GK VASAN

  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories November 28, 2014

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  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay November 28, 2014

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  • News 360: Delhi schools can now set their own Nursery admission guidelines November 28, 2014

    In a huge relief for prive schools in Delhi, the High Court has allowed them to set their own guidelines for nursery admissions quashing the guidelines of city government with respect to the general category seats. ...
  • Tamil Nadu: Rebel Congress leader GK Vasan revives Tamil Manila Congress November 28, 2014

    Trichy: Rebel Congress leader and former union minister GK Vasan on Friday evening revived his father's Tamil Manila Congress after quitting the Congress earlier in November. The rebel leader revived the party in the state 18 years after his father launched it in protest against the then Prime Minister PV Narasimha...
  • Vasan camp moves EC for registration of new outfit's name November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: With former Union Minister GK Vasan, who recently broke away from Congress, all set to launch his political party on November 28, his representatives have approached the Election Commission to register the name for the new outfit. Senior leaders, who quit Congress to join the Vasan camp, said...
  • Tamil Nadu Congress says GK Vasan out of trust running assets November 7, 2014

    Chennai: Former Union Minister GK Vasan is out of a trust that runs party properties, including State headquarters Satyamurthy Bhavan which was under Tamil Maanila Congress's control during 1996-2002, a senior Congress leader said. When Vasan's father GK Moopanar founded Tamil Maanila Congress in 1996 after...
  • As Rahul Gandhi proposes to restructure Congress, voice of dissent grows louder November 7, 2014

    Amidst growing discontent within the Congress, the disciplinary committee of the party will look into former finance minster P Chidambaram's son Karti's comments criticising the party high command. ...
  • Sonia Gandhi asks Tamil Nadu Congress to shun groupism November 6, 2014

    Chennai: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday asked her party's faction-ridden Tamil Nadu unit to shun groupism and strive for strengthening the organization at the grassroots level. During an hour-long meeting the TNCC delegation led by PCC President E V K S Elangovan had with Ms. Gandhi and vice president Rahul...
  • Rumblings within Congress: Is Rahul Gandhi's leadership under threat? November 6, 2014

    Amidst growing discontent within the Congress, the disciplinary committee of the party will look into former finance minster P Chidambaram's son Karti's comments criticising the party high command. ...
  • Congress's ship in the unsuccessful captaincy of Rahul Gandhi: BJP November 6, 2014

    As more and more Congress leaders come forth with their criticism of the party high command, the BJP said that what is happening with Congress is quite obvious. "After ship of Congress sunk in Lok Sabha polls, it's natural that all Captains are abandoning it. The ship is now left in...
  • Congress disciplinary committee to look into Karti's criticism of party high command November 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Amidst growing discontent within the Congress, the disciplinary committee of the party will look into former finance minster P Chidambaram's son Karti's comments criticising the party high command. Karthi had said that the party needs to to revisit the observer style of functioning. "Tamil Nadu Congress requires more...
  • Karti Chidambaram criticises Congress high command, says Tamil Nadu unit requires autonomy November 5, 2014

    Chennai: Former Finance Minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram's son Karti on Wednesday criticised the party's high command and the way party was being run. He is another prominent Tamil Nadu Congress leader who has raised a finger on the party's functioning and said the state unit in Tamil Nadu...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories November 3, 2014

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  • India @ 9 with Karma Paljor November 3, 2014

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  • Congress expels Vasan for making inappropriate comments against party November 3, 2014

    Chennai: Congress on Monday expeled rebel leader GK Vasan, who has announced his decision to quit the party and revive Tamil Manila Congress, for making inappropriate comments against party. Vasan broke away from the Congress to relaunch the party his father GK Moopanar had founed 18 years ago. "It is not the...
  • Tamil Nadu: Vasan deals body blow to 'sinking ship' Congress, quits in disgust November 3, 2014

    Chennai: The most pleasing face of the Congress from Tamil Nadu has quit the party in disgust. G K Vasan, former union minister and the son of Congress stalwart G K Moopanar has announced in Chennai that he is no longer with the Congress. In a hurriedly convened press meet...
  • GK Vasan quits Congress, to relaunch Tamil Manila Congress November 3, 2014

    Chennai: Former union minister GK Vasan on Monday to quit the Congress party and will relaunch his father GK Moopanar's outfit Tamil Manila Congress. Addressing a press conference, Vasan told his supporters that a new path will be set. "There should be no factions. On the path of Kamaraj and Moopnar...
  • GK Vasan hits out at Congress, says Working Committee acting against TNCC November 1, 2014

    Chennai: Former union minister GK Vasan on Saturday hit out at the Congress party saying that the party's Working Committee was acting against the interests of the Tamil Nadu Congress Committee. Vasan is reportedly unhappy with the party leadership and sources said that he is likely to quit the party. While vasan...
  • Arrest of SL national points to failure of intelligence agencies, says former minister GK Vasan September 15, 2014

    Kumbakonam: The arrest of a Sri Lankan national in Chennai for allegedly spying for Pakistan pointed to the 'failure' of the central and state intelligence agencies and they should coordinate with Coast Guard and police for effective vigil, former Union minister GK Vasan said on Monday. "The Sri Lankan national's arrest...
  • 100 days of Modi's rule has not benefitted people: GK Vasan September 7, 2014

    Madurai: Former Union Minister G K Vasan alleged that the 100day rule of Narendra Modi led BJP government had not helped any section of the people. However, he did not elaborate though reporters pressed him for an answer during a brief chat with them on Sunday. On the vexed fishermen's...
  • LS polls: GK Vasan seeks vote for Congress to ensure development in Puducherry April 19, 2014

    Asserting that the UPA Government had evolved several development projects for the union territory, Union Minister and senior Congress leader GK Vasan on Saturday asked the voters to support the party in the April 24 Lok Sabha polls so that they continue to get such benefits. Canvassing for Congress nominee and...
  • Lankan issue will not affect us in polls: Congress April 4, 2014

    Union Minister and senior Congress leader G K Vasan on Friday said the Centre's stand in abstaining from voting on a US resolution on alleged war crimes by Sri Lanka at UNHRC would not affect the party in the Lok Sabha elections. "No way the Sri Lankan issue will affect the...
  • Sailor in Togo jail: Wife urges Indian government to secure her husband's release December 6, 2013

    Mumbai: It has been six months since the crew of MT Centurion was detained in a Togo prison in West Africa. Adding to the woes of Aditi James, the wife of Captain Sunil James, their 11monthold son who was suffering from septicemia died on December 2. Since then the...
  • Narayanasamy, Jayanthi Natarajan against PM visit to CHOGM November 4, 2013

    Two more central ministers have spoken out against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Sri Lanka to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), in view of that nation's alleged atrocities on Tamils. The government is yet to decide whether Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will attend the CHOGM summit Nov...
  • Oscar Fernandes joins 'Rahul for PM' clamour October 12, 2013

    Joining the "Rahul for PM" clamour in the Congress, Union Minister for Transport Road and Highways Oscar Fernandes, on Saturday, said that Rahul Gandhi had all capabilities to become the Prime Minister. "Rahul is a talented leader. He has all the capabilities to become Prime Minister," Fernandes, who was in Chennai...
  • Vasan against selling warship to Sri Lanka September 12, 2013

    Erode: Voicing opposition to Centre's proposal to supply two naval warships to Sri Lanka, Shipping Minister G.K. Vasan has said he would urge Prime Minister Manmohan Singh not to sell the vessels. "I am against the selling of warships to Sri Lanka. I will meet the Prime Minister soon and represent...
  • Efforts on to free captain of Indian ship, two crew members detained in Togo September 4, 2013

    Efforts are on to free the captain of an Indian merchant tanker, MT Ocean Centurion, detained along with two other crew members in a Togo prison in West Africa, an official said in New Delhi on Wednesday. "Captain Sunil James of the Indian merchant ship MV Ocean Centurion along with two...
  • Govt to raise monthly pension for seafarers to Rs 500 April 5, 2013

    Mumbai: Union Shipping Minister GK Vasan on Friday said the government has decided to increase the monthly pension for seafarers to Rs 500. Under the revised scheme, seafarers will earn Rs 500 per month as against Rs 200 now, Vasan told reporters on the sidelines of the 50th National Maritime...
  • Cyclone Nilam: Death toll 4, body of another sailor found November 2, 2012

    Chennai: The death toll in cyclone Nilam has gone up to four, after the body of yet another missing sailor was found on Friday. Earlier in the day, the bodies of two missing sailors were found. A total of five sailors went missing after their life boat was wrecked in...
  • Cyclone Nilam: Body of another sailor found, 3 missing November 2, 2012

    Chennai: Rescue and search operations yielded the body of yet another sailor, who had gone missing along with four others after cyclone Nilam wrecked their life boat off the Chennai coast. Early on Friday morning, the body of another was found, thus bringing the tally of those still missing down...