DMK functionary kills brother, absconds

The police are on the hunt for a Thoothukudi DMK youth wing and Vijay fan club secretary absconding after he shot and killed his brother at midnight yesterday over a property dispute. Continue Reading

Post-poll pangs

I am writing this to inform you all, loyal readers, that I won’t be writing this week. There are many reasons for me to skip my regular column, some personal but mostly political. Continue Reading

AIADMK complains against Dayanidhi Maran

AIADMK today filed a complaint with Election Commission (EC) alleging that Central Chennai DMK candidate Dayanidhi Maran violated model code of conduct after casting his vote by addressing mediapersons urging people to vote for change today. Continue Reading

2019 elections: Is Tamilnadu no more star-struck, politically?

Are film stars shooting into oblivion in the political universe of Tamilnadu? Yes, as a close watch of the electoral juggernaut rolling through the State now reveals, heroes, heroines, comedians, sidekicks and technicians from the celluloid world seem to have lost the pride of place they had in the State’s political firmament as prime influencers and party ambassadors. Continue Reading

Actor-politician Ritheesh dies of cardiac arrest at Ramanathapuram

A former DMK MP, he recently joined the AIADMK. Today, he campaigned for Ramanathapuram BJP candidate Nainar Nagendran and returned home in the afternoon. He developed uneasiness and swooned in his house. Continue Reading

2019 general elections: Modi in Theni, promises to create new India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a broadside against the Opposition today, saying the DMK, Congress and their “mahamilavati” friends cannot accept strides India has made and, therefore, were “unhappy” with him. Continue Reading

A cash-plus economy

In a shameful first, in 2016 TN Assembly elections, polling in two constituencies was put off due to the ‘pernicious effect of money power’, to quote the EC. Continue Reading

Election Commission takes tough stand on money seizure in TN

On the second day of their stay in the city, the team of ECI officials comprising Election Commissioners Sushil Chandra and Ashok Lavasa, Director General (Expenditure) Dilip Sharma and Deputy Election Commissioners Dhirendhra Ojha and Sandeep Saxena, today met Income-Tax officials and election observers. Continue Reading

2019 general elections: Big battle between BJP and Cong in TN

As the Lok Sabha elections assume the contours of a straight fight between Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi for the Prime Minister’s job, the constituencies in which the two national parties, the BJP and Congress, are contesting in Tamilnadu for the 18 April polls are drawing special attention. Continue Reading