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Know how President of India is elected

On July 18, elected MLAs and MPs across the country will vote to elect India’s 15th President. Under Article 62(1) of the Constitution, “an election to fill a vacancy caused by the expiration of the […]

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AIADMK merger sets up mother of all battles for Sasikala

CHENNAI (TIP): Sitting in Parappana Agrahara jail on Bengaluru’s outskirts, VK Sasikala has the mother of all battles on her hands: her party, on which she had had an unassailable sway for over three decades, is now intent […]

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TN to probe Jayalalithaa’s death

CHENNAI (TIP): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Thursday announced that an inquiry commission headed by a retired High Court judge would be constituted to probe the death of former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa in December last year. A decision on […]

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Sting journalism is not investigative journalism

Perspective “Sting journalism is a lazy substitute to meticulous reporting. It may create a buzz but can never examine anything in depth”, says the author. In this age of digital storage of information, one is […]

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NEXT PRESIDENT LIKELY TO BE FROM BJP; HERE’S WHY

NEXT PRESIDENT LIKELY TO BE FROM BJP; HERE’S WHY NEW DELHI (TIP): The YSR Congress has announced support for BJP in the presidential election, further bolstering the ruling camp’s numbers for the key contest and nearly ensuring that a nominee of the […]

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AFTER TALK OF BETTER DAYS SANS SASIKALA CLAN, AIADMK GROUPS TURN BITTER

? HIGHLIGHTS Two days after AIADMK (Amma) opened doors to its rival faction, the two camps have again hardened their stand. ? The O Pannerselvam-led faction termed the truce call by the EPS faction a […]

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Sasikala’s new identity: Qaidi Number 9234 in Bengaluru Central Prison

We have the family format now firmly consecrated. The Chautalas, the Badals, the Muftis, the Abdullahs, the Gandhis, the Deve Gowdas, the Karunanidhis, the Lalu Yadavs, and many other aberrations have mocked our democratic pretensions. […]

Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami after taking the oath of secrecy administered by governor Vidyasagar Rao during the swearing-in ceremony at Raj Bhavan in Chennai on February 16. Photo courtesy PTI
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Sasikala’s pick Palaniswami takes over as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister

CHENNAI (TIP): The political potboiler in Tamil Nadu ended on February 16 with the swearing-in of jailed AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikala’s proxy, Edappadi K Palaniswami, as the chief minister. A long-time confidante of former […]

Jayalalithaa Jayaraman, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister was a regional satrap with national stature.
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Larger than Life ‘Amma’ Laid to Rest

She battled every odd in her life and won, most of the times; but she lost the battle of life, much though she fought it bravely and for, perhaps, a long period. Jayaram Jayalalithaa, six- […]

Jayalalithaa was only 16 years old when she starred opposite M.G.R in Ayirathil Oruvan
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The Young Prodigy – Jayalalithaa

Jayalalithaa was only 16 years old when she starred opposite M.G.R in Ayirathil Oruvan. The entire cast & crew would stand up every time the veteran actor walked in, but the Church Park educated, English […]

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India

‘JAYA STARTS SPEAKING, TO WALK SOON’

CHENNAI (TIP): Apollo Hospitals chairman Dr Prathap C Reddy on Nov 25 said that Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has started speaking well and would walk soon. He said Jayalalithaa is undergoing static and […]

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India

Jaya breathing without respiratory support: AIADMK

CHENNAI (TIP): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa’s lung infection has been cured and she is breathing without respiratory support and may be discharged from hospital any day, her party AIADMK said. “Amma’s (Jayalalithaa) health has […]

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3 AIIMS SPECIALISTS IN CHENNAI TO TREAT CM JAYALALITHAA

CHENNAI (TIP): Three doctors from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, have come to Chennai to treat chief minister J Jayalalithaa who is undergoing treatment at the Apollo Hospitals on Greams […]

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CAUVERY DISPUTE: STALIN, VAIKO, KANIMOZHI ARRESTED AS TN WITNESSES BANDH

CHENNAI (TIP): Senior DMK leader MK Stalin was taken into preventive custody on Friday after staging a rail roko at the Egmore Railway station in Chennai. Rajya Sabha MP Kanimozhi also courted arrest as the […]

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley addressing a press conference at Parliament House after the goods and services tax bill was passed by the Rajya Sabha in New Delhi on August 3. Photo courtesy PTI
India

GST USHERS ONE INDIA, ONE TAX REGIME

NEW DELHI (TIP): After being subject to months of haggling and histrionics, the Goods & Services Tax (GST) finally had its historic day in the Rajya Sabha with the passage of the Bill to amend […]

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley speaks in the Lok Sabha in New Delhi on July 28 during the ongoing monsoon session.
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Government reaches out to Opposition, Cong signals all-clear next week

NEW DELHI (TIP): Efforts to hammer out a consensus on the long pending Goods and Services Tax bill gathered momentum on July 28 for its likely tabling in the Rajya Sabha next week with the government […]

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GST WITHOUT THE CONGRESS? NEW MATH IN THE RAJYA SABHA

NEW DELHI (TIP): The recent Rajya Sabha elections have given the BJP and allies a numerical edge over the Congress-led UPA in the Upper House, where the government hopes to finally push through the Goods […]

Dr. Kiran Bedi is a multifaceted personality. An efficient police officer, an administrator, a social activist and, a bit of a casual politician, too.
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Kiran Bedi appointed as Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry

BJP leader and former IPS officer Kiran Bedi was today appointed as Lt Governor of Puducherry, a post which was under the additional charge of Lt Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Island for nearly two […]

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NDA set to overtake UPA’s Rajya Sabha tally by June

NEW DELHI (TIP): The BJP‘s big win in Assam will not immediately benefit the party in increasing its tally in the Rajya Sabha as there will not be any vacancy in the Upper House from […]

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BJP expands, Cong shrinks

Thursday’s assembly election results reveal an unmistakable trend: the BJP has expanded its footprint to Assam, while the Congress is on the retreat. After the Delhi and Bihar setbacks the Modi-Amit Shah duo has regained […]

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Jaya, Mamata retain power, BJP storms Assam, Left surges in Kerala, Congress wanes

NEW DELHI (TIP): The lotus bloomed in Assam for the first time as the BJP stormed to power, trouncing a 15-year-old Congress government on May 19 (Thursday) and two women chief ministers – Mamata Banerjee […]

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Polls in WB, Kerala, Assam, TN from April 4 to May 16

NEW DELHI (TIP): The BJP, Congress, Trinamool Congress and Left parties are now all set for a mega electoral battle. Chief Election Commissioner Naseem Zaidi said on Friday that the 126-member Assam Assembly will go […]

TAMIL NADU GOVERNOR INVITES AIADMK CHIEF JAYALALITHAA TO FORM GOVERNMENT
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TAMIL NADU GOVERNOR INVITES AIADMK CHIEF JAYALALITHAA TO FORM GOVERNMENT

CHENNAI: On a day of quick developments, Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosiah Friday invited AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa to form a government, marking yet another milestone in Dravidian politics. At around 8.15am, chief minister O […]

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JAYALALITHAA NOT IN A HURRY TO BE CM AGAIN: AIADMK

CHENNAI (TIP): AIADMK general secretary J Jayalalithaa’s widely expected swearing-in as chief minister has reportedly been delayed over a possible appeal by Karnataka against her acquittal in a corruption case on May 11 and a […]

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Government Proposes to give Voting Right to Non Resident Indians

NEW DELHI (TIP):  The government agreed to convene an all-party meeting to discuss its proposal to give NRIs the right to exercise their franchise by e-postal ballots or through proxy voting. Law Minister DV Sadananda Gowda […]