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Tamil Nadu politics

Is BJP Planning A Division Of Tamil Nadu?

Jul 12, 2021 G.C. Shekhar

Speculation about Kongu Nadu, carved out of Western districts sparks debate.

Water Wars: Tamil Nadu, Karnataka Set For Another Battle Over Cauvery

Jul 07, 2021 G.C. Shekhar

BS Yediyurappa’s sudden interest in raking up the Mekedatu Dam is viewed more as a diversionary tactic when his leadership is being challenged in the state BJP.

Tokyo Olympics: Tamil Nadu To Give INR 3 Crore To Gold Medal Winners

The government also gave Rs 5 lakh each to Tokyo-bound Nethra Kumanan, Varun Thakkar, K C Ganapathy, G Sathian, A Sarath Kamal and paralympian T Mariappan

TN Should Show Way India How To Keep BJP Out, Says Congress Leader Rahul Gandhi

Mar 01, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

The Lok Sabha MP is on a three-day tour to Tamil Nadu ahead of the state Assembly elections on April 6 being contested by Congress in alliance with the M K Stalin-led DMK.

Rahul Gandhi Spotted Eating Palm Fruit With Locals In Kanyakumari, Party Shares Video On Twitter

Rahul Gandhi is currently campaigning in Tamil Nadu ahead of Assembly elections in the state.

26 February, 2021

Amit Shah To Hold Public Meetings In Tamil Nadu, Puducherry On Sunday

Outlook Web Bureau

Besides this, Shah will also hold organisational meetings of the party's units of the state and the Union Territory.

11 February, 2021

Kamal Haasan To Become Makkal Needhi Maiam's 'Permanent' President, Resolves Party

Outlook Web Bureau

The party's General Convention said that Kamal Haasan had invested his talent, profession, wealth, and fame for the welfare of the Tamil people.

02 December, 2020

Jayalalithaa's Aide Sasikala Applies For Remission


Sasikala, lodged at Parappana Agrahara prison in Bengaluru, is expected to come out on January 27

17 November, 2020

Alagiri Using BJP Bait To Strike A Deal With DMK

G.C. Shekhar

Alagiri has been dangling threats of floating his own party in an attempt to strike a deal with Stalin ahead of state assembly polls due next year.

29 October, 2020

Rajinikanth Denounces 'Leaked' Letter But Confirms Ill Health

G.C. Shekhar

Will soon announce my decision on launching party, says superstar Rajinikanth.

07 October, 2020

With EPS As CM Candidate, AIADMK Looks For Continuity

G.C. Shekhar

Tamil Nadu Assembly Elections: This is the first time that the AIADMK has made a formal declaration about its Chief Ministerial candidate


17 September, 2020

Tributes Pour In For Periyar On His 142nd Birth Anniversary

Outlook Web Bureau

E.V. Ramasamy popularly known as Thanthai Periyar founded the Dravidian Movement.

09 September, 2020

Move To Scrap Arrear Exams By TN Government Runs Into Trouble

G.C. Shekhar

All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) objects to the move which is also challenged in the HC.

28 August, 2020

Language Politics: Will Indians Soon Become Hindians?

Shastri Ramachandaran

Irrespective of the party in office at the Centre, there has been no let up in the imposition of Hindi across the country

07 August, 2020

Karunanidhi’s Long Shadow Still Looms Large Over DMK

G.C. Shekhar

Even after Karunanidhi’s departure in 2018, his first family, led by his son M.K. Stalin, tightened its hold on the party as more of his family members became power centres.

22 July, 2020

Rajinikanth Praises Tamil Nadu Govt For Action Against Rationalists For 'Offending' Lord Muruga

G.C. Shekhar

The police have so far arrested four activists of “Karuppar Kootam”, a rationalist group, after they had posted videos on their Youtube channel that had denigrated the song that seeks the protection of Murugan’s golden spear to various body parts of humans.

21 July, 2020

With Tamil Nadu Elections On His Mind, EPS Marches On, In Spite Of Covid Impact

G.C. Shekhar

Since the coronavirus lockdown was imposed in March, Palaniswamy has signed MoUs worth over Rs 18,000 crores and traveled extensively across the state to inaugurate new projects.


12 March, 2020

'There Will Be Another Revolution In Tamil Nadu If...': Rajinikanth

Outlook Web Bureau

The Tamil superstar, addressing the press, said there were two stalwarts -- Jayalalithaa and Kalaignar --, adding there was a vacuum now.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

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