RK Nagar by-poll: HC allows DMK candidate’s plea to seek CBI probe

The Madras High Court today allowed a petition filed by DMK candidate Marudu Ganesh to amend his prayer and seek a CBI probe into the alleged bribery of voters leading to cancellation of the R K Nagar by-election in April 2017. Continue Reading

Cellphone won’t be allowed inside voting booths: CEO Sahoo

Webcams are being installed in 30,000 booths in Tamilnadu for the 2019 general elections to 39 MP seats and 18 Assembly seats that are going to by-elections, tomorrow. A control room has been set up in the Secretariat at Chennai to monitor the feed from these cameras.  Continue Reading

2019 general elections: 845 candidates in fray in Tamilnadu

The AIADMK-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA), DMK-led Secular Progressive Alliance (SPA), Kamal Haasan’s Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) and Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam floated by T T V Dhinakaran are the main contenders. Continue Reading

13,523 guns surrendered in police stations: Chief Electoral Officer

Chief Electoral Officer Satyabrata Sahoo said as many as 13,523 out of the 21,999 licensed guns have been surrendered in the police stations so far in the State following the implementation of the Model Code of Conduct. Addressing mediapersons at the Secretariat, Friday, he said 27 guns have been seized so far and the remaining guns are expected to be surrendered in the coming days. Continue Reading