As many as 1,100 counting observers will watch the process and candidates and agents will have to produce a negative Covid test report or double dose of vaccination certificate to get an entry.
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Opponents exploit A. Raja’s derogatory comments on Chief Minister Palaniswami’s birth and his mother.
Sasikala was sent to jail in February 2017 in the Rs 66 crore disproportionate assets case.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami has clarified that Sasikala’s release will have no impact on the ruling AIADMK since the party has already distanced itself from her and her family.
Thursday’s by-polls to 18 Assembly seats will decide the fate of the Edappadi K. Palaniswami government.
But a confident TTV told reporters today that his party would surprise everyone as it did in R.K. Nagar, by winning the majority of Lok Sabha and Assembly seats. “You will come back surprised on May 23 when the results are announced,” he predicted.
Three-time Congress MLA S Peter Alphonse concurred with party state unit chief and said such matters were, however, in the domain of the party high command.
Appointment of Justice Sathyanarayan as third judge gives Dhinakaran group fresh confidence about a fair and fast ruling
The apex court also asked the Delhi HC to set up a two-judge bench to decide claims of two rival factions over AIADMK and its 'two leaves' symbol by April end.
Polling began at 8 AM, with people arriving to exercise their franchise across booths in North Chennai, braving the misty conditions.
The 20-second video shows Jayalalithaa clad in a brown nightie, sipping juice from a straw tumbler as she is recovering in the step-down ICU and watching TV. The TV’s audio could be heard in the background
Dhinakaran, who was seen as a master strategist, had misread the situation badly.
Days after his 19 loyalist MLAs petitioned governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao to oust Palaniswami, he said, "We will select a good person, somebody who does not harbour thoughts of betrayal."
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.
They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.
Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.
The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.
Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.
Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.
The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.