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Beam of hope for pro-poor politics rises with K Marimuthu's win

A humble CPI worker living under thatched roof wins not just polls but also people’s hearts

07 May 2021

NTK plays spoilsport for AIADMK alliance

When a young diploma holder working in Chennai came to Jayankondam to cast his vote in the 6th April assembly election, he told this reporter that he was going to vote for the Naam Tamizhar Katchi.

04 May 2021

TN Election Results: NTK’s performance springs a surprise

In the run up to the elections, Kamal Haasan’s MNM and TTV Dhinakaran’s AMMK were billed as the alternative which voters would prefer.

03 May 2021

TN Election results: Good harvest for DMK in Delta region

Only two ministers from the region have managed to win this time OS Manian from Vedaranyam and R Kamaraj from Nannilam.    

03 May 2021

TN Elections: Celebrations to go online for winning party this year

If you thought organising virtual political meetings and conferences was going hi-tech, think again. It’s time celebrations went online.

01 May 2021

Tamil Nadu Polls: Red or Green, who will sweep Delta clean?

However, another minister with the same name, MR Vijayabaskar has been holding high-decibel campaigns in Karur against DMK’s Senthil Balaji.

06 Apr 2021

Helping campaigns get a cracker of a start in Tamil Nadu

Everyone talks about the crowds at political campaigns. But not many notice who gathers them before the politicians arrive.

22 Mar 2021

Tamil Nadu elections: This CPI candidate has no money to refill his LPG

Marimuthu has been in political life since 1994, but his family still uses an earthen stove because they cannot afford to refill gas.

20 Mar 2021

Tiruchy: Lack of trust keeping elderly away from postal ballots?

While the brouhaha over voting through postal ballots is yet to die down, the facility has not found many takers in the State.

20 Mar 2021

INTERVIEW | I write for subaltern people to have equality: Sahithya Akademi Award winner Imayam

"When Koveri Kazhudhaigal was launched, there was a demand from everyone for Sahithya Academy to be given to it. For an unknown reason, it wasn't given at that time."

15 Mar 2021

'Vanity fair for Seeman?' A look at what's simmering in Naam Tamilar Katchi camp

Many functionaries of NTK have been shifting their allegiance to other parties like the AIADMK, DMK, and even BJP, for the past few months. These turncoats blame Seeman for various reasons.

10 Mar 2021

Rs 1,000 a month for kudumba thalaivis, drinking water for all: Stalin announces DMK's vision for TN

Addressing a rally in Trichy, Stalin said his party's seven resolutions for the state's governance will make Tamil Nadu a leading state over the next 10 years.

08 Mar 2021

AIADMK not playing up 10.5 per cent quota for Vanniyars?

PMK has been distributing sweets and bursting crackers to celebrate the announcement. On social media, they have been heaping praises on their party founder S Ramadoss and Anbumani.

04 Mar 2021

Intense lobbying on among allies BJP, AIADMK and PMK for Vanniyar-majority Jayankondam seat

An AIADMK functionary said, "Why would we leave the constituency for others while we have a sitting MLA here. AIADMK won in the constituency in 2016 with a huge margin of over 23,000 votes."

27 Feb 2021

Kamal Haasan’s wheel chair jibe irks Karunanidhi supporters

Speaking during MNM’s fourth year inaugural ceremony in Chennai on February 21, Haasan spoke about his interaction with an advisor in the USA.

26 Feb 2021