The bypoll, which will be held on 6 April, was necessitated by the death of Congress MP H Vasantha Kumar in August last year due to COVID-19
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
He was instrumental in taking public the celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi in the state. Back then, nearly four decades ago, it was an indoor affair
In Kanyakumari, Christian fisherfolk suspect foul play in mass deletion of voters' names, cite opposition to Sagarmala as reason
The Christian fisherfolk community in Kanyakumari is seeking a re-election in the Lok Sabha constituency, alleging a conspiracy to silence them through mass deletion of names of voters from fishing villages, for protesting against the BJP-led Central government's scheme to develop the coastline under the Sagarmala project
Only 61 individuals declared gross income of over Rs 100 cr in AY2017-18; over 2,000 benami transactions detected: Govt
The number of individuals disclosing a gross total income of more than Rs 100 crore in a year in his/her return of income filed with the Income Tax Department was 24 in assessment year 2014-15.
Seaplane services to start at six places under UDAN, no proposal to start operations on Ganga river: Govt
Under UDAN, six water aerodrome sites have been awarded to start seaplane and helicopter services, Minister of State for Shipping, Pon Radhakrishnan said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.
The minister in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha said, "No, sir. Government has not asked funds from its surplus reserves to meet fiscal deficit."
Pinarayi Vijayan briefs Kerala governor on Sabarimala temple issue amid row over police 'high-handedness'
Pinarayi Vijayan apprised the governor of the developments at the hill shrine, which has witnessed protests over prohibitory orders and restrictions imposed.
Sabarimala: Left government's 'master plan' is to only 'harass' pilgrims, says Union minister Pon Radhakrishnan
As stand-off on entry of women of menstrual age into Sabarimala continued, the Travancore Devaswom Board said its aim was to have peaceful atmosphere in the temple
Kerala Police stops car from Pon Radhakrishnan's convoy heading to Sabarimala on suspicion of transporting protesters
After dismissing reports that Pon Radhakrishnan's car was stopped, the Kerala Police said another vehicle, part of his convoy, was stopped on suspicion that Sabarimala protesters were travelling in it.
Pon Radhakrishnan mocks SC order on firecrackers in Tamil Nadu, asks if police will be deployed at each home
"Will they (authorities) station a police personnel at each house or will they deploy a police team at each and every street?," Pon Radhakrishnan said reacting to the SC order.
Akbar, who edited many mainstream publications before joining politics, resigned as junior external affairs minister Wednesday after a host of his former women journalist colleagues accused him of sexual harassment.
Centre to consider Kerala's demand for higher borrowing limit after flood-hit state submits memorandum on loss, damage
As part of efforts for resource mobilisation, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan held discussions with World Bank officials and said their help was necessary to rebuild the state
The high-level delegation to Kerala will be led by Minister of State for Finance Pon Radhakrishnan, an official statement said
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said there are proof of links between terror outfits and those who oppose developmental projects in states.
K Palaniswami warns Tamil Nadu outfits 'instigating protests to make name for themselves' of tough action
Tamil Nadu chief minister K Palaniswami on Tuesday blamed some outfits for deliberately instigating agitations and warned that tough action would be taken if the law and order situation was disrupted.
BJP MP's claim of 'Maoist' presence in Tamil Nadu points to disturbing pattern of branding dissenters as Naxals
A closer look at the kind of people who have been arrested in the last one week would give a fair idea about why the 'urban Naxals' theory has been floated.
Union Minister of State for Shipping Pon Radhakrishnan, who is the only BJP MP from Tamil Nadu has made serious allegations of Naxal and Maoist infiltration in Tamil Nadu.
The final rituals for burying the mortal remains of Jayendra Saraswathi in the premises of the Kanchi Sankara Mutt began on Thursday morning in the presence of some of his family members.
Cauvery dispute: SC verdict likely to arouse public passions, spark off political posturing in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu
The Cauvery dispute has seen violent flare-ups in the past. The Tamil Nadu and Karnataka governments will have to take care not to arouse regional passions.