Free Press Journal
  • AIADMK supported NDA as quid pro quo: DMK

    Chennai: The DMK has lashed out at arch-rival AIADMK for not voting in favour of the no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government, alleging the ruling party in Tamil Nadu supported the NDA as a “quid pro quo” despite several issues.

  • No-Confidence Motion in Lok Sabha: AIADMK hints it may not back Modi govt

    Salem (TN): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami today hinted his party AIADMK might not back the no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government, saying the motion was moved by the TDP over an issue concerning Andhra Pradesh. No party had backed Tamil Nadu on the Cauvery issue when AIADMK lawmakers had stalled Lok Sabha for nearly three weeks seeking the constitution of the Cauvery Management Board and the Cauvery Water Regulatory Committee,

  • Supreme Court to hear on plea of 18 disqualified AIADMK MLAs

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today agreed to hear on June 27 a plea filed by 18 disqualified AIADMK MLAs seeking transfer of their case from the Madras High Court to the apex court after the split verdict by the high court.

  • Uncertainty in Tamil Nadu

    The much-awaited verdict of the Madras High Court last week in the case of eighteen AIADMK MLAs suspended by the Speaker, P Dhanapal, for open defiance of the ruling party has not helped clarify the situation in the troubled State. The split verdict, with the Chief Justice Indira Banerjee upholding the disqualification and Justice M Sundar pronouncing it void, will now be considered by a third judge for a 2:1 decision to

  • Tamil Nadu Fisheries Minister, D. Jayakumar

    Party will have to decide on taking back 18 disqualified MLAs: TN Minister D Jayakumar

    Chennai: A day after the Madras High Court gave a split verdict on disqualification of 18 AIADMK MLAs, senior leader and Tamil Nadu Minister D Jayakumar today said it was for the party to take a decision on accepting them back. He, however, asserted that sidelined leader T T V Dhinakaran and his aides would not be admitted into the party.

  • Split verdict not set back for us: Dinakaran

    Chennai, Sidelined AIADMK leader T.T.V. Dinakaran on Thursday said the Madras High Court’s split verdict in the disqualification of 18 rebel-AIADMK MLAs was not a setback for his faction. On Thursday, Chief Justice Indira Banerjee upheld the disqualification of the 18 legislators ordered by Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker P. Dhanapal while companion judge Justice M. Sundar held that the Speaker’s decision was invalid. Justice Banerjee said in view of the contradicting judgements,

  • DMK, political parties flay Rajini’s comments on protests

    Puducherry/Chennai: DMK and several other political parties in Tamil Nadu today hit out at superstar Rajinikanth for his comments that too many protests would turn the state into a ‘graveyard’. However, the ruling AIADMK welcomed his remarks, made in the backdrop of the anti-Sterlite protests, blaming anti-social elements for the recent violence in Tuticorin that resulted in 13 deaths in police firing.

  • DMK allotted land for expansion of copper unit in Tuticorin: CM K Palaniswami

    Chennai: Seeking to turn the tables on arch-rival DMK over the Sterlite issue, the ruling AIADMK today claimed that the main opposition party had allotted land for the expansion of the copper plant in Tuticorin district when it was in power during 2006-11. Underlining his government’s commitment to ensure the permanent closure of the copper unit in that district, Chief Minister K Palaniswami listed out the efforts made for it, including the

  • Tamil Nadu Deputy CM’s son gets party post

    Chennai: The ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu today effected a shake-up in its party ranks, appointing its Coordinator O Panneerselvam’s son to a key post. Panneerselvam and AIADMK co-coordinator K Palaniswami announced the appointment of P Ravindranath Kumar as Theni District Secretary of ‘Puratchi Thalaivi Amma Peravai,’ a forum named after the late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.

  • Signs visible for joining hands with BJP: AIADMK

    Chennai : In politically significant remarks, the ruling AIADMK on Sunday said that signs of its working together with BJP like a “double-barrelled gun” in the political arena were visible and “no one can sever ties” between the two parties.

  • PM to lead BJP fast on blockade

    New Delhi : Three days after Rahul Gandhi led a symbolic 5-hour Congress fast at Rajghat here for peace and harmony, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will go on a day-long fast here on Thursday, with the BJP MPs in own constituencies, against what they call Parliament’s blockade by the Congress in the second part of the budget session that ended last Friday.

  • Modi blasts Oppn for ‘dividing’ the country

    Describing the Madhepura Electric Locomotive Factory as a prime example of Make in India and a source of employment in the region, he said work on the project was first approved in 2007 but it began only three years ago when the NDA government came into the power. On Tuesday, the first engine rolled out of the factory.

  • Parliament washout: A wasted Budget session in Parliament

    The Budget session of Parliament, which finally ended last week, set a new low in several ways. Though pandemonium, disruptions and rushing to the well of the House was by now routine, this session saw virtually the entire post-recess period being fully wasted. Everyone was responsible for the complete wash-out, including the ruling party. Why, even multiple notices of no-confidence motion could not be taken up is a blot on the way

  • Cauvery Water row: Dinakaran urges youth to boycott IPL in Chennai

    Chennai: As a mark to protest against Centre’s negligence for the formation of Cauvery Management Board (CMB), RK Nagar MLA and rebel AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran on Friday urged the Tamil youth to boycott Indian Premier League (IPL) matches, which are to be held in Chennai.