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  • Kamal Haasan loses Coimbatore South to Vanathi of BJP by 1,439 votes

    Sunday, May 2, 2021, Coimbatore

    Noted actor and MNM leader Kamal Haasan lost narrowly to BJP leader Vanathi Srinivasan in Coimbatore South constituency. The margin of defeat was just 1,439 votes.

  • Centre announces vaccination drive from May 1 but shortage hits States

    Saturday, May 1, 2021, New Delhi

    Several state governments have said they won't be able to start the Phase 3 vaccination drive from May 1, 2021, because they do not have sufficient vaccine doses.

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

    Wednesday, September 5, 2018, 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.

  • DMK becomes rallying point for opposition unity

    Tuesday, September 4, 2018, 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.

  • DMK gets huge boost in form of Kalaignar Memorial on Marina

    Wednesday, August 8, 2018, Chennai

    The Madras High Court decision on allowing the Karunanidhi Memorial on the Marina Beach, next to the Anna Memorial is a huge psychological and political victory for the DMK in the battle with the AIADMK which commenced 46 years ago from the time actor MGR formed the Anna DMK after his ouster from the DMK.

  • Kamal Haasan starrer Vishwaroopam hits screens on Aug 10

    Tuesday, August 7, 2018, Chennai

    Kamal Haasan’s spy film Vishwaroopam 2 has hit the screens on August 10. Kamal, who is actively promoting the film, said that the film was extremely close to his heart. “This is the longest I had to wait for the release of a movie”, he said. Vishwaroopam 2 is an espionage thriller packed with high-octane action sequences, with Kamal at the age of 63, performing the stunts himself.

  • AIIMS to come up near Madurai at a cost of Rs 1,500 crore

    Wednesday, June 20, 2018, Tiruchirapalli

    The Tamil Nadu government has announced that the much-anticipated All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) will come up at Thoppur near Madurai at an estimated cost of Rs 1,500 crore.

  • Anbumani Ramadoss suffers mild heart attack, condition stable

    Friday, February 3, 2017, Bengaluru

    Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) leader and former Union Minister Anbumani Ramadoss suffered a mild heart attack in Dharmapuri on February 3 evening and was rushed to the Narayana Hrudayalaya in Bengaluru.

  • Sporadic violence in Chennai, vehicles near police station torched

    Monday, January 23, 2017, Chennai

    The pro-Jallikattu agitation turned violent near the Chennai Marina Beach on January 23 as a section of them set on fire several vehicles parked in front of the Vivekananda House police station. Police resorted to teargas shells and lathi charge in some areas to disperse protestors and bring the situation under control.

  • TN Govt issues draft ordinance for Jallikattu issue

    Friday, January 20, 2017, Chennai

    The Tamil Nadu government draft ordinance to allow the holding of Jallikattu in the State has been handed over to the Centre and will be implemented by Sunday after getting the President's assent on January 21. Tamil Nadu chief minister O Panneerselvam, said on his return from Delhi after meeting legal experts, that the Jallikattu event would be held on Sunday, if all goes well as per schedule.

  • Sasikala takes over as General Secretary of AIADMK

    Saturday, December 31, 2016, Chennai

    Sasikala Natarajan formally took over as the AIADMK general secretary at the party headquarters on December 31, and vowed to lead the party on the path laid by Jayalalithaa.

  • Archana Ramasundram is first woman to head a paramilitary force

    Tuesday, February 2, 2016, New Delhi

    Senior IPS officer Archana Ramasundram, a Tamil Nadu cadre officer, was on February 1 appointed Director General of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), the first woman to head a paramilitary force.

  • Hindu Editor Malini resigns, Suresh Nambath takes over

    Tuesday, January 5, 2016, Chennai

    Malini Parthasarathy, Editor of The Hindu, has resigned. The management has appointed its National Editor Suresh Nambath as the interim editor of the newspaper.

  • Vishal group bags key posts in Nadigar Sangam elections

    Sunday, October 18, 2015, Chennai

    The Vishal group bagged key posts in the hotly contested Nadigar Sangam (South Indian Film Artistes Association) elections held in Chennai on October 18, 2015, ending the domination of Sarath Kumar and his brother-in-law Radha Ravi.

  • Vishal overthrows Radha Ravi as Nadigar Sangam General Secretary

    Sunday, October 18, 2015,

    Vishal bagged the post of Nadigar Sangam General Secretary, defeating Radha Ravi in a hotly contested, prestigious election held in Chennai on October 18, 2015.

  • Sarath Kumar maintains lead but Vishal overtakes Radha Ravi

    Sunday, October 18, 2015, Chennai

    Sarath Kumar maintained his lead over rival Nasser in election for the post of Film Artistes assn president but his partner Radha Ravi trailed behind Vishal for post of general secretary

  • Sarath Kumar group leads in Film Actors body polls

    Sunday, October 18, 2015, Chennai

    The ruling Sarath Kumar group is ahead of the rival Vishal group as counting of votes commenced for the South Indian Film Artistes Association (Nadigar Sangam) elections held in Chennai on October 18, 2015.

  • Rahman reacts to Fatwa, says he composed music in good faith

    Tuesday, September 15, 2015, Chennai

    Music director A R Rahman on September 14, reacting to a fatwa issued against him by a Mumbai-based Sunni Muslim group for composing music for Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi's film "Muhammad: Messenger Of God", said he had composed music for the film in good faith and that he had no intention of causing offence.

  • Anna Medal award winners announced

    Monday, September 14, 2015, Anna Medal award winners announced

    100 Police personnel from the rank of Superintendent of Police to the rank of Grade-I Police Constables have been awarded the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister’s Anna Medal in recognition of their devotion to duty,

  • AIADMK MLAs to elect new CM today

    Sunday, September 28, 2014, Chennai

    The AIADMK legislature party will meet in Chennai at 3 p.m. on September 28, 2014, to elect its new leader who would immediately thereafter be appointed as chief minister by the State Governor. If all goes well, the swearing in of the new CM itself could take place later on Sunday evening or Monday morning so as to prevent a vacuum in the State.

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