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Madras High Court upholds 7.5 per cent reservation for government school students in medical colleges
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Madras High Court upholds 7.5 per cent reservation for government school students in medical colleges

Madras High Court was hearing a batch of petitions filed by private school students challenging the constitutionality of the Tamil Nadu Admission to undergraduate courses in Medicine, Dentistry, Indian Medicine and Homeopathy on preferential basis to students of Government Schools Act, 2020

Madras HC upholds disqualification of 18 AIADMK MLAs: All you need to know about case, what it means for Tamil Nadu
Politics

Madras HC upholds disqualification of 18 AIADMK MLAs: All you need to know about case, what it means for Tamil Nadu

The political crisis in Tamil Nadu began in September last year when Assembly Speaker P Dhanapal disqualified eighteen AIADMK MLAs under the 1986 Tamil Nadu Assembly Members Party Defection Law. The lawmakers were disqualified after they submitted a letter to the Governor C Vidyasagar Rao, expressing no confidence in Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami.

O Panneerselvam says AIADMK will win Tamil Nadu by-elections by margin of 50,000 votes
India

O Panneerselvam says AIADMK will win Tamil Nadu by-elections by margin of 50,000 votes

Speaking to reporters here after the party's Executive Committee meeting, Panneerselvam said discussions at the meeting were about the party's strategy for the polls for local bodies, by-elections to two assembly seats and the Lok Sabha elections next year.

Karunanidhi did more for Tamil film industry than any other CM; DMK chief 'saw cinema as medium for reform'
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Karunanidhi did more for Tamil film industry than any other CM; DMK chief 'saw cinema as medium for reform'

DMK chief Karunanidhi was the first to introduce a “tax-free’” status for films with Tamil titles. He had more friends in the industry than Jayalalithaa as he genuinely liked the company of actors, directors and producers.

'My blood is DMK blood': Udhayanidhi Stalin's political plunge can't be dismissed as day dreaming
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'My blood is DMK blood': Udhayanidhi Stalin's political plunge can't be dismissed as day dreaming

For long, the DMK's symbol of the rising sun has been used to pun on M Karunanidhi's son MK Stalin's rise in Tamil Nadu. That may need a revision with yet another son-rise set to take place within the political family.

Mersal: Vijay-starrer is a super hit at the box-office, but stirs up hornet's nest in politics
Entertainment

Mersal: Vijay-starrer is a super hit at the box-office, but stirs up hornet's nest in politics

Vijay's Mersal, directed by Atlee, offers criticism of GST and the Digital India initiative

Rajinikanth and TN politics: Being a superstar is very different from being a successful politician
Entertainment

Rajinikanth and TN politics: Being a superstar is very different from being a successful politician

The balancing act between being a good human being and being a good politician will be a very hard one for superstar Rajinikanth

Kamal Haasan, Kollywood's new rebellious avatar and why it is so important for Tamil Nadu
Entertainment

Kamal Haasan, Kollywood's new rebellious avatar and why it is so important for Tamil Nadu

Stars like Kamal Haasan, Siddharth and Arvind Swami have shown they dare to speak the truth. If they do not drop their intensity, this could well be their biggest and most meaningful blockbuster.

Tamil Nadu: Sasikala is a perfect example of metaphysical politics
Politics

Tamil Nadu: Sasikala is a perfect example of metaphysical politics

Having never held anything more powerful than Jayalalitha’s coat tails, the question of Sasikala's political experience obviously does not enter the equation.

Madras HC declines to stay suspension of 79 DMK MLAs
India

Madras HC declines to stay suspension of 79 DMK MLAs

The bench directed the petitioners-Stalin and DMK MLA Thiagarajan — to serve private notices to the Speaker, P Dhanapal, nd the Legislative Assembly Secretary

Modi, Kejriwal, Mamata, Jayalalithaa: The emergence of the 'anti-hero'
Politics

Modi, Kejriwal, Mamata, Jayalalithaa: The emergence of the 'anti-hero'

With the recent victories of Mamata Banjerjee and J Jayalalithaa it is clear that Indian political theatre is showing signs of acceptance of the anti-hero

Assembly Elections 2016: Parties break records, create history of a new kind
Politics

Assembly Elections 2016: Parties break records, create history of a new kind

The BJP created history for itself in the Assembly Elections 2016 by breaking new grounds in the North East by catapulting to power in Assam

DA case: Karnataka govt to challenge CM Jayalalithaa's acquittal in Supreme Court
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DA case: Karnataka govt to challenge CM Jayalalithaa's acquittal in Supreme Court

Ending three-week long suspense, Karnataka government on Monday decided to file an appeal in the Supreme Court against acquittal of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister

Did politicians cock a snook at Nokia staff? Chennai plant to shut today
Corporate

Did politicians cock a snook at Nokia staff? Chennai plant to shut today

In 2004, when Nokia first announced that it was scouting for a manufacturing plant in India, Tamil Nadu's then chief minister J Jayalalithaa was the first to ask her babus to 'Go get Nokia', but 10 years later when the same plant is shutting down, the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam has remained mum on the issue.<br />

TN govt hikes milk prices by Rs 10 per litre, opposition calls for protests
Politics

TN govt hikes milk prices by Rs 10 per litre, opposition calls for protests

DMK and DMDK have decided to protest against the milk price hike by the ruling AIADMK on 3 November and 28 October respectively.

Who will gain from Vijayakanth-BJP taking the fight to Jaya in TN?
Politics

Who will gain from Vijayakanth-BJP taking the fight to Jaya in TN?

How will the BJP-DMDK campaign target the AIADMK-front given it’s almost guaranteed that both the BJP and the AIADMK will come together after the elections, should the NDA have a chance of forming the government in Delhi?

Jayalalithaa’s poster ban: any similarity with Na Mo’s strategy is coincidental
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Jayalalithaa’s poster ban: any similarity with Na Mo’s strategy is coincidental

Is Jayalalithaa’s directive to party workers, including senior ministers, not to carry their pictures on publicity posters a ploy to further consolidate her larger-than-life image or to subdue the dominance of sub-regional satraps?

Jaya loyalist thrown off the seesaw; will he come back?
Politics

Jaya loyalist thrown off the seesaw; will he come back?

KA Sengottaiyan was not only dropped from the cabinet, but also relieved of an important party headquarters secretary post indicating that for the time being, Jayalalithaa wants him out of sight.