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Ahead Of Tamil Nadu Polls, Kamal Haasan Faces Insider-Outsider Debate

Ahead Of Tamil Nadu Polls, Kamal Haasan Faces Insider-Outsider Debate

Written by Uma Sudhir | Monday March 22, 2021, Coimbatore/Chennai

Well before the Tamil Nadu election date was announced, it was speculated that actor-politician Kamal Haasan would contest from a constituency in Chennai, where his party, the Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) did well in the 2019 Lok Sabha election

Rs 16-Crore Cash Seized After Tax Raids In Poll-Bound Tamil Nadu

Rs 16-Crore Cash Seized After Tax Raids In Poll-Bound Tamil Nadu

Press Trust of India | Friday March 19, 2021

The Income Tax Department has seized "unaccounted" cash of over Rs 16 crore and detected black income of about Rs 80 crore after it raided multiple entities in poll-bound Tamil Nadu, the CBDT said on Friday.

Covid Norms Violated As Huge Crowds Gather Amid Tamil Nadu Poll Campaign

Covid Norms Violated As Huge Crowds Gather Amid Tamil Nadu Poll Campaign

Written by J Sam Daniel Stalin | Friday March 19, 2021, Chennai

Large-scale violations of government-mandated coronavirus guidelines continue in Tamil Nadu ahead of state elections even as authorities have directed political parties to ensure wearing of masks in public meetings and road shows. The oversight of COVID protocols is happening as the southern state sees a spike in infections; India too reported single-day surge of nearly 40,00 fresh infections on Friday.

Tamil Nadu Polls: Khushbu Sundar Declares Assets Worth Rs 22.55 Crore

Tamil Nadu Polls: Khushbu Sundar Declares Assets Worth Rs 22.55 Crore

Press Trust of India | Friday March 19, 2021, Chennai

Actor-turned politician Khushbu Sundar, the BJP candidate from Thousand Lights constituency in the city, on Thursday filed her nomination for the April 6 Tamil Nadu assembly polls, declaring assets worth about Rs 22.55 crore.

16% Candidates In Phase-1 Assam Polls Face Criminal Cases: Report

16% Candidates In Phase-1 Assam Polls Face Criminal Cases: Report

Press Trust of India | Wednesday March 17, 2021, New Delhi

Sixteen per cent of the candidates contesting in the first phase of Assam assembly elections have declared criminal cases against themselves, according to a report by poll rights group Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).

Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam Assets Nearly Double Since Last Assembly Elections

Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam Assets Nearly Double Since Last Assembly Elections

Press Trust of India | Tuesday March 16, 2021, Chennai

Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam has declared total assets valued at Rs 61.19 lakh, up from the Rs 33.20 lakh in 2016, according to his election affidavit submitted as part of the nomination for the April 6 Assembly polls in the state.

Tamil Nadu Assembly Elections: MK Stalin Declares Movable Assets Worth Rs 4.94 Crore

Tamil Nadu Assembly Elections: MK Stalin Declares Movable Assets Worth Rs 4.94 Crore

Press Trust of India | Tuesday March 16, 2021, Chennai

DMK President MK Stalin on Monday declared he had movable assets of a litte over Rs 4.94 crore as part of his nomination papers filed for the April 6 Tamil Nadu Assembly elections.

Tamil Nadu Assembly Election 2021: DMK President MK Stalin Files Nomination From Kolathur

Tamil Nadu Assembly Election 2021: DMK President MK Stalin Files Nomination From Kolathur

Press Trust of India | Monday March 15, 2021, Chennai

DMK President MK Stalin on Monday filed his nomination for the April 6 Tamil Nadu Assembly polls from the city's Kolathur constituency, from where he is seeking a third term.

Security Scare For Kamal Haasan After Tamil Nadu Public Meeting

Security Scare For Kamal Haasan After Tamil Nadu Public Meeting

Reported by J Sam Daniel Stalin, Edited by Arun Nair | Monday March 15, 2021, Chennai

Kamal Haasan, veteran Tamil movie actor and founder of the fledgeling Makkal Needhi Maiam, faced a brief security scare on Sunday after a man allegedly attempted to open window of his car in Kancheepuram district.

One Government Job For Each Family, 6 LPG Cylinders Per Year: AIADMK Manifesto

One Government Job For Each Family, 6 LPG Cylinders Per Year: AIADMK Manifesto

ANI | Sunday March 14, 2021, Chennai (Tamil Nadu)

Ahead of the upcoming Tamil Nadu elections, the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) on Sunday released its election manifesto in which it promised at least one government job to every family in the state.

"AIADMK Has Turned Into PM's Slave, It's No Longer...": Asaduddin Owaisi

"AIADMK Has Turned Into PM's Slave, It's No Longer...": Asaduddin Owaisi

ANI | Saturday March 13, 2021, Chennai (Tamil Nadu)

All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) is no longer Jayalalithaa's party and has ''unfortunately'' turned into Prime Minister Narendra Modi's slave, said All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Friday.

Free Tablets For Students, Fuel Price Cut Among DMK's 500 Poll Promises

Free Tablets For Students, Fuel Price Cut Among DMK's 500 Poll Promises

Reported by J Sam Daniel Stalin, Edited by Swati Bhasin | Saturday March 13, 2021, Chennai

Free computer tablets with data card for students, free local public transport for women, reservation of 75 per cent jobs for people of Tamil origin, fuel price cut, and financial assistance of Rs 25,000 to one lakh people going on pilgrimage to major Hindu temples are among more the DMK's top poll promises revealed today as the party prepares to give a tough fight to the ruling AIADMK.

DMK Chief MK Stalin To Contest Tamil Nadu Elections From Kolathur 

DMK Chief MK Stalin To Contest Tamil Nadu Elections From Kolathur 

ANI | Friday March 12, 2021, Chennai

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief MK Stalin will contest the Tamil Nadu assembly polls from Kolathur constituency.

Tamil Nadu Assembly Polls: Kamal Haasan To Contest From Coimbatore South

Tamil Nadu Assembly Polls: Kamal Haasan To Contest From Coimbatore South

Reported by J Sam Daniel Stalin, Edited by Harish Pullanoor | Friday March 12, 2021, Chennai

Kamal Haasan, veteran Tamil movie actor and founder of the fledgeling Makkal Needhi Maiam, will be contesting the upcoming state Assembly polls from the Coimbatore South constituency. He made the announcement today while releasing his party's second list of candidates. Grapevine had it earlier that he may choose to fight from Alandur in Chennai, a seat that former Chief Minister MG Ramachandran held for nine years.

Lockdown Inspires Chennai Techie To Cycle Across India For Six Months

Lockdown Inspires Chennai Techie To Cycle Across India For Six Months

Written by J Sam Daniel Stalin | Friday March 12, 2021, Chennai

Chennai-based Shreyaas Viishvak began his 8,000 km cycling expedition today to explore the whole country. The 23-year-old has taken up this refreshing way of discovering the country after he being confined at home last year due to the coronavirus lockdown.