As the Congress takes the lead to mobilise consensus over an opposition candidate for the next presidential election in July, a grand birthday bash next month to celebrate DMK chief M Karunanidhi's 94th birthday in Chennai could give the opposition leaders an opportunity to sit across the table to shape up their strategy for the July election, and beyond.
Written by Maya Sharma | Saturday May 06, 2017, Bengaluru
There has been an unusual amount of interest in the state executive meet of the BJP in Karnataka that began today in Mysuru. The two-day meet, attended by state leaders and central representatives, is focussed on Mission 150 - the target of winning 150 out of 224 seats in Karnataka's Assembly elections scheduled for next year.
All sand quarries in Tamil Nadu would be closed down in three years and the government would undertake mining, storing and selling of sand at cheaper rates, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami has said.
Edited by Aloke Tikku | Saturday May 06, 2017, BENGALURU
It didn't matter how a student fared in their annual exams. Not to this gang of five. They were in the business of selling marks-sheets, degrees and certificates that looked as good as the real ones, down to the university's hologram and watermark. Their clients, an estimated 1,60,000 nationwide, used the degrees over the years to get themselves jobs and admission to prestigious institutions.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Sri Lanka later this month should secure the release of five Tamil Nadu fishermen arrested by Lankan Navy and 134 boats seized, DMK working president MK Stalin said today.
A Kerala court on Thursday discharged Power Minister MM Mani from a case of murder and other penal offences, lodged against him in 2012 on the basis of his remark that the CPI(M) had eliminated its political foes.
The war of words between ruling TRS and opposition BJP in Telangana over helping chilli farmers intensified today, with the state government expressing disappointment over the Centre's announcement to procure chillies from farmers.
In Tamil Nadu's Tiruvarur district, vast stretches of the once fertile Cauvery delta have turned into barren fields. 32-year-old Arogya Mary has given up on agriculture as a livelihood. Her 36-year-old husband died on the same field less than six months ago after a heart attack. Ms Mary says her husband was heartbroken that there was no water to sow any crop.
A police case has been filed against senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh for his tweet accusing the Telangana police of setting up a fake ISIS website to trap Muslim youth. The Telangana government had warned the leader on Tuesday to either apologise for his tweet or face action.