DMK

  • Hearing in the 2G case against Kanimozhi and A Raja begins on Monday November 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Telecom Minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and 17 others will face a trial in the 2G case on Monday. They have been accused of money laundering during the allocation of the 2G band. The case is being presided over special SBI judge OP Saini. In its...
  • 2G money laundering case: Swan Telecom promoter Shahid Balwa moves SC November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Swan Telecom promoter Shahid Balwa, who along with former Telecom Minister A Raja and 17 others are facing a money laundering case arising out of the 2G scam, on Friday moved the Supreme Court seeking setting aside of a lower court order of framing charges against him. A...
  • 2G scam: Non-bailable warrant against Kanimozhi cancelled after counsel apologises November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The non-bailable warrant against DMK MP Kanimozhi in the 2G spectrum scam was cancelled by the court soon after it was issued. The court on Monday cancelled the warrant after the DMK leader's counsel appeared before it and apologised. Warrant was issued against Kanimozhi for her non-appearance before the court...
  • 2G spectrum scam: Court issues non-bailable warrant against Kanimozhi November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: A special court on Monday issued non-bailable warrant against DMK MP Kanimozhi for her non-appearance before it in the 2G spectrum scam. Kanimozhi, along with the other accused in the corruption case walked out of jail on bail earlier this year on August 20. The court was hearing final arguments...
  • Extend last date for inclusion in electoral rolls: DMK November 7, 2014

    Puducherry: Puducherry unit of DMK urged the election authorities to extend by ten days the last date for filing of applications by eligible persons for inclusion in the electoral rolls in the Union Territory. Convenor of state committee Dr M A S Subramanian said in a release here that the...
  • Protests erupt in Tamil Nadu after Sri Lankan court gives death sentence to five Indian fishermen October 31, 2014

    Chennai: Protests erupted in Tamil Nadu on Friday after five Indian fishermen from the state were given death sentence by a Sri Lankan court in alleged drugs smuggling case. Meanwhile, fishermen in Rameshwaram have withdrawn their protest after assurance from state government which said that it will appeal in Sri Lanka...
  • 2G money laundering: Court takes cognisance of ED chargesheet, charges framed against Raja, Kanimozhi October 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Major trouble is in store for former Telecom Minister A Raja, DMK leader Kanimozhi as a special court on Friday framed charges against them along with 17 others in connection with the 2G scam-related money laundering case. DMK chief M Karunanidhi's wife Dayalu Ammal is also amongst the accused...
  • MEA to fight for Tamil Nadu fishermen sentenced to death in Sri Lanka October 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Protests broke out in Tamil Nadu after five fishermen from the state were sentenced to death in Sri Lanka for smuggling drugs. The Ministry of External Affairs has said that it will file an appeal in the high court. The fishermen from Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu were arrested...
  • Tamil Nadu government not fighting for the fishermen, says DMK leader TKS Elangovan October 30, 2014

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, DMK leader TKS Elangovan said that the Indian government should have taken immediate action. "The Tamil Nadu government is not fighting for these fishermen. The Tamil nadu government is not bothered about these fishermen," said Elangovan. ...
  • DMK treasurer Stalin meets MDMK's Vaiko fueling speculation of alliance ahead of 2016 TN Assembly polls October 30, 2014

    Chennai: After a gap of eight years, DMK Treasurer MK Stalin met MDMK chief Vaiko. The meeting has fueled speculation of a possible electoral alliance to take on the ruling AIADMK ahead of the 2016 Tamil Nadu assembly elections. The meeting took place at the wedding reception of PMK leader...
  • AIADMK, DMK councillors throw microphones at each other over Jayalalithaa's portrait in office in Karur October 28, 2014

    Karur: Shocking scenes were witnessed at the Karur Municipal Council office in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday afternoon when the councillors of DMK and AIADMK came to blows over a portrait of former chief minister J Jayalalithaa. A portrait of the AIADMK chief was in place at the municipal council office which...
  • Neither rejoiced on Jayalalithaa being jailed nor regretted her securing bail: Karunanidhi October 19, 2014

    Chennai: In his first significant remarks on the issue of his archrival AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa being convicted in a graft case, DMK President M Karunanidhi on Sunday claimed that he neither rejoiced over her being jailed nor did he regret about her securing bail in the Supreme Court. Explaining...
  • Chennai building collapse: Madras HC raises questions on probe October 13, 2014

    Chennai: The Madras High Court on Monday raised some questions on the investigation into the multi-storeyed building collapse in June wondering whether the final report was filed in a hurry and asked the government to submit an additional affidavit on its observations in six weeks. "The worry which we have...
  • Tamil Nadu: DMK to stage demonstration at Nokia's Sriperumbudur plant October 11, 2014

    Chennai: Protesting handset maker Nokia's decision to suspend production from November 1, DMK's labour wing will stage a demonstration at Sriperumbudur on October 17, party chief M Karunanidhi said on Saturday. DMK's Labour Progressive Federation (LPF) will stage the demonstration under its chief M Shanmugam,...
  • DMK appeals to judiciary to act against AIADMK October 11, 2014

    Chennai: DMK on Saturday appealed to the Chief Justices of the Supreme Court and Madras High Court to initiate contempt proceedings against AIADMK workers for allegedly denigrating the special judge who awarded four years jail term to their leader Jayalalithaa in a wealth case and the verdict itself. "The Chief Justices...
  • DMK MLA demands by-poll to Jaya's Srirangam assembly seat October 9, 2014

    Chennai: The DMK MLA J Anbazhagan has asked the Tamil Nadu assembly secretary to notify of the Srirangam constituency vacancy, the seat of former chief minister J Jayalalithaa or prepare for legal proceedings. In a letter, Anbazhagan also raised objection to Jayalalithaa's portraits in government offices. Jayalalithaa conviction in the...
  • Will winds of change sweep Tamil Nadu? October 8, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu had its last congress government under M. Bhaktavatsalam from 1963-67, after which the Dravidian movement of E.V. Ramasami Naicker ('Periyar') and C.N. Annadurai swept Tamil Nadu into a strong regional powerhouse. Successive Governments of Dravida Munetra Kazhagam (DMK) and the breakaway group All-India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK)...
  • Opposition in Tamil Nadu conspiring to sully government: AIADMK October 7, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Paneerselvam on Tuesday hit out at opposition parties, accusing them of conspiring to sully his government's image by alleging that law and order was deteriorating in the state and urged people not to resort to agitation over party supremo Jayalalithaa's conviction in a graft...
  • Tamil Nadu: Road roko by NLC workers; residents stage human chain protest October 6, 2014

    Cuddalore: More than 2,000 contract workers of Neyveli Lignite Corporation and their family members today staged a road roko in support of their various demands, including regularisation of services, at Mantharakuppam near Neyveli. As the indefinite strike by the contract workers entered the 34th day today, residents of 28 villages...
  • Jayalalithaa to stay in jail, bail plea adjourned by Karnataka HC till Tuesday October 1, 2014

    Bangalore: In a setback for former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa, the vacation bench Karnataka High Court adjourned the hearing of her bail plea to Tuesday. Her lawyers filed a plea seeking a speedy hearing of the case against her after the Karnataka High Court had put off her...
  • Change of guard in Tamil Nadu today, Panneerselvam to be the new CM September 29, 2014

    Chennai: She is the first sitting Chief Minister to be convicted under the Prevention of Corruption Act and sentenced to four years in jail. But the AIADMK aims to persevere. J Jayalalithaa has hand picked her successor, entrusting her loyalist and Finance Minister O Panneerselvam with the top job in...
  • Tamil Nadu: FIR filed against Karunanidhi, Stalin on complaints by AIADMK workers over clash September 28, 2014

    Chennai: An FIR has been fired against DMK chief M Karunanidhi and his son MK Stalin following violence outside Karunanidhi's house on Saturday. Three FIRs were filed at the Royapettah Police Station against the two and several others here last night based on complaint by some AIADMK workers who...
  • Jayalalithaa DA case verdict on Saturday, Tamil Nadu put on high alert September 26, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu has been put on high alert as a special court in Bangalore gets set to pronounce the verdict in the 18-year-old disproportionate assets case against Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Saturday. The police said they were keeping a close watch on the situation that was likely to emerge...
  • Jayalalithaa DA case verdict critical in determining Tamil Nadu's political future September 26, 2014

    Chennai: All eyes are focused on the big verdict expected on Saturday- the 18-year-old corruption case against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha. It is a case that could put her political future in jeopardy ahead of the 2016 Tamil Nadu Assembly polls. In October 2011, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J...
  • Give full subsidy, halt tariff hike: Karunanidhi to Jayalalithaa September 25, 2014

    Chennai: Opposing the proposed power tariff hike, DMK President Karunanidhi on Thursday asked Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa to bridge the revenue deficit of Rs 6,854 crore of state-run power utility TANGEDCO by giving it the whole amount as subsidy. He said that Jayalalithaa's assurance of additional subsidy to protect the...
  • Tamil Nadu: Pollrelated case trial against Alagiri to commence on October 27 September 18, 2014

    Madurai: A court on Thursday fixed October 27 for commencement of trial in an assault case related to 2011 assembly polls against former union minister MK Alagiri and 20 others. The court directed police to ensure the presence of all the accused on that day. Melur...
  • Tamil Nadu: HC dispenses with the personal appearance of DMK supremo Karunanidhi September 17, 2014

    Chennai: The Madras High Court on Wednesday dispensed with the personal appearance of DMK President and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi before the Justice (Retd) R Regupathi Commission, appointed by the government to probe irregularities in the construction of new secretariat complex at Omandurar Estate. ...
  • 2G PMLA case: Accused pleas without proper details irk court September 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Irked over filing of applications by accused without "requisite details", the special 2G court on Wednesday disposed of separate petitions filed by Swan Telecom promoter Shahid Usman Balwa and Bollywood producer Karim Morani seeking permission to travel abroad. Special CBI Judge OP Saini observed that...
  • Arrest of ISI spies have created panic among people: M Karunanidhi September 14, 2014

    Chennai: DMK chief M Karunanidhi said the arrest of ISI spies and their activities in Tamil Nadu has created panic among people and asked why no arrests have been made in connection with the May 1 twin bomb blasts in a train at the Central Railway Station in which a...
  • DMK hits back at Vinod Rai, says he is a BJP man September 12, 2014

    Chennai: The DMK has hit back at retired Comptroller and Auditor General Vinod Rai over his comments on the 2G scam in his book. DMK spokesperson and senior leader TKS Elangovan said "There is no scam. The Prime Minister should have known. All these things that communication, was made by...