Toll high; amenities poor, say MGR market traders in Kovai

Once the contract was finalised, in February 2020, the toll for vehicles and unloading charges were hiked steeply.

published on : 6th October 2021

I didn’t want to mimic MGR sir, says actor Arvind Swami

Arvind Swami's performance as the former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu in the recently released Thalaivii has won him a lot of accolades.

published on : 15th September 2021

'Thalaivii': AIADMK demands deletion of scenes 'not factual' about party stalwarts MGR, Jayalalithaa

AIADMK objected to certain references about party stalwarts -- the late MGR and Jayalalithaa -- in the latter's multi-lingual biopic 'Thalaivii'.

published on : 10th September 2021

Congress invites applications for Huzurabad bypoll candidates

TPCC working president B Mahesh Kumar Goud said that a committee formed by the TPCC would scrutinise all the applications.

published on : 1st September 2021

Centre’s U-Turn on breakfast in shools

As schools begin to reopen, there is a strong possibility of children from marginalised backgrounds not rejoining schools. Adding breakfast can prove to be an added incentive for them

published on : 1st September 2021

TN to get its first lab for genome sequencing at Dr MGR Medical varsity

The university already has a lab to study zika, chikungunya, dengue, AIDS and other viruses. It also conducts RT-PCR tests.

published on : 30th June 2021

Decoding 15 thriller contests of Kerala elections 2021

Since the first round of counting, a pro-incumbency wave was visible across the state.

published on : 4th May 2021

From the archives: When Jaya emerged as independent leader from shadows of MGR

Assassination of Rajiv Gandhi had turned the tide in favour of AIADMK in 1991 Assembly polls

published on : 30th April 2021

From the archives: When MGR sailed on sympathy in 1984 polls

The 1984 elections was held in the backdrop of assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

published on : 28th April 2021

From the archives: Why is 1980 Tamil Nadu Assembly election worthy of note?

Getting out of Emergency, TN politics, under the govt of MGR, also came to be influenced by Lankan Tamil issue

published on : 27th April 2021

From the archives: MGR-factor ruins round for DMK, game for Congress

1977 Assembly elections paved way for total domination by regional parties, MGR’s reign as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister until his death

published on : 24th April 2021

PM Modi replicated MGR, Jaya schemes: JP Nadda

Ever since Modi became PM, the attack on Tamil Nadu fishermen by Sri Lankan Navy had almost stopped, Nadda said.

published on : 27th March 2021

Karunanidhi: From 'Rajakumari' to 'Ponnar Shankar', a script-writer par excellence

A writer par excellence, M Karunanidhi began penning scripts as a 20-year old for plays which became a vehicle for propagating principles of the Dravidian movement.

published on : 8th August 2018

When Karunanidhi's bid to merge AIADMK and DMK was foiled by MGR

The DMK president revealed he had agreed to retain the flag of present AIADMK (with Arignar Anna’s bust at the centre).

published on : 8th August 2018

When Kalaignar M Karunanidhi bid adieu to his black glasses after 46 years

Ironically, it was a medical recommendation that made Karunanidhi start wearing glasses following an accident in the late 1960s that damaged his left eye.

published on : 7th August 2018
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