Tamil Nadu

Stalin writes to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 'efforts to impose' Hindi in Tamil Nadu
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Stalin in the letter said that "the efforts to impose Hindi on non-Hindi speaking people would destroy the feeling of the brotherhood of people of different languages and cultures..." "The recent attempts to impose Hindi are impractical and divisive in character and puts non-Hindi speaking people in a very disadvantageous position in many respects," he added.
M.K. Stalin elected unopposed as DMK Chief for second time
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Veteran leader and state Water Works Minister S. Duraimuguan was elected unopposed as the General Secretary of the party. Former Union minister and MP T.R. Baalu, who is considered the face of the DMK in New Delhi, was also re-elected as the treasurer of the party without any opposition. K.N. Nehru was elected as the Chief Secretary of the party.
DMK intra-party polls: TN CM Stalin files nomination for president's post
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The party general council meeting is scheduled to be held on October 9 at St. George School, Aminjikarai, Chennai. Before filing his papers, Stalin paid floral tributes at the memorials of former Chief Ministers of Tamil Nadu C.N. Annadurai and M. Karunanidhi.
BJP hits back at filmmaker Vetrimaaran for 'Raja Raja Cholan not a Hindu' remark
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Speaking on the sidlines of an event, Vetrimaaran recently said, "Continuously, our symbols are being snatched from us. Saffronising Valluvar or calling Raja Raja Cholan a Hindu king is constantly occurring." Vetrimaaran's comments came days after the release of Mani Ratnam's much-awaited film, 'Ponniyin Selvan: 1', which is based on Kalki Krishnamurthy's fictional novel inspired by Raja Raja Cholan.
Anti-Hindu remarks: TN BJP leader files complaint with Lok Sabha Speaker against DMK's A. Raja
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Nirmal Kumar in a tweet on Tuesday said, "Complaint filed against @dmk_raja before honourble @loksabhaspeaker under rule 233A(4) conduct of business in Loksabha, for unethical act of hate speech against Hindus. Shri. A. Raja should be refrained from contesting any elections in the future.'
From MGR to Karunanidhi, a leader's death triggers wave of suicides
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As the news of the death of M.G. Ramachandran spread, many people immolated themselves, some cut their veins, some drank poison and in the end, 30 people committed suicide two days after the news of MGR's passing away came. There are records of people wailing before his residence and shouting why they were living if MGR was not alive. Many cut their fingers, some cut their tongue. It was a public frenzy.
Attempt to undo the damage done by BJP: Rahul Gandhi on Bharat Jodo Yatra
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The former Congress President Rahul Gandhi said, "The RSS-BJP have their opinions about this Yatra, they are welcome to have their opinions, but the Congress party through the Yatra is attempting to undo the damage done by the BJP in the last eight years. They have divided the country."
Whole world looking at India's youth with hope, says Prime Minister
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Speaking at the 42nd convocation ceremony of Anna University, the Prime Minister said, "The whole world is looking at India's youth with hope. Because you are the growth engine of the country and India is the world's growth engine. This is a huge honour and responsibility on all of you."
Eyeing the vote of minorities in 2024, AIADMK cosying up to Cong in Tamil Nadu
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According to insiders in the party, AIADMK has commenced discussions with the Congress party in Tamil Nadu aiming for the 2024 general elections and wants to snap ties with BJP. The presence of a large number of minority votes in Tamil Nadu is one of the major reasons for AIADMK under Edappadi K. Palaniswami to rework its strategies.
Now, OPS removed from AIADMK deputy legislative leader post
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R.G. Udhayakumar, who is a former minister and a close confidant of Edappadi K. Palaniswami, replaces Panneerselvam as the deputy leader of the legislative party which makes him the deputy leader of opposition in the Assembly.
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