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TN polls: PMK candidate against Udhayanidhi Stalin sells mangoes to woo voters

  • The 234-members Tamil Nadu assembly elections will be held in a single phase on April 6 and the counting of votes will be done on May 2.
AVA Kasali attacked Udhayanidhi saying he has not visited Chepauk constituency even once and claimed he will win the seat.
AVA Kasali attacked Udhayanidhi saying he has not visited Chepauk constituency even once and claimed he will win the seat.
Published on Mar 27, 2021 03:17 PM IST
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Tamil Nadu assembly elections: PMK to contest 23 seats in alliance with AIADMK

Single phase elections to the 234 member assembly in Tamil Nadu will be held on April 6.
AIADMK Coordinator and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam said his party and PMK have decided to face the ensuing polls as allies. PTI file photo
AIADMK Coordinator and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam said his party and PMK have decided to face the ensuing polls as allies. PTI file photo
Published on Feb 27, 2021 07:31 PM IST
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TN CM forms panel to gather caste-wise data even as PMK pushes for 20% quota for Vanniyars

The PMK had recently revived its old demand for reservation ahead of the 2021 assembly elections in Tamil Nadu.
Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) workers pelt stones on the Ananthapuri Express coming from Thiruvananthapuram after they were stopped by to police from entering Chennai to participate in a protest demonstration demanding reservation for the Vanniyar community om Tuesday.(PTI)
Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) workers pelt stones on the Ananthapuri Express coming from Thiruvananthapuram after they were stopped by to police from entering Chennai to participate in a protest demonstration demanding reservation for the Vanniyar community om Tuesday.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 01, 2020 08:59 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Divya Chandrababu

AIADMK ally PMK revives reservation demand ahead of 2021 TN assembly polls

The PMK has revived an old demand of reservation for the Vanniyar community in Tamil Nadu’s educational institutions and government jobs.
PMK founder S Ramdoss warned that they will intensify the protest across Tanil Nadu like similar agitations led by Patidars in Gujarat and Gujjars in Rajasthan.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
PMK founder S Ramdoss warned that they will intensify the protest across Tanil Nadu like similar agitations led by Patidars in Gujarat and Gujjars in Rajasthan.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
Published on Nov 23, 2020 02:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Divya Chandrababu

‘Let them have that fear’: DMK after BJP deletes controversial Periyar tweet

The tweet came on the Dravidian icon’s 46th death anniversary when it is customary for leaders of various parties to pay tributes to either his statue or portrait to display their affinity to social justice.
After BJP posted a tweet denigrating rationalist social reformer ‘Periyar’ EV Ramasamy over his second marriage with a woman, who was much younger than him, it found itself on the firing line of allies and opponents alike.(Twitter/@Learnedpolitics)
After BJP posted a tweet denigrating rationalist social reformer ‘Periyar’ EV Ramasamy over his second marriage with a woman, who was much younger than him, it found itself on the firing line of allies and opponents alike.(Twitter/@Learnedpolitics)
Updated on Dec 24, 2019 10:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chennai | By MC Rajan

AIADMK woos allies ahead of civic and state assembly polls | Opinion

AIADMK realises that recent victories in Vikravandi and Nanguneri assembly by-polls were not possible without allies and is making efforts to retain the advantage in the post-Jayalalithaa era, says a noted journalist and analyst.
AIADMK’s dependence on allies has increased as it is yet to regain its full strength after Jayalalithaa’s demise,says an expert.(PTI Photo/File)
AIADMK’s dependence on allies has increased as it is yet to regain its full strength after Jayalalithaa’s demise,says an expert.(PTI Photo/File)
Published on Dec 08, 2019 10:25 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan

PMK urges for setting up medical college at Mayiladuthurai

Claiming the State government has initiated preliminary work to set up three new medical colleges in Nagapattinam, Tiruvallur and Krishnagiri districts, PMK founder leader S Ramadoss welcomed it.
PMK urges for setting up medical college at Mayiladuthurai.(HT file)
PMK urges for setting up medical college at Mayiladuthurai.(HT file)
Published on Oct 21, 2019 11:19 AM IST
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Dhanush starrer ‘Asuran’ spurs PMK, AIADMK to revive land grab charges against DMK

Asuran is based on a novel of Sahitya Akademi award winning author Poomani and is centred on the Dalit quest for land.
MK Stalin’s DMK has ben accused by the PMK and the ruling AIADMK of encroaching land assigned for the Dalits during the British era.(PTI)
MK Stalin’s DMK has ben accused by the PMK and the ruling AIADMK of encroaching land assigned for the Dalits during the British era.(PTI)
Published on Oct 20, 2019 03:30 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Channai | By MC Rajan

Edappadi K Palaniswami has grown into his role as Tamil Nadu CM I Opinion

EPS even during the Jaya era was a survivor and in his favour, he used to back her from the very beginning. After the death of party founder, MG Ramachandran (MGR), when a succession struggle broke out between his widow Janaki Ramachandran and Jayalalithaa, EPS had the foresight to back the winning horse.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami is often hailed as the ‘political strongman of Salem district’.(PTI PHOTO.)
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami is often hailed as the ‘political strongman of Salem district’.(PTI PHOTO.)
Updated on Sep 09, 2019 05:52 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Venkatesha Babu N

IIT-M criticised for not including Tamil song at key event

The IIT-M has chosen national song “Vande Mataram” for the event, as per the invitation for the celebrations. Karin Stoll, the German Consul General in Chennai, will be the chief guest at the event.
Calling it unacceptable, Ramadoss asked the Tamil Nadu government to issue a notice to IIT-M and seek an explanation.(HT Photo)
Calling it unacceptable, Ramadoss asked the Tamil Nadu government to issue a notice to IIT-M and seek an explanation.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 31, 2019 01:39 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan

Exit polls predict big win for Cong-DMK alliance in Tamil Nadu

Elections were held for 38 of Tamil Nadu’s 39 Lok Sabha seats (Vellore poll was countermanded) on April 18. The bypolls to 22 crucial assembly segments were held on on May 19 with the seventh and last phase of Lok Sabha elections.
Exit polls often get it wrong and the actual results will only be known on Thursday, May 23rd when votes are counted.
Exit polls often get it wrong and the actual results will only be known on Thursday, May 23rd when votes are counted.
Updated on May 20, 2019 12:02 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

Cash, crude arms seized from offices of 2 political parties in Tamil Nadu

The raid at 20 locations were carried out in connection with the February 5 murder of PMK functionary, Ramalingam, by suspected Islamic radicals for opposing religious preaching in a Dalit enclave at Thirubuvanam near Kumbakonam in Thajavur district, an NIA release said.
Cash, crude arms seized from offices of 2 political parties in Tamil Nadu. (Representative Image)(HT Photo)
Cash, crude arms seized from offices of 2 political parties in Tamil Nadu. (Representative Image)(HT Photo)
Published on May 02, 2019 11:20 PM IST
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Chennai | By MC Rajan

Lok Sabha elections 2019: In Tamil Nadu, PMK hopes for NDA boost

In the 2016 assembly polls, Ramadoss decided to go it alone and positioned Anbumani as a young chief ministerial alternative to both Jayalalithaa and DMK’s MK Stalin.
The PMK and its founder S Ramadoss (centre) are betting on the BJP returning to power with a significantly smaller majority.(PTI File Photo)
The PMK and its founder S Ramadoss (centre) are betting on the BJP returning to power with a significantly smaller majority.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Apr 17, 2019 08:42 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Tamil Nadu | By TR Vivek

Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: DMK will look to win its bastion of Chennai Central in Tamil Nadu

Voting in all the 39 constituencies in Tamil Nadu will be held during the second round of seven-phased Lok Sabha election 2019 on April 18. The results will be declared on May 23.
Former Union minister and the DMK’s Murasoli Maran held Chennai Central, one of the three parliamentary constituencies in the southern state’s capital city and also the smallest, from 1996.(Parwaz Khan-Hindustan Times)
Former Union minister and the DMK’s Murasoli Maran held Chennai Central, one of the three parliamentary constituencies in the southern state’s capital city and also the smallest, from 1996.(Parwaz Khan-Hindustan Times)
Updated on Apr 12, 2019 03:38 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Will DMK win Tamil Nadu’s Arani seat this time?

The Congress’ M Krishnasswamy won the first election held in 2009 after delimitation and in the next polls in 2014, the AIADMK’s V Elumalai wrested the seat.
Voting in all the 39 constituencies in Tamil Nadu will be held during the second round of seven-phased Lok Sabha election 2019 on April 18. The results will be declared on May 23.(Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
Voting in all the 39 constituencies in Tamil Nadu will be held during the second round of seven-phased Lok Sabha election 2019 on April 18. The results will be declared on May 23.(Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Apr 15, 2019 08:53 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Tamil Nadu’s Arakkonam has not voted any party back since 1996

Voting in all the 39 constituencies in Tamil Nadu will be held during the second round of seven-phased Lok Sabha election 2019 on April 18. The results will be declared on May 23.
The DMK has nominated former Union minister S Jagathrakshakan from the Arakkonam parliamentary constituency once again.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT PHOTO)
The DMK has nominated former Union minister S Jagathrakshakan from the Arakkonam parliamentary constituency once again.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 12, 2019 03:46 PM IST
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Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Dindigul in Tamil Nadu will see a fight between AIADMK, DMK

Voting in all the 39 constituencies in Tamil Nadu will be held during the second round of seven-phased Lok Sabha election 2019 on April 18. The results will be declared on May 23.
Kolkata, India - March 19, 2019: Directed by District Election Officer, as part of an awareness programme, officials show EVMs (Electronic Voting Machine) and VVPATs (Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail) to people near Shyambazar AV School, in Kolkata, West Bengal, India, on Tuesday, March 19, 2019.(Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
Kolkata, India - March 19, 2019: Directed by District Election Officer, as part of an awareness programme, officials show EVMs (Electronic Voting Machine) and VVPATs (Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail) to people near Shyambazar AV School, in Kolkata, West Bengal, India, on Tuesday, March 19, 2019.(Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Apr 15, 2019 09:22 AM IST
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Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Dharmapuri in Tamil Nadu is PMK citadel

Voting in all the 39 constituencies in Tamil Nadu will be held during the second round of seven-phased Lok Sabha election 2019 on April 18. The results will be declared on May 23.
Ranchi, Jharkhand, INDIA – April 17: (FILE PHOTO) Rural first time voters happily showing their voting mark after casting their votes for 2nd phase election of Lok Sabha poll for Ranchi constituency at a polling booth at Rampur in Ranchi on Thursday April 17, 2014-PHOTO FOR REPRESENTATIONAL PURPOSE(Parwaz Khan-Hindustan Times)
Ranchi, Jharkhand, INDIA – April 17: (FILE PHOTO) Rural first time voters happily showing their voting mark after casting their votes for 2nd phase election of Lok Sabha poll for Ranchi constituency at a polling booth at Rampur in Ranchi on Thursday April 17, 2014-PHOTO FOR REPRESENTATIONAL PURPOSE(Parwaz Khan-Hindustan Times)
Updated on Apr 12, 2019 03:58 PM IST
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Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Ex-Congress stronghold Cuddalore in Tamil Nadu will witness tough fight

Voting in all the 39 constituencies in Tamil Nadu will be held during the second round of seven-phased Lok Sabha election 2019 on April 18. The results will be declared on May 23.
Rajasthan, India – August 17, 2015: Women voters wait to cast their votes during Municipal Corporation polls at a polling booth of Chomu, in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India on Monday, August 17, 2015.(Prabhakar Sharma/ Hindustan Times)
Rajasthan, India – August 17, 2015: Women voters wait to cast their votes during Municipal Corporation polls at a polling booth of Chomu, in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India on Monday, August 17, 2015.(Prabhakar Sharma/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Apr 15, 2019 09:29 AM IST
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Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Tamil Nadu’s temple town of Chidambaram in with AIADMK

Voting in all the constituencies in Tamil Nadu will be held during the second round of seven-phased Lok Sabha election 2019 on April 18. The results will be declared on May 23.
New Delhi, India - April 23, 2017: A view of pooling station Burari, casting vote for Delhi MCD elections in North Delhi on Sunday, April 23, 2017. (Photo by Arun Sharma/ Hindustan Times)(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)
New Delhi, India - April 23, 2017: A view of pooling station Burari, casting vote for Delhi MCD elections in North Delhi on Sunday, April 23, 2017. (Photo by Arun Sharma/ Hindustan Times)(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 15, 2019 09:35 AM IST
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Madras High Court quashes move to acquire land

The 277-km project is part of the Centre’s ambitious “Bharatmala Pariyojana – I”, which involves laying of around 35,000 kms of national highways before 2022.
One of the petitioners against the project is Anbumani Ramadoss, MP of the Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK), which has joined hands with the AIADMK-BJP combine for the Lok Sabha polls that begin on April 11.
One of the petitioners against the project is Anbumani Ramadoss, MP of the Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK), which has joined hands with the AIADMK-BJP combine for the Lok Sabha polls that begin on April 11.
Updated on Apr 08, 2019 11:48 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chennai | By MC Rajan

Is the DMDK worth all the hype?

The 2019 could be equally crucial for the DMDK – the party can either get its act together by joining the ‘grand alliance’ or be removed from the political scene altogether by deciding to contest alone
For a party that made waves within two years of its launch, the downfall has been too quick, made worse by Vijayakanth’s ill-health(Dijeswar Singh)
For a party that made waves within two years of its launch, the downfall has been too quick, made worse by Vijayakanth’s ill-health(Dijeswar Singh)
Updated on Mar 08, 2019 06:13 PM IST
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Will the AIADMK alliance sustain the momentum?

As part of the electoral understanding, the PMK and the BJP have also promised support to the AIADMK in the bypolls to 21 Assembly constituencies — something that will decide the party’s fate as the ruling entity.
Union Minister and BJP's Tamil Nadu election in-charge Piyush Goyal addresses media after ruling AIADMK party signed an alliance with BJP for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, in Chennai, Feb 19, 2019(AP)
Union Minister and BJP's Tamil Nadu election in-charge Piyush Goyal addresses media after ruling AIADMK party signed an alliance with BJP for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, in Chennai, Feb 19, 2019(AP)
Updated on Mar 06, 2019 08:46 AM IST
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By Kavitha Muralidharan

Vijayakanth set to join NDA as DMK talks fail

The DMDK is likely to get five Lok Sabha seats and assurance for one Rajya Sabha seat as part of the alliance, sources said.
Actor-politician Vijayakanth’s Desiya Murpokku Dravidar Kazhagam (DMDK) is all set to sign a poll pact with the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA).(Dijeswar Singh)
Actor-politician Vijayakanth’s Desiya Murpokku Dravidar Kazhagam (DMDK) is all set to sign a poll pact with the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA).(Dijeswar Singh)
Updated on Mar 01, 2019 11:14 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan

Congress leader calls on Vijayakanth, sparks buzz in TN political circles

The meeting came amid a deadlock over the number of seats DMDK would get in the alliance with Tamil Nadu’s ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) and the BJP for the national polls.
The meeting came amid a deadlock over the number of seats DMDK would get in the alliance with Tamil Nadu’s ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) and the BJP for the national polls.(HT FILE PHOTO)
The meeting came amid a deadlock over the number of seats DMDK would get in the alliance with Tamil Nadu’s ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) and the BJP for the national polls.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Feb 22, 2019 07:45 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chennai | By MC Rajan & M Manikandan

Tamil Nadu pact sealed, brings AIADMK back to NDA fold

The BJP finalised its alliance with the AIADMK and the PMK for the coming parliamentary elections in Tamil Nadu, a state that sends the fourth highest number of representatives to the Lok Sabha, 39, after Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, and West Bengal.
Union Minister and BJP's Tamil Nadu election in-charge Piyush Goyal addresses media after ruling AIADMK party signed an alliance with BJP for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, in Chennai, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019.(AP photo)
Union Minister and BJP's Tamil Nadu election in-charge Piyush Goyal addresses media after ruling AIADMK party signed an alliance with BJP for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, in Chennai, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019.(AP photo)
Updated on Feb 19, 2019 10:24 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chennai | By MC Rajan

BJP invokes Amma as AIADMK walks back into NDA, seals poll pact

Piyush Goyal claimed that the alliance will sweep Tamil Nadu in 2019 and win all the Lok Sabha seats in the state.
Tamil Nadu deputy chief minister O Panneerselvam and Piyush Goyal addressed a joint press conference on Tuesday.(Photo: ANI)
Tamil Nadu deputy chief minister O Panneerselvam and Piyush Goyal addressed a joint press conference on Tuesday.(Photo: ANI)
Updated on Feb 20, 2019 07:30 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chennai | By HT Correspondent

Row over President’s languages award, TN parties say Tamil omitted

Although the parties alleged that Tamil language was omitted, an announcement by the Central Institute of Classical Tamil on its website invited nominations.
DMK working president MK Stalin speaks during a mega rally in Cuddalore. The DMK leader, who is the Leader of Opposition, said the Centre desired to place Sanskrit in a “golden cradle,” while slighting Tamil.(PTI)
DMK working president MK Stalin speaks during a mega rally in Cuddalore. The DMK leader, who is the Leader of Opposition, said the Centre desired to place Sanskrit in a “golden cradle,” while slighting Tamil.(PTI)
Updated on Apr 30, 2018 10:59 PM IST
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ONGC says oil leak in Tamil Nadu fixed, PMK seeks closure of wells

An oil spill which affected farm land in their area was noticed by Kathiramangalam villagers on Friday
ONGC said the cause of the leak cannot be spelt out at this stage.
ONGC said the cause of the leak cannot be spelt out at this stage.
Published on Apr 28, 2018 09:53 PM IST
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TN parties see red over transfer of top cop in sex-for-marks scandal probe

In an audio clip that went viral on social media, an assistant professor was reportedly heard asking female students to extend sexual favours to university officials in lieu of better marks and money.
The opposition DMK, led by MK Stalin (pictured), and PMK have demanded CBI probe into the alleged scandal.(PTI)
The opposition DMK, led by MK Stalin (pictured), and PMK have demanded CBI probe into the alleged scandal.(PTI)
Published on Apr 19, 2018 05:58 PM IST
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