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TN first state to unmask NEET, nation now realises test fraudulent: DMK

The ruling DMK on Monday dubbed the NEET as an 'industry' created for the 'welfare' of coaching centres that rake in 'several lakh crores' and said Tamil Nadu was the first state to make this clear and major parties at the national level now raise their voice against the test. Pointing to the arrest of several people and searches by the CBI in connection with NEET-UG irregularities, DMK Tamil mouthpiece 'Murasoli,' said BJP's partner, JD(U) itself has passed a resolution over the irregularities. "India's major parties have started to raise their voice against NEET." The DMK is for a debate in both the Houses of Parliament over NEET irregularities and Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Rahul Gandhi has said that the issue should be deliberated. Days ago, in the state Assembly, Minister for Sports and Youth Welfare, Udhayanidhi Stalin spoke on the 'Dravidian Algorithm,' explaining that Tamil Nadu understood much ahead of other states whether 'NEET is good or bad.' Similarly, Tamil peop

TN first state to unmask NEET, nation now realises test fraudulent: DMK
Updated On : 01 Jul 2024 | 2:44 PM IST

ED arrests expelled DMK functionary in drugs-linked money laundering case

The Enforcement Directorate has arrested sacked DMK functionary Jaffer Sadiq at the Tihar Jail in connection with a drugs linked money laundering investigation, official sources said Friday. The federal agency will soon take the 36-year-old to Chennai and produce him before a special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) seeking his remand for custodial interrogation, the sources said. Sadiq was arrested by the ED on June 26 at the Tihar Jail where he is lodged in judicial custody in a NCB case. A production warrant is being sought from a Delhi court following which he is expected to be taken to Chennai where the ED case is lodged, they said. The ED had earlier obtained the court's permission to question him in jail and he was taken into custody during this procedure. He was first arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in March for his alleged involvement in the smuggling of about 3,500 kg of pseudoephedrine with a street value of more than Rs 2,000 crore. The money ..

ED arrests expelled DMK functionary in drugs-linked money laundering case
Updated On : 28 Jun 2024 | 3:26 PM IST

Tamil Nadu Assembly unanimously passes resolution to scrap NEET exam

NEET row: The abolition of NEET was a cornerstone of DMK's 2021 election promises the resolution now awaits the President's approval

Tamil Nadu Assembly unanimously passes resolution to scrap NEET exam
Updated On : 28 Jun 2024 | 2:51 PM IST

NEET row top 5 updates: NSUI protest, Parliament debate, CBI arrests

TMC and DMK demand the Centre to abolish the NEET exam and revert to the previous system of state medical entrance exams, while Congress asks to raise matter of exam irregularities in the Rajya Sabha

NEET row top 5 updates: NSUI protest, Parliament debate, CBI arrests
Updated On : 28 Jun 2024 | 10:37 AM IST

Tamil Nadu govt to establish international airport in Hosur: CM MK Stalin

The Tamil Nadu government will set up an international airport on 2,000 acres of land in Hosur with a capacity to handle 30 million passengers a year and to cater the increasing industrial needs in Krishnagiri and Dharmapuri districts, Chief Minister M K Stalin informed the Assembly on Thursday. The presence of an airport will help the overall socio-economic development of the region, not just Hosur alone, the chief minister said. "I am pleased to announce in this House that an international airport will be set up on 2,000 acres of land in Hosur, capable of handling 30 million passengers per annum," Stalin said, making the announcement under rule 110 in the Assembly. It was hailed by various political parties in the House. After the DMK came to power, Tamil Nadu made rapid progress in all sectors and the state moved up to numero uno position in India in the Export Preparedness Index for 2022, he said. "Tamil Nadu is India's leading state in exports of motor vehicles, ancillaries,

Tamil Nadu govt to establish international airport in Hosur: CM MK Stalin
Updated On : 27 Jun 2024 | 11:24 PM IST

Tamil Nadu Hooch tragedy: AIADMK holds hunger strike, calls for CBI probe

Led by party general secretary Edappadi K Palaniswami, AIADMK MLAs and party workers held a hunger strike here on Thursday to press for a CBI probe into the Kallakurichi hooch tragedy. DMDK chief Premalatha Vijayakanth visited the venue and lent her party's support to the protest. Clad in black shirts, the AIADMK legislators, who have been suspended from the ongoing Assembly session for disrupting proceedings, began their fast here by 9 am at the Rajarathinam stadium. The fast is also to condemn 'denial of permission' to raise the issue in the state Assembly, according to the main opposition party. Palaniswami, in a post on X, demanded Chief Minister M K Stalin's resignation and reiterated that the hooch deaths be investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). While the deaths have 'crossed 60,' why has not Stalin visited Kallakurichi so far, he asked. He also slammed the chief minister's 'reluctance' to have a honest discussion over the issue in the Assembly. Premalat

Tamil Nadu Hooch tragedy: AIADMK holds hunger strike, calls for CBI probe
Updated On : 27 Jun 2024 | 2:57 PM IST

Kallakurichi hooch tragedy: Death toll rises to 58; BJP demands CBI probe

Chief minister M K Stalin announced Rs 5,000 monthly assistance to children who lost their parents. Opposition parties in the state stage protest

Kallakurichi hooch tragedy: Death toll rises to 58; BJP demands CBI probe
Updated On : 24 Jun 2024 | 6:05 PM IST

Tamil Nadu hooch tragedy: 47 dead, HC demands report from state; updates

Death toll rises to 47 and 118 people remain hospitalised in hooch tragedy in the Kallakurichi district of Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu hooch tragedy: 47 dead, HC demands report from state; updates
Updated On : 21 Jun 2024 | 5:19 PM IST

Political controversy: CISF questioning of DMK MP MM Abdulla sparks debate

CISF asks DMK MP to 'explain his purpose of visit' inside Parliament. MP writes to the Vice President. TMC Rajya Sabha MP questions if govt aims to obstruct INDIA MPs from carrying out their duties

Political controversy: CISF questioning of DMK MP MM Abdulla sparks debate
Updated On : 19 Jun 2024 | 1:20 PM IST

'Teary' PM said NDA couldn't win single Lok Sabha seat in Tamil Nadu: DMK

DMK's Tamil mouthpiece 'Murasoli' on Monday claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the recent meeting of MPs of the National Democratic Alliance had said with 'teary eyes' that they could not win even a single Lok Sabha seat in Tamil Nadu. "He did not say why they could not win. He does not seem to have realised the reason for that. He will not spell out the reason even if he has realised and he cannot disclose that reason," Murasoli said in its editorial on June 17. The DMK-led INDIA bloc in Tamil Nadu has been unmasking the BJP not only for electoral politics but it is being done ideologically and this alliance was not formed in the state just before the 2024 Lok Sabha polls. "This alliance has been waging a democratic war against the fascist BJP for the past five years." The DMK and its allies could secure a landslide victory by its grassroots campaign that nurturing BJP would be dangerous for the whole of India. DMK president and Chief Minister M K Stalin's pitch of a vote

'Teary' PM said NDA couldn't win single Lok Sabha seat in Tamil Nadu: DMK
Updated On : 17 Jun 2024 | 2:25 PM IST

NEET a 'scam', goes against students, Centre must not defend it: CM Stalin

NEET, 'masquerading' as a measure of merit, is a 'scam' and the Centre must stop defending the national test as it went against the interests of students and it is also against social justice and poor, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin said on Sunday. Stalin, also the president of the ruling DMK said in a post on X: "The ongoing controversies around #NEET highlight its fundamentally inequitable nature. In a society where education has been denied for thousands of years, we should offer more opportunities for advancement of the oppressed. On the contrary, NEET hinders the opportunities of such students." He said: "Despite the Union Education Minister's defense of the National Testing Agency (NTA), recent events paint a different picture. The Gujarat Police have registered an FIR over allegations of invigilators tampering with OMR sheets in exchange for monetary benefits, involving cheques worth several crore rupees and eight blank cheques. This conspiracy, implicating a school ...

NEET a 'scam', goes against students, Centre must not defend it: CM Stalin
Updated On : 16 Jun 2024 | 4:37 PM IST

BJP, AIADMK fighting Tamil Nadu bypoll through 'proxy' PMK: Chidambaram

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Sunday alleged the BJP and AIADMK are fighting the July 10 Vikravandi bypoll through 'proxy' PMK and that the INDIA bloc must ensure a resounding victory of the DMK candidate. Hitting out at Tamil Nadu's main opposition AIADMK for boycotting the bypoll, Chidambaram, in a post on X, said: "AIADMK's decision to boycott the Vikravandi by-election is clear evidence that it has received instructions from the 'top' to facilitate the electoral chances of the NDA candidate (PMK). Both BJP and AIADMK are fighting the battle through a proxy (PMK). The I.N.D.I.A. bloc must ensure the resounding victory of the DMK candidate." Tamil Nadu's principal opposition party, AIADMK, on June 15 announced a boycott of the bypoll to the Vikravandi Assembly constituency, alleging the ruling DMK will unleash 'violence' and not allow people to vote 'independently.' Pattali Makkal Katchi, a constituent of the BJP-led NDA in Tamil Nadu announced on Saturday that the party'

BJP, AIADMK fighting Tamil Nadu bypoll through 'proxy' PMK: Chidambaram
Updated On : 16 Jun 2024 | 10:49 AM IST

Lok Sabha: Which parties are members of the INDIA bloc & the seats they won

Lok Sabha elections 2024: The Congress party secured 99 seats in the general elections, while its allies won the remaining 135. See full list of INDIA bloc winners here

Lok Sabha: Which parties are members of the INDIA bloc & the seats they won
Updated On : 06 Jun 2024 | 6:48 PM IST

Lok Sabha polls 2024: What election results look like at 12 pm on June 4

Lok Sabha elections 2024: BJP leads in 236 constituencies, Rahul Gandhi leads in both Raebareli and Wayanad

Lok Sabha polls 2024: What election results look like at 12 pm on June 4
Updated On : 04 Jun 2024 | 11:17 PM IST

'Baahubali' moment for Stalin as DMK-led alliance poised for massive win

'Baahubali,' that was what Chief Minister M K Stalin said to describe the turnout for the Coimbatore rally addressed by him and Congress top leader Rahul Gandhi in April and said the "total BJP was trumped," by that single public meeting. With the DMK and allies far ahead in all the 39 Lok Sabha constituencies in the state and 1 in neighbouring Puducherry, it appears the outcome, for the Stalin-led Dravidian party will be similar to the success of the popular flick Baahubali. The streak of electoral success for Stalin steered alliance began in the 2019 LS polls and since then, be it civic polls or the 2021 Assembly elections, it has been a sweet win for the DMK, Congress and other allies including the Left parties. Stalin often said his party led alliance was a 'Kolgai kootani', one based on ideology and ensured cohesion among partners and reiterated in the run-up to the elections that the INDIA bloc would win all the 40 seats. Without doubt, the Lok Sabha election campaign of DMK

'Baahubali' moment for Stalin as DMK-led alliance poised for massive win
Updated On : 04 Jun 2024 | 5:34 PM IST

BJP MP calls for arrest of ex-Telangana CM KCR over phone tapping claims

Telangana Phone Tapping Case: Last month, DMK leader R S Bharathi accused agencies like the ED, CBI, and I-T Department of illegal interceptions, potentially using software like Pegasus

BJP MP calls for arrest of ex-Telangana CM KCR over phone tapping claims
Updated On : 28 May 2024 | 12:08 PM IST

Tensions between states may be more dangerous than India's religious divide

India's southern states are also wary of an overbearing north. Regional parties lead opposition to the BJP in the south, as in eastern states such as West Bengal

Tensions between states may be more dangerous than India's religious divide
Updated On : 22 May 2024 | 8:30 AM IST

Lok Sabha polls highlights: Not just my party members, even Opposition working for Lotus, says PM

General Elections 2024 latest news: Catch all the news updates on the Lok Sabha polls here

Lok Sabha polls highlights: Not just my party members, even Opposition working for Lotus, says PM
Updated On : 16 May 2024 | 7:54 PM IST

LS Polls highlights: BJP wants to abolish reservation, we want to increase it beyond 50%, says Rahul

Lok Sabha elections LIVE updates: Catch all the news related to the General Elections here

LS Polls highlights: BJP wants to abolish reservation, we want to increase it beyond 50%, says Rahul
Updated On : 09 May 2024 | 10:13 PM IST

LS polls highlights: BJP chief Nadda summoned by Karnataka police over Muslim reservation clip

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LS polls highlights: BJP chief Nadda summoned by Karnataka police over Muslim reservation clip
Updated On : 08 May 2024 | 7:28 PM IST