Centre should take efforts to solve Lankan Tamils problem: CPI

The Communist Party of India (CPI) on Friday said that the Centre should take efforts to find a solution to the problems of Tamil population in Sri Lanka, considering the changed political equation in that country.

Liquor ban: Lukewarm response to Oppn bandh call in TN, stir continues

The dawn to dusk bandh call given by MDMK, VCK, MMK over prohibition and backed by Left parties and a traders' federation, evoked a lukewarm response on Tuesday in several parts of Tamil Nadu, though the stir continued state-wide with minor incidents being reported.

Andhra Pradesh encounter: Vaiko to decide on next course of action

 MDMK leader Vaiko on Tuesday said he would decide on the next course of action if the Tamil Nadu government does not take any steps to inquire into the incident of gunning down of 20 workers from the state by the Andhra Pradesh Police in the Seshachalam forest in April.

MDMK celebrates 22nd founding anniversary

MDMK on Wednesday celebrated its 22nd founding anniversary with the party founder Vaiko leading the celebrations here.

Vaiko alleges administrative paralysis in Tamil Nadu

Charging that governance in Tamil Nadu remained paralysed and even temple consecration functions were held up, MDMK leader Vaiko on Friday stressed the need for an effective administration in the state.

Vaiko expresses displeasure over presence of police official at press meet

MDMK general secretary Vaiko on Monday expressed displeasure over the presence of a police official from the intelligence department at his press meet here, following which the cop made a hasty retreat.

Vaiko-led MDMK not to contest Srirangam bypoll

Toeing NDA ally PMK's stand, Vaiko-led MDMK, an erstwhile partner of the alliance, today announced it would neither contest nor support any party in the February 13 by-election to Srirangam Assembly Constituency, vacated by AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa following her conviction in a corruption case.

MDMK, Trinamool jointly demand for declassifying Netaji files

Trinamool Congress and Vaiko-led MDMK on Tuesday jointly demanded that the Centre declassify the files relating to the disappearance of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and make it public, contending that every Indian must know what happened to the leader.

After PMK, MDMK wants German in Kendriya Vidyalaya schools

After PMK, another NDA ally MDMK on Saturday appealed to the Centre to restore teaching German as a third language in Kendriya Vidyalaya schools.

MDMK chief Vaiko to leave for Malaysia

NDA ally, MDMK chief Vaiko on Thursday embarks on a week's tour of Malaysia and will participate in a string of events there including a Tamil conference.

Vaiko opposes Kerala's move to construct dam across Pambar

MDMK leader Vaiko on Wednesday opposed Kerala's move to construct a dam across Pambar, saying it will affect the flow of water to Amaravathi dam located in Tirupur in Tamil Nadu.

Narendra Modi govt 'playing' with lives of Indian fishermen: Vaiko

Slamming the NDA government on fishermen issue, BJP ally Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) on Tuesday said it is "playing with the lives of Indian fishermen" and its UPA-like approach towards Sri Lanka had emboldened Colombo to treat them (fishermen) with disdain.

Stalin- Vaiko meeting was to win over sentimental people: Atul Anjan

Expressing his dismay over parties patching up for political convenience, Communist Party of India (CPI) leader Atul Anjan on Thursday claimed that the meeting between DMK leader MK Stalin and MDMK founder Vaiko was simply an exercise to win over sentimental people.

Vaiko urges Centre to allow UN panel to hold probe in India

BJP ally MDMK on Tuesday urged the Centre to allow a UN panel probing alleged war crimes by Sri Lankan Army hold its inquiry in India and opposed the scheduled address of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa to the UN General Assembly later this month.

Vaiko thanks Tarun Vijay for demanding for Tamil in HC

MDMK chief M Vaiko, an ally of NDA in Tamil Nadu, thanked BJP Rajya Sabha MP Tarun Vijay for urging President Pranab Mukherjee to request the Centre to take immediate steps for declaring Tamil for use as a language of the Madras High Court for passing orders and judgements.

Mullaperiyar: Vaiko asks partymen to celebrate

MDMK chief Vaiko said the lowering of shutters of the surplus weirs in the Mullaperiyar dam to raise the water level to 142 ft was a victory for restoring the rights of Tamil Nadu and asked his cadres to celebrate it.

BJP trying to `impose` Sanskrit language: Vaiko

Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam leader Vaiko has slammed celebration of Sanskrit week in Central Board of Secondary Education schools.

Vaiko faces stiff challenge in Virudhunagar

Known for its fireworks and printing units, Virudhunagar Lok Sabha constituency in southern Tamil Nadu is witnessing an absorbing battle of ballot in a five-cornered contest featuring among others Vaiko of Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK).

Would rename country United States of India: MDMK manifesto

The MDMK has promised in its manifesto released that it would rename the country as the United States of India if it takes part in government formation after the Lok Sabha polls.

BJP upset at DMDK, decision on alliance in Tamil Nadu soon

The BJP cadres in Tamil Nadu are upset at the manner in which actor-turned-politician A Vijayakant floated the DMDK party.