Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam: News

12 Mar 2021

Tamil Nadu

TN election: DMK announces candidates; Stalin's son to make debut

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Friday released a list of 173 candidates for the upcoming Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu. The list retains most sitting legislators of the party.

27 Sep 2020

Lok Sabha

What happened inside Rajya Sabha last Sunday? Footage reveals details

The conduct of the government, opposition, and Deputy Chairman Harivansh Singh inside the Rajya Sabha last Sunday garnered much attention.

12 Mar 2020

Tamil Nadu

Rajinikanth says he never wanted to be Tamil Nadu's CM

Superstar Rajinikanth on Thursday announced that he never wanted to be the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu but wants to bring change in the political discourse.

18 Sep 2019


Rajinikanth supports Shah's 'one language' policy, but explains the problem

Union Home Minister Amit Shah stoked a controversy on Hindi Diwas last week when he batted for "imposing" Hindi in the country, saying it will bolster unity.

28 Aug 2019

Jammu And Kashmir

YouTuber who alleged DMK had terrorist links slapped with complaint

The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) has filed a complaint against a YouTuber for posting "false statements about the party."

17 Apr 2019

Tamil Nadu

Polling in Tamil Nadu's Vellore canceled, confirms Election Commission

The Election Commission said on Tuesday that Lok Sabha polling in Tamil Nadu's Vellore has been canceled after Rs. 11.5 crore cash was seized from a warehouse, allegedly belonging to a DMK leader's aide.

17 Apr 2019

Tamil Nadu

DMK leader Kanimozhi's house raided; I-T Department says 'false tip'

The Income Tax Department in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday evening conducted raids at DMK leader Kanimozhi's house to "verify" allegations of "lots of cash" being stashed on the first-floor of her Thoothukudi residence.

11 Apr 2019

Lok Sabha

Bengaluru: Congress leader, Khushbu Sundar, slaps youth for misbehaving

Actress-turned-politician, Khushbu Sundar, slapped a youth during a Congress rally in Bengaluru yesterday.

25 Mar 2019

Narendra Modi

Kamal Haasan withdraws from poll-race, promises 50L jobs in manifesto

On Sunday, actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan announced that he wouldn't contest upcoming Lok Sabha elections or Assembly polls in Tamil Nadu while stressing that all "candidates were his faces".

24 Mar 2019

Tamil Nadu

TN: AIADMK fields kin of its leaders in LS polls

The ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu, which has for long attacked the DMK for dynastic politics, has drawn criticism for nominating sons of its leaders, including O Panneerselvam, for the April 18 Lok Sabha polls.

20 Feb 2019

Lok Sabha

Tamil Nadu: DMK, Congress tie up for Lok Sabha polls

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and Congress in Tamil Nadu have announced on Wednesday that they have forged a seat-sharing alliance for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

20 Feb 2019

Mukesh Ambani

Akash Ambani's pre-wedding celebrations kick-start with musical night (see pics)

Akash Ambani is all set to tie the knot with diamond princess Shloka Mehta on March 9 and it's going to be an opulent affair.

Madras HC issues notice to Center on 10% EWS quota

Just days after Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) organizing secretary RS Bharathi filed a writ petition challenging the recently-approved 10% economically weak section (EWS) quota for the general category, the Madras High Court, on Monday, issued a notice to the Center about the same.

02 Jan 2019

Tamil Nadu

Opposition interrupts first TN Assembly session of year, stages walkout

The DMK and its allies the Congress and a lone IUML member today boycotted the customary address of Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit on the opening day of the first Assembly session of the year by staging a walkout.

17 Dec 2018

Tamil Nadu

Opposition shows strength at DMK-event, Stalin endorses RaGa as PM

On Sunday, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi went to Tamil Nadu to unveil the statue of DMK patriarch Karunanidhi and the gathering turned into a show of strength of mahagathbandhan or grand alliance with Stalin endorsing Rahul Gandhi's name as PM candidate.

30 Nov 2018

Tamil Nadu

Madras HC stays defamation case proceedings against DMK chief Stalin

The Madras High Court has stayed proceedings in a criminal defamation case against DMK president M K Stalin over certain remarks made by him against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami in September.

15 Nov 2018


Karunanidhi's life-size statue to be unveiled in Chennai next month

A statue of late DMK chief M Karunanidhi will be unveiled in Chennai next month, the party announced today.

13 Nov 2018

West Bengal

Rajinikanth says Modi stronger than 10 persons aligning against him

Veteran actor Rajinikanth today, while speaking to reporters in Chennai, virtually threw his weight behind Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying the latter was "stronger" than "10 persons" aligning against him.

23 Sep 2018

Tamil Nadu

TN: DMK to stage state-wide protests to 'condemn' AIADMK

Opposition party DMK in Tamil Nadu today announced it would stage state-wide protests to 'condemn' the ruling AIADMK for getting involved in corruption, and not focusing on public welfare.

16 Sep 2018

Tamil Nadu

TN BJP leader calls police 'anti-Hindu' during Ganesh idol immersion

BJP National Secretary H Raja has waded into a controversy yet again, picking up a quarrel with police over an immersion procession of Lord Ganesh idols in Pudukottai district of Tamil Nadu.

14 Sep 2018


Chennai: DMK functionary Selvakumar hits woman at beauty parlor, arrested

A DMK functionary in Chennai allegedly thrashed a woman at a beauty parlor with a video of the incident going viral, leading to his arrest and the party sacking him from primary membership.

09 Sep 2018

West Bengal

Bharat Bandh called on Monday: All details here

Opposition parties led by the Congress has called for a Bharat Bandh on September 10 to protest against rising fuel prices in the country.

04 Sep 2018


BJP leader slammed for attacking Odisha govt at Vajpayee tribute

BJP legislature party leader in Odisha, KV Singhdeo, courted a controversy today when he criticized the Naveen Patnaik-led government in the state while making obituary references in the Assembly.

01 Sep 2018


DMK asks cadres not to touch party chief Stalin's feet

The DMK has asked its cadres not to touch the feet of party chief MK Stalin as it went against the ideals of self-respect and instead greet him saying 'Vanakkam,' with love.

30 Aug 2018

MK Stalin

If readmitted to DMK, Alagiri willing to accept Stalin's leadership

Expelled DMK leader MK Alagiri has said he will accept Stalin as the leader if he is readmitted to the party.

28 Aug 2018

Tamil Nadu

Karunanidhi's son MK Stalin elected DMK's 2nd ever President

An era had ended with the death of DMK chief M Karunanidhi, a new one has now begun with his son, MK Stalin, having taken up the mantle.

26 Aug 2018


Stalin files nomination for the post of DMK President

DMK Working President MK Stalin, set to be elected the party President, has filed his nomination for the post at Anna Arivalayam, DMK's headquarters, in Chennai today.

15 Aug 2018


BJP dismisses charges of it trying to divide the DMK

The Tamil Nadu BJP today dismissed the charge that it was attempting to divide the DMK and said it had become a practice to blame the saffron party for any problem.

14 Aug 2018


DMK Meet: No decision on President, but Stalin has support

At the first meeting of DMK, after the death of patriarch Karunanidhi on Tuesday, several party leaders asked his younger son MK Stalin to lead them.

13 Aug 2018


Succession war in DMK: Karunanidhi's sons face off

MK Alagiri, son of late DMK president M Karunanidhi, has claimed the support of his father's "true relatives" a day before a crucial party meeting, where announcements will be made regarding the next chief.

12 Aug 2018

Tamil Nadu

After Karunanidhi's death, son Stalin rises to handle DMK's reins

As the only president of DMK, a towering leader of Tamil Nadu, and five-time Chief Minister of the state, M Karunanidhi, was laid to rest in Marina Beach, Chennai, last week, the responsibility of the party automatically fell on son MK Stalin's shoulders.

11 Aug 2018

Narendra Modi

RaGa not given proper security during Chennai visit: TN Congress

Congress president Rahul Gandhi was not provided proper security when he was in Chennai to pay his last respects to DMK leader M Karunanidhi, the Tamil Nadu Congress unit alleged today demanding action against police officers responsible for the lapse.

09 Aug 2018

Tamil Nadu

Karunanidhi used films, command over Tamil to promote Dravidian ideology

M Karunanidhi used the medium of films and his command over Tamil language to reach out to people and promote the Dravidian ideology, according to two books related to the late DMK patriarch.

08 Aug 2018


When Karunanidhi helped fund a school and library in Mumbai

Late DMK Chief M Karunanidhi had helped fund a school and library in Mumbai 35 years ago.

08 Aug 2018

Madras High Court

Why is Karunanidhi being buried and not cremated?

The death of M Karunanidhi, DMK chief, yesterday evening sent the state of TN into a tizzy, but what followed was more chaos.

08 Aug 2018

Tamil Nadu

All you need to know about Karunanidhi's family

Kalaignar M Karunanidhi has left a legacy, and matching his charisma won't be easy for any of his six children.

08 Aug 2018

Ram Nath Kovind

Two killed, 30 injured in stampede at Karunanidhi's funeral

Two people were killed and around 40 injured in a stampede at Rajaji Hall in Chennai this morning, where DMK chief M Karunanidhi's body was kept for the public to pay homage.

08 Aug 2018

Tamil Nadu

Madras HC dismisses petitions against memorials at Marina Beach

The Madras HC has dismissed several petitions challenging the construction of memorials at Marina Beach, while hearing DMK's petition on its party chief Karunanidhi's burial.

07 Aug 2018

Tamil Nadu

Madras HC conducts emergency hearing on Karunanidhi's burial space

The Madras HC is conducting an emergency hearing on a petition by the DMK, which has challenged the TN government's refusal to let its party chief Karunanidhi be buried next to CN Annadurai's memorial at Marina Beach.

07 Aug 2018

Tamil Nadu

Karunanidhi denied Marina beach burial, violence erupts

The late DMK chief, M Karunanidhi will not be buried at Marina beach alongside top Dravidian leaders, said the Tamil Nadu government.