Chennai: Periyar's statue vandalised, slippers kept on head

On Periyar's 140th birth anniversary, a statue of the social activist was vandalised by unidentified miscreants in Chennai's Tiruppur on Monday morning. A pair of slippers were kept on the statue's head. 

Sep 17, 2018, 14:13 PM IST

Renewed demand of Bharat Ratna for Jayalalithaa by AIADMK, asks for Anna, Periyar too

"It is Amma (Jayalalithaa) who gave 69 per cent reservation to the downtrodden people. She was a champion for social justice. Therefore, Bharat Ratna for Amma is our desire," said Panneerselvam.

Aug 23, 2018, 21:49 PM IST

Statue vandalism continues, now sculptor of Periyar damaged in Tamil Nadu

The sculptor of Periyar has been beheaded by unidentified persons. A case has been registered and the investigation is underway.

Mar 20, 2018, 11:25 AM IST

What vandalism? BJP's Ram Madhav says Lenin's statue removed by people who put it

Ram Madhav says no statue has been damaged in Tripura. He clarifies that Lenin's statue that created an uproar for being taken down was actually on private land and brought down by the property owners.

Mar 09, 2018, 08:40 AM IST

Statue vandalism continues: BR Ambedkar's statue desecrated in UP

A statue of Dr BR Ambedkar was vandalised late on Tuesday night by unidentified persons in Meerut's Mawana, leading to protests from members of the Dalit community and BSP workers.

Mar 07, 2018, 15:00 PM IST

Statues vs vandals: After Lenin and Periyar, bust of Syama Prasad Mukherjee damaged

Incidents of vandalism targeting statues have increased in the last few days, prompting PM Narendra Modi to strong condemn such acts.

Mar 07, 2018, 10:36 AM IST

Two drunk men - 1 from BJP, other from CPI - arrested for allegedly vandalising Periyar statue in Tamil Nadu

Police say they were drunk and attacked a bust of Periyar in northern Tamil Nadu's Tirupattur. The incident comes hours after a post by BJP leader H Raja on destroying Periyar statues sparked controversy.

Mar 06, 2018, 23:49 PM IST

After Lenin, Periyar statues will be taken down soon: BJP leader H Raja's Facebook post sparks war of words

Dravidar Kazhagam has dared the BJP to try and raze a Periyar statue.

Mar 06, 2018, 16:46 PM IST

Four, including 3 Stephen's students, drown in Kerala river

Three students from Delhi's St Stephen's College and a resort owner from Kerala drowned in the Periyar river in the state on Thursday evening, police said.

Dec 16, 2016, 23:13 PM IST

Periyar's death anniversary observed

Rationalist leader and founder of Dravidar Kazhagam (DK), EV Ramasamy 'Periyar' was on Thursday remembered across the state on his 42nd death anniversary.

Dec 24, 2015, 16:25 PM IST

Stories of Indian freedom struggle told through Tamil films

From the 1939 classic `Thyaga Bhoomi` to award-winning films like `Kamaraj` and `Periyar`, audiences of Tamil movies have seen inspiring stories of freedom struggle on the big screen over the years.

Aug 15, 2014, 13:20 PM IST

Kerala suspends two eco-tourism projects in Periyar park

Kerala government has suspended Tiger Trail and Jungle Patrol schemes at the Periyar National Park.

Aug 15, 2010, 13:08 PM IST

The meeting that made Periyar blush: The Hindu

On March 2, 1967, immediately after meeting the then Governor Ujjal Singh, the CM-designate C.N.Annadurai, his lieutenants V.R. Nedunchezhian, M. Karunanidhi and Anbil P. Dharmalingam proceeded towards an undisclosed destination.

Sep 15, 2009, 10:33 AM IST