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DMDK poll worker killed in TN village

In a poll-related incident, a 32-year old DMDK functionary died on Monday after he was attacked allegedly by a DMK worker in a village, 32 km from here, police said.
One person has been remanded in judicial custody in connection with the incident. S Ashokan, DMDK Branch Secretary of Paruvathanahalli village, 32 km from here,

Dravidian giants all set to battle for power

Amid charges of big-time corruption, Tamil Nadu is set for assembly elections Wednesday, its result bound to cast a shadow on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's ruling coalition.The main battle is as usual between the two Dravidian giants — the ruling DMK and the main opposition AIADMK, each heading carefully crafted umbrella groupings of their own.

Cash from TN: Kerala on high alert

The Kerala police have beefed up security on the state border to check any possible inflow of huge cash and illicit liquor from across the border during elections.
This is being done in the context of the flow of unaccounted money in neighbouring Tamil Nadu becoming rampant. Additional forces have been deployed at all major check posts along the state border.

Campaign climax triggers violence in Kerala

The partisan frenzy in the final hours of campaign triggered widespread violence across Kerala, inju-ring many, including the PWD minister and LDF candidate from Thiruvananthapuram V. Surendran Pillai.

RBI penalises two Gujarat-based cooperative banks

The Reserve Bank has imposed penalty of Rs 1 lakh each on two Gujarat-based cooperative sector lenders for violation of various rules, including anti-money laundering guidelines.

HC calls for all records in Sampath case

The Kerala high court on Tuesday called for all records relating to the alleged custodial torture and subsequent death of a murder accused in March in 2010.

AIADMK MLA injured in stone pelting

AIADMK MLA and candidate for Madathukulam Assembly constituency in Tirupur district C. Shanmughavelu was admitted to government hospital after he sustained head injury following clashes with DMK workers over alleged distribution of money to voters.

No vulgarity in nudity, says Poonam Pandey

There is no vulgarity in nudity, said Poonam Pandey, the model whose offer to go nude before Team India if they won the Cricket World Cup shot the mercury up for the India-Sri Lanka final in Mumbai. "We were all born nude. People take nudity as vulgarity. I see it in a different way.

Hazare gets a hero’s welcome

Anna Hazare received a hero’s welcome on his return to his native village in Ahmednagar district on Monday evening to the accompaniment of “Jai Ho” number, two days after the social activist ended his 98-hour fast against corruption.

CPI(M) hits back at remarks by PM, Sonia

CPI-M in Kerala on Monday hit back at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and AICC chief Sonia Gandhi for their alleged remarks that LDF was living in the past, saying the front's policies were not for generating millionaires but for alleviating poverty.

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