Only alliance can face strong ruling AIADMK: Karunanidhi

Chennai; With his meeting with DMDK founder Vijayakanth sparking off speculations of a political realignment ahead of Assembly elections in 2016, DMK president M Karunanidhi on Monday indicated that only an alliance of political parties could face the strong ruling AIADMK.

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.

Tirupati killings: Red sandalwood smugglers' bodies to be preserved till April 17; Vaiko detained
Tirupati killings: Red sandalwood smugglers' bodies to be preserved till April 17; Vaiko detained

The Madras High Court on Friday extended the time for preserving the bodies of six persons, gunned down in an encounter in the Seshachalam forests of Andhra Pradesh, till April 17, but refused to pass any order on second post-mortem.

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.

Cauvery dispute: MDMK human chain protest on April 7

Protesting against the Narendra Modi government's 'betrayal' of Tamil Nadu on the Cauvery river dispute issue involving Karnataka, MDMK chief Vaiko on Thursday said that a human chain protest will be held in Thanjavur on April 7.

INO will cause major environmental damages in Theni: Medha Patkar

Noted social activist Medha Patkar today joined hands with MDMK leader Vaiko to oppose the proposed neutrino observatory project in Theni district, claiming that it would cause large-scale environmental damages.

Vaiko meets Kejriwal, stresses on full statehood to Delhi, Puducherry

MDMK leader Vaiko on Wednesday met Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and stressed that full statehood was necessary for both Delhi and Puducherry.

Arvind Kejriwal joins Anna Hazare's protest on Day 2: As it happened
Arvind Kejriwal joins Anna Hazare's protest on Day 2: As it happened

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal joined anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare on the second day of protest over Land Acquisition Ordinance at Jantar Mantar on Tuesday.

Kerala: Vaiko meets Achuthanandan to drum up support against INO

MDMK General Secretary Vaiko on Saturday met CPI(M) Veteran and Leader of the Opposition in the Kerala Assembly V S Achuthanandan to seek his support against the Centre's proposed India-based Nutrino Research Centre in Tamil Nadu's Theni District, bordering the state.

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.

DMDK meet hints at continuing in NDA combine

BJP's lead ally in Tamil Nadu, the DMDK, Wednesday, indicated it was continuing in the NDA coalition, with the party's key decision-making bodies skipping any reference to the issue.

Salman Khan a betrayer, says MDMK chief Vaiko

Hitting out at Bollywood actor Salman Khan for allegedly campaigning for Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, MDMK chief Vaiko on Monday dubbed him as a 'betrayer.'

Vaiko criticises proposal to construct temple for Godse

MDMK Chief Vaiko on Sunday criticised the proposal to set up a temple for Nathuram Godse and install his busts and urged Tamil Nadu Government to take strong action to prevent such efforts by Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha.

Netaji files: WB minister to participate in MDMK protest

Chennai: MDMK chief Vaiko Saturday said Trinamool Congress Secretary-General and West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee will participate in a demonstration organised by his party here next week, demanding release of files relating to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.

Vaiko calls on EU, bats for referendum in Lanka

Chennai: MDMK General Secretary Vaiko Tuesday called on European Union Ambassador Joao Cravinho and other representatives of the EU member countries here and sought their support for the "need for a referendum" among Tamils in Sri Lanka.

'BJP, NDA to remain unaffected by MDMK's quitting alliance'

With MDMK quitting the NDA in Tamil Nadu, BJP on Monday said the departure of the Vaiko-led party would not have any impact at the ground level in the state.

Vaiko's MDMK walks out of NDA
Vaiko's MDMK walks out of NDA

Ending all uncertainty, Vaiko-led MDMK has walked out the BJP-led NDA alliance, reports said on Monday.

Mullaperiyar dam issue: SC rejects Kerala govt's plea to review its verdict

The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed the Kerala government's plea to review its May 7 verdict on Mullaperiyar dam issue in which it had held the 120-year-old dam safe and allowed Tamil Nadu to raise water level to 142 feet and ultimately to 152 feet after completion of strengthening measures on the dam.

Vaiko condemns NDA govt stand against declassifying Bose files

Firing yet another salvo against the Narendra Modi government, NDA partner MDMK Tuesday condemned it for declining to make public classified files on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's mysterious disappearance and said his party would hold a protest pressing for unravelling the truth.

Celebrate Prabhakaran's 60th birth anniversary: Vaiko

 MDMK leader Vaiko Wednesday called for grand celebrations Nov 26 to mark the 60th birth anniversary of the slain Tamil Tigers leader Velupillai Prabhakaran.