References to "daddy" and a "lady" in political speeches added a twist of humour to the final round of campaigning in Tamil Nadu, where polling for the national election will take place on Thursday.
Police on Tuesday registered cases against Dr Anbumani Ramadoss, former union Health Minister and PMK candidate for Dharmapuri Lok Sabha seat, and eight others for violation of Model Code of Conduct as they continued campaigning even after the restricted time.
Upset over being rejected, a 29-year-old software engineer allegedly stabbed a woman colleague, who he was in love with, to death. He too was battling for life after attempting to commit suicide, police said today.
Salem is perhaps the only Lok Sabha constituency in Tamil Nadu where all candidates contesting the April 24 polls are debutants.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today ended her gruelling 51-day campaign across 40 Lok Sabha constituencies across the state and Puducherry during which she exhorted the people to vote for her party in April 24 polls and make it part of the next government to protect their interests.
Campaigning for the 39 Lok Sabha sears in Tamil Nadu, which goes to polls on Thursday, got fiercer with DMK MP Kanimozhi hitting out at chief minister J Jayalalithaa for dragging her name in the 2G scam, insisting that she had no locus-standi to talk about corruption.
For five years, TKS Elangovan has represented North Chennai in Parliament. This time, the veteran leader of the regional DMK has switched to South Chennai and is taking on a young doctor. Dr Jayavardhan, 26, is the youngest candidate in Tamil Nadu in this election.
Evading the eagle eyes of the Election Commission (EC), political parties in Tamil Nadu have come up with innovative ways to attract voters, the latest being the 'mobile contact' system, in which they contact the electorate over cellphones.
At a time when many Lok Sabha candidates are coming out with eye-popping details of their assets worth crores, 14 candidates in the poll fray in Tamil Nadu, mostly independents, have declared 'zero assets'.
DMK leader M K Stalin on Sunday alleged that the law and order situation in Tamil Nadu had deteriorated after Jayalalithaa took over as Chief Minister and 10 incidents of bomb planting had been reported in and around Madurai.
Launching a blistering attack on Congress President Sonia Gandhi for the first time during the current electioneering, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today charged her with shedding crocodile tears for Tamil Nadu fishermen on poll eve.
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.
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.
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.