There's no chance that VK Sasikala, former chief minister J Jayalalithaa's close aide and claimant to the top post after Jayalalitha's death in 2016, would rejoin the ruling AIADMK, said Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami months ahead of the state election.
Dr V Shantha, Padma Vibhushan and Magsaysay awardee, passed away on early Tuesday morning (January 19) at the age of 93. “She was working till 5 pm a day before,” said Susheela, her sister, adding, “She was taken to the hospital when she felt an unease in the night and after very little struggle she breathed her last.”
The ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu is trying to use the Amma (Jayalalithaa) Memorial to counter the Chinnamma (Junior Mother VK Sasikala)'s bid to evoke sympathy from the party cadre and the public soon after her scheduled release from a Bengaluru prison on January 27.
Days after superstar Rajinikanth declared he won’t join politics, Rajini Makkal Mandram (RMM), the official fan club of the ‘Thalaiva’, on Monday (January 18) said its members can join political party of their liking, if they wish to.
Coimbatore: About 400 pairs of bulls, on Sunday (January 17), participated in the rekhla race organised in Coimbatore as part of the 104th birth anniversary celebrations of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK founder M G Ramachandran, popularly known as MGR
Tamil actor Vijay Sethupathi found himself in the midst of a raging controversy after a photo of the actor cutting a cake with a sword on his 43rd birthday on Saturday (March 17) went viral.
Sethupathi was celebrating his birthday with the crew of his upcoming film directed by filmmaker Ponram.
After coming under severe criticism for setting ...
Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi Palanisamy is likely to discuss electoral alliance between the AIADMK and BJP for the forthcoming assembly elections when he calls on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 19 (Tuesday). Though the two parties have discussed an alliance earlier, this is likely to be the most definitive meeting in which the two leaders are likely to seal one in principle.
Following years of rethink on reducing the financial burden on Central ministries, the government contemplates rationalizing over 120 autonomous bodies under 23 Central government ministries and departments.
India’s almost-unbelievable win against Australia, in the cricket test at Brisbane, if transposed to the arena of politics, breaks several myths. The foremost is the TINA factor. With the crème de la crème of the Indian team missing in action due to injuries, there was an air of foreboding on what the remaining accessory players would be able to do.
A total of 4.40 lakh frontline health workers have registered to get vaccinated in Tamil Nadu during the COVID-19 vaccination drive that started on Saturday (January 16) and will be carried out 166 government and private centres in the state.
After Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the nation-wide campaign, Chief minister Edappadi K Palanis...
The moment of reckoning has come for Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami as V K Sasikala, the de facto chief minister in the late CM Jayalalithaa’s tenure in Tamil Nadu, who is all set to be freed shortly from the Bengaluru prison, has already cast a shadow on the ruling party with two leaders praising her within 24 hours.
Although, the TN CM ...
Superstar Rajnikanth may have said he is not launching a party, but the actor still has a "part to play" in Tamil Nadu’s unstable and volatile political stage, according to weekly Tamil news magazine Thuglak editor and RSS ideologue S Gurumurthy.
Speaking at a public platform on the 51st anniversary celebrations of the magazine, Gurumurthy said ...
As schools in Tamil Nadu gear up to reopen exclusively for Class X and Class XII students from January 19, the state government has issued a comprehensive Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to them, to ensure they follow strict health and safety measures.
Some of the key features of the SOP include a mandatory letter of consent from parents for ...
The Tamil Nadu government’s decision to declare Thaipoosam as a state holiday, has yet again rekindled the debate on the ‘legitimate’ Tamil New Year. The festival is celebrated by Tamils on the full moon day in the Tamil month of ‘Thai’. This year Thaipoosam falls on January 28.
Considered as an auspicious day for Lord Murugan, Thaipoosam is cel...
Deisi Saravanan’s voice chokes up with pain as he speaks to us. A resident of Alanganallur in Madurai district, the 32-year-old would have completed his doctorate in tourism by now. But his involvement in the Jallikattu protests of January 2017 changed his course of life, and not for the good.
“I was waiting for the allotment of a guide after pa...
The Centre’s announcement that it will conduct the postal department exams only in English and Hindi, despite Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad’s assurance in 2019 that they would be conducted in regional languages also, has again created a flutter in Tamil Nadu.
In 2016, during a postal department exam, candidates from north India had scored b...
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will watch the bull-taming event, ''Jallikattu'' in Madurai, in Tamil Nadu, on Thursday (January 14) --as gesture to show his support for farmers, the party's Tamil Nadu chief KS Alagiri said
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday (January 18) in New Delhi to invite him for the unveiling of Jayalalitha Memorial in Chennai, during which BJP-AIADMK alliance talks for state elections is also expected.
DMK patriarch late M Karunanidhi’s daughter Kanimozhi is confident the party will steer to victory in the upcoming Tamil Nadu assembly elections, beating AIADMK’s “incompetence” and BJP’s “divisive politics”.
Chennai: Superstar Rajinikanth, who last year dropped his plan to enter politics, on Monday appealed to his fans not to conduct any more events to urge him reconsider his decision and that his hospitalisation was a "warning given by god".
One has heard about readers honouring their favourite authors, either in the form of felicitations, holding seminars on their books or even naming their children after favourite characters. But it is rare to see authors returning the favour. Two recent incidents in Tamil Nadu, have shown that the tradition is beginning to change, with authors final...
Chennai: The Tamil Nadu government will provide free data card of 2 GB per day capacity to over 9.69 lakh college students to enable them attend online classes till April this year, Chief Minister K Palaniswami said here on Sunday.
Udhagamandalam: Landslide disrupted the service of the Nilgiris Mountain Rail (NMR) midway for about three hours on Saturday, forcing about 150 passengers to trek5 kms to board buses for their onward journey.
The heritage NMR, which left here at around 2 PM, passed the Hillgrove station at 4.45 PM when huge boulders fell on the tracks, railway sources said.
BJP and AIADMK are strange bedfellows. They seem to need each other desperately, but yet pretend they don’t. Ahead of the upcoming Tamil Nadu assembly polls this year, both parties are refraining from making the first move on a formal alliance, which was sealed when BJP leader Amit Shah visited Chennai recently.
The reluctance of people to comply with COVID-19 guidelines and wear masks despite the government’s decision to distribute two masks per person for free is posing a big challenge in Tamil Nadu's fight against the pandemic
M K Alagiri, estranged brother of DMK president M K Stalin, is caught in a dilemma after consulting his supporters in Madurai recently – most of them supported launching a separate party, Kalaignar DMK, as a breakaway DMK group, or join the BJP