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Madras high court suspended a trial court’s order sentencing Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) general secretary Vaiko to one-year in prison in a 2009 sedition case.(HTfile)

Madras High Court suspends Vaiko’s one-year jail term in sedition case

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chennai
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2019 09:50 PM IST
Justice PD Audikesavlu heard a petition filed by Vaiko challenging the order of the special court that deals with cases involving MPs and MLAs.
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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

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chennai
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.
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Karad: Voters show their identity cards as they stand in a queue at a polling station to cast their vote for the Gram Panchayat elections at Masur village, in Karad, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019. (PTI Photo)(PTI2_24_2019_000044B)(PTI)
Karad: Voters show their identity cards as they stand in a queue at a polling station to cast their vote for the Gram Panchayat elections at Masur village, in Karad, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019. (PTI Photo)(PTI2_24_2019_000044B)(PTI)

Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Tamil Nadu’s Erode will see MDMK and DMK contest

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2019 09:11 AM IST
Voting in all the 39 constituencies in Tamil Nadu will be held during the second round of seven-phased Lok Sabha election 2019 on April 18. The results will be declared on May 23.
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Congress had led the alliance only twice in the state — in 1977 and 1989. In 2016, the party contested alone in all the 40 Lok Sabha constituencies of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry and lost all.(PTI)
Congress had led the alliance only twice in the state — in 1977 and 1989. In 2016, the party contested alone in all the 40 Lok Sabha constituencies of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry and lost all.(PTI)

Tamil Nadu parties look to woo Congress ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha polls

By M Manikandan | Hindustan Times, Chennai, Chennai
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2018 11:44 PM IST
Till recently, the major regional players AIADMK and DMK would be wooed by the national parties for a state alliance but now, the regional parties are speaking about aligning with the Congress directly.
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File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi visiting DMK president M Karunanidhi in Chennai.(PTI File Photo)
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi visiting DMK president M Karunanidhi in Chennai.(PTI File Photo)

PM Narendra Modi wishes ailing DMK chief Karunanidhi a speedy recovery

By New Delhi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2018 02:33 PM IST
The 94-year-old politician is being treated by doctors of the Kauvery Hospital for fever arising from urinary tract infection.
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Country’s first India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) will come up at Bodi West Hills in Theni district of Tamil Nadu.
Country’s first India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) will come up at Bodi West Hills in Theni district of Tamil Nadu.

Science academies voice support for Bodi Neutrino Observatory

By Snehal Fernandes | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON APR 20, 2018 12:37 AM IST
The support comes after continued protests led by MDMK general secretary Vaiko who had carried out a ten-day march against the INO earlier this month.
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