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Protest against Nitya’s appointment


Hindu religious outfits and followers of Saivism opposed the appointment of self-styled godman Nityananda as the 293rd pontiff of Madurai Aadheenam, an ancient Saivite mutt in the country, even as an

Kin seek custody of Mexican girl

The controversy surrounding the custody of the Mexican child has deepened with relatives of both her parents reportedly demanding that the five-year-old be handed over to them.

But the embassy, it is

Titanic margin sinks rival parties


The victory for the ruling AIADMK in Sankarankoil, as its leader J. Jayalalithaa pointed out at a Chennai function Wednesday, has not come as a surprise.

But the titanic margin of 68,000-odd votes w

Dravidian majors still dominant

The Dravidian major DMK is sweating it out in the sweltering electoral field at Sankarankoil against its formidable rival AIADMK. DMK has reasons to worry. The presence of many more Dravidian outfits

Alagiri paves way for Stalin show


Forced to bury the hatchet with his brother, DMK south zone organising secretary M.K. Alagiri on Monday announced that party treasurer M.K. Stalin would address workers’ meeting to kick off the campai

Agony of Tamil minority in Lanka: Film reaches out to students

Aimed at making the student community in Tamil Nadu sensitive to the agony of the Tamil minority in the island nation, the production team of Uchithanai Muharnthaal — a film that poignantly portrays t

Mullaperiyar row: Tamils in Idukki district start moving to TN


Tamils in Idukki district of Kerala have started migrating to homeland following alleged attacks on plantation workers. As many as 168 people, including 80 women and children, residing in Udumbanchola

CRPF, CISF for dam security?

The intelligence bureau of the Union home ministry has recommended replacement of the Kerala police with Central security cover for the Mullaiperiyar dam, a bone of contention between Tamil Nadu and Kerala. As early as 2006, the home ministry, in a preliminary report, had suggested that the dam be

Who wins here will rule TN

Sentiments usually take centrestage in Dravidian politics, especially during polls.

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