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.

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

18 Jan 2022

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).

Tamil Nadu: Jallikattu allowed with curbs; check details here

11 Jan 2022

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.

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

09 Dec 2021

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.

Chennai witnesses record rainfall in 200 years, several areas flooded

28 Nov 2021

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.

Chennai to receive heavy rains as red alert issued

17 Nov 2021

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.

Red alert in TN amid rains; death toll reaches 8

10 Nov 2021

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.

Tamil Nadu reports second NEET-related suicide in 2 days

14 Sep 2021

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).

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

13 Sep 2021

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.

CM Yediyurappa directs officials to prepare Mekedatu project action plan

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.

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

14 Jun 2021

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.

MK Stalin takes oath as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister

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.

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

06 May 2021

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.

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

02 Apr 2021

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.

TN election: DMK announces candidates; Stalin's son to make debut

12 Mar 2021

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.

Hours after resigning from Congress, Kushboo Sundar joins BJP

12 Oct 2020

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.

Sonu Sood offers to help students reach JEE, NEET centers

28 Aug 2020

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.

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

26 Aug 2020

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.

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

25 Aug 2020

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.

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

27 Jun 2020

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.

Rajinikanth says he never wanted to be Tamil Nadu's CM

12 Mar 2020

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

YouTuber who alleged DMK had terrorist links slapped with complaint

28 Aug 2019

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."

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

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?

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

16 May 2019

#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.

DMK leader Kanimozhi's house raided; I-T Department says 'false tip'

17 Apr 2019

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.

Rahul will be PM if Congress wins, says sister Priyanka

28 Mar 2019

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.

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: DMK, Congress tie up for Lok Sabha polls

20 Feb 2019

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.

Akash Ambani's pre-wedding celebrations kick-start with musical night (see pics)

20 Feb 2019

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.

Truth v/s hype: Less than 10L attended Mamata Banerjee's mega-rally

20 Jan 2019

Truth v/s hype: Less than 10L attended Mamata Banerjee's mega-rally

While the opposition leaders want people to believe, the mega rally in Kolkata was a success and has laid roots for the end of BJP's rule, data shows otherwise.

Thieves, publicity PM and more: What opposition leaders said today

19 Jan 2019

Thieves, publicity PM and more: What opposition leaders said today

On Saturday, opposition leaders savagely attacked NDA at Centre and primarily Prime Minister Narendra Modi over a number of issues.

Gathbandhan not against me, but Indians, says PM Modi

19 Jan 2019

Gathbandhan not against me, but Indians, says PM Modi

A war-of-words ensued on Saturday between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the numerous opposition leaders who participated in United India rally.

Sabka Haath, Sabka Vinash: Yashwant Sinha slams Modi at opposition-rally

19 Jan 2019

Sabka Haath, Sabka Vinash: Yashwant Sinha slams Modi at opposition-rally

Former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha didn't mince his words on Saturday as he spoke at the mega opposition rally in Kolkata, West Bengal, organized by TMC.

Mamata Banerjee's United Rally: Towering political leaders reach Kolkata

19 Jan 2019

Mamata Banerjee's United Rally: Towering political leaders reach Kolkata

Mamata Banerjee's United Rally in Kolkata, West Bengal, on Saturday which is primarily a show of strength of opposition leaders will be attended by towering leaders of the country, including a former Prime Minister and several ex-Chief Ministers.

Opposition interrupts first TN Assembly session of year, stages walkout

02 Jan 2019

Opposition interrupts first TN Assembly session of year, stages walkout

The DMK and its allies the Congress and a lone IUML member today boycotted the customary address of Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit on the opening day of the first Assembly session of the year by staging a walkout.

Opposition shows strength at DMK-event, Stalin endorses RaGa as PM

17 Dec 2018

Opposition shows strength at DMK-event, Stalin endorses RaGa as PM

On Sunday, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi went to Tamil Nadu to unveil the statue of DMK patriarch Karunanidhi and the gathering turned into a show of strength of mahagathbandhan or grand alliance with Stalin endorsing Rahul Gandhi's name as PM candidate.

Madras HC stays defamation case proceedings against DMK chief Stalin

30 Nov 2018

Madras HC stays defamation case proceedings against DMK chief Stalin

The Madras High Court has stayed proceedings in a criminal defamation case against DMK president M K Stalin over certain remarks made by him against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami in September.