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Stalin at Uddhav’s oath taking ceremony seen greeting Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Raut. Ajit Pawar and Supriya Sule are also seen in the picture.(HT Photo)

Stalin reveals why he attended Uddhav’s swearing-in ceremony, answers critics

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2019 04:47 PM IST
Stalin sought to justify his move by saying Karunanidhi too, had aligned with the BJP when Atal Bihari Vajpayee was at the helm without compromising on its ideology.
Indian members of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) shout slogans and hold the portrait of party president MK Stalin as they celebrate on the results day for India's general election in Chennai on May 23, 2019. Stalin has emerged numero uno in a state after the passing away of the two iconic stalwarts, M Karunanidhi, J Jayalalithaa(AFP)
Indian members of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) shout slogans and hold the portrait of party president MK Stalin as they celebrate on the results day for India's general election in Chennai on May 23, 2019. Stalin has emerged numero uno in a state after the passing away of the two iconic stalwarts, M Karunanidhi, J Jayalalithaa(AFP)

All BJP needs to enter the South is a political vacuum

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sriram Karri
PUBLISHED ON JUN 02, 2019 07:08 PM IST
If Karnataka sees a change of power, the BJP can then expand, starting with Telangana, where it won four seats
Kolkata, India - Jan. 19, 2019: DMK President MK Stalin speaks during the United India Rally, in Brigade Parade ground, in Kolkata, India, on Saturday, January 19, 2019. (Photo by Samir Jana/Hindustan Times)(Samir Jana/HT Photo)
Kolkata, India - Jan. 19, 2019: DMK President MK Stalin speaks during the United India Rally, in Brigade Parade ground, in Kolkata, India, on Saturday, January 19, 2019. (Photo by Samir Jana/Hindustan Times)(Samir Jana/HT Photo)

Lok Sabha election result 2019: DMK’s Stalin emerges from father Karunanidhi’s shadow with emphatic lead

Bengaluru | By Venkatesha Babu
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 12:36 PM IST
Early trends indicated that the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam-led alliance, which includes the Congress, was leading in 34 of the 38 Lok Sabha seats in the southern state
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

Chennai | By Press Trust of India
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.
File photo of MK Azhagiri, the elder son of late DMK chief M Karunanidhi, in Chennai.(PTI Photo)
File photo of MK Azhagiri, the elder son of late DMK chief M Karunanidhi, in Chennai.(PTI Photo)

From Karunanidhi’s grave, Azhagiri sends a message to brother MK Stalin

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By CS Kotteswaran
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2018 08:06 PM IST
The peace rally, as the Azhagiri camp described the march, is seen as an effort to position Azhagiri, 67, as a leader with popular support amid a renewed effort to rejoin the DMK.
DMK president MK Stalin with his father late Karunanidhi in Chennai on Jan. 10, 2014.(PTI File Photo)
DMK president MK Stalin with his father late Karunanidhi in Chennai on Jan. 10, 2014.(PTI File Photo)

Stalin appointed DMK chief amid ‘consequences’ threat from brother Azhagiri

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2018 01:06 PM IST
Stalin was elected as the DMK president, a post Karunanidhi held for 49 years till his death earlier this month, after a meeting of the party’s general council.
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam working president MK Stalin speaks during a condolence meeting for the M Karunanidh at Anna Arivalayam in Chennai.(PTI Photo)
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam working president MK Stalin speaks during a condolence meeting for the M Karunanidh at Anna Arivalayam in Chennai.(PTI Photo)

DMK leaders back Stalin’s elevation a day after Azhagiri claims support of loyalists

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2018 05:50 PM IST
At a party meeting on Tuesday, Duraimurugan, DMK’s principal secretary and long-time aide of Karunanidhi, said Stalin had all the skills to lead the party.
The AIADMK says Rajinikanth lacks political maturity.(PTI/File Photo)
The AIADMK says Rajinikanth lacks political maturity.(PTI/File Photo)

Rajinikanth used Karunanidhi’s funeral to become full-time politician: AIADMK

Chennai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2018 05:52 PM IST
Speaking at a condolence meeting organised by the South Indian Artistes Association for Karunanidhi on Monday, Rajinikanth had questioned Tamil Nadu chief minister K Palaniswami’s absence from the late DMK supremo’s funeral.
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

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By HT Correspondent
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.
The engraving in Tamil on Karunanidhi’s casket read “Oivu edukamal uzhaithavan, idho oivu eduthu kondu irukiran”, meaning “He who worked hard without taking rest, is resting in peace here”.(HT PHOTO)
The engraving in Tamil on Karunanidhi’s casket read “Oivu edukamal uzhaithavan, idho oivu eduthu kondu irukiran”, meaning “He who worked hard without taking rest, is resting in peace here”.(HT PHOTO)

Karunanidhi dictated the line on his casket to son Stalin 33 years ago

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By HT Correspondent, Chennai
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2018 08:25 AM IST
The engraving in Tamil read “Oivu edukamal uzhaithavan, idho oivu eduthu kondu irukiran”, meaning “He who worked hard without taking rest, is resting in peace here”.
M Karunanidhi was buried with state honours at Marina Beach this evening (ANI Twitter)
M Karunanidhi was buried with state honours at Marina Beach this evening (ANI Twitter)

Karunanidhi’s final resting place between mentor Annadurai and arch rival Jayalalithaa

UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2018 09:32 PM IST
Karunanidhi was allotted space at the beachfront which also has memorials of three former chief ministers
Supporters arrive to pay their last respects to DMK chief M Karunanidhi at Rajaji Hall in Chennai on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)
Supporters arrive to pay their last respects to DMK chief M Karunanidhi at Rajaji Hall in Chennai on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)

Karunanidhi to be buried with full-state honours at Marina Beach

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2018 06:56 PM IST
Karunanidhi will be buried adjacent to the mausoleum of former chief minister and his mentor CN Annadurai on the sands of Marina Beach.
M Karunanidhi passed away on Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018, after a prolonged illness, at a Chennai hospital . (PTI File Photo)
M Karunanidhi passed away on Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018, after a prolonged illness, at a Chennai hospital . (PTI File Photo)

Parliament adjourned as mark of respect to M Karunanidhi

UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2018 11:53 AM IST
Both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha have been adjourned as a mark of respect to M Karunanidhi
MK Stalin breaks down after Madras High Court’s verdict to allow the burial of former chief minister M Karunanidhi at Chennai’s Marina beach.(ANI Photo/Twitter)
MK Stalin breaks down after Madras High Court’s verdict to allow the burial of former chief minister M Karunanidhi at Chennai’s Marina beach.(ANI Photo/Twitter)

Stalin breaks down after HC allows Karunanidhi’s burial at Marina beach

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2018 02:42 PM IST
The court order also triggered celebration among the DMK cadres who bought back their tears. Cadres raised slogans praising Karunanidhi as soon as the court pronounced its order.
DMK party supporters gather to pay respects to the remains of M Karunanidhi at Rajaji hall in Chennai on August 8.(AFP Photo)
DMK party supporters gather to pay respects to the remains of M Karunanidhi at Rajaji hall in Chennai on August 8.(AFP Photo)

‘Just need 6X6 ft land’: Why DMK wants M Karunanidhi buried at Marina Beach

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2018 03:32 PM IST
The DMK, Tamil Nadu’s chief opposition party, wants its leader M Karunanidhi buried within the Anna memorial or Anna samadhi, where his mentor, Annadurai, is buried. Karunanidhi died on Tuesday at the age of 94.
DMK chief M Karunanidhi (L) with his son MK Stalin in Chennai on March 1, 2015.(PTI file photo)
DMK chief M Karunanidhi (L) with his son MK Stalin in Chennai on March 1, 2015.(PTI file photo)

‘Can I call you Appa one last time’: Stalin pens letter to father Karunanidhi after his death

Chennai | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2018 08:12 AM IST
Chief minister for five times and leader of DMK party for 50 years, 94-year-old M Karunanidhi breathed his last in Chennai owing to age related ailments in a private hospital.
While MK Stalin (right) is said to take seniors along and is more acceptable to party cadres, Karunanidhi’s (centre) second son MK Alagiri is known to be more brash.(File Photo)
While MK Stalin (right) is said to take seniors along and is more acceptable to party cadres, Karunanidhi’s (centre) second son MK Alagiri is known to be more brash.(File Photo)

After Karunanidhi’s death, succession dilemma makes future tense for DMK

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By CS Kotteswaran and M Manikandan
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2018 12:07 PM IST
Late DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi’s sons MK Stalin and MK Alagiri do not see eye to eye. The sibling rivalry has cost the party dear in many seats.
Chennai: People gather to pay their last respects to DMK chief M Karunanidhi as his cortege passes through the streets of Chennai on Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018. (PTI Photo) (PTI8_8_2018_000258A)(PTI)
Chennai: People gather to pay their last respects to DMK chief M Karunanidhi as his cortege passes through the streets of Chennai on Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018. (PTI Photo) (PTI8_8_2018_000258A)(PTI)

Highlights: Karunanidhi buried with full state honours at Chennai’s Marina Beach

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2018 11:51 PM IST

DMK president and former Tamil Nadu chief minister M Karunanidhi was buried beside his mentor CN Annadurai on Marina beach in Chennai on Wednesday. Karunanidhi, 94, had passed away at Kauvery Hospital in the city on Tuesday evening. High drama followed his death as the AIADMK government in Tamil Nadu refused to allow his cremation at Marina beach in Chennai as demanded by DMK supporters. The Madras high court on Wednesday allowed Karunanidhi to be buried at Marina beach.Here are the live updates:

Karunanidhi pulled out his two ministers out of the Vajpayee government in December 2003.(PTI/File Photo)
Karunanidhi pulled out his two ministers out of the Vajpayee government in December 2003.(PTI/File Photo)

How Karunanidhi joined hands with BJP before 1999 general elections, then parted ways five years later

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 08, 2018 01:40 AM IST
After AIADMK pulled out of the BJP-led government at the Centre in 1998, it joined hands with DMK and returned to power a year later.
DMK party supporters gather around the ambulence carrying the body of party president M Karunanidhi.(AFP Photo)
DMK party supporters gather around the ambulence carrying the body of party president M Karunanidhi.(AFP Photo)

Karunanidhi dies at 94: Tamil Nadu govt rejects request for burial at Anna memorial, DMK moves high court

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2018 01:02 AM IST
Tamil Nadu government, in a statement, said it is willing to give two acre land near Gandhi Mandapam in Adayar for Karunanidhi’s burial.
A DMK supporter wails as she stands with many others gathered near the Kauvery Hospital in Chennai, where Karunanidhi was admitted.(PTI Photo)
A DMK supporter wails as she stands with many others gathered near the Kauvery Hospital in Chennai, where Karunanidhi was admitted.(PTI Photo)

Tamil Nadu’s Kalaignar M Karunanidhi dies at 94, thousands of supporters outside hospital

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2018 02:13 AM IST
Huge numbers of police personnel have been deployed across the state to control the Karunanidhi’s supporters, who were virtually camping outside Kauvery hospital waiting for every single detail from the hospital.
Photo of Narendra Modi with the former Tamil Nadu chief minister M Karunanidhi in 2007.(HT File Photo)
Photo of Narendra Modi with the former Tamil Nadu chief minister M Karunanidhi in 2007.(HT File Photo)

‘Lost a deep rooted mass leader’: PM Modi tweets on Karunanidhi’s death

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2018 08:06 PM IST
A five-term chief minister of Tamil Nadu, Karunanidhi was a multi-faceted personality — a top politician, a star scriptwriter for Tamil movies, author and an impressive orator.
Karunanidhi had an ability to switch alliances, whether it was with Congress-led UPA or BJP led-NDA, according to the DMK’s needs of the time.(PTI File Photo)
Karunanidhi had an ability to switch alliances, whether it was with Congress-led UPA or BJP led-NDA, according to the DMK’s needs of the time.(PTI File Photo)

Kalaignar Karunanidhi dies in Chennai: The colossus of Dravidian politics

Hindustan Times | By Venkatesha Babu
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2018 07:52 PM IST
Muthuvel Karunanidhi, a colossus who strode the Tamil political stage for five decades is dead
M Karunanidhi was a five-time chief minister of Tamil Nadu.(HT Archive)
M Karunanidhi was a five-time chief minister of Tamil Nadu.(HT Archive)

M Karunanidhi, DMK chief and former Tamil Nadu CM, dies at 94 in Chennai hospital

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan and CS Kotteswaran
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2018 02:09 AM IST
Karunanidhi had been unwell for the past 10 days and was being treated for urinary tract infection at Chennai’s Kauvery Hospital.
DMK supporters have been crowding outside Kauvery hospital where DMK chief M Karunanidhi has been undergoing critical care, in Chennai.(PTI File Photo)
DMK supporters have been crowding outside Kauvery hospital where DMK chief M Karunanidhi has been undergoing critical care, in Chennai.(PTI File Photo)

Security stepped up in Chennai as supporters of DMK chief Karunanidhi crowd outside hospital

By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2018 04:03 PM IST
Sources at the Kauvery Hospital said Karunanidhi’s pulse and blood pressure, which touched critical levels at the time of admission, had witnessed improvement but slipped by Monday noon.
Ailing DMK president M Karunanidhi at the Kauvery Hospital in Chennai on July 31, 2018.(PTI File Photo)
Ailing DMK president M Karunanidhi at the Kauvery Hospital in Chennai on July 31, 2018.(PTI File Photo)

DMK chief Karunanidhi’s health declines, says Chennai hospital

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2018 11:53 AM IST
Karunanidhi was being treated with active medical support, Kauvery Hospital said in a statement.
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) supporters outside the Kauvery hospital, where DMK chief M Karunanidhi is being treated, in Chennai. The DMK on Wednesday said 21 of its party workers have died unable to bear the “shock” of the illness and hospitalisation of party chief M Karunanidhi.(PTI Photo)
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) supporters outside the Kauvery hospital, where DMK chief M Karunanidhi is being treated, in Chennai. The DMK on Wednesday said 21 of its party workers have died unable to bear the “shock” of the illness and hospitalisation of party chief M Karunanidhi.(PTI Photo)

DMK leader Stalin says 21 party workers have died of shock after Karunanidhi’s illness

Chennai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2018 11:35 PM IST
The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) appealed to the cadres not to take any extreme step in view of the DMK chief M Karunanidhi health.
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) supporters gather outside the hospital where DMK chief M Karunanidhi is being treated in Chennai, on Monday, July 30, 2018.(PTI Photo)
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) supporters gather outside the hospital where DMK chief M Karunanidhi is being treated in Chennai, on Monday, July 30, 2018.(PTI Photo)

M Karunanidhi’s hospital stay extended after ‘overall decline in general health’

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2018 07:27 PM IST
DMK chief M Karunanidhi’s health has “declined overall”, said Chennai’s Kauvery Hospital
DMK supremo M Karunanidhi at a party meeting in Chennai.(PTI File Photo)
DMK supremo M Karunanidhi at a party meeting in Chennai.(PTI File Photo)

Karunanidhi health updates: His condition is stable, says Stalin

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2018 12:01 AM IST

DMK president M Karunanidhi faced a ‘transient setback’ in his clinical condition and his vital signs are normalising with medical support, Chennai’s Kauvery hospital said on Sunday.Huge security has been deployed outside the hospital to control the overflowing crowd and senior party leader A Raja appealed to people to not believe in rumours.Karunanidhi was shifted to the hospital two days ago prior to which he was undergoing treatment for fever due to urinary tract infection at his Gopalapuram residence.Here are the updates:

A vendor displays portraits of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) party president M Karunanidhi in front of the hospital where he is being treated, in Chennai on July 28, 2018.(AFP)
A vendor displays portraits of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) party president M Karunanidhi in front of the hospital where he is being treated, in Chennai on July 28, 2018.(AFP)

Karunanidhi better after ‘unexpected setback’, says son Stalin; appeals to party cadres for calm

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan, Chennai
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2018 06:28 AM IST
The hospital said there was a “transient setback” to Karunanidhi’s health but his vitals signs were normalising. The DMK chief is continuously being monitored and treated by a panel of expert doctors in the ICU.
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