TN turnout over 63pc amid EVM, VVPAT glitches
Chennai, April 18 : Curtains came down on polling in 37 of 38 Lok Sabha and 18 Assembly constituencies, where by-elections were held on Thursday, at 6 p.m. As many as 384 faulty electronic voting machines and 692 faulty Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines were replaced across the state. Full Story
AIADMK lodges complaint against Stalin, Maran
Chennai, April 18 : The ruling AIADMK on Thursday lodged a complaint with the Election Commission against DMK President M.K.Stalin and the party's Chennai Central candidate Dayanidhi Maran for violating the model code of conduct (MCC).
Villagers boycott election to protest pollution
Chennai, April 18 : Around 500 voters in Nagaraja Kandigai village in the Tiruvallur Lok Sabha constituency in Tamil Nadu boycotted the election in protest against the functioning of a polluting sponge iron factory in their locality, said an official.
Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan cast votes in Chennai
Chennai , Apr 18 : As voting gets underway in Tamil Nadu for the 38 Lok Sabha seats at stake, superstars and new entrants of the political arena Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan came out and exercised their franchise votes on Thursday. Full Story
MNM chief Kamal Haasan, daughter vote
Chennai, April 18 : Actor-politician and Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) founder Kamal Haasan and his daughter Shruti Haasan queued up at a polling booth here and voted in the Lok Sabha polls. Full Story
Tamil Nadu CM queues up to vote
Salem , April 18 : Voters in a polling booth here were in for a pleasant surprise on Thursday when they spotted Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami queuing up like other citizens to vote.
Tamil Nadu, Karnataka: Top 5 seats to watch
Chennai/Bengaluru, April 17 : With all the 38 parliamentary constituencies in Tamil Nadu -- after elections in Vellore was withheld -- and 14 of the 28 Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka set for the battle of the ballots in the second phase of polling on Thursday, IANS takes a look at the top five constituencies in each state and the issues facing the electorates there.