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Chennai: Kamal Haasan undergoes leg surgery

19 Jan 2021

Chennai: Kamal Haasan undergoes leg surgery

Actor-politician Kamal Haasan on Monday underwent leg surgery at a Chennai hospital and is doing well, his daughters Shruti Haasan and Akshara Haasan said in a statement on Tuesday.

Kangana Ranaut opposes Kamal Haasan's idea of paying homemakers

05 Jan 2021

Kangana Ranaut opposes Kamal Haasan's idea of paying homemakers

Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut has voiced her disagreement over actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan's idea of recognizing housework done by homemakers as a salaried profession, which was recently appreciated by Congress leader Shashi Tharoor.

Ahead of TN polls, Kamal Haasan's party member joins BJP

25 Dec 2020

Ahead of TN polls, Kamal Haasan's party member joins BJP

The Vice-President of Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM), the party floated by actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan, on Friday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the presence of Union Minister Prakash Javadekar just months before Tamil Nadu Assembly polls.

Old laws a burden, reforms needed: Modi amid farmers' protest

07 Dec 2020

Old laws a burden, reforms needed: Modi amid farmers' protest

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that India cannot build the next century with old laws.

Pragya Thakur apologizes for Godse remark; says statement was 'distorted'

29 Nov 2019

Pragya Thakur apologizes for Godse remark; says statement was 'distorted'

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Pragya Singh Thakur has tendered an apology for praising Mahatma Gandhi's assassin in the Parliament.

Five Chartered Accountants turned IAS officers to know about

19 Sep 2019

Five Chartered Accountants turned IAS officers to know about

Chartered Accountancy (CA) is one of the most sought-after and toughest professional courses in the country.

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

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.

#HindiDebate: Kamal Haasan says 'battle for Tamil bigger than Jallikattu'

16 Sep 2019

#HindiDebate: Kamal Haasan says 'battle for Tamil bigger than Jallikattu'

Mere days after Home Minister Amit Shah's push to make Hindi India's national language, actor and politician Kamal Haasan has come out in opposition of his comments.

Five Chartered Accountants turned IAS officers to know about

30 Aug 2019

Five Chartered Accountants turned IAS officers to know about

Chartered Accountancy (CA) is one of the most sought-after and toughest professional courses in the country.

Five Chartered Accountants turned IAS officers to know about

07 Jul 2019

Five Chartered Accountants turned IAS officers to know about

Chartered Accountancy (CA) is one of the most sought-after and toughest professional courses in the country.

Explanation sought from 3 senior BJP leaders over pro-Godse remarks

17 May 2019

Explanation sought from 3 senior BJP leaders over pro-Godse remarks

Just two days ahead of the final phase of voting for the Lok Sabha elections, BJP launched damage control after three senior party leaders and election candidates made comments favoring Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse.

Godse was 'deshbhakt', says BJP's Pragya Thakur; apologizes later

16 May 2019

Godse was 'deshbhakt', says BJP's Pragya Thakur; apologizes later

BJP's Bhopal Lok Sabha candidate and Malegaon blasts-accused, Pragya Singh Thakur, on Thursday called Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse a "deshbhakt" (patriot).

5 questions for (Kabhi)neta Kamal Haasan

13 May 2019

5 questions for (Kabhi)neta Kamal Haasan

Kamal Haasan is a part-time politician. When he is bored, his team asks him to perform in front of live audience. Case in point: Voters in a Muslim-dominated area (by his own admission) of Karur district.

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".

Pulwama attack: After supporting plebiscite in Kashmir, Kamal Haasan clarifies

18 Feb 2019

Pulwama attack: After supporting plebiscite in Kashmir, Kamal Haasan clarifies

Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan sparked controversy on Monday by calling for a plebiscite in Kashmir, just days after the Pulwama terror attack shocked the nation.

Superstar-turned-politician Rajinikanth won't contest Lok Sabha elections

17 Feb 2019

Superstar-turned-politician Rajinikanth won't contest Lok Sabha elections

Superstar Rajinikanth, who took the plunge into politics last year, clarified on Sunday he would not contest the upcoming general elections.

Speculations put to rest: Kamal Haasan's party will contest 2019-elections

22 Dec 2018

Speculations put to rest: Kamal Haasan's party will contest 2019-elections

Veteran actor Kamal Haasan on Saturday put all rumors to rest as he announced his party, Makkal Needhi Maiam, will contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. He made the announcement while speaking to reporters in Chennai.

Cyclone Gaja: Rise above politics, Kamal Haasan urges Kerala CM

27 Nov 2018

Cyclone Gaja: Rise above politics, Kamal Haasan urges Kerala CM

Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) president and actor Kamal Haasan today appealed to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to "rise above politics" and extend support to the people affected by Cyclone Gaja in Tamil Nadu.

Kamal Haasan's party is ready for Tamil Nadu by-polls

08 Nov 2018

Kamal Haasan's party is ready for Tamil Nadu by-polls

Actor Kamal Haasan, who forayed into politics earlier this year, announced on Wednesday that his party Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) is ready to contest by-polls in Tamil Nadu whenever it happens.

Bigg Boss: Kamal Haasan under fire for allegedly defaming Jayalalithaa

03 Aug 2018

Bigg Boss: Kamal Haasan under fire for allegedly defaming Jayalalithaa

Kamal Haasan, the host of 'Bigg Boss Tamil' is in hot water over his remarks on dictators.

Arvind Kejriwal inspires me, says anti-corruption "politiculturist" Kamal Haasan

25 Jun 2018

Arvind Kejriwal inspires me, says anti-corruption "politiculturist" Kamal Haasan

Kamal Haasan, actor turned "politiculturist," was in Delhi last week to register his party, the Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM).

Discussed TN's political situation: Kamal Haasan after meeting Sonia Gandhi

21 Jun 2018

Discussed TN's political situation: Kamal Haasan after meeting Sonia Gandhi

Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) president Kamal Haasan today met UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi and discussed the political situation in Tamil Nadu.

After week-long drama, HD Kumaraswamy takes oath as Karnataka CM

23 May 2018

After week-long drama, HD Kumaraswamy takes oath as Karnataka CM

After eight days of political tussle, Karnataka got its second CM in a week today, with JD(S)' HD Kumaraswamy taking oath at the Vidhana Soudha.

TN: Several killed in police-firing as Sterlite protests turn violent

22 May 2018

TN: Several killed in police-firing as Sterlite protests turn violent

Eight people were killed as police allegedly opened fire on activists protesting the Sterlite copper-plant in Tuticorin, TN.

Kamal Haasan: His party doesn't believe in prohibition or freebies

02 Mar 2018

Kamal Haasan: His party doesn't believe in prohibition or freebies

When he launched his political party "Makkal Needhi Maiam" last week, superstar Kamal Haasan shied away from taking a stand on issues. However, now, Haasan has made his party's stance clear on two pertinent issues prevalent in Tamil Nadu: giving out freebies and alcohol prohibition.

All about Kamal Haasan's political party 'Makkal Needhi Maiam'

22 Feb 2018

All about Kamal Haasan's political party 'Makkal Needhi Maiam'

In true filmy style, superstar Kamal Haasan finally took the political plunge. He used drama, dialogue-baazi and emotion, enticing people into his fold.