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  • Stalin statement comes as a rude and painful shock to lovers of Tamil culture, history

    Sunday, August 22, 2021 10:54 PM IST, Chennai

    The statement of TN CM Thiru M K Stalin, welcoming the Madras Day celebrations, has come as a rude and painful shock to lovers of Tamil culture, history and followers of the Tamil movement in Chennai and other parts of TN. The statement goes against the traditional stand of the TN govt right from the Congress govts to that of the DMK and even the AIADMK to ignore the Madras Day as they always believed that Chennai and other parts of TN existed from well before Sangam era for over 2000 years

  • Fourth Dimension to roll out E-Conclave of 2021 on Southern States

    Thursday, June 17, 2021 12:47 PM IST, Chennai

    Fourth Fimension Media Solutions decided to start this year’s webinar covering South India with an enthralling topic “Which of the 5 South Indian states will be the first to bounce back during festive” on 2nd July

  • Suradha – The man who looked for rhythms in words

    Wednesday, June 02, 2021 07:28 PM IST, Chennai

    Kavignar Suradha -- The King of Similes – will people celebrate his Centenary? (Nov 23, 1921-- June 20, 2006). He wrote over 3,000 poems including over 50 songs for Tamil films. His famous songs were Aadi Adangum Vazhkkaiyadaa, Amuthum Thaenum Edharku, Vinnukku Maelaadai, Kannil Vandhu Minnalpol

  • After the Assembly Elections/ Stricken BJP Striving to Recover: Shastri Ramachandaran

    Tuesday, May 18, 2021 09:06 PM IST, New Delhi

    TamilnaduFirst.com brings you an exclusive interview of Shastri Ramachandaran, senior journalist and political and foreign affairs commentator based in Delhi, on the impact of the recent assembly elections on the political fortunes of the BJP and the Opposition. The ruling BJP is still reeling under the political blow it has been dealt in the elections, says Shastri.

  • Adieu Raghothaman: Fiery officer who decoded Rajiv assassination riddle

    Friday, May 14, 2021 08:37 PM IST, Chennai

    COVID has struck again, taking away one of our brilliant officers. Ragothaman, a brave and fiery officer, deserved police honours at his funeral, but sadly the pandemic protocol would not allow any such grand farewell. Ragothaman was SP and Chief Investigating Officer in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, and handled the case brilliantly, securing a conviction for the accused and revealing the whole conspiracy behind the assassination.

  • Stalin sworn in as TN chief minister, 15 new faces in Ministry

    Friday, May 14, 2021 05:15 PM IST, Chennai

    DMK president M K Stalin was sworn in as chief minister of Tamil Nadu on May 7, 2021, at a simple ceremony at the Raj Bhavan, following the spectacular victory of the DMK-led front in the April 6 elections to the State Assembly. 33 Ministers were also sworn in, with a mixed bag of party veterans and experienced leaders, and 15 new faces

  • DMK storms back to power in TN, Stalin set to be CM

    Tuesday, May 04, 2021 08:13 PM IST, Chennai

    The DMK stormed back to power in Tamil Nadu after a gap of 10 years, with its president M K Stalin set to take over as chief minister on May 7 at a simple ceremony at the Raj Bhavan. The DMK-led front won 159 of the 234 seats up for grabsin the April 6 elections, counting for which was taken up on May 2 and 3, 2021. The AIADMK had to bow out of power, coming down from 134 in the previous House to just 66 now. Edappadi Palaniswami submitted his resignation as chief minister.

  • Beyond Bengal: Mamata and 2024: Analysis by Mukund Padmanabhan

    Tuesday, May 04, 2021 07:23 PM IST, New Delhi

    The stunning election results in West Bengal demand to the minutely parsed, which they will be over the next few days. But there is also a case for looking beyond such things as the reasons for the TMC’s extraordinary triumph, the failure of the BJP to win despite its frenzied rhetoric, and the humiliating collapse of the Left and the Congress, which have been pushed from the margins into the political wasteland, with not even one seat to show between themselves.

  • Udhayanidhi Stalin wins Chepauk-Tiruvallikeni constituency

    Sunday, May 02, 2021 10:09 PM IST, Chennai

    UDHAYANIDHI STALIN (DMK), son of DMK president M K Stalin, defeated his nearest rival KASSALI A. V. A of Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) by 69,355 votes in Chepauk- Tiruvallikeni constituency of Chennai.

  • Kamal Haasan loses Coimbatore South to Vanathi of BJP by 1,439 votes

    Sunday, May 02, 2021 09:35 PM IST, Coimbatore

    Noted actor and MNM leader Kamal Haasan lost narrowly to BJP leader Vanathi Srinivasan in Coimbatore South constituency. The margin of defeat was just 1,439 votes.

  • DMK front fails to benefit from anti-incumbency trend against AIADMK rule

    Sunday, May 02, 2021 01:53 PM IST, Chennai

    The DMK-led front has secured a vote-share of 43.65 per cent in the votes counted so far, about 2.18 per cent more than that of the AIADMK-led combine's vote share of 41.47 per cent. The AIADMK current vote-share clearly indicates an anti-incumbency trend against CM Edappadi K Palaniswami's AIADMK rule compared to the 2016 Assembly polls. However, these votes from the AIADMK kitty went to other parties, not the DMK, and this explains why the DMK could not register an emphatic victory

  • DMK-led front ahead of AIADMK with 138 leads, several AIADMK ministers trail

    Sunday, May 02, 2021 11:46 AM IST, Chennai

    After three rounds of counting for the Tamil Nadu Assembly elections, the opposition DMK-led front established early leads over the AIADMK-led alliance. The DMK-led combine was ahead in 138 constituencies out of the 234 seats up for grabs, AIADMK-led front in 94, MNM leader Kamal Haasan in Coimbatore-South, and AMMK leader TTV Dinakaran in Koilpatti.

  • Counting begins in TN after minor hiccup caused by a virus attack

    Sunday, May 02, 2021 08:48 AM IST, Chennai

    Counting of votes for the 16th Assembly election in Tamil Nadu commenced at 8 a.m. on May 2, with stringent COVID-19 protocol and other restrictions including heavy security. The Election Officer for Kolathur constituency where DMK president M K Stalin seeks re-election was straightaway in the news as he was down with the corona virus and had to be replaced this morning.

  • Centre announces vaccination drive from May 1 but shortage hits States

    Saturday, May 01, 2021 02:05 PM IST, New Delhi

    Several state governments have said they won't be able to start the Phase 3 vaccination drive from May 1, 2021, because they do not have sufficient vaccine doses.

  • Ravichandran Ashwin's wife Prithi reveals Corona crisis in family

    Saturday, May 01, 2021 01:19 PM IST, Chennai

    India cricketer Ravichandran Ashwin's wife Prithi has posted on social media on the ordeal of her family in dealing with Covid-19 as 10 persons in her family had tested positive

  • In Tamil Nadu, the wheel has come full circle for the Dravidian parties

    Thursday, April 22, 2021 04:08 PM IST, Chennai

    The wheel has moved a full circle for the Dravidian parties, which now seek to share power with the national parties at the Centre and rub shoulders with them during the Tamil Nadu Assembly polls.

  • Kamal Haasan ready with a new role, armed with a script different from rivals

    Thursday, April 22, 2021 03:56 PM IST, Chennai

    The DMK and the AIADMK parties’ leaders admit that Kamal Haasan’s MNM could make a significant impact, especially in urban areas where the party enjoys a greater following on social media.

  • On Lankan Tamil Issue, AIADMK on sticky wicket, BJP not on same page

    Thursday, April 22, 2021 03:44 PM IST, Chennai

    The AIADMK and its ally, the BJP, are not on the same page here. The AIADMK wants the convicts in the Rajiv killing case be given pardon but Governor Banwarilal Purohit toes the Centre line that no mercy should be shown as it is an issue concerning national security and terrorism

  • Sasikala’s dramatic rise to power in TN stops for now -- Part 2

    Thursday, April 22, 2021 12:15 PM IST, Chennai

    For the moment, Sasikala’s dramatic rise (from rags to riches) and enjoying tremendous power in the company of Jayalalithaa have come to a stop. This may be a temporary arrangement till the polls are over.

  • How Sasikala rose to become de facto CM in Jaya Govt -- Part 1

    Thursday, April 22, 2021 11:55 AM IST, Chennai

    Jayalalithaa's close aide Sasikala became the extra-constitutional authority and Tamil Nadu her fiefdom. Jayalalithaa's Poes Garden residence became a beehive of corruption as she and Sasikala set up at the residence, and acquired properties worth thousands of crores

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