2019 elections: Money draws voters to polling booth in Tamilnadu

What started as a casual inducement has now assumed the proportion of an organised edifice that has survived the flying squads, poll observers and other law-enforcing authorities in the past three or four elections and now functioning efficiently. Continue Reading

2019 elections: Tasmac shops to be shut on four days in April, May

According to a statement issued by Tasmac managing director Kirlosh Kumar, the dry days are 16, 17, 18 April. Tamilnadu is going to polls 18 April for the Lok Sabha as well as State Assembly and, hence, liquor shops and bars attached to such shops are to be shut on the three days. 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

2019 polls: Happy if Rajini campaigns for MNM, says Kamal

Addressing mediapersons at Chennai airport today, Kamal said, “When I met Rajinikanth a few weeks ago, he assured his support for us. We cannot go and request him to support us again and again. If he campaigns for us, we would be happy.” Continue Reading

SC turns down plea seeking rescheduling of polls in TN

A Christian body moved the apex court seeking urgent listing of its plea in which it said the scheduled date of polling for Lok Sabha elections in Tamilnadu and Puducherry falls within the holy period of Good Friday and Easter. Continue Reading

2019 general elections: Rahul files nomination for Wayanad seat

For the first time in his political career, Congress president Rahul Gandhi is contesting from beyond the Vindhyas. This morning, he filed his nomination papers to contest as the Congress candidate from Wayanad, in Kerala. Continue Reading

2019 general elections: Rahul arrives in Kerala to file nomination

Speaking about the chances of Rahul Gandhi in Wayanad, senior Congress leader Oomen Chandy said since it is a tribal belt, he would win hands down with a huge margin. Continue Reading

Chennai NGO conducts essay contest on NOTA

Essays can be written in English or Tamil and should be of maximum 1,000 words. The last date for receipt of the essay is 15 April 2019. Continue Reading

Arakkonam constituency: Will AIADMK retain its seat against DMK?

The Indian National Congress has been the most successful party from the constituency with five wins from 1977. AIADMK’s G Hari is the incumbent MP of the constituency. Continue Reading