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Thalaivi, directed by AL Vijay, brings onscreen Jayalalithaa's journey as a stellar actress which was followed by a powerful political career.
Kangana Ranaut reveals Jayalalithaa biopic Thalaivi will be made in two parts: First will focus on her life before politics
Kangana Ranaut says it is nerve-racking for her to play Jayalalithaa since despite the similarities, the former Tamil Nadu chief minister enjoyed a command over a lot of things.
Lok Sabha Elections 2019; Tamil Nadu edition: Kanimozhi of DMK says these polls are about fighting separatism and communalism
As part of our coverage of the upcoming Lok Sabha 2019 elections, we asked prominent media personalities in south India to interview leaders from their respective states.
Despite government push for training schools, Dalit priests have not been able to find jobs in state-owned historic temples
Dalit Women in Politics: Bhavani Ilavenil on Karunanidhi's history of claiming credit and invisibilising work of Sathyavani Muthu
Bhavani Ilavenil is the author of a book which looks at the life and struggles of three-time MLA and MP Dr Satyavani Muthu, one of the earliest Dalit leaders of DMK.
Dalit Women in Politics: Aishwarya Rao on why disabled women must be included in mainstream dialogues
Article 14 of the Constitution states no Indian must be discriminated on the basis of gender, religion and caste; no one must be on the basis of ‘ability’ as well.
Vada Chennai: Dhanush-Vetrimaaran film asked to mute references to Jayalalithaa, Karunanidhi by CBFC
Directed by Vetrimaaran and produced by Dhanush, Vada Chennai chronicles 30 years in the life of a gangster from North Chennai.
Alagiri rally: Thousands march to Karunanidhi's mausoleum in show of strength; DMK silent on re-induction
Dressed in black, to condole Karunanidhi's death, Alagiri joined the rally from near Triplicane Police station and came to the Marina beach on an open vehicle, accompanied by his elder daughter and thousands of supporters afoot.
MK Alagiri rally: Ex-DMK leader holds march, pays tribute to Karunanidhi in apparent show of strength; Stalin silent on his re-induction
MK Alagiri rally LIVE updates: Alagiri and his elder daughter paid floral tributes at the Karunanidhi memorial
DMK says 248 cadres died of 'shock' after Karunanidhi's demise, announces Rs 2 lakh solatium for affected families
After knowing about the hospitalisation and failing health of Karunanidhi and later his death, 248 party workers died, a resolution adopted at the party general council meeting said.
MK Stalin takes charge as DMK president: Revolting Alagiri, upcoming Lok Sabha polls has strewn path ahead with challenges
DMK leader and son of late M Karunanidhi, MK Stalin was appointed as the president of the party on Tuesday, ushering in a new era in Tamil Nadu politics. However, as the chief Opposition leader in the state, Stalin has many challenges ahead of him.
MK Stalin takes charge of DMK after 51 years in politics: Fighting a dynastic battle, the 65-year-old learnt it the hard way
MK Stalin on Tuesday was appointed as the president of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), a seat that was left empty after the death of DMK patriarch and Stalin's father, M Karunanidhi who held the post for 49 years.
MK Stalin set to be DMK president: Coronation likely today at party's general council meet in Chennai
The election of Stalin as the DMK president is likely to be a smooth affair as all the 65 district secretaries of the party have proposed his name for the top post and his is the only nomination.
MK Alagiri is not the OPS of DMK; his political career graph is similar to that of ex-AIADMK leader TTV Dinakaran
DMK president-in-waiting MK Stalin should be wary of what his brother Alagiri could do if he joins hands with former AIADMK leader TTV Dinakaran.
MK Alagiri warns DMK of consequences if it doesn't reinstate him; expelled leader claims party needs to be saved
On Saturday, MK Alagiri claimed that the DMK would face a "threat" after his 5 September rally in Chennai, but a Tamil Nadu minister claimed it was only an attempt to be reinstated into the party.
MK Alagiri says DMK will face 'threat' after his Chennai rally, claims he never hankered for party chief's post
Days after claiming that all loyal DMK workers were with him, MK Alagiri also appeared to be reaching out to estranged brother MK Stalin to facilitate his re-entry into the party.
Rajinikanth at Karunanidhi's condolence meet: Kalaignar's pen created superstars like MGR and Sivaji Ganesan
Karunanidhi's condolence meet witnessed the presence of high profile stars like Rajinikanth, who lashed out at the ruling party and showered lavish praise on Kalaignar's contribution to the film industry.
Stalin likely to use 'Karunanidhi card' to surge ahead in 2019: Raking up burial row to tackle both AIADMK, Alagiri
MK Stalin was among those listening to Rajinikanth, seated in the front row. On Tuesday morning, Stalin took off from where Rajini left and decided to tell the world about how the EPS regime went out of its way to put hurdles in fulfilling Karunanidhi's last wish.
Dissidence brews in DMK: Stalin shouldn't fear Alagiri's legacy claims, but needs to tread path with caution
Whenever Karunanidhi spoke about Stalin being his heir, he did so in the tones of a schoolteacher praising the performance of a pupil without a final word about what reward he would get and when.