Alleging lack of intra-party democracy in the Dravida Munetra Kazhagam, former union minister D Napoleon on Sunday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party, which has set eyes on strengthening its presence in Tamil Nadu ahead of 2016 assembly elections. An actor-turned politician and supporter of expelled DMK leader M K Alagiri, Napoleon joined the BJP in the presence of its President Amit Shah here, a day after quitting the DMK. "I did not like the functioning of the DMK. There was no intra party ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
The Election Commission is likely to hold by-polls for the Srirangam assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu on February 14. The seat became vacant due to the disqualification of All India Anna Dravida Munetra Kazhagam leader and former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, who was convicted and sentenced to four years jail in an 18-year-old corruption case in September. Jayalalithaa has her ancestral house in Srirangam. Her party men have been keeping this seat vacant in hope that Jayalalithaa ...Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
Comment · print · T T T+· T- Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation workers staged an agitation at the regional head office in the city, on Tuesday. Photo: M.Periasamy Close to 1,000 drivers, conductors and other employees of the Tamil ...The Hindu, 1 month ago
The government on Wednesday came under a blistering attack in Rajya Sabha on the issue of black money, with Congress asking it to apologise before people for ‘selling lies’ or else fulfill the poll promise made to them. Initiating a discussion on black money, deputy leader of the Congress Anand Sharma said that when the Bharatiya Janata Party leaders were in the opposition, they had ‘misled’ the country by making tall promises of bringing back the black money stashed ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Two more infants, shifted from DharmapuriGovernmentHospital to Salem, died on Wednesday pushing the toll of toddlers to 13, as the opposition parties called for a probe in the incident. Of the four babies shifted from Dharmapuri on November 17 to MohanKumaramangalamMedicalCollegeHospital in Salem for want of beds, two died on Wednesday, its Dean C Mohan said. "Two of the four infants who were admitted from the government Dharmapuri hospital died. The underweight babies were suffering from ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Congress leaders were in for a rude shock on Monday when the media sidelined their much-touted Jawaharlal Nehru birth anniversary event, and instead turned its full attention to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was addressing thousands of supporters in Sydney’s Allphones Arena The media and even the audio-visual agencies virtually ignored the international conference being hosted by the party on the 125th birth anniversary of India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru at the ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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