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About Dayanidhi Maran

Dayanidhi Maran is an Indian politician from the Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam. He took oath as Union Textiles Minister on May 28, 2009.

Professional Biography

As Union Textiles Minister

Dayanidhi Maran in News

Election row: Madras HC blow to Chidambaram, to face trial
In a major blow to Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram, the Madras High Court (HC) on Thursday refused to reject a plea filed by All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader RS Raja Kannappan challenging the former's election from the Sivaganga constituency in the May 2009 Lok Sabha elections, making way for the home minister's trial.

Aircel-Maxis deal row: BJP asks Chidambaram to define his family
With Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram categorically rejecting all allegations that he and his son Karti were beneficiaries in an Aircel-Maxis telephony deal in 2006, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday asked the former to define his meaning of a family.

SC grants Swamy permission to file petition in Aircel-Maxis case
Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy on Thursday informed that he has been granted permission by the Supreme Court to file a petition in the Aircel-Maxis fraud case.

Chidambaram takes on BJP in Rajya Sabha, asks God to forgive Sinha
Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Thursday categorically rejected allegations levelled by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) that he and his son Karti were beneficiaries in an Aircel-Maxis telephony deal in 2006.

BJP ups ante against Chidambaram for alleged favouring of son in Aircel-Maxis deal
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday took Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram to task for allegedly influencing the Aircel-Maxis deal that eventually benefited his son's company.

PMO asks DoT for detailed telecom corruption cases, new telecom policy by April end
The Prime Minister's Office has reportedly asked the Department f Telecom to provide details of all corruption cases related to the distribution and use of 2G pectrum.

Congress claims 2G verdict a victory of truth
Commenting on the trial court's judgment, which dismissed Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy's plea to make Home Minister P Chidambaram co-accused in the 2G spectrum scam case, the Congress party on Saturday said it's a victory of the truth.

Jayalalithaa terms CBI raids on Maran brothers' mere eyewash
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on Tuesday termed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raids on the premises of former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran and his brother Kalanidhi Maran in connection with the controversial Aircel-Maxis deal as a mere eyewash.

Aircel-Maxis deal: BJP terms CBI raids at Maran's residence too late
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday termed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raids on the premises of former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran in connection with the controversial Aircel-Maxis deal to be a formality and a delayed process.

No differences between Chidambaram and Mukherjee, says Manmohan Singh
Asserting that there is no dissension within the members of the Cabinet, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Tuesday said there is no rift between Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram and Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee.

2G scam: CBI records statement of Jaswant Singh
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has recorded the statement of senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Jaswant Singh in connection with the agency's probe in the 2G scam.

2G scam: Prashant Bhushan files fresh affidavit in Supreme Court
Senior lawyer Prashant Bhushan filed a fresh affidavit in the Supreme Court on Tuesday, stating that investigation into former textiles minister Dayanidhi Maran's role in the 2G spectrum scam has not been honestly conducted by the Central Bureau of Investigation.

Cabinet ministers declare assets, Kamal Nath richest of them
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Cabinet Ministers on Saturday declared their assets.

SC to decide on Sept. 8 whether to probe Chidambaram's role in 2G scam, says Swamy
Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy, who is the hief petitioner in the 2G spectrum case, today said the Supreme Court will decide on September 8 whether to probe the role of Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram into the scam or not.

2G scam probe: BJP slams CBI for its 'double standards'
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday criticized the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for its 'double standards' and challenged the Central Government to probe all telecom allocations undertaken by the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) regime since 1998.

Ties with Congress intact: Karunanidhi
Pushed back by a spate of graft cases like the 2G spectrum allocation scam and subsequent arrest of party leaders including his daughter Kanimozhi, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief M. Karunanidhi has said the ties between his party and the Congress would not be affected.

Karunanidhi would continue to lead the party: DMK
The Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam (DMK) top brass, which met here for the second day today to decide the party's future strategy, announced that M. Karunanidhi would continue to lead the party and made no change to its alliance with the Congress.

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