Huawei issue: MEA seeks views of various depts after letter from US

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) is seeking views of various departments after the US government warned its Indian counterpart that companies found supplying equipment or other products of American origin to Huawei or its units could face punitive action. Continue Reading

Meet super heroes of Modi’s 2.0 and know their missions

Power corridors are already abuzz with the talk that a centralised security architecture has been built around the Modi-Jaishankar-Doval trinity. And, the country is eager to see how the trio is going to deliver. Continue Reading

Owner of Surat coaching centre arrested after 20 die in massive fire

A massive fire had engulfed the four-storey commercial complex in Surat. Most of the victims were teenage students. While some of them died of suffocation, many due to injuries suffered after jumping off windows to escape the fire. Continue Reading

Alliance partners not of much help in TN by-poll to 4 seats

Like how the IPL final witnessed a big fight between two strong teams – Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians – the 19 May by-election to four Assembly seats in the State is seeing a straight battle between the two big parties in Tamilnadu – the ruling AIADMK and the principal opposition, DMK. Continue Reading

Fort St George falls silent due to polls, Model Code of Conduct

The Secretariat, which usually buzzes with activity, has mostly become a quiet spot ever since the election Model Code of Conduct came into effect 10 March. Continue Reading

AMMK will win all 22 seats in by-poll, vote out TN govt: Tamilselvan

Exuding confidence that the AMMK will win all the 22 Assembly seats in the by-polls, Thanga Tamilselvan said they would vote against the AIADMK government in the House. Continue Reading

CEO Sahoo explains why re-polling is being conducted in TN

Addressing mediapersons today at the Secretariat, Chief Electoral Officer Satyabrata Sahoo said re-polling was needed as the presiding officers in 46 polling booths in 13 districts forgot to either clear the votes polled in the EVMs during the mock poll immediately preceding the actual polling or the entry in the VVPAT or both. Continue Reading

AIADMK: Old enemy, new foe and some friends

“There will be no problem if we win more than eight seats (in the by-elections to 22 Assembly constituencies) and we are almost sure about posting victory in at least 10 places. But, still, we are ready for the worst case scenario,” says an AIADMK insider. Continue Reading

Seeking DMK support is only practical, explains AMMK leader

Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam propaganda secretary Thanga Tamilselvan has blamed the media for twisting his statement that the AMMK would take the help of the DMK to topple the AIADMK government, led by Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami. Continue Reading