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Deepa Jayakumar opposes plans to convert Jaya’s residence into memorial

Late chief minister Jayalalithaa’s niece J Deepa on Thursday opposed the Tamil Nadu government’s plans to convert her aunt’s residence into a memorial, saying she would take legal steps against it. Earlier on Thursday, Chief Minister K Palaniswami announced that his government would appoint a commission of inquiry to probe the death of Jayalalithaa and convert her Veda Nilayam residence ... Read More »

After Gita row, photography banned at Kalam memorial

Officials from Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has issued a ban on taking photographs inside the recently inaugurated Abdul Kalam memorial. The new restriction came in place from Monday morning after controversy over placing Bhagavad Gita near the former president’s statue.  Political leaders issued statements against placing the Bhagavad Gita besides the statue. The restrictions is not only for visitors but ... Read More »

Before Inauguration, A Bhagavad Gita Surfaced At President Kalam’s Statue

A sacred book stand with words “Bhagavad Gita” engraved which mysteriously appeared by the statue of former president APJ Abdul Kalam at his memorial in Rameswaram before its inauguration by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last week — has triggered a controversy. Tamil Nadu’s opposition MDMK has alleged that it is a “sinister move by the BJP government”. The holy books ... Read More »

Protests after Mahatma Gandhi’s Memorial in RajGhat dismantled

  Violence erupted today after the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi and his wife Kasturba Gandhi at Rajghat area was dismantled by the district administration and temporarily relocated to a nearby place which did not go own well with Gandhi’s supporters which had triggered protests.    The development came hours before Narmada Bachao Andolan leader Medha Patkar was to start her indefinite ... Read More »

APJ Abdul Kalam’s memorial will reflect Indian diversity, to be inaugurated by PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate a memorial of former president A P J Abdul Kalam in Rameswaram on July 27 said BJP state president Tamilisai Soundararajan. The party’s state unit is making all arrangements for the visit, she said. The memorial will reflect India’s diversity and various cultures and will pay homage to Kalam’s life, displaying replicas of rockets and ... Read More »

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