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BJP clueless about South; Tamil Nadu doesn't see value in being compelled to learn Hindi, writes DMK's Manuraj S
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BJP clueless about South; Tamil Nadu doesn't see value in being compelled to learn Hindi, writes DMK's Manuraj S

Let it be said once again, for we live in the times of fake news and clichéd thinking, that Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) does not oppose Hindi. Nor does it oppose Bengali, Urdu, Marathi, Malayalam or Sindhi. However, the imposition of any one language, through school education policy or otherwise, is not acceptable to the DMK. In other words, any such move to insidiously bring Hindi in through the backdoor will be thwarted.

TTV Dhinakaran alleges EVMs didn't register votes of AMMK supporters, to file complaint with Election Commission
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TTV Dhinakaran alleges EVMs didn't register votes of AMMK supporters, to file complaint with Election Commission

Dhinakaran alleged that the votes of AMMK supporters were not registered and claimed that there are instances where no votes were cast for his party.

Rahul Gandhi to begin UPA's campaign for Tamil Nadu in Kanyakumari, will address rally with MK Stalin on 13 March
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Rahul Gandhi to begin UPA's campaign for Tamil Nadu in Kanyakumari, will address rally with MK Stalin on 13 March

The DMK with Congress and other parties in Tamil Nadu had inked polls pacts for the upcoming general elections.

AIADMK reinstates Tamil Nadu deputy chief minister O Panneerselvam's brother O Raja into party
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AIADMK reinstates Tamil Nadu deputy chief minister O Panneerselvam's brother O Raja into party

On 19 December, O Raja was expelled from AIADMK "for having acted against the party's principles and ideologies, and for bringing disrepute to the party."

O Panneerselvam's brother O Raja ousted from AIADMK for 'acting against party principles and bringing disrepute'
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O Panneerselvam's brother O Raja ousted from AIADMK for 'acting against party principles and bringing disrepute'

A statement signed by AIADMK leader and chief minister E Palaniswami and Panneerselvam said Raja was expelled "for having acted against the party’s principles and ideologies".

Jayalalithaa death probe: Tamil Nadu govt gives Justice Arumughaswamy Commission extension of four months
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Jayalalithaa death probe: Tamil Nadu govt gives Justice Arumughaswamy Commission extension of four months

Jayalalithaa, popularly known as 'Amma', was taken to Chennai's Apollo hospital on 22 September, 2017 and treated in the hospital for 75 days before she breathed her last on 5 December.

AIADMK renews demand for Bharat Ratna for Jayalalithaa, urges Centre to award Ramasamy, Annadurai too
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AIADMK renews demand for Bharat Ratna for Jayalalithaa, urges Centre to award Ramasamy, Annadurai too

AIADMK renewed its demand for conferring Bharat Ratna on Jayalalithaa even as it sought the country's highest civilian honour for late Dravidian stalwarts EV Ramasamy 'Periyar' and CN Annadurai

Petrol bomb hurled outside TTV Dhinakaran's residence in Chennai; expelled party member likely behind attack
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Petrol bomb hurled outside TTV Dhinakaran's residence in Chennai; expelled party member likely behind attack

A country-made petrol bomb was hurled outside AMMK chief TTV Dhinakaran's house in Chennai on Sunday

Monsoon Session of Parliament: Tamil Nadu BJP slams DMK for extending moral support to no-confidence motion
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Monsoon Session of Parliament: Tamil Nadu BJP slams DMK for extending moral support to no-confidence motion

The BJP unit in Tamil Nadu hit out against DMK for supporting the opposition-led no-confidence motion. The saffron party said that the people will no longer trust DMK

No-confidence motion in Parliament: BJP gets 3.5 hours in 7-hour long debate; Congress to speak for 38 minutes
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No-confidence motion in Parliament: BJP gets 3.5 hours in 7-hour long debate; Congress to speak for 38 minutes

BJP is allotted 3 .5 hours to speak in the seven-hour long debate on no-confidence motion scheduled for Thursday. Congress and TDP are given 38 and 13 minutes respectively

Rajinikanth plays MGR card: Can actor win elections by selling 'alternative Thalaivar' image to AIADMK votebank?
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Rajinikanth plays MGR card: Can actor win elections by selling 'alternative Thalaivar' image to AIADMK votebank?

Rajinikanth gave a glimpse of the killer instinct he could summon. In a speech that was both entertaining and blunt, the Superstar of Tamil cinema positioned himself as the inheritor to the MGR legacy.

J Jayalalithaa's first death anniversary: Rival OPS-EPS, Dhinakaran factions take out separate rallies in Chennai today
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J Jayalalithaa's first death anniversary: Rival OPS-EPS, Dhinakaran factions take out separate rallies in Chennai today

The first death anniversary of the late AIADMK leader and former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa is being observed on Tuesday

Tamil Nadu real estate series Part 3: Land grabbing becomes political turf as citizens suffer convoluted legal battles
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Tamil Nadu real estate series Part 3: Land grabbing becomes political turf as citizens suffer convoluted legal battles

While the claims of widespread land grabbing by the DMK during their regime from 2006-11 are not without basis, Jayalalithaa used these claims also to settle political scores.

BJP to play mediator between AIADMK factions, regional outfit may join NDA fold
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BJP to play mediator between AIADMK factions, regional outfit may join NDA fold

The BJP may be set to extend its base in South India by forming an alliance with the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), reported News18.

Tamil Nadu govt says it is on war-footing to tackle dengue after criticism by Kamal Haasan
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Tamil Nadu govt says it is on war-footing to tackle dengue after criticism by Kamal Haasan

Tamil Nadu government says it is acting on "war-footing" to tackle the spread of dengue fever in some parts of the state

Tamil Nadu, once a pioneering state for welfare of transgenders, now shuns the third gender
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Tamil Nadu, once a pioneering state for welfare of transgenders, now shuns the third gender

Unspent money, no welfare board, no members to represent transgenders, Tamil Nadu once a model state for transgender policies now crumbles.

AIADMK symbol bribery case: TTV Dinakaran refuses to provide voice sample
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AIADMK symbol bribery case: TTV Dinakaran refuses to provide voice sample

AIADMK faction leader TTV Dinakaran refused to give consent for giving a voice sample to the police for the Election Commission bribery case investigation

Jallikattu violence: Chennai's fishingfolk live in fear as 'savagery' of saviours robs trust off cops
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Jallikattu violence: Chennai's fishingfolk live in fear as 'savagery' of saviours robs trust off cops

A ground report from the fishing hamlets that witnessed violence during the Jallikattu protests throws new light and deepens the intrigue

Jayalalithaa's neice Deepa hints at greater role, says her entry into politics 'cannot be stopped'
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Jayalalithaa's neice Deepa hints at greater role, says her entry into politics 'cannot be stopped'

A month after her aunt, former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa, passed away, Deepa Jayakumar hinted at her entry into politics on Friday, saying it cannot be stopped

'Chinnamma' Sasikala is the new 'Amma': New AIADMK chief makes all the right moves on Day 1
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'Chinnamma' Sasikala is the new 'Amma': New AIADMK chief makes all the right moves on Day 1

Having learnt her politics from Jayalalithaa, Sasikala knows the political benefits of not allowing a rival power centre to emerge and keeping the party leadership on tenterhooks