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Tamil Nadu politics

All guns blazing, Alagiri goes after brother MK Stalin

MK Stalin is now the working president of the DMK and looks set to assume its reins.

Aug 13, 2018, 21:16 PM IST

Why this Kaala-Kaveri Di? Tamil Nadu and Karnataka must talk to each other, not talk at each other

Tamil Nadu and Karnataka are exemplary for the rest of India on many fronts. Surely, they can work this issue out.

Jun 05, 2018, 13:09 PM IST

Caste, communists, cinema, Cauvery: Why BJP cannot jump easily over the C factors in southern India

The southern states are miles ahead or miles away from most of BJP's pet poll planks: national security, law and order, Hindutva and the fight against corruption.

Apr 10, 2018, 18:38 PM IST

Super Kings in Tamil Nadu politics: Promises in search of mythical glory

Evoking the glory of past kings and promising the return of their golden age of rule is a growing trend of suspicious currency in Tamil Nadu's politics.

Mar 21, 2018, 19:12 PM IST

Keep quiet and make noise at right time: Rajinikanth tells fans

Even to run a family "the head should be" proper, Rajinikanth said, adding his focus now was on creating a foundation to support a strong structure -- the political party.

Feb 23, 2018, 22:20 PM IST

Kamal Haasan launches his political party: As it happened

Superstar Kamal Haasan's is set to begin his journey on Wednesday as he is likely to launch his political party in Madurai. In an action-packed event, which will be attended by top political leaders and public figures, the actor who has made a mark in Tamil as well as Indian film industry, will announce his party's ideologies, apart from revealing party's name and flag.

Feb 21, 2018, 09:33 AM IST

Kamal Haasan-Rajinikanth alliance hits ‘saffron’ roadblock

Noted south Indian actor Kamal Haasan has said that he does not see a political alliance with Rajinikanth in the current circumstances.

Feb 11, 2018, 11:40 AM IST

Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan to be allies? This is what Thalaiva has to say

Speculation has been rife over an alliance between the two actors-turned-politicians. 

Feb 08, 2018, 13:46 PM IST

AIADMK's 'two leaves' symbol goes to EPS-OPS faction; another blow to TTV Dhinakaran

The EPS-OPS faction can now claim the political legacy of former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. 

Nov 23, 2017, 13:19 PM IST

BJP compares Kamal Haasan with Hafiz Saeed for his 'Hindu terror' remark

Tamil actor Kamal Haasan has said that right-wing groups resort to violence.

Nov 02, 2017, 17:41 PM IST

Kamal Haasan takes the political plunge, to float own party by September-end

Tamil Nadu has traditionally been a state where leading film actors transformed into leading mainstream politicians. This includes J Jayalalithaa, M G Ramachandran, and Vijayakanth.

Sep 15, 2017, 11:23 AM IST

Kamal Haasan's poetic tweet hints at entry into politics

The well-accomplished actor, at times outspoken, is facing the ire of several ministers in Tamil Nadu for his recent comment that there is corruption in all the state government departments.

Jul 19, 2017, 12:48 PM IST

Amid row over extra tax, Rajinikanth requests TN govt to consider film industry's plea

Rajinikanth, who has dropped ample hints about him joining politics, in the recent past, took to Twitter Tuesday night to request the TN government to consider film industry’s plea.

Jul 05, 2017, 08:42 AM IST

Rajinikanth’s political entry: Thalaiva to consult Amitabh Bachchan?

The Thalaiva himself has dropped ample hints about a possibility of joining politics but his family is absolutely against it.

Jun 28, 2017, 09:20 AM IST

Dhanush mum on possibility of Rajinikanth joining politics

Last month, Rajinikanth hinted that he might join politics, saying, he did not have any political aspirations but "if God wills it, I will enter politics tomorrow."

Jun 26, 2017, 11:05 AM IST

Kamal Haasan dodges question on Rajinikanth's political entry

Rajinikanth had earlier hinted that he may join politics at an appropriate time, leading to much hullabaloo.

May 26, 2017, 15:06 PM IST

Not aware of any possible meeting between Rajnikanth and PM Narendra Modi: Venkaiah Naidu

Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said he was not aware of any possible meeting between actor Rajnikanth and PM Modi.

May 21, 2017, 16:42 PM IST

‘Sasikala' biopic will be unimaginably shocking, says Ram Gopal Varma

Sasikala is currently serving a four-year jail term after being found guilty in disproportionate assets case.

Feb 17, 2017, 11:14 AM IST

Superstar Rajinikanth planning to launch political party?

Riding high on his on-screen popularity, film star Rajinikanth may soon be launching his own political party in Tamil Nadu, which has witnessed tumultuous political scenes of late, sending the government into a huddle.

Feb 10, 2017, 17:58 PM IST

Sasikala set to be Tamil Nadu CM: Chidambaram says people `now moving in opposite directions`

AIADMK MLAs on Sunday elected general secretary VK Sasikala, 59, as their legislature leader, two months after her mentor J Jayalalithaa died.

Feb 06, 2017, 09:17 AM IST