Local body results: Tough fight between AIADMK, DMK

Neck and neck trends between the ruling AIADMK and principal opposition DMK were witnessed today during the counting of votes polled in the recently concluded rural local body elections. Continue Reading

DMK, PMK flay ‘Sinhala only’ National anthem in Sri Lanka

DMK president M K Stalin and PMK founder S Ramadoss flayed the Sri Lankan government’s decision to sing National anthem in Sinhala only on Independence Day and termed it as an attempt to isolate the Lankan Tamils. Continue Reading

Tamilnadu civic elections: Brisk voting in first phase

Brisk voting was witnessed during the first phase of polls to elect Councillors, Panchayat presidents and Ward Members for the rural local bodies today. Continue Reading

Phase 1 civic polls in TN: Curtains down on campaign

Leaders of various political parties were seen in full swing garnering votes for their candidates on the last day of campaign for the first phase of rural local body elections today. Continue Reading

Stalin, Kamal criticise police action against Ramachandra Guha

Opposition DMK and MNM today criticised the police action against historian Ramchandra Guha and Swaraj Abhiyaan chief Yogendra Yadav during the anti-CAA protests, with Kamal Haasan expressing “concern” over their safety. Continue Reading

Local body polls: Allies turn achilles heel for AIADMK, DMK

The ruling AIADMK and the main opposition DMK, the two big parties of Tamilnadu, are caught in a Catch-22 situation, so to speak, ahead of elections to rural local bodies. Continue Reading

An open letter to Mr Rajinikanth

Dear Mr Rajinikanth, First, accept my hearty greetings on your being conferred the Icon of the Golden Jubilee award of IFFI by the BJP government at the Centre. Of course, we are not treating this as an effort to paint you in saffron hue. Not that you wish it either. After all, you have made it clear, for now that is, that you will resist any such attempt, as in the case of Thiruvalluvar. Continue Reading

DMK, defeat, dilemma

In politics, it doesn’t matter what you achieved yesterday, it’s all about what you win today. If this theory is anything to go by, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, despite its spectacular victory in the Lok Sabha elections, is in trouble now, courtesy its poor show in last week’s Nanguneri and Vikravandi by-polls. Continue Reading

By-elections in Tamilnadu: Countdown starts for counting

With the counting of votes polled in the Nanguneri and Vikravandi by-elections to be held tomorrow, three-tier protection has been given to the counting centres. Continue Reading

Polling begins in two Assembly seats in TN, lone seat in Puducherry

Amid tight security, polling began in two Assembly constituencies in Tamilnadu and one segment in neighbouring Puducherry as voters turned up enthusiastically to cast their votes early in the day. Continue Reading