Articles about MK Stalin

Muthuvel Karunanidhi Stalin is a Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) politician and the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. He is the son of former Chief Minister M Karunanidhi. Stalin did his BA in History from Presidency College, Chennai. He became a member of DMK’s General Committee in 1973. In 1976, during the Emergency (1975-77), Stalin joined the long list of political detainees in prison. In the 1980s, he formed the DMK’s youth wing and became its secretary, serving in the position till 2017. Stalin became an MLA in Tamil Nadu Assembly for the first time in 1989 from Thousand Lights constituency and was re-elected in 1996. He became Chennai’s first directly elected Mayor in 1996 and was re-elected in 2001 but stepped down due to a Madras HC ruling. When DMK came to power in 2006, Stalin became a minister and served as the Deputy CM from 2009 to 2011. After his father’s death, he took over as DMK chief in 2018 and, in the 2021 Assembly polls, led the party to victory, becoming the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister himself.

01 Nov 2022

Northeast monsoon: IMD predicts heavy rainfall in Chennai, schools shut

Chennai witnessed heavy rainfall followed by thunderstorms on Monday with the onset of the northeast monsoon in southern India.

24 Sep 2022

Beware of fake job rackets from Thailand, Myanmar: MEA advisory

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Saturday issued an advisory asking Indians to be wary of fake job rackets promising lucrative jobs in digital sales and marketing.

05 Sep 2022

As Tamil Nadu launches Delhi-model schools, Kejriwal pitches opposition unity

Tamil Nadu inaugurated the Schools of Excellence and Model Schools Scheme, broadly based on Delhi government schools, on Monday.

27 Jul 2022

Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu suicides: 5th student ends life in 2 weeks

In a shocking series of events, Tamil Nadu has reported yet another student suicide.

07 Jun 2022

Tamil Cinema
Vignesh Shivan confirms wedding with Nayanthara, read details here

South superstar Nayanthara and filmmaker Vignesh Shivan are finally taking the plunge.

TN: CM MK Stalin meets Rajiv Gandhi's assassin Perarivalan, mother

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on Wednesday raised many eyebrows after he hosted unusual guests in Chennai.

07 May 2022

Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu: DMK government completes 1 year; Stalin announces schemes

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on Saturday unveiled a slew of social welfare schemes on the first anniversary of the DMK government in the state.

27 Apr 2022

Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu temple chariot tragedy: 11 people electrocuted to death

Eleven people, including two children, were killed in an electrocution incident in Tamil Nadu's Thanjavur district early on Wednesday morning.

18 Jan 2022

West Bengal
Rajnath writes to Stalin, Mamata over R-Day tableaux exclusion row

Amid a row over the exclusion of Tamil Nadu and West Bengal's tableaux from the Republic Day parade, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has written to Chief Ministers of Tamil Nadu (MK Stalin) and West Bengal (Mamata Banerjee).

11 Jan 2022

Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu: Jallikattu allowed with curbs; check details here

The Tamil Nadu government on Monday allowed the traditional Jallikattu event across the state with certain COVID-19-related restrictions in place.

09 Dec 2021

Rajnath Singh
Black box recovered from General Rawat's crashed chopper; probe on

A search team of the Indian Air Force Thursday recovered the black box of the chopper that crashed near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu the day before.

28 Nov 2021

Tamil Nadu
Chennai witnesses record rainfall in 200 years, several areas flooded

Several areas in Chennai witnessed floods as incessant rainfall continued in many parts of the Tamil Nadu capital on Sunday.

17 Nov 2021

Tamil Nadu
Chennai to receive heavy rains as red alert issued

Chennai will likely witness a spell of heavy rainfall from Wednesday night due to a low pressure over the Bay of Bengal.

10 Nov 2021

Tamil Nadu
Red alert in TN amid rains; death toll reaches 8

A red alert for heavy to very heavy rainfall has been issued for 20 districts across Tamil Nadu on Wednesday and Thursday.

14 Sep 2021

Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu reports second NEET-related suicide in 2 days

Another student in Tamil Nadu reportedly ended her life on Monday night over the fear of failing the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET).

13 Sep 2021

Tamil Nadu
Following student's suicide, Tamil Nadu passes bill banning NEET

The Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly on Monday passed a bill banning the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) in the state.

07 Jul 2021

CM Yediyurappa directs officials to prepare Mekedatu project action plan

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa has directed officials to prepare the action plan for the Mekedatu project at the earliest, which is vital for the state, said the state's Home, Law, and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Basavaraj Bommai.

14 Jun 2021

Tamil Nadu
TN: Political commentator Kishore Swamy arrested for defaming Stalin, others

The Chennai Police on Monday arrested political commentator Kishore K Swamy for allegedly sharing defamatory posts about the recently-elected Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin and former CMs CN Annadurai and M Karunanidhi. All three are from the DMK.

07 May 2021

MK Stalin takes oath as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief MK Stalin today took oath as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for the first time.

06 May 2021

Tamil Nadu
MK Stalin's CM oath-taking ceremony tomorrow; 34 cabinet ministers announced

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) President MK Stalin on Thursday released a list of 34 ministers who will be part of his cabinet.

02 Apr 2021

Tamil Nadu
Income Tax department searches premises of MK Stalin's son-in-law Sabareesan

The Income Tax department on Friday led raids at at least four premises of Sabareesan, the son-in-law of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) President MK Stalin.

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.

12 Oct 2020

Narendra Modi
Hours after resigning from Congress, Kushboo Sundar joins BJP

Congress has lost one of its most fiery spokespersons as actor-turned-politician Kushboo Sundar joined the rival BJP on Monday.

28 Aug 2020

West Bengal
Sonu Sood offers to help students reach JEE, NEET centers

Actor Sonu Sood, who is being the Good Samaritan in these difficult times, has donned that hat again.

26 Aug 2020

West Bengal
NEET, JEE row: Sonia calls opposition-meet, Mamata suggests approaching SC

On Wednesday, at the opposition meeting convened by Congress President Sonia Gandhi on the controversy around JEE and NEET examinations, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee suggested approaching Supreme Court seeking a postponement.

25 Aug 2020

West Bengal
Wear masks, gloves; carry bottles: Guidelines for JEE, NEET released

Even as thousands of aspirants have been seeking the postponement of JEE and NEET examinations, in wake of coronavirus pandemic, the National Testing Agency released guidelines.

27 Jun 2020

Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu: Father, son die in police custody, outrage follows

In Tamil Nadu, the punishment for violating the coronavirus-induced lockdown is, shockingly, death, like the heart-wrenching story of one P Jayaraj and his son J Bennix has shown.

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.

29 Dec 2019

Hemant Soren takes oath as Jharkhand's CM for second time

Hemant Soren took oath as the Chief Minister of Jharkhand on Sunday, days after the coalition of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), Congress, and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) swept assembly polls.

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.

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.

14 Sep 2019

Stalin, Mamata disagree with Shah's 'Hindi for all' idea

The Hindi language took center stage in Indian politics on Saturday after Home Minister Amit Shah linked it with country's unity.

28 Aug 2019

Pakistan News
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."

05 Jun 2019

Explained: What is the controversy around Hindi 'imposition'?

Who would have thought that languages, of which there is no dearth in India, would become BJP 2.0's first controversy?

16 May 2019

Uttar Pradesh
#Elections2019: Sonia Gandhi invites parties for 23 May 'Opposition Meet'

UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi would reportedly host an "opposition meeting" on 23 May, the day of the Lok Sabha election results.

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.

28 Mar 2019

Rashtriya Janata Dal
Rahul will be PM if Congress wins, says sister Priyanka

For the first time after being given a top Congress post, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday said that if her party comes to power, Rahul Gandhi will become the Prime Minister.

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".

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.