Saturday, 1 April, 2023

Topic: DMK

In Tamil Nadu, how Dalit-led party VCK is using Manusmriti to target RSS

On Sunday, VCK distributed copies of Manusmriti to oppose Right-wing outfit. RSS, meanwhile, held marches and public meetings in Kallakurichi, Perambalur, and Cuddalore.

‘Crucial’ to TN’s $1 tn dream, why airport project has had villagers protesting for 100 days

Tamil Nadu govt views 4,791-acre ‘greenfield’ airport project as ‘crucial infra’, but villagers who may be displaced won’t hear of it and ecologists warn of flooding risk.

Rumble with Dhankhar a thing of the past, TMC in no mood to back DMK’s plea against TN governor

TMC had bitter equation with V-P Jagdeep Dhankhar when he was Bengal governor. But things have changed with his successor, who hosted Mamata Banerjee for an event in Chennai this week.

‘Absurd’, says Tamil Nadu Police on Annamalai’s claim that Centre warned about Coimbatore blast

NIA is probing Coimbatore blast. Tamil Nadu BJP chief Annamalai is 'continuously defaming' the force with 'absurd' claim, state police said in statement issued Saturday.

Coimbatore ‘bomber’ was ‘hot-headed, eccentric & learned to make bombs from YouTube videos’

Investigators examining different theories. One of them is that Jameesha Mubin was headed to a nearby shopping area with a large textile store, but got spooked after noticing a cop.

Tamil Nadu isn’t so ‘South’ now. Stalin wants to paint BJP ‘northern’ with anti-Hindi bogey

Why did the DMK react so quickly? It hasn’t been fulfilling its promises, Stalin’s losing his grip, and there's acknowledgement that BJP is growing in Tamil Nadu.

‘Not all Tamil speakers Tamilians’: DMK mouthpiece hits out at Sitharaman for ‘your TN’ remark

In its mouthpiece 'Murasoli', DMK criticised Sitharaman for 'singling out' Tamil Nadu during a debate on inflation. Answer questions, don’t pass the buck, says the editorial.

‘Propagates separatism’ — A. Raja’s ‘separate Tamil Nadu’ comment draws BJP, AIADMK rebuke

Speaking at a meeting Sunday, former Union minister Raja said Prime Minister and home minister shouldn’t 'force' them into demanding a 'thani nadu (separate nation)'.

Hindi will reduce Tamils to status of ‘shudras,’ says DMK MP TKS Elangovan

The Rajya Sabha MP went on to claim that Hindi-speaking states in the country were not ‘developed’ while those with vernacular languages as mother tongue were doing better.

Out in heavy rains for relief work, breaking temple caste barriers — Stalin’s 1st year as CM

Saturday marks one year of DMK assuming office in TN. Stalin has fashioned himself into a 'People's CM', and has also emerged as one of the non-BJP CMs uniting against Modi govt.

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Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.