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A vendor sells masks on a street during the Covid-19 lockdown in Chennai on June 15.(PTI FILE)

Tamil Nadu allows public meetings with 50% capacity in open spaces

Chennai, Hindustan Times | By Divya Chandrababu
PUBLISHED ON DEC 16, 2020 01:54 PM IST
Chief minister Edappadi Palaniswami, in a statement on Wednesday, said that organisers will have to take prior permission from district authorities to conduct the events.
Supporters of Andimuthu Raja celebrating his acquittal after the verdict of the 2G spectrum case at Patiala House Court in New Delhi in 2017.(HT Archive)
Supporters of Andimuthu Raja celebrating his acquittal after the verdict of the 2G spectrum case at Patiala House Court in New Delhi in 2017.(HT Archive)

Shadow of 2G spectrum scam looms over 2021 Tamil Nadu elections

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Divya Chandrababu
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 05:43 PM IST
For over a week, the AIADMK and DMK have been accusing each other of corruption
Transport services, offices and shops, particularly those selling fruits and vegetables, are likely to be affected in some states and cities during the Bharat Bandh from 11am to 3pm.(HT Photo/Karn Singh)
Transport services, offices and shops, particularly those selling fruits and vegetables, are likely to be affected in some states and cities during the Bharat Bandh from 11am to 3pm.(HT Photo/Karn Singh)

Bharat Bandh: Highway blockades, slogans, police deployment in states

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 11:25 AM IST
The farmer groups are expected to block highways and occupy toll plazas but they have said this will be a “peaceful protest” and emergency services - like ambulances - will not be stopped or delayed.
Rajinikanth addressing the media outside his Poes Garden residence in Chennai.(PTI File Photo)
Rajinikanth addressing the media outside his Poes Garden residence in Chennai.(PTI File Photo)

‘Let Rajinikanth reveal his political policy’: DMK chief reserves comment on actor’s political plunge

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 04:42 PM IST
Ending months of speculation, Tamil superstar Rajnikanth last week announced that he will make his political debut in January 2020, the formal announcement of which will be made on December 31.
DMK president MK Stalin.(PTI File)
DMK president MK Stalin.(PTI File)

Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: DMK leader MK Stalin meets Tamil Nadu governer, urges him to release prisoners

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Divya Chandrababu
PUBLISHED ON NOV 24, 2020 04:55 PM IST
For over a decade, political parties and activists have been demanding the release of the convicts—Nalini Sriharan, V Sriharan alias Murugan, AG Perarivalan, Santhan, Jayakumar, Robert Payas and P Ravichandran
Stalin hinted that the DMK may approach the courts if the government does not release the actual data on deaths due to Covid-19 within the next two days.(ANI PHOTO.)
Stalin hinted that the DMK may approach the courts if the government does not release the actual data on deaths due to Covid-19 within the next two days.(ANI PHOTO.)

Stalin takes on AIADMK govt, says explain surge in Covid-19 cases in Tamil Nadu

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2020 03:43 PM IST
Stalin urged the government to release the reports submitted by various committees constituted to curb the spread of the coronavirus and to look into the discrepancies in the Covid-19 deaths data.
There have been important methodological obstacles to the systematic study of foreign policy, notably the difficulty to access primary data(Hindustan Times)
There have been important methodological obstacles to the systematic study of foreign policy, notably the difficulty to access primary data(Hindustan Times)

Delhi must make foreign policymaking transparent

By Nicolas Blarel and Avinash Paliwal
PUBLISHED ON FEB 02, 2020 07:41 PM IST
Scholars need to examine the international, domestic, organisational and ideational factors that shape decisions
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu along with Tamil Superstar Rajinikanth releases the 50th anniversary souvenir of Thuglak magazine in Chennai, on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu along with Tamil Superstar Rajinikanth releases the 50th anniversary souvenir of Thuglak magazine in Chennai, on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)

‘Will speak on politics when the time comes’, says Rajinikanth; then drops a hint

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By MC Rajan
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2020 10:26 AM IST
Rajinikanth is expected to make a foray into politics ahead of State Assembly elections scheduled to be held next year.
Securing an agreement with students is both the government’s responsibility and the necessity of our times(Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
Securing an agreement with students is both the government’s responsibility and the necessity of our times(Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)

The State and students must talk

By Shashi Shekhar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 13, 2020 08:23 PM IST
Students must dissent but not jeopardise their future. The government must reach out to them
DMK’s youth wing secretary Udhayanidhi Stalin was on Friday detained by the police.
DMK’s youth wing secretary Udhayanidhi Stalin was on Friday detained by the police.

DMK’s Udhayanidhi Stalin tears CAB copy during protest, detained

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan
PUBLISHED ON DEC 13, 2019 12:53 PM IST
The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam’s youth wing staged a protest against citizenship law in the busy Saidapet area of the Tamil Nadu capital in the morning leading to a traffic jam in the area.
DMK MPs TR Baalu and Kanimozhi during the ongoing Winter Session at Parliament, in New Delhi.(Photo: PTI)
DMK MPs TR Baalu and Kanimozhi during the ongoing Winter Session at Parliament, in New Delhi.(Photo: PTI)

Tamil Nadu parties seek to include Sri Lankan Tamil refugees

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan
PUBLISHED ON DEC 11, 2019 02:10 AM IST
Tamil Nadu units of the Congress, Communist Pary of India (CPI) and Communist Party of India (Marxist) joined the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) in making the demand to keep in mind interests of Tamil refugees.
A view of the Supreme Court building, in New Delhi, India.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
A view of the Supreme Court building, in New Delhi, India.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Local body polls put on hold by Supreme Court in 9 new Tamil Nadu districts

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2019 12:44 PM IST
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) had filed the petition seeking a stay on State Election Commission’s recent notification to conduct civic polls.
Congress MP from northeast and Naga People's Front MPs protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill at Parliament during the ongoing Winter Session, in New Delhi.(PTI)
Congress MP from northeast and Naga People's Front MPs protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill at Parliament during the ongoing Winter Session, in New Delhi.(PTI)

Stage is set for Parliament showdown over citizenship

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2019 08:12 AM IST
As of now, the Congress, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), Left parties, Telugu Desam Party and Delhi’s ruling Aam Admi Party (AAP) are committed to opposing the bill, which seeks to fast-track the grant of Indian citizenship to religious minorities from the Muslim-majority nations of Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan.
The Rajya Sabha on Tuesday passed the Transgender (Protection of Rights) Bill 2019(PTI)
The Rajya Sabha on Tuesday passed the Transgender (Protection of Rights) Bill 2019(PTI)

Transgender rights bill gets House nod as activists protest

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Dhamini Ratnam
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2019 03:55 AM IST
A motion by Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam MP Tiruchi Siva to send the bill to a select committee was defeated 67 Nos to 48 Ayes, with one abstention.
Members of various Tamil organisations hold placards and raise slogans during a protest against the Pollachi sex scandal, in Chennai(PTI Photo)
Members of various Tamil organisations hold placards and raise slogans during a protest against the Pollachi sex scandal, in Chennai(PTI Photo)

AIADMK govt conspired to save Pollachi sexual abuse case accused: MK Stalin

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan
PUBLISHED ON NOV 03, 2019 12:54 AM IST
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam’s chief MK Stalin said that due to the government’s lethargic approach, Pollachi case accused Sabari Rajan and Thirunavukkarasu would get bail at any time
He’s no comedian or maverick like Raj Narain who defeated Indira Gandhi in Rae Bareli in 1977, I had written, he’s a challenger of substance in the long run, a(PTI)
He’s no comedian or maverick like Raj Narain who defeated Indira Gandhi in Rae Bareli in 1977, I had written, he’s a challenger of substance in the long run, a(PTI)

Why Arvind Kejriwal has read 2019 right | Opinion

By Shekhar Gupta
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2019 09:00 AM IST
He understands you can’t afford to oppose Modi or fight on national issues. This is smart politics
Since DMK partriarch Karunanidhi faded from the party’s campaign trail – first because of ill-health and later after his passing in August 2018 – the party has been using poll strategists to prepare for elections.(HT image)
Since DMK partriarch Karunanidhi faded from the party’s campaign trail – first because of ill-health and later after his passing in August 2018 – the party has been using poll strategists to prepare for elections.(HT image)

Charismatic leaders missing, major TN parties rely on election strategists

Chennai | By M Manikandan
PUBLISHED ON SEP 08, 2019 01:13 AM IST
The DMK won 13 out of 22 vacant assembly seats in April this year in the bypolls.
DMK Chief M K Stalin reviewed performance of party’s Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha MPs in Chennai on Thursday(PTI Photo)
DMK Chief M K Stalin reviewed performance of party’s Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha MPs in Chennai on Thursday(PTI Photo)

DMK chief Stalin reviews party MPs performances, says his performance also being reviewed

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2019 08:52 PM IST
DMK chief MK Stalin discussed issues that needed to be raised in the Parliament with party MPs in a review session in Chennai.
Rajinikanth at the music release of Kochadaiiyaan in Chennai. (PTI Photo)
Rajinikanth at the music release of Kochadaiiyaan in Chennai. (PTI Photo)

Rajinikanth fans outrage as Comali trailer mocks Tamil superstar

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2019 08:41 PM IST
The trailer seems to be mocking Rajinikanth’s unending delay in entering politics, which has upset Rajini fans and members of Rajini Makkal Mandram – a fan-based organisation
Seeniammal, Tirunelveli district DMK scheduled caste wing deputy secretary son Karthikeyan was detained by the police in connection with the July 23 murder of former mayor of Tirunelveli city, Uma Maheshwari, her husband and their maid.(PTI)
Seeniammal, Tirunelveli district DMK scheduled caste wing deputy secretary son Karthikeyan was detained by the police in connection with the July 23 murder of former mayor of Tirunelveli city, Uma Maheshwari, her husband and their maid.(PTI)

Police detain DMK worker’s son over ex-mayor’s murder

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 30, 2019 06:01 AM IST
A special team of the Tirunelveli police nabbed the suspect, Karthikeyan (39), from Madurai on Sunday night. He is the son of Seeniammal, Tirunelveli district DMK scheduled caste wing deputy secretary.
Though Vaiko now enjoys the support of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), the case against him was filed during the DMK regime in July 2009.(HT Correspondent)
Though Vaiko now enjoys the support of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), the case against him was filed during the DMK regime in July 2009.(HT Correspondent)

MDMK chief Vaiko gets one-year jail in sedition case

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2019 01:12 AM IST
Vaiko, who is the MDMK candidate for the July 18 Rajya Sabha polls, was granted a one-month suspension of sentence under section 389 of the Criminal Procedure Code.
DMK parliamentarian Dayanidhi Maran said: “I hope that henceforth the government adopts the same attitude in dealing with matters of dissent and voices of opposition as well.”(HT Photo)
DMK parliamentarian Dayanidhi Maran said: “I hope that henceforth the government adopts the same attitude in dealing with matters of dissent and voices of opposition as well.”(HT Photo)

Rajnath tries to end row following Kiran Bedi’s tweet, says she has regretted

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2019 09:46 PM IST
In her now-deleted tweet, Bedi on Sunday had blamed the water crisis in Tamil Nadu on “poor governance, corrupt politics, indifferent bureaucracy with highly selfish and cowardly attitude of the people”.
The DMK was planning to raise several issues during the session to embarrass the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK).(HT Photo)
The DMK was planning to raise several issues during the session to embarrass the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK).(HT Photo)

Will not push for no-confidence motion against speaker: Stalin

Chennai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2019 11:16 PM IST
Stalin spoke to reporters after adjournment of the first day of the assembly session, which will run until the end of July.
The Karnataka CM became the latest leader after the DMK’s MK Stalin, RJD’s Lalu Prasad Yadav and actor-politician Rajinikanth to urge Rahul Gandhi not to step down as the Congress president.(PTI/ File photo)
The Karnataka CM became the latest leader after the DMK’s MK Stalin, RJD’s Lalu Prasad Yadav and actor-politician Rajinikanth to urge Rahul Gandhi not to step down as the Congress president.(PTI/ File photo)

‘Rahul Gandhi should not resign’: Now, HD Kumaraswamy urges Congress president

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2019 02:43 PM IST
Before this, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader MK Stalin spoke with the Congress president over the phone, asking asked Rahul Gandhi not to resign.
The MNM, which was launched by Haasan a year ago, projected itself as an alternative to the two Dravidian parties, and fielded candidates in 36 out of the 38 Parliamentary constituencies and 19 out of the 22 bypoll seats.(HT Photo)
The MNM, which was launched by Haasan a year ago, projected itself as an alternative to the two Dravidian parties, and fielded candidates in 36 out of the 38 Parliamentary constituencies and 19 out of the 22 bypoll seats.(HT Photo)

New entrants AMMK, MNM fail to garner votes in TN

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By MC Rajan
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2019 10:07 PM IST
To secure a deposit, a candidate should get one-sixth of the total votes polled.
“DMK principal secretary TR Baalu will serve as the party parliamentary committee leader,” a DMK statement read.(HT Photo)
“DMK principal secretary TR Baalu will serve as the party parliamentary committee leader,” a DMK statement read.(HT Photo)

At DMK meet, Baalu, Kanimozhi chosen for key posts

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2019 09:51 PM IST
The announcements were made after DMK president MK Stalin chaired a meeting of winning MPs and senior party leaders at Anna Arivalayam, the DMK party headquarters.
DMK president M.K. Stalin waves to his supporters after his party's victorious performance in Lok Sabha elections 2019 results in Chennai on Thursday.((ANI/ File photo))
DMK president M.K. Stalin waves to his supporters after his party's victorious performance in Lok Sabha elections 2019 results in Chennai on Thursday.((ANI/ File photo))

‘India is not solely made of Hindi-speaking states, time for constructive politics’: Stalin

Chennai | By IANS
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2019 05:41 PM IST
“Whichever party comes to power at the Centre, it cannot neglect the states. It is time to support and embrace all kinds of races,” he said.
The DMK-led alliance, which included the Congress, has won 37 out of 38 seats which went to polls.(HT Photo)
The DMK-led alliance, which included the Congress, has won 37 out of 38 seats which went to polls.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha election results 2019: DMK shines in south as MK Stalin rises

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2019 12:59 AM IST
The prominent leaders who won are the Congress’s Karti P Chidambaram, who won the Sivaganga seat and DMK’s Kanimozhi Karunanidhi, who won the Thoothukkudi seat.
This last was evident in the most egregious instance case of them all, a raid on Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam leader Kanimozhi’s house days before the Tamil Nadu polls – a raid in which nothing was found(Reuters)
This last was evident in the most egregious instance case of them all, a raid on Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam leader Kanimozhi’s house days before the Tamil Nadu polls – a raid in which nothing was found(Reuters)

Time to rein in the tax authorities

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2019 08:40 AM IST
The flurry of raids has dented the credibility of the agencies
The raids sparked angry responses from the DMK, which accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of using central agencies against opposition parties(REUTERS File)
The raids sparked angry responses from the DMK, which accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of using central agencies against opposition parties(REUTERS File)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: DMK cries foul after I-T raid on Kanimozhi

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2019 08:52 AM IST
The raids sparked angry responses from the DMK, which accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of using central agencies against opposition parties, even as party workers took to the streets of Thoothukudi and shouted slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
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