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Why Tamil Nadu no longer seems a walkover for DMK-Congress combine

Tamil Nadu elections have become cash-centric over the years, and whichever party has a well-oiled capability to deliver the resources on the ground, has an edge.

In Sivaganga, father, son and a confident challenger

Armed with cellphones, these party men are focused on immediate rival AIADMK, which they think is in terminal decline, hastened by T T V Dhinakaran, who, on his part, is expected to helpfully split the Jaya legacy vote.

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In Tamil Nadu, a rising sun and setting stars

As Tamil Nadu’s 39 seats head to the polls on April 18, The Indian Express travels across the state to find that unlike earlier elections, the Opposition alliance led by the DMK has stitched up a narrative centred on a key question: ‘Don’t you want to keep out Modi?’ For now, the answer is up in the air

Tie-ups to TN govt stability: Why in Lok Sabha story here, sub-text is 18 bypolls

All the 18 Assembly by-elections are likely to see three-corner contests between the DMK, AIADMK and T T V Dhinakaran’s AMMK.

2019 Lok Sabha elections: Tamil Nadu, without the 'Balakot bump'

2019 Lok Sabha elections: Tamil Nadu is all set for the polls with both the major parties in the state, the DMK and AIADMK, stitching a grand coalition of allies and friends.

Explained: What is the Pollachi sexual abuse case?

Pollachi sexual abuse case: The case snowballed into a major scandal after local media reported that no less than a few hundred women in the town were victims of an organised racket of sexual abuse, blackmail and extortion.

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Rumours of ‘sex videos’, political links, protests leave TN’s Pollachi town shaken

The DMK has attempted to cash in on the case, with no less than Rajya Sabha MP Kanimozhi addressing a rally in Pollachi, calling for a probe into the suicides of seven to eight young women in the town over the past few years.

Tamil Nadu elections: Small parties have big problems

Most of these smaller parties gain their sustenance from particular castes and some have become so localised and personalised that it is led by one person, and what it means is that if the leader gets the ticket, the party jumps into the alliance.

Waiving loans to scrapping NEET, AIADMK, DMK make similar promises

A promise to scrap NEET for medical admission and the release of seven Rajiv Gandhi convicts were other promises reflected in both manifestos. The DMK also promised to implement reservation in the private sector.

Explained: AIADMK, DMK manifestos promise release of Rajiv Gandhi assassins

In their election manifestos released on Tuesday, both the AIADMK and DMK in Tamil Nadu have promised to secure the release of the seven convicted for the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi in 1991.

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Karunanidhi passes away: Rare and unseen photos from his political journey

The former Tamil Nadu chief minister was admitted to the hospital following a dip in his blood pressure last month. On July 31, the hospital had said Karunanidhi would require an extended period of hospitalisation due to “decline” in his general health, although his vital parameters have normalised.

Stage set for 6th phase of polling

Stakes will be high for Congress and BJP and a number of other parties like AIADMK, DMK, NCP and Shiv Sena when 117 constituencies will go to polls on Thursday in yet another substantial round of polling in the Lok Sabha elections.

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Tamizh Talkies

From Jayalalithaa speakers blaring out Stalin’s ‘leonine gait’ to BJP bikers waving ‘Vaiko’ flags, EP UNNY captures a slice of Tamil Nadu’s political terrain.

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DMK supporters react to Karunanidhi's death

The mood outside Kauvery hospital after news broke of the death of Kalaignar Karunanidhi.

Kalaignar Karunanidhi passes away at 94

Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi passes away at 94

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Muthuvel Karunanidhi: Looking back at his life in active politics for over seven decades

Muthuvel Karunanidhi, the man fondly called Kalaignar - the artist, breathes his last. A look back at his illustrious life and all that he achieved in over seven decades of being an active politician.

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