Tamil Nadu Assembly polls: DMK ties up again with Congress


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The DMK and the Congress on Saturday joined hands to take on the AIADMK in the coming Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu.

The DMK appears to have agreed to share power should its alliance win the elections. This is a significant departure from the hard-held position by the Dravidian major that the people of Tamil Nadu would never accept a coalition.

“The Congress will be part of the DMK alliance to face the Assembly elections. The alliance will be successful and form the government. If more parties join, it (alliance) will be invincible,” Congress lea-der Ghulam Nabi Azad told reporters outside DMK chief M. Karunanidhi’s Gopalapuram house, after meeting the 92-year-old Dravidian stalwart.

http://deccanchronicle.com/nation/current-affairs/140216/tamil-nadu-assemply-polls-dmk-ties-up-again-with-congress.html

World Assembly for Women begins in Tokyo with Abe promising greater equality


Japan on Friday kicked off the World Assembly for Women conference, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledging to shake up a corporate culture at home that discriminates against female workers.

http://www.chinapost.com.tw/asia/japan/2015/08/29/444502/World-Assembly.htm