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TN CM Palaniswami writes to Modi on construction of reservoir across Cauvery river

The Tamil Nadu government today protested against Karnataka's "unilateral action" of constructing a reservoir across river Cauvery at Mekedatu and sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention in the matter.

DMK calls for removal of portraits of J Jayalalithaa from government offices

The DMK on Saturday called for the removal of portraits of the late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa from government offices, saying she was convicted in an assets case.

Jayalalithaa's 'mysterious' death to be probed? DMK backs Panneerselvam's judicial inquiry demand
Jayalalithaa's 'mysterious' death to be probed? DMK backs Panneerselvam's judicial inquiry demand

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) has come out in support of  O. Panneerselvam's judicial inquiry demand into Jayalalithaa's 'mysterious' death.

Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami meets PM Narendra Modi

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E K Palaniswami met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the airport here tonight.

Diversity not a cause of conflict, it's strength: PM Modi
Diversity not a cause of conflict, it's strength: PM Modi

Describing Lord Shiva as symbol of inclusiveness, the Prime Minister said that Shiva along with Goddess Parvathi denote oneness.

Nearly 500 people arrested for staging demo against PM Narendra Modi

Police also arrested 17 workers of a fringe outfit when they attempted to stage a demonstration against Modi's visit near the airport. 

PM Modi unveils 112-foot tall bust of Lord Shiva in Coimbatore
PM Modi unveils 112-foot tall bust of Lord Shiva in Coimbatore

The statue, a stone curved face of Lord Shiva, has been installed at the premises of Isha Foundation, dedicated to its founder Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev.

Will contest polls from Amma's constituency, says niece

Late Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa's niece Deepa Jayakumar on Friday said she would surely contest elections from the former's constituency, R.K. Nagar, in the next elections.

Deepa Jayakumar launches 'MGR Amma Deepa Forum', says will contest from Jayalalithaa's constituency
Deepa Jayakumar launches 'MGR Amma Deepa Forum', says will contest from Jayalalithaa's constituency

Deepa Jayakumar first shot into limelight when she alleged that she was not allowed to meet her aunt Jayalalithaa when she was hospitalised for 75 days.

M K Stalin meets Sonia, discusses political situation in Tamil Nadu
M K Stalin meets Sonia, discusses political situation in Tamil Nadu

A day after DMK leader M K Stalin met President Pranab Mukherjee and submitted a memorandum on the events that took place in Tamil Nadu assembly last week, he met Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday.

Apollo Hospitals reveal why they didn't release photos of J Jayalalithaa​
Apollo Hospitals reveal why they didn't release photos of J Jayalalithaa​

Jayalalithaa died on December 5 after being admitted in Apollo Hospitals for 75 days.

Jayalalithaa's nephew lashes out at Dinakaran, favours Panneerselvam; says ready to pay Rs 100 crore fine
Jayalalithaa's nephew lashes out at Dinakaran, favours Panneerselvam; says ready to pay Rs 100 crore fine

J Jayalalithaa's nephew Deepak Jayakumar has also staked claim to the late former chief minister's Poes Garden residence and other properties.

Remembering Amma: Tamil Nadu celebrates Jayalalithaa's 69th birthday
Remembering Amma: Tamil Nadu celebrates Jayalalithaa's 69th birthday

Despite the current political turbulence in the state, there is no let-up in zeal and extravagance when it comes to celebrating the birthday of late Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa.

Tamil Nadu power tussle: DMK's Stalin to meet Sonia, Rahul Gandhi today
Tamil Nadu power tussle: DMK's Stalin to meet Sonia, Rahul Gandhi today

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam working president MK Stalin also plans to meet Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Sitaram Yechury afterwards.

PM Narendra Modi's gift on Maha Shivaratari: A 112-foot face of Lord Shiva - Read details
PM Narendra Modi's gift on Maha Shivaratari: A 112-foot face of Lord Shiva - Read details

This is said to be the largest sculpture of the face of Lord Shiva on the planet.

Stalin asks Speaker to provide unedited trust vote footage
Stalin asks Speaker to provide unedited trust vote footage

DMK leader M K Stalin today requested Speaker P Dhanapal to provide him with the unedited footage of the February 18 trust vote proceedings in the Tamil Nadu Assembly in order to enable him to produce the same in front of the High Court, as demanded by the latter.

Sasikala's nephew TTV Dinakaran takes charge as AIADMK Deputy General Secretary, hints at rapprochement with Panneerselvam
Sasikala's nephew TTV Dinakaran takes charge as AIADMK Deputy General Secretary, hints at rapprochement with Panneerselvam

AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikala had appointed her nephew Dinakaran as party deputy general secretary on February 15, ahead of surrendering before the court.

Nine Pudukottai district fishermen held for using banned fishing nets

Nine fishermen from this district were arrested for allegedly using "banned fishing nets" while fishing off Pudukudi coast here on Thursday, marine police said.

MK Stalin leaves for Delhi, to meet Prez over Tamil Nadu trust vote
MK Stalin leaves for Delhi, to meet Prez over Tamil Nadu trust vote

DMK working president MK Stalin today left for New Delhi to meet President Pranab Mukherjee to apprise him of the incidents that unfolded during the February 18 trust vote.

Edappadi K Palaniswami regime will not be able to fulfil promises: MK Stalin

MK Stalin said he would head a DMK delegation to Delhi tomorrow to submit a memorandum to President Pranab Mukherjee.

Sasikala would be awarded life-term if proper probe is conducted into Jayalalithaa's death, indicates MK Stalin
Sasikala would be awarded life-term if proper probe is conducted into Jayalalithaa's death, indicates MK Stalin

DMK chief Stalin had said on February 19 that passing of trust vote after forcible en-masse eviction of his party legislators from the Assembly was against the traditions and House rules.

High Court asks DMK to substantiate claim on trust vote

The Madras High Court today directed the DMK to produce video clippings or any other recordings to substantiate its claim that the trust vote on February 18 was in contravention of the Assembly rules.

PETA to move SC against Jallikattu, Kambala

In a bid to put an end to the bull-taming sport of Tamil Nadu, Jallikattu, and the buffalo race of Karnataka, Kambala, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) on Wednesday said it will move the Supreme Court challenging the legislation passed by the assemblies of both states for having allowed these sports.

Madras High Court seeks video proof of Tamil Nadu CM Edapadi Palaniswami's trust vote

The Madras High Court on Wednesday sought credible evidence to prove that the AIADMK MLAs were held captive in a resort in Kuvathoor and also the video evidence of the proceedings in the Tamil Nadu Assembly during Chief Minister`s Edapadi Palaniswami`s trust vote.

'Cyanide' Mallika, Sasikala's dangerous neighbour in Bengaluru prison, shifted
'Cyanide' Mallika, Sasikala's dangerous neighbour in Bengaluru prison, shifted

'Cyanide' Mallika, a convicted serial killer who was lodged in a cell next to the one in which AIADMK leader VK Sasikala has been put in Parappana Agrahara central prison, has now been shifted, reports said on Wednesday.

Relief for CM Palaniswami, Madras HC asks DMK to produce evidence on TN assembly ruckus
Relief for CM Palaniswami, Madras HC asks DMK to produce evidence on TN assembly ruckus

The Madras High Court on Wednesday adjourned the DMK petition challenging Edappadi K Palaniswami's winning trust vote in the Tamil Nadu assembly till Monday.

Tamil Nadu power tussle: MK Stalin-led DMK begins hunger strike against CM Palaniswami's trust vote
Tamil Nadu power tussle: MK Stalin-led DMK begins hunger strike against CM Palaniswami's trust vote

DMK Working President MK Stalin along with party leaders on Wednesday began their day-long hunger strike protest in Tiruchi against the forcible eviction of party MLAs from Tamil Nadu assembly during the trust vote on February 18. 

Trust vote: DMK to move no-confidence motion against Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker P Dhanapal
Trust vote: DMK to move no-confidence motion against Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker P Dhanapal

On Saturday, amidst chaotic scenes involving DMK which eventually led to eviction of its members enmasse, the Palaniswami government won the trust vote by the huge margin.

Sengottaiyan to lead Jaya birthday celebrations on Feb 24

 AIADMK Presidium Chairman KA Sengottaiyan will lead the 69th birthday celebrations of former party chief and late J Jayalalithaa, on February 24.

Tamil Nadu power tussle: Madras High Court to hear DMK plea challenging EK Palaniswami's trust vote
Tamil Nadu power tussle: Madras High Court to hear DMK plea challenging EK Palaniswami's trust vote

The Madras High Court will on Tuesday hear a petition moved by Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) demanding that Chief Minister EK Palaniswami`s trust vote in the Tamil Nadu State Assembly be declared null and void.