Wednesday, 29 June, 2022

Topic: DMK

Protests against Vedanta plant turns violent, 1 killed in police firing

Police said section 144 of CrPc has been invoked in and around the Sterlite unit to provide security to it as per the orders of the Madras High Court.

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.

Periyar’s legacy serves as a reminder for Dravidian parties to be caste conscious

After he quit Congress, Periyar joined the Justice Party that was later named Dravidar Kazhagam; he was associated with the Self-Respect Movement.

Kamal Haasan wants to revive political decency in a state dominated by political hatred

Instead of placing himself above the people or the party cadres, Nammavar Kamal tries to project himself not as a leader but one among the teeming masses.

SC’s verdict leaves us high and dry, say farmers in Tamil Nadu’s Cauvery Delta

Farmers and the opposition allege that the state government has not done enough to ensure that Tamil Nadu gets at least 205 TMC of Cauvery water.   

Now Rajinikanth cannot stop at words. He is at the helm, he needs to act

Rajinikanth clearly believes, it seems, that he will be the redeemer, that his government will follow a spiritual path above caste and creed

तमिलनाडू आर. के. नगर उपचुनाव: दिनाकरण की जीत ने बढ़ाईं भाजपा की दुविधाएं

आर.के. नगर से शशिकला के भतीजे की जीत के बाद भाजपा के लिए समीकरणों को साधना चुनौतीपूर्ण. 2019 के मद्देनजर तमिलनाडू भाजपा के लिए बहुत महत्वपूर्ण.

लालू थे विपक्षी एकता की मजबूत कड़ी जिसपर चारा-घोटाला की काली छाया मंडराई

चूंकि अधिकतर क्षेत्रीय दलों में पीढ़ीगत बदलाव आ रहा है, लालू इन दलों की एकता की चाबी हो सकते हैं. यदि वह कोर्टे के ही मामलों में उलझे रहे, तो यह भाजपा को दी जा रही विपक्षी चुनौती को प्रभावित करेगा.

After the RK Nagar polls, some tight-rope walking in store for the BJP

BJP wants to end up with the winning side in 2019, but with Sasikala on one hand and DMK on the other, it may need to tweak its stand on corruption.

Lalu could be the glue for opposition unity, but fodder verdicts may get in his way

As most parties are seeing generational shifts, Lalu could be key to cohesion. If he’s busy with court cases, it will affect opposition’s challenge to BJP.

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J.P.Singh, joint secretary (Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran Division), MEA, meets Taliban's interim foreign minister Amir Khan Mottaki | Photo credit: Twitter/@QaharBalkhi

Hard-nosed, practical—why India has revived relations with Kabul, and why Taliban is welcoming

By protecting the Indian embassy in Kabul for the last ten months, the Taliban is sending a message to its neighbours and the rest of the world.
An employee works at Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. facility in Chakan, Maharashtra | Bloomberg file photo

Bigger cars, smaller chips — Why Mahindra is worried about increased wait time

A major focus for Mahindra will be defending its market share in the large-format SUV segment from Tata Motors and Hyundai Motor.


The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.