Can election in Madurai be postponed, court asks Election Commission

Earlier today, representatives staged a walkout during an all-party meeting organised by Collector Natarajan during which he firmly said the election will be held during the Chithirai festival in Madurai. Continue Reading

TN by-polls: Supreme Court agrees to hear case on excluded constituencies

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear as urgent case on 15 March, the DMK petition to conduct by-elections in the three constituencies now excluded from the schedule. Continue Reading

2019 general elections: AIADMK, DMK to woo voters with promises

In the absence of Karunanidhi and Jayalalithaa, their parties — the DMK and AIADMK — are gearing up to face their first major test in the form of Lok Sabha elections and are paying extra attention to manifestos. Continue Reading

2019 general elections: TN leaders have to rush through entire process

With the Election Commission announcing Sunday that Tamilnadu will have single-phase polling (for 39 Lok Sabha seats and 18 Assembly constituencies), leaders are left with very little time considering the huge tasks before them. Continue Reading

Holy place, unholy polls

The irony is striking and sickening. Srirangam, for the devout, is Buloga Vaikundam, the Lord’s abode on earth. Periyar’s parivar in their prime, for their part, wanted to blast it with a cannon, making Srirangam the key target of their ideological, iconoclastic ire. But here’s also where believers and atheists alike now stand united on one ‘count’. Continue Reading