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  • DMK psychological victory over AIADMK in rural local bodies of TN

    Friday, January 03, 2020 02:14 PM IST, Chennai

    The DMK-led opposition alliance established a psychological victory over the front formed by the ruling AIADMK in elections held to rural local bodies in December 2019. Coming just 15 months before the Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu, the results have come as a shot in the arm for the DMK and its allies.

  • DMK gains lead over AIADMK in rural local bodies of TN

    Thursday, January 02, 2020 03:59 PM IST, Chennai

    The DMK-led opposition alliance was ahead of the front led by ruling AIADMK in elections held to Tamil Nadu rural local bodies.

  • BJP popularity shrinks by half in just two years

    Monday, December 23, 2019 11:56 PM IST, Ranchi

    The BJP, which had assumed power in 71 per cent of the country’s States in 2017, has come down to just 35 per cent hold barely two years later.

  • Jharkhand shows that opposition has to consolidate the alliances

    Monday, December 23, 2019 09:17 PM IST, Ranchi

    The Jharkhand result has established that the BJP is losing its political sheen across the country, and that the opposition parties just have to be patient in continuing the pattern of broad alliances to trounce the saffron party. Equally, parties like the Congress and JD(S) in Karnataka, and the Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) should also learn from the Jharkhand lesson, undo their hasty act of snapping alliances after just one defeat.

  • JMM-Congress combine captures power in Jharkhand, BJP loses

    Monday, December 23, 2019 08:09 PM IST, Ranchi

    The ruling BJP was ousted from power in Jharkhand, as the JMM-Congress-RJD combine swept the Assembly elections, leading in 47 of the 81 seats that went to the polls in December 2019. Hemant Soren of the Jharkhand Mukthi Morcha is expected to form a coalition government with the Congress and the Rashtriya Janata Dal.

  • 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.

  • Lecture on Seethai by Thiruppur Krishnan on Sunday

    Saturday, January 19, 2019 12:09 PM IST, Chennai

    Chennai 2000 Plus Trust and Vivekananda Cultural Centre present Ithihaasa Paathirangal lecture on SEETHAI by Tamil scholar Thiruppur Krishnan at Vivekananda House on Sunday

  • 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.

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