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Umesh Sinha, secretary general, Election Commission of India, addresses the press regarding the preparedness for Tamil Nadu Assembly elections 2021, in Chennai on Tuesday.(PTI)

ECI to tackle influence of money, freebies and liquor in Tamil Nadu assembly election

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Divya Chandrababu
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 12:21 PM IST
In 2019, the ECI cancelled elections in the Vellore parliamentary seat in Tamil Nadu after bundles of banknotes worth more than Rs10 crore were found in a warehouse belonging to a member of a political party
The CBI and conducted raids on a senior manager of Canara Bank and two private persons. (HT File photo)
The CBI and conducted raids on a senior manager of Canara Bank and two private persons. (HT File photo)

CBI raids 3 in 2019 Vellore Lok Sabha cash-for-vote case

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 09:30 PM IST
The cash in the bundles of Rs 200 denomination was obtained from Canara Bank’s currency chest in exchange for other currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 2000 denomination, says the CBI.
The college cited Constitution’s Articles 25, 26, which relate to the freedom of religion, and the specific right of religious minorities to administer their educational institutions under Article 30 to seek an exemption from NEET.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
The college cited Constitution’s Articles 25, 26, which relate to the freedom of religion, and the specific right of religious minorities to administer their educational institutions under Article 30 to seek an exemption from NEET.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

SC says minority colleges not exempt from NEET

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abraham Thomas
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2020 01:27 AM IST
Institutions like Vellore’s Christian Medical College (CMC) have been at the forefront of efforts to ensure their right to hold separate entrance examinations.
Patients on the way to a quarantine centre in Mumbai.
Patients on the way to a quarantine centre in Mumbai.

Covid-19 update: States assess mild cases to begin home-isolation

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
PUBLISHED ON APR 29, 2020 02:32 AM IST
A patient with mild or pre-Covid-19 symptoms will be allowed home quarantine provided he or she lives in a place that allows strict isolation without having to intermingle with the rest of the family and a caregiver is present p 24*7 who is in direct touch with a nearby Covid-19 hospital.
According to the health ministry guidelines for non-Covid hospitals where a positive Covid-19 patient is identified, local health authorities need to be immediately informed, followed by disinfection procedures at the affected areas.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
According to the health ministry guidelines for non-Covid hospitals where a positive Covid-19 patient is identified, local health authorities need to be immediately informed, followed by disinfection procedures at the affected areas.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

No need to seal office if employee tests positive: Govt

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2020 12:13 AM IST
The advisory is significant as more business activity starts and as companies and factories contemplate a return to some sort of normalcy after May 3 when the current phase of the lockdown ends.
The Vellore district administration ordered the demolition of the wall at Chittoor district (in photo) after Chittoor district collector took up the matter with his Vellore counterpart , citing the immediate need to restore emergency transport services.(HT Photo)
The Vellore district administration ordered the demolition of the wall at Chittoor district (in photo) after Chittoor district collector took up the matter with his Vellore counterpart , citing the immediate need to restore emergency transport services.(HT Photo)

Coronavirus lockdown: Wall built along Tamil Nadu-Andhra Pradesh border demolished after protest

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2020 12:10 PM IST
The wall, measuring three feet in width and five feet tall, was constructed at Gudiyattam village in Vellore district, which shares its border with Chittoor district’s Palamaner block.
The Union health ministry still maintains that India has not yet entered the community transmission stage.(Sonu Mehta/HT file photo)
The Union health ministry still maintains that India has not yet entered the community transmission stage.(Sonu Mehta/HT file photo)

Covid-19 cases rising exponentially, it’s critical to test more: ICMR

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2020 09:17 AM IST
The past week has seen an increase of between 650 and 1,000 Covid-19-positive cases daily, with the total number of cases in the country standing at 10,752 and deaths at 361 till Tuesday evening.
In the first phase of elections, 260 district panchayat wards, 2456 Union Block Panchayat wards, 4700 village panchayat president positions and 37830 village panchayat wards had gone for polls on Friday.(HT PHOTO.)
In the first phase of elections, 260 district panchayat wards, 2456 Union Block Panchayat wards, 4700 village panchayat president positions and 37830 village panchayat wards had gone for polls on Friday.(HT PHOTO.)

After 8 years, rural local bodies of Tamil Nadu conduct polls

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2019 11:55 PM IST
All the 46,639 seats were polled from morning 7 to evening 5 without any major glitches according to R Palaniswamy, State Election Commissioner, Tamil Nadu.
DSP Balakrishnan, investigating into the complaint from the women, said the SI had indeed sent the lewd pictures and been placed under suspension. Image used for representational purpose only.(Photo by Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)
DSP Balakrishnan, investigating into the complaint from the women, said the SI had indeed sent the lewd pictures and been placed under suspension. Image used for representational purpose only.(Photo by Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)

Traffic policeman sends porn to women on cellphone, suspended

Vellore | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2019 03:03 PM IST
The women, after getting the pornographic videos, met the sub-inspector Rajamanickam on October 25and reprimanded him for his action, the police said.
Letters of Intent (LoIs) have been sent to the private institutions and the public ones have been asked to sign memorandums of understanding (MoUs) so that the status can be conferred on them, the official said.(HT image)
Letters of Intent (LoIs) have been sent to the private institutions and the public ones have been asked to sign memorandums of understanding (MoUs) so that the status can be conferred on them, the official said.(HT image)

HRD ministry starts process for eminence tag to 12 institutions; Jadavpur, Anna varsities will have to wait

New Delhi | By Amandeep Shukla
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2019 11:32 PM IST
According to the official, out of the 14 new institutions that were selected by the University Grants Commission (UGC) on the recommendation of an expert panel, the process has been initiated for 12.
Dalits in a Madurai village have alleged that they were turned away by the upper castes when they tried to bury their dead in the general cremation ground.(.(SHUTTERSTOCK Representative Image))
Dalits in a Madurai village have alleged that they were turned away by the upper castes when they tried to bury their dead in the general cremation ground.(.(SHUTTERSTOCK Representative Image))

Dalits in Tamil Nadu’s Madurai village cremate kin in the open; allege discrimination by upper castes

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2019 07:31 PM IST
Dalits in a Madurai village of Tamil Nadu claim upper castes didn’t let them use the general cremation ground, forcing them to bury their dead in an open ground. A probe has been ordered in the incident.
The high court also asked the district authorities to submit what future course of action they proposed to take over this incident.(HT image)
The high court also asked the district authorities to submit what future course of action they proposed to take over this incident.(HT image)

Madras HC slams move on Dalit crematorium

Chennai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2019 08:31 AM IST
The high court had taken suo motu cognisance of the matter in the wake of a video, in which the body of a Dalit man being lowered from a bridge over the Palar river for cremation, was widely circulated on social media on August 17.
The Madras High Court initiated a suo moto motion after a video of a Dalit man’s body being lowered from a bridge in a village in Vellore to reach a crematorium sparked outrage.(HT FILE PHOTO)
The Madras High Court initiated a suo moto motion after a video of a Dalit man’s body being lowered from a bridge in a village in Vellore to reach a crematorium sparked outrage.(HT FILE PHOTO)

‘TN govt encouraging caste inequality’, Madras HC after row over Dalit funeral

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2019 08:01 PM IST
The Madras High Court said that providing a separate crematorium for Dalits meant encouraging caste inequality.
Nalini, who is in prison for 28 years, and her husband Sriharan Murugan, also a life convict in the case, are both Sri Lankan nationals.(HT PHOTO.)
Nalini, who is in prison for 28 years, and her husband Sriharan Murugan, also a life convict in the case, are both Sri Lankan nationals.(HT PHOTO.)

Nalini, Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convict, seeks extension of parole

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By MC Rajan
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2019 07:40 PM IST
Acting on a petition by Nalini, the Madras High Court had granted her ‘ordinary leave’ of 30 days and she walked out of the Vellore Special Prison for Women on July 25, on completing the necessary formalities.
Voting in Vellore constituency was cancelled in April after the polling body found evidence of money being used to vitiate the process.(PTI file photo)
Voting in Vellore constituency was cancelled in April after the polling body found evidence of money being used to vitiate the process.(PTI file photo)

DMK ahead after round 11 of counting for Tamil Nadu’s Vellore Lok Sabha seat

Chennai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2019 01:01 PM IST
The poll to the Vellore Lok Sabha seat, originally scheduled to be held in April , was cancelled following tax raids here and cash seizures.
Vellore registered a voter turn out of 72 % on Monday, according to the state chief electoral officer Satyabrata Shau.(Photo by Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)
Vellore registered a voter turn out of 72 % on Monday, according to the state chief electoral officer Satyabrata Shau.(Photo by Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)

72% voter turnout in Vellore Lok Sabha election

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By MC Rajan
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2019 03:08 AM IST
Elections to Vellore constituency was postponed in April following charges of large scale bribing of voters and seizure of cash to the tune of 11 crore from the premises of a DMK functionary.
The AIADMK, which was routed in the general poll, alleged that the DMK hoodwinked the electorate with false promises, much like kids are cheated with mithai. (Photo @mkstalin)
The AIADMK, which was routed in the general poll, alleged that the DMK hoodwinked the electorate with false promises, much like kids are cheated with mithai. (Photo @mkstalin)

Mithai and Halwa: How AIADMK, DMK are turning Dravidian political discourse

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By MC Rajan
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2019 10:33 PM IST
The two Dravidian majors – the ruling AIADMK and the principal opposition DMK — never miss out an opportunity to have a go at the other. While the AIADMK is employing mithai to target the DMK, the latter is using halwa to attack the other.
A section, particularly those from the minority communities, is rattled as this comes ahead of the Lok Sabha election to the Vellore constituency, which has a sizeable Muslim population. (Photo @AIADMKOfficial)
A section, particularly those from the minority communities, is rattled as this comes ahead of the Lok Sabha election to the Vellore constituency, which has a sizeable Muslim population. (Photo @AIADMKOfficial)

Red faces in AIADMK over vote on triple talaq bill exposes party fault lines

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By MC Rajan
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2019 12:03 AM IST
The actions of the first time MP, who is also the son of Deputy Chief Minister and party Convenor, O Panneerselvam (OPS), has raised the hackles of party veterans since the AIADMK has been vociferous in its opposition to the legislation.
Nalini Sriharan bein released fron Vellore prison on Thursday on a month’s parole.(HT photo)
Nalini Sriharan bein released fron Vellore prison on Thursday on a month’s parole.(HT photo)

Rajiv Gandhi murder convict Nalini on 1-month parole for daughter’s wedding

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2019 11:11 AM IST
Nalini had sought the parole to make arrangements for her daughter’s wedding. Her daughter Harithra, who was born in prison, currently lives in the UK.
Voting in Vellore constituency was cancelled after the polling body found evidence of money being used to vitiate the process.(PTI FILE)
Voting in Vellore constituency was cancelled after the polling body found evidence of money being used to vitiate the process.(PTI FILE)

Vellore in TN to go for LS election on August 5

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2019 10:37 PM IST
Releasing the poll schedule on Thursday, the Election Commission said Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) would be used in all the polling stations in the Vellore LS constituency
Indians stand in queues to fill vessels with drinking water from a water tanker in Chennai, capital of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu.(AP file photo)
Indians stand in queues to fill vessels with drinking water from a water tanker in Chennai, capital of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu.(AP file photo)

After prayers, Tamil Nadu now considers cloud seeding

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2019 11:55 PM IST
Five times earlier, the state has tried it out but with no positive results. In fact, in March 2019, Madras high court had urged the state and central governments to work out a way to make artificial rain.
Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K Palaniswami on Friday announced that the government would bring water on trains from Jolarpettai in Vellore district.(PTI PHOTO)
Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K Palaniswami on Friday announced that the government would bring water on trains from Jolarpettai in Vellore district.(PTI PHOTO)

Political parties continue to spar on bringing water to Chennai from Vellore

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2019 09:58 PM IST
With the failure of the monsoon and groundwater depletion, Chennai is facing acute water shortage. While Chennai city needs 800 million litres of water per day, the government is currently providing 525 million litres.
JE cases have dropped drastically since India started vaccinating at-risk populations against the disease in 2006.(HT Photo)
JE cases have dropped drastically since India started vaccinating at-risk populations against the disease in 2006.(HT Photo)

Cause of AES that has killed over 100 children in Bihar remains unknown

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Arun Kumar
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2019 07:48 AM IST
AES cases in Bihar’s litchi-cultivation region were misdiagnosed as Japanese encephalitis (JE) till late 1990s since the symptoms and the seasonal outbreak of the two diseases are similar.
Mamata Banerjee(PTI FILE)
Mamata Banerjee(PTI FILE)

Lok Sabha election result 2019: ‘All losers are not losers’, tweets Mamata Banerjee after BJP makes big gains in Bengal

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 04:24 PM IST
According to the leads, the BJP was set to win 346 seats, UPA 91, BSP-SP alliance 19 and others 86 in the Lok Sabha election held on 542 of the 543 seats. Elections were cancelled in Tamil Nadu’s Vellore.
Chennai: DMK President MK Stalin shows his finger marked with indelible ink after casting vote for the second phase of the general elections, at a polling station in Chennai.(PTI)
Chennai: DMK President MK Stalin shows his finger marked with indelible ink after casting vote for the second phase of the general elections, at a polling station in Chennai.(PTI)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: In battle of alliances, DMK may be ahead

Chennai | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 19, 2019 11:52 PM IST
Polling in Vellore was cancelled by the Election Commission, which found merit to the charge that cash was being used to buy votes.
Sharpshooter of Anil Dujana gang held in Vellore, Tamil Nadu(HT File)
Sharpshooter of Anil Dujana gang held in Vellore, Tamil Nadu(HT File)

Sharpshooter of Anil Dujana gang held in Vellore, Tamil Nadu

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 04, 2019 02:47 AM IST
Kumar, who was carrying a reward of Rs 50,000, was a sharpshooter of the Anil Dujana-Randeep Bhati gang, the official said.
A high voltage campaign in Tamil Nadu for the simultaneous Lok Sabha and assembly polls scheduled for April 18 came to a halt on Tuesday, even as cash seizures in income tax raids led to a last-minute cancellation of polling in the Vellore parliamentary constituency.(AFP)
A high voltage campaign in Tamil Nadu for the simultaneous Lok Sabha and assembly polls scheduled for April 18 came to a halt on Tuesday, even as cash seizures in income tax raids led to a last-minute cancellation of polling in the Vellore parliamentary constituency.(AFP)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: First polls after Jaya-Karuna, a challenge for Dravidian parties

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2019 06:32 AM IST
The bipolar nature of TN politics has seen a shift after the emergence of TTV Dhinakaran’s Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK), following a rift in the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) after JJayalalithaa’s death in 2016.
When the team arrived at the store in Andipatti in Theni district, believed to be run by a supporter of the Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK), the shopkeeper fled the spot after downing the shutter.(PTI/ Representative Image)
When the team arrived at the store in Andipatti in Theni district, believed to be run by a supporter of the Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK), the shopkeeper fled the spot after downing the shutter.(PTI/ Representative Image)

Bundles of cash seized from shop in Tamil Nadu, cops open fire to disperse TTV Dhinakaran-led AMMK cadres

Theni | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2019 08:09 AM IST
The raiding team, comprising officials of the Election Commission-appointed surveillance squad and the income tax department, seized bundles of cash allegedly meant for distribution among voters, they said.
Lok Sabha election to the Vellore constituency in Tamil Nadu was cancelled on Tuesday(HT File Photo)
Lok Sabha election to the Vellore constituency in Tamil Nadu was cancelled on Tuesday(HT File Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Vellore election cancelled after huge cash recovery

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2019 08:09 AM IST
The EC took the decision after the district police filed a complaint against Kathir Anand, the DMK’s candidate from Vellore and two party functionaries on the basis of a report from the Income Tax (IT) department on April 10.
Income Tax officials last week seized the cash from a godown that allegedly belonged to DMK leader Poonjolai Srinivasan, a close aide of party treasurer Durai Murugan. The officials are investigating the source of the money.(HT Photo)
Income Tax officials last week seized the cash from a godown that allegedly belonged to DMK leader Poonjolai Srinivasan, a close aide of party treasurer Durai Murugan. The officials are investigating the source of the money.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Polling in Tamil Nadu’s Vellore may be scrapped after cash haul

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2019 09:51 AM IST
Income Tax officials last week seized the cash from a godown that allegedly belonged to DMK leader Poonjolai Srinivasan, a close aide of party treasurer Durai Murugan. The officials are investigating the source of the money.
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