Election Commission stays release of Modi biopic till polls are over

The Election Commission of India said biopics cannot be released during elections. The poll panel’s order came just a day ahead of the release of the movie. Continue Reading

2019 polls: AIADMK, DMK keen on support from namesake parties

The AIADMK and DMK are targeting smaller parties, caste organisations and local associations with an eye on their votes and campaigning capacity, and are ready to meet their ‘demands’ in return. Continue Reading

2019 elections: Candidates choose quirky ways to file nominations

Interestingly, a goof-up by a few who turned up to file their papers, especially independents, have also hogged the headlines. Continue Reading

2019 polls: Disgruntled Sudarsana Nachiappan patches up with Karti

Nachiappan called on Karti at the Karaikudi party office and shoot hands with him. Speaking to reporters after that he said the patch-up happened because the Congress wants a change of government at the Centre. Continue Reading

2019 polls: Modi, Shah among 40 BJP star campaigners for UP

Besides Modi and party chief Shah, Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari, Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj and Uma Bharti have also been included to take the party’s message to people at large here. Party veterans L K Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi, however, did not make it to the list. Continue Reading

2019 elections: SC refuses to allot cooker symbol for AMMK

Chennai: The Supreme Court today said it cannot allot the cooker symbol for the Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK). The case came up before the court after the Election Commission (EC) informed it that  it would not allot the cooker… Continue Reading

PM can’t match Indira masterstroke of breaking Pak: TNCC chief (video)

“The BJP should not try to teach patriotism, nationalism and defence security to the Congress and its leaders on the ground of just one air strike. Can Modi dismember Pakistan? Can he break Pakistan into two, and teach them a military lesson which the Congress government did under Indira Gandhi when creating Bangladesh in 1971?’ thundered Azhagiri. Continue Reading

2019 general elections: Campaign in Chennai goes cool

It’s some time since the bugle was blown for the biggest battle of the ballot in the nation. Yet on the streets of Chennai, the writing on the wall is clear: Blank. Continue Reading

Seize & freeze

Right from the day the model code of conduct for Lok Sabha polls came into effect, seizures of money, gold and other valuables by special teams formed by the Election Commission have become a routine affair in Tamilnadu. Continue Reading

2019 elections: Case against AMMK candidate for poll code violation

It is said during electioneering in Bodi town he had used more vehicles than allowed by the Election Commission. So, the Bodi town police have registered a case against him for poll code violation. Continue Reading