Strict Covid measures in place at counting centres

As there has been a sharp increase in the the daily Covid case load tally, which has inched closer to the 20,000-mark and taking into account the enforcement Sunday complete lockdown to control the virus spread, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has directed the political parties to refrain from taking out victory rallies. Continue Reading

It’s official: Tamilnadu records 72.78% turnout

A total of 72.78 per cent of the total 6.29 crore electorate have cast their ballots in the single phase Tamilnadu Assembly polls yesterday. Continue Reading

Moderate polling in Tamilnadu

About 38.39 per cent of the total 6.29 crore electorate have cast their ballots till 1.30 pm, as the single phase polling in one of the most fiercely contested Assembly elections in Tamilnadu apart from the by-poll to the Kanyakumari Lok Sabha seat, progressed peacefully. Continue Reading

Editorial: Vote is the route

Tamilnadu is voting today to elect its 16th Assembly. This is a different election. It is happening in the absence of tall leaders Jayalalithaa and Karunanidhi. This election is an acid test for the leadership of the AIADMK and the DMK, who are testing the waters in the absence of charismatic leaders. Continue Reading