Naidu appeals to FM to retain Andhra Bank’s name

Telugu Desam Party president N Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday requested Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to continue the name of Andhra Bank if its amalgamation with other banks was inevitable. Continue Reading

Stalin to bring together Oppn leaders at MK memorial meet Wednesday

DMK president M K Stalin, who is lately leaving no stone unturned to project himself in the national arena, will bring together Opposition leaders from across the country for the first death anniversary of his father and party patriarch, M Karunanidhi, in Chennai Wednesday. Continue Reading

Polls: SC dismisses PIL seeking 100% matching of VVPAT slips with EVMs

The Supreme Court today dismissed a PIL seeking 100 per cent matching of voter verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) slips with electronic voting machines (EVMs) during counting of votes on 23 May for the Lok Sabha polls. Continue Reading

Why this urgency?

The ruling NDA, for its part, has invited its partners for dinner in New Delhi tonight. With less than 48 hours left for the Lok Sabha election results to come out, a sense of urgency is apparently prevailing among parties and leaders, especially after the declaration of exit poll results. Continue Reading

2019 general elections: Naidu meets Rahul and discusses new front

TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu today met Congress president Rahul Gandhi and discussed firming up an anti-BJP front to keep the ruling party out of power after poll results are declared 23 May. Continue Reading

2019 general elections: Oppn parties plan big for post-poll scenario 

With less than a week left for Lok Sabha election results to be declared, there is hectic action, especially in the Opposition camp. Leaders of regional parties are reportedly holding parleys behind doors to seize the opportunity in case of a fractured mandate.  Continue Reading

VVPAT slips: SC grants one week to Opposition for filing reply

The Supreme Court today asked 21 Opposition leaders to file within a week their reply on the Election Commission’s affidavit on their plea regarding voter verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) slips in Lok Sabha polls. Continue Reading

2019 polls: Does Stalin have a national or notional role?

M K Stalin is now the supremo of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, and with the country getting ready for parliamentary polls, parties are ganging up against the ruling BJP and leaders from across the country are visiting the ‘Kazhaga Thalaivar – Thalapathy’. Continue Reading