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12-Aug-2018 Chennai

Karunanidhi : Scratches on my mind firm five years in Chennai

Muthuvel Karunanidhis passing away has brought back disparate images of my five unlikely years in Chennai as regional editor of the Indian Express. I use the term "unlikely" because someone born in Mustafabad, raised in the Urdu ambience of Lucknow would generally...

08-Aug-2018 Chennai

M. Karunanidhi laid to rest on Marina by his mentor's side

DMK patriarch and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi was buried beside his mentor C.N. Annadurai on the sands of Marina beach here on Wednesday after his party clinched a midnight legal battle as lakhs of commoners wept, pushed and jostled for...

06-Nov-2017 Chennai

Narendra Modi visits Karunanidhi, enquires about health

On a half-a-day's trip to Chennai, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday called on DMK President M. Karunanidhi and enquired about his health."Vanakkam, Sir", Modi greeted Karunanidhi as he sat near the 93-year-old veteran and held his hand. Accompanied...

06-Sep-2016 Chennai

Spell next course of action on Cauvery issue, M. Karunanidhi asks TN

DMK President M. Karunanidhi on Tuesday asked the Tamil Nadu government to spell out its next course of action after the apex court ordered Karnataka to release 15,000 cusecs of water from the Cauvery river.In a statement issued here, the former Chief Minister...

03-Jun-2016 Chennai

Redeem glory of pillars of democracy: M. Karunanidhi

The DMK party cadres on Friday celebrated their leader M. Karunanidhi's 93rd birthday here by cutting cakes and providing welfare assistance to the poor.In his birthday message to the youth, Karunanidhi urged them to halt the erosion of values of the four...

23-May-2016 Chennai

M.Karunanidhi starts a row over seat for Stalin

DMK president M.Karunanidhi on Monday complained that Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK had insulted his party at the swearing-in ceremony of the new government with party leader M.K. Stalin relegated to the back rows.In a statement issued here Karunanidhi said...

20-May-2016 Chennai

Difference between DMK, AIADMK vote share is 1.1 percent

The difference in vote percentage between the AIADMK and the DMK is just 1.1. percent, DMK president M. Karunanidhi said on Friday.In a statement, Karunanidhi said the DMK-led front secured 1,71,75,374 votes or 39.7 per cent of all votes polled in the state...

19-May-2016 Chennai

M.Karunanidhi wins - for 13th time

DMK president M. Karunanidhi was on Thursday elected to the Tamil Nadu assembly from Thiruvarur, defeating his nearest AIADMK rival by 68,366 votes, the Election Commission said.This is the 13th time Karunanidhi, now 91, has won an assembly election. He...

15-Apr-2016 Chennai

Opposition to some DMK candidates surfaces

Two days after DMK president M. Karunanidhi announced the candidates for the next month's assembly elections, party members in several places have started voicing their opposition to the nominees.On Friday, DMK workers from Tirunelveli district came to Karunanidhi's...

10-Apr-2016 Chennai

DMK releases poll manifesto, also promises prohibition

DMK president M. Karunanidhi on Sunday released his party's poll manifesto for the May 16 Tamil Nadu assembly elections and promised prohibition if his party returned to power in the southern state.The manifesto, released at the DMK headquarters here, also...

04-Apr-2016 Chennai

DMK gives Congress 41 seats in Tamil Nadu

The DMK and the Congress on Monday announced seat sharing for the Tamil Nadu assembly elections, with the Congress agreeing to contest just 41 of the 234 seats.The Congress had demanded 63 seats, the number allotted to it in 2011. But the DMK offered only...

25-Mar-2016 Chennai

Congress-DMK talk, seat sharing not decided

The DMK and the Congress held discussions here on Friday and decided to have further talks on seat sharing for the Tamil Nadu assembly elections.A Congress delegation led by former union minister Ghulam Nabi Azad and Mukul Wasnik and Tamil Nadu Congress...

17-Feb-2016 Chennai

DMK decides not to participate in assembly proceedings

DMK president M.Karunanidhi on Wednesday announced his party will not participate in the assembly proceedings owing to the arrogant attitude of the ruling AIADMK.In a statement issued here, he said the ruling party members are allowed to speak anything about...

13-Feb-2016 Chennai

DMK agrees to align with Congress for assembly polls

Forgetting their past acrimony over the issue of Sri Lankan Tamils, the DMK and the Congress on Saturday said they would ally for the forthcoming assembly elections in Tamil Nadu.Congress leader and former union minister Ghulam Nabi Azad and DMK treasurer M.K....

25-Jan-2016 Chennai

M. M.Karunanidhi says ready to enter poll fray again

One of the oldest active politicians in India at age 91, DMK president M. Karunanidhi is ready for yet another political battle, "if the people and my party say so"."If the people of Tiruvarur (assembly constituency) tell me and if the party permits me I...

18-Jan-2016 Chennai

Karunanidhi appears in court in defamation case

DMK president M. Karunanidhi on Monday appeared before a local court here in connection with the defamation case filed by the Tamil Nadu government.The case was adjourned for March 10 after Karunanidhi's presence was recorded.Speaking to reporters later...

27-May-2015 Chennai

DMK not to contest assembly by-election : M. Karunanidhi

DMK president M. Karunanidhi on Wednesday said the party would not contest the June 27 by-election to the Tamil Nadu assembly from the Radhakrishnan Nagar constituency.The assembly elections were only a year away and democratic norms would not be followed...

25-May-2015 Chennai

DMK to appeal against Jayalalithaa's acquittal: M. Karunanidhi

DMK president M. Karunanidhi on Monday said his party would appeal against the Karnataka High Court's verdict acquiting Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa in the disproporationate assets case.Speaking at the party's district secretaries' meeting here, Karunanidhi...

19-May-2015 Chennai

DMK to discuss appealing against Jayalalithaa's acquittal

DMK president M.Karunanidhi on Tuesday said party would deliberate at its district secretaries meeting on May 25 on whether to appeal against the acquittal of AIADMK general secretary J.Jayalalithaa by the Karnataka High Court.Speaking to reporters here,...

25-Mar-2015 Chennai

M. Karunanidhi sees no useful announcement in budget

DMK president M. Karunanidhi on Wednesday said there was no useful announcement for the people in the 2015-16 budget presented by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam.In a statement issued here, Karunanidhi said the budget does not answer questions...

20-Mar-2015 Chennai

Government should rethink land bill: M. Karunanidhi

DMK president M. Karunanidhi urged the central government on Friday not to go ahead with the land acquisition bill and reconsider it."All the political parties and Anna Hazare (social activist) are opposing the land bill," Karunanidhi said, addressing a...

05-Mar-2015 Chennai

M. Karunanidhi urges party men to be united

DMK president M. Karunanidhi on Thursday urged party men to add "unity" as the fourth principle of the party after duty, dignity and discipline.Speaking at the party's executive committee meeting, Karunanidhi urged the party men to maintain unity among themselves...

19-Jan-2015 Chennai

Tamil Nadu parties slam Jaitley-Jayalalithaa meeting

Opposition parties in Tamil Nadu Monday criticised the meeting between Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and AIADMK general secretary J. Jayalalithaa."Is it proper on the part of a central minister to visit the house of a person convicted by a court for...

09-Jan-2015 Chennai

Karunanidhi re-elected DMK president

The DMK party Friday retained its party leadership, re-electing M. Karunanidhi as its president, his son M.K. Stalin as treasurer and K. Anbazhagan as general secretary.The three were elected unanimously at the party's general council.Similarly, Karunanidhi's...

08-Dec-2014 Chennai

M. Karunanidhi opposes Bhagavad Gita as national scripture

DMK president M. Karunanidhi Monday condemned External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj for her proposal to make the Bhagavad Gita a national scripture, saying India is a secular country.Karunanidhi, in a statement issued here, noted that the constitution...

04-Dec-2014 Chennai

DMK chief not to attend assembly over seating arrangement

DMK president M. Karunanidhi Thursday said he was not attending the state assembly session as there was no proper seating arrangement for the people like him, who were unwell.Karunanidhi told reporters here that he came to the assembly after Tamil Nadu Chief...

03-Oct-2014 Chennai

SC often transferred cases from one state to another: Karunanidhi

DMK president M. Karunanidhi Friday said the Supreme Court had transferred several cases from one state to another and shifting the disproportionate assets case against Tamil Nadu's ex-chief minister J. Jayalalithaa was nothing new.In a statement issued...

14-Sep-2014 Chennai

Reveal politician in touch with arrested spy: Karunanidhi

DMK president M. Karunanidhi Sunday demanded that authorities reveal the Indian politician's name with whom arrested Sri Lankan national and alleged spy Arun Selvarajan had connections.Referring to the arrest of Selvarajan, who was spying at the instigation...

29-Aug-2014 Chennai

DMK to boycott local body elections in Tamil Nadu

DMK president M. Karunanidhi Friday announced that his party would boycott the Sep 19 local body elections in Tamil Nadu.In a statement issued here, Karunanidhi said the state election commission made the poll announcement Aug 28 and also said nominations...

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