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  • Politics | The politics behind saffronising Thiruvalluvar Nov 15, 2019 12:49 PM IST

    Politics | The politics behind saffronising Thiruvalluvar

    The sudden admiration Right-wing groups are expressing for Thiruvalluvar, whose statue was deemed not fit to be placed near the statue of Adi Sankara at Haridwar in 2016, appears to be an attempt by the BJP to enter Tamil Nadu’s political discourse.

  • Dynasty Watch | Straddling on Stalin’s back, DMK’s first family hopes to make a political comeback Apr 17, 2019 05:28 PM IST

    Dynasty Watch | Straddling on Stalin’s back, DMK’s first family hopes to make a political comeback

    While there was chaos in the AIADMK after Jayalalithaa’s demise, the transition in the DMK happened with relative ease

  • Statue of Karunanidhi to be unveiled in Chennai on December 16 Nov 15, 2018 02:07 PM IST

    Statue of Karunanidhi to be unveiled in Chennai on December 16

    National level leaders of various political parties are expected to attend the function to unveil the life-size statue on December 16.

  • 248 died, 'shocked' by Karuna's death : DMK Aug 28, 2018 05:26 PM IST

    248 died, 'shocked' by Karuna's death : DMK

    After knowing about the hospitalisation and failing health of Karunanidhi and later his death, 248 party workers died, a resolution adopted at the party general council meeting said.

  • MK Stalin appointed as DMK President amid challenge from Alagiri Aug 28, 2018 11:00 AM IST

    MK Stalin appointed as DMK President amid challenge from Alagiri

    Stalin first campaigned for the DMK at the age of 14 years during the 1967 elections.

  • Alagiri questions Stalin's party leadership, says 'real supporters' are with him Aug 13, 2018 12:44 PM IST

    Alagiri questions Stalin's party leadership, says 'real supporters' are with him

    Alagiri, the elder son of Karunanidhi, was once considered a party strongman and Madurai is his fiefdom.

  • Will succession war break out in DMK after M Karunanidhi's departure? Aug 08, 2018 05:40 PM IST

    Will succession war break out in DMK after M Karunanidhi's departure?

    M K Alagiri and M K Stalin, the two sons of the DMK doyen, have been at loggerheads for years now before the former was expelled from the party in 2014

  • Congress hails High Court order to allow M Karunanidhi's burial at Marina Beach Aug 08, 2018 02:10 PM IST

    Congress hails High Court order to allow M Karunanidhi's burial at Marina Beach

    The Madras High Court earlier in the day, dismissed all pending petitions challenging burials on the Marina.

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays homage to M Karunanidhi Aug 08, 2018 12:05 PM IST

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays homage to M Karunanidhi

    Modi, who arrived here from New Delhi by a special flight earlier in the morning, was accompanied by Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and state unit leaders of the BJP, besides those of the DMK and the AIADMK.

  • Parliament adjourned for a day after paying an obituary to M Karunanidhi Aug 08, 2018 11:45 AM IST

    Parliament adjourned for a day after paying an obituary to M Karunanidhi

    After observing a moment of silence in his memory, Lok Sabha proceedings were adjourned for the day.

  • Karunanidhi dead, burial gets mired in legal row Aug 08, 2018 08:01 AM IST

    Karunanidhi dead, burial gets mired in legal row

    The 94-year-old leader breathed his last at the Kauvery Hospital in downtown Chennai at 6.10 p.m after waging a grim battle for life for 11 days, the hospital said.

  • Karunanidhi’s health declines, maintaining vital organ functions a challenge: Chennai hospital Aug 06, 2018 07:05 PM IST

    Karunanidhi’s health declines, maintaining vital organ functions a challenge: Chennai hospital

    Karunanidhi, who was being treated for fever due to urinary tract infection, was admitted to the hospital in Chennai early on July 28

  • AP CM Chandrababu Naidu, Union minister Suresh Prabhu visit hospital to enquire about Karunanidhi's health Aug 04, 2018 03:25 PM IST

    AP CM Chandrababu Naidu, Union minister Suresh Prabhu visit hospital to enquire about Karunanidhi's health

    Naidu, the TDP supremo, visited the Kauvery Hospital and enquired about Karunanidhi's health from his son and DMK working president M K Stalin.

  • Karunanidhi hospitalised after drop in blood pressure, political leaders pay visit Jul 28, 2018 01:38 PM IST

    Karunanidhi hospitalised after drop in blood pressure, political leaders pay visit

    The 94-year-old leader was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of Kauvery Hospital around 1:30 am. The hospital, in a statement, said he was brought there after his blood pressure had dropped.

  • DMK Chief M Karunanidhi turns 95 Jun 03, 2018 02:25 PM IST

    DMK Chief M Karunanidhi turns 95

    The veteran politician's Gopalapuram residence was decked with flowers as scores of party cadres began to converge since last night and cut a cake to mark the occasion.

  • PM meets Karunanidhi; enquires about his health Nov 06, 2017 06:35 PM IST

    PM meets Karunanidhi; enquires about his health

    This was the first meeting between the two leaders after Modi became the prime minister in May 2014. The meeting lasted about 20 minutes. Modi sat next to wheelchair-bound Karunanidhi, 93, and held his hands.

  • PM Modi meets DMK patriarch Karunanidhi Nov 06, 2017 01:51 PM IST

    PM Modi meets DMK patriarch Karunanidhi

    The meeting between the two leaders lasted about 20 minutes. Modi sat next to Karunanidhi and held his hands.

  • PM Narendra Modi to meet Karunanidhi Nov 06, 2017 09:42 AM IST

    PM Narendra Modi to meet Karunanidhi

    "During his visit to Tamil Nadu today, PM Sh Narendra Modiji will visit senior-most leader from the state and former CM M Karunanidhi," BJP national general secretary P Mualidhar Rao said in a tweet.

  • DMK chief M Karunanidhi undergoes minor procedure; discharged Aug 16, 2017 02:31 PM IST

    DMK chief M Karunanidhi undergoes minor procedure; discharged

    The former chief minister was admitted for a "minor procedure - change of (Percutaneous endoscopic gastronomy) PEG tube," Kauvery Hospital Executive Director S Aravindan said in a statement. After the completion of the procedure which took about 40 minutes, Karunanidhi was discharged, hospital sources said.

  • DMK chief M Karunanidhi hospitalised Aug 16, 2017 09:30 AM IST

    DMK chief M Karunanidhi hospitalised

    The nonagenarian leader "has been admitted for a minor procedure - change of (Percutaneous endoscopic gastronomy) PEG tube. He will be discharged from the hospital later today," Kauvery Hospital Executive Director S Aravindan said in a statement.

  • DMK chief Karunanidhi hospitalised for treating drug allergy Dec 01, 2016 04:38 PM IST

    DMK chief Karunanidhi hospitalised for treating drug allergy

    DMK President M Karunanidhi was today hospitalised here for further treatment of a drug-induced allergy that has virtually kept him out of public activities for the past one month.

  • DMK chief M Karunanidhi hospitalised Dec 01, 2016 10:28 AM IST

    DMK chief M Karunanidhi hospitalised

    The hospital authorities said that Karunanidhi was "admitted for optimisation of nutrition and hydration." "He is stable and being treated by a team of doctors. He will be in the hospital for few days," Aravindan Selvaraj, Executive Director of the hospital said.

  • Jayalalithaa swings into action, orders free power, loan waiver May 23, 2016 03:16 PM IST

    Jayalalithaa swings into action, orders free power, loan waiver

    Immediately after being sworn in, Jayalalithaa drove to Fort St George where the Secretariat is located and signed five files to fulfil five of her electoral promises, as mentioned in her party manifesto.

  • Jayalalithaa to be sworn in as TN CM along with 28 ministers May 23, 2016 10:44 AM IST

    Jayalalithaa to be sworn in as TN CM along with 28 ministers

    J Jayalalithaa will be sworn in for a second consecutive tenure along with 28 ministers. Jayalalithaa will be starting her fourth term in office. Earlier, she was the Chief Minister of the state from 1991 to 1996, the second term was between 2001-06 and third from 2011-16.

  • Assembly Elections 2016: Jayalalithaa says Tamil Nadu verdict against DMK's family rule May 19, 2016 02:32 PM IST

    Assembly Elections 2016: Jayalalithaa says Tamil Nadu verdict against DMK's family rule

    "This election has upheld true democracy shattering to pieces the campaign of lies of DMK. This election has put a permanent full stop to the family rule," she said in a statement as her party forged ahead in the counting of votes polled in the May 16 Assembly elections.

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