Ordinance on insurance is mockery of parliamentary politics: DMK

Chennai: DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Friday slammed the Centre for adopting the "backdoor" route of ordinance to increase FDI limit in insurance sector, saying it amounted to "mockery of parliamentary politics."

DMK chief hails decision to confer Bharat Ratna on Vajpayee

 DMK President M Karunanidhi today welcomed the Centre's decision to confer Bharat Ratna on former Prime Minister A B Vajpayee and demanded that the honour also be conferred on Dravidian veteran E V Ramasamy, popularly known as Periyar, and former Chief Minister Annadurai.

NDA should not disappoint religious minorities: Karunanidhi

Slamming the Centre for its proposal to hold various events on December 25 as a part of 'Good Governance Day', DMK today called for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention to ensure that NDA should not act in ways disappointing religious minorities and work as a "secular" government.

Former union minister Napoleon quits DMK; joins BJP

DMK leader and former union minister D Napoleon joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the presence of BJP president Amit Shah here on Sunday.

Rein in Hindutva forces: Karunanidhi to PM

DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Monday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to rein in Hindutva outfits who are making a "mockery of communal harmony" and joined other parties in voicing apprehension that observing Good Governance Day on December 25 could hamper Christmas festivities.

Political parties oppose hike in power tariff in Tamil Nadu

Political parties in Tamil Nadu Friday opposed the latest power tariff hike effected by the AIADMK government and demanded rollback of the 15 per cent across-the-board revision.

DMK leader Durai Murugan denies reports regarding resignation

Senior DMK leader Durai Murugan Friday denied reports in a section of media that he had tendered resignation as the party's Deputy General Secretary over differences with party leadership.

Law and order: AIADMK rakes up attack on Tamil daily during DMK regime

Facing flak over law and order situation in the state, ruling AIADMK on Monday raked up the attack on the office of a Tamil daily during the previous DMK regime, which left three persons dead, insisting that it was the 'biggest example' of 'deterioration' of law and order.

TN Assembly witnesses acrimonious scenes

The Tamil Nadu Assembly on Monday witnessed enmasse eviction of DMK MLAs by marshals following an acrimonious exchange between arch rivals AIADMK and DMK over certain remarks made by MK Stalin against Chief Minister O Panneerselvam.

Tamil Nadu voices concern over move to scrap subsidised kerosene

 Ruling AIADMK, its rival DMK besides NDA ally MDMK on Saturday voiced concern over the Centre's reporetd move to scrap the supply of subsidised kerosene through the public distribution system.

No arrangements for ailing person like me in Assembly: Karunanidhi

 Taking a swipe at Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, DMK president M Karunanidhi today said no proper seating arrangements were made in the Tamil Nadu Assembly for an "ailing" person like him who had participated in debates for over 50 years.

DMK, AIADMK spar in RS over death of infants in TN hospital

 Acrimonious scenes were witnessed in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday with DMK members blaming AIADMK supremo J Jayalalitha over the death of infants in Dharmapuri district hospital.

DMK condemns Modi's wishes to Rajapaksa

DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Sunday joined other political parties in Tamil Nadu in criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi for wishing Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa a success during the upcoming elections in his country.

'Appropriate action if DMK legislators violate members' rights'

Ahead of the start of the Assembly session on December 4, Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Wednesday said DMK legislators would invite 'appropriate action' if they infringed the rights of other members and besmirched the dignity of the House.

Karunanidhi urges PM Modi to get Women's Reservation Bill passed

DMK patriarch Karunanidhi on Monday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to get the Women's Reservation Bill passed in Parliament and asked all political parties to first get the legislation adopted and then work for getting sub-quota for the Backward Classes.

IN parties to hold 'road, rail roko' on Nov 29 on dam issue

Nagapattinam: Participants at a meeting convened by the DMK party in the district today have decided to hold road and rail blockades in Nagapattinam district on November 29 to protest against Karnataka Government's proposal to build two dams at Mekedattu across river Cauvery.

Five Indian fishermen reach home, parties spar over taking credit
Five Indian fishermen reach home, parties spar over taking credit

Chennai: Five Indian fishermen, who were spared the death sentence in Sri Lanka and released on Wednesday, reached their hometown in Rameswaram on Friday to reunite with their families after three years.

Not convening assembly regretful: Karunanidhi

Chennai: DMK chief M Karunanidhi Thursday regretted that the Tamil Nadu government had not convened the state Assembly to discuss various important issues.

AIADMK wants effective implementation of RTE Act in Pondy

Opposition AIADMK on Saturday asked the government to initiate steps to implement effectively the provisions of Right to Education Act in the Union Territory.

Puthiya Tamizhagam demands early convening of assembly

Coimbatore: Close on the heels of DMK demanding convening of the Assembly session to discuss release of five fishermen sentenced to death by a court in Sri Lanka, Puthiya Tamizhagam today said Chief Minister O Paneerselvam should convene it to discuss various issues,including construction of dams across Cauvery and Pambaru by Karnataka and Kerala.