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Tamil Nadu Polls: All eyes on Amma

Tamil Nadu is witnessing a fierce battle between the AIADMK and the DMK as the state goes to polls on May 16. The BJP, however, it seems, has miles to go for even registering its presence in the so

Tamil Nadu Polls: LED replaces cardboard cut-outs of politicians

Tamil Nadu streets are submerged in the election fever. During any poll season, the skyline in the state remains cluttered with larger-than-life cut-outs of political leaders.

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

Stories you must read over the weekend

At Kondhavguda village, most people are out in the forest to pick wild food or firewood, tending to farms, washing at streams or carving out bricks from a muddy ditch. Aadi Kumbruka looks much youn

“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

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



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