TR Baalu

  • DMK scores a blank, blames Jayalalithaa for its rout 17-05-2014 03:37 PM

    Chennai: A bitter DMK on Saturday blamed rival AIADMK for its complete rout in Tamil Nadu in the Lok Sabha elections. "The money power has suppressed the democracy. The democracy will rise and win again," senior DMK leader TR Baalu said. He added, "I brought many schemes which helped in...
  • Congress 'Sherpas' failed in communication; DMK ungrateful: Jairam Ramesh 04-05-2014 02:42 PM

    Hyderabad: Union minister Jairam Ramesh on Sunday said that the top Congress leaders had failed in political communication and had not aggressively countered BJP's campaign to project UPA as a corrupt regime. He also slammed former ally DMK by calling it "ungrateful" and dubbed its then minister TR Baalu as...
  • MPs rating: TR Baalu scores 6 on a scale of 10 21-04-2014 03:57 PM

    Former Shipping Minster and 5 time DMK MP from Sriperumbudur TR Baalu has scored 6 on a scale of 10 in a survey conducted by CNN-IBN and ADR that rates our parliamentarians' performance. The MP from Tamil Nadu scored 5.2 on accessibility and 6 on trustworthiness. He has been rated...
  • TR Baalu keen on Sethusamudram for personal gains: Jaya 05-04-2014 08:56 PM

    Thanjavur: Taking head on DMK nominee and former Union Minister TR Baalu, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Saturday accused him and his party of forcefully pushing the controversial Sethusamudram Project to further their business interests. Addressing an election rally at this Cauvery heartland and also the 'Rice Bowl...
  • DMK writes to CEC asking for delisting of AIADMK party symbol 11-11-2013 08:45 PM

    Chennai: DMK party MP TR Baalu on Monday shot off a letter to the Chief Election Commissioner asking him to delist the AIADMK's party symbol of 'two leaves'. The DMK has been making representations against what it calls misuse of the party symbol ever since Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa inaugurated...
  • Decision on CHOGM after considering all factors, says Manmohan Singh 15-10-2013 01:49 PM

    India's participation in the Commonwealth summit in Sri Lanka next month would be decided upon after considering all factors, including sentiments of Tamils and the DMK, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh assured on Tuesday. There has been speculation over India's participation in the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), scheduled to...
  • Calling more witnesses on 2G scam: DMK- PC Chacko tussle escalates 24-09-2013 10:45 PM

    The tussle between DMK and Joint Parliamentary Committee chief PC Chacko over calling more witnesses and documents before the panel adopts its controversial report on 2G scam has escalated. Despite Chacko rejecting DMK member TR Baalu's demand to call for more documents and officials before adopting the report, the latter...
  • DMK seeks removal of Chacko as chairman of JPC committee 22-04-2013 02:50 PM

    New Delhi: The DMK on Monday sought the removal of PC Chacko as chairman of the Joint Parliamentary Committee examining the 2G spectrum allocation, alleging that he had leaked the panel's draft report to the media. DMK leader TR Baalu said he had given a notice of breach of parliamentary...
  • 2G scam: DMK readies dissenting note to draft JPC report 22-04-2013 11:50 AM

    Chennai: DMK members of the joint parliamentary committee (JPC) probing the allocation and pricing of 2G spectrum have readied their dissent note to the panel's draft report, said the party's parliamentary leader TR Baalu. He said the party would also demand the removal of PC Chacko as the JPC's chairman....
  • Party feuds give me sleepless nights, says Karunanidhi 22-10-2012 06:59 PM

    Chennai: Upset over internal rivalry among party leaders, DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Monday said such factional feuds made him "sleepless" as these affected the party. "When I go to sleep, such factional feuds engulf me and makes me sleepless," he said, referring to the turf war between DMK leaders...
  • President poll: DMK leaders meet PM, Sonia 07-06-2012 11:42 AM

    New Delhi: Amid consultations on deciding the UPA candidate for Presidential election, DMK leaders TR Baalu and MK Stalin on Thursday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi. Baalu and Stalin met Singh at South Block and are believed to have discussed the issue of selection of...
  • DMK, TMC warn UPA on SL war crimes, NCTC 19-03-2012 11:36 AM

    New Delhi: The DMK and Trinamool Congress (TMC) are keeping up the heat on the Centre on the issues of alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka, National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) and the Railway Budget. The DMK on Monday indicated that its continuation in the UPA would depend on Prime...
  • We want Govt to back resolution against Sri Lanka: TR Baalu 19-03-2012 10:46 AM

    DMK leader TR Baalu said the party was waiting for the Prime Minister's response on India's stand on the issue. ...
  • Opposition, allies united against FDI in retail 01-12-2011 04:32 PM

    The DMK, Trinamool Congress, Left and BJP strongly voiced against FDI in retail and wanted immediate rollback. ...
  • DMK leader TR Baalu attended UPA-II dinner 22-05-2011 11:09 PM

    DMK president M Karunanidhi will go to Delhi to meet his daughter Kanimozhi who is in jail over 2G scam charges. ...
  • DMK leader TR Baalu to attend UPA-II dinner 22-05-2011 10:48 AM

    New Delhi: DMK leader TR Baalu will attend the UPA-II second anniversary dinner on Sunday in the capital. Earlier there was uncertainty on whether or not the DMK will attend the dinner, following Kanimozhi's arrest in the 2G scam. A high-level DMK meeting took place on Saturday to decide whether...
  • Cong-DMK logjam over seat sharing continues 08-03-2011 04:04 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress and the DMK failed to break the logjam over the seat sharing issue even after DMK leaders MK Alagiri and Dayanidhi Maran met Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday. The two parties are deadlocked on a deal over sharing of seats in the upcoming Tamil Nadu...
  • No breakthrough in Cong-DMK standoff: Azad 07-03-2011 11:34 AM

    New Delhi: Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad - the Congress in-charge for Tamil Nadu - said on Monday that there has been no breakthrough in the talks between the Congress and the Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam (DMK) over the seat sharing issue. "We shall see what happens today," said Azad...
  • DMK may reconsider the pull-out decision: Baalu 05-03-2011 08:23 PM

    Chennai: Senior DMK leader TR Baalu on Saturday night indicated his party could review its decision to pull its ministers out of the Union Cabinet if the Congress relents on its stand over sharing of seats in the upcoming Assembly polls in Tamil Nadu. Baalu also said the DMK's six...
  • Top DMK leaders eye Telecom Ministry 15-11-2010 07:18 AM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will hold the telecom portfolio following A Raja's resignation for his alleged links with the 2G spectrum scam. Raja is a Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam (DMK) Member of Parliament from the Nilgiris(SC) Lok Sabha constituency. Sources say two top DMK members are now eying the...
  • Baalu gave clearance to Adarsh, not Prabhu 02-11-2010 01:18 PM

    New Delhi: The Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society scam has become a big headache for the Congress. Now in another major revelation it has been found that it was Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam's TR Baalu and not Shiv Sena's Suresh Prabhu who gave environmental clearance at the Centre in 2003 to Adarsh...
  • As trust vote nears, DMK tries to woo Dayanidhi Maran 16-07-2008 01:29 AM

    Brisbane: Australia on Tuesday used the leg-spin bowling of a Pakistani asylum seeker in their first net practice session ahead of this week's first Test against South Africa in Brisbane. Fawad Ahmed, who is awaiting a decision from the Australian government about his refugee protection claim, bowled against Australia's top...
  • UPA tries to placate Maran; NC says all options open 15-07-2008 07:56 PM

    Mumbai: Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh and Murali Vijay have been recalled to India's Test team for the first time in over a year as the new BCCI selection committee named a 15-man squad for the first two matches against England this month. Suresh Raina, Piyush Chawla and S Badrinath were...
  • Baalu in fresh row, 'ignored' whistleblower 03-05-2008 06:39 PM

    New Delhi: Satisfied with the squad at his disposal for the upcoming fifth season of the Indian Premier League, Delhi Daredevils captain Virender Sehwag believes if his side can play to its potential it can figure in the play-offs of the Twenty20 tournament this year. Sehwag said with a strong...
  • Baalu, Deora get clean chit, PMO faces music 29-04-2008 08:15 PM

    Islamabad: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday appointed former Test spinner Iqbal Qasim as the head of a revamped national selection committee after Mohammad Illyas resigned from the post. Former Test pacer Saleem Jaffer has also been appointed on the committee which was revamped after Pakistan lost to England...
  • Advani demands PM's statement on Baalu issue 27-04-2008 11:42 PM

    Dubai: Jonny Bairstow hit a maiden half-century and paceman Steven Finn took three wickets to guide England to a comfortable 38-run win in the second Twenty20 international against Pakistan on Saturday. Bairstow's 60 off 46 balls, studded with two sixes and five boundaries, helped England recover from a precarious 79-4...