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Reservation not a fundamental right: SC on plea for OBC quota in Tamil Nadu medical courses

A batch of petitions was seeking the implementation of 50 per cent reservation for OBCs in Tamil Nadu in the all-India quota for medical courses.
Tamil Nadu politician Sasikala Pushpa

People have right to know who politicians meet behind closed doors, says Delhi HC

Tamil Nadu politician Sasikala Pushpa had filed a suit before the HC, stating her image was being tarnished due to upload of morphed photos with a man on social media.
T.N.S. Murugadoss Theerthapathy, the last Zamindar of Singampatti | Facebook: K.S. Radhakrishnan

Zamindar of Singampatti, an LIC agent and last of ‘crowned’ rulers left in India, dies

T.N.S. Murugadoss Theerthapathy was 3 when he took over as ruler in 1934 but his family lost some 74,000 acres of land after Zamindar Abolition Act was passed in 1950s. 
File Photo of K Anbazhagan | ANI

Senior DMK leader K Anbazhagan passes away at 97

Anbazhagan, a 9-time MLA and DMK's general secretary for 43 years, was admitted to a hospital on 24 February after his health deteriorated.
M. K. Stalin

Allowing NPR drive in Tamil Nadu will invite ‘opposition’ from people, warns MK Stalin

The DMK leader also called for an anti-CAA resolution in the state assembly and said only such a move would be 'atonement' for supporting the bill in Parliament.
File image of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and DMK president M.K. Stalin | Photo: ANI

After skipping Congress meet on CAA, DMK non-committal on healing alliance rift

DMK MP T.R. Baalu says ‘time will tell’ if things will return to normal, blames Tamil Nadu Congress chief Alagiri’s ‘coalition dharma’ statement against Stalin.
Prashant Kishor

Prashant Kishor’s latest assignment — helping DMK win 2021 Tamil Nadu assembly polls

Election strategist Prashant Kishor, who helped Modi win 2014 and has since worked with several other political parties, met DMK president M.K. Stalin Monday.
M.K. Stalin, DMK

DMK calls political developments in Maharashtra ‘disgusting’ and governor a ‘puppet’

"One feels even calling this a murder of democracy will become an understatement — if it will minimise the gravity of the situation," Stalin, DMK president, said.

Is Rajinikanth-Kamal Haasan star combo the new political force Tamil Nadu needs?

Actors Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan announced Tuesday that they are ready to “join hands if the need arises” to serve the people of Tamil Nadu.
Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury (file) | ANI

Congress, DMK in Lok Sabha demand Gandhi family be given SPG cover again

Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury cited that the previous NDA govt, led by Atal Bihari Vajpayee, had not removed SPG cover to the Gandhi family.

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A woman in a marketplace deserted due to lockdown in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh | Photo: ANI

India isn’t facing up to the true financial cost of Covid

Truth is currently as scarce as capital in India. The govt doesn’t have the appetite for large-scale socialisation of private losses, lest the opposition accuse PM Modi of cronyism.

Defence

A file photo of Pangong Lake in Ladakh | Visharad Saxena | Special arrangement

India, China generals meet today as ‘PLA keeps up Pangong incursions, blocks army at Depsang’

The fresh round of dialogue comes as India and China have hit a stalemate in military talks with regard to disengagement at multiple flashpoints in Ladakh.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.