India News | Written by Rohit Bhan | Thursday February 23, 2017
Lawmakers came to blows in the Gujarat assembly on Thursday after an angry argument on the number of farmer suicides turned violent between Congress and BJP legislators. The casualty list included a minister in the Vijay Rupani government and two Congress members.
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday February 15, 2017
Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said BJP has no role to play in the political situation of Tamil Nadu.
Tamil Nadu News | Press Trust of India | Sunday February 12, 2017
Tamil Nadu BJP today said Governor CH Vidyasagar Rao should order a probe into O Panneerselvam's allegation that he was forced to resign even as it questioned the "necessity" of keeping AIADMK MLAs supporting V K Sasikala in "one particular place".
Tamil Nadu News | Reported by Sreenivasan Jain, Edited by Arun Nair | Wednesday February 8, 2017
O Panneerselvam, who has staged a dramatic rebellion against AIADMK chief VK Sasikala, has asserted that he is acting alone and "not at the behest of the BJP." But he has alluded more than once to his connect with the Centre, stating today that he continued as caretaker chief minister after resigning on Sunday "only after the union government asked...
Tamil Nadu News | NDTV News Desk | Wednesday February 8, 2017
Hours after a rebellion in Tamil Nadu's ruling party by O Panneerselvam, a loyalist of J Jayalalithaa who took charge as Chief Minister after her death, one of the four persons to come out openly in his support is V Maitreyan. The three-time Rajya Sabha member, who carries a photograph of Amma or Jayalalithaa in his pocket and vows to always do so...
Tamil Nadu News | Written by J Sam Daniel Stalin | Monday February 6, 2017
Superstar Rajinikanth's recent statement about liking "power" sent ripples through Tamil Nadu - till he clarified that he had spoken in context of spiritualism. There has been speculation that Rajinikanth might launch his own political party, reportedly with support from the BJP, which wants to make inroads in the south Indian state. Many believed ...
Tamil Nadu News | Press Trust of India | Monday January 16, 2017
DMK Working President MK Stalin today charged the Centre with not taking steps to move the Supreme Court over the Jallikattu ban and said BJP government could have promulgated an ordinance to enable the bull taming sport to be conducted in Tamil Nadu.
India News | Edited by Veer Arjun Singh | Wednesday December 21, 2016
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today criticized the tax raids on Tamil Nadu's top bureaucrat, Chief Secretary P Rama Mohana Rao, as "vindictive, unethical and technically improper action" and blamed the centre. The ruling BJP hit back, calling her the "queen of corruption".
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday December 9, 2016
Union Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today said it was "too early" to discuss anything about BJP's alliance with AIADMK in the new political scene unfolding in Tamil Nadu after the death of its chief and former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.
India News | Iain Marlow and Ganesh Nagarajan, Bloomberg | Wednesday December 7, 2016
The death of popular Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayaram Jayalalithaa presents a political opening for Prime Minister Narendra Modi in one of India's most industrialized states.
Tamil Nadu News | Agencies | Wednesday December 7, 2016
Journalist, political analyst and actor Cho Ramaswamy died on Wednesday at Apollo Hospital in Chennai, an official said. He was 82.
Tamil Nadu News | Press Trust of India | Saturday October 22, 2016
BJP today hit out at DMK's decision to convene an all party meet on the Cauvery issue, saying it had no moral right to do so as it, along with Congress, were responsible for the problem.
Tamil Nadu News | Press Trust of India | Saturday October 15, 2016
BJP's Tamil Nadu unit today accused DMK and Congress of politicising the Cauvery issue and asserted the Centre was not going back on setting up the Cauvery Management Board or CMB.
Tamil Nadu News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday October 12, 2016
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and BJP President Amit Shah today visited Apollo Hospital in Chennai where Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa is admitted.
Tamil Nadu News | Reported by J Sam Daniel Stalin, Edited by Raija Susan Panicker | Wednesday October 12, 2016
BJP chief Amit Shah and union Finance minister Arun Jaitley today visited Chennai's Apollo hospital, where Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has been for the last 20 days and is being treated, doctors said, for lung infection.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday September 29, 2016
Senior BJP leader La Ganesan will file his nomination papers tomorrow for Rajya Sabha bypoll to the lone vacant seat from Madhya Pradesh.
India News | Written by Maya Sharma | Thursday September 22, 2016
After a late night cabinet meeting, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said it has been decided to defer the release of more Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu. The decision came on the heels of an all-party meeting, where the leaders said the Supreme Court's order to release of 6,000 cusecs of water a day for a week, starting today, was "unimplementab...
Karnataka News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday September 21, 2016
BJP has decided to boycott the all-party meeting called by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah today to discuss the future course of action following Supreme Court's order directing Karnataka to release 6,000 cusecs of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu till September 27.
Karnataka News | ANI | Wednesday September 21, 2016
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday urged the Karnataka government to release more Cauvery river water to Tamil Nadu and start a dialogue to end differences.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday July 28, 2016
Madras High Court on Wednesday stayed proceedings in all six defamation cases filed against BJP leader Subramanian Swamy by Tamil Nadu government for his alleged derogatory remarks against Chief Minister Jayalalithaa.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday July 21, 2016
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Wednesday came out in support of BSP supremo Mayawati, who was at the receiving end of derogatory remarks by a BJP leader, saying his choice of words brought 'disgrace' to his party and demanded his expulsion.
Tamil Nadu News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday July 6, 2016
DMK chief M Karunanidhi today lauded the Centre for approving a proposal to rename Madras High Court to correspond to the present name of the city, but also took a swipe at the BJP government alleging it often attempts to take steps "not connected" to people's welfare.
South | Press Trust of India | Thursday June 16, 2016
The Centre would do everything possible to reach an amicable understanding between Kerala and Tamil Nadu on the inter-state Mullapperiyar Dam issue, BJP National General Secretary Ram Madhav said today.
Bangalore News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday June 14, 2016
A prime accused wanted in connection with the 3013 blast near BJP office has been arrested from Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu, police said on Monday.
Tamil Nadu News | Press Trust of India | Monday June 13, 2016
A day after BJP hit out at DMK chief M Karunanidhi for criticising the Central government's "linguistic and cultural chauvinism" in promoting Sanksrit and Hindi, AIADMK today mocked at the nonagenarian leader-led party for using Hindi during elections.
Tamil Nadu News | Press Trust of India | Saturday June 11, 2016
BJP today hit out at DMK chief M Karunanidhi for his criticism of the Centre's move to set up a board for Vedic education, and accused him of doing politics in the name of language.
India News | Monday May 23, 2016
Mamata Banerjee and Jayalalithaa retained their states while the BJP has swept Assam. The LDF has decimated the Congress-led UDF in Kerala.
Opinion | Mani Shankar Aiyar | Saturday May 21, 2016
The idea that the party is finished, assiduously propagated by Amit Shah and gang, needs to be disabused.
Opinion | Derek O'Brien | Friday May 20, 2016
For our self-validation, we needed to win 185. Anything above that was a blessing. And Bengal's people blessed us abundantly.
India News | Written by Rahul Shrivastava | Friday May 20, 2016
For the first time since September 2014 -- following its electoral victories in Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand and Maharashtra -- the BJP had cause to celebrate on Thursday.