Tuesday, 18 January, 2022


DMK ‘trying to remove’ Jayalalithaa, claims AIADMK, as Stalin govt shuts down Amma mini-clinics

Tamil Nadu government’s decision to shut down Amma mini-clinics has AIADMK and AMMK alleging ‘political vendetta’. DMK says clinics were not performing, lacked infrastructure.

AIADMK amends party bylaws to strengthen top leadership & shut door on Sasikala

AIADMK claims Sasikala is not a party member, though she claims to be the general secretary. The new amendment mandates 'single vote' by 'primary members' to elect top two position.

Why Stalin govt’s decision to move ‘Tamil Nadu Day’ to 18 July from 1 November sparked a row

Previous AIADMK govt had begun celebrating Tamil Nadu Day on 1 November since 2019, but CM M.K. Stalin announced the move to 18 July Saturday, drawing flak from opposition parties.

‘Want Jayalalithaa regime back’: Heart of crisis in AIADMK as Sasikala seeks to reclaim party

Sasikala, the one-time close aide of Jayalalithaa, was expelled from AIADMK in 2017. Its senior leaders have threatened legal action over Sasikala naming herself as ‘general secretary’ of party.  

Modi govt, SC collegium tussle over judges’ appointments is unfortunate. Both must engage better

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How actor Vijay scored a blockbuster poll debut without even contesting elections

Actor Vijay’s fan club contested & made inroads in Tamil Nadu's rural local body elections this month, but mainstream parties & analysts believe it is too soon to take it seriously.

AIADMK ally PMK walks out ahead of Tamil Nadu local body polls, accused of eyeing DMK tie-up

PMK says there wasn’t enough time to discuss seat-sharing with AIADMK, but latter’s leaders call its founder Dr S Ramadoss ‘unreliable’.

Why Tamil Nadu has tabled bill seeking exemption from NEET 

The bill seeks to provide for admission to undergraduate courses in medicine, dentistry, Indian medicine, and homeopathy in Tamil Nadu on the basis of marks obtained in Class 12.

DMK reasserting itself or still ‘anti-Hindu’? Tamil Nadu temple reforms spark political question

From starting institutes for training temple administration to bringing in the option for prayers in Tamil as well as Sanskrit, the DMK govt has been pushing temple reforms.

Why Stalin consoling OPS over his wife’s demise has sparked hope of civil political culture in TN

There are hopes of an amicable political culture evolving in the state, long known for acrimonious rivalries between Karunanidhi & MGR and then between him and Jayalalithaa.

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What it will take to vaccinate the world against Covid

A Q&A with vaccine scientist Peter Hotez, author of 'Preventing the Next Pandemic', on developing a low-cost Covid vaccine, and why Omicron won’t be the end of the pandemic.
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Reliance buys robotics startup Addverb for Rs 1,000 crore to fuel tech ambitions

Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest person, is investing in technology as competition from rivals such as Amazon intensifies in India’s booming e-commerce market.


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Why was number of women cadets for NDA fixed at 19 in 2022, same as 2021, SC asks Centre

UPSC notification issued December 2021 says first phase of NDA exam for 2022 scheduled in April. Notification declares 19 women candidates will be chosen out of 400 successful ones.
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Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.