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‘No.13’ wasn’t lucky for deals

March 7: That the DMK-Congress rapprochement talks were heading nowhere was clear when the Union minister, Mr Dayanidhi Maran, met a team of Congress “crisis managers” led by the finance minister, Mr

DMK ministers meet Pranab

New Delhi: DMK leaders M.K. Alagiri and Dayanidhi Maran today renewed efforts to find a way out of the crisis over seat-sharing issue with Congress in Tamil Nadu by meeting Finance Minister Pranab M

DMK accepts Congress demand, parties resolve poll deadlock

Chennai: The strains in the alliance between the Congress and the DMK have been ironed out with the latter accepting Congress' demand for 63 seats, according to informed sources.

They said the deal

Congress had rejected DMK’s go-slow 2G plea

March 6: What really went wrong between the DMK and the Congress? The real trouble, the Congress sources said, was not over the number of seats in the Assembly election but the UPA’s rejection of DMK

Congress was in touch with Jaya secretly

March 6: The Congress started a secret channel of communication with the AIADMK chief, Ms J. Jayalalithaa, a few months ago when it felt the DMK alliance was damaging it politically, sources said.


Congress safe, rules out talks with DMK

March 6: The exit of DMK ministers from the Union government appeared certain on Sunday night with the Congress making it clear that it would not try to persuade them to desist. This is being perceive

Mukherjee appeals to DMK; Patch-up unlikely

Chennai: The DMK-Congress alliance appeared headed for a break with six Union Ministers of the regional party set to resign today even as Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee appealed to Tamil Nadu Chi

DMK ministers arrive in Delhi to submit resignation

Union ministers belonging to the DMK arrived here on Monday morning, two days after the party decided to to pull out from the Manmohan Singh government, even as hectic talks with the Congress leadership continued.

DMK rules out reconsidering its decision

New Delhi/Chennai: The seven-year-old alliance between DMK and Congress appeared headed for a break with the regional party today ruling out reconsidering its decision to pull out of the Union cabin

Cong-DMK deadlock: No breakthrough yet, says Azad


Union health minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, who had negotiated with the DMK on seat sharing for Tamil Nadu assembly polls, on Monday said there was no breakthrough in the deadlock as of now.

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