The Madras High Court on Tuesday ruled that Vande Mataram should be sung in all schools and colleges across the state “at least once a week”, and in government and private offices “at least once a month”.
THE DOOR appears to be closing on the political ambitions of T T V Dinakaran, AIADMK deputy general secretary and nephew of jailed party leader V K Sasikala, after Delhi Police registered an FIR against him for allegedly trying to bribe an Election Commission official to obtain the party’s two-leaves poll symbol. Top sources in […]
Palaniswami claims support of 124 MLAs n One MLA crosses over to Panneerselvam camp
With the restoration of the conviction order, Sasikala is barred under the Representation of the People Act from holding the CM post, besides getting disqualified to contest polls for six years from the date of her release from prison.
AIADMK general secretary V K Sasikala met Tamil Nadu governor C Vidyasagar Rao on Thursday evening and staked claim to form the government after O Panneerselvam, the caretaker Chief Minister who has revolted against her, also held talks at Raj Bhavan.
Hundreds of thousands of grieving people descended on Chennai Tuesday to bid a final farewell to J Jayalalithaa, the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister who died Monday night aged 68.
J Jayalalithaa’s trusted aide and finance minister O Panneerselvam was sworn in as the chief minister of Tamil Nadu late on Monday night. Her close friend Sasikala Natarajan is likely to take control of the AIADMK.
She signed five orders soon after the swearing-in, including crop loan waiver for farmers and beginning of a phased prohibition by reducing timing of the state-owned liquor outlets and closing 500 such shops.
With nearly 90 seats in the state assembly, and nearing 100 if ally Congress’s eight are taken into account — actually gave DMK a morale boost after facing a series of electoral setbacks since the 2011 assembly polls.
The DMK, on the other hand, is hoping to make a comeback, counting on anti-incumbency and the promise of prohibition.
Karunanidhi, in turn, wrote, “Jayalalithaa is an embodiment of ego and arrogance”, and that her statements with phrases such as “my government” and “I announce” will not be forgotten by the people.
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Karunanidhi rested for the next two hours before leaving for the Trichy grounds for a rally. Outside, thousands thronged the venue, where Jayalalithaa too had addressed a rally a week earlier.