Ruling AIADMK candidate A Arunmozhithevan is straining every sinew in his native district to breach the DMK bastion of Cuddalore Parliamentary constituency, which has mostly been held by the latter and its allies.
53-year-old Bharathi Kannamma hopes to build on the momentum and overturn prejudices against India's several million transgenders.
Karnataka government has ordered Toyota Motor Corp and its union to restore normal operations at its local factories immediately after a month-long standoff between the Japanese auto maker and its workers, the company said.
Top leaders of BJP will campaign next week for the April 24 Lok Sabha polls in Tamil Nadu, party General Secretary Muralidhar Rao said in Coimbatore today.
A 23-year-old woman sustained bullet injuries after her father allegedly opened fire following a family dispute at Miyyannur in Kerala today.
A 61-year-old Omani national was on Saturday arrested for allegedly marrying two minor girls in the old city of Hyderabad within a week by paying money to their poor families, police said.
Continuing her tirade against BJP and its leader Narendra Modi, AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa today slammed their approach over the Cauvery issue involving upper riparian state Karnataka as she criticised her Gujarat counterpart over his comments on the fishermen issue.
Taking on former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran of DMK over corruption allegations, AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa today charged him with laying the "basis for the Himalayan" 2G spectrum scam and raked up the Aircel-Maxis deal in which he and his brother Kalanidhi are accused.
Seizing on the report of amicus curiae pointing to "mismanagement" of the famous Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple, CPM leader V S Achuthanandan today said it only vindicated his stand that attempts were made to take away its riches to which UDF government turned a blind eye.
There are "serious lapses" in management of Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple and the invaluable wealth its underground vaults contain, according to a report submitted in Supreme Court by the amicus curiae that favoured a direction for scientific audit of the treasure.
Senior CPI leader D Raja today wondered why the AIADMK and the DMK were not attacking the "communal policy" of BJP and instead only criticising Narendra Modi on the Gujarat model of development.
Former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh and President of Jai Samaikyaandhra Party (JSP), Kiran Kumar Reddy, has opted out of the contest in the elections on May 7 in the state.
Forty-two candidates are in the fray from Chennai South Lok Sabha constituency, which has always witnessed maximum number of contestants for general elections.
Tamil Nadu has witnessed a marginal decrease in the number of independents taking the poll plunge in the April 24 Lok Sabha elections with 507 trying their luck as against 527 in 2009.
The BJP announced cheerily this evening that its alliance with Chandrababu Naidu in Andhra Pradesh is "rocking" - the reassurance was offered by Prakash Javadekar this evening who said, "It's not rocky, it's rocking". Mr Naidu had suggested the opposite at a rally last evening, declaring that the partnership was placed near break point.