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Cops question Sasikala in Kodanad case: Explaining the 2017 robbery-murder incident and her link to it
India

Cops question Sasikala in Kodanad case: Explaining the 2017 robbery-murder incident and her link to it

In 2017, after her demise, Jayalalithaa's Kodanad retreat in the Nilgiris witnessed a murder and robbery. Three people related to the heist died — two in accidents and one by suicide. Now five years later, the late chief minister's aide, VK Sasikala, has been questioned for her involvement in it

Tamil Nadu court rejects VK Sasikala's plea against expulsion
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Tamil Nadu court rejects VK Sasikala's plea against expulsion

Sasikala had moved the city civil court earlier contending that the AIADMK general council held in 2017, which expelled her as general secretary, was not valid

'Hindi imposition unaccaptable,' says AIADMK; AR Rahman's tweet sparks debate
India

'Hindi imposition unaccaptable,' says AIADMK; AR Rahman's tweet sparks debate

Union Home Minister Amit Shah's statement that Hindi should be accepted as an alternative to English and not to local languages, has been met with a backlash in Tamil Nadu

AIADMK to hold protests on 5 April against Tamil Nadu govt's property tax hike
India

AIADMK to hold protests on 5 April against Tamil Nadu govt's property tax hike

Effecting a revision after 24 years, the DMK-led state government on Saturday announced a hike in property tax across the state with a view to mop up revenue

Interview | BJP real alternative to DMK in Tamil Nadu; there is not Dravidian ideology, says K Annamalai
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Interview | BJP real alternative to DMK in Tamil Nadu; there is not Dravidian ideology, says K Annamalai

Annamalai spoke exclusively to News18 on a wide range of issues, including the BJP’s plans to grow in Tamil Nadu, its ‘anti-Tamil’ image, what he thinks about the ruling DMK, his party’s relationship with the AIADMK, as well as issues like ‘Dravidianism’ and ‘conversion’

BJP’s strong showing in Uttar Pradesh makes southern regional parties a trifle nervous
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BJP’s strong showing in Uttar Pradesh makes southern regional parties a trifle nervous

The BJP’s victory in Uttar Pradesh boosts its cadre to take on regional chieftains, but it still is a long road ahead in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. It’s, however, a different tale in Karnataka

Tamil Nadu urban civic polls: From four to 22, BJP hails results, says rehearsal for next Assembly elections
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Tamil Nadu urban civic polls: From four to 22, BJP hails results, says rehearsal for next Assembly elections

This is the first time BJP has fought polls in the state without an ally and the state incharge and national general secretary CT Ravi said the results will give party cadres confidence to engage with voters in Tamil Nadu

TN Urban Civic Polls: DMK racing towards clean sweep, wrests West from AIADMK
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TN Urban Civic Polls: DMK racing towards clean sweep, wrests West from AIADMK

Buoyed by one more huge electoral win, DMK workers celebrated the victory across the state by bursting fire crackers, distributing sweets and hailing party chief MK Stalin's leadership

Tamil Nadu urban local body election 2022: Counting of votes underway; DMK leading in all 21 corporations
India

Tamil Nadu urban local body election 2022: Counting of votes underway; DMK leading in all 21 corporations

The urban local body elections were held in a single phase to fill 12,838 seats in 649 urban local bodies, 490 town panchayats, 138 municipalities and 21 corporations in the state

Chennai rains: Depression over Bay of Bengal likely to weaken into low pressure by tomorrow morning, says IMD
India

Chennai rains: Depression over Bay of Bengal likely to weaken into low pressure by tomorrow morning, says IMD

The red alert for Chennai, indicating extremely heavy rainfall, has been withdrawn after the depression over Bay of Bengal crossed north Tamil Nadu coast, the IMD said

BJP making silent inroads into Tamil politics as AIADMK infighting continues
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BJP making silent inroads into Tamil politics as AIADMK infighting continues

As the AIADMK leadership is busy stopping Sasikala from re-entering the party, BJP is increasingly visible as the only party that’s taking on the DMK government on every front

Repeal CAA, Tamil Nadu Assembly urges Centre in resolution; BJP walks out
India

Repeal CAA, Tamil Nadu Assembly urges Centre in resolution; BJP walks out

The resolution moved by Chief Minister MK Stalin said the CAA passed by the Parliament in 2019 'is not in tune with the secular principles laid down in our Constitution and also not conducive to the communal harmony that prevails in India'

In Tamil Nadu, BJP touches a raw nerve by making passing reference to Kongu Nadu
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In Tamil Nadu, BJP touches a raw nerve by making passing reference to Kongu Nadu

The region identified with the contours of Kongu Nadu is economically important for Tamil Nadu and politically significant for the BJP and its ally AIADMK

Explainer: Why Sasikala is facing opposition in attempting a return to AIADMK
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Explainer: Why Sasikala is facing opposition in attempting a return to AIADMK

Post-poll, apart from sitting in opposition after a decade of rule, the AIADMK is beset with the issue of alleged leaked audiotapes purportedly of Sasikala, where she has hinting at her return to politics

Explained: Sasikala indicates AIADMK return imminent; what this means for party, EPS, OPS
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Explained: Sasikala indicates AIADMK return imminent; what this means for party, EPS, OPS

The perception of differences gained momentum recently after OPS and EPS issued separate statements on public issues, but joint statements on party matters

MK Stalin stakes claim to form government in Tamil Nadu, to take oath as CM on 7 May
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MK Stalin stakes claim to form government in Tamil Nadu, to take oath as CM on 7 May

DMK won 133 seats and along with allies, including Congress, garnered a total of 159 constituencies in the 234-member Assembly

Tamil Nadu Assembly election 2021, MK Stalin profile: DMK chief registers third win in Kolathur
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Tamil Nadu Assembly election 2021, MK Stalin profile: DMK chief registers third win in Kolathur

Stalin is the son of former chief minister late M Karunanidhi. Stalin started his political career early and won for the first time from Thousand Light constituency in Chennai in 1989.

Tamil Nadu Assembly election 2021, Edappadi K Palaniswamy profile: AIADMK leader records hatrick win
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Tamil Nadu Assembly election 2021, Edappadi K Palaniswamy profile: AIADMK leader records hatrick win

Palaniswami polled 1,63,154 votes while his closest rival DMK's T Sampathkumar secured 69,352 votes

DMK urges EC to insist only on one dose of vaccine, withdraw order mandating PPE kits for counting agents
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DMK urges EC to insist only on one dose of vaccine, withdraw order mandating PPE kits for counting agents

DMK's organisation secretary RS Bharathi said that wearing PE kits in the scorching heat for 14 to 16 hours was practically not possible for the counting agents

Udhayanidhi Stalin points out historical error in Dhanush's Karnan; makers agree to rectify
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Udhayanidhi Stalin points out historical error in Dhanush's Karnan; makers agree to rectify

Udhayanidhi Stalin tweeted in praise of Dhanush's new film Karnan, but also pointed out a historical inaccuracy regarding the 1995 Kodiyankulam riots.