Saturday, 22 January, 2022

Topic: DMK

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.

Will not broker peace between Sasikala and AIADMK, says Tamil Nadu BJP chief

In an exclusive interview with ThePrint, K. Annamalai said anyone working for Tamil Nadu was welcome. He said the DMK government had no vision and BJP would win 150 seats in 2026.

How KCR’s idea of a non-BJP, non-Congress front has been a ‘non-starter’

The first to float the idea of a ‘federal front’, the Telangana Chief Minister’s many meetings with leaders wasn’t followed up with ‘seriousness’ and constant effort, say analysts.

I will never join BJP, says Prashant Kishor. Wants to be called ‘political aide’, not strategist

In ‘Off The Cuff’ conversation with ThePrint Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta and Senior Associate Editor Neelam Pandey, I-PAC founder Prashant Kishor opens up on variety of issues.

Lok Sabha passes bill to link voter ID with Aadhaar in 20 mins, as Opposition & others object

Move will ‘purify electoral rolls’ says Law Minister Rijiju. But Opposition parties as well as BJD & YSRCP, which have backed govt legislation before, ask why the ‘tearing hurry'.

Mamata should not divide Oppn, her attempts to go solo may help BJP, DMK’s TR Baalu says

Ballu says Opposition leaders should meet often to discuss issues related to national politics to fight & defeat 'common enemy' BJP.

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.

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.

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The BBC Broadcasting House in London

BBC is Britain’s only imperial legacy with purpose, UK must value it to remain in soft-power war

It’s deeply worrying that the Johnson govt, filled with defenders of the country’s imperial past, seems intent on rendering this last great British asset valueless.

Mahindra expects strong recovery in auto sales as supply chain constraints ease

According to Mahindra, the auto industry is poised for a very strong rebound because it has been buffeted by a number of factors over the last 2-3 years.


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Won’t be silent if rules-based order challenged, envoy Lindner says as German warship visits

In an exclusive interview, the German ambassador to India said port call of the German warship Bayern in Mumbai shows the significance of the Indo-Pacific region.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

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.