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  • Happy Birthday Chennai, recalling the Government Order on name change

    Sunday, September 30, 2018 02:54 PM IST, Chennai

    Chennai 2000 Plus Trust wishes all its readers and the people of Greater Chennai a happy birthday !!! Yes, Sept 30 is the official birthday of Chennai – the day when Chennai was renamed (giving up the British legacy of Madras) through a Government Order issued on September 30, 1996, 22 years ago.

  • Alagiri loses in rally, DMK loses its star in south Tamil Nadu

    Wednesday, September 05, 2018 04:25 PM IST, Chennai

    The much-touted rally of Muthuvel Karunanidhi’s ostracized son M K Alagiri in Chennai on September 5 has been a failure of sorts as he failed to attract any DMK functionary of note, with the party showing it is solidly behind his brother M K Stalin. However, in the eclipse of Alagiri, lies another story of the DMK being left without a strong southern satrap or star.

  • Tamil student Sophia arrested for anti-Modi, anti-BJP slogan in aircraft

    Tuesday, September 04, 2018 07:59 PM IST, Thoothukudi

    Tamil Nadu, already earning a notorious tag for its efforts to put down dissent especially against the BJP, blotted its copybook further with the arrest of a 28-year-old research scholar from Canada, Lois Sofia, for shouting, “down with Modi, BJP-RSS fascist government,” towards the end of a Chennai-Thoothukudi flight when TN BJP president Tamilisai Soundarajan crossed her.

  • Stalin not a towering leader like Kalaignar but more inclusive

    Tuesday, September 04, 2018 07:42 PM IST, Chennai

    The newly-elected president of the DMK, M K Stalin will not be as towering a personality as Muthuvel Karunanidhi. However, he will be seen as a more inclusive leader than his father. Stalin doesn’t believe in berating those who have faith in God and religion, especially Hinduism, which practice antagonized several sections of society and alienated them from the DMK.

  • DMK becomes rallying point for opposition unity

    Tuesday, September 04, 2018 07:18 PM IST, Chennai

    Leader after leader of various opposition parties, speaking at the Kalaignar condolence meeting in Chennai on August 30, stressed that the newly-elected president M K Stalin will play a crucial role in the formation of the next government at the Centre. For Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari and Pon Radhakrishnan of the BJP, it must have been galling to find a galaxy of opposition parties coming together under one platform which could be a precursor to an alliance for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

  • Do not reduce Chennai history from 2,000 years to 379: Rangaraj

    Tuesday, August 28, 2018 12:17 AM IST, Chennai

    For a city which has a history of over 2,000 years with its own culture, literature, music, dance, sculpture, trade and commerce, maritime activity, system of jurisprudence, effective administration, decentralized systems, elected local bodies, and what not, to be called 379 years old is the ultimate insult one can provide

  • Stalin takes over as second president of DMK, boost for Durai Murugan

    Monday, August 27, 2018 11:25 PM IST, Chennai

    M K Stalin has been elected unopposed as DMK president. He takes over as president on August 28 morning at the party general council meeting in Chennai when party general secretary K Anbazhagan will formally declare the results of elections to the post of president and treasurer.

  • The oratory of Vajpayee led to rise of BJP and govt formation

    Thursday, August 16, 2018 11:46 PM IST, New Delhi

    Former Prime Minister and veteran BJP leader, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, whose oratory enabled his party to form government at the Centre in 1996, 1998 and 1999 general elections, died at AIIMS hospital in New Delhi on August 16, 2018. Born on 25 December 1924, he was the 10th Prime Minister of India, first term for 13 days in 1996 and then from 1998 to 2004.

  • Atal Bihari Vajpayee is critical says AIIMS bulletin

    Thursday, August 16, 2018 12:13 AM IST, New Delhi

    The condition of former Prime Minister and BJP stalwart, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, is critical, said an AIIMS bulletin on August 15 night. Vajpayee was on life support systems, it said. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi rushed to the hospital to enquire about his condition.

  • Karunanidhi laid to rest on the Marina at sun set

    Wednesday, August 08, 2018 08:53 PM IST, Chennai

    DMK president and former Tamil Nadu chief minister Muthuvel Karunanidhi was laid to rest on the Marina beach as several chief ministers and leaders of various parties besides thousands of supporters bade him a tearful farewell. Symbolically, the leader of the party with the Rising Sun as its symbol was cremated around the time of the sun set.

  • Karunanidhi funeral: Three killed, 50 hurt in stampede outside Rajaji Hall

    Wednesday, August 08, 2018 03:56 PM IST, Chennai

    Three people were killed and nearly 50 others injured in a stampede in front of Rajaji Hall where thousands of people had gathered to get a last glimpse of the departed DMK leader M Karunanidhi. The police resorted to a lathicharge after steps to control the crowd failed. The injured were rushed to hospital where they are undergoing treatment.

  • DMK gets huge boost in form of Kalaignar Memorial on Marina

    Wednesday, August 08, 2018 03:39 PM IST, Chennai

    The Madras High Court decision on allowing the Karunanidhi Memorial on the Marina Beach, next to the Anna Memorial is a huge psychological and political victory for the DMK in the battle with the AIADMK which commenced 46 years ago from the time actor MGR formed the Anna DMK after his ouster from the DMK.

  • TN Govt turns down demand for Kalaignar Memorial on Marina, protests erupt

    Tuesday, August 07, 2018 08:56 PM IST, Chennai

    The DMK had officially sought the setting up of Kalaignar Memorial next to Anna Memorial where the body of Karunanidhi could be buried, DMK leader Durai Murugan said soon after the death of MK. However, the TN Government turned it down as there were petitions against setting up memorials on the beach, and said it was ready to provide a two-acre plot near Gandhi Mandapam on Sardar Vallabhabhai Patel Road in Guindy instead

  • Karunanidhi dies, voice of autonomy, secularism, federalism goes silent

    Tuesday, August 07, 2018 06:49 PM IST, Chennai

    With the death of Karunanidhi today, a powerful voice of State autonomy, federalism and socialism has gone silent. His death came today at the age of 94 in the Kauvery Hospital where he battled for life for the last 11 days.

  • Rajinikanth visits Kauvery hospital to enquire about Karunanidhi health

    Tuesday, July 31, 2018 09:12 PM IST, Chennai

    Actor Rajjnikanth visited the Kauvery hospital in Chennai to enquire about the health of DMK president M Karunanidhi who is undergoing treatment at the hospital over the last three days. Rajni said Karunanidhi was a senior leader of the country, and he was glad that he was recovering speedily.

  • Rahul photo with Karunanidhi shows improvement in health

    Tuesday, July 31, 2018 08:16 PM IST, Chennai

    A photo of Congress president Rahul Gandhi at kauvery Hospital in Chennai has proved that DMK president M Karunanidhi is much better and that he is improving. The photo shows DMK Working President and Karunanidhi's son M K Stalin speaking to Karunanidhi who is very much conscious and not on any life-saving support. Rahul Gandhi is seen standing next to Stalin, along with other doctors.

  • Karunanidhi in hospital ICU, condition stable after BP drop

    Saturday, July 28, 2018 10:19 AM IST, Chennai

    DMK president and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi suffered a major setback past midnight on July 28 as there was a drop in blood pressure. He was rushed to the Kauvery Hospital in Alwarpet from his Gopalapuram residence and admitted there around 1 a.m. The condition was stabilized as he responded to treatment

  • July 21 marks 651st year of Madrasapatnam inscription establishing ancient Chennai

    Sunday, July 22, 2018 04:32 PM IST, Penneswaramadam

    July 21, 2018, that is today, marks the 651st anniversary of the Madrasapatnam inscription of Kamapana II at Penneswaramadam in Krishnaigir taluk, Krishnagiri district, on a rock surface near the Pennaiyar river dated July 21, 1367, which established that Madrasapatnam or Madras or ancient Chennai had been in existence for at least 651 years and that it was not a new town built or founded by the British on August 22, 1639.

  • AIADMK swallows bitter Amit Shah pill by backing NDA in LS

    Saturday, July 21, 2018 12:20 AM IST, New Delhi

    The ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu has had to swallow a bitter pill administered by BJP National President Amit Shah just a few days ago in Chennai, by agreeing to his request to support the NDA government in the Lok Sabha today. Amit Shah had hit out at massive corruption in Tamil Nadu, a direct indictment of the AIADMK government in the State, forcing AIADMK leaders to hit back strongly at the BJP.

  • BJP jolted by Shiv Sena abstention from LS in crucial no trust vote

    Saturday, July 21, 2018 12:07 AM IST, New Delhi

    The ruling NDA government led by the BJP was stung on July 20, 2018, by the decision of its key constituency and ally in Maharashtra, the Shiv Sena, to abstain from the Lok Sabha debate on the no trust move against the government, and its refusal to bail out the Modi government at a crucial juncture.

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