Saturday, 28 May, 2022

Topic: Sasikala

India showing faith in Russia is pragmatic, hedges US’ mixed signals

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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.

‘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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AIADMK expels 17 party workers for being in touch with Sasikala

The AIADMK also issued stern warning against staying in touch with the ousted leader while deliberating on 'leaked' phone calls allegedly involving Sasikala with some party members.

Viral audio clips hint Sasikala planning return to AIADMK, party says ‘doors shut’ 

The audio clips come at a time when the AIADMK, voted out of office in this year’s assembly election, is courting reports of infighting between former chief ministers EPS & OPS. 

‘Traitorous’ AIADMK will be taught a lesson, aunt Sasikala is helping: AMMK founder Dhinakaran

T.T.V. Dhinakaran claims his party is the true heir to Jayalalithaa’s legacy, and the late CM’s close aide Sasikala is advising him despite ‘stepping aside’ from politics.

Sasikala learnt from Jayalalithaa the art of making comebacks. In retreat lies her politics

Sasikala is no stranger to highs and lows, just when you thought she would fade away into oblivion, she makes a comeback.

Staying away from politics, says Sasikala ahead of Tamil Nadu assembly polls

The 69-year old close aide of Jayalalithaa called for unity among the 'true supporters' of the late leader to keep the 'common enemy' DMK away from power.

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Representational image of cryptocurrencies | Pizabay

What are UST & Luna and why the fall of 2 ‘stablecoins’ led to a crypto crash in India

Along with crash in value of UST and Luna coins, Indian market for crypto assets also reeling under strict control imposed by government, with the imposition of TDS on all crypto transactions.


NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Why it’s obscene to tell Ukraine to give in & how war-upended global balance of power brings openings for India

Global order is in flux, and India is being wooed by all. It opens up economic, strategic & military possibilities unimaginable till recently. It is for India to take this opportunity.