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The AIADMK headquarters on Sunday | ANI

AIADMK expels 17 party workers for being in touch with Sasikala

The AIADMK also issued stern warning against staying in touch with the ousted leader while deliberating on 'leaked' phone calls allegedly involving Sasikala with some party members.
VK Sasikala during a visit to a temple in Hosur, on 8 February 2021 | ANI Photo

Viral audio clips hint Sasikala planning return to AIADMK, party says ‘doors shut’ 

The audio clips come at a time when the AIADMK, voted out of office in this year’s assembly election, is courting reports of infighting between former chief ministers EPS & OPS. 

AIADMK may have lost, but for Palaniswami, Tamil Nadu election results are seen as a win

With no Jayalalithaa & battling anti-incumbency, Chief Minister Palaniswami held his own and ensured AIADMK will still be a vital part of the state's politics as the main opposition.
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.
A BJP-AIADMK rally in Thovalai in Nagercoil. | Photo: Revathi Krishnan/ThePrint

How the BJP-AIADMK alliance isn’t sitting well in Kanyakumari — with anyone

AIADMK’s alliance with BJP in Tamil Nadu elections may be the most talked-about in the southern state. But this is coming at a price for the ruling party.
File photo of DMK president M K Stalin | @mkstalin/Twitter

AIADMK urges Chief Electoral Officer to cancel’ candidature of Stalin, 4 other DMK leaders

The ruling AIADMK alleged that DMK president M K Stalin and four others of his party are 'distributing a sum of Rs 5,000 to voters'.
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. 
Kanyakumari, the southernmost tip of mainland India | Photo: Revathi Krishnan/ThePrint

‘Did Modi send you’ to ‘Are you really South Indian’ — questions on the road to Kanyakumari

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Posters pay homage to former chief minister J. Jayalalithaa | Photo: Revathi Krishnan/ThePrint

Amma’s memories, sour dosa & wishes for my ‘paati’ — a reporter’s day in western Tamil Nadu

iWitness — the story behind the story of ThePrint journalists’ experiences on assignment.
Screengrab of a DMK election campaign video targeting the BJP and AIADMK | Youtube/DMK YouthWing

Religion rap, memes, videos on NEET & Tamil identity — battle of IT war rooms plays out in TN

YouTube & WhatsApp are the favoured platforms as DMK and AIADMK take potshots at each other. While DMK released a rap on religion that targets BJP, AIADMK retorted with one attacking DMK's dynasty politics.

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A badly damaged vehicle outside a supermarket following rioting in the Soweto district of Johannesburg, on 15 July 2021 | Photo: Waldo Swiegers | Bloomberg

South Africa unrest is worst since apartheid, confronts the failing state with hard choices

South Africa can’t succeed unless Ramaphosa & his successors revive the economy. He’ll need to convince South Africans burnt by years of corruption that days of 'state capture' are over.
File photo of Nykaa store | Commons

Beauty & fashion startup Nykaa plans to seek $4 billion valuation in IPO

The company, founded by Falguni Nayar, plans to sell just more than 10% of the equity, which could raise $400 million or more.

Defence

Senior US commander meets Army Chief Naravane, holds talks on issues of ‘mutual interest’

General MM Naravane and Commander of US Special Operations Command General Richard D Clarke, who is on a 3-day India visit, also briefly discussed the situation in Afghanistan.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Like them or not, Taliban are a reality. India can deal with them if BJP resets its politics

Befriending the Taliban is possible, and pragmatic. It’s just that it calls for a big reset in the BJP’s domestic politics — a formula that goes beyond polarisation.