• Sun, Sep 22, 2019
  • In a bid to enhance educational output of the students, especially with development activities, by improving parent-teacher relations, the State government, in a first, has decided to provide...
    Rs 50k govt aid for PTA in schools to boost activities
    With around 120 school districts in the State, more than 5,000 parent-teacher associations are functioning in government schools from the elementary to higher secondary level.A senior official from the School Education department told DT Next that at present, there are about 37,500 government schools with about 41.1 lakh students in the State.Currently, a membership fee ranging from one rupee to Rs 25 is being be collected monthly from parents and teachers to run the association, the official said. A president and secretary will also be nominated by the members of the association every year. “However, the membership money collected per month is not enough to conduct development activities in the schools,” the official said, adding, “Moreover, at present, many parent-teacher associations depend on NGOs for sponsorship programmes to conduct...
  • The non-playing participants in the game called polls The non-playing participants in the game called polls

    From guaranteed economic and social well-being to the best of creature comforts, the Non-Resident Indians seemingly have everything – except the basic right that ensures political participation. For,...

  • Vellore gets Rs 46 cr for new bus stand Vellore gets Rs 46 cr for new bus stand

    The second instalment was sanctioned as part of the smart city project

  • 150 students’ certificates re-verified in Tiruchy KAPV Medical College 150 students’ certificates re-verified in Tiruchy KAPV Medical College

    Based on the orders from Directorate of Medical Education (DME) to re-scrutiny the certificates of first year medical college students following a complaint on impersonation done in the NEET, the...

  • NHM staff to receive 10 per cent wage increment NHM staff to receive 10 per cent wage increment

    In a bid to retain experienced contractual employees, the Directorate of National Health Mission (NHM) is set to grant experience bonus to them.

  • Supersession order by Madras Secretariat society quashed Supersession order by Madras Secretariat society quashed

    The Madras High Court has directed the Tamil Nadu State Cooperative Societies Election Commission (TNSCEC) to notify the election for the six vacant posts to the Madras Secretariat Co-operative...

  • DGP, Chief Secretary inspect security at Mahabalipuram DGP, Chief Secretary inspect security at Mahabalipuram

    A day after Chinese officials visited Mahabalipuram to inspect the security arrangements ahead of the Indo-China Summit at the popular tourist site, DGP J K Tripathy and Chief Secretary K Shanmugam...

  • DMK defers general council meeting DMK defers general council meeting

    The Opposition DMK in Tamil Nadu on Saturday postponed its October 6 general council meeting, the highest policy-level decision-making body, in view of the announcement of dates for the by-elections...

  • NIA interrogates Ansarullah terror outfit suspect, relative in Nellai NIA interrogates Ansarullah terror outfit suspect, relative in Nellai

    A five-member National Investigation Agency (NIA) team on Saturday conducted surprise raids at the houses of two alleged members of Ansarullah terror outfit in Tirunelveli district.

  • 36 booths identified as ‘vulnerable’ in Nanguneri 36 booths identified as ‘vulnerable’ in Nanguneri

    Thirty-six polling booths have been identified as vulnerable in parts of Nanguneri Assembly constituency in Tirunelveli district. As the Election Commission announced the by-election schedule for...