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Tuesday, June 22, 2021



Coimbatore: Saffron paint thrown on Periyar statue in Coimbatore district

July 17, 2020 4:16 pm

Locals and members of the political party, Periyar Dravida Kazhagam gathered near the statue and staged a protest, demanding the arrest of the people behind the act.

How with the Periyar controversy, Rajinikanth has won the first round

January 25, 2020 7:18 am

Rajini’s fans are overjoyed that their star is finally taking a stand and is sticking his neck out, rather than buckling under pressure.

Periyar statue vandalised in Tamil Nadu's Chengalpattu district

January 24, 2020 1:23 pm

Police officials at the Salavakkam station told that senior officers were at the spot to investigate the incident.

Periyar row: Madras HC dismisses petition against Rajinikanth

January 24, 2020 1:27 pm

The case pertains to the actor's speech on January 14 at an event of Tamil magazine Thuglak where he had claimed that Periyar had taken out a rally with undressed images of Lord Ram and Sita and that no news outlet barring Thuglak had published the same.

Why are you silent, AIADMK minister questions Rajinikanth fans on Periyar row

January 24, 2020 1:01 pm

Rajinikanth is an honest man, he speaks from his heart and the people have accepted whatever he spoke, the Tamil Nadu Minister Rajendra Balaji had said.

Periyar remark: Protesters attempt to lay seige to Rajinikanth's house, security beefed up

January 22, 2020 6:09 pm

More than 50 police personnel have been deployed near Rajinikanth’s residence and vehicular movement have been restricted near ‘Raghavendra Avenue’. Moreover, people staying close to the actor’s residence are been allowed only after an inquiry.

'Rajinikanth should talk on JNU, Kashmir if keen on entering politics': Karti Chidambaram on Periyar row

January 22, 2020 11:02 am

"Is a debate on Periyar the most relevant topic today for Rajinikanth," Karti Chidambaram asked.

Rajinikanth refuses to apologise for Periyar remark; 'think and speak', urges Stalin

January 21, 2020 9:54 pm

When asked about DK leaders refuting his claims, Rajinikanth said: “It was not (an incident) to be denied but to be forgotten…” The DK party has asked the actor should either apologise or produce copies of the Thuglak magazine from 1971 to validate his claims.

BJP's 'insult' to Periyar: Why the iconoclast social reformer matters in Tamil Nadu

December 25, 2019 6:35 pm

Born in 1879, Periyar is remembered for the Self Respect Movement to redeem the identity and self-respect of Tamils. He envisaged a Dravida homeland of Dravida Nadu, and launched a political party, Dravidar Kazhagam (DK).

Storm in Tamil Nadu over BJP ‘insult’ to Periyar

December 25, 2019 5:05 am

Tamil Nadu BJP's IT wing (@tnbjpitwing) retweeted the photograph and the comment. Both the state party unit and its IT wing later deleted the tweet.


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

June 22, 2020 6:16 pm

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

June 22, 2020 6:19 pm

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.