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Council polls deferred

The Election Commission of India has deferred the election to the State Legislative Council to fill six vacancies from MLAs quota caused by retirement of sitting members on June 3 in view of Covid. The elections were postponed till the pandemic situation significantly improved and conditions became conducive to hold these biennial elections, a release […]

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Tamil Nadu Assembly polls | AMMK, DMDK swap seats

The Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK) will contest in Kilvelur Assembly constituency instead of Thanjavur. Its ally, Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK), will field its nominee in Thanjavur. An announcement to this effect was made by G. Senthamizhan, deputy general secretary of the AMMK, and V. Elangovan, chairman of the DMDK presidium, on Tuesday. The […]

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T.N. Assembly polls | Vigil to be stepped up on inter-State borders

Collectors of Puducherry, Cuddalore and Villupuram took the decision at an inter-State coordination meeting held here on Monday. The territorial administration and District Administrations of neighbouring Cuddalore and Villupuram districts have decided to step up surveillance on the borders and share information on seizure of liquor and cash and other preventive measures, in the run […]

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Gear up for municipal polls, officials told

District Collector M. Hari Narayanan on Monday called upon the officials to be prepared for the municipal elections in Chittoor, scheduled for March 10. At a meeting with municipal commissioners of Tirupati and Chittoor corporations, Palamaner, Punganur, Puttur, Nagari and Madanapalle municipalities, the Collector said the returning and assistant returning officers should be given a […]

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MPTC, ZPTC polls: a chance to aspirants ‘forced’ to withdraw

SEC seeks report on specific instances by tomorrow The State Election Commission (SEC) has asked the District Collectors and the district election authorities to submit reports by February 20 on specific instances of prevention of candidates, who aspired to contest the elections to the MPTCs and ZPTCs, from filing their nominations and forced withdrawal of […]

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Trounced in local body polls, Cong. to chalk out new strategy for Malabar

AICC-monitored party meet in Kozhikode today After it was roundly trounced in the recent local body polls, the Congress party has decided to bring back its electoral mojo displayed in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, for the upcoming Assembly elections. An All India Congress Committee-monitored meeting of leaders, including Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president […]