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Vaiko-led MDMK quits NDA, claims Modi betrayed Tamils

Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam led by Vaiko on Monday decided to quit the National Democratic Alliance in Tamil Nadu alleging that the Bharatiya Janata Party government at the Centre was acting against Tamils and betrayed the people of the state. The MDMK district secretaries in a meeting adopted an unanimous resolution to walk out of the NDA, the alliance it joined on the eve of Lok Sabha polls. The resolution moved by party supremo Vaiko declared that “MDMK can no more ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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Tamils protest against Salman Khan outside his home

  Actor Salman Khan’s home became a protest site on Sunday morning when several Tamils collected outside the star’s home in Bandra, Mumbai and chanted slogans against him. The protesters were livid with Salman for extending his support to Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapakse and for campaigning for the president. Khan had recently visited Sri Lanka and had along with actress Jacqueline Feranandez campaigned for Mahinda Rajapaksa ahead of the presidential poll. Parties ...
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Rajnikanth unveils political trailer, but will the film be a hit?

There is a political vacuum emerging in Tamil Nadu, but can the Superstar, the state’s biggest phenomenon since the late MGR, take advantage of it? Does he have what it takes to enter politics, or is he merely ensuring headlines ahead of his film’s release, asks N Sathiya Moorthy. It was waiting to happen. Rajnikanth-watchers cannot be blamed if they were expecting something like this from the ‘Superstar’ ever since his upcoming film, Lingaa, was launched. Now that the ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago DMK unable to cash in on Jaya's political set-back in Tamil Nadu  Rediff.com2 months ago
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How star-power plays out on the streets of Tamil Nadu

In Tamil Nadu, the alternative to one Dravidian party has been another, and for one actor-politician CM, there is another. Their initial popularity may owe to their filmi charisma, but their continued acceptance owed to their government’s policies and programmes targeting the poor and the needy in the state, says N Sathiya Moorthy. On his 60th birthday on November 7, Tamil cinema’s ever-green actor Kamal Haasan signed up for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Swachh ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago Congress's sinking ship in Tamil Nadu plunges deeper  Rediff.com2 months ago
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'There is a problem in the way the Congress party is run'

‘I have no grievance against P Chidambaram also. No grievance against anyone.’ ‘When I say the high command is responsible, I don't mean Sonia Gandhi or Rahul Gandhi.’ ‘I do not want to use the word coterie; I will only say that there is a problem in the way the party is run. This is not the case with Tamil Nadu alone; it is happening all over India.’ B S Gnanadesikan, who resigned as Tamil Nadu state Congress chief, tells Shobha Warrier/Rediff.com what is ...
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12 stories that shook in India in 2014

The suicide of an exuberant Mrs Tharoor, the death of a Union minister in a car mishap, the rape of a nursery student in her school… The year threw up quite a few shockers, some rather rude ones. Below are Rediff.com’s 12 picks that made us sit back and think, ‘Did that really happen?’  The Sunanda Pushkar suicide Image: Former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor and his wife Sunanda Pushkar attend a function at the High Commissioners residence on April 29, 2011 in ...
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Relief for Jayalalithaa as SC extends bail till April 2015

The Supreme Court on Thursday extended the bail of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in a disproportionate assets case by four months and asked the Chief Justice of Karnataka high court to constitute a special bench to decide her plea expeditiously within three months. A bench headed by Chief Justice H L Dattu ordered that the hearing in the high court on the appeal filed by the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam chief challenging her conviction and sentence in the case, be ...
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Vote: India's newsmakers of 2014

The year 2014 has been an eventful one for India. The country got a new government and a new state, broke new frontiers in various fields and of course its share of controversies.  Rediff.com is listing some personalities, who we think were the real newsmakers of the year. Take a look. Don’t forget to make your pick for the newsmaker of 2014 at the end of the feature. Narendra Modi The name’s Modi... Narendra Modi. If the year 2014 truly belonged to somebody, it would ...
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Sri Lanka president offers prayers at Tirumala temple

Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Wednesday offered worship at the famous hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara in the wee hours near Tirupati. Rajapaksa was in the temple for about an hour, participating in the ‘Suprabhatam’ stanza recitation ritual conducted by a group of priests inside the ancient temple, temple sources said. Police had made tight security arrangements for the visit. A day after filing his nomination papers seeking third term for the presidential elections in ...
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FM plans Rs 13,000 crore carrot to clear GST bottlenecks

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who is meeting state finance ministers on Thursday to garner support for the Constitution Amendment Bill for a goods & services tax (GST), is likely to immediately dole out about Rs 13,000 crore (Rs 130 billion) in Central Sales Tax (CST) compensation to states.  The minister, even as he is walking the tightrope to contain the government’s fiscal deficit, might propose to clear about a third of states’ Rs 34,000-crore (Rs 340 billion) CST dues ...
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