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  • MDMK, TMC jointly demand for declassifying Netaji files Yesterday

    Chennai: Trinamool Congress and Vaiko-led MDMK on Tuesday jointly demanded that the Centre declassify the files relating to the disappearance of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and make it public, contending that every Indian must know what happened to the leader. "We demand, without any delay, the inquiry report must be...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories November 26, 2014

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay November 26, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Modi snubs Sharif at SAARC, says combat cross-border terror November 26, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday held bilateral talks with all Heads of Government and State attending the 18th SAARC Summit with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif the only conspicuous exemption. Noting that a good neighbourhood is a universal aspiration, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said, "If we are...
  • Modi calls for stronger ties with Lanka, ally MDMK celebrates LTTE chief's birth anniversary November 26, 2014

    Chennai: On a day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi pushed for closer ties with SAARC countries including Sri Lanka, NDA's alliance partner and MDMK chief Vaiko led celebrations in Tamil Nadu for slain LTTE chief Prabhakaran's 60th birth anniversary. Over five years since the terrorist outfit LTTE's decimation in Sri Lanka,...
  • Tamil Nadu: Vaiko celebrates LTTE chief Prabhakaran's 60th birth anniversary November 26, 2014

    Chennai: NDA ally, MDMK chief Vaiko and pro-Tamil outfits on Wednesday celebrated the 60th birth anniversary of slain LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran. While Vaiko celebrated the birth anniversary of Prabhakaran at a village in Tirupur District, Nam Tamilar Katchi chief and film director Seeman cut a cake. ...
  • MDMK Chief Vaiko attacks Modi for greeting Lankan President Rajapaksa November 26, 2014

    Chennai: The MDMK chief Vaiko has condemned Prime Minister Narendra Modi wishing Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa at the SAARC summit. In a statement he said "I am terribly pained at the attitude of my prime minister. It's atrocious to commend the racist president who has killed several Tamils. And...
  • Subramanian Swamy seeks ban on Prabhakaran's birth anniversary celebration in Tamil Nadu November 21, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Friday urged Home Minister Rajnath Singh to issue a directive to the Tamil Nadu government to ban the move to celebrate birth anniversary of slain chief of LTTE V Prabhakaran, who was responsible for killing of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. "These celebrations are...
  • Vaiko calls for a massive celebration of LTTE chief’s birthday November 19, 2014

    Chennai: The NDA ally and the MDMK Chief Vaiko in a statement called for a massive celebration in Tamil Nadu on the occasion of slain LTTE chief Prabhakaran's 60th birthday. Vaiko wants the people of Tamil Nadu to hold prayer meetings, offer prayers, burst crackers and distribute sweets. LTTE is...
  • Vaiko protests death penalty to Tamil fishermen, blames NDA government November 4, 2014

    Chennai: Workers of the Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam led by general secretary Vaiko held massive protests in Chennai on Tuesday against the death sentence awarded to five Tamil Nadu fishermen by Sri Lankan court. Vaiko, who is an ally of the BJP, also lashed out at the central government for inviting...
  • 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...
  • MDMK chief Vaiko condemns Centre's order to celebrate Sanskrit week July 17, 2014

    Chennai: Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) leader Vaiko has condemned celebration of Sanskrit week in CBSE schools. He voiced his opposition after the Centre recently ordered celebration of Sanskrit week to promote the language. Vaiko said that only one language should not be promoted as it will affect the national...
  • Vaiko appeals to PM to constitute Cauvery Management Board June 15, 2014

    Chennai: BJP ally Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) on Sunday appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to constitute Cauvery Management Board, saying it was the 'duty' of the Centre to do so. Party chief Vaiko in a letter to Modi said there "is no rationale on the part of the Karnataka...
  • Vaiko writes to PM over abduction of priest in Afghanistan June 4, 2014

    Chennai: MDMK chief Vaiko has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking his intervention in securing the release of a Jesuit priest from Tamil Nadu, who was abducted by unidentified gunmen in Afghanistan on June 2. In his letter to Modi, Vaiko contended that 47yearold Fr Alexis Prem Kumar S J...
  • Delhi: MDMK's Vaiko protests against Rajapaksa, detained for defying prohibitory orders May 26, 2014

    New Delhi: MDMK chief Vaiko along with around 100 supporters have been detained for defying prohibitory orders after he held a protest against the visit of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa for Narendra Modi's swearingin ceremony. Vaiko along with his supporters broke a barricade and tried to move out of Jantar...
  • MDMK chief Vaiko to hold black flag protest against Rajapaksa in Delhi May 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) chief Vaiko, an important all of the Bharatiya Janata Party in Tamil Nadu, will hold a black flag demonstration against Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Delhi on Monday. Rajapaksa will be in Delhi on Monday to attend Prime Ministerdesignate Narendra Modi's oathtaking ceremony...
  • Tamil leaders unite against invite to Sri Lanka for Modi's swearingin May 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Tamil Nadu politics is on the boil again over the alleged mistreatment of Lankan Tamils by the Colombo government. The Tamil Nadu political leaders have voiced their opposition to Narendra Modi's invite to Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa for his swearingin ceremony arguing that it has hurt the...
  • BJP ally Vaiko opposes Rajapaksa's presence at PM Modi's swearingin May 23, 2014

    Chennai: The controversy over the invitation to Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Prime Ministerdesignate Narendra Modi's swearingin ceremony on May 26 continues. BJP ally MDMK chief Vaiko has opposed invitation to Mahinda Rajapaksa. Vaiko said, "At this juncture if Rajapaksa is invited, whose hands are stained with the blood of...
  • BJP ally MDMK opposed to Sri Lanka's participation at Modi's swearingin ceremony May 21, 2014

    Chennai: BJP's ally MDMK on Wednesday opposed theparticipation of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa in the May 26 swearingin ceremony of Narendra Modi as Prime Minister, saying his presence would hurt the feelings of the Tamil people. Party founder Vaiko claimed Congress was shown the door by the people of Tamil...
  • LS polls: Vaiko faces stiff challenge in Virudhunagar April 7, 2014

    Known for its fireworks and printing units, Virudhunagar Lok Sabha constituency in southern Tamil Nadu is witnessing an absorbing battle of ballot in a five-cornered contest featuring among others Vaiko of Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK). A two-time MP, Vaiko, defeated in 2009 by a margin of 15,764 votes by Congress...
  • LS polls: MDMK to support PMK in Puducherry April 6, 2014

    MDMK General Secretary Vaiko on Sunday said his party would support PMK nominee RKR Anantharaman in the Lok Sabha elections in Puducherry. "I urge partymen to work wholeheartedly for the victory of the PMK candidate," he said in a release in Chennai. An ally of BJP, MDMK's support comes against the background...
  • By meeting Imam, Sonia Gandhi committed 'blunder': Jethmalani April 5, 2014

    Senior Supreme Court advocate Ram Jethmalani on Saturday said Congress President Sonia Gandhi had committed a "blunder" by meeting Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari. Talking to reporters in Madurai, he said Congress spoke about secularism and seek support of Muslim clerics for votes. The party had been following...
  • Vaiko meets Alagiri, seeks support for LS polls March 23, 2014

    Firebrand MDMK founder Vaiko met suspended DMK leader MK Alagiri on Sunday and sought his support in the coming general elections. The meeting between the two leaders at Alagiri's place in Madurai lasted around 45 minutes. Some time back, the 63-year-old Alagiri had met BJP president Rajnath Singh in New Delhi. Later,...
  • Vaiko meets Alagiri at his residence, seeks support for LS polls March 23, 2014

    Chennai: In what could be a major political development in Tamil Nadu politics, MDMK general secretary Vaiko met suspended DMK leader MK Alagiri at his residence in Madurai on Sunday. Meeting between the two leaders holds significance as it comes days after the MDMK became a part of the BJP-led NDA...
  • Modi will become PM even without TN's 40 seats: Vaiko March 22, 2014

    Endorsing the existence of a "Modi wave" across the country, MDMK leader Vaiko on Saturday said the BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate becoming the next Prime Minister was a certainty even without taking into account the 40 seats of Tamil Nadu. "There is an immense Modi wave across the country. He will...
  • MDMK chief Vaiko promises lifting ban on LTTE March 22, 2014

    Chennai: The MDMK led by pro-LTTE leader Vaiko has released its manifesto. Vaiko has joined the DMDK-BJP led alliance in Tamil Nadu. The manifesto promises lifting of the ban on terrorist organisation LTTE and making Tamil one of the official languages in India. Main points of the manifesto: Increased autonomy to states:...
  • Happy to be a part of NDA, confident of winning in Tamil Nadu: Vaiko March 21, 2014

    As the MDMK sealed an alliance with the BJP in Tamil Nadu, party's general secretary Vaiko told CNN-IBN, "We are very happy to be a part of the NDA fold and we are confident of winning in Tamil Nadu." ...
  • Vaiko meets Rajnath, discuss poll strategy for Lok Sabha elections January 30, 2014

    MDMK leader Vaiko on Thursday met BJP president Rajnath Singh in New Delhi to discuss the strategy for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, a week after the two parties formally announced prepoll alliance between them. The meeting lasted about 25 minutes. "We had a fruitful discussion on the 2014 general elections," the...
  • MDMK to ally with BJP for Lok Sabha elections January 23, 2014

    Chennai: BJP and MDMK on Thursday officially announced their alliance for the Lok Sabha polls even as the former is said to be holding talks with two other regional parties in the state. With this, the BJPMDMK alliance has virtually emerged as the third front against the regional majors AIADMK and...
  • TN: MDMK leader, 300 workers arrested for protesting against CHOGM November 12, 2013

    Chennai: Over 300 MDMK activists, including its General Secretary Vaiko were, arrested for blocking train traffic as the dawntodusk Tamil Nadu bandh called by proEelam outfits demanding that India completely boycott the CHOGM meet in Colombo got underway. Normal life remained unaffected due to the bandh for which police have...