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Rs 1 lakh crore budget offers sops, no taxes

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Continuing its thrust on social security schemes, the AIADMK regime on Thursday presented a revenue surplus budget with a total outlay crossing Rs 1 lakh crore for the first time in the state.

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‘Jayalalithaa inspired the US squeeze on Lanka’

The ruling AIADMK is mighty thrilled at the U.S. congressional committee voting to ban aid to Sri Lanka pending ‘accountability’ over atrocities in the final phase of the Eelam war.

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A Raja defence is not new, says DMK

DMK members are not surprised at the former Union telecom minister A. Raja dragging the names of Prime Minister and the then finance minister P. Chidambaram into his line of spectrum defence.

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DMK meet: Call for Stalin has Alagiri in a sulk

The DMK will not seek replacements for the Cabinet positions vacated by A. Raja and Dayanidhi Maran, following the spectrum charges, while maintaining status quo in its relations with the Congress and

DMK not to seek Raja, Maran replacements

The DMK will not seek replacements for the Cabinet positions vacated by A.

DMK might send names after meeting on July 23-24

DMK president M. Karunanidhi, who has been sore with the Congress ever since his party faced a rout in the Assembly elections and over the subsequent arrest of his daughter Kanimozhi by the Central Bureau of Investigation, is reportedly happy over Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s remarks that he kept two Cabinet slots vacant for the DMK and it was part of coalition dharma.

Pranab visits, but DMK still sulks

Shaken by the 2G spectrum shocks that saw two party seniors lose their jobs in the Union Cabinet, the DMK reportedly turned down the offer of berths as replacements for the resignation of Mr Dayanidhi

DMK hedges options on Cabinet berths

Jolted by the spectrum shocks that saw two party seniors lose jobs in the Union Cabinet, the DMK reportedly turned down the offer of berths as replacements for the resignation of Dayanidhi Maran and e

DMK MPs now aspire for Cabinet berth

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The resignation of Dayanidhi Maran as union minister following the CBI indictment in the spectrum case has dented further the DMK image while reducing its representation in the Union Cabinet to just M

DMK loses urge to leave UPA

The DMK on Friday decided to stay put in the UPA, chickening out after its leaders made blamed the Congress for its 2G spectrum woes and dropped hints that a parting of ways was a distinct possibility. As a face-saving exercise,

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