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After years of flirting with politics and dropping hints about his own political ambitions, Rajinikanth, Tamil cinema’s biggest living icon – he remains that, although he has competition from some of the younger actors -- has finally announced that he will launch his own political party in January.(PTI)

The Rajinikanth factor in Tamil Nadu polls

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 07:33 PM IST
There is little doubt that irrespective of whether he succeeds or not, Rajinikanth’s entry will shape the nature of politics in an important state that sends 39 MPs to the Lok Sabha.
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Home Minister Amit Shah addresses during the 'Hindi Divas Samaroh' in New Delhi, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019. Hindi Divas is observed to mark the decision of the Constituent Assembly to extend official language status to Hindi on this day in 1949(PTI Photo)
Home Minister Amit Shah addresses during the 'Hindi Divas Samaroh' in New Delhi, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019. Hindi Divas is observed to mark the decision of the Constituent Assembly to extend official language status to Hindi on this day in 1949(PTI Photo)

‘This is India not Hindia’: Tamil Nadu parties reject Amit Shah’s views on Hindi as a national unifier

By MC Rajan | Hindustan Times, Chennai
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2020 10:01 PM IST
Union home Minister Amit Shah’s comments that people should increase the use of their mother tongue and also use Hindi to realise the dreams of Bapu (Mahatam Gandhi) and iron man Sardar Patel has stoked a controversy
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Staunchly against caste system, Inanalam says he is concerned by social injustice.(HT photo)
Staunchly against caste system, Inanalam says he is concerned by social injustice.(HT photo)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: This 20-year-old student wants scrapping of NEET and safeguarding of quotas

By M Manikandan and Dhrubo Jyoti | Hindustan Times, Tamil Nadu
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2019 08:24 AM IST
Their parents were so influenced by rationalist principles – which stress on social good, the benefit of science over belief, superstition and blind faith, and religious dogma – that they called him ‘Inanalam’ (the welfare of the race).
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Congress president Rahul Gandhi, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, DMK president MK Stalin, Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu and other leaders at the gathering.(AP)
Congress president Rahul Gandhi, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, DMK president MK Stalin, Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu and other leaders at the gathering.(AP)

Stalin proposes Rahul Gandhi as PM candidate in opposition’s latest gathering at Karunanidhi statue unveiling

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chennai
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2018 11:01 PM IST
DMK chief MK Stalin had called on Sonia Gandhi during his Delhi visit for the opposition parties meeting on December 10 and invited her to the ceremony to unveil the statues of former Tamil Nadu chief ministers Karunanidhi and CN Annadurai.
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A statue of late DMK chief M Karunanidhi will be unveiled in Chennai next month.(PTI)
A statue of late DMK chief M Karunanidhi will be unveiled in Chennai next month.(PTI)

Statue of Karunanidhi to be unveiled in Chennai on December 16

By Press Trust of India | Chennai
PUBLISHED ON NOV 15, 2018 02:21 PM IST
National level leaders of various political parties are expected to attend the function to unveil the life-size statue on December 16. It will be located alongside a refurbished statue of DMK founder and late chief minister CN Annadurai at the party headquarters in Chennai.
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Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam supporters garland the newly-elected party chief MK Stalin in Chennai on Tuesday.(PTI photo)
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam supporters garland the newly-elected party chief MK Stalin in Chennai on Tuesday.(PTI photo)

Stalin elected DMK president, says NDA must be ‘taught a lesson’

By HT Correspondent | M Manikandan, Chennai
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2018 10:11 PM IST
Calling for taking all steps to uplift the Dravidian people, he said the party should never abandon the ideologies of Dravidian movement stalwarts, EV Ramasamy Periyar and CN Annadurai.
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People pay homage to late DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi at his memorial on Marina Beach, in Chennai on August 13, 2018.(PTI)
People pay homage to late DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi at his memorial on Marina Beach, in Chennai on August 13, 2018.(PTI)

Would have been buried at Marina myself if space for Karunanidhi not given: Stalin

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chennai
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2018 01:58 PM IST
DMK working president MK Stalin hailed the party’s legal team for getting the Madras high court direction for the burial of Karunandhi at Marina Beach.
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DMK supporters gather outside the hospital where DMK chief M Karunanidhi was being treated, July 30, 2018(PTI)
DMK supporters gather outside the hospital where DMK chief M Karunanidhi was being treated, July 30, 2018(PTI)

Karunanidhi was the last warrior of Tamil Nadu’s Dravidian politics

By Ramu Manivannan
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2018 11:52 AM IST
As an advocate of state autonomy, he put up stiff resistance to the authoritarian rule by then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi during the dark and brutal Emergency of 1975-77 without worrying about the consequences
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Protesters stop a train during Bharat bandh, Moradabad, April 4, 2018(PTI)
Protesters stop a train during Bharat bandh, Moradabad, April 4, 2018(PTI)

Are India’s politicians losing their way in a vibrant democracy?

By Shashi Shekhar
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2018 01:49 PM IST
The question is what role can the common man play in times when passions are on the boil? Is he condemned to be cheated election after election? This cannot be the case
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