Election fallout: What’s happening inĀ AIADMK-BJP alliance?

Amidst reports that there is a rift in the AIADMK-BJP alliance after it managed to win just one seat in the recently-concluded Lok Sabha elections, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami has sought to play it down by claiming that “all is well” between the partners. Continue Reading

Tamilnadu BJP leaders meet in Chennai to discuss poll debacle

The meeting was chaired by Muralidhar Rao, in charge of Tamilnadu affairs. State unit president Tamilisai Soundararajan, former Union minister Pon Radhakrishnan, senior leader H Raja, among others, took part. Continue Reading

Pondy Speaker Vaithilingam resigns MLA seat after winning MP election

Vaithilingam, who recently won the MP election on the Congress ticket, has now given up his MLA seat. He was also serving as the Speaker of the Puducherry Territorial Assembly. Continue Reading

Sonia Gandhi to be chief of Congress Parliamentary Party

Sonia’s name was proposed by former prime minister Manmohan Singh at the first meeting of the newly-elected Congress Lok Sabha MPs at the Central Hall of Parliament this morning. Continue Reading

World leaders to attend Modi swearing-in ceremony Thursday

This will be the fourth time that a Prime Minister is administered oath of office in the Rashtrapati Bhavan’s forecourt. The ceremony, traditionally, takes place at Darbar Hall. Continue Reading

Congress MP Vasanthakumar gives up MLA post, submits resignation

While there was speculation yesterday about Vasanthakumar giving up his MLA post, this morning, he met Speaker S Dhanapal and tendered his resignation. Continue Reading

Model Code of Conduct comes to an end, it is work as usual in TN

Following this, government officials who were involved in election duty have returned to their offices from today. Continue Reading

Who will head BJP now with Amit Shah certain to find Cabinet berth?

The buzz is that among the names being considered is former Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s. Sources say that it would be a tactical move for it would be seen as empowering women. Continue Reading

AIADMK gets ready to be part of Modi’s Union Cabinet

“Two MPs of the AIADMK are likely be given ministerial berths. EPS and OPS have been asked to name them. In all likelihood, senior leader V Vaithilingam and Panneerselvam’s son O P Raveendranath Kumar will become Union Ministers,” sources say. Continue Reading

Modi performs rituals at Kasi Viswanathar temple at Varanasi

A battery of photographers thronged the temple to record Modi’s visit to Kasi Viswanathar temple. A giant TV screen was fixed outside the temple for people to view the rituals being performed inside. Continue Reading