Observing that secularism was in the blood of Indian people, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu Thursday said the government was "committed to secularism and it didn't think of removing it" from the Preamble of the Indian Constitution.
The NDA government on Thursday came under attack from ally PMK over its willingness for a debate on whether the words "socialist and secular" should be in the Preamble to the Constitution after a demand by key ally Shiv Sena's for its removal that was dubbed as "worrying".
A cinema house here has received a letter threatening that bomb explosions would take place within its premises besides seven other movie halls on the day when the Ajit-starrer "Ennai Arinthal" is to be released, police said on Wednesday.
The display of portrait of AIADMK supremo and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa in the tableaux during the Republic Day parade here has stirred up a controversy, with Congress demanding action against the state government by the Centre.
PMK chief Ramadoss Monday asked the Tamil Nadu government to take a string of measures to reform school education which includes ensuring the protection of rights of poor children to education as guaranteed under the Right to Education Act.
Slapped with a showcause notice from the Tamil Nadu unit of Congress, Karti Chidambaram, son of former union minister P Chidambaram, on Saturday rejected its charge that he made remarks against the party and its high command.
Days after a 53-year-old man died of H1N1 infection here, Tamil Nadu government on Saturday reviewed the situation and set up a round-the-clock call centre as it allayed fears saying there was no need to panic.
DMK president M Karunanidhi on Saturday urged the Centre to reject the recommendations of Shanta Kumar Committee on restructuring of the Food Corporation of India, claiming they would lead to closure of the Public Distribution System (PDS).
The Madras High Court on Friday ordered notices to the state and central governments on a PIL by a scientist alleging rare minerals worth at least Rs one lakh crore had been illegally mined in coastal districts of Tamil Nadu by private firms with the 'active connivance' of government officials.
Chennai: A day after Union Minister Arun Jaitley met AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa, political parties in Tamil Nadu, including DMK and NDA ally PMK, today questioned its propriety at a time when her appeal against her conviction in an assets case is pending in the Karnataka High Court.
Alleging that the Centre's announcement to increase the excise duty on petrol and diesel was aimed at benefitting private oil marketing companies, DMK President M Karunanidhi on Saturday asked the government to scrutinise its decision and rollback the hike.