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Film-maker and actor Kamal Hassan arrived at the polling station on Eldams Road around 7.50 a.m., accompanied by actor Gouthami, to cast his vote — Photo: M. Srinath
The Hindu Film-maker and actor Kamal Hassan arrived at the polling station on Eldams Road around 7.50 a.m., accompanied by actor Gouthami, to cast his vote — Photo: M. Srinath

Stars get the mark on D-Day

On Election Day, prominent film actors stepped up to a different stage. Voting promptly, they sent their fans — most of whom were watching the breaking news developments on online social networks —... »

Voting largely peaceful in city

Neither the hot weather, nor long queues deterred voters from exercising their franchise in the Lok Sabha polls that were held on Thursday. This was pretty much the scene in Chennai, Kancheepuram,... »
104-year-old K.R. Naidu stepped out of his house after nearly four months to vote — Photo: S.R. Raghunathan

Keeping alive freedom’s legacy

On Thursday, 104-year-old K.R. Naidu stepped out of his house after nearly four months. Dressed in a crisp cream veshti and a kurta, he walked resolutely to elect the next government... »
Twin sisters V.Ranjini and V.Ramya cast vote for the first time -- Photo: R. Ragu

First-timers make the most of the day

April 24 was a big day for many youngsters in Chennai who were waiting anxiously to exercise their voting right for the first time.Several of them thronged polling stations across the city... »

Behind a ‘huge colossal experiment’

January 2, 1952, was a key day for Madras city. On that day, residents participated in the country’s first and the world’s largest democratic exercise.  Preparations had started months in advance.... »
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Chennai, April 25, 2014

Inked finger takes over social media

What’s the one thing that is different this Lok Sabha Polls? Selfies! Unarguably, the inked finger has not been photographed in the long and chequered political and photographic history of m... »
April 24, 2014

Live: Chennai goes to the polls

Follow live updates from our reporters across Chennai ... »
CHENNAI, April 24, 2014

A hot day lies ahead

It is going to be hot and sultry today, but that’s classic Chennai weather anyway. When you go out to vote, it may be tough to predict how high the political temperatures may rise, but the weather... »
CHENNAI, April 24, 2014

The fight for political rights continues

In the first general election in independent India way back in 1951, the total electoral strength of Madras is reported to have been six lakhs. Women comprised half of the voting public. Th... »
Chennai, April 23, 2014

Section of false ceiling collapses at Chennai airport’s old international terminal

In the fourth such incident in the airport in Chennai since last month, a portion of false ceiling collapsed at the old Anna International terminal on Wednesday.About ten panels of the fals... »
Gnani Sankaran. Photo: G. Krishnaswamy
CHENNAI, April 23, 2014

AAP’s calling card in Alandur

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate for the Alandur Assembly seat this by-poll, Gnani Sankaran, ended his election campaign with a ‘will you answer?’ drive on Tuesday. Mr. Gnani distributed... »
A DMK supporter at a rally addressed by party president M. Karunanidhi in Chintadripet. Photo : M.Vedhan
CHENNAI, April 23, 2014

The campaign dust settles

As the sun set on Tuesday, the last day of electioneering for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, campaign vehicles went back into their sheds and tired political party workers took a break from wooing... »
Ballot boxes being distributed to the concerned polling booths from Chennai Girls Higher Secondary School, Perambur distribution centre on Wednesday. Photo: V. Ganesan
CHENNAI, April 23, 2014

Red carpet welcome at five poll stations

 In a bid to address growing urban apathy towards elections, the district election officials are planning to roll out the red carpet, provide air-conditioning, train their staff to be extra courteo... »
CHENNAI, April 22, 2014

More than 60 suspicious bank transactions identified

The district election office has identified suspicious transactions in the bank accounts of political parties.“A total of 64 suspicious bank transactions have been identified. Income tax of... »
CHENNAI, April 22, 2014

Vote for Left parties, says CPI (M) veteran

Senior leader of Communist Party of India (Marxist) N. Sankaraiah urged people to vote for the Left party candidates contesting in 18 constituencies in the State for the welfare of labourers, farme... »

‘Jayalalithaa shedding crocodile tears for SL Tamils’

Dispelling stigma, the comics way

Ekam to host musical show

Lending support to ideas

Digital devices to monitor Chennai water levels

‘Vishing’ fraud gang targeting senior citizens

Injured deer found in sea off Ennore

The long wait for phase-I extension of Metro Rail

Actor Kamal Hassan casting his vote in Alwarpet, Chennai. Photo: M.Srinath
Chennai, April 24, 2014

Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan vote

Tamil superstars Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan cast their ballot here Thursday. Other actors who also voted include Ajith Kumar, Vijay, Jiiva, Khushbu Sundar, Prasanna and Senthil. ... »
CHENNAI, April 24, 2014

Fingers crossed for better voter turnout in Chennai

Traditionally, the metro has had a lower voter turnout than the rest of the State in the Lok Sabha elections. While the 2009 polls saw the highest number of people coming out to vote in a General... »
CHENNAI, April 24, 2014

‘Don’t be an idiot. Go vote’

With voters in the State ready to get inked today, rapper BlaaZe, known for his ‘issue-oriented music’, is currently making waves with a new music video, thought-provokingly titled ‘Who is the Idi... »
CHENNAI, April 24, 2014

Spirited buyers help TASMAC sales go up ahead of dry period

Ahead of the government’s order on three-day dry period came into force on Tuesday, outlets of the Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation (TASMAC), the sole agency to carry out retail business in... »
The desilting of Adambakkam Lake is one of the demands of residents. Photo: G. Krishnaswamy
CHENNAI, April 23, 2014

Alandur expects more from candidates

Anyone who wins the Alandur Assembly seat in the bye-election to be held on Thursday has a tough task ahead — fulfilling all the demands of residents.  These include remission of property t... »
CHENNAI, April 23, 2014

It's back to business for many

As the curtains come down on election campaigning in the city, it will be back to regular work for many. All those who had taken a break from their regular jobs to be a part of the poll sea... »
CHENNAI, April 23, 2014

A lacklustre online campaign

The Twitter bird is not buzzing all that much when it comes to Tamil Nadu politics.Unlike the BJP at the national level, which seems to have a very effective social media strategy, and to l... »
CHENNAI, April 23, 2014

Disabled voters worried about access at poll booths

With just a day to go for the elections,​ ​activists working for the disabled are worried the polling stations are not disabled friendly enough.​Till Tuesday evening, ramps had not been com... »
CHENNAI, April 22, 2014

Vehicle tracking software watches over flying squads

Chennai district election office has issued show cause notice to 17 flying squads for allegedly deviating from the prescribed route and failing to cover vulnerable pockets.The district elec... »
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa addresses an election rally at T Nagar in Chennai on Monday. Photo: M.SRINATH
Chennai, April 22, 2014

Chief Minister ends campaign with aplomb

On Monday, AIADMK general secretary and Chief Minister Jayalalithaa wound up her campaign, which snaked across the city, beginning at Kandhanchavadi on the IT Corridor, and concluding in the heart... »

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8-month-old from Vellore operated on for cataracts

Teenager drowns in Puzhal Lake

Test seeks to identify ‘missed’ child TB cases

Band’s new song exhorts youth to exercise franchise

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