KARUNANIDHI

  • DMK backs Tamil Nadu farmers bandh against Karnataka dams across Cauvery 5 days ago

    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...
  • DMK chief M Karunanidhi slams Arun Jaitley meeting Jayalalithaa January 19, 2015

    Chennai: DMK chief Karunanidhi has slammed Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's meeting with the AIADMK chief and former chief minister J Jayalalithaa on Sunday. In a statement he said "Is it proper for a Union minister to meet a convicted person? I am reminded of the saying "cat is out...
  • 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...
  • Karunanidhi takes swipe at Tamil Nadu CM over seating arrangements in Assembly December 4, 2014

    Chennai: Peeved over the seating arrangements in the Tamil Nadu Assembly, DMK president M Karunanidhi on Thursday took a swipe at Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam and said an "ailing" person like him, who had participated in debates for over 50 years, had been disregarded. After signing the Assembly attendance register,...
  • 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...
  • Protests erupt in Tamil Nadu after Sri Lankan court gives death sentence to five Indian fishermen October 31, 2014

    Chennai: Protests erupted in Tamil Nadu on Friday after five Indian fishermen from the state were given death sentence by a Sri Lankan court in alleged drugs smuggling case. Meanwhile, fishermen in Rameshwaram have withdrawn their protest after assurance from state government which said that it will appeal in Sri Lanka...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • TN Opposition senses opportunity to shore up prospects post-Jaya conviction October 11, 2014

    Chennai: With a vacuum created in Tamil Nadu's political scene following the conviction of AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa in a graft case, opposition parties are smelling an opportunity to strengthen their ranks ahead of the 2016 Assembly polls. At the forefront is the DMK, whose house the party chief M Karunanidhi is...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...