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Jayalalithaa will become chief minister again on May 23

J Jayalalithaa will be sworn in as chief minister of Tamil Nadu on May 23. She will be elected as the party legislature leader on May 22. AIADMK spokesperson C R Saraswathi told repo

Liquor is hot property as TN prepares for elections

In India, during elections liquor plays an important role. Tamil Nadu may not be an exception. But the issue in the coming assembly elections could be about liquor prohibition in the state. The pub

At least 283 TN candidates have criminal cases

As many as 283 candidates in the electoral fray in Tamil Nadu have declared criminal cases against themselves, showed an analysis of self-sworn affidavits of 997 of the 1,107 candidates by Tamil Na

Tamil Nadu polls: Neither Amma nor Kalaignar, some for NOTA

Reflecting his disenchantment with political parties contesting polls in the assembly polls in Tamil Nadu, Shankar, an auto-rickshaw driver from Ambattur (a newly formed assembly constituency after

Tamil Nadu Polls: Cash flow difficulties

C Thirunavakarasu, a member of the election surveillance team (called ‘flying squad’) on duty at Thiruvanmiyur in Tamil Nadu’s Velachery constituency, looks worried. He believes c

“BJP will emerge as alternative to Dravidian parties in Tamil Nadu”

The BJP would gain in this assembly election as at “the ground level people, especially youth, want change and their connect with Narendra Modi is high today”, says party national gener

What young Tamil Nadu voters want

The youth and women spoke frankly as they queued up to vote in  232 out of 234 assembly constituencies in Tamil Nadu on Mondayt. Yamini and Kirthika, who work at a private compa

The temptress of fate

At 63, Jayalalithaa doesn’t qualify to be referred to as a ‘child’. But if the events of the last three-odd months in Tamil Nadu are anything to go by the appellati

Tamil Nadu polls: Here’s why Amma won

As the Jayalalithaa-led All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) comes back to power again in Tamil Nadu, here is what Chennai-based political experts have to say on the outcome of this el

The return of the cloaked Amma

Jayalalithaa, 68, has come back to power for the second consecutive term, a singular achievement in Tamil Nadu which is otherwise known to alternate its rulers. The victory is significant, yet the

Jaya in hospital, governance in coma

The condition of Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa “continues to improve” but she needs to “stay longer in the hospital”, read the CM’s latest medical bulletin.

It’s son rise time in DMK, Stalin appointed DMK chief

After the ruling AIADMK party elected Sasikala Natarajan as its new chief, it’s time for the son rise in the opposition DMK. M Karunanidhi’s son, MK Stalin, has been elevated as the wor

Jallikkatu stir: Violence in Tamil Nadu

 Violence broke out in Chennai and parts of Tamil Nadu on Monday over Jallikattu. For the past six days, the protests had been largely peaceful. There was a police crackdown after wh

Not a walk in the park for Sasikala

 Sasikala’s elevation as chief minister of Tamil Nadu, exactly 60 days after Jayalalithaa’s death, may bring down the curtains on the power struggle. But, the road ahead is not goi

No pulses, palmolein oil in TN fair price shops

Pulses and palmolein oil have vanished from the fair price shops in Tamil Nadu. An official admitted that its supply has stopped, but assured that the scheme has been extended so the commodities wi

Rajinikanth may be looking beyond Tamil Nadu

The political ambition of superstar Rajinikanth may not be restricted only to Tamil Nadu, say political experts. Rajinikanth, who is considered to be close to many national leaders, had m

No end in sight to turbulence in TN politics

No party seems to be prepared to end the prolonged political crisis that Tamil Nadu has been  facing for the past nine months, feel analysts. The main opposition DMK is not adequatel

Politics won’t be easy for Kamal Haasan

 As Kamal Haasan contemplates a career in politics, many feel that it may not be an easy journey for the superstar. Haasan has not yet spoken about his ideologies, his intentions or

Modi meeting Karunanidhi will help improve ties

 There is speculation about ties improving between the BJP and the DMK after prime minister Narendra Modi met DMK supremo Karunanidhi at his Gopalapuram residence in Chennai on Monday. He also

Modi meeting Karunanidhi was astute political move and an old-world courtesy

M Karunanidhi alias Kalaignar dons the hat of an outstanding scriptwriter of Tamil cinema besides being a formidable politician and Dravida Munnetra Kazhgam (DMK) chief. Yet he would have found it

A tale of two verdicts shows Modi is no control freak

 It is the story of the exoneration of A Raja and the conviction of a metaphorical raja (Lalu Prasad used to call himself a raja of Bihar) that reveals a complex web of governance in India.

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