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Periyar statue smeared with saffron dye in Tamil Nadu's Tiruchirappalli; AIADMK, DMK condemn vandalism
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Periyar statue smeared with saffron dye in Tamil Nadu's Tiruchirappalli; AIADMK, DMK condemn vandalism

Locals blocked traffic for some time on the Dindigul highway in protest and dispersed only after police assured them that action would be taken

Periyar statue vandalised in Tamil Nadu's Kancheepuram amid row over rationalist leader's views on Hindu gods
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Periyar statue vandalised in Tamil Nadu's Kancheepuram amid row over rationalist leader's views on Hindu gods

A statue of rationalist leader EV Ramasamy Periyar was found vandalised in neighbouring Kancheepuram district on Friday morning

BJP’s fervent bid to confer Bharat Ratna on Savarkar shows party's strategy to embed RSS in Indian history
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BJP’s fervent bid to confer Bharat Ratna on Savarkar shows party's strategy to embed RSS in Indian history

Adding Savarkar to the pantheon of national heroes with government sanction at this stage would be a permanent move that cannot be rescinded later — a level of state patronage that Savarkar never received except under colonial times.

Kerala rains: Kochi International Airport suspends all operations till Sunday due to heavy waterlogging
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Kerala rains: Kochi International Airport suspends all operations till Sunday due to heavy waterlogging

The Kochi International Airport suspended all operations till Sunday as the runway area in the airport is waterlogged due to flood, the airport authorities said.

Four dead, three missing as rains continue to lash Kerala; IMD issues red alert in many districts
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Four dead, three missing as rains continue to lash Kerala; IMD issues red alert in many districts

Four persons have died and three, including two fishermen from Tamil Nadu, are missing as rains continued to lash Kerala.

How Tamil Nadu's regional nationalism, habitual secularism of a plural society in Kerala halted BJP's march in the South
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How Tamil Nadu's regional nationalism, habitual secularism of a plural society in Kerala halted BJP's march in the South

Historically, the insurmountability that the BJP faces in south India arises mainly from Tamil Nadu and Kerala, but their stories of resistance — the politics, the underlying ideologies, and the circumstances — are completely different from each other. One is strongly based on self-respect and counter-nationalism while the other is based on the habitual secularism of a plural society and age-old Centre-Left politics.

CN Annadurai: Legacy of a Dravidian stalwart
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CN Annadurai: Legacy of a Dravidian stalwart

On February 3, 1969, Tamil Nadu witnessed over 15 million people – an unbroken world record – participating in the last journey of former chief minister Conjeevaram Natarajan Annadurai

At Ashok Nagar in Chennai, an Ambedkarists' Sangam rediscovers long-forgotten Dalit leaders
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At Ashok Nagar in Chennai, an Ambedkarists' Sangam rediscovers long-forgotten Dalit leaders

Set up over fifty years back, the Sangam aims to propagate the ideals of leaders like Ambedkar and to create awareness among the oppressed.

India's regression on free speech, low ranking on Human Freedom Index holding it back from being prosperous
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India's regression on free speech, low ranking on Human Freedom Index holding it back from being prosperous

The Human Freedom Index 2017 — compiled annually by the Cato Institute — named Switzerland, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Finland, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom as the most-free nations. India ranked 102nd, behind Indonesia and Turkey.

Kerala, After The Flood: Having barely recovered from deluge, state must quickly prepare for impending drought
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Kerala, After The Flood: Having barely recovered from deluge, state must quickly prepare for impending drought

Like the Japanese who have learned to live with earthquakes, Kerala should develop its own defence mechanism to brave draughts, floods, sea erosion, landslides and unforeseen calamities which may strike without notice.

Kerala, After The Flood: Underprepared India needs rapid rescue and planned rehabilitation to combat disasters
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Kerala, After The Flood: Underprepared India needs rapid rescue and planned rehabilitation to combat disasters

What was obvious from the start in the Kerala floods, was the lack of preparedness of the state to face a disaster of this magnitude.

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

Kerala, After The Flood: Despite Pinarayi Vijayan's denial, govt mismanagement and negligence can't be ruled out
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Kerala, After The Flood: Despite Pinarayi Vijayan's denial, govt mismanagement and negligence can't be ruled out

If it was mismanagement in controlling the water from Idukki dam that sent the Periyar into Kochi city in Kerala, in Pathanamthitta and especially Pandanad which saw the deepest of the miseries, it was the sheer failure of an early warning system

Kerala Idamalayar Dam shutters opened; officials say no need for people living near Periyar river's bank to panic
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Kerala Idamalayar Dam shutters opened; officials say no need for people living near Periyar river's bank to panic

Four shutters of the Idamalayar dam were opened on Thursday morning to release excess water from it, resulting in an increse in water level in Periyar river.

Kamal Haasan's jibe at Brahmin thread: MNM chief pandering to Dravidian-Periyar ideology, but is he alienating others?
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Kamal Haasan's jibe at Brahmin thread: MNM chief pandering to Dravidian-Periyar ideology, but is he alienating others?

Kamal Haasan was asked a question in Tamil on Twitter on which book had inspired him the most. Haasan's tweet came under a lot of criticism from the Brahmin community which saw it as pandering to the anti-Brahmin Dravidian-Periyar-esque ideology which has a wider following in Tamil Nadu.

Karnataka polls: Siddaramaiah's 'Periyar' trick tough nut to crack for BJP as RSS tries to hoist saffron flag in state
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Karnataka polls: Siddaramaiah's 'Periyar' trick tough nut to crack for BJP as RSS tries to hoist saffron flag in state

Since the Election Commission of India (ECI) announced the dates for Karnataka assembly elections, BJP president Amit Shah, perhaps, was first among the saffron party top guns to feel the heat of homegrown identity politics played out in the state by Congress chief minister Siddaramaiah.

Tamil Nadu: 14 arrested for desecrating Lord Ram's portrait while protesting over Periyar statue vandalism
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Tamil Nadu: 14 arrested for desecrating Lord Ram's portrait while protesting over Periyar statue vandalism

Fourteen persons have been arrested on the charge of publicly desecrating a portrait of Lord Ram while protesting the vandalisation of a statue of social reformer "Periyar" EV Ramasamy.

Tamil Nadu: CRPF jawan arrested for vandalising Periyar statue in Pudukkottai, claims he was drunk
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Tamil Nadu: CRPF jawan arrested for vandalising Periyar statue in Pudukkottai, claims he was drunk

A CRPF jawan was arrested by the police for vandalising the statue of social reformer and Dravidian ideologue ‘Periyar’ EV Ramasamy in Tamil Nadu’s Pudukkottai

Now, miscreants vandalise Periyar statue in Tamil Nadu's Pudukottai district; authorities carry out repairs, deploy police
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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.

Name plate engraved with Syama Prasad Mukherjee's name defaced in Kolkata; Ambedkar statue vandalised in Uttar Pradesh
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Name plate engraved with Syama Prasad Mukherjee's name defaced in Kolkata; Ambedkar statue vandalised in Uttar Pradesh

In a fresh incident of statue vandalism, black ink was smeared on a name plate engraved with Jana Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mukherjee's name at Presidency University campus in Kolkata on Monday