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Tamil Nadu govt gets go-ahead for Jayalalithaa memorial; Madras HC went by SC judgment that abated criminal charges against her
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Tamil Nadu govt gets go-ahead for Jayalalithaa memorial; Madras HC went by SC judgment that abated criminal charges against her

Referring to petitioner ML Ravi's claim that Jayalalithaa was convicted in a disproportionate assets case, the Madras High Court submitted that the Supreme Court in its 2017 judgement had abated charges against her in view of her passing.

Jallikattu row, two years on: How the many who came to protest found a platform to tackle wider social issues
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Jallikattu row, two years on: How the many who came to protest found a platform to tackle wider social issues

Two years after the jallikattu protest, a look at how Tamil Nadu's Marina revolution acted as a real-life 'social' network and has since brought a change that was not anticipated in the first place.

Jayalalithaa death anniversary: AIADMK leaders, EPS, OPS lead silent march from Anna Salai to Marina Beach in Chennai
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Jayalalithaa death anniversary: AIADMK leaders, EPS, OPS lead silent march from Anna Salai to Marina Beach in Chennai

On Jayalalithaa's second death anniversary, the ruling AIADMK took a pledge to secure a 'grand victory' in the forthcoming bypolls to 20 Assembly segments and next year's Lok Sabha elections and dedicate it to the late leader.

Madras High Court upholds TN govt's decision to ban protests at Marina beach, says public order as important as agitation
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Madras High Court upholds TN govt's decision to ban protests at Marina beach, says public order as important as agitation

Madras High Court upheld Tamil Nadu government's decision to prohibit holding protests at Chennai's Marina Beach stating that public order is equally important as agitiation.

MK Alagiri changes stance on re-entry into DMK, says he is 'ready to accept Stalin' as his leader
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MK Alagiri changes stance on re-entry into DMK, says he is 'ready to accept Stalin' as his leader

Alagiri was expelled from the DMK in 2014 on charges of anti-party activities and he has been critical of DMK chief MK Stalin's leadership since then.

After 49 years of Karunanidhi, DMK cadre unanimously elect MK Stalin as party chief: Duraimurugan elected as treasurer
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After 49 years of Karunanidhi, DMK cadre unanimously elect MK Stalin as party chief: Duraimurugan elected as treasurer

DMK working president MK Stalin, who is set to be elected as the party president, filed his nomination for the post at Anna Arivalayam, the party headquarters, in Chennai in Tamil Nadu on Sunday. Stalin's elder brother MK Alagiri has also filed his nomination for the post.

First DMK meet after Karunanidhi's death: Stalin doesn't mention Alagiri, slams EPS govt for politicising Kalaignar's burial
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First DMK meet after Karunanidhi's death: Stalin doesn't mention Alagiri, slams EPS govt for politicising Kalaignar's burial

DMK working president MK Stalin addressed an emergency meeting of the party's executive committee on Tuesday, where he said he is working for the future of the party and is trying to maintain its unity in the face of obstacles.

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.

Watch: Thousands of mourners throng Karunanidhi's funeral 
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Watch: Thousands of mourners throng Karunanidhi's funeral 

The body of revered politician Muthuvel Karunanidhi is buried in Chennai as thousands of mourners pay last respects to the man who died on Tuesday aged 94.

Petty politics over Karunanidhi’s burial site lacks honour for the dead, may cost AIADMK and NDA dear in 2019
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Petty politics over Karunanidhi’s burial site lacks honour for the dead, may cost AIADMK and NDA dear in 2019

If Tamil Nadu chief minister E Palaniswami kicked up a needless fuss over where Karunanidhi should be buried, it was a tit-for-tat without respect for the dead

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.

Karunanidhi funeral: Procession to begin from Rajaji Hall, DMK patriarch to be buried next to ex-chief minister CN Annadurai's mausoleum
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Karunanidhi funeral: Procession to begin from Rajaji Hall, DMK patriarch to be buried next to ex-chief minister CN Annadurai's mausoleum

The funeral procession of late DMK president M Karunanidhi will start at 4 pm and he will be laid to rest at Marina near the Anna memorial in Chennai.

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

Daily Bulletin: Karunanidhi's funeral post Madras HC order; NCLAT to hear Tata-Mistry feud, and other top stories today
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Daily Bulletin: Karunanidhi's funeral post Madras HC order; NCLAT to hear Tata-Mistry feud, and other top stories today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi are expected to arrive as well and pay respects to Karunanidhi ahead of burial rites with full state honours. Here are the top stories for Wednesday

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.

Karunanidhi's burial spot becomes flashpoint as Opposition parties backs DMK's demand for memorial at Marina
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Karunanidhi's burial spot becomes flashpoint as Opposition parties backs DMK's demand for memorial at Marina

A massive controversy erupted on Tuesday after the Tamil Nadu government rejected Opposition DMK's demand for allotting space on the Marina beach for the burial of its leader M Karunanidhi and offered space near the memorials of former chief ministers C Rajagopalachari and K Kamaraj.

Karunanidhi passes away: DMK workers protest after govt denies plot at Marina Beach for party chief's burial
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Karunanidhi passes away: DMK workers protest after govt denies plot at Marina Beach for party chief's burial

For Karunanidhi's memorial, DMK workers are demanding space at the Marina Beach, but the Tamil Nadu government said he can be buried at Gandhi Mandapam in Chennai.

Chennai Police opposes farmers' plea to stage 90-day fast at Marina Beach to expedite setup of Cauvery board
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Chennai Police opposes farmers' plea to stage 90-day fast at Marina Beach to expedite setup of Cauvery board

The Chennai police opposed the plea by farmers' leader P Ayyakkannu fearing the anti-social element may exploit the agitation and create law and order problem.

Cauvery issue: Group stages flash protest at Marina beach, urges Centre to set up water management board
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Cauvery issue: Group stages flash protest at Marina beach, urges Centre to set up water management board

A group of individuals converged at the Marina beach in Chennai and staged a flash protest urging the Centre to immediately set up the Cauvery Water Management Board in compliance with a February 16 Supreme Court order on the decades-old river water-sharing dispute.

Over 50 people injured in jallikattu event in Tamil Nadu; sport spreads to state's western region after return from temporary ban
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Over 50 people injured in jallikattu event in Tamil Nadu; sport spreads to state's western region after return from temporary ban

At least 50 people were injured in the bull taming sport of 'jallikattu' held in nearby Tirupur on Sunday, police said.