Tamil Nadu politics

Assertiveness, killer instinct took shrewd Edappadi Palaniswami to top post of AIADMK

His loyalists say over 95% of the party's office-bearer's back EPS whereas the supporters of O Panneerselvam (OPS) claim that a large chunk of the party cadre stood with Panneerselvam.

published on : 11th July 2022

In AIADMK, OPS & EPS factions cross swords ahead of crucial general council meeting

The O Panneerselvam faction has demanded the postponement of the June 23 general council meeting which was however rejected by the rival faction.

published on : 20th June 2022

Will use all energy to unite AIADMK and register massive win in LS polls: VK Sasikala

This call from Sasikala as the AIADMK steps into its golden jubilee year assumes significance.    

published on : 17th October 2021

From the archives: When DMK stormed to power in TN after 13 years

The year 1989 saw DMK come back to power after a hiatus of 13 years, and the regime witnessed several significant events unfold in the Assembly.

published on : 29th April 2021

Mammootty pens an emotional tribute to late M Karunanidhi

Malayalam superstar Mammootty has written an emotional farewell message to former Tamil Nadu CM and DMK supremo Karunanidhi who passed away on Tuesday.

published on : 8th August 2018

DMK chief M Karunanidhi: The politician who never lost a single election in 60 years

Karunanidhi contested his first election in 1957 from Kulithalai constituency and since then it was no looking back as he went on to become the undisputed king.

published on : 7th August 2018

Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan: Exceptional actors who forayed into Tamil Nadu's politics

Kaala is a little different for Rajinikanth, as he's now not only a well-known cine star, but also a celebrated figure whose entry into politics has not been a smooth sail.

published on : 8th June 2018

Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit pats woman journalist on cheek, faces flak

Journalist Lakshmi Subramanian tweeted a picture of herself being patted on the cheek by the Tamil Nadu Governor minutes after a press conference by him at Raj Bhavan.

published on : 18th April 2018

AIADMK must support TDP's no-trust motion against NDA government: DMK leader Stalin

Stalin said had his party been in the Lok Sabha it would have announced its decision to support the Telugu Desam Party's motion.

published on : 17th March 2018

Can heroes Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan defeat villain of casteism in politics?

Analysts and political observers say it is easy to make a movie that appeals to different sections of the society

published on : 4th February 2018

Kamal Haasan welcomes 'brother' Rajinikanth's political entry

Rajinikanth announced he would float a political party that would practice "spiritual politics" and contest in all of the state's 234 constituencies in the next Assembly polls.

published on : 31st December 2017

Will announce my political stance on 31st December: Rajinikanth

Tamil superstar Rajinikanth on Tuesday addressing his fans here said he will announce his political stance on December 31.

published on : 26th December 2017

Jayalalithaa was brought to Apollo in breathless state: Hospital's Vice-Chairperson

Jayalalithaa was brought to Apollo Hospital in a 'breathless state' on September 22 last year and those she approved were beside her during her treatment there, a top hospital official said today.

published on : 15th December 2017

One year later, these 5 mysteries surrounding Jayalalithaa’s death still keep us wondering

Months after former Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa passed away, one by one, more puzzles surrounding her death started tumbling out.

published on : 6th December 2017

IN PICTURES | A timeline of major events from AIADMK's political history since Jayalalithaa's death

A year after former chief minister and AIADMK general secretary J Jayalalithaa passed away on December 5, 2016, the party has not found it easy to fill her vacuum.

published on : 6th December 2017

Actor Vishal to contest in RK Nagar bypoll as an independent candidate

Media reports state that the actor is expected to file his nomination on Monday and will reveal his reason for contesting this bypoll.

published on : 2nd December 2017

Won't make political party announcement under media pressure: Kamal Haasan

Veteran actor Kamal Haasan on Thursday doused his fans' expectations of launching a political party, saying he can't make any such announcement under media pressure.

published on : 26th October 2017

In politics, fame, money alone won’t bring success: Rajinikanth targets Kamal Haasan

Rajinikanth said that merely fame and money are not enough to become successful in the politics and Kamal Haasan possibly knew what that something was, but might not want not to share it.

published on : 1st October 2017

Rajinikanth more 'suitable ally' for saffron party: Kamal Haasan

Haasan, who has earlier stressed that he is definitely not siding with BJP-aligned parties, has said that superstar Rajinikanth is more suitable ally for the saffron party due to his religious beliefs

published on : 26th September 2017

Kamal Haasan: I want to be Chief Minister for people of Tamil Nadu; I will wear the crown of thorns

Actor Kamal Haasan said he would prepare a road map before he takes the plunge into politics officially. 

published on : 22nd September 2017
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