A veterinary doctor and agriculturist, KP Ramalingam hails from Salem district and belongs to the Gounder community, which holds sway in the western region of Tamil Nadu
Loyola College apologises after ‘anti-Hindu’ paintings at expo trigger row; Chennai institute pulls down exhibits
A major controversy erupted on Monday over some paintings at an expo in the premier Loyola College which allegedly showed Hindu symbols, the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in bad light.
Chennai's Loyola College apologises after facing right-wing ire over art exhibition; 'paintings malign PM, nation,' alleges BJP
Chennai's Loyola College on Monday apologised for a controversial art exhibition on its premises, which the BJP and other parties of the right wing alleged was an attempt to malign Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the nation.
Madras HC initiates contempt proceedings against H Raja for 'derogatory' remarks against judiciary during Ganesh idol procession
Taking serious cognisance of the 'derogatory' statements made by BJP national secretary H Raja against judiciary and police, the court registered a case against him
'Cops are anti-Hindu': BJP's H Raja booked by Tamil Nadu Police after argument over Ganesh idol procession in Pudukottai
H Raja on Saturday engaged in a verbal duel with the policemen in Meiyyapuram village, calling the force as "anti-Hindu" and "highly corrupt."
H Raja triggered a new controversy on Wednesday when he made a veiled attack on DMK MP Kanimozhi, calling her an "illegitimate" child of party chief M Karunanidhi
Now, miscreants vandalise Periyar statue in Tamil Nadu's Pudukottai district; authorities carry out repairs, deploy police
A statue of social reformer and Dravidian movement icon EV Ramasamy, popularly know as "Periyar", was found damaged in a village on Tuesday, the latest in a series of similar incidents of vandalism.
Ramasamy alias Periyar was a rationalist, social reformer and an atheist who famously said, "There is no god, there is no god, there is no god at all.''
Equating Periyar with Lenin is BJP's political immaturity: It's suicidal to reject Dravidian principles in Tamil Nadu
The BJP's near-impossible task of finding traction with the people of Tamil Nadu could only be done within the framework of Dravidian politics
Pulling down of Lenin's statue not just an attack on Left, it's an assault on plurality of ideas and diversity of thought
The culture of intolerance shown in bringing down Lenin's statue is contrary to argumentative Indian tradition & tantamounts to society's Talibanisation.
Statue vandalism leads to war of ideologies; BJP leaders call for 'swift, stern' action, Opposition cries foul
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday strongly disapproved incidents of vandalism of statues that have been reported in various parts of the country
Under fire for comments on Periyar statue, BJP leader H Raja blames Facebook administrator for gaffe
Under fire from political parties in Tamil Nadu for his comments on late Dravidian leader Periyar, senior BJP leader H Raja, on Wednesday, sought to blame his 'Facebook administrator' for the gaffe and expressed regret over the same.
After Lenin statues razed in Tripura, now Periyar bust vandalised in Tamil Nadu's Vellore district: BJP, CPI worker arrested
Two people were arrested in Tamil Nadu's Vellore for vandalising a statue of iconic Dravidian leader Periyar, according to several media reports.
Vladimir Lenin's statue toppled in Tripura: BJP leaders term Russian a 'terrorist', warn Tamil Nadu's Periyar is next
A war of words has broken out between the BJP and the Opposition over the toppling of Vladimir Lenin's statue in Tripura on Tuesday morning.
BJP central leadership would take a decision on the party contesting the 21 December by-election to the RK Nagar Assembly constituency in Chennai, party national secretary H Raja said.
Tamil actor Vishal's office in Chennai has reportedly been raided one day after he accused BJP leader H Raja of advocating piracy by watching Mersal online
Mersal row escalates: Actor Vishal raided by GST team day after accusing BJP leader of advocating piracy
Days after a controversy broke out over references to GST in the Tamil film 'Mersal', a GST intelligence team raided the house of movie star Vishal, media reports said.
Chidambaram attacked the BJP over its demand to remove dialogues in Vijay's Diwali release Mersal
Kamal Haasan urges people to report corruption online after Tamil Nadu govt dares actor to provide evidence of graft
Under attack from the ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu, including Chief Minister E Palaniswamy, for his allegations of corruption in the government, filmstar Kamal Haasan on Wednesday exhorted the public to digitally register instances of graft with the government.
Amit Shah began his 3-day Kerala visit, amid a row in the state over a Central government notification banning sale of cattle for slaughter.