"You cannot judge yet how this election will turn out," says MNS leader Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray may have chosen to support the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, but he admits to being unsure about the el
Nomination filed after massive roadshow It was saffron all around, from marigold garlands decking the city to Modi caps, as the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate filed his nomination in the Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency on Thursday. Calling hi
On a day dominated by the wall-to-wall coverage on the electronic media of the road show which preceded the filing of nomination papers to the Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency by the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, a record number of
Taking on the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on his home turf, Congress president Sonia Gandhi, addressing a rally at Kheralu village in Mehsana constituency on Thursday, mounted a sharp attack on the Gujarat model and questioned th
Admiral Wu Shengli, China’s Navy Chief, this week caught Indian officials off guard by asking for an impromptu tour of the most sensitive nerve centre of the advanced Indian missile frigate, INS Shivalik, while on a brief courtesy call on the visiti
RAJ THACKERAY formed the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena after breaking away from the Shiv Sena eight years ago. In 2009, the party was a game-changer, splitting the saffron vote. In the ongoing election, Mr. Thackeray has chosen to support the NDA’s pri
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 as early as 8 a.m. to cast their vote. Social media was
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 at the Centre. Like other senior citizens well above ninety years and pa
“Rajnath Singh has to sweat it out. He played the wrong game and could pay the price for humiliating Brahmins,” says a senior BJP functionary, belonging to the Brahmin community, in Lucknow. “Some sections of the workers are angry. There
Recent internal squabbles and dissensions in the Tamil Nadu Football Association (TFA) may have put Chennai, which has previously played host to the Nehru Cup and SAF Games, in a position of disadvantage. The city, after failing to find buyers for a fra
Teen sensation P.V. Sindhu and rising shuttler R.M.V. Gurusaidutt reached the quarterfinals of Asian Badminton Championship with hard-fought, three-game wins in the women’s and men’s singles competition of the $200,000 event here on Thursday.
Indian aspirations were dashed by an inspired New Zealand which won 2-0 to earn a qualification berth in the Asia-Oceania world junior under-14 tennis tournament here on Thursday.After the dominance in the league phase — India topped Group C ahead o
Its campaign off to a disastrous start, defending champion Mumbai Indians would be gunning for its first win in the seventh edition of IPL but it won’t be easy as it takes on formidable Chennai Super Kings here on Friday. Mumbai could not have ask
After a disastrous start to its campaign with two successive defeats, bottom-placed Sunrisers Hyderabad will be eager to bounce back against an inconsistent Delhi Daredevils, which is likely to be boosted by the return by Kevin Pietersen. In its inaugur
To become a developed country, India’s GDP will have to grow at 12 per cent per year for at least a decade. Technically this is within reach, since it would require the rate of investment to rise from the present 28 per cent of GDP to 36 per cent
The Supreme Court’s verdict permitting resumption of iron-ore mining in Goa with a temporary cap of 20 million tonnes per annum is welcome for more reasons than one. First, the lifting of the mining ban will restore livelihoods to a vast number of p
The drone attacks which the Yemeni government says have killed at least 55 suspected al-Qaeda militants in the Mahfad region of central and southern Yemen show that current United States policy there is both self-defeating and dangerous. The attacks took
ACC reported a 9 per cent drop in consolidated net profit at Rs.400 crore for the first quarter ended March 2014.The profit includes a write-back of Rs.113 crore on the conclusion of the earlier year’s assessments, and it was higher at Rs.141 crore
Ambuja Cement reported a 6.6 per cent rise in net profit for the first quarter of 2014 at Rs.520 crore. Net sales were up 2.7 per cent at Rs.2,640 crore while operating profit rose 6.1 per cent to Rs.587 crore.According to a company statement, during the
‘If indexation benefits are available on these bonds, then there will be a huge demand from individual investors’ The much-publicised Inflation-Indexed Bonds (IIBs) failed to attract investor interest, either retail or institutional, in the
Property advisory portal IndiaHomes, buoyed by the Rs.150 crore venture capital investment it received recently, plans to make foray into 50 more cities, including Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune and Ahmedabad.Besides major cities, several Tier-II and Tier-III c
Indian pharmaceutical major Lupin is looking to increase its global footprint and the joint venture announced with Yoshindo of Japan on Wednesday is one more step in that direction. Lupin is a big player in the cardiovascular, diabetology, asthma, and paed
Head for Central Cottage Industries, Nandanam The six yards by nine yards length of the sari is both the conceptual and physical canvas over which, through centuries and millennia, artisans from different parts of the country have developed their distinc
A group of professionals and entrepreneurs take to the stage to encourage young Indians to vote This poll season, a chartered accountant, an advocate and a few entrepreneurs of Yi-CII (Young Indians - Confederation of Indian Industry) took to theatre to
Chitra and M. Ganapathy’s resort Kadambavanam, near Madurai, has evolved into a hub of Tamil heritage Projects do not drive the passion. It is the other way round where passions drive amazing projects. This is exactly what happened with architect
Hamlet’s role played by actors of Pakistani and Nigerian origin; a diminutive Chinese as Ophelia; her father and “tedious old fool” Pollonius acted by a Maori actor and activist from New Zealand – the new production of Shakespeare&
Hollywood star Jodie Foster has tied the knot with Alexandra Hedison, who is the former girlfriend of celebrity talk show host Ellen DeGeneres. A representative of Ms. Foster, 51, has confirmed that the Panic Room star exchanged vows with Ms. Hedison in
Ahead of filing his nomination papers from Varanasi, BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi conducted a massive road show to seek "blessings of people". Images from the "spiritual capital." Photos: R. V. Moorthy
Even as social media lampooned Bollywood stars for choosing to attend an awards show in Florida rather than exercise their franchise, many celebrities made it a point to get out and vote.
Kollywood actors make their mark on the poll ground as well. Many celebrities from Tamil cinema made it a point to exercise their franchise.
Chennai went into poll mode on Thursday with nearly 26,700 personnel and five paramilitary companies mounting vigil in and around 6,663 polling booths. A look at the election scene from polling booths across the city.