Congress leader Moily condemns Shah’s Hindi pitch

Hitting out at Amit Shah for pitching Hindi as a common language, senior Congress leader Veerappa Moily today said the Home Minister’s statement was against India’s federal structure and that he should withdraw his remarks for the unity of the country. Continue Reading

TN will oppose Hindi imposition, says Rajini

Rajinikanth said, “A common language is needed for development of the nation. Unfortunately, it is not possible to have a common language in a country like India. Not just Hindi, no language can be imposed on people. If Hindi is imposed, it will be opposed by Tamils and even those in other southern States.” Continue Reading

TN Congress to hold black flag demonstration at Shah for Hindi pitch

The Congress in Tamilnadu on Tuesday announced it would hold a black flag demonstration against Union Home Minister Amit Shah during his future visit to the State in protest against his Hindi pitch. Continue Reading

Will never compromise importance of Kannada: Yediyurappa

Amid a raging debate over Hindi as a common language for the country, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Monday asserted that Kannada is the principal language in the State and its importance would never be compromised. Continue Reading

DMK to protest against Shah’s Hindi pitch on 20 September

Upping the ante against ‘Hindi imposition,’ a high-level DMK meet on Monday announced protest demonstrations across Tamilnadu on 20 September to condemn Home Minister Amit Shah’s Hindi pitch. Continue Reading

Don’t impose Hindi on us: Kamal

In a video released to media today, Kamal said, “India was formed after several sacrifices made by Kings then. But when it comes to our language and culture, there is no place for any sacrifice.” Continue Reading

Amit vs Anna: How Hindi push snowballed into political row in TN

The timing of Home Minister Amit Shah’s call to promote Hindi, made on Hindi Diwas, might be appropriate for the north. But it was totally wrong for the south, especially Tamilnadu, for it came just a day ahead of the 110th birth anniversary of CN Annadurai, popularly Anna, a name that has been the driving force behind the Tamilnadu politics for the past six decades. Continue Reading

Hindi being thrust in an autocratic fashion, says Stalin

The DMK president M K Stalin on Sunday accused the Centre of “autocratic imposition of Hindi” and underscored the need for unity in opposition ranks to take forward protest against the government on such issues. Continue Reading

Chandrayaan-2: There will be a new dawn, says Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asked ISRO scientists not to get disheartened by the hurdles in the moon mission Chandrayaan-2 and asserted that there will be a “new dawn.” Continue Reading

Chandrayaan-2: No need to get dejected, PM tells ISRO scientists

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday expressed solidarity with ISRO scientists after Chandrayaan-2’s Vikram module lost communication with the ground station during the powered descent leading to huge disappointment. Continue Reading