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

25 Mar 2019

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".

Tamil Nadu: Cyclone Gaja death toll rises to 45

18 Nov 2018

Tamil Nadu: Cyclone Gaja death toll rises to 45

The toll in cyclone Gaja has touched 45, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami said on Sunday, appealing to leaders of all political parties to take part in the relief activities.

TN: Disqualified MLAs asked to vacate hostel rooms, pay rent

31 Oct 2018

TN: Disqualified MLAs asked to vacate hostel rooms, pay rent

Post the disqualification of 18 AIADMK legislators, their rooms at the MLA Hostel in Chennai have been sealed and the individuals asked to settle pending dues.

Win for EPS, Madras-HC upholds disqualification of 18 rebel MLAs

25 Oct 2018

Win for EPS, Madras-HC upholds disqualification of 18 rebel MLAs

In a major relief to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palaniswami, the Madras High Court on Thursday upheld the disqualification of 18 rebel MLAs, loyal to the Sasikala-Dhinakaran faction of AIADMK.

TN opposes Higher Education Bill; says no to scrapping UGC

14 Jul 2018

TN opposes Higher Education Bill; says no to scrapping UGC

The Tamil Nadu government today strongly opposed the Center's draft Bill on setting up a Higher Education Commission and wanted the existing arrangement with the University Grants Commission at the helm to continue.

Relief for AIADMK-government: Madras HC delivers split-verdict on MLAs' disqualification

14 Jun 2018

Relief for AIADMK-government: Madras HC delivers split-verdict on MLAs' disqualification

The Madras HC failed to deliver a unanimous verdict on the disqualification of 18 AIADMK MLAs last year.

Kamal Haasan joins agitation against Sterlite plant

02 Apr 2018

Kamal Haasan joins agitation against Sterlite plant

Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan visited Kumarettiapuram in Tuticorin district to express support with people protesting against a Sterlite Industries plant for the last 49 days.

EC: Two leaves symbol goes to EPS-OPS led AIADMK

23 Nov 2017

EC: Two leaves symbol goes to EPS-OPS led AIADMK

In a setback to AIADMK's Sasikala-Dhinakaran faction, EC has granted the party's two-leaves symbol to the faction led by CM E Palaniswami (EPS) and deputy CM O Panneerselvam (OPS).

TN: Madras HC questions Speaker about non-action against OPS

04 Oct 2017

TN: Madras HC questions Speaker about non-action against OPS

The Madras HC, while hearing the petition of DMK and 18 disqualified AIADMK MLAs from TTV Dhinakaran's camp regarding the latter's disqualification from the Legislative Assembly, questioned Speaker P Dhanapal as to why no action was taken against Deputy CM O Panneerselvam (OPS) when he voted against the E Palaniswamy (EPS) government in the February confidence vote.

AIADMK meet: Sasikala sacked, Jayalalithaa to remain "eternal general secretary"

12 Sep 2017

AIADMK meet: Sasikala sacked, Jayalalithaa to remain "eternal general secretary"

At its general council meet, the AIADMK decided to sack VK Sasikala as the general secretary of the party.

AIADMK politics: TN CM Palaniswami gets support of 111 MLAs

06 Sep 2017

AIADMK politics: TN CM Palaniswami gets support of 111 MLAs

TN's opposition has been asking the AIADMK government to prove its majority. TTV Dhinakaran, Sasikala's nephew and head of AIADMK's another faction, has been claiming that he has sleeper MLAs within the party who will back him.

AIADMK crisis: Fresh war of words between Dhinakaran, Palaniswamy camps

07 Aug 2017

AIADMK crisis: Fresh war of words between Dhinakaran, Palaniswamy camps

The AIADMK's internal war reached new heights as both warring factions- one under Edappadi Palaniswamy and another led by TTV Dhinakaran- leveled accusations at each other.