Tamil Nadu

  • 117 seats from 11 states, 1 Union Territory will vote on Thursday 23-04-2014 06:20 PM

    New Delhi: Stakes will be high for the Congress and the BJP and a number of other parties like AIADMK, DMK, NCP and Shiv Sena when 117 constituencies will go to polls on Thursday in yet another substantial round of polling in the Lok Sabha elections. Over 18 crore voters...
  • Holiday must for all on polling day: Tamil Nadu government 23-04-2014 04:47 PM

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday made it clear that employers and commercial establishments must grant holiday with wages for their employees on Thursday on account of polling for the 39 Lok Sabha seats in the state. The government's reiteration of the provision came in the backdrop of many...
  • Tough battle for key players in TN, Jaya eyes kingmaker role 23-04-2014 10:54 AM

    Chennai: As Tamil Nadu gears up for Lok Sabha elections on April 24, the campaign across the state reached a fever pitch. With 39 seats in Tamil Nadu plus the lone seat in Puducherry up for grabs, parties across the political spectrum were out on the streets raising one last...
  • Jayalalithaa takes a dig at Modi, suggests she is better than him 21-04-2014 06:22 PM

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa took on her Gujarat counterpart Narendra Modi at a rally in the southern state on Monday. "I have brought inclusive growth in Tamil Nadu. Who is the best then? Gujarat's Modi or Tamil Nadu's lady?" she asked. Jayalalithaa's AIADMK shares an on-off relationship with...
  • Elections Yatra: Will 2G scam haunt the DMK in Chennai Central? 21-04-2014 09:50 AM

    With three days left for polling in the state of Tamil Nadu, CNN-IBN's Election Yatra tarvels to the Chennai Central Parliamentary constituency, a DMK stronghold. Former Union Textiles Minister and two-time MP Dayanidhi Maran is seeking re-election from here once again. CNN-IBN's Anna Isaac finds out if the 2G spectrum...
  • Kanyakumari: Will AAP spoil the party for traditional players? 19-04-2014 07:59 AM

    Kanyakumari: While the Aam Aadmi Party is making headlines in the North, it is also something to watch out for down South this election. In Kanyakumari, it is a six-cornered contest with two former MPs and MLAs in the poll fray. But the entry of anti-nuclear activist SP Udayakumar as...
  • Maran in a tough fight, keeps a low profile due to 2G 18-04-2014 05:29 PM

    Chennai: Greeting voters in the Chennai Central constituency, former Union Textiles and Telecom Minister and DMK's sitting MP, Dayanidhi Maran asks people - young and old - to give him a third chance. The seat has been with the Maran family since 1996 with Dayanidhi winning from Chennai Central in...
  • No Rajinikanth star power for the BJP in Tamil Nadu 14-04-2014 05:51 PM

    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...
  • DMK, AIADMK take people for granted, out to destroy each other: Modi 13-04-2014 09:24 PM

    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...
  • Modi visits Rajinikanth for a 'personal' meet ahead of elections 13-04-2014 07:15 PM

    Chennai: For Chennai's press corps, squatting outside Poes Garden is routine. On Sunday, however, the door number was different. BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi met Tamil superstar Rajinikanth at his residence in Chennai while just doors away the actor's neighbour and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa had returned from...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Jayalalithaa keeps her options open, targets BJP 13-04-2014 04:09 PM

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa may just spring a surprise after the Lok Sabha election results as she hit out on her former ally BJP for the first time ever during a rally on Sunday. The AIADMK after parting ways with the Left was reportedly warming up with...
  • Kings & Queens: Will Jayalalithaa be the kingmaker in 2014 LS polls? 11-04-2014 11:24 PM

    In this episode of Kings and Queens, CNN-IBN discusses Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and whether she would be the kingmaker in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. ...
  • Non filing of IT returns: Jayalalithaa, aide skip court appearance 10-04-2014 11:03 AM

    Chennai: AIADMK supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and her aide Sasikala Natarajan failed to appear before and economic offence court in Chennai on Thursday. Jayalalithaa has moved the Supreme Court to extend trial by another four months. After the duo failed to appear, the court adjourned the...
  • 2014 Lok Sabha elections: Tamil Nadu campaign diary

    Head to Haid-ar |  Suhasini Haidar
    Election fever At about 40 degrees, and 80% humidity just past noon, there isn't a single spot of shade available in the entire rally ...

  • No BJP candidate against A Raja in Nilgiris constituency 09-04-2014 12:43 PM

    Chennai: The Madras High Court dismissed a petition filed by BJP's candidate for Nilgiris constituency Gurumurthy challenging the Election Commission's order rejecting his nomination papers. Gurumurthy urged the High Court to issue directions to restrain the returning officer from declaring the candidates list for the Nilgiris constituency. Gurumurthy's nomination was...
  • Tamil Nadu: Six candidates have assets worth over Rs 50 crore 07-04-2014 11:33 AM

    Chennai: Six candidates, each having assets worth over Rs 50 crore, are in the fray in the Lok Sabha polls in Tamil Nadu, with Congress nominee and businessman H Vasanthakumar topping the list at over Rs 283 crore. The assets declaration of the 1,318 candidates who have filed nominations for...
  • No developmental works in Tamil Nadu, says Karunanidhi 06-04-2014 11:55 PM

    Erode: DMK president M Karunanidhi on Sunday alleged that the AIADMK government failed to implement any developmental works and all the industries were suffering from power cuts. Addressing an election meeting of H Pavithiravalli, DMK candidate from Erode in the April 24 Lok Sabha polls, he said Jayalalithaa's claims of...
  • Independent candidate from TN to fight his 159th election against Modi 04-04-2014 11:21 AM

    A 55-year-old man has come in Vadodara all the way from Tamil Nadu to fight elections against Narendra Modi, with not an aim for winning but to set a record. Having no political ambition or hope to win election, Tamil Nadu-based tyre trading firm owner Dr K Padmarajan filed his...
  • Tamil Nadu: Stones thrown at Anbumani Ramadoss' convoy 04-04-2014 12:03 AM

    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...
  • Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa skips court appearance in tax fraud case 03-04-2014 11:24 AM

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa who is facing a trial in an income tax related case, skipped the court appearance on Thursday. The AIADMK chief has also filed a petition seeking exemption from personal appearance in the case, which the Bangalore and Egmore courts rejected. Both the courts...
  • Mani Shankar Aiyar confident of winning from Mayiladuthurai 03-04-2014 10:25 AM

    Mayiladuthurai: Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar, unlike many other Congress contemporaries who have opted out of the race for the Lok Sabha 2014, is confident of winning. "I don't have an opposition here. BJP has put up a candidate which the DMDK and MDMK don't like. I thought I'll fight...
  • 2G scam accused A Raja owns Rs 3.61 crore assets 02-04-2014 09:30 PM

    Chennai: 2G scam-tainted former Telecom Minister A Raja on Wednesday declared assets to the tune of Rs 3.61 crore. Raja, seeking re-election to Lok Sabha from Nilgiris (SC) constituency, in his affidavit presented while filing nominations declared movable assets of Rs 1.45 crore in his name, Rs 93.93 lakh held...
  • Jayalalithaa should openly state post-poll strategy: Chidambaram 01-04-2014 11:23 PM

    Sivaganga: Wondering how AIADMK would be part of the Union government unless it aligned with national parties after the Lok Sabha polls, Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday asked Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa to openly state her post-poll strategy without being dodgy. "How can AIADMK form the government with...
  • Tamil Nadu tracker: AIADMK 15-21 seats, DMK 10-16, BJP alliance 6-10 01-04-2014 08:18 PM

    The ruling AIADMK led by Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa continues her lead in Tamil Nadu. According to CNN-IBN-CSDS-Lokniti-The Week national election tracker the AIADMK is projected to win 15-21 seats in the Lok Sabha elections according to the projections by Chennai Mathematical Institute Director Rajeeva Karandikar. The main rival DMK...
  • Andhra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala Lok Sabha poll tracker highlights 01-04-2014 07:42 PM

    Follow all the updates related to the Lok Sabha election tracker on southern states - Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala. ...
  • SC refuses to review verdict granting life to Rajiv Gandhi killers 01-04-2014 04:27 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to review its verdict commuting death sentence of three convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case to life imprisonment. The review was filed by the Centre. "We have carefully gone through the review petition and the connected papers. We find no merit...
  • BJP South Chennai candidate Ganesan has no immovable property 01-04-2014 04:22 PM

    Chennai: BJP's South Chennai Lok Sabha candidate L Ganesan does not own any immovable assets and has only Rs 3.07 lakh movable property, including a gold studded 'rudraksha mala' and cash of Rs 20,000. Ganesan was among several candidates who filed their nominations on Tuesday when filing of papers for...
  • TN CM Jayalalithaa attacks Congress, DMK, calls them the most corrupt 01-04-2014 03:36 PM

    Chennai: AIADMK chief and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa attacked the UPA government at the Centre on Tuesday. Addressing a public meeting at Pollachi, she said, "We haven't seen a government as corrupt as this, the 2G scam happened in this UPA government, it is a shame for Tamilians,...
  • Watch: Election tracker promo on South India 01-04-2014 10:43 AM

    With the elections 2014 about to be announced, the Election Tracker is back on CNN-IBN. CNN-IBN-Lokniti-CSDS National Election Tracker brings the mood of key swing states ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. Tonight we will focus on Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. ...
  • Abstention louder than any vote

    Head to Haid-ar |  Suhasini Haidar
    With India's abstention vote, it would seem that South Block is wresting back control of its decision-making authority from that domestic sphere that has ridden...