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Early polls likely for TN assembly?
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Early polls likely for TN assembly?

Tamil Nadu’s ruling AIADMK may choose to capitalise on the confusion within opposition ranks and hope to ride to power on Chief Minister Jayalalithaa’s popularity, writes N Sathiya Moorthy. With the delayed legislative session for clearing departmental budgetary allocations finally commencing, and the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam too setting up a 64,000-strong cadre group to meet individual voters and hear them out, speculation is rife that Chief Minister ... Rediff.com, 4 days ago
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Gandhian's death puts prohibition firmly on TN political agenda

Protester Sasi Perumal’s death has given a new fillip to the pro-prohibition movement, which was beginning to draw attention across Tamil Nadu after different political parties began to make it a part of their poll manifesto for next year, says N Sathiya Moorthy. Image: Various political parties and NGOs protest against the Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation alcohol sale in Chennai on Tuesday. Photogaraph: R Senthil Kumar/PTI Photo. Will she, won’t she? The unexpected death ...
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Karuna taught Tamils to drink: AIADMK slams DMK over prohibition promise

Amid a growing chorus for implementing prohibition in Tamil Nadu, All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam on Thursday said the Jayalalithaa-led government was taking all steps to make the state ‘liquor-free’, and lambasted arch rival Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam for having “taught Tamils to drink” by removing prohibition in 1971. Taking a swipe at DMK president M Karunanidhi’s statement that his party would take steps to implement prohibition if voted to power in the ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago Why 'prohibition' could be the buzzword in Tamil Nadu's assembly polls  Rediff.com1 month ago Amidst revelry, Jayalalithaa files nomination for bypolls  Rediff.com2 months ago
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Assets case: SC may yet create problems for Jaya

A case that J Jayalalitha ‘does not want’ is back and in the Supreme Court. N Sathiya Moorthy reports on the possible repercussions of the disproportionate assets case on Tamil Nadu politics. Addressing her maiden campaign rally for the R K Nagar assembly by-poll in the Tamil Nadu capital of Chennai, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa thundered thus from inside her air-conditioned vehicle: “You did not want this by-election…When there is only a year left for the assembly ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago Can Karnataka's decision to move SC against acquittal thwart Jaya's plans?  Rediff.com2 months ago The 4 options before Supreme Court in Jaya case  Rediff.com2 months ago Karnataka decides to move SC against Jayalalithaa's acquittal  Rediff.com2 months ago
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GST can't be a reality without Cong support: Jairam Ramesh

Deflating the claims being made by the government of getting the goods and services tax Bill passed by isolating the Congress, Jairam Ramesh, party spokesperson and Rajya Sabha member, said: “The GST cannot be a reality without the support of the Congress.” The Bharatiya Janata Party-led government and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley have proposed calling Parliament's special session to get the Bill, a crucial instrument in the government’s economic reform agenda, passed. The ...
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Why the Congress vigour may be short-lived

The main Opposition party is likely to lose some more of its strength in 2016-17, Archis Mohan reports. Over the past fortnight, the Congress' protests to ensure a near-washout of Parliament's monsoon session have been matched equally by the indifference of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government. The Congress' vigour and the absence of anxiety on the part of the Narendra Modi-led government for its failure to ensure passage of important economic reform legislation, such as the ...
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Modi has 'lunch pe charcha' with Jaya at Poes Garden home

In his first visit to Chennai since becoming prime minister, Narendra Modi was given a rapturous welcome and hosted for lunch by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa. Look who’s lunching together! Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa had Prime Minister Narendra Modi over for lunch on Friday after the launch of the National Handloom Day celebrations at the University of Madras.   Modi and Jayalalithaa held discussions which lasted over 50 minutes following which presented him with ...
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Congress MPs' suspension: 'Shame on you dictator' chants break out at Parliament

Led by Sonia Gandhi, Congress MPs sat on a dharna inside Parliament House complex on Tuesday in protest against suspension of its 25 members from Lok Sabha, as the party asserted there will be no let up in its demand for resignation of Bharatiya Janata Party leaders even if all its members are “thrown” out of Parliament. The Congress president denounced Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan’s decision as “murder of democracy” while party vice president Rahul Gandhi ...
 Rediff.com3 weeks ago

People's President APJ Abdul Kalam laid to rest

The People's President's body, draped in the Indian tricolour was brought to the burial site at Pei Karumbu in a flower-bedecked gun carriage, escorted by columns of the three armed services. A gun salute was accorded to the former supreme commander of the ...
 Jagran Post4 weeks ago Final journey of Missile Man: PM Modi pays tribute to Kalam  Jagran Post1 month ago
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GST: Govt amenable to full compensation to states for 5 years

Congress preparing a dissent note on the issue The government appears ready to accept the demand for full compensation to states for a period of five years after introduction of the proposed national goods and services tax (GST). By acceding to this view among the Rajya Sabha panel scrutinising the constitutional amendment Bill for GST, the government would be closer to getting regional political parties on board for the major tax change. The Congress party, however, continues to oppose the ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago
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