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Politics

NEET: DMK govt law will be stonewalled by BJP

The DMK government's legislation seeking exemption from NEET for examinations to medical and dental colleges in Tamil Nadu could well meet the same fate as ordinances and resolutions sent by previous governments on the issue. Recently, Chief Minister MK Stalin had met with state Governor RN...

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EnvironmentPolitics

Chennai flood: Past deeds haunt DMK, AIADMK; Corporation polls may be put off

Tamil Nadu's famous poet Kannadasan in a song of everlasting beauty for the Tamil film Paadhakaanikkai (பாதகாணிக்கை), sung by TM Soundararajan, tuned by Viswanathan Ramamurthy runs thus:  வீடு வரை உறவு வீதி வரை மனைவி காடு வரை பிள்ளை கடைசி வரை யாரோ? veedu varai uravu veedhi varai manaivi kAdu...

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Politics

As time runs out for Sasikala, she makes a splash

In a symbolic move indicating that Jayalalithaa's aide V K Sasikala was preparing herself for a legal and perception battle for control over the AIADMK, she pulled off a coup by unveiling a plaque at MGR's T Nagar residence calling herself 'party general secretary' and spent time at his...

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Culture

How ancient Chennaivasis buried their dead

It seems ancient Chennaivasis believed in reincarnation. Their burial monuments testify to this. They didn’t cremate the dead but buried them. On top of the burial ground, they raised the stone monuments. Recent research has shown that Chennai has been continuously inhabited for thousands of...

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Politics

Vijay, PMK prove a point as DMK sweeps local body polls

The success of the ruling DMK in the local body elections in nine districts has not come as a surprise. But the real surprise package has been actor Vijay's Thalapathy Vijay Makkal Iyakkam which has quietly picked up seats in various districts, indicating that Tamil Nadu has to brace itself for...

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Vijay Makkal Iyakkam