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NIA raids 10 places in TN in Islamic State module case

Chennai:  The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday carried out searches at 10 places in Tamil Nadu in connection with the investigation into an Islamic State module case, where few people conspired to raise funds and wage armed struggle against the state. According to a senior NIA official, searches were carried out in Muthupet, Keelakarai, […]

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Godse extremist remark: Kamal Haasan secures anticipatory bail

Chennai: The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Monday granted anticipatory bail to actor-politician Kamal Haasan in the case filed against him for his Hindu extremist comment. Campaigning for his party Makkal Needhi Maiam’s (MNM) candidate in the bye-election for the Aravakuruchi Assembly constituency, the actor speaking about the killer of Mahatma Gandhi, said: […]

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There was no term called ‘Hindu’ before Mughals: Kamal Haasan

Chennai: Actor-politician Kamal Haasan on Friday said it was ignorance that made Mughals give the name ‘Hindu’ to the nation. In a tweet, Haasan said the 12 Alwars (Vaishnavite poet-saints) or the 63 Nayanmars (Saivaite poet-saints) did not mention the word Hindu. Haasan said the term ‘Hindu’ was given by Moghals or by others who […]

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Kamal Haasan repeats his ‘independent India’s first extremist was a Hindu’ remark

Chennai: Days after creating a row with his Hindu terrorist remark, Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) founder Kamal Haasan reiterated on Wednesday that independent India’s first extremist was a Hindu. Campaigning in Thiruparankundram Assembly constituency for his party candidate contesting in May 19 by-election, Haasan said: “In Aravakuruchi I said independent India’s first extremist was a Hindu. […]

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TN Minister says Kamal Haasan’s tongue should be cut

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Minister for Milk and Dairy Development K.T. Rajenthra Bhalaji on Monday said actor-politician Kamal Haasan’s tongue should be chopped for saying the first terrorist of independent India was a Hindu. Speaking to reporters in Thoothukudi, Bhalaji said Haasan’s tongue should be cut for saying that as terrorism does not have any religion. […]

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Kamal slammed for ‘first terrorist was Hindu’ remark

Chennai: President of Tamil Nadu Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) unit Tamilisai Soundararajan on Monday slammed actor-politician Kamal Haasan for saying that the first terrorist of independent India was a Hindu. Campaigning for his party Makkal Needhi Maiam’s candidate for the May 19 Assembly by-election in Aravakuruchi in Karur district on Sunday, Haasan has said: “The first […]

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Madras High Court curbs Kiran Bedi’s powers

Chennai: The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Tuesday struck down the Union Home Ministry’s clarification order giving Lt. Governor of Puducherry Kiran Bedi with administrative power. Deciding on the case filed by Puducherry Congress legislator K. Lakshminarayanan against Bedi, the High Court said the Lt. Governor has no power to interfere in the […]