But negotiations appear to be stuck at the Panneerselvam demand of sacking Sasikala from the party and government.
PTI reports that Dhinakaran today warned of "surgical action" against EPS, and rubbished the party statements questioning his appointment as AIADMK deputy general secretary.
The DMK has repeatedly criticised the merger talks and said they were being fanned by the BJP, which wants to expand its footprint in the large southern state where it is a fringe player.
Interestingly, neither faction is ready for a fresh poll when four more years are left before the next assembly polls. This led to two factions in the AIADMK as many Sasikala loyalists also turned rebel and joined OPS.
A merger may facilitate both the sides to reach an agreement to aproach the EC afresh for defreezing the symbol. Mr Palaniswami was also expected to meet President Ram Nath Kovind on the NEET issue.
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Palanisami is unwilling to give up the CM's post.
According to sources, OPS is not ready for Deputy Chief Minister's post. The resolution affirmed that Dhinakaran was expelled by Jayalalithaa from the primary membership and the expulsion was not revoked in her lifetime. To protect itself, the EPS fraction publicly distanced itself from Sasikala and Dinakaran, and some prominent leaders even said that both had nothing to do with the party. Sasikala was not just an aide to Jaya, but the mover and shaker within the party and the government.
The invalidation of Dinakaran's elevation is being seen as a signal to the AIADMK (Puratchi Thalaivi Amma) faction led by deposed chief minister O Panneerselvam for a merger.
The Palaniswami government which won a trust vote in February has a wafer-thin majority of six MLAs.
But if Palanisami and OPS patch up, they should be able to stave off the threat posed by Dhinakaran. Ministers responded by describing him as "a third-rate actor" and threatening tax audits and legal cases. A meeting presided over by Palaniswami said the appointment of Dinakaran as deputy general secretary was against party rules.
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Soon after he made the statement, authorities in the Philippines said the incident was linked to a robbery, not terrorism. The idea that reporting suspicious incidents could leave people being labeled as "Islamophobic" has to end, Gorka said .
Tuesday will be partly sunny in the morning, then become mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. The unsettled weather continues into Friday with a chance for showers and temperatures in the low 80s.
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Ministry spokesman Khaled Megahed told state television that more than a 100 people were also injured in the collision. Have you read Trendiee Today? Abu Homs said he fears the death toll and the number of injured could rise further.
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It is unclear whether the meeting will involve all 28 European Union member states, or only affected countries. If consumed in large quantities by humans it can damage the kidneys, liver, and thyroid glands.
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Lim's case, a government official said Tuesday, but the delegation was also to raise "other issues of regional concern". North Korea is ranked #1 on Open Door USA's World Watch List of countries where Christians face the most persecution.
50000 tourists evacuated after China quake
The massive quake struck at 9:19 PM (local time) Tuesday and the epicenter was monitored at a depth of 20 km, it said. Sichuan's government says around 250 were injured in the quake, and tens of thousands of tourists evacuated.
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Misha Hagani, the principal of Paramount Realty USA, confirmed the listing's authenticity in an interview with Newsday . The house was built by Mr Trump's father, developer Fred Trump, in 1940 and is listed on Mr Trump's birth certificate.
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You'll also be able to manage these privileges via a web application that you can access on computer or smartphone. PlayStation 4's upcoming firmware update 5.0 will allow PS4 Pro owners to stream via Twitch at 1080p and 60fps.
South Africa's President Zuma faces no-confidence vote
During an interview in Kenya with journalist Vauldi Carelse, former president Thabo Mbeki also called for MPs to vote honestly. Hiding behind the secret vote, some of the 249 ANC parliamentarians supported the opposition motion, according to the result.
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He was also accused of thrashing and torturing some Special Police Officers at gunpoint and circulated the scenes on social media. At places irate crowds of youth clashed with the security forces who fired teargas canisters to quell stone-pelting mobs.
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Meanwhile, investors will continue to closely track the second-quarter earnings season to see if pricey valuations are justified. Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway was down 1.11 percent after the company reported a drop in second-quarter profit.