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Category Archives: Politics

‘Festival of Democracy’ to mark 60 years of Kerala Assembly

Thiruvananthapuram :  Several programmes, including speeches by leading national politicians and revamping of the Assembly museum and library, are on the anvil as part of the ongoing celebrations of 60 years of the Kerala Legislative Assembly. Assembly Speaker, P. Sreeramakrishnan said this while announcing the commencement of the budget session of the Assembly which begins…

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Madras HC adjourns Stalin’s plea against trust vote

Chennai:  Declining to pass any interim order to put on hold or annul the trust vote won by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami in the assembly, the Madras High court on Wednesday adjourned till February 27 the case filed by DMK leader M.K. Stalin. The court also ordered submission of the video footage of…

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India seeks global action against JuD chief

New Delhi: India on Monday called for an internationally mandated action against Pakistan-based terrorist leader Hafiz Saeed, the mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai terror attack. “Effective action mandated internationally against him and his terrorist organisation is a logical first step in bringing justice and in ridding our region of the twin menaces of terrorism and…

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DMK approaches High Court on trust vote

Chennai:  The DMK on Monday approached the Madras High Court with a request to hear the issue of trust vote won by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami two days ago. The court asked the DMK’s counsel to submit a petition which could be heard on Tuesday. The DMK decision to move the court comes…

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Kerala CM orders arrest of 2,010 goons in a month

Thiruvananthapuram:  Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, who also holds the Home portfolio, on Monday directed the state’s 14 District Collectors to ensure the arrest of 2,010 goons listed by the intelligence wing in 30 days time. The directive came after the widespread criticism of the deteriorating law and order situation in the state from the…

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Congress to approach EC over Modi’s remarks

New Delhi: The Congress on Monday said it will approach the Election Commission (EC) against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “controversial” remarks of “graveyard and cremation ground” during a recent rally. K.C. Mittal, head of the Congress’s legal cell, told IANS: “We will approach the Election Commission today (Monday) over his controversial remarks.” Modi on Sunday…

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Midterm polls in Maharashtra inevitable: Pawar

Mumbai:  Warning that midterm assembly elections in Maharashtra were “inevitable”, Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar on Saturday said there was no question of his party propping up the Bharatiya Janata Part-Shiv Sena alliance in the state. Pawar told the media that he was even ready to put down his decision in writing and submit…

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Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami wins trust vote

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Saturday won the vote of confidence in the state assembly. Palaniswami, who was sworn in on Thursday as Chief Minister, won with 122 votes for the motion, while 11 votes were cast against the confidence vote by the rival AIADMK camp led by former Chief Minister…

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‘Lion of Vidarbha’ Jambuwantrao Dhote dead

Nagpur :  Former MP Jambuwantrao Dhote, one of the earliest and oldest protagonists of the separate Vidarbha state movement, passed away at his home in Yavatmal on Saturday following a massive cardiac arrest, his family said. He was 78 and is survived by his wife Vijaya and two daughters, Kranti and Jwala. Known as the…

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Chaos reigns in TN assembly, DMK members evicted

Chennai:  Pandemonium reigned in the Tamil Nadu assembly on Saturday as Speaker P. Dhanapal was heckled by the opposition DMK members, after Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami proposed a confidence motion. The Speaker adjourned the House till 3 p.m. The Speaker sent out legislators belonging to DMK for creating ruckus, before adjourning the House. Earlier,…

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