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    Coimbatore: 59 homeless people cast their votes

    Coimbatore: 59 homeless people cast their votes


    Around 10.30am at the R S Puram Boys High School, voters saw a curious sight. A group of women, mostly in their late seventies, were walking and wobbling towards the booth in a single...

    Around 10.30am at the R S Puram Boys High School, voters saw a curious sight. A group of women, mostly in their late seventies, were walking and wobbling towards the booth in a single file.
    TN polls: They cast their votes for first time

    TN polls: They cast their votes for first time


    For the first time, the residents of the Institute of Mental Health, Kilpauk, were allowed to exercise their right to vote in the Lok Sabha elections on...

    For the first time, the residents of the Institute of Mental Health, Kilpauk, were allowed to exercise their right to vote in the Lok Sabha elections on Thursday.
    AIADMK seeks action against Stalin, Maran

    AIADMK seeks action against Stalin, Maran


    The AIADMK on Friday approached the Election Commission seeking action against DMK president M K Stalin and party’s Chennai Central candidate Dayanidhi Maran for “poll code...

    The AIADMK on Friday approached the Election Commission seeking action against DMK president M K Stalin and party’s Chennai Central candidate Dayanidhi Maran for “poll code violation.”
    No takers for facilities at model polling booths

    No takers for facilities at model polling booths


    The Election Commission’s exercise of setting up model polling booths in Coimbatore district turned out to be a pointless effort. Shamiana or shelters erected in the booths were deserted and voters continued to stand for long hours in the scorching...

    The Election Commission’s exercise of setting up model polling booths in Coimbatore district turned out to be a pointless effort. Shamiana or shelters erected in the booths were deserted and voters continued to stand for long hours in the scorching heat.
    2 reasons why MTC ran less buses in Chennai

    2 reasons why MTC ran less buses in Chennai


    Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) bus services were affected in Chennai on polling day. Autorickshaws and cabs exploited situation by demanding exorbitant fares from...

    Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) bus services were affected in Chennai on polling day. Autorickshaws and cabs exploited situation by demanding exorbitant fares from passengers.
    What drove first-time voters to polling booths

    What drove first-time voters to polling booths


    Almost every booth in Coimbatore district saw a good turnout of first-time voters on Tuesday . Driven by the need to make their voices heard and opinions registered, college students turned out in large numbers to cast their votes in the Lok Sabha...

    Almost every booth in Coimbatore district saw a good turnout of first-time voters on Tuesday . Driven by the need to make their voices heard and opinions registered, college students turned out in large numbers to cast their votes in the Lok Sabha elections.
    TN: Voters oppose special attention to celebrities

    TN: Voters oppose special attention to celebrities


    Voters who turned up at a polling station in Chennai were agitated after seeing booth agents and officials offering special attention to celebrities, while the complaints of the common men were...

    Voters who turned up at a polling station in Chennai were agitated after seeing booth agents and officials offering special attention to celebrities, while the complaints of the common men were ignored.
    384 EVMs, 692 VVPATs replaced in Tamil Nadu

    384 EVMs, 692 VVPATs replaced in Tamil Nadu


    Tamil Nadu has recorded nearly 40% polling till 1pm since the polling began at 7am. Serpentine queues were seen at all polling booths in the state till 11am when people rushed to cast their votes and beat the heat. But after 11am, the polling rate came...

    Tamil Nadu has recorded nearly 40% polling till 1pm since the polling began at 7am. Serpentine queues were seen at all polling booths in the state till 11am when people rushed to cast their votes and beat the heat. But after 11am, the polling rate came down.
    Chennai: 270 pvt firms remain open on polling day

    Chennai: 270 pvt firms remain open on polling day


    Employees of 270 private companies in Tamil Nadu have complained that they were forced to work on polling day. The companies include IT firms in Chennai and...

    Employees of 270 private companies in Tamil Nadu have complained that they were forced to work on polling day. The companies include IT firms in Chennai and Coimbatore.

    Puducherry seat records 37% polling till 1pm


    olling began in a sluggish note to the lone Lok Sabha seat in the Union territory of Puducherry but picked up momentum as the day...

    olling began in a sluggish note to the lone Lok Sabha seat in the Union territory of Puducherry but picked up momentum as the day progressed.
    TN woman, aged 102, keeps date with polling

    TN woman, aged 102, keeps date with polling


    Arukani, a 102-year-old woman in Erode Lok Sabha constituency in Tamil Nadu, has never failed to cast her vote. On Thursday, she exercised her franchise for the 18th time in her...

    Arukani, a 102-year-old woman in Erode Lok Sabha constituency in Tamil Nadu, has never failed to cast her vote. On Thursday, she exercised her franchise for the 18th time in her life.
    TN: Passengers travel atop buses to cast votes

    TN: Passengers travel atop buses to cast votes


    Chaos reigned at Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus in Koyambedu and Perungalathur bus stand since Wednesday night till the early hours of Thursday as there were not enough buses. Unable to handle the swelling crowd, police resorted to lathicharge at...

    Chaos reigned at Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus in Koyambedu and Perungalathur bus stand since Wednesday night till the early hours of Thursday as there were not enough buses. Unable to handle the swelling crowd, police resorted to lathicharge at Koyambedu and this worsened the situation further.
    Most of Chennai eateries shut on polling day

    Most of Chennai eateries shut on polling day


    On the polling day, Chennaiites found it difficult to get food due to closure of shops and restaurants. A few tea shops and eateries which remained open on Thursday were flooded with...

    On the polling day, Chennaiites found it difficult to get food due to closure of shops and restaurants. A few tea shops and eateries which remained open on Thursday were flooded with customers.
    2 voters die at polling stations in Tamil Nadu

    2 voters die at polling stations in Tamil Nadu


    A 60-year-old man died while standing in the queue to cast his vote in a polling booth at Sivagiri in Erode Lok Sabha constituency in Tamil Nadu on...

    A 60-year-old man died while standing in the queue to cast his vote in a polling booth at Sivagiri in Erode Lok Sabha constituency in Tamil Nadu on Thursday.