MK Stalin: News

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.

08 Jul 2024

Bahujan Samaj Party

Chennai Police Commissioner transferred after BSP chief Armstrong's murder

Chennai Police Commissioner Sandeep Rai Rathore was transferred on Monday after the murder of Tamil Nadu's Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief K Armstrong.

TN Assembly passes resolution to scrap NEET amid irregularities row

The Tamil Nadu Assembly on Friday unanimously passed a resolution opposing the NEET, urging the central government to abolish it and revert to the previous method of medical admissions based on Class 12 marks.

25 Jun 2024

AIADMK

Ruckus in TN Assembly over hooch tragedy; AIADMK MLAs suspended

Members of the opposition party, AIADMK, were suspended from the Tamil Nadu Assembly for a day on Tuesday.

24 Jun 2024

Puducherry

Tamil Nadu hooch tragedy death toll rises to 57

The Kallakurichi hooch tragedy in Tamil Nadu has resulted in 57 fatalities as of Monday, as per the district administration's latest update.

21 Jun 2024

Mamata Banerjee

'Defer implementation of new criminal laws...': Mamata writes to Modi

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, requesting a deferment of the implementation of three new criminal laws which is scheduled for July 1.

20 Jun 2024

Tamil Nadu

37 die after drinking spurious liquor in Tamil Nadu

As many as 37 people have died and over 100 others have been hospitalized in Tamil Nadu's Kallakurichi district after consuming toxic liquor.

06 Jun 2024

Narendra Modi

What Mallikarjun Kharge said after INDIA bloc meeting

After the meeting of the opposition's Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA), Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday said that the bloc will continue to fight against the "fascist rule" of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

04 Jun 2024

Jammu And Kashmir

INDIA leads in J&K's first polls after Article 370 revocation

In the first Lok Sabha election since Jammu and Kashmir's special status was revoked, the opposition bloc—the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance—is currently leading.

Days before polls result, INDIA's meeting called on June 1

The leaders of the opposition bloc—Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance—have called for an all-party meeting on June 1—the day when polling for the final phase of Lok Sabha elections will take place, reports said.

19 Apr 2024

Lok Sabha Elections

Lok Sabha Election 2024: Top contests in phase 1 

The much-awaited 2024 Lok Sabha elections began on Friday with voting for the first phase of the seven-phase polls.

08 Apr 2024

Madras High Court

'How many will be jailed?': SC's relief to YouTuber

The Supreme Court on Monday restored the bail granted to YouTuber A Duraimurugan Sattai, who allegedly made derogatory remarks against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin.

03 Apr 2024

J Jayalalithaa

Jayalalithaa, Karunanidhi campaign in Tamil Nadu: AI-generated deepfakes raise concern

The digital resurrection of two late Indian leaders, J Jayalalithaa and M Karunanidhi, using artificial intelligence to create deepfakes, has sparked controversy ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

01 Apr 2024

Narendra Modi

Katchatheevu row: Chidambaram, Stalin hit out at PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is under fire from former home minister P Chidambaram and Tamil Nadu chief minister MK Stalin over the Katchatheevu island dispute.

31 Mar 2024

Indira Gandhi

Modi slams Congress over Katchatheevu Island 'handover' to Sri Lanka 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has criticized the Congress Party for "callously" giving away the Katchatheevu Island to Sri Lanka in 1974.

After SC rap, TN governor to re-induct Ponmudy as minister

Tamil Nadu Governor Ravi has invited the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam's leader K Ponmudy to rejoin the state cabinet at 3.30pm on Friday.

21 Mar 2024

DY Chandrachud

Tamil Nadu governor defying SC, concerned about his conduct: CJI

The Supreme Court has voiced serious concerns regarding Tamil Nadu Governor RN Ravi's decision not to reappoint Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader K Ponmudi as a minister, despite a stay on his conviction by it.

2024 polls: BJP allocates 10 seats to PMK in TN

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday finalized its seat-sharing agreement with the Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections in Tamil Nadu.

18 Mar 2024

AIADMK

Ponmudi's appointment: SC to consider TN government's plea against governor

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a plea from the Tamil Nadu government in response to Governor RN Ravi's refusal over a minister's appointment.

Opposition attacks Narendra Modi government over CAA

Opposition parties have lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government for implementing the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (CAA).

12 Mar 2024

Vijay

Actor 'Thalapathy' Vijay criticizes CAA implementation, calls it 'unacceptable'

Tamil superstar and Tamilaga Vettri Kazhagam (TVK) chief "Thalapathy" Vijay has spoken against the Centre's recent decision to implement the Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019 (CAA).

TN: DMK seals seat-sharing deal with Congress, Kamal Haasan's MNM

Tamil Nadu's ruling party, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), has reached a seat-sharing agreement with the Congress ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, NDTV reported.

04 Mar 2024

Udhayanidhi Stalin

SC pulls up Udhayanidhi Stalin for remarks against Sanatan Dharma 

The Supreme Court on Monday pulled up Tamil Nadu minister and Dravida Munnetra Kazhighan (DMK) leader Udhayanidhi Stalin for his remarks against Sanatan Dharma last year.

BJP's Mandarin birthday wish for MK Stalin amid ad row

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) took a dig at Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on Friday by wishing him a happy birthday in Mandarin.

Armed forces recruitment exam in 13 regional languages, says MHA 

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Sunday announced that it will conduct the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) constable (general duty) examination in 13 regional languages, in addition to Hindi and English.

25 Jan 2024

Tamil Nadu

Multiple vehicles collide in Tamil Nadu, 4 dead

At least four people were killed in an accident involving four vehicles in Dharmapuri district of Tamil Nadu.

SC notice to Tamil Nadu over Ram Mandir telecast 'ban'

The Supreme Court on Monday issued a notice to the Tamil Nadu government and others.

20 Dec 2023

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu rains: 10 dead, IAF pressed for relief, rescue

At least 10 people have reportedly been killed in Tamil Nadu after torrential rains wreaked havoc in the state's southern areas.

19 Dec 2023

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu rains: 3 dead, high alert in 4 districts

At least three people were reportedly killed and three more are feared dead in Tamil Nadu after heavy rainfall wreaked havoc in the southern districts of the state.

18 Dec 2023

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu rains: Public holiday in 4 districts; 1 dead

Heavy rainfall pummeled Tamil Nadu on Sunday and Monday, leading to flooding and disrupting normal life in four southern districts: Tirunelveli, Tuticorin, Tenkasi, and Kanyakumari.

I regret: DMK MP apologizes for 'Gaumutra' remark in Parliament

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) MP DNV Senthil Kumar on Wednesday withdrew his controversial statement calling Hindi heartland "Gaumutra (cow urine) states" in Parliament.

01 Dec 2023

Tamil Nadu

More rain to lash Chennai, other Tamil Nadu districts today

Heavy rainfall continued to batter Chennai and several other districts of Tamil Nadu on Thursday, triggering waterlogging and traffic jams in several low-lying regions of the state.

30 Nov 2023

Tamil Nadu

Schools shut, helpline numbers launched: Heavy rain cripples Tamil Nadu

Schools in Chennai, Tiruvallur, Chengalpattu, Ranipet, and Kanchipuram districts of Tamil Nadu will remain closed on Thursday amid heavy rain.

28 Sep 2023

Narendra Modi

Father of India's 'Green Revolution,' MS Swaminathan, dies at 98

Padma Vibhushan awardee and renowned agricultural scientist Mankombu Sambasivan Swaminathan died on Thursday morning at the age of 98 in Chennai.

22 Sep 2023

Udhayanidhi Stalin

Sanatan row: SC issues notice to Udhayanidhi, Tamil Nadu government

The Supreme Court on Friday issued notices to the Tamil Nadu government, the state's cabinet minister Udhayanidhi Stalin, and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) MP A Raja, among others, over Udhayanidhi's comments calling for the eradication of Sanatan Dharma.

05 Sep 2023

Udhayanidhi Stalin

Sanatan row: Eminent citizens urge CJI to act against Udhayanidhi

A group of 262 prominent individuals, including retired judges and bureaucrats, have written to Chief Justice (CJI) DY Chandrachud, urging him to take suo moto cognizance of Tamil Nadu minister Udhayanidhi Stalin's controversial statements.

Sanatan row: Ayodhya seer announces bounty on Udhayanidhi, leader responds 

A Hindu seer from Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, Paramhans Acharya, has reportedly announced a Rs. 10 crore bounty for Tamil Nadu minister Udhayanidhi Stalin's head over his alleged remarks against Sanatan Dharma.

INDIA's win will prevent country from becoming Manipur, Haryana: Stalin

In the first episode of his Speaking for India podcast series, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin has reportedly attacked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Centre for attempting to disrupt the sovereignty of state governments led by opposition parties.

DMK's Udhayanidhi Stalin no stranger to controversies

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin's son and state cabinet minister, Udhayanidhi Stalin, has been embroiled in a controversy after his recent remarks likening Sanatan Dharma to diseases like dengue, malaria, and COVID-19.

04 Sep 2023

Tamil Nadu

BJP turned religion into weapon: Stalin after son's 'Sanatan' row

On his recently launched podcast, Speaking for India, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin has accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of using religion as a weapon to hide its flaws and inciting religious sentiments, thereby destroying India's sense of unity.

03 Sep 2023

Tamil Nadu

Udhayanidhi Stalin compares 'Sanatana Dharma' to dengue, malaria; triggers row

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin's son and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader Udhayanidhi Stalin has sparked controversy after he allegedly claimed that Sanatana Dharma is against equality and social justice.

20 Aug 2023

NEET

DMK won't stop until NEET is abolished: CM MK Stalin

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on Sunday vowed that his party would not rest until the state is exempted from the National Entrance-cum-Eligibility Test (NEET).

14 Aug 2023

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu: Man ends life after NEET aspirant son's suicide

A double suicide incident reported in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, has jolted the country.

12 Aug 2023

Narendra Modi

Why PM Modi's statement on Katchatheevu Island is raising eyebrows 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi—during the no-confidence motion debate in the Parliament on Thursday—blamed former PM Indira Gandhi for "gifting" the disputed Katchatheevu Island to Sri Lanka.

17 Jul 2023

Tamil Nadu

ED raids TN minister, son; Stalin points at Opposition meet

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) reportedly carried out raids at the premises of Tamil Nadu's Higher Education Minister K Ponmudy and his son Gautham Sigamani, an MP, in four locations, including Chennai and Viluppuram.

11 Jul 2023

Mahendra Singh Dhoni

#LGMTrailer launch: Exploring MS Dhoni's unwavering bond with Tamil Nadu

Legendary cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni has wholeheartedly embraced Chennai, receiving unconditional love and support in return.

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