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.

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


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.

01 Jul 2023

Manish Tewari

TN governor's U-turn 'more insidious' than minister's 'illegal sacking': Congress 

Congress leader Manish Tewari on Saturday said Tamil Nadu Governor RN Ravi's decision to hold back state minister V Senthil Balaji's dismissal from the cabinet was "more insidious" than his "illegal sacking."

30 Jun 2023


Import of cigarette lighters under Rs. 20 banned, here's why

The government, on Thursday, decided to stop the import of cigarette lighters that cost less than ₹20 per unit.

30 Jun 2023

Tamil Nadu

TN governor takes back dismissal of jailed DMK minister: Report

Tamil Nadu Governor RN Ravi on Thursday reportedly decided to put on hold the dismissal order of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader V Senthil Balaji for the time being and informed Chief Minister M K Stalin about it.

29 Jun 2023

Narendra Modi

UCC could create unrest in country: Stalin after Modi's pitch

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on Thursday denounced Prime Minister Narendra Modi's push for the Uniform Civil Code (UCC), saying its implementation could lead to unrest in the country.

27 May 2023

Narendra Modi

PM Modi chairs NITI Aayog meeting; Kejriwal, Mamata, Nitish boycott

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday presided over the NITI Aayog's (National Institution for Transforming India) eighth Governing Council Meeting at the new Convention Centre in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.

25 May 2023

Amit Shah

After Karnataka, Amul faces resistance in Tamil Nadu: Here's why

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin has sought Union Home Minister Amit Shah's immediate intervention to stop national milk giant Amul from venturing into the state, especially in the milk shed of the state cooperative, Aavin.

16 May 2023

The Kerala Story

Tamil Nadu government denies 'The Kerala Story' ban, issues affidavit

The Kerala Story and its relationship with controversies don't seem to be ceasing anytime soon. The film has been taken down from the theaters in Tamil Nadu and the makers have alleged that the MK Stalin government has imposed a shadow ban.

15 May 2023

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu: 13 dead after consuming spurious liquor, 9 arrested

At least 13 people have died and many others have been hospitalized in critical condition after allegedly consuming spurious liquor in two districts of Tamil Nadu over the last three days, India Today reported.

28 Apr 2023

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu: 2 killed, 39 injured in bull-chasing event

Two people were gored to death and at least 39 others sustained injuries in Manjuvirattu, a bull-chasing event, during a temple festival in Kandramanickam village in Tamil Nadu's Sivaganga district on Thursday, reported The Hindu.

24 Apr 2023

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu: I-T raids at alleged Stalin-linked real estate firm

The Income Tax Department on Monday conducted raids at over 50 locations across Tamil Nadu related to G Square Realtors, a real estate firm allegedly linked to CM MK Stalin and his kin.

20 Apr 2023

Mamata Banerjee

Mamata calls Stalin, suggests opposition CMs meet over governors' issue

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday phoned her Tamil Nadu counterpart, MK Stalin, and expressed solidarity with the ruling Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), which is pushing for a time limit for governors to act on bills.

Tamil Nadu: Supreme Court allows RSS march, dismisses government's plea

The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) to carry out its march in Tamil Nadu, dismissing the MK Stalin-led Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) government's plea against the proposed RSS events.

01 Apr 2023


Chennai Police books Kalakshetra teacher for allegedly sexually harassing alumna

The Tamil Nadu Police has booked a teacher of the reputed dance college at Chennai's Kalakshetra Foundation for allegedly sexually harassing an alumna.

30 Mar 2023

Tamil Nadu

Amid backlash, FSSAI withdraws order to rename 'curd' to 'dahi'

In a significant move, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) on Thursday officially withdrew its order to use the Hindi term dahi on curd (yogurt) packets in Tamil Nadu.

21 Mar 2023

Tamil Nadu

MK Stalin felicitates Oscar-winner Kartiki Gonsalves with Rs. 1 crore

Kartiki Gonsalves along with Guneet Monga won an Academy Award this year, the first for an Indian production. The duo won in the Best Documentary Short category for the film The Elephant Whisperers.

18 Mar 2023


Tamil Nadu migrant workers' row: Bihar YouTuber Manish Kashyap arrested

Manish Kashyap, a popular YouTuber from Bihar accused in the Tamil Nadu migrant workers row, was arrested on Saturday after he surrendered at the Jagdishpur Police Station in Bihar's Bettiah.

16 Mar 2023

Tamil Cinema

Know all about Udhayanidhi Stalin's 'Kannai Nambathey' 

Actor-politician Udhayanidhi Stalin's upcoming film Kannai Nambathey is set to release in theaters tomorrow. The film was announced back in 2019 and will finally see the light of day. The crime thriller film is helmed by Mu. Maran and the Tamil film is a highly anticipated movie.

15 Mar 2023

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu: CM MK Stalin felicitates 'The Elephant Whisperers' caretakers

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on Wednesday announced Rs. 1 lakh each for all the 91 caretakers at the two elephant camps in the state, reported ANI.

11 Feb 2023

Tamil Nadu

Ilaiyaraaja, Kiruthiga Udhayanidhi collaborate on song against child sexual abuse

Veteran music composer Ilaiyaraaja has collaborated with filmmaker Kiruthiga Udhayanidhi on a new Tamil music video to create awareness about child sexual abuse.

10 Jan 2023

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu vs Tamizhgam: Governor Ravi's Pongal invite triggers controversy

Tamil Nadu Governor RN Ravi sparked anger on Monday by using the word Tamizhgam for Tamil Nadu in his Pongal invitation cards.

09 Jan 2023

Tamil Nadu

TN Governor Ravi walks out of Assembly amid DMK tiff

Tamil Nadu Governor RN Ravi walked out of the State Assembly on Monday after Chief Minister MK Stalin moved a resolution to record only the former's original speech prepared by the state government.

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).

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.

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.