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Thursday, August 13, 2020

M Karunanidhi

Muthuvel Karunanidhi is the head of the Dravidian Political Kazhagam (DMK), a political party in Tamil Nadu. He had been Chief Minister of the state five times in the past and had held the post of the leader of DMK since 1969. With a political career spanning more than 60 years, his first brush with politics was at the young age of 14. His biggest political opponent in the state was M.G. Ramachandran's ADMK and later Jayalalithaa. Apart from being a politician, he is also a playwright and screenwriter in Tamil cinema.


Covid-19 in Tamil Nadu: Bikes to sanitize narrow streets; Chennai reports 1,000 cases in a day

June 03, 2020 10:25 pm

Chennai reported more than 1,000 cases in a day for the first time. Including today’s count of 1,012 COVID-19 cases, the capital city of Tamil Nadu has recorded 17,598 cases so far.

When actors stood up, spoke up in the past

January 12, 2020 3:49 pm

The most relevant instance of Bombay cinema’s history of connect with politics is in Balraj Sahni’s convocation address to JNU in 1972. Those who speak today, in some measure, shed that “burden” that Bollywood has borne for some decades now.

Temple to honour DMK leader Karunanidhi to be built in Tamil Nadu

August 25, 2019 7:09 pm

The 'bhoomi puja' (ground breaking) ceremony for the Rs 30 lakh temple, to be built in association with the local DMK women's wing functionaries, was held on Sunday at Kuchikadu village.

In Tamil Nadu, a rising sun and setting stars

April 07, 2019 10:39 pm

As Tamil Nadu’s 39 seats head to the polls on April 18, The Indian Express travels across the state to find that unlike earlier elections, the Opposition alliance led by the DMK has stitched up a narrative centred on a key question: ‘Don’t you want to keep out Modi?’ For now, the answer is up in the air

To assert his power in DMK, M K Alagiri marches to Karunanidhi Samadhi 

September 05, 2018 11:36 am

M K Alagiri rally in Chennai: Other than Alagiri and his son Dayanidhi Alagiri, Mannan, a former deputy mayor of Madurai city, will be the leading face in today's rally.

Karunanidhi memorial event: National leaders to attend; Gadkari to represent BJP

August 30, 2018 3:17 pm

Karunanidhi memorial event in Chennai: Karunanidhi's son M K Stalin, who took over as DMK chief on Tuesday, has sent out invites to a galaxy of national leaders cutting across party lines.

Karunanidhi's wife Dayalu Ammal discharged

August 30, 2018 9:00 am

Dayalu Ammal, in her 80s, was rushed to the hospital late on Tuesday night from her Gopalapuram residence after she complained of uneasiness.

Madras HC notice to Centre, TN government over alleged lapses in Rahul Gandhi security

August 16, 2018 4:13 pm

"Rahul Gandhi was literally isolated and made to wade through a huge crowd of emotionally charged people in the overcrowded staircase of Rajaji Hall," he claimed, and sought a judicial probe into alleged lapses.

Karunanidhi’s true loyalists with me, claims Alagiri on eve of DMK meeting

August 14, 2018 7:12 am

Alagiri and Stalin have been at loggerheads for years over who will inherit Karunanidhi’s legacy. Before his expulsion, Alagiri had famously questioned if the DMK was a “mutt” where the pontiff could anoint his successor.

Body politics

August 09, 2018 12:09 am

Tamil Nadu government’s attempt to deny burial space for DMK patriarch in the Marina grounds was in poor taste.