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Periyar E V Ramasamy: Mapping his political and social legacy

As we commemorate the 140th birth anniversary of E V Ramasamy, popularly addressed as Periyar or ‘the Great One’, on September 17, Sahapedia focuses on his popular, yet complex legacy.

'BJP lawyer' arrested for throwing shoes at Periyar statue in Chennai

State Fisheries Minister D Jayakumar said action will be taken against Jagadeesan. Opposition leader and DMK chief M K Stalin demanded punishment for those who vandalise Periyar statues.


Kerala rains HIGHLIGHTS: Centre announces additional relief worth Rs 100 crores, flood loss estimated at Rs 8,316 crores

Kerala rains HIGHLIGHTS: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday estimated the preliminary loss, due to the floods, to be around Rs 8,316 crore.

CRPF jawan arrested for vandalising 'Periyar' statue: Tamil Nadu CM

The Tamil Nadu CM said the arrested CRPF jawan, identified as Senthil Kumar, was posted in Chhattisgarh and had come to his native Viduthi village on leave. He was held after examination of the CCTV footage from the area.

Petrol bomb hurled at BJP district chief's house in Tamil Nadu, none hurt

This comes a day after the statue of late Dravidian leader 'Periyar' was found vandalised in Pudukottai district. The police suspects the attack on the house could be a retaliatory action to the vandalism.

H Raja should apologise for his Periyar statue remark: AIADMK

"The hearts of Tamil Nadu people are wounded and the hearts of people adoring Periyar are broken," (by Raja's comment), the party said.


Petrol bomb hurled at BJP office in Coimbatore

This comes a day after BJP leader H Raja raised threats against Periyar statues in the state, following which two men were arrested for vandalising a Periyar statue in Vellore.

Periyar statue vandalised: BJP's H Raja apologises for remark, deletes provocative FB post, blames admin

Periyar statue vandalised: In his apology shared on the social media site, the BJP leader blamed one of the administrators of his Facebook page for the controversial post, which was later deleted.

Bust of Syama Prasad Mookerjee vandalised in Kolkata, six arrested

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has, according to a statement issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, condemned the violence and expressed his 'strong disapproval'.

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Kerala received a lot more rain than its dams could handle: News in Numbers

Three days of intense rainfall, from August 15 to August 17 brought in more than what the dams could accommodate, making it necessary to release water. This is what the Central Water Commission (CWC) report on the Kerala floods observed.

Muthuvel Karunanidhi: Looking back at his life in active politics for over seven decades

Muthuvel Karunanidhi, the man fondly called Kalaignar - the artist, breathes his last. A look back at his illustrious life and all that he achieved in over seven decades of being an active politician.


Importance Of Periyar In Tamil Nadu

Who is Periyar and how is he still relevant 45 years after his death, in today’s Tamil Nadu. Read | A man, an ideology: The importance of EV Ramasamy Periyar