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During his meeting with Governor Banwarilal Purohit (centre), chief minister MK Stalin (left) handed over a report and briefed him on the steps taken by the government in controlling the second coronavirus wave.(Twitter/@arivalayam)

Tamil Nadu assembly session to begin with Governor's address on June 21: Speaker

PTI | , Chennai
PUBLISHED ON JUN 10, 2021 01:46 AM IST
The session would commence at 10am. After the Governors address, the Assembly's business advisory committee would meet to decide on the duration of the session, speaker of the house M Appavu said.
DMK's Stalin meets Governor Banwarilal Purohit.
DMK's Stalin meets Governor Banwarilal Purohit.

DMK's Stalin stakes claim to form government in Tamil Nadu

Written by Prashasti Singh, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2021 01:16 PM IST
The 68-year-old leader will take oath as the Tamil Nadu chief minister on May 7 in a simple ceremony at the Raj Bhavan.
DMK president MK Stalin. (File photo)
DMK president MK Stalin. (File photo)

What the verdict means for MK Stalin: Ends 40-year wait for power

UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2021 08:01 AM IST
The outcome of assembly elections in four states — West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Assam and Kerala — and the Union territory of Puducherry will have an impact on the political fortunes of both national and state leaders in the months and years ahead.
One of the reasons behind the AIADMK’s relative comeback -- it has still lost the elections with a big margin between 2019 and 2021 -- could be the government’s handling of the Covid-19 crisis. (PTI Photo)(PTI)
One of the reasons behind the AIADMK’s relative comeback -- it has still lost the elections with a big margin between 2019 and 2021 -- could be the government’s handling of the Covid-19 crisis. (PTI Photo)(PTI)

Pro-incumbency stops 2019-like roll out

By Abhishek Jha, Roshan Kishore, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2021 08:33 AM IST
  • The decision of the DMK and the AIADMK to contest more seats in these elections than in 2019 has also yielded different results in terms of strike rates.
As per official data from the Election Commission of India as of 10 pm, Srinivasan was leading with 45,932 votes, Haasan 45,042 and Jayakumar 39,413. (ANI Photo)
As per official data from the Election Commission of India as of 10 pm, Srinivasan was leading with 45,932 votes, Haasan 45,042 and Jayakumar 39,413. (ANI Photo)

Kamal Haasan loses Coimbatore south to BJP’s Vanathi by a thin margin

By HT Correspondent, Chennai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 03, 2021 06:31 AM IST
  • Kamal Haasan, who made his electoral debut with the TN assembly elections, made a surprise move by choosing Coimbatore (south) as his constituency while he was expected to contest from Chennai.
DMK workers celebrate the party’s win in the Tamil Nadu assembly poll results, at the party headquarters in Chennai on Sunday. (PTI Photo/R Senthil Kumar)(PTI)
DMK workers celebrate the party’s win in the Tamil Nadu assembly poll results, at the party headquarters in Chennai on Sunday. (PTI Photo/R Senthil Kumar)(PTI)

Tamil Nadu polls: DMK sun rises again

By Divya Chandrababu, Chennai
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2021 04:37 AM IST
  • According to the numbers at 10pm, the DMK had enough seats in the house to form the government on its own
Tamil Nadu and Puducherry Election Results 2021: Counting of votes in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry are underway on Sunday (May 2)
Tamil Nadu and Puducherry Election Results 2021: Counting of votes in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry are underway on Sunday (May 2)

Tamil Nadu, Puducherry Results Highlights: AINRC wins 10 seats as BJP, DMK bag 5

UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2021 11:44 PM IST
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Kamal Hassan’s Makkal Needhi Maiam is set to contest the local bodies elections in Tamil Nadu in a bid to carve out its own political space.(PTI)
Kamal Hassan’s Makkal Needhi Maiam is set to contest the local bodies elections in Tamil Nadu in a bid to carve out its own political space.(PTI)

MNM complains of 'mystery' vehicles and men in EVM strong rooms, seeks EC action

PTI | , Chennai
PUBLISHED ON APR 20, 2021 04:13 PM IST
  • Alleging the presence of 'mystery' vehicles and men in such centres, he said it was the EC's duty to instill confidence in voters, political parties and candidates that the elections have been held appropriately and the results announced honestly.
"I tested positive for Covid-19. As a result, I was advised to isolate. Have been receiving medical care in a hospital," said DMK MP Kanimozhi, (ANI Photo)
"I tested positive for Covid-19. As a result, I was advised to isolate. Have been receiving medical care in a hospital," said DMK MP Kanimozhi, (ANI Photo)

TN polls: Clad in PPE kit, Covid-19 positive Kanimozhi cast vote in Chennai

ANI | , Chennai
PUBLISHED ON APR 06, 2021 09:44 PM IST
  • In light of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the Election Commission had earlier designated one hour between 6 pm and 7 pm to allow Covid positive patients to exercise their right to vote.
DMK leader Udhayanidhi Stalin show an ink marked finger after casting his vote during the assembly elections at Siet College, Teynampet in Chennai on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)
DMK leader Udhayanidhi Stalin show an ink marked finger after casting his vote during the assembly elections at Siet College, Teynampet in Chennai on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)

AIADMK claims Stalin's son Udayanidhi sported party logo while casting vote

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 06, 2021 06:18 PM IST
  • The complaint was filed by R M Babu Murugavel, joint secretary of the advocate's wing of the AIADMK.
"I believe that DMK-Congress alliance will have a massive victory in Tamil Nadu. It will be a repeat of the 2019 election where the alliance code a handsome victory," said Karti Chidambaram. (PTI Photo/Arun Sharma) (PTI)
"I believe that DMK-Congress alliance will have a massive victory in Tamil Nadu. It will be a repeat of the 2019 election where the alliance code a handsome victory," said Karti Chidambaram. (PTI Photo/Arun Sharma) (PTI)

Tamil Nadu elections: Congress leader Karti Chidambaram cast vote in Sivaganga

ANI | , Sivaganga
PUBLISHED ON APR 06, 2021 02:35 PM IST
  • Polling across 234 Assembly constituencies in 38 districts of Tamil Nadu began at 7 am on Tuesday.
DMK supremo MK Stalin’s daughter Senthamarai’s residence was raided by IT officials in Chennai on Friday. (PTI Photo)(PTI)
DMK supremo MK Stalin’s daughter Senthamarai’s residence was raided by IT officials in Chennai on Friday. (PTI Photo)(PTI)

AIADMK writes to EC on IT raids on ministers, alleges ‘political motivation’

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 03, 2021 07:51 PM IST
  • Tamil Nadu, which is all set to go to the polls on April 6, has been witnessing a flurry of raids since Friday.
File photo: The three transferred officers will be attached to the director general of police (DGP) headquarters while awaiting posting orders.
File photo: The three transferred officers will be attached to the director general of police (DGP) headquarters while awaiting posting orders.

Election commission transfers 3 more police officials in poll bound Tamil Nadu

By Divya Chandrababu, Chennai
PUBLISHED ON APR 01, 2021 09:48 AM IST
  • The orders come in the wake of reports of cash seizures from police stations in Trichy west, from where DMK strongman K N Nehru is contesting.
Udhayanidhi Stalin also hit out at Palaniswami in light of his treatment of Jayalalitha’s aide Sasikala. (PTI Photo)(PTI)
Udhayanidhi Stalin also hit out at Palaniswami in light of his treatment of Jayalalitha’s aide Sasikala. (PTI Photo)(PTI)

Udhayanidhi Stalin gets creative at his rally, displays note, brick, old photos

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 25, 2021 04:15 PM IST
  • Stalin was campaigning in Ottapidaram, Thoothukudi district, and displayed a currency note, a brick, and a picture during his speech.
During his campaign, DMK nominee from Virugambakkam AVM Prabakar Raja displayed his culinary skills at a small eatery by quickly pouring batter on the tawa and making a hot dosa.. (ANI Photo)
During his campaign, DMK nominee from Virugambakkam AVM Prabakar Raja displayed his culinary skills at a small eatery by quickly pouring batter on the tawa and making a hot dosa.. (ANI Photo)

Washing clothes, making dosas; candidates spice up campaign for TN polls

PTI | , Chennai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 25, 2021 11:07 AM IST
  • In a poll event, some even dressed up like 'Chhota Bheem,' 'Motu' and 'Patlu,' cartoon characters popular with children.
EVM holding boxes are prepared to send to their respective Taluk office in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday. (ANI)
EVM holding boxes are prepared to send to their respective Taluk office in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday. (ANI)

DMK moves Madras HC, seeks to restrain EC from using old EVMs

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 24, 2021 07:45 PM IST
The opposition party also wanted the court to direct the Returning Officers to count at least 50 per cent of VVPATS, simultaneously.
A family looks at a specially decorated bus that would spread awareness about the importance of voting in the forthcoming Assembly Elections, organised by Tamil Nadu Election Commission, in Chennai on Thursday.(PTI)
A family looks at a specially decorated bus that would spread awareness about the importance of voting in the forthcoming Assembly Elections, organised by Tamil Nadu Election Commission, in Chennai on Thursday.(PTI)

Hundreds of farmers to file nominations from Kangeyam to contest TN polls

PTI | , Coimbatore
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2021 03:28 PM IST
  • A similar situation arose when 1,016 farmers filed their nominations from Modakurichi Assembly segment in 1996, taking the total nominations to 1,033, causing a nightmare to the Election Commission leading to postponing the poll by one month.
MK Stalin while releasing the party manifesto told reporters, “Usually, the DMK’s manifesto is considered as the hero of the elections. This time many are saying our candidates' list is the hero, so I’m releasing the second hero.” (PTI Photo/R Senthil Kumar)(PTI)
MK Stalin while releasing the party manifesto told reporters, “Usually, the DMK’s manifesto is considered as the hero of the elections. This time many are saying our candidates' list is the hero, so I’m releasing the second hero.” (PTI Photo/R Senthil Kumar)(PTI)

Importance of NEET in Tamil Nadu assembly elections

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 15, 2021 04:43 PM IST
  • NEET was introduced in Tamil Nadu in 2017 before which admissions to medical colleges took place on the basis of marks obtained in state board exams.
DMK President MK Stalin, Congress leader Mukul Wasnik, Tamil Nadu Congress Committee President KS Alagiri and others announce the seat sharing agreement for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, in Chennai on February 20.(PTI Photo)
DMK President MK Stalin, Congress leader Mukul Wasnik, Tamil Nadu Congress Committee President KS Alagiri and others announce the seat sharing agreement for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, in Chennai on February 20.(PTI Photo)

'Will not seek share in power from DMK,' says TN Congress

PTI | , Chennai
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2021 06:48 PM IST
K S Alagiri said party leader Rahul Gandhi had opined during his recent campaign that the Tamil Nadu election was more than an initiative for a mere regime change and was all about an ideological war.
CPI leader Sitaram Yechury addresses media on the occasion of fifty years celebration of the party's newspaper 'Ganashakti' in Kolkata on Sunday. (ANI Photo)
CPI leader Sitaram Yechury addresses media on the occasion of fifty years celebration of the party's newspaper 'Ganashakti' in Kolkata on Sunday. (ANI Photo)

CPI(M) to seek rescheduling of parliament budget session due to assembly polls

PTI | , Coimbatore
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 05:38 PM IST
Since majority of the states such as Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Kerala and Assam have more opposition MPs, they may find it difficult to campaign in these states, where polls are scheduled to held from March 27 to April 6.
DMK is looking to come back to power after being the opposition for 10 years.. (HT archive)
DMK is looking to come back to power after being the opposition for 10 years.. (HT archive)

Tamil Nadu polls: DMK seals poll pact with VCK, talks with Congress still on

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2021 04:33 PM IST
  • The VCK sought 10 seats initially, but the party accepted the deal to drive out 'Sanathana forces' from Tamil Nadu, said Thol Thirumavalavan.
During his budget speech, Panneerselvam said that Tamil Nadu is expected to register positive growth of 2.02 per cent at 2011-12 constant prices in 2020-2021. "This is against an all India negative growth of 7.7 per cent," he said(PTI)
During his budget speech, Panneerselvam said that Tamil Nadu is expected to register positive growth of 2.02 per cent at 2011-12 constant prices in 2020-2021. "This is against an all India negative growth of 7.7 per cent," he said(PTI)

Tamil Nadu interim budget presented amid opposition walkout

ANI | | Posted by Prashasti Singh, Chennai
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 05:42 PM IST
During his budget speech, Panneerselvam urged the government of India to release all the performance grants due to Tamil Nadu based on the 14th Finance Commission recommendations without further delay
Prayagraj: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra takes a holy dip in Sangam on the occasion of 'Mauni Amavasya' during the ongoing 'Magh Mela' in Prayagraj, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (PTI Photo)(PTI02_11_2021_000176A)(PTI)
Prayagraj: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra takes a holy dip in Sangam on the occasion of 'Mauni Amavasya' during the ongoing 'Magh Mela' in Prayagraj, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (PTI Photo)(PTI02_11_2021_000176A)(PTI)

News updates from HT: Priyanka Gandhi pays tribute to Nehru, takes a holy dip

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2021 05:00 PM IST
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Nadda will also offer prayer at Madurai's famous Meenakshi Temple.
Nadda will also offer prayer at Madurai's famous Meenakshi Temple.

JP Nadda to start 2-day visit to Tamil Nadu, Puducherry today

Written by Prashasti Singh, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2021 08:06 PM IST
During the visit that is being seen as significant for the upcoming assembly elections in state, the leader will also have booth-level meetings with party workers.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi interacts at a 'Farmers Convention', during his election campaign for the forthcoming Tamil Nadu Assembly polls, at Vangal Marigoundan Palayam in Karur(PTI Photo)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi interacts at a 'Farmers Convention', during his election campaign for the forthcoming Tamil Nadu Assembly polls, at Vangal Marigoundan Palayam in Karur(PTI Photo)

Veterans seek apology from Rahul for ‘undermining armed forces’

PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 06:51 AM IST
  • In a statement issued on Monday, the veterans said the armed forces can be “casually undermined by irresponsible leaders” only at a grave to national security.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi being welcomed by people during his public rally, in Tamil Nadu on Sunday.(ANI Photo)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi being welcomed by people during his public rally, in Tamil Nadu on Sunday.(ANI Photo)

In Tamil Nadu, Rahul Gandhi offers a solution to deal with China

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 05:55 PM IST
Gandhi is on a three-day visit to Tamil Nadu which is scheduled to go to polls in April-May. He is interacting with farmers, weavers and the general public during the visit.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addressing a road show in Erode on Sunday.( ANI)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addressing a road show in Erode on Sunday.( ANI)

'Here to help', 'Indebted to you': What Rahul Gandhi said at Erode roadshow

Written by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 01:27 PM IST
Invoking his family's relationship with Tamil Nadu, on the second day of his tour, Rahul thanked the people of the state for all their love and affection.
BJP chief JP Nadda will address a function to mark the 51st anniversary of the Tughlak magazine in Chennai. (File photo)
BJP chief JP Nadda will address a function to mark the 51st anniversary of the Tughlak magazine in Chennai. (File photo)

Bigwigs arrive in TN on Pongal as elections near

By Divya Chandrababu
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2021 01:33 AM IST
Senior leaders of the BJP and the Congress will be in the state to join in the Pongal celebrations and initiate the process of preparing for the electoral battle
Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) founder and actor Kamal Haasan addresses a press conference, in Chennai.(PTI)
Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) founder and actor Kamal Haasan addresses a press conference, in Chennai.(PTI)

‘Just a phone call away’: Kamal Haasan on joining hands with Rajinikanth

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 07:39 PM IST
On a potential alliance with Rajinikanth, the actor-politician Kamal Haasan said he is ready to set aside the differences and co-operate with each other for the larger public good.
AIADMK leader and Tamil Nadu chief minister Palaniswami is confident of staying in power during the party’s golden jubilee celebrations(PTI)
AIADMK leader and Tamil Nadu chief minister Palaniswami is confident of staying in power during the party’s golden jubilee celebrations(PTI)

AIADMK vows to score third straight win in 2021 Tamil Nadu Assembly polls

Chennai | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON OCT 16, 2020 03:49 PM IST
Leaders Panneerselvam and Palaniswami recalled the electoral success reaped by founder M.G. Ramachandran and the late Jayalalitha in a letter to the party workers
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