An open letter to Mr Rajinikanth

Dear Mr Rajinikanth, First, accept my hearty greetings on your being conferred the Icon of the Golden Jubilee award of IFFI by the BJP government at the Centre. Of course, we are not treating this as an effort to paint you in saffron hue. Not that you wish it either. After all, you have made it clear, for now that is, that you will resist any such attempt, as in the case of Thiruvalluvar. Continue Reading

DMK, defeat, dilemma

In politics, it doesn’t matter what you achieved yesterday, it’s all about what you win today. If this theory is anything to go by, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, despite its spectacular victory in the Lok Sabha elections, is in trouble now, courtesy its poor show in last week’s Nanguneri and Vikravandi by-polls. Continue Reading

By-elections in Tamilnadu: Countdown starts for counting

With the counting of votes polled in the Nanguneri and Vikravandi by-elections to be held tomorrow, three-tier protection has been given to the counting centres. Continue Reading

Polling begins in two Assembly seats in TN, lone seat in Puducherry

Amid tight security, polling began in two Assembly constituencies in Tamilnadu and one segment in neighbouring Puducherry as voters turned up enthusiastically to cast their votes early in the day. Continue Reading

Madras HC allows Tamilisai to withdraw case against Kanimozhi

The Madras High Court today allowed Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan to withdraw her petition filed against the victory of Thoothukudi MP Kanimozhi. Continue Reading

AIADMK govt surviving by being subservient to Central govt: DMK

DMK president M K Stalin on Wednesday alleged the AIADMK government in Tamil Nadu was surviving by being subservient to the Centre.

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Editorial: Valid question

While seeking the response of the Election Commission as well as the DMK and the AIADMK to a plea, Madras High Court has posed a valid question: “How can a party member contest on symbols of other parties?” Continue Reading

Editorial: Valid question

While seeking the response of the Election Commission as well as the DMK and the AIADMK to a plea to declare as illegal the results of polls in five Parliamentary constituencies where members of different political parties had contested on… Continue Reading

TN CM defends government’s decision to hike milk price

A day after the State government announced a rise in milk prices by Rs 6 per litre, opposition parties such as DMK, Congress and Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam slammed the move and demanded a rollback.  Continue Reading