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DMK for seminars in Tamil Nadu against Hindi 'thrust', to rope in youth

Opposing what it called "wanton thrusting" of Hindi by the Centre, DMK on Friday announced holding state-wide seminars against it and decided to rope in youngsters and students to create an upsurge against the alleged move.

Madras HC directs authorities not to fell prosopis trees

The Madras High Court on Friday asked authorities not to remove 'Seemai Karuvalam' (Prosopis Juliflorais) trees till further orders, as the matter has been referred to a larger bench.

Excavation work at Tamil Nadu's Keezhadi will continue: Union Minister Mahesh Sharma

Union Minister Mahesh Sharma on Friday denied there were plans to stop excavation at Keezhadi in this district, saying there has been "rewarding results" from the site, dating back to 2nd Century BC.

EC bribery case: 'Accused conspired to undermine sanctity of electoral process'

A special court on Friday said the Election Commission bribery case involving AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran was the result of a conspiracy to undermine the sanctity of the electoral process through corrupt means.

EC bribery case: Alleged Hawala operator, accused of transferring money to TTV Dhinakaran, sent to 2-day police custody

A special court on Friday remanded to two-day police custody an alleged hawala operator in the Election Commission bribery case, involving AIADMK (Amma) faction leader TTV Dhinakaran, to ascertain the money trail.

AIADMK bribery case: Delhi Hawala operator accused of transferring money to TTV Dhinakaran arrested
AIADMK bribery case: Delhi Hawala operator accused of transferring money to TTV Dhinakaran arrested

A hawala operator from old Delhi was arrested here on Friday in connection with TTV Dhinakaran's bribery case, police said.

Alleged hawala operator arrested in Election Commission bribery case

An alleged hawala operator was arrested here today in connetion with the Election Commission bribery case in which three persons, including AIADMK (Amma) leader TTV Dhinakaran.

EC bribery case: Dhinakaran brought to Chennai; residence searched

AIADMK (Amma) leader TTV Dhinakaran, arrested by the Delhi Police in connection with a bribery case, was today brought here and searches were conducted at his residence in the city as part of the probe.

Election Commission bribery case: Dhinakaran brought to Chennai
Election Commission bribery case: Dhinakaran brought to Chennai

The police had secured warrants from a Delhi court to search the Chennai residences of Dhinakaran and Mallikarjuna as part of its probe.

AIADMK 'two leaves' symbol bribery case: Delhi Police seeks 7-day custody for TTV Dhinakaran
AIADMK 'two leaves' symbol bribery case: Delhi Police seeks 7-day custody for TTV Dhinakaran

Delhi Police on Wednesday sought seven-day custody for AIADMK (Amma) leader TTV Dhinakaran in 'two leaves' symbol bribery case.

Banners sporting Sasikala image removed from AIADMK office
Banners sporting Sasikala image removed from AIADMK office

AIADMK cadres on Wednesday removed sidelined party General Secretary V K Sasikala`s banners from the party office here in Tamil Nadu.

Madras High Court restrains Tamil Nadu government from opening liquor

The Madras High Court on Tuesday restrained the Tamil Nadu government from opening/reopening or relocating liquor shops along or abutting the national or state highways in the southern state for three months.

E K Palaniswami camp holds meet with party district secretaries

The AIADMK faction, led by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister EK Palaniswami, today held a consultative meeting of key party functionaries here, amidst expectations of the rival factions of the ruling party holding merger talks.

 

Madras HC restrains Tamil Nadu govt from opening, relocating liquor shops

The Madras High Court on Tuesday granted an interim injunction restraining the Tamil Nadu government from opening or relocating state run TASMAC liquor shops along national or state highways.

Election Commission bribery case: Court asks why no action against Dhinakaran

Special Judge Poonam Chaudhary asked the question when the police produced in court alleged middleman Sukesh Chandrasekhar, arrested for allegedly striking a deal of Rs 50 crore to help the AIADMK (Amma) faction keep the 'two leaves' poll symbol.

 

Remove Sasikala's portraits from AIADMK HQ; OPS faction

Stepping up its attack on V K Sasikala, the AIADMK faction led by O Panneerselvam today demanded that her portraits be removed from the party headquarters here.

Bandh called by DMK is anti-people: AIADMK

The opposition AIADMK in Puducherry on Tuesday termed as "political drama and anti-people," the day-long bandh called today in Puducherry by the DMK in support of the drought-hit farmers.

Shutdown in Tamil Nadu in support of drought-hit farmers; DMK's Stalin arrested
Shutdown in Tamil Nadu in support of drought-hit farmers; DMK's Stalin arrested

The shutdown strike was called by DMK, Congress, CPI-M, CPI, VCK and IUML.
 

AIADMK symbol row: TTV Dinakaran accepts meeting middleman, denies paying money
AIADMK symbol row: TTV Dinakaran accepts meeting middleman, denies paying money

Sasikala's nephew TTV Dinakaran has finally accepted meeting the middleman in the AIADMK symbol case but denied paying him any money.

Bandh in Tamil Nadu today in support of drought-hit farmers; DMK, Congress back shutdown
Bandh in Tamil Nadu today in support of drought-hit farmers; DMK, Congress back shutdown

The opposition parties led by the Dravida Munnetra Kazhaghan (DMK) will be observing a state-wide shutdown in support of drought-hit farmers on Tuesday.

AIADMK merger talks stalled as rival factions wrangle

The two factions of the AIADMK were on Monday squabbling and blaming each other for the delay in merger talks getting off the ground, days after they formed committees for carrying forward the negotiations.

AIADMK factions blame each other for 'delay' in merger talks

Days after the two factions of AIADMK announced panels for the merger talk, the move hit yet another roadblock today as both sides blamed each other for the "delay" in taking the proposal forward.

Security guard at Jayalalithaa's Kodnad estate found murdered; probe on, no arrest yet
Security guard at Jayalalithaa's Kodnad estate found murdered; probe on, no arrest yet

A security guard deployed at former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's sprawling estate in Tamil Nadu's Nilgiris district has been found dead, said reports on Monday.

With Sasikala, Dinakaran thrown out of AIADMK, EPS, OPS factions to kick off merger talks today
With Sasikala, Dinakaran thrown out of AIADMK, EPS, OPS factions to kick off merger talks today

AIADMK factions led by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami and his predecessor O Panneerselvam are expected to begin formal talks for reunion on Monday.

Tamil Nadu farmers suspend protest till May 25 after CM Palaniswamy's assurance
Tamil Nadu farmers suspend protest till May 25 after CM Palaniswamy's assurance

The Tamil Nadu farmers who had been protesting over drought relief funds and waiver of farmers` loans on Sunday suspended their protest till May 25 after Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palaniswamy`s assurance.

K Palaniswami promises protesting Tamil Nadu farmers to speak to PM Narendra Modi
K Palaniswami promises protesting Tamil Nadu farmers to speak to PM Narendra Modi

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Sunday urged the farmers protesting at Jantar Mantar for the last 39 days to call off their protest and said that he will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and submit a memorandum highlighting their plight.

 

AIADMK symbol row: Delhi Police grill TTV Dhinakaran for 7 hours, ask him to appear again on Sunday
AIADMK symbol row: Delhi Police grill TTV Dhinakaran for 7 hours, ask him to appear again on Sunday

He was asked to appear before them again tomorrow for further questioning.

TN CM to meet protesting Tamil farmers in Delhi

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami, for the first time, will meet farmers from the state protesting at Jantar Mantar tomorrow, according to official sources.

Protesting Tamil Nadu farmers drink urine

Grabbing eyeballs with their novel way of protest, Tamil Nadu farmers on Saturday drank urine in another desperate bid to draw the government's attention towards their plight.