Upset at not being consulted about the decision to quit the Congress-led UPA, party chief M Karunanidhi's elder son MK Alagiri boycotted a crucial DMK executive council meeting on Monday.
Joining her arch rival DMK on the Lankan Tamils issue, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today said India should stay away from the CHOGM to be held in Colombo in November to mount pressure on Sri Lanka to ensure accountability under an international framework for its alleged war crimes.
After quitting the UPA coalition on the Sri Lankan Tamils issue, DMK on Monday demanded that India should boycott the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting scheduled to be held in Colombo in November.
A Central Industrial Security Force constable shot himself with his service rifle on duty at Madurai airport in southern Tamil Nadu on Sunday.
Expressing 'surprise' over India supporting a 'weak' and 'diluted' US resolution against Sri Lanka at UNHRC, former UPA ally DMK today said New Delhi had by its action 'totally disappointed' the entire Tamil diaspora.
Amid uproar over CBI raids against his son MK Stalin, DMK chief M Karunanidhi today gave a guarded reaction on whether the action was political vendetta and said he can believe the central ministers statements that the raids happened without the knowledge of UPA government.
The CBI early today raided the residence of MK Stalin, son of DMK chief M Karunanidhi, triggering a political storm.
The CBI today carried out raids at the residence of DMK chief M Karunanidhi's son MK Stalin, two days after the party pulled out of UPA, triggering a political controversy and the Prime Minister saying that its timing was unfortunate.
Sri Lankan navy personnel continued their attacks on Tamil fishermen, thrashing 12 of them with iron rods and swords on Wednesday. Four of them had to be hospitalised, sources said.
Students continued ground-level protests against Sri Lanka for the eighth consecutive day on Monday even as a Buddhist monk from the island nation was beaten up at the central railway station in Chennai and a youngster attempted self-immolation in Madurai. HT reports.
India should take a "strong stand" against Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) meet in Geneva, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa said Monday.
Although talks between the two UPA partners ended inconclusively, DMK chief M Karunanidhi seemed to have come up with a compromise formula to save the alliance without risking his pro-Tamil image. HT
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With key partner DMK threatening to snap ties with the government, India is veering towards voting in favour of a US-backed resolution against Sri Lanka at the United Nations Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva next week.