2019 polls: Before counting, where and how will EVMs be stored?

When News Today contacted Chief Electoral Officer Satyabrata Sahoo, he denied any change in the procedure of keeping the machines safe. “The EVMs will be kept in a safe room as per routine and will be given enough protection till the counting date,” he added. Continue Reading

CM Palaniswami says he will order probe into Karunanidhi’s death

While DMK president M K Stalin has been harping that his party would commence a probe into the reason behind the death of Jayalalithaa, now, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami alleged Karunanidhi was kept under ‘house arrest’ for two years and added that the AIADMK government will launch a probe into it. Continue Reading

Polls: Busy season for shamiana & mike suppliers for party meetings

Thiyagu, who rents out shamiana, flags, tables and chairs for political meetings, said mostly parties pay the amount that they actually finalise. However, he added that there are exceptions. Continue Reading

2019 polls: Stickers of T R Baalu with MK, Stalin go viral on WhatsApp

To reach out to more people as part of their election campaign, the DMK Sriperumbudur IT wing has come up with a novel idea of sending stickers of their candidate T R Baalu through WhatsApp. Continue Reading

2019 LS polls: There are 12 new faces among 20 DMK candidates

The DMK announced former Union ministers Dayanidhi Maran, A Raja and T R Baalu and its Rajya Sabha MP Kanimozhi among its candidates for the 20 Lok Sabha constituencies it is contesting in the 2019 general elections. A total of 12 candidates are new faces in the list. Continue Reading

2019 general elections: AIADMK names six sitting MPs in its list of contestants

After holding crucial discussions and making last-minute changes, Dravidian major AIADMK yesterday announced the candidates list for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. The list contains many prominent names and some new faces as well. Continue Reading

Why ‘Viswasam’ release is not happy news for some people

Ajith-starrer Viswasam was released today and is enjoyed by several fans, but the release of the movie also led to several mishaps, including a son setting his father on fire. (See video) Continue Reading

Year-ender: ISRO’s GSLV-F11 successfully launches GSAT-7A into space

GSAT-7A is the 35th Indian communication satellite built by ISRO. Weighing 2,250 kg, GSAT-7A has a mission life of eight years, and will provide communication capability in the Ku-band over the Indian region. Continue Reading

‘Indian Angry Bird’ GSAT-7A to script history for ISRO this evening

Propellants were successfully filled this morning in the GSLV-F11 carrying GSAT-7A satellite, ahead of its launch from Sriharikotta today at 4.10 pm. Continue Reading