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, 2 months ago
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A Dravida Munnetra Kazagham leader on Thursday moved the Supreme Court seeking stay on proceedings before the Karnataka high court on an appeal filed by former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa in a disproportionate assets case and removal of the public prosecutor. DMK General Secretary K Anbazhagan sought removal of public prosecutor in the case alleging that he has not been impartial in the matter. A bench headed by Chief Justice H L Dattu allowed the urgent mentioning of the plea by ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
A supporter of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazagham chief J Jayalalithaa on Monday crucified himself to demand the leader’s return as Tamil Nadu chief minister. Shihan Hussaini, a well known Karate expert in the city had a strange way of urging Jayalalithaa to come back to power. He nailed himself to a cross and remained on it for 6.7 minutes. The duration of the act was designed to mark the former CM’s upcoming 67th birthday on Tuesday. Jayalalithaa quit her office last ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
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 ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
On the day of an unusual Railway Budget, Jaitley spelt out Modi Govt's philosophy, speaking in the context of opposition to the Land Bill No new trains in the Railway Budget and the Bharatiya Janata Party’s steadfast position on the Land Acquisition (Amendment) Bill are signals from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his team of senior Cabinet ministers that the National Democratic Alliance is determined to pursue its reformist development-oriented agenda. The government is unlikely to ...Rediff.com, 6 days ago
For the AIADMK, winning the Srirangam by-election without Jayalalithaa campaigning for it, and having Panneerselvam as chief minister, is saying a lot in its favour. But again, a year and more is a long time in electoral politics in the country, and more so in Tamil Nadu, says N Sathiya Moorthy.In any other state, the ruling party would often be in jitters while facing a by-election, but not in ‘Dravidian’ Tamil Nadu.Alternating in power since the late 'eighties, the Dravida ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
The Aam Aadmi Party recorded a stunning victory in the Delhi polls, leading in 67 out of 70 seats. This is the biggest victory margin for any political party in Delhi since the first assembly elections took place in 1993. It is not every year that such a one-sided win is seen in Indian politics. Rediff.com takes a look at record-setting wins. Supporters of Aam Aadmi Party celebrate the victory in Delhi. Photograph: Amit Dave/Reuters It’s ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
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 ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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 ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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 ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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