Wednesday, 18 May, 2022
TopicTamil Nadu Assembly elections

Topic: Tamil Nadu Assembly elections

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.

Jabs and jibes on TV at PM Modi and Opposition after he takes the Covid shot

A quick take on what prime time TV news talked about.

Expelled AIADMK leader Sasikala says she will be involved in active politics

V.K. Sasikala returned to Tamil Nadu Monday to a grand reception, days after completing her 4-year jail term in Bengaluru in a Rs 66.6-crore disproportionate assets case.

Sasikala returns to Tamil Nadu ahead of polls with AIADMK flag & in Jayalalithaa’s colour

Dressed in green, the late Tamil Nadu CM's favourite colour, Sasikala returned to the state after a four-year jail stint following her conviction in a disproportionate assets case.

How Jayalalithaa aide Sasikala’s return from jail could shake AIADMK fine balance before polls

CM Palaniswami and Deputy CM Panneerselvam have resolved differences to focus on governance, but AIADMK workers fear Sasikala’s release could divide factions.

The political U-turns and flip-flops by superstar Rajinikanth since 1996

Weeks after he reiterated that he would launch a party in January 2021 and contest the Tamil Nadu assembly polls, Rajinikanth has cited health concerns to bow out.

Rajinikanth’s party to fight on all 234 seats in 2021 Tamil Nadu Assembly elections

After making the announcement, Tamilaruvi Manian, Rajinikanth's political advisor, also said that their party's politics will be 'spiritual' and won't 'slam anybody'.

Rajinikanth has charisma, but promise of ‘secular & spiritual politics’ confusing, say experts

Tamil superstar Rajinikanth announced he will launch his political party in January 2021, promising ‘wonder and miracle’ in the state assembly polls slated for summer of 2021.

What makes Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami and deputy CM Panneerselvam eat out of Amit Shah’s hand

Sasikala will be out of jail before the Tamil Nadu election. The chief minister and his deputy must brace for a storm in the AIADMK.

Jantar, chhu Mantar

Our civil society, media, intellectual and ideological discourse are all still thin and shallow. They have a long way to go before they can match the depth and maturity of our voting classes.

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Chinese economy is feeling the heat. Blame Xi’s political Lysenkoism, vaccination policy

Smarting from the failures of his Great Leap Forward campaign, which hit the economy hard, Mao launched the 1962 war with India to rally the nation behind him.
File image of Tata Group's headquarters in Mumbai | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Tata in acquisition talks with as many as 5 brands, to bolster position in consumer goods sector

The conglomerate will likely face stiff competition in the sector from existing global giants such as Unilever, as well as Indian tycoon Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries.

Defence

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China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

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.
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