'Efforts to build new dam at Mullaperiyar by Kerala'

NDA constituent PMK and Vaiko-led MDMK on Monday alleged that Kerala had taken up efforts to construct a new dam at Mullaperiyar, insisting that this would "jeopardise" inter-state relations and urged the Centre to intervene.

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.

MDMK seeks PM's intervention on Mekeddatu issue

MDMK on Monday said it is the responsibility of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to prevent Karnataka from constructing a dam across the Cauvery at Mekeddatu, which would adversely affect the interests of Tamil Nadu farmers.

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.

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.

Withdraw proposal to send Tamil refugees back to Sri Lanka: MDMK

Erstwhile NDA ally MDMK on Sunday urged the Centre not to go ahead with the proposal for sending back Sri Lankan Tamil refugees to their country, claiming that the move is aimed at preventing action against the island nation government in the UN Human Rights Council.

Vaiko felicitated in TN

MDMK leader Vaiko has charged that the Centre was trying to "economically destroy" Tamil Nadu and urged all political parties in the state to unite and fight against it.

MDMK holds 5 km run to sensitise students on evils of liqour

MDMK on Sunday held a five kilometer run here involving students to sensitise them on the evils of liqour consumption as part of its campaign seeking prohibition in Tamil Nadu.

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.

Subramanian Swamy's remarks are his personal opinion: PMK

Senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy's remarks asking NDA ally PMK to walk out of the coalition like MDMK for its criticism of the Narendra Modi government has not gone down well with the party's state unit, which had since dismissed his outburst as his 'personal opinion.'

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.

Swamy says PMK should also quit NDA-alliance

Chennai: A day after MDMK walked out of the NDA alliance in Tamil Nadu, senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy Tuesday suggested that another partner, PMK, which has been critical of the Narendra Modi Government, should also leave the combine.

'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.

MDMK meet to discuss criticism by BJP leaders against party

Facing flak from a section of BJP including senior leader Subramanian Swamy for slamming the Narendra Modi government, NDA partner MDMK today said it would meet here on Monday to discuss the matter.

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.

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.

MDMK opposes Centre's attempt to 'saffronise' education

NDA ally MDMK today opposed any proposed changes by the HRD Ministry in the education system as suggested by the RSS, alleging these were part of efforts by BJP to 'saffronise' it after the party came to power.