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Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam: Political party in India
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) is a political party in India, particularly in the state of Tamil Nadu and Union Territory of Puducherry. It is currently the Opposition party in Tamil Nadu and is part of the Indian political front the United Progressive Alliance (UPA). DMK is a Dravidian party, adhering to the social democratic and social justice principles of C. N. Annadurai and Periyar E. V. Ramasamy. It was founded in 1949 by Annadurai as a breakaway faction from the Dravidar Kazhagam headed by Periyar E.V.Ramasamy.

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Watch: Amit Shah challenges DMK, Cong for debate over development in Tamil Nadu [Video]

Watch: Amit Shah challenges DMK, Cong for debate over development in Tamil Nadu

Union Home Minister Amit Shah challenged DMK and Congress for debate over development in Tamil Nadu. Shah said that the schemes and funds provided to the state by the Modi govt are not meant for help..

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Amit Shah challenges DMK, Congress for debate over development in Tamil Nadu [Video]

Amit Shah challenges DMK, Congress for debate over development in Tamil Nadu

After inaugurating various development projects in Tamil Nadu, Home Minister Amit Shah on November 21 said that the party is ready to debate with Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and Congress over..

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Hathras case: DMK holds candle light vigil in Chennai [Video]

Hathras case: DMK holds candle light vigil in Chennai

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam held a candle light vigil in Chennai against the Hathras alleged gang-rape case on October 05. DMK workers came out on roads in large numbers to seek justice for the victim...

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Farm laws: Punjab CM’s sit-in protest; DMK chief joins farmers in Kanchipuram [Video]

Farm laws: Punjab CM’s sit-in protest; DMK chief joins farmers in Kanchipuram

Farmers protest was joined by several political leaders across India. Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh held a sit-in protest in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar. Meanwhile, DMK President joined farmers..

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MK Stalin joins farmers protest in TN's Kanchipuram [Video]

MK Stalin joins farmers protest in TN's Kanchipuram

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) president MK Stalin took part in a protest against farm reforms in Tamil Nadu's Kanchipuram on Sep 28. The protest was staged in Keezhambi village. Protests have been..

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DMK chief MK Stalin's son arrested while launching party's poll campaign; released an hour later

Police said Udhayanidhi Stalin and his supporters were held as the campaign violated the social distancing norms of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Kushboo Sundar resigned from Congress's primary membership alleging dictatorship by leader seated higher. She had joined Congress in 2014, leaving DMK.
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Hathras protest: NCP chief Pawar, Kerala CM Vijayan, DMK's Stalin slam UP police over scuffle with Rahul

Several leaders, including NCP chief Sharad Pawar and Kerala CM, on Thursday slammed the Uttar Pradesh police for the way they handled former Congress president Rahul Gandhi, while he was on his way to..
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Don't give nod to Mekedatu Reservoir: DMK chief Stalin writes to PM Modi


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DMK, Congress oppose amendments to banking regulation law


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Bring tenant farmers under PM-Kisan scheme: DMK MP

DMK Rajya Sabha member M Shanmugam on Tuesday said lakhs of tenant farmers in the country have not been brought under the PM-Kisan scheme.
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DMK MPs protest against NEET at Parliament premises

Ahead of the commencement of the monsoon session of Parliament, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) MPs staged a protest against NEET 2020 in the Parliament premises. DMK MPs TR Balu, Tiruchi Siva and..
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ED attaches DMK MP Jagathrakshakan, family's properties worth Rs 89 crore

The Directorate of Enforcement (ED) has seized properties worth Rs.89.19 crore belonging to DMK Lok Sabha MP Jagathrakshakan and his family members. S.Jagathrakshakan is the incumbent Member of..
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DMK MP raises concern over lack of diversity in judicial appointments


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'BJP enemy of Tamil culture, national unity': Stalin hits back at Nadda for attack on DMK

Addressing the Tamil Nadu BJP's executive committee meeting virtually on Monday, Nadda had said that the DMK was "inciting people against national spirit" and "sheltering those who were not working in..
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Put JEE, NEET on hold, DMK chief MK Stalin urges Centre


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DMK MP Kanimozhi calls for action against Ayush secretary


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DMK sacks MLA seen as close to BJP

DMK on Thursday dismissed rebel legislator Ku Ka Selvam from the primary membership of the party and from all other positions he held, for indulging in anti-party activities.
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Kanimozhi's experience not unusual, have faced similar taunts from govt officers, citizens: Chidambaram

Stating the unpleasant experience of DMK MP Kanimozhi Karunanidhi at Chennai airport is not "unusual", former Union minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram on Monday said that he had experienced..
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DMK's Kanimozhi says CISF official asked if she was Indian; BJP quips 'campaign starts'


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Tamil Nadu: Periyar statue desecrated in Coimbatore, complaint filed

A complaint has been filed by Dravidar Kazhagam (DK) workers in the matter. Periyar supporters and DMK workers gathered at the spot here. Taking to Twitter, DMK MP Kanimozhi Karunanidhi condemned this..
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SC notice to Tamil Nadu assembly speaker, others on DMK's plea for disqualification of 11 AIADMK MLAs


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SC defers hearing on DMK's plea seeking disqualification of 11 AIADMK MLAs


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DMK MLA J Anbazhagan dies of COVID-19 in Chennai

He served as an MLA thrice and was among the key strategists for the DMK. Anbazhagan was first elected MLA in 2001.
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Chennai Police arrests DMK MP RS Bharathi for alleged hate speech, interim bail granted

The DMK leader was later in the day granted interim bail by Egmore court in Chennai.
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TN: Former DMK General Secretary Duraisamy joins BJP

He joined the BJP in the presence of Tamil Nadu BJP President L Murugan and senior leader La Ganesan.
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Provide Rs 1 cr solatium to next of kin of those who died of COVID-19: DMK President MK Stalin

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DMK chief Stalin urges Tamil Nandu govt to extend lockdown in state


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Ranjan Gogoi takes Rajya Sabha oath amid ‘shame on you’ chant from opposition

As Gogoi’s name was called by chairman Venkaiah Naidu for the oath, MPs in the opposition benches started chanting slogans like “shame on you” with some trooping into the well or crowding the..
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Govt, DMK members lock horns over 2G scam in Lok Sabha


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Allies leave Cong to fend for itself, scuttle plans to boost RS numbers

Congress had urged DMK in Tamil Nadu, JMM in Jharkhand and RJD in Bihar for support so that it could field candidates despite lacking the numbers. While DMK would have to concede a seat that it can win..
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DMK general secretary K Anbazhagan passes away at 97 in Chennai

The mortal remains of Anbazhagan were kept at his residence in Kizhpakkam, Chennai on Saturday morning.
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DMK MP compares TV Media houses, scribes to those in red-light area; expresses regret later


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After Tamil Nadu CM declares Cauvery delta 'protected agriculture zone', DMK terms it 'farcical drama'

He announced that the Cauvery delta regions in Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, Nagapattinam, Pudukottai, Cuddalore, Ariyalur, Karur and Trichy districts would be categorized under a Protected special agriculture..
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Dayanidhi Maran's remarks on Sanskrit spark furore in Lok Sabha

DMK leader Dayanidhi Maran's remark questioning the relevance of Sanskrit sparked a furore in Lok Sabha on Monday with treasury members demanding that he apologise, while the Chair directed that the..
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BJP leaders' controversial remarks, Shaheen Bagh, CAA dominate debate on President's address

The lower house witnessed protests by opposition members, mostly from the Congress and the DMK, against the amended Citizenship Act, with Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury saying the government..
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Ready to discuss all issues, PM tells combative opposition

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SC stays HC proceedings on plea challenging Kanimozhi's election in Lok Sabha polls

New Delhi, Jan 30 () The Supreme Court on Thursday stayed the Madras High Court proceedings on a petition challenging the election of DMK leader Kanimozhi Karunanidhi from Thoothukudi constituency in..
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'All issues resolved': DMK, Congress finally call truce

DMK president M K Stalin and TNCC chief K S Alagiri on Saturday called a truce after a 30-minute meeting at the DMK headquarters in Chennai. The meeting comes in the wake of recent hard-hitting..
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Congress and DMK bury the hatchet, decide to fix issues internally

After days of wrangling over seat allocation in local polls, the Congress and DMK on Saturday buried the hatchet and decided to address issues internally and avoid going public. Taking the initiative..
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I predicted cracks will emerge in DMK-Congress ties: Kamal Haasan


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'Please leave us alone, let us do our work'; JNU VC on politicians' visit to campus

The JNU VC was speaking on Congress fact-finding team and DMK leader Kanimozhi's visit to JNU.
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DMK leader Kanimozhi visits JNU, says will fight for students


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DMK walks out of Tamil Nadu Assembly over Citizenship Amendment Act

The legislators of DMK on Tuesday walked out of the Tamil Nadu Assembly after the Speaker disallowed MLA MK Stalin to raise the issue of Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in the house.
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Tamil Nadu: DMK stages walkout from Assembly over CAA, says AIADMK keen on protecting BJP's interests

Led by DMK president MK Stalin, the MLAs staged a walkout during the Governor Banwarilal Purohit's speech.
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DMK has clear edge over ruling AIADMK in TN rural civic polls

According to results officially declared so far by the State Election Commission, of the total 5090 ward member posts in panchayat unions, the ruling AIADMK and its allies have won 1,528 ward member..
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'No to CAA, NRC' rangoli at DMK chief Stalin's residence

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Tamil Nadu: A week after hailing MK Stalin, BJP state Vice President Arasakumar jumps ship and joins DMK

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Political developments in Maharashtra 'disgusting,' says DMK

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Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur nominated for parliamentary committee on defence headed by Rajnath Singh

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