DMK

  • Neither rejoiced on Jayalalithaa being jailed nor regretted her securing bail: Karunanidhi 6 days ago

    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...
  • MK Alagiri gets conditional bail in land grabbing case September 5, 2014

    Madurai: The Madurai Bench of the Madras High court granted conditional bail to the former Union Minister and expelled DMK leader M K Alagiri in a case relating to alleged grabbing of land belonging to a local temple. Justice K Kalyanasundaram granted conditional bail with a direction to sign in...
  • Madurai court grants bail to MK Alagiri in land grabbing case September 2, 2014

    Madurai: A Madurai court on Tuesday granted bail to former union minister and expelled DMK leader MK Alagiri in a land grabbing case. The Madras High Court had already granted him anticipatory bail in the case. The Crime Branch and Anti Land Grabbing Special cell had filed a case against Alagiri,...
  • Teachers' Day be renamed either in Telugu or Tamil: DMK's Elangovan September 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The politics over Teachers' Day continued as the Congress and Tamil parties have slammed the Narendra Modi government for renaming Teachers' Day as Guru Utsav. The issue has become linguistic issue with parties alleging that the Centre was trying to impose Hindi on them. Senior DMK leader TKS Elangovan...
  • Karunanidhi slams Modi government for renaming Teachers' Day as Guru Utsav September 1, 2014

    Chennai: DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Monday slammed the Narendra Modi government for renaming Teachers' Day as Guru Utsav. Karunanidhi said that the Centre was plotting to defeat the Tamil language by renaming the day in Hindi. He added that the government was seeking to impose Hindi on Tamil Nadu...
  • Alagiri granted anticipatory bail in land grabbing case August 28, 2014

    Madurai: Madras High Court bench on Thursday granted anticipatory bail till September 3 to former Union Minister and expelled DMK leader M K Alagiri in a case relating to alleged grabbing of land of a local temple. The District Crime Branch and antiland grabbing special cell had filed a case against...
  • Madurai Police registers land grabbing case against DMK chief's son Alagiri August 27, 2014

    Chennai: Madurai Police on Wednesday registered a land grabbing case against DMK chief M Karunanidhi's son MK Alagiri. The case has been registered against a few others for grabbing 44 cents of temple land. The case has been registered following the complaint of Hindu religious and Charitable Endowment Official Jayaraman. ...
  • Karunanidhi writes to President, PM, seeks Bharat Ratna for Annadurai August 24, 2014

    Chennai: DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Sunday wrote to President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking conferment of Bharat Ratna for party founder and Dravidian idealogue CN Annadurai. "The founder leader of the DMK, Arignar Anna (Annadurai) is a great social reformer, great writer, orator and litterateur of Tamil...
  • 2G scam: DMK chief M Karunanidhi's wife Dayalu Ammal gets bail August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: A special Central Bureau of Investigation court on Wednesday granted bail to DMK chief M Karunanidhi's wife Dayalu Ammal in a 2G scamrelated money laundering case. She was chargesheeed along with others including former Telecom Minister A Raja by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). Special CBI Judge OP Saini allowed...
  • DMK threatens to sue Justice Katju, demands unconditional apology August 11, 2014

    Chennai: In a strong reaction to the allegations leveled at party chief K Karunanidhi, DMK on Monday threatened to sue Press Council of India Chairman Markandey Katju and demaded an unconditional apology for his comments. In a statement, DMK's organising secretary RS Barathi raised counter questions on Katju's assets and...
  • Katju's allegation a blatant lie: M Karunanidhi August 8, 2014

    Chennai: DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Friday dismissed as a blatant lie the allegation of Press Council of India Chairman Markandey Katju that his party had pressured the UPA regime over the appointment of an Additional Judge of Madras High Court. "It is a blatant lie," Karunanidhi told reporters when his...
  • DMK leader quits, demands Stalin as CM candidate, says sack Kanimozhi, Maran, Raja August 7, 2014

    Chennai: The DMK Organising Secretary PV Kalyanasundaram resigned from all party posts demanding party treasurer and heir apparent MK Stalin be declared as the party's chief ministerial candidate for 2016 assembly elections. Considered a Stalin loyalist, Kalyanasundaram sent in his resignation letter, dated July 30, to DMK chief M Karunanidhi...