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AseanPlus News 26 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

Manmohan gives in to DMK request

India's new Prime Minister Manmohan Singh agreed to give a powerful regional party ministries of its choice yesterday, a move which ended a rift within the coalition but could expose it to pressure from other allies.

AseanPlus News 25 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

DMK holds out for ‘promised’ Cabinet posts

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's new Cabinet braced for trouble yesterday after an allied coalition party asked its ministers not to start working until the party gets the ministerial appointments it says it was promised.

Nation 15 May 2006 | 12:00 AM

Tamil Nadu CM makes front pages

The swearing-in of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) president M. Karunanidhi as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for the fifth time on Saturday was front-paged in the Tamil newspapers here.

Nation 08 Dec 2009 | 12:00 AM

Aging Tamil Nadu CM springs retirement surprise

TAMIL Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi, 85, took the state and his Dravidar Munnetra Kalagam (DMK) party by surprise when he announced his retirement from politics after the World Classical Tamil Conference scheduled for June next year in Coimbatore, reported i>Makkal Osai/i>.

Nation 18 Jun 2014 | 12:00 AM

Khushbu has had enough of politics

POPULAR south Indian actress-turned-politician Khushbu Sundar announced her exit from DMK, complaining that she was not given due recognition for her work in the party, reported Malaysia Nanban.

Nation 20 Jan 2017 | 12:00 AM

Honour befitting a royal consort

ALOR SETAR: Kedah Ruler Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’Adzam Shah conferred the award of Darjah Utama Seri Mahawangsa Yang Amat Dihor­mati (DMK) on Kedah Sultanah Hajah Haminah, which carries the title ‘Datuk Seri Utama’.

Nation 20 Jan 2017 | 12:00 AM

Kedah Ruler confers award on Sultanah

ALOR SETAR: Kedah Ruler Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’Adzam Shah conferred the award of Darjah Utama Seri Mahawangsa Yang Amat Dihor­mati (DMK) on Kedah Sultanah Hajah Haminah, which carries the title “Datuk Seri Utama”.

Nation 19 May 2014 | 12:00 AM

Appoint more Indian HMs, ministry told

ONCE there were six Indian headmasters in secondary schools in Malacca. Now there is none. Unhappy with this situation, retired SMK Selandar headmaster Simon Anthony has asked Deputy Education Minister P. Kamalanathan to bring the matter up with the Cabinet, reported Makkal Osai.

Nation 05 Jun 2010 | 12:00 AM

Channel drops anchor for joining ruling party

POPULAR Tamil satellite channel i>Jaya TV/i>, which is backed by the main opposition party in India, has dumped actress Khusboo as its anchor for a game show, after she joined the ruling DMK party.

Nation 15 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM

Samy Vellu acknowledges Indian Muslims’ contributions

FORMER MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu has acknowledged the contributions of the Indian Muslims to the nation’s political, economic and social well-being, Tamil Nesan reported.