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Can the EC fight Tamil Nadu's 'cash-for-votes' frenzy?

Can the EC fight Tamil Nadu's 'cash-for-votes' frenzy?

IMAGE: A political rally in rural Tamil Nadu. Photograph: A Ganesh Nadar. Image used for representation purpose only. How far will the Election Commission go in curbing money power on display in Tamil Nadu? Will it use the option to countermand polls, to show the political parties it means business? N Sathiya Moorthy examines. It looks far-fetched and even remote. Yet, given the unprecedented scale of money play already ‘exposed’ in the run-up to the May 16 assembly elections in ..., 5 days ago
'They are protecting the police', 2 months ago

Poll diary: A day out with Stalin

IMAGE: M K Stalin at the rally. Photographs: A Ganesh Nadar/ What is the man who hopes to replace Jayalalithaa like as a campaigner?A Ganesh Nadar/ reports from Thiruchendur. With the Tamil Nadu assembly election due on May 16, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam chief M Karunanidhi's son and political heir M K Stalin is on a whirlwind tour of the state, trying to rustle up votes for his party and its electoral allies. On Monday, May 25, Stalin was in the temple town of Thiruchendur ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago

Going sky high to increase voter awareness

A Tamil Nadu district has created interesting ways to increase voting this assembly election.A Ganesh Nadar/ reports. IMAGE: S Palanisami, Nagapattinam's district collector, takes to the skies to promote voting. Photograph: Election Commission of India After producing a popular song Vote Podu, which is a hit on social media, Tamil Nadu officials are coming up with more novel ways of increasing voter awareness. Last week, Nagapattinam District Collector S Palanisami went paragliding ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago

What India must learn from Chandigarh

The Chandigarh government is trying to ensure that students from the north-east are not discriminated against. A Ganesh Nadar/ reports. IMAGE: Students from the north-east hold a placard during a protest in New Delhi against discrimination. Photographs: Adnan Abidi/Reuters A couple of years ago, rumours about attacks on students from the north-east in south India resulted in an exodus of north-eastern students from Chennai, Bengaluru and other cities in the region. These students ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago
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Stuck in Squabble, Congress Yet to Hit the Street

MADURAI: Only about three weeks are left for what is turning out to be one of the toughest election in the recent times and almost all candidates have hit the street. Almost all, barring the Congress. The national party that is contesting from 41 ...
 New Indian Express1 week ago Stuck in Squabbles, Congress Yet to Hit the Street  New Indian Express1 week ago
New Indian Express

24 Sons and Daughters of Kerala Politicos May Inherit Power

KOCHI: Remember Thevar Makan, in which Kamal Hassan played the role of a son who had to inherit the feudal legacy of his father, a little reluctantly? You will feel some resemblance to this when you look at the list of elected members in the 13th ...
 New Indian Express2 weeks ago The Inheritors of Power  New Indian Express2 weeks ago

'Human rights are being curtailed systematically'

image: A protest against the Modi government's curtailment of human rights in New Delhi 'Human rights violations are there in rural areas and in cities. In rural areas it is crude and in the open. In urban areas it is well hidden.' 'Awareness has grown several fold. India has 160 national and state human rights institutions. No other country in the world has this.' 'Unfortunately the right to association, right to assembly, freedom of expression, right to protest and discuss are all being ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago

'Non-locals students are being manipulated by outsiders'

'We would have joined them if they wanted to develop the college, but their motive is political.' IMAGE: Security personnel stand guard at the NIT, Srinagar. Photograph: Umar Ganie for   On March 31, India lost the T20 World Cup semi-final against the West Indies. Thereafter, clashes broke out at the National Institute of Technology in Srinagar. When Kashmiri students at the NIT celebrated India's loss, non-Kashmiri students objected and a ruckus ensued. The next day ...
 Rediff.com3 weeks ago

'We cannot study at gunpoint'

IMAGE: Police and CRPF personnel deployed at the National Institute of Technology in Srinagar. Photograph: S Irfan/PTI 'We don't want to fight with the locals. We are like prisoners here.'A non-Kashmiri describes the state of siege and police brutality that students from outside Kashmir at the NIT campus in Srinagar have faced in the last week. On March 31, India lost the World T20 semi-final to the West Indies. In Srinagar clashes broke out on the National Institute of Technology campus. Some ...
 Rediff.com3 weeks ago

Vote Podu: Breezy awareness video goes viral in TN

It is reggae. It is inspired by Bob Marley. It is targeted at first time voters and those who think that voting is not cool.A Ganesh Nadar/ reports. The Election Commission in Tamil Nadu is releasing a voter awareness song this week. The idea is to encourage voting in the assembly election, which will be held in the state on May 16. The song is targeted at the youth and first time voters. Vote Podu is a collaboration between rapper Blaaze and musician Paul Jacob. "Blaaze and I have ...
 Rediff.com3 weeks ago
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