alliance leader Vaiko of MDMK. “BJP and (party’s Tamil Nadu president) Tamilisai (Soundararajan) may be proud of Narendra Modi being the Prime Minister. But a Prime ...

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GK Vasan revives Tamil Maanila Congress, mounts scathing attack on Congress

Former Union minister GK Vasan on Friday formally launched his new political party Tamil Maanila Congress (Moopanar), billing it as a departure from the traditional high command culture followed in his erstwhile Congress and flaying its style of functioning. Addressing a well-attended rally, organised to mark the birth of the new regional party, a virtual revival of the TMC founded ...

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Karunanidhi urges PM Modi to get Women’s Reservation Bill passed

DMK patriarch Karunanidhi on Monday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to get the Women’s Reservation Bill passed in Parliament and asked all political parties to first get the legislation adopted and then work for getting sub-quota for the Backward Classes. “Only those parties that happily support the Women’s Reservation Bill are in a majority in the Upper and Lower Houses,” ...

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Indian fishermen return home, parties spar over taking credit

Five Indian fishermen, who were spared the death sentence in Sri Lanka and released on Wednesday, are on way to reunite with their families in their hometown Rameswaram on Friday. All five fishermen along with the High Commissioner of India,YK Sinha and other officials arrived in Chennai late on Thursday night. Emerson, P Augustus, R Wilson, K Prasath and J ...

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Vasan welcome to join BJP: Radhakrishnan

Union Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways and Shipping, Pon Radhakrishnan today said that Congress was responsible for G K Vasan quitting the party and deciding to float a new outfit. “BJP is not responsible for Vasan to start a new party. I have myself said that if Vasan comes to BJP, I will welcome him. BJP is ...

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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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