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  • TN far ahead of Gujarat, says AIADMK 10 hours 26 minutes ago

    Chennai: In a sharp attack on Narendra Modi and his Gujarat model of development, ruling AIADMK on Tuesday claimed Tamil Nadu was far ahead of that state in several indices, including attracting investments, and said his "gimmicks" would not work in the state. "It is only the two leaves (AIADMK...
  • Karunanidhi hails SC judgment on transgenders 14 hours 28 minutes ago

    Chennai: DMK president M Karunanidhi on Tuesday hailed the Supreme Court verdict recognizing transgenders as third category of gender saying it brought a lot of joy to his party whom he said had strived for their welfare. In a statement in Chennai he said his previous government had constituted a...
  • Jayalalithaa pitches for non-Congress, non-BJP government 14 hours 59 minutes ago

    Arani: Days after attacking BJP, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday raised the pitch for a non-Congress and non-BJP government at Delhi after the Lok Sabha polls. Jayalalithaa, whose party had attended a meeting of the Third Front in Delhi ahead of elections, however, in a cautious approach...
  • Jayalalithaa accepts Karunanidhi's challenge for open debate on Cauvery 16 hours 31 minutes ago

    AIADMK supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on accepted the gauntlet thrown by her arch-rival DMK president M Karunanidhi for an open debate on the Cauvery issue, saying she was prepared to face him in the state assembly. Repeatedly charging Karunanidhi with betraying the state on the emotive...
  • LK polls: 5-tier security blanket thrown for Modi's visit in Coimbatore 19 hours 31 minutes ago

    Over 3,000 police personnel would be deployed as part of the five-tier security cover for BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, who is arriving in Coimbatore on Wednesday to campaign for the NDA candidates. Coordinating with unspecified number of police force from Gujarat, local police would totally take control of...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Karunanidhi going strong to steer DMK to success 23 hours 0 minutes ago

    At 90, DMK chief Muthuvel Karunanidhi carries the onerous task of pulling the battered party back to winning ways in a virtual do-or-die electoral battle, just two years ahead of next Assembly elections. A master orator, who sways the audience with his splash of anecdotes and chirpy remarks besides loaded...
  • No Rajinikanth star power for the BJP in Tamil Nadu Yesterday

    Chennai: As the dust settles in Poes Garden after BJP leader Narendra Modi's visit to Tamil superstar Rajinikanth's residence in Chennai, the question is just how much of a difference will the meeting make to the saffron party's campaign in Tamil Nadu. Driving straight to Tamil superstar Rajinikanth's house, the...
  • Karunanidhi flays Modi for attacking DMK Yesterday

    DMK president M Karunanidhi on Monday denounced BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for saying that the AIADMK and the DMK were taking Tamil Nadu's people for granted. Modi made the remarks at an election rally in Chennai. He added that the two Tamil parties were not bothered about people's...
  • Modi asks PM to clarify on social media reports about Siachen 2 days ago

    Chennai: Citing reports in social media, Narendra Modi on Sunday demanded a clarification from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh if there was any foreign pressure on him to "hand over Siachen to enemies". The BJP Prime Ministerial candidate said some reports were spreading thick and fast in social media that Singh...
  • DMK, AIADMK take people for granted, out to destroy each other: Modi 2 days ago

    Chennai: In an effort to reach out to the voters of Tamil Nadu, BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi launched an attack on the the two regional parties in the state and presented his party as an alternative to the DMK and the AIADMK. "When DMK and AIADMK are in...
  • Snapshot: Narendra Modi meets superstar Rajinikanth in Chennai 2 days ago

    Chennai: Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi has caused a stir in Chennai after he met superstar Rajinikant at his residence on Sunday. Speculation is rife that Modi could seek the actor's endorsement for the Lok Sabha polls. ...
  • Chidambaram slogging to send his son to Parliament 2 days ago

    Innumerable branches of nationalised banks and ATMs dot the region as you drive down from Madurai proclaiming the hold of Finance Minister P Chidambaram, who had won seven times from this rural constituency to go to Parliament. But this time, he is involved in a hard battle to see that...
  • Modi to meet superstar Rajinikanth before addressing rally in Chennai 3 days ago

    Chennai: BJP's prime ministerial candidate and star campaigner Narendra Modi is likely to visit superstar Rajnikanth at his Chennai residence on Sunday for a "personal meeting." "Narendra Modi is visiting cine super star Rajinikanth at his residence in Chennai tomorrow evening," BJP's General Secretary-in-charge of Tamil Nadu, P Muralidhar Rao,...
  • Modi to address election rally in Chennai on Sunday 3 days ago

    BJP's top leadership, including Narendra Modi and L K Advani, will tour the state starting on Sunday to address election rallies, with the party's Prime Ministerial candidate kicking off the first of the series on April 13 in Chennai. BJP National General Secretary P Muralidhar Rao told reporters that the...
  • Lok Sabha polls: 3 EVMs for 2 constituencies in Tamil Nadu 4 days ago

    Chennai: With a single Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) designed to accommodate names of a maximum of 16 candidates, two of the 39 constituencies in Tamil Nadu will require three such machines, as more than 40 aspirants are in the fray there for the April 24 Lok Sabha polls. A total...
  • DMDK extends support to PMK in Puducherry 4 days ago

    Chennai: In a boost to PMK, its ally DMDK on Friday extended support to the Ramadoss-led party for the April 24 Lok Sabha polls to Puducherry. The decision ends suspense over its stand in the Union Territory where two NDA allies have fielded their candidates. "DMDK has decided to support...
  • Lok Sabha polls: DMK MP Ritheeish joins AIADMK 5 days ago

    DMK MP from Ramanathapuram and supporter of party's expelled Madurai leader M K Alagiri, JK Ritheeish, joined the ruling AIADMK on Thursday. Ritheeish, also an actor, and a DMK student Wing leader from the district, K Nagasethupathy, also joined the party in the presence of Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa at...
  • EC to review poll arrangements in TN 5 days ago

    The Election Commission will review the arrangements made for 39 Lok Sabha seats in Tamil Nadu going to polls on April 24 at a high level meeting convened in Chennai on April 12, a top official said. "The EC will hold meeting with recognised political parties individually; then with District...
  • BJP front in TN only an 'opportunist alliance', says Stalin April 7, 2014

    Terming the BJP a communal party, DMK leader M K Stalin on Monday said the coalition led by the saffron party in Tamil Nadu was an "opportunist alliance." Talking to reporters in Chennai, he said, "Even in their (BJP) election manifesto, they have published the picture of RSS leader. So,...
  • LS polls: Vaiko faces stiff challenge in Virudhunagar April 7, 2014

    Known for its fireworks and printing units, Virudhunagar Lok Sabha constituency in southern Tamil Nadu is witnessing an absorbing battle of ballot in a five-cornered contest featuring among others Vaiko of Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK). A two-time MP, Vaiko, defeated in 2009 by a margin of 15,764 votes by...
  • Go door-to-door to seek votes: Jayalalithaa tells party workers April 6, 2014

    Pitching for "an important role" for her party in the next Union government, AIADMK supremo and Chief Minsiter Jayalalithaa on Sunday asked her party workers to visit each and every household and seek votes for the party to protect the rights of Tamil Nadu. "To protect the rights of Tamil...
  • LS polls: Congress names nominee for south Chennai at last hour April 5, 2014

    The Congress on Saturday named SV Ramani as its candidate for south Chennai constituency hours before the deadline for filing nominations for the April 24 Lok Sabha polls ends. After much dilly-dallying, Tamil Nadu Congress President BS Gnandesikan announced the name of Ramani, the party's national media coordinator for the...
  • Lankan issue will not affect us in polls: Congress April 4, 2014

    Union Minister and senior Congress leader G K Vasan on Friday said the Centre's stand in abstaining from voting on a US resolution on alleged war crimes by Sri Lanka at UNHRC would not affect the party in the Lok Sabha elections. "No way the Sri Lankan issue will affect...
  • Tamil Nadu: Stones thrown at Anbumani Ramadoss' convoy April 4, 2014

    Dharmapuri: Former union health minister and PMK leader Anbumani Ramadoss' convoy was attacked in Dharmapuri by unknown persons who threw stones at his vehicle. Following the incident, PMK cadres staged a protest. The incident comes a week after an FIR was registered against Anbumani Ramadoss for inciting caste enmity. Ambumani...
  • Nokia Employees stage fast in Chennai, demands job security March 31, 2014

    Seeking to draw the attention of the Central and state governments to their plight, employees of handset maker Nokia India's manufacturing facility at Sriperumbudur near Chennai on Monday staged a one-day fast demanding job security. More than 3,000 employees, mostly in the 20-30 age group and a majority of them...
  • 9-year-old TN girl is 'fastest to dismantle, assemble laptop' March 30, 2014

    Coimbatore: A nine-year old girl from the city has been conferred with honorary doctorate by the UK-based World Records University for her achievement as "the fastest to dismantle and assemble a laptop". The degree was conferred on P Adarshini, a fourth-standard student in Koilpalayam, last week in Ho Chi Minh...
  • Rahul's balloon will burst too, not just Modi's: CPI March 29, 2014

    Joining issue with Rahul Gandhi who flayed the Gujarat development model as a "new heavier balloon" filled with "gas", CPI on Saturday said there were hardly any differences in the economic policies of both Congress and BJP and such 'balloon stories' are not of any use and cannot resurrect the...
  • Ensure DMK loses in Tamil Nadu: Alagiri to supporters March 29, 2014

    Madurai: Speaking to his supporters in Madurai, DMK Chief's estranged son and expelled leader MK Alagiri said they should work hard to ensure the DMK alliance comes fourth in all constituencies in Tamil Nadu. Alagiri was expelled by the party earlier this week for criticizing top leaders in the party....
  • Transgender to enter poll fray in Tamil Nadu March 29, 2014

    Adding a new dimension to her battle in securing her community's rights, a well known transgender and activist is making her electoral debut in the April 27 Lok Sabha polls in Tamil Nadu. Activist Kalki Subramaniam, a writer and an actor, would contest from Pollachi, her home town, as an...
  • India should have supported UNHRC resolution on Sri Lanka: Chidambaram March 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Differing with his government's stand of abstaining from voting in UNHRC on the US-sponsored resolution against Sri Lanka, Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Friday said that New Delhi should have supported it. "Congress took a neutral stand at UNHRC by abstaining from voting on the Sri Lanka resolution....