Language issue: Southern Railway comes up with fresh circular

Southern Railway issued a circular today, superseding circular No. 15, dated 12.06.2019,  that caused a furore in Tamilnadu. The earlier circular had made English and Hindi mandatory in Tamilnadu as the languages of communication between divisional control officers and station masters. Continue Reading

TN will continue to oppose NEET, assures Minister Jayakumar

Another suicide by a girl student, attributed to failure to score high in National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test, has rekindled the debate on the exam and its repercussions in Tamilnadu. Continue Reading

Leaders react differently to 2019 general elections results

Leaders from various political parties extended greetings to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is set to rule the country for the second consecutive term. Also, leaders reacted to the by-poll results in the State, where the ruling AIADMK won nine seats and DMK, 13. Continue Reading

Gandhi, Rajiv, Karunanidhi, Jaya made their presence felt in TN poll space

By this time tomorrow, the bitterly-fought Lok Sabha elections and by-polls to 22 Assembly seats in Tamilnadu might become a memory, if not history. But, they will be remembered for long for digging the past and stirring controversies over late leaders. Continue Reading

Alliance partners not of much help in TN by-poll to 4 seats

Like how the IPL final witnessed a big fight between two strong teams – Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians – the 19 May by-election to four Assembly seats in the State is seeing a straight battle between the two big parties in Tamilnadu – the ruling AIADMK and the principal opposition, DMK. Continue Reading

A wave of waves

Poll pundits predicting poll prospects seem pretty sure there is no wave this time. How off the mark! If only these ‘experts’ were to see with their eyes instead of perceiving with their intellect, they will realise there are only waves all over the pollscape. And seeing is believing, mind you. Continue Reading

Will DMK join Telangana CM’s third front post-LS polls?

The biggest surprise of all is that Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekar Rao has thrown his hat in the ring all of a sudden. He has kickstarted an initiative to bring regional parties into one fold. Continue Reading

2019 elections: What will happen in Tamilnadu politics after 23 May?

The continuance of the AIADMK government, led by Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, which is already surviving on a wafer-thin majority, will be decided 23 May. In the 234-member House, Palaniswami needs the support of at least 118 MLAs for a simple majority. Continue Reading

Focus of TN politics shifts to by-poll in 4 Assembly constituencies

The parties are now gearing up to start their canvassing again, with by-polls in four Assembly segments –  Thirupparankundram, Sulur, Aravakurichi and Ottapidaram – slated to be held 19 May. Continue Reading

2019 general elections: Modi in Theni, promises to create new India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a broadside against the Opposition today, saying the DMK, Congress and their “mahamilavati” friends cannot accept strides India has made and, therefore, were “unhappy” with him. Continue Reading