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DMK MP Kanimozhi tests positive for COVID-19

DMK Lok Sabha MP Kanimozhi on Saturday tested positive for COVID-19 and has been admitted to a hospital here, party sources said. Kanimozhi, who has been actively campaigning for the April 6 Assembly polls, has cancelled her programmes after testing positive for the virus, the sources said. Also the party’s women’s wing secretary, Kanimozhi has […]

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No MLAs in DMK-led front can be purchased by BJP: Congress leader Mallikarjuna Kharge

None of the MLAs in the DMK-led alliance from Tamil Nadu can be purchased by the alleged power-hungry BJP as was done in many of the States, Opposition Congress Leader in the Rajya Sabha Mallikarjuna Kharge said on Friday. “It was impossible and nobody can buy any MLA from Tamil Nadu,” Kharge told reporters while […]

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What’s common between DMK & AIADMK? It’s their poster woman

(This story originally appeared in on Mar 21, 2021) It’s a dubious commonality the AIADMK and the DMK could have done without. Picture of the same sari-clad woman has been used by both the arch-rivals in their digital campaigns for the assembly poll to woo voters. The posters, which also have the pictures of chief […]

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Liquor ban promise surfaces again in poll-bound Tamil Nadu

Its election time and prohibition is back in focus in Tamil Nadu where the dry law was lifted about five decades ago. Political parties, including the ruling AIADMK, opposition DMK and Congress, have pitched for a complete ban on liquor, albeit in a phased manner, making the promise in their respective manifestos for the April […]

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SC seeks response from TN police on DMK MP’s plea seeking quashing of FIR against him

The Supreme Court on Friday sought a response from the Tamil Nadu police on DMK MP R S Bharathi‘s plea challenging a Madras High Court order refusing to quash a criminal case against him for allegedly making disparaging remarks against the SC community. A bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao and S Ravindra Bhat took […]

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BJP, AINRC, AIADMK, PMK to seal seat-sharing pact by tomorrow

Seat-sharing agreement between the BJP, All India NR Congress (AINRC), AIADMK and PMK for the Puducherry assembly election will be sealed by Sunday, said BJP leaders. “Senior leaders are here in Puducherry and talks are going on. We will complete the seat-sharing agreement by Sunday,” Nirmal Kumar Surana, BJP in-charge of Puducherry, told ET. The […]

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Government ready to discuss farmers issues inside and outside Parliament, says Tomar

New Delhi: The government on Tuesday asserted in Lok Sabha that it was ready to discuss issues related to farmers both inside and outside Parliament amid vociferous protests by the Opposition which forced the House to adjourn twice, first for almost an hour and then for nearly two hours. Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said […]

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CPI(M) condemns arrest of tractor rally participants

CPI(M) state secretary K. Balakrishnan alleged that the police were framing false charges against those who participated in the rallies on Republic Day CPI(M) state secretary K. Balakrishnan on Wednesday condemned the arrest of those who participated in the tractor rally across the State on Republic Day. In a statement, he pointed out that despite […]