Chennai : AIADMK's Youth Wing leader S R Vijaya Kumar is a giant killer. He defeated DMK's mighty leader Dayanidhi Maran on his home turf by 45,000 votes. It was a huge embarrassment for the former telecom minister who sought a third term from his ... NDTV, 2 months ago
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, when a state of Emergency was declared in the country, Chennai hardly felt a ripple. The next day dawned bright and life went on as usual in the sedate city. Tamil Nadu appeared to have been spared the political backlash that triggered fear and ...Times of India, 3 weeks ago
With assembly elections only two years away, in 2016, the DMK may not have the luxury of time on its side. If the slow pace of reforms that the party has indulged itself in, in the past decade and more is any indicator, the committed 25 percent vote-share would either be frittered away, or lost, says N Sathiya Moorthy. Despite reorganising the party structure to increase the number of district units from 35 to 65, and suspending 33 second-line leaders across the state for contributing to the ...Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
A pragmatic Narendra Modi government is now setting the stage for neo-Swadeshinomics. Circa 2001. The then finance minister of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government, Yashwant Sinha, found his ...Business Today India, 1 month ago
New Delhi, June 15: The Narendra Modi-government plans to undertake a sustained drive to make the country a hub for the manufacture of telecom equipment as this can significantly curtail the trade deficit. It plans to offer tax incentives to new ...Calcutta Telegraph, 1 month ago
Sonia Gandhi did it, and so did Rahul Gandhi. Resigning on moral grounds after a defeat has become a ritual that is reversed almost instantly. Down south, M.K. Stalin of the DMK, too, did it and the DMK rejected his resignation, like the Congress ...The Week, 1 month ago
The DMK still wants to look elsewhere for excuses to its electoral debacle, says N Sathiya Moorthy. By calling for general elections based on ‘proportionate representation’ and blaming the Election Commission for the poll-eve ban under Section 144 as the near-exclusive cause for the party’s debacle in the Lok Sabha polls, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam in Tamil Nadu has once again sought to deflect serious issues that are eating into the vitals at the grass-roots as never ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
This is not the first time that Tamil Nadu has no Cabinet Minister at the Centre. The State, this time, has to be content with a single Minister of State, as the Bharatiya Janata Party alliance could emerge victorious only in two of the 39 ...The Hindu, 1 month ago
With BJP leader Pon Radhakrishnan being made Minister of State for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, it will be for the first time in 18 years that Tamil Nadu will not have a single Cabinet-rank minister at the Centre. Since 1996, elected Parliament ...Deccan Herald, 1 month ago
Prime minister-designate Narendra Modi has appointed former Trai chairman Nripendra Misra as principal secretary to the prime minister. Ajit Doval, former Intelligence Bureau chief, is all set to take charge as national security adviser. The Misra-Doval duo, ...The Financial Chronicle, 1 month ago
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