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DMK forms panel over transport corporations

January 25, 2018

CHENNAI: The DMK said on Thursday it has set up a five-member committee headed by former Union Minister T. R. Baalu to recommend measures to restructure the state transport corporations in Tamil Nadu. The party said in a statement that the panel was formed on the advice of its leader M.K. Stalin. The committee will study the functioning of such ...


Tamil Nadu bus fares increased by 67%

January 20, 2018

CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu government on Friday increased bus fares for state-run transport corporations and private firms by a maximum of almost 67%. The state transport department, in a statement on Friday night, said the minimum fare for ordinary-service MTC buses is now 5, up from the earlier 3, and the maximum is 23, up from 14. The government ...


Sasikala's brother Divakaran says Jayalalithaa passed away a day before she was declared dead

January 18, 2018

CHENNAI: V Divakaran, brother of jailed AIADMK leader V K Sasikala, said that former chief minister J Jayalalithaa had passed away on December 4, 2016. The administration of Apollo Hospitals, where she was treated, had announced her death only the following day fearing for the safety of the hospital, he alleged at a public meeting at Mannargudi in...


Actor Kamal Haasan speaks about his political entry

January 11, 2018

CHENNAI: Giving a cinema analogy, actor Kamal Haasan, who has announced his entry into politics, said on Thursday that like in cinema, in politics also there is a fear that a rival can run away with your script and produce a film before he can do it -- in what is seen as a veiled reference to his longtime friend and superstar Rajinikanth. In a wri...


Actor Rajinikanth enters politics, to contest in all 234 constituencies

December 31, 2017

CHENNAI: Tamil superstar Rajinikanth on Sunday said that he would float a political party that would practice "spiritual politics" and contest in all of the state's 234 constituencies in the next Assembly polls. Announcing his decision at a meeting here, Rajinikanth said his party will not be contesting in the local body elections as the time for t...


Rajinikanth to announce his political plans on Dec 31

December 26, 2017

CHENNAI: Amid speculation over his entry in politics, Tamil superstar Rajinikanth today said he will announce his stand on December 31. Addressing his fans on the opening day of a six-day-long photo session with followers, the actor said he was hesitant to enter politics since he knew its dynamics. "I am not saying that I will come to politics......


R K Nagar bypoll: Dhinakaran wins, says 'AIADMK govt will fall in 3 months'

December 25, 2017

CHENNAI: Sidelined AIADMK leader T.T.V.Dhinakaran on Sunday won the Radhakrishnan Nagar (R.K.Nagar) assembly constituency here, trouncing his nearest AIADMK rival E.Madhusudhanan by a margin of 40,707 votes. Contesting as an Independent candidate, Dhinakaran got 89,013 votes as against Madhusudhanan's 48,306 votes. The DMKs' N.Marudhu Ganesh came ...


DMK gives grand reception to Raja, Kanimozhi

December 23, 2017

CHENNAI: A grand reception was accorded to DMK leaders, Rajya Sabha member Kanimozhi and former Union Telecom Minister A Raja, on their arrival at the airport on Saturday after their acquittal in the 2G spectrum allocation case. DMK leader M.K. Stalin welcomed Kanimozhi and Raja at the airport. A large number of DMK leaders and cadres were assemb...