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‘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)'.

Madras HC dismisses A Raja’s plea for urgent hearing of petition against EC campaign ban

The EC Thursday banned the DMK MP from campaigning for 48 hours after finding him guilty of making derogatory remarks against Tamil Nadu CM K Palaniswami.

EC bans DMK leader A Raja from campaigning for 48 hours for violating model code of conduct

The Election Commission found Raja to be guilty of violating the model code of conduct by making derogatory remarks against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami.

DMK MP A Raja apologises for remarks on Tamil Nadu CM’s mother, says words ‘misunderstood’

Raja clarified he didn’t intend to defame Palaniswami or his late mother, but was comparing CM to DMK leader Stalin using a children's analogy.

DMK MP A Raja booked for alleged vulgar comments against Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami

The case was filed on a complaint by AIADMK to Tamil Nadu chief electoral officer. The party has also approached EC to debar A. Raja from campaigning for 6 April assembly polls.

In 2010, Karunanidhi donated his Gopalapuram home to make it a hospital for the poor

The departed DMK veteran had already gifted his home to Annai Anjugam Trust. Chennai: DMK supremo M Karunanidhi had donated his residence at posh Gopalapuram...

2G scam: Focus to shift to DMK leaders A. Raja, Kanimozhi as CBI moves Delhi High Court

Until high court overturns the CBI court’s judgment, these leaders will have a smooth run; DMK will get a boost ahead of 2019 elections.

No appeal against 2G verdict yet as govt mulls replacing special prosecutor Anand Grover

Senior advocate Anand Grover was criticised for the prosecution’s failure to prove charges against former minister A. Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi, among others.

Manmohan Singh was aware of A Raja’s intentions in 2G case, but chose to remain silent: Vinod Rai

In his book 'Not Just An Accountant', then CAG Vinod Rai has written that Manmohan Singh was aware of the wrongdoings of A Raja but chose to remain silent.

Talk Point: Was former CAG Vinod Rai a ‘vigilante’, or was he India’s ‘conscience keeper’?

Andimuthu Raja, the former telecom minister who was recently acquitted in the 2G scam trial, has alleged in a new book that the entire episode was the opposition’s attempt to bring down the UPA-II.

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Jaishankar to embark on his 1st visit to New Zealand from Oct 5

G20 has 5 daunting challenges and India’s presidency can turn this crisis into opportunity

India should highlight its leadership in low-cost vaccine tech, effective health immunisation delivery, generic pharmaceutical manufacturing, and solar energy.
Falguni Nayar, Nykaa's founder & CEO, and Sima Ganwani Ved, Apparel Group's founder & chairwoman, pose for a picture during a strategic alliance announcement in Mumbai, on 6 October 2022 | Reuters

Nykaa forge ties with Dubai’s Apparel Group to expand business in Gulf countries

Falguni Nayar, the online retailer founder and CEO, said the two companies would together build a multi-brand beauty retail business with Nykaa holding a 55% stake of the entity.

Defence

Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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