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M Karunanidhi

'I told my name, people stared': DMK chief Stalin’s name raised eyebrows in Russia

MK Stalin's father M Karunanidhi deliberately named his son after the Russian communist leader Joseph Stalin.

14 Sep 2019 8:19 AM

Mamata Banerjee unveils statue of Karunanidhi

DMK President MK Stalin was also present on the occasion.

07 Aug 2019 7:25 PM

Centre's move on language aims at deceiving Tamil Nadu: M K Stalin

Stalin said in absence of explanation, Tamil Nadu will witness a massive agitation on the lines of the 1965 stir to oppose Hindi.

04 Jun 2019 9:15 AM

Tough fight in Tamil Nadu as state sees first polls after Jaya, Karuna

National parties piggyback Dravidian parties to get enough numbers for central coalitions.

18 Apr 2019 7:09 AM

Palaniswami's remarks on Karunanidhi do not behove a CM: DMK

Senior DMK leader said,'Stalin has risen to be the party chief by his hard work and that the party has accepted him'.

09 Apr 2019 5:33 PM


M K Alagiri says DMK will meet same fate as in 2014 LS polls

The expelled DMK leader further said he would give views within a week on the DMK candidates to be fielded in the coming polls.

17 Mar 2019 4:40 PM

Statue of Karunanidhi to be unveiled in Chennai on December 16

It will be located alongside a refurbished statue of DMK founder and late chief minister CN Annadurai at the party headquarters in Chennai.

15 Nov 2018 2:47 PM

Ready to accept MK Stalin as my leader if DMK takes me back: MK Alagiri flips

Alagiri added that newly appointed DMK chief and his younger brother, MK Stalin is not ready to take him back into the party.

30 Aug 2018 3:16 PM

Dayalu Ammal, wife of late DMK patriarch Karunanidhi, hospitalised in Chennai

Dayalu Ammal was hospitalised late on Tuesday night, but declined to comment on her health condition.

29 Aug 2018 10:52 AM

DMK demands Bharat Ratna for Karunanidhi at General Council meet

A resolution was moved by DMK lawmaker Trichy Siva and was unanimously adopted at party’s General Council meeting.

28 Aug 2018 12:31 PM


MK Stalin files nomination papers, set to become DMK president

Senior leader and party principal secretary Duraimurugan filed the nomination for the post of treasurer, hitherto held by Stalin.

26 Aug 2018 4:17 PM

Battle for Dravida dynasty to strain Centre-TN ties

The MGR-Jayalalithaa charisma had obscured the Dravida movement’s earlier anti-Hindi, anti-north and anti-brahmin edge.

17 Aug 2018 2:31 AM

Rebellion emerges in DMK

As non-BJP parties, the DMK and AIADMK have earlier been kingmakers or useful allies in Delhi.

15 Aug 2018 1:24 AM

Rajinikanth used Karunanidhi’s funeral to become full-time politician: AIADMK

Senior AIADMK leader D Jayakumar said Rajinikanth should not have spoken about politics at a condolence meeting.

14 Aug 2018 6:17 PM

Expelled MK Alagiri claims most DMK workers with him

Even after his expulsion from the party, Mr Alagiri continued to target Mr Stalin.

14 Aug 2018 1:36 AM


Karunanidhi’s ‘true’ supporters with me: Alagiri takes on brother Stalin

The statement assumes significance as it comes a day ahead of DMK's executive committee meet.

13 Aug 2018 2:15 PM

AIADMK questions 'haste' over announcement of measures to honour Karuna

AIADMK alleged there was 'political motive' behind 'haste' shown by Puducherry CM in making slew of announcements to honour Karunanidhi.

12 Aug 2018 4:52 PM

Post-Karunanidhi, it’s business as usual in TN

Karunanidhi’s bed-ridden condition meant he was party president only in name, though the voters and cadre still identified it with the man.

11 Aug 2018 2:54 AM

Delhi Assembly proceedings delayed after Speaker gets stuck in traffic

Sources said Goel's vehicle was stuck in traffic jams in Shastri Park, Seelam Pur and other places.

09 Aug 2018 1:11 PM

Delhi Assembly mourns DMK chief’s death, is adjourned

The House proceedings were delayed by around 20 minutes as Speaker Ram Niwas Goel was stuck in traffic jams in the city.

09 Aug 2018 5:59 AM


Yama can’t take away my life, only Tamil cause can: Karunanidhi

“Only if such a life-giving situation for the cause of Tamil comes, I may part with my life, but not give it to anybody else,” Karuna said.

09 Aug 2018 5:45 AM

Karuna devoted his life to public, says Modi

Before leaving the venue, Modi greeted the teaming crowd of mourners with folded hands.

09 Aug 2018 5:37 AM

How the Marina Beach burial case was won

Madras high court and some legal issues and the government was ready to allot land on Sardar Patel Road opposite to Anna University.

09 Aug 2018 5:18 AM

M Karunanidhi was scientists’ scientist

Dr Karunanidhi stands tall among political leaders who have promoted science for public good.

09 Aug 2018 5:08 AM

Marina burial right move

In an illogical move that could be politically suicidal, the state CM decided such a burial could not be allowed for a former CM.

09 Aug 2018 12:41 AM


Dravidian doyen M Karunanidhi laid to rest at Marina, lakhs bid adieu

Karunanidhi was buried with full military honours with soldiers giving him a gun salute and buglars sounding the last post.

08 Aug 2018 9:08 PM

Karunanidhi gave me my first National Award: Big B remembers DMK chief

DMK patriarch Karunanidhi died at the age of 94 at Cauvery hospital in Chennai on Tuesday evening after a prolonged illness.

08 Aug 2018 4:09 PM

2 dead in stampede near Rajaji Hall where late Karunanidhi lies in state

MK Stalin said, 'Those who are in power are trying to create chaos, but you have all shown the strength of the cadres.'

08 Aug 2018 3:09 PM

Watch: Cops resort to lathicharge after scuffle with Karunanidhi supporters

Seeing the swelling crowd, police blocked entrance of Rajaji hall following which people were seen climbing walls, trees to enter the hall.

08 Aug 2018 2:06 PM

Stalin breaks down after HC ruling on Karunanidhi's burial at Marina

Madras High Court ruled that M Karunanidhi will be buried next to his mentor CN Annadurai at Marina Beach in Chennai.

08 Aug 2018 12:13 PM


In a first, Parl adjourns to pay tribute to Karunanidhi who was never an MP

Both Houses of Parliament were adjourned for the day today after paying obituary to DMK chief M Karunanidhi who passed away on Tuesday.

08 Aug 2018 12:08 PM

South film stars mourn demise of M Karunanidhi, many arrive to pay last respects

Kollywood stars Rajinikanth, Dhanush, Kamal Haasan, Suriya, Ajith, were among those who arrived to pay last respects.

08 Aug 2018 11:00 AM

Pall of gloom descends on native village of Karunanidhi

Villagers turned up in large numbers to pay floral tributes at a portrait of the DMK patriarch at his house in Thirukkuvalai.

08 Aug 2018 9:58 AM

End of a political era in TN as DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi is laid to rest

Former Tamil Nadu chief minister and DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi passed away on Tuesday at the age of 94.

08 Aug 2018 9:50 AM

TN mourns Karunanidhi’s death, schools, colleges to be shut today

A seven-day mourning has also been announced in the state by the Tamil Nadu government.

08 Aug 2018 9:39 AM


3,500 sq ft for Jayalalithaa but AIADMK refusing 6 ft for Karunanidhi: DMK

DMK said AIADMK's refusal to permit the burial was plain and simple 'political vendetta' and 'reeks of pettiness'.

08 Aug 2018 9:12 AM

Shall I call you Appa once at least now? son Stalin pens poem for Karunanidhi

'Every time you used to tell me the place where ever you go. Now, where did you go without telling me?' MK Stalin poem read.

08 Aug 2018 9:10 AM

Karuna remained symbol of equality

If power goes to a political party that is undemocratic, we cannot expect to have democratic governance.

08 Aug 2018 2:00 AM

Power-packed dialogues stunning effect

The culture of worshipping reel heroes as real life heroes still continue in Tamil Nadu.

08 Aug 2018 1:56 AM

Stalin urges DMK workers to maintain peace, show military discipline

MK Stalin, son of Late Karunanidhi, put out an appeal to DMK cadre and followers to maintain discipline.

07 Aug 2018 8:59 PM


PM Modi mourns Karunanidhi's death; will be in Chennai tomorrow

The Prime Minister's Office said Modi will leave for Chennai in the morning and return by evening.

07 Aug 2018 8:39 PM

'Shocked' by Karunanidhi's illness, 21 DMK cadres die

Karunanidhi's son M K Stalin asked cadres to realise that he cannot bear the loss of even a single party worker's life.

01 Aug 2018 4:32 PM

DMK chief Karunanidhi to stay admitted for longer: Chennai hospital

It said that an extended period of hospitalisation was necessary due to age-related overall decline in his general health.

31 Jul 2018 7:37 PM

Rahul Gandhi visits Karunanidhi in ICU, describes condition as stable

'He is a very tough person like the people of Tamil Nadu. He has the spirit of Tamil Nadu in him,' he said after visiting Karunanidhi.

31 Jul 2018 6:45 PM

Tamil Nadu CM Palanisamy meets Karunanidhi, says DMK chief 'recovering well'

Karunanidhi's supporters remained outside hospital and urged staff to update them about the leader's health condition.

30 Jul 2018 11:20 AM


Karunanidhi now critical, crowds grow at hospital

There was high drama outside the hospital with the police having to resort to mild force in a lathicharge to disperse the swelling crowd.

30 Jul 2018 1:00 AM

KCR meets top DMK leaders in efforts for front

Sidesteps query on whether he is trying to project Mamata as front’s candidate for PM.

30 Apr 2018 1:28 AM

Matinee politicians

In Tamil Nadu, cinema itself is revered as a religion, theatre as a temple and the star as the presiding deity.

04 Mar 2018 12:11 AM

Woman claiming to be Karunanidhi’s granddaughter moves HC for access to father

Rani also alleged that her stepbrother Arivunidhi might have kept Muthu illegally confined.

01 Mar 2018 8:29 PM

You will know when I make it a success: Kamal Haasan bets on 'Dravidian' again

Haasan met DMK Prez M Karunanidhi and superstar Rajinikanth, saying he was calling on those 'whom I like' before the launch of his party.

20 Feb 2018 8:02 AM


Took blessings, feeling happy: Rajinikanth meets Karunanidhi before political entry

Addressing the media after the meeting, Rajinikanth said, 'He is the senior most politician in the country. I respect him a lot.'

03 Jan 2018 9:31 PM

Surgery for M Karunanidhi to improve breathing

The hospital had last night said he was admitted with breathing problems due to throat and lung infection.

17 Dec 2016 6:04 AM

President, Karunanidhi, Rahul and others wish Jaya speedy recovery

Home Minister Rajnath Singh spoke to Acting Tamil Nadu Governor CH Vidyasagar Rao to inquire about the CM's health

05 Dec 2016 7:59 AM

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