Karunanidhi

  • Justice Katju has fallen from the stature of a judge, says DMK 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Two days after former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju alleged that there is corruption and political interference in the judiciary, DMK chief Karunanidhi has slammed him over his charges. He said, "Katju's remark is an insult to the judiciary. Why was Katju silent for 10 years when...
  • Madras HC judge denied entry into TNCA Club for wearing dhoti, DMK objects July 14, 2014

    Chennai: After a Madras High Court judge was denied entry into the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association Club for wearing a dhoti, DMK chief Karunanidhi has spoken out condemning the incident. He said, "Wearing dhotis is Tamil culture and a ban on dhotis is condemnable. If there's a compulsion that a...
  • TN: Refusal of entry to dhoti-clad HC judge triggers controversy July 13, 2014

    Chennai: Refusal of entry to a dhoti-clad 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...
  • Chennai building collapse: DMK protests, demands CBI probe July 12, 2014

    Chennai: The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam held a protest rally on Saturday demanding a Central Bureau of Investigation probe into the Chennai building collapse. Sixty-one people were killed after an 11-storey building collapsed in Chennai last month. While Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has accused the builders of the accident and promised...
  • 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...
  • Jayalalithaa says Karunanidhi is 'jealous' of AIADMK's growing clout July 7, 2014

    Chennai: Coming down heavily on DMK president Karunanidhi for his "wrong" statements on river water issues, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Monday said the 90-year-old leader was "jealous" of her party's growing clout. "Karunanidhi is giving wrong statements (on river water issues including Mullaiperiyar) as he is unable to...
  • Chennai building collapse: One-man panel an eye wash, alleges Karunanidhi July 4, 2014

    Chennai: DMK chief K Karunanidhi on Friday targeted the J Jayalalithaa government over the setting up of a one-man commission to investigate the Chennai building collapse tragedy. Alleging that the one-man commission was an eye wash to help the government escape, the veteran leader suggested a probe by the Central...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey July 3, 2014

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  • Opportunity for a Tamilian to become SC judge lost: Karunanidhi on Gopal Subramanium July 3, 2014

    Chennai: Former Tamil Nadu chief minister and DMK chief K Karunanidhi has expressed concern over the row over former Solicitor General Gopal Subramanium who withdrew his name from the list sent to the government for appointment as Supreme Court judges. Karunanidhi noted that it was an opportunity for a Tamilian...
  • Jaya slams Karunanidhi for poser on inter-state river issues June 28, 2014

    Chennai: Hitting back at arch rival and DMK chief M Karunanidhi over his posers on inter-state 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...
  • Karuna, Vijayakant condole death of Narayanan June 23, 2014

    Chennai: DMK president M Karunanidhi and DMDK leader Vijayakant on Monday condoled the death of veteran Tamil cinema director Ramanarayanan, saying his demise was a loss to Tamil film world. Karunanidhi recalled that Narayanan had served as DMK MLA of Karaikudi and said he was a popular producer, director and story...
  • Naqvi on promoting Hindi language June 20, 2014

    In a tweet written in Hindi, Naqvi cited that the Hindi needed to be promoted as it was increasing being perceived that only the English speaking were the intelligent lot. ...
  • Need to dispel the perception that only English speakers are intelligent: BJP June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Adding fuel to the ongoing 'linguistic war', Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Friday said that a person who speaks Hindi was considered illiterate while the English speaking populace was considered elite. In a tweet written in Hindi, Naqvi cited that the Hindi needed to be promoted...
  • No directive that Hindi must be the dominating language: MHA June 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju dismissed any directive issued by the government to declare Hindi as the dominating language. "The controversy on Hindi is unwarranted. There is no directive that Hindi must be the dominating language. We want every language to get due importance," he...
  • Promoting Hindi doesn't mean we are discouraging other languages: MHA June 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The Union Home Ministry has rebuffed DMK chief Karunanidhi's charges that it is treating non-Hindi speakers as second class citizens. Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju clarified the ministry's stand over the matter by saying that the government was not promoting Hindi at the cost of...
  • Focus on India's development rather than 'promoting' Hindi: DMK to PM June 19, 2014

    Chennai: Linguistic chauvinism seems to be rearing its ugly head in India once again. DMK chief Karunanidhi has lambasted Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government at the Centre for giving Hindi priority over other languages for official use. The veteran leader has criticised the directives from Ministry of Home Affairs...
  • Actress Khushboo quits DMK June 16, 2014

    Chennai: Actor-turned-politician Khushboo Sundar quit the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam on Monday. The actress who has had a career in Tamil and Hindi cinema said her decision to quit Karunanidhi's party was following the dissatisfaction amongst her colleagues regarding her work. Khushboo had joined the party back in April 2010. She had...
  • Karunanidhi urges Modi to constitute Cauvery Management Board June 14, 2014

    Chennai: Days after the ruling AIADMK turned down his demand for an all-party meeting for a discussion on constituting Cauvery Management Board (CMB), DMK president M Karunanidhi on Saturday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to constitute the CMB, saying there was no legal bar to do so. In a letter to...
  • 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...
  • Media falling prey to rival party: Karunanidhi June 4, 2014

    Chennai: DMK President M Karunanidhi on Tuesday asked whether it was justifiable on the part of media for "falling prey to a rival party", which, he claimed, is wanting to root out his party from Tamil Nadu. "The media is falling prey to a rival party which is wanting to root...
  • 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 high-level 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...
  • Karunanidhi congratulates Modi, praises him for his hard work May 21, 2014

    Chennai: DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi on Wednesday congratulated Narendra Modi on being elected as the BJP parliamentary party leader and continued to praise the Prime Minister-elect for his "humble beginning, intelligence and hard work." "It is really admirable that from a humble beginning in Gujarat, you...
  • DMK's high-level 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 high-level strategy committee meeting on June 2, a day ahead of party chief M Karunanidhi's birthday. The party patriarch will chair the meeting at...
  • DMK leader MK Stalin does a u-turn, withdraws resignation May 18, 2014

    The political drama continued in Tamil Nadu as DMK treasurer and party chief M Karunanidhi's son MK Stalin withdrew his resignation hours after he offered to quit. Owning responsibility to the party's rout in the state Stalin resigned but withdrew after Karunanidhi intervened. ...
  • DMK's Stalin withdraws resignation after Karunanidhi intervenes May 18, 2014

    Chennai: DMK treasurer and chief M Karunanidhi's son MK Stalin on Sunday withdrew his offer to resign from party posts after party chief intervened. Stalin had offered to resign from all party posts following party's debacle in the Lok Sabha elections. Party workers were also seen protesting outside Stalin's residence asking...
  • Stalin offers to quit all party posts following DMK's poll debacle May 18, 2014

    Chennai: DMK treasurer MK Stalin has offered to resign from all party posts following party's poor performance in the Lok Sabha elections. Party secretary VP Duraisamy refused to comment on the issue. He added that there was pressure on Stalin to quit party posts. Meanwhile, party workers held protest outside Stalin's residence...
  • LS polls: 'Amma' magic wipes out Karunanidhi's DMK in Tamil Nadu May 16, 2014

    Chennai: AIADMK is set to break all records in Tamil Nadu as J Jayalalithaa leads her party to a landslide victory in Tamil Nadu. The party is up for a thumping victory in the state as 38 of its candidates are leading in 39 Lok Sabha seats in the state. The...
  • Karunanidhi writes to TN government against SC ban on Jallikattu May 11, 2014

    Chennai: Former Tamil Nadu chief minister and DMK supremo K Karunanidhi on Sunday wrote to the Tamil Nadu government urging it to file for a review of the Supreme Court's order banning the centuries-old Jallikattu bull-fight in the state. In a statement, the veteran leader asked the Jayalalithaa government to respect...
  • Karunanidhi attacks Jaya for not visiting Chennai blasts injured May 3, 2014

    Chennai: Political mudslinging over the twin blasts in Chennai on Thursday continued with DMK chief M Karunanidhi hitting out at Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa for not coming to Chennai to enquire about the injured. Jayalalithaa is currently taking rest at her sprawling tea estates in the hill town...