Tamil Nadu assembly polls 2021

Tamil Nadu Elections: More women voted this time than men

In the 2021 elections to the Tamil Nadu Assembly, 72.54 per cent women cast their votes, while the turnout stood at 73.09 per cent for men

published on : 10th April 2021

Keep vigil over EVMs, leaders tell cadre

In a statement here, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam thanked the cadre of the AIADMK and its alliance parties for their untiring election work.  

published on : 8th April 2021

Voters throng Kumbakonam grocery shop with ‘bribe’ tokens distributed by politicos

The tokens had the name of the shop and address and were distributed reportedly by candidates contesting from Kumbakonam constituency.

published on : 8th April 2021

Packed on an office terrace, polling staff ‘wage’ a struggle

“The terrace of the building, we had to stand on, was fully packed and we couldn’t even breathe. People were stamping on each other in that space which was not properly lit.

published on : 8th April 2021

Tamil Nadu Election: Voter turnout breakup

A quick glance at the list of items seized in the past week

published on : 8th April 2021

Tamil Nadu polls: Why Chennai saw a below-par turnout despite awareness campaigns?

Despite several awareness campaigns on the importance of voting, lakhs of people did not exercise their franchise on April 6.

published on : 8th April 2021

With no norms followed amid polling, it’s like Covid never really existed!

Social distancing norms and other Covid protocols flouted at most polling booths as crowds throng to cast their votes

published on : 7th April 2021

Tamil Nadu Elections: Virus can’t stop one from exercising one’s franchise

A 19-year-old Covid positive youth cast his first ever vote at Prince School in Madipakkam on Tuesday evening.

published on : 7th April 2021

Tamil Nadu Elections: Voters dump gloves, masks at booth premises, streets

Voters were not the only ones who swarmed the city streets on Tuesday; the masks and polythene gloves they wore while voting, too, made it to the sidewalks.

published on : 7th April 2021

Tamil Nadu Elections: On a poll call

While Chennai’s polling numbers could have been better, come they did, amid the threat of a raging virus and diminishing interest in sticking to protocol.

published on : 7th April 2021

Tamil Nadu elections 2021: Fans see message in stars’ voting style

While Ajith wore a black mask with red straps ‑which was construed as being in keeping with the DMK flag’s colours ‑­ Vijay rode a red-and-black bicycle to his booth.

published on : 7th April 2021

 Tamil Nadu elections: Polling staff, agents brave the heat to discharge duties

Though Chennai heaved a sigh of relief with daytime temperatures returning to normal after an intense heat wave last week, the weather was still sultry with humidity of 70 per cent.

published on : 7th April 2021

Booth strength: None to match Dravidian majors

Even though other parties are projecting themselves as an alternate in Tamil Nadu, only Dravidian majors put up booth-level agents in many constituencies.

published on : 7th April 2021

Tamil Nadu registers 70% voting as polling comes to end

Undeterred by Covid, over 4.51 cr people exercise their franchise with special arrangements to ensure physical distancing; polling largely peaceful, and less than 1% EVMs failed, says CEO

published on : 7th April 2021

Tamil Nadu polls: First time voters think like Thanos, act like Thor and ignore Loki

The first time is always special, and this rule is no exception to voting. As they say, with great powers come great responsibility.

published on : 7th April 2021
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