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Union Cabinet condoles death of M Karunanidhi, resolution says country lost a veteran and distinguished leader
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Union Cabinet condoles death of M Karunanidhi, resolution says country lost a veteran and distinguished leader

The Union Cabinet, which was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, condoled the demise of the 94-year-old leader, who had passed away on 7 August at Kauvery Hospital in Chennai. It observed a two-minute silence in his memory and passed a condolence resolution.

Karunanidhi passes away at 94: Ex-DMK chief, like many others biography forgives, can be called a product of his times
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Karunanidhi passes away at 94: Ex-DMK chief, like many others biography forgives, can be called a product of his times

Even a casual observer of the life of M Karunanidhi will acknowledge it to be an illustrious life; indeed, keener observers would call it the life of Indian politics

Sri Lanka president Maithripala Sirisena, prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe mourn demise of DMK chief M Karunanidhi
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Sri Lanka president Maithripala Sirisena, prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe mourn demise of DMK chief M Karunanidhi

Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena and prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe mourned the death of DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi

Karunanidhi laid to rest at Chennai's Marina Beach next to mentor CN Annadurai as lakhs bid farewell
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Karunanidhi laid to rest at Chennai's Marina Beach next to mentor CN Annadurai as lakhs bid farewell

The country's high and mighty descended on the city to pay their last respects to Karunanidhi, who left an indelible imprint on the Tamil Nadu's public life for decades through his literary, cinematic and political achievements.

Karunanidhi funeral; updates: DMK patriarch laid to rest with State honours as family, followers bid farewell
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Karunanidhi funeral; updates: DMK patriarch laid to rest with State honours as family, followers bid farewell

DMK patriarch Karunanidhi was laid to rest at Marina Beach with full State honours on Wednesday as his family members and follower bid farewell.

Karunanidhi's burial at Marina Beach: BJP may end up paying the price for AIADMK's massive self-goal
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Karunanidhi's burial at Marina Beach: BJP may end up paying the price for AIADMK's massive self-goal

In denying DMK's demand, the AIADMK government had cited rules of the Coastal Regulation Zone Act.

As DMK chief Karunanidhi's life slipped away, his supporters held on to hope and a prayer
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As DMK chief Karunanidhi's life slipped away, his supporters held on to hope and a prayer

DMK chief M Karunanidhi, one of the foremost Dravidian politicians in modern times, died in Chennai on Tuesday, 7 August 2018, aged 94

Karunanidhi secured right for chief ministers to unfurl Tricolour on Independence Day; in 1974, he became first Tamil CM to do so
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Karunanidhi secured right for chief ministers to unfurl Tricolour on Independence Day; in 1974, he became first Tamil CM to do so

In February 1974, Karunanidhi demanded that Cheif Ministers be included in Independence Day celebrations. The Indira Gandhi government acknowledged his demand in July 1974.

Karunanidhi passes away: Kamal Haasan says he knew DMK chief as 'a writer before a politician'
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Karunanidhi passes away: Kamal Haasan says he knew DMK chief as 'a writer before a politician'

On hearing news of Karunanidhi's demise on 8 August, Kamal Haasan decided to fly back to Chennai from Delhi where he was promoting Vishwaroopam 2

Karunanidhi funeral: Did Palaniswami shoot himself in the foot by objecting to Marina burial for ex-DMK chief?
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Karunanidhi funeral: Did Palaniswami shoot himself in the foot by objecting to Marina burial for ex-DMK chief?

For EPS to behave so gracelessly within hours of Karunanidhi's death came across to neutral observers of Tamil Nadu politics as petty politics and in bad taste

Karunanidhi 'last warrior of Dravidian politics', made regional pride 'political capital': Media pays tributes to DMK chief
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Karunanidhi 'last warrior of Dravidian politics', made regional pride 'political capital': Media pays tributes to DMK chief

The media coverage on Wednesday carried several obituaries and editorials praising the five-time Tamil Nadu chief minister M Karunanidhi's contribution to politics and the Dravidian movement

Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena and other Lankan leaders mourn demise of Karunanidhi
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Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena and other Lankan leaders mourn demise of Karunanidhi

Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena, his predecessor Mahinda Rajapaksa and several other political leaders in the country have expressed sorrow at the demise of Karunanidhi.

Karunanidhi passes away: Both Houses of Parliament adjourn for the day after paying respect to 'leader of masses'
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Karunanidhi passes away: Both Houses of Parliament adjourn for the day after paying respect to 'leader of masses'

As soon as the Lok Sabha met for the day, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan informed members of the demise of Karunanidhi (94). Describing him as a "visionary" and a "leader of the masses", she said he spread his political philosophy through screenwriting and produced some of the best hits in Tamil cinema.

Karunanidhi passes away: Age did not wither DMK chief's pithy prose; Kalaignar wrote his last script at 90
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Karunanidhi passes away: Age did not wither DMK chief's pithy prose; Kalaignar wrote his last script at 90

Age did not wither his pithy prose as Karunanidhi wrote his last script at the age of 90 for a television serial based on the life of 11th-century reformer-saint Ramanuja, who strove for an egalitarian society.

Karunanidhi passes away: Madras High Court allows burial of DMK patriarch on Marina beach
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Karunanidhi passes away: Madras High Court allows burial of DMK patriarch on Marina beach

Tamil Nadu's main opposition party had moved the court last night after the AIADMK government rejected its request for allowing the burial of Karunanidhi on the famed Marina sands alongside his mentor and former chief minister CN Annadurai.

Karunanidhi's accomplishments tower over Indian politics, but 5-time CM never recovered from defeats to MGR, Jayalalithaa
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Karunanidhi's accomplishments tower over Indian politics, but 5-time CM never recovered from defeats to MGR, Jayalalithaa

Karunanidhi was an ace scriptwriter, but even he could not have written the twists and turns of his story better, and the manner in which he was bested by friend-turned-foe MG Ramachandran and the latter's heir Jayalalithaa

Karunanidhi passes away: Scriptwriter par excellence, DMK chief was astute politician and 5-time CM
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Karunanidhi passes away: Scriptwriter par excellence, DMK chief was astute politician and 5-time CM

A script writer par excellence, M Karunanidhi began penning scripts for plays as a 20-year-old, his works becoming a vehicle for propagating the principles of the Dravidian movement.

Karunanidhi passes away at 94: Tamil Nadu CM K Palaniswami, O Panneerselvam pay last respects to DMK chief
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Karunanidhi passes away at 94: Tamil Nadu CM K Palaniswami, O Panneerselvam pay last respects to DMK chief

People queued up in large numbers early this morning at Rajaji Hall to pay their last respects to DMK president M Karunanidhi who died on Tuesday after prolonged illness.

Karunanidhi passes away: Tamil Nadu declares holiday in schools, govt offices on Wednesday; film shows cancelled
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Karunanidhi passes away: Tamil Nadu declares holiday in schools, govt offices on Wednesday; film shows cancelled

The Tamil Nadu government has declared a holiday for educational institutions and government offices on Wednesday as a mark of respect to DMK president and former chief minister M Karunanidhi, who died on Tuesday evening.

Karunanidhi passes away at 94: Madras High Court to decide on burial site for DMK chief at 8 am today
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Karunanidhi passes away at 94: Madras High Court to decide on burial site for DMK chief at 8 am today

The Madras High Court on Wednesday morning at 8 am would decide on the DMK's plea against Tamil Nadu's government's decision to deny burial of the party president M Karunanidhi's body at Marina Beach.