Tuesday, 17 May, 2022

Topic: DMK

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.

SubscriberWrites: A country of a billion auditors, the missing smart cities and DMK’s gimmicks

Subscribers write on creating ‘nuisance value’ for civic authorities, the missing action on promises of smart cities and the absence of ‘decency’ in the DMK government.

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.

Don’t replace Amma, EPS photos on school bags, use money for welfare, CM Stalin says

Tamil Nadu CM Stalin has decided to retain photos of former AIADMK CMs Jayalalithaa and Edappadi Palaniswami on 65 lakh school bags that are meant for free distribution.

Late night mails, surprise inspections, friends across the aisle — MK Stalin’s first 100 days

M.K. Stalin assumed office as Tamil Nadu CM on 7 May, after his DMK-led coalition stormed to power winning 159 of the 234 seats in the state.

On Camera


A health worker immunises a pregnant woman at a health centre in Aurangabad, India

Newborns to entreprenuers—Indian hospitals need a perinatal service package. It’s a win-win

Many Indian hospitals don't have in-house physiotherapists or dieticians & most new mothers pay little attention to themselves. But there's a solution.
BYJU'S the learning app logo displayed on a smartphone. Photographer: Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/Getty Images/LightRocket via Bloomberg

Byju’s global expansion: EdTech pioneer eyes Chegg or 2U, weighs US acquisition

India's most valuable startup has lined up conditional debt commitments of more than $1 billion to finance the acquisition, but it's possible no deal will materialise.


By special arrangement

Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2020.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.