Generously praising Karunanidhi, MGR and Jayalalithaa for their political experience and contribution, he said he can also run a government with the help of youth and technology and hardworking cadres in his party.
Ravichandran was 19 when he was arrested in connection with the Rajiv Gandhi assassination. The earlier 15-day parole, which ended up as house arrest, was the only reprieve he got during his incarceration.
Kamal Haasan said it is possible to reduce alcohol consumption, but it is doubtful if people could completely give it up. “If we make everyone in the state give up alcohol, people may resort to violence, murders, wreaking a havoc,” he said.
Traditionally, Tamil Thaai Vazhthu, considered the Tamil anthem, is sung as the invocation song at official functions. Opposition parties accused the Central government of ignoring Tamil language and culture and imposing Hindi, Hindu and Sanskritic ideas in the state.
Addressing a gathering of over 15,000 people, Kamal Haasan said he has no ‘isms’ in mind but the welfare of people. He said his plans to adopt eight villages in Tamil Nadu in the initial stage was a decision to begin that service for the people.
Besides Udayamurthy and many other personas who inspired Kamal, people involved in his programmes revealed he will be projecting an image that is a mixture of late Indian President APJ Abdul Kalam and Barack Obama.
Kamal Haasan will take out a roadshow from the house of late President A P J Abdul Kamal at Rameswaram, culminating in Madurai where he will address a rally to announce the party’s name and launch its flag.
“The subsidised scooter programme for women was Amma’s (Jayalalithaa’s) pet project. It was in our manifesto for the 2016 elections. She had announced the scheme after the victory (in Assembly polls)," said AIADMK MP and senior leader V Maitreyan.
Nalini's petition was in the wake of a Tamil Nadu government order, which introduced a scheme for premature release of life convicts under Article 161 (Power of governor to grant pardons, and to suspend, remit or commute sentences in certain cases) of the Constitution.
Special judge P Velmurugan sentenced him to death and 46 years in prison. The court found him guilty under Sections 302 (murder), 201 (causing disappearance of evidence), 363 and 366 (kidnapping, abduction), 354-b (criminal force on woman with intent to disrobe), of the IPC and POCSO Act
Referring to the PNB fraud, Arvind Subramanian , “We know that, for whatever reason, internal control has broken down. But another important question is what about the external controls in the banking sector?"
Supreme Court verdict on Cauvery water dispute today: Tamil Nadu has deployed hundreds of police personnel across Chennai city and towns bordering Karnataka. Nearly all buses plying to Karnataka from the state have been halted or rerouted via Andhra.