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DMK wins 13 TN Assembly bypolls, AIADMK 9  |   Son of TN Deputy CM OPS, Raveendranath, registers sole victory for ADMK-BJP front  |   Congress candidate Dr K Jayakumar wins Thiruvallur (SC) Lok Sabha seat by over 3.56 lakh votes  |   Karti Chidambaram wins Sivaganga LS seat for Congress, DMK candidate Ramesh from Cuddalore  |   DMK candidate S R Parthiban wins Salem LS seat  |   CPM candidate S Venkatesan wins Madurai LS constituency in Tamil Nadu  |   Vasantha Kumar of Congress wins Kanniyakumari LS seat, defeating Union minister Pon Radhakrishnan of BJP  |   Puducherry Speaker V Vaithilingam leads in LS poll, DMK in Thattanchavady Assembly bypoll  |  

News

  • DMK, AIADMK locked in tense battle for power in Tamil Nadu Assembly

    Thursday, May 23, 2019 10:36 AM IST, Chennai

    In a close tussle which could be crucial for survival of the AIADMK government in Tamil Nadu, the DMK leads in 11 and AIADMK in 11 Assembly bypolls, trends for which are available for the 22 Assembly bypolls in Tamil Nadu held on April 18 and May 19. For the moment, the AIADMK appears to have done enough to survive this battle.

  • Cheer for Congress as Vaithilingam leads in Puducherry

    Thursday, May 23, 2019 09:46 AM IST, Puducherry

    The Congress-led government in Puducherry is relieved as its Lok Sabha candidate, Speaker V. Vaithilingam established an early lead for the lone seat in Puducherry. Vaithilingam was ahead of K. Narayanasamy of AINRC, who is being supported by several parties of the AIADMK-led front including the BJP.

  • DMK leads in 18 Lok Sabha constituencies in TN, AIADMK front in 2

    Thursday, May 23, 2019 08:54 AM IST, New Delhi

    DMK-led UPA has established early leads in 16 of 38 Lok Sabha constituencies in Tamil Nadu as counting commenced for Lok Sabha and 22 Assembly by-elections in the State.

  • Early trends for NDA in Lok Sabha elections, YSRCP in AP

    Thursday, May 23, 2019 08:38 AM IST, New Delhi

    Counting has begun for 541 Lok Sabha constituencies in the country, with early trends, based on postal ballots, giving a lead to the NDA over the opposition. The NDA was leading in 89 seats (loss of 6 seats) , the UPA in 23 (a gain of one), and others in 33 (a gain of 4). In Uttar Pradesh, a close contest seems to be in the offing,

  • Yesudas-Ilayaraja combination is back for Tamil films

    Thursday, April 18, 2019 10:59 AM IST, Chennai

    Noted singer K J Yesudas has recorded a song for a Tamil film after a long gap. He has now sung a song for the film Tamilarasan with maestro Ilayaraja scoring the music.

  • Second phase of LS elections gets underway in 95 constituencies

    Thursday, April 18, 2019 10:16 AM IST, Chennai

    The fate of 1,629 candidates will be decided in 95 constituencies going to the polls on April 18 in the second phase of Lok Sabha elections, with an electorate of 15 crore voters.

  • Congress needs alliance with BSP in the long run

    Wednesday, December 12, 2018 05:33 PM IST, New Delhi

    The results of the elections to three States – MP, Rajasthan and Vhhatisgarh – may have brought the Congress back to power and at the forefront of the struggle to dislodge the BJP from power at the Centre, but an analysis of the voting trends shows that the Congress needs to tie up with the BSP in various States to pip the BJP at the hustings.

  • Stalin meeting with Sonia cements UPA ties ahead of LS polls

    Wednesday, December 12, 2018 05:26 PM IST, New Delhi

    In a re-affirmation of DMK’s commitment to be part of a front against the BJP in the Lok Sabha elections, DMK president M K Stalin and his sister Kanimozhi called on Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi in Delhi on Sunday, ostensibly to wish her on her birthday, but more to consolidate the DMK ties with the UPA.

  • December 11 could mark the beginning of a momentum against the BJP

    Wednesday, December 12, 2018 04:48 PM IST, Chennai

    The results of the elections to Assemblies of five States, particularly Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh, could come as a big jolt to the BJP not just in terms of the possible loss of power in at least two States but could trigger a more serious loss of nearly 40 Lok Sabha seats in these States.

  • BJP tag hinders growth of Rajni political party in Tamil Nadu

    Wednesday, December 12, 2018 04:40 PM IST, Chennai

    Much as actor Rajinikanth tries to cover up his BJP tag, the issue keeps cropping up every now and then, blocking the growth of his political party. His statement a few days ago indirectly praising PM Narendra Modi is the latest in the saga of the actor taking one step forward but two steps back while trying to build an independent party in Tamil Nadu.

  • Happy Birthday Chennai, recalling the Government Order on name change

    Sunday, September 30, 2018 02:54 PM IST, Chennai

    Chennai 2000 Plus Trust wishes all its readers and the people of Greater Chennai a happy birthday !!! Yes, Sept 30 is the official birthday of Chennai – the day when Chennai was renamed (giving up the British legacy of Madras) through a Government Order issued on September 30, 1996, 22 years ago.

  • Alagiri loses in rally, DMK loses its star in south Tamil Nadu

    Wednesday, September 05, 2018 04:25 PM IST, Chennai

    The much-touted rally of Muthuvel Karunanidhi’s ostracized son M K Alagiri in Chennai on September 5 has been a failure of sorts as he failed to attract any DMK functionary of note, with the party showing it is solidly behind his brother M K Stalin. However, in the eclipse of Alagiri, lies another story of the DMK being left without a strong southern satrap or star.

  • Tamil student Sophia arrested for anti-Modi, anti-BJP slogan in aircraft

    Tuesday, September 04, 2018 07:59 PM IST, Thoothukudi

    Tamil Nadu, already earning a notorious tag for its efforts to put down dissent especially against the BJP, blotted its copybook further with the arrest of a 28-year-old research scholar from Canada, Lois Sofia, for shouting, “down with Modi, BJP-RSS fascist government,” towards the end of a Chennai-Thoothukudi flight when TN BJP president Tamilisai Soundarajan crossed her.

  • Stalin not a towering leader like Kalaignar but more inclusive

    Tuesday, September 04, 2018 07:42 PM IST, Chennai

    The newly-elected president of the DMK, M K Stalin will not be as towering a personality as Muthuvel Karunanidhi. However, he will be seen as a more inclusive leader than his father. Stalin doesn’t believe in berating those who have faith in God and religion, especially Hinduism, which practice antagonized several sections of society and alienated them from the DMK.

  • DMK becomes rallying point for opposition unity

    Tuesday, September 04, 2018 07:18 PM IST, Chennai

    Leader after leader of various opposition parties, speaking at the Kalaignar condolence meeting in Chennai on August 30, stressed that the newly-elected president M K Stalin will play a crucial role in the formation of the next government at the Centre. For Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari and Pon Radhakrishnan of the BJP, it must have been galling to find a galaxy of opposition parties coming together under one platform which could be a precursor to an alliance for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

  • Do not reduce Chennai history from 2,000 years to 379: Rangaraj

    Tuesday, August 28, 2018 12:17 AM IST, Chennai

    For a city which has a history of over 2,000 years with its own culture, literature, music, dance, sculpture, trade and commerce, maritime activity, system of jurisprudence, effective administration, decentralized systems, elected local bodies, and what not, to be called 379 years old is the ultimate insult one can provide

  • Stalin takes over as second president of DMK, boost for Durai Murugan

    Monday, August 27, 2018 11:25 PM IST, Chennai

    M K Stalin has been elected unopposed as DMK president. He takes over as president on August 28 morning at the party general council meeting in Chennai when party general secretary K Anbazhagan will formally declare the results of elections to the post of president and treasurer.

  • The oratory of Vajpayee led to rise of BJP and govt formation

    Thursday, August 16, 2018 11:46 PM IST, New Delhi

    Former Prime Minister and veteran BJP leader, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, whose oratory enabled his party to form government at the Centre in 1996, 1998 and 1999 general elections, died at AIIMS hospital in New Delhi on August 16, 2018. Born on 25 December 1924, he was the 10th Prime Minister of India, first term for 13 days in 1996 and then from 1998 to 2004.

  • Atal Bihari Vajpayee is critical says AIIMS bulletin

    Thursday, August 16, 2018 12:13 AM IST, New Delhi

    The condition of former Prime Minister and BJP stalwart, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, is critical, said an AIIMS bulletin on August 15 night. Vajpayee was on life support systems, it said. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi rushed to the hospital to enquire about his condition.

  • Karunanidhi laid to rest on the Marina at sun set

    Wednesday, August 08, 2018 08:53 PM IST, Chennai

    DMK president and former Tamil Nadu chief minister Muthuvel Karunanidhi was laid to rest on the Marina beach as several chief ministers and leaders of various parties besides thousands of supporters bade him a tearful farewell. Symbolically, the leader of the party with the Rising Sun as its symbol was cremated around the time of the sun set.

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