• Mon, Mar 27, 2017
  • CBSE’s new rating system gets thumbs up

    Updated: Mar, 26, 201711:57 PM

    The recent announcement by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) that stated that schools affiliated to them have to follow a uniform assessment scheme from Class 6 onwards, has garnered...
    CBSE’s new rating system gets thumbs up
    As per the new scheme, schools will have to follow a two-semester system which, according to CBSE, is to enable students become more confident before they sit for their Class 10 board examinations. A uniform system of assessment will be implemented from class 6 onwards where two periodic tests of 10 marks each will also be conducted every semester. “I personally feel that it is a good move. Till now, students worked on activities and other projects in lower grades and there was hardly any sense of competition among them. These examinations slated to be held from Class 6 onwards will help them prepare well for the board exams. This will also act as a stress buster and relieve the students from taking too much stress before the Class 10 board exams start,” said Shynu John, Principal of the Alpha School in  Porur. A few parents too think...
  • The Happiness Road: ‘I enjoy the process of creating art’ The Happiness Road: ‘I enjoy the process of creating art’
    Updated: Mar, 26, 201712:42 PM

    Life to Thota Tharrani is a three-letter word: A-R-T!

  • Friend recalls racer Ashwin as most caring person Friend recalls racer Ashwin as most caring person
    Updated: Mar, 26, 201712:09 PM

    A week after the tragic car crash in which city-based racer Ashwin Sundar and his wife Niveditha were charred to death, close friends and family, who are yet to come to terms with the huge loss,...

  • Chennai roads witness a sudden spurt in number of ordinary bus services Chennai roads witness a sudden spurt in number of ordinary bus services
    Updated: Mar, 26, 201711:18 AM

    The Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) has restored many ordinary services (White board) on several routes within the city and suburbs after coming under fire from various quarters.

  • PMK demands probe into admission notice of city school PMK demands probe into admission notice of city school
    Updated: Mar, 26, 201710:28 AM

    The Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) on Saturday demanded a probe against schools that violate admission norms.

  • Karti to launch ‘no cash for vote’ drive in RK Nagar Karti to launch ‘no cash for vote’ drive in RK Nagar
    Updated: Mar, 26, 201710:26 AM

    Karti P Chidambaram, son of former union finance minister P Chidambaram and Congress candidate of Sivanganga in 2014 Lok Sabha poll, would launch a campaign against distribution of cash for votes at R...

  • Public keen to know candidates’ promises Public keen to know candidates’ promises
    Updated: Mar, 26, 201710:25 AM

    Residents of RK Nagar constituency have been experiencing the poll heat for the past few weeks. With the campaigning by party nominees and independent candidates is set to soar in the days to come...

  • DMK going all out for Ganesh DMK going all out for Ganesh
    Updated: Mar, 26, 201709:36 AM

    Unmindful of the two warring factions of AIADMK gathering all media attention, the DMK has been silently going on with a micro-level campaign to make its candidate the proverbial dark horse in the...

  • Ballot papers likely to be used in by-poll Ballot papers likely to be used in by-poll
    Updated: Mar, 26, 201708:00 AM

    The Election Commission of India (EC) will take a final call on Monday evening whether to use Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) or ballot papers for RK Nagar constituency owing to the large number of...

  • George shifted for 3rd time by EC; Karan Singha new CoP George shifted for 3rd time by EC; Karan Singha new CoP
    Updated: Mar, 26, 201707:45 AM

    DGP S George has become the first city Commissioner of Police (CoP) to have been kept under vacancy reserve in the history of Chennai police. George has been replaced by ADGP Karan Singha, who was...