South | Written by J Sam Daniel Stalin | Thursday November 13, 2014
After its impressive wins in Maharashtra and Haryana, the BJP aims to continue its wining spree in Tamil Nadu, which is headed for assembly polls in 2016. Union Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy, the man who was in charge of Maharashtra, is the party in-cha...
India | Reuters | Wednesday November 5, 2014
Rumblings of dissent are growing against the Gandhi family, five months after their party, the Congress, met with the most resounding electoral defeat in its 129-year history.
South | Sneha Mary Koshy | Tuesday November 4, 2014
Union Minister for Shipping Nitin Gadkari made an aerial survey today and followed it up with a ride in a Coast Guard hovercraft with a group of experts to study an alternate alignment for the Sethusamudram Ship Canal Project.
South | Press Trust of India | Saturday October 25, 2014
Slamming BJP government's policy vis-a-vis Sri Lanka, party's Tamil Nadu ally MDMK today said that it was acting against the minority Tamils and warned that this may have its repercussions in the future.
India | Reported by J Sam Daniel Stalin, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Tuesday October 21, 2014
Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's release from jail has relieved Union Minister for Women and Child Welfare Maneka Gandhi. On Sunday, Mrs Gandhi wrote to Ms Jayalalithaa, expressing her support and sympathy.
South | Press Trust of India | Saturday September 13, 2014
Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi's appeal for donations towards relief efforts in the flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir, BJP's Tamil Nadu ally MDMK today pledged a sum of Rs 10 lakh for the purpose.
India | Edited by Abhinav Bhatt (With inputs from Agencies) | Monday September 8, 2014
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today filed a defamation case against the BJP's Subramanian Swamy in a court in Chennai for alleging that the boats of Indian fishermen apprehended by Sri Lanka belong to Sasikala, a close aide of the AIADMK c...
South | Press Trust of India | Sunday August 17, 2014
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today congratulated Dr Tamilisai Sounderrajan on being appointed as the new BJP Tamil Nadu unit President.
Cities | Press Trust of India | Saturday August 2, 2014
The MDMK, an ally of the BJP in Tamil Nadu, today demanded that the Union government drop the proposed amendments to some labour laws which would "sacrifice" the hard won rights of the working classes.
South | Press Trust of India | Saturday July 19, 2014
Taking strong exception to Central Board of Secondary Education's (CBSE) Sanskrit Week celebrations in schools under its ambit next month, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today said it would be appropriate to have organised a 'Classical Lang...
South | Press Trust of India | Thursday July 17, 2014
The BJP and the Congress today welcomed Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's decision to bring in a legislation to put an end to the practice of denying entry to dhoti-clad people in clubs in the state.
India | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Thursday July 17, 2014
The ruling BJP today faced strong criticism from one of its allies in Tamil Nadu over the celebration of "Sanskrit week" in schools run by the Central Board of Secondary Education, or CBSE.
South | Press Trust of India | Thursday July 10, 2014
The Tamil Nadu state Assembly today paid homage to late BJP leader Gopinath Munde and some former MLAs who passed away during the inter-session period.
South | Press Trust of India | Wednesday July 2, 2014
Two BJP allies in Tamil Nadu today urged the NDA government to rollback the hike in fuel prices, saying it would impact the common man already reeling under the "burden" of rail fare hike, among others.
South | Press Trust of India | Tuesday July 1, 2014
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Monday opposed the latest revision in fuel prices, saying it has come as a 'disappointment' to people who voted for BJP expecting a change from the 'wrong' economic policies of the previous Congress-led UPA...
India | Reported by J Sam Daniel Stalin, Edited by Abhinav Bhatt | Friday June 20, 2014
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's endeavor to promote Hindi as the official language of the government has angered two allies from Tamil Nadu, who made their dissent clear today.
South | Sam Daniel Stalin (With PTI inputs) | Tuesday June 3, 2014
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa is meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi today amidst speculation that the BJP is trying to lure her party, the AIADMK, into the NDA fold to seek its support in the Rajya Sabha where the ruling party i...
India | Edited by Zoya Anna Thomas | Friday May 30, 2014
J Jayalalithaa, Tamil Nadu chief minister, will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi on June 3, amid the buzz that she is in talks with the ruling BJP to join the central government.
Election 2014 | Press Trust of India | Sunday May 25, 2014
After MDMK, another BJP ally in Tamil Nadu, Vijayakant-led DMDK, today opposed Narendra Modi's invitation to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa to attend his swearing-in on Monday. The party said Mr Rajapaksa's presence is not acceptable to it an...
Election 2014 | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Friday May 23, 2014
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today described as "unfortunate" Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi's move to invite Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa for his oath ceremony.