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Tamil Nadu finance minister Palanivel Thiaga Rajan | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Country not run by IAS, politicians must be accountable, Tamil Nadu FM says ahead of budget

Tamil Nadu Finance Minister in an exclusive interview with ThePrint says the 13 August state budget will be a vision document, different from the 'irrelevant' Union budget of the past few years.

42 for BJP, 3 for Congress in top 50 MPs with largest victory margins in 2019

EC data shows that while four MPs won with 6 lakh-plus votes, nine others won by over 5 lakh votes.

Raghuram Rajan, Nobel laureate Esther Duflo to join Economic Advisory Council of Stalin govt

Former Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian, Economist Jean Dreze and former Union minister S Narayan will also be a part of council meant to revitalise Tamil Nadu's economy.
File photo of DMK president M K Stalin | @mkstalin/Twitter

DMK govt will work on getting ‘official’ tag for all Eighth Schedule languages, says Stalin

According to Article 343 of the Constitution, the official language of the union government is Hindi in Devanagari script. The Eighth Schedule has 22 languages.
DMK Chief MK Stalin addressing party district secretaries in Chennai | ANI

How MK Stalin can preserve power in Tamil Nadu using gorilla politics

MK Stalin comes with extraordinary aspirations. If Tamil Nadu's new CM takes care of the ordinary, 'the extraordinary will take care of itself'.
Tamil Nadu Finance Minister Dr Palanivel Thiaga Rajan | Twitter/@ptrmadurai

Wall Street banker sworn in as Tamil Nadu finance minister faces trial by fire in new job  

Palanivel Thiaga Rajan is an alumnus of MIT Sloan School of Management. He takes over as TN finance minister at a time when the state is reeling under high debt and huge fiscal deficit.
Udhayanidhi Stalin with his father, DMK chief M.K. Stalin, and that AIIMS brick | Twitter/@Udhaystalin

Stalin has won, but Udhayanidhi is the real ‘rising son’ of DMK

Udhayanidhi Stalin, son of DMK chief M.K. Stalin & grandson of former CM M.K. Karunanidhi, is leading by a comfortable margin at Chepauk-Thiruvallikeni.
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Pinarayi Vijayan’s instincts show what smart politics can look like, even for Communists

ThePrint view on the most important issues, instantly.
The movie Karnan released on 9 April | Twitter/@dhanushkraja

Why DMK is angry with portrayal of 1995 Kodiyankulam violence in the Tamil movie Karnan

DMK and its supporters question the year mentioned in new Dhanush-starrer Karnan, which chronicles a Dalit community’s fight against caste oppression and state-sponsored violence. 
At Villicherri village at Tirunelvelli district in Tamil Nadu | Revathi Krishnan | ThePrint

‘Investment’ or ‘corruption’ doesn’t matter, TN politicians & voters just love freebie culture

The Madras HC has said the state’s freebie culture is making voters lazy. While political parties say freebies are essential, experts say it’s all part of the political game.