M KARUNANIDHI

  • Tamil Nadu CM Panneerselvam violated oath of office, alleges Karunanidhi March 29, 2015

    Chennai: DMK president M Karunanidhi on Sunday slammed Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam for his statement that the state's 2015-16 budget proposals were prepared under the directions of AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa and said such an act amounted to violating oath of office and secrecy. "The budget is a confidential document...
  • DMK backs Tamil Nadu farmers bandh against Karnataka dams across Cauvery March 23, 2015

    Chennai: The DMK has decided to support Tamil Nadu farmers' proposed bandh against Karnataka on March 28th. The farmers are opposing Karnataka's plan to build two dams across Cauvery at Mekedatu. The DMK chief M Karunanidhi has asked the ruling AIADMK to call for total bandh on March 28. He...
  • M Karunanidhi leads protest against land acquisition bill in Chennai March 20, 2015

    Chennai: Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief M Karunanidhi, former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran and former MP TKS Elangovan led a protest in Chennai against the Centre's land acquisition bill on Friday. DMK General Secretary K Anbazhagan and senior leader Durai Murugan led the protests outside the Collectorates at Chennai and Vellore...
  • Jayalalithaa rejects Karunanidhi's charge of double standard on land bill March 15, 2015

    Chennai: Rejecting the 'double standard' charge levelled by arch rival and DMK President M Karunanidhi, AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa on Sunday asserted her party supported the land acquisition bill as it vests more power in states in matters such as granting exemptions unlike the previous version. Seeking to turn the tables against...
  • CBI trying to fix me, says former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran January 22, 2015

    Dayanidhi Maran alleged that he was being framed in the case to please an Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh ideologue. "We have co-operated absolutely with the CBI. Am willing to prove my innocence in the case in the court," he said. ...
  • CBI fixing me in illegal telephone exchange case to please an RSS ideologue, alleges Maran January 22, 2015

    Chennai: Following the arrest of his aides by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the illegal telephone exchange case, former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran on Thursday met DMK chief M Karunanidhi. Maran alleged that he was being framed in the case to please an Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh ideologue. "I...
  • ED allowed to drop Karunanidhi's daughter Selvi as witness January 6, 2015

    New Delhi: A special court on Tuesday allowed the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to drop DMK chief M Karunanidhi's daughter S Selvi as a prosecution witness in a 2G scam-related money laundering case in which the trial is going on. The court's order came after ED's special prosecutor NK Matta contended...
  • MK Stalin strongly denies rumours of his resignation from DMK, blames media for speculation January 4, 2015

    Chennai: DMK chief M Karunanidhi's son and party treasurer MK Stalin on Sunday strongly denied any rumours of his resignation from the party. Stalin's supporters want him to replace Karunanidhi as the party president. Blaming the media for speculation, the DMK treasurer said, "This news is speculation. Someone with vested interests...
  • K Balachander cremated; Rajinikanth, M Karunanidhi pay last respects to the legendary director December 25, 2014

    Chennai: Legendary Tamil filmmaker K Balachander was cremated here on Wednesday amid members from film fraternity and thousands of his fans. Police and volunteers had a tough time in controlling the surging crowds. Men and women stood in long queues to have a last glimpse of the thespian, who died at...
  • Caste-based census important to ensure social justice: M Karunanidhi November 8, 2014

    Chennai: A day after Supreme Court set aside a Madras High Court order directing the Centre to conduct caste-based census, DMK president M Karunanidhi urged the Union Government to factor in the necessity of holding such an exercise. "Though the Supreme Court has given the order based on present legal...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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: 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. ...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • TN: Refusal of entry to dhoticlad HC judge triggers controversy July 13, 2014

    Chennai: Refusal of entry to a dhoticlad Judge of the Madras High Court at a club has stoked a controversy, with political parties including DMK condemning the incident, as CPI(M) vowed to take up the issue in the Tamil Nadu Assembly, which is in session, on Monday. DMK chief M Karunanidhi...
  • Tamil Nadu: Karunanidhi objects the move to attract FDI in rail sector July 8, 2014

    Chennai: DMK president M Karunanidhi on Tuesday objected to the move to privatise maintenance operations and attract FDI in railways but hailed the announcement of five new trains for Tamil Nadu in the Rail Budget. It is welcome that five new trains have been announced for Tamil Nadu, besides super fast...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey July 3, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: ISIS shifts Indian nurses to different location in Iraq July 3, 2014

    All the Indian nurses have been moved by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants from Tikrit to an unknown location in Iraq. All the 46 nurses who have been moved are from Kerala. ...
  • Jaya slams Karunanidhi for poser on interstate river issues June 28, 2014

    Chennai: Hitting back at arch rival and DMK chief M Karunanidhi over his posers on interstate water issues, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Friday accused him of betrayal of Tamil Nadu's interest when his party was part of UPA and questioned his locus standi to talk on state's rights. Joining issue...
  • Secure release of priest Alexis at earliest: DMK to Centre June 4, 2014

    Chennai: DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Thursday urged the Centre to secure at the earliest the release of Indian aid worker Alexis Prem Kumar, a Jesuit priest from Tamil Nadu, who has been abducted from Herat in Afghanistan on June 2 by suspected Taliban militants. "I urge the Centre and the...
  • DMK chief M Karunanidhi turns 91 today June 3, 2014

    Chennai: DMK President M Karunanidhi on Tuesday turned 91 as scores of party cadres celebrated the occasion by distributing sweets across the state. The party supremo began the day by paying homage at the memorial of his mentor, DMK founder CN Annadurai here. Senior DMK leaders, party functionaries and people from different...
  • DMK to hold strategic meet today after party's rout in Lok Sabha polls June 2, 2014

    Chennai: The DMK will hold a highlevel strategic meet on Monday to discuss strengthening the party after their poor poll performance in the recent Lok Sabha elections. The DMK failed to win a single seat in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. Its allies also drew a blank. K Anbazhagan, M K...
  • DMK's highlevel strategy committee meeting on June 2 May 20, 2014

    Chennai: In its series of analysis meetings planned to discuss the party's rout in the April 24 Lok Sabha polls, the DMK on Tuesday announced convening its highlevel strategy committee meeting on June 2, a day ahead of party chief M Karunanidhi's birthday. The party patriarch will chair the meeting at...