Tue, Dec 01, 2020

  • Private schools in the state demand the government to immediately announce the reopening of schools citing that more than 80 per cent of parents have not paid the fees till now.
    Private schools want to resume classes, govt teachers say not now
    In contrast to the private institution’s views, government school teachers asserted that the schools even for higher classes should be opened only after the restoration of normalcy and fees should not be the yardstick to begin the academic session.. According to KR Nandhakumar, general secretary of Tamil Nadu Nursery, Primary, Matriculation, Higher Secondary and CBSE Schools, despite High Court order most of the parents have not paid the fees. “Not even single paisa could be collected especially from the parents of children studying in nursery and primary schools,” he said adding “since fees could not be received from about 80 per cent of the parents, the livelihood of thousands of teachers has been severely affected and with the schools are ready to ensure the safety of the students the government could announce the reopening dates.”...
  • Number of cases fall, majority of COVID beds remain vacant Number of cases fall, majority of COVID beds remain vacant

    The bed occupancy in government and private hospitals in the State has reduced after the fall in new pandemic cases, with 6,425 beds in government and private hospitals for COVID-19 patients remaining...

  • Perambalur ryots want night patrol by cops to save shallots after 2,000 kg go missing in a month Perambalur ryots want night patrol by cops to save shallots after 2,000 kg go missing in a month

    In an unusual series of thefts recorded in Perambalur, over 2,000 kg of shallots stocked for seeds on the fields went missing in the past 10 days. Farmers, who have been trying to identify the...

  • PMK pitches for compartmental reservations for backward classes PMK pitches for compartmental reservations for backward classes

    PMK leader S Ramadoss on Monday urged the state government to provide compartmental reservations for backward classes.

  • Modi must hold talks with farmers, insist TN leaders Modi must hold talks with farmers, insist TN leaders

    Leaders of DMK-led Secular Progressive Alliance (SPA) on Monday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to hold unconditional talks with the protesting farmers in the national capital against the three...

  • HC shifts case against inspector to another court, refuses to quash HC shifts case against inspector to another court, refuses to quash

    Every accused, no matter how bad, deserves a fair trial, observed the Madras High Court.

  • Migrant worker kills mobile thief in Tirupur Migrant worker kills mobile thief in Tirupur

    A migrant worker stabbed to death a 35-year-old thief, who along with two others attempted to rob his mobile phone and cash, in Tirupur on Sunday night.

  • Rahul discusses poll preparedness with TNCC leaders Rahul discusses poll preparedness with TNCC leaders

    Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday held a discussion with senior Congress leaders in Tamil Nadu about the ensuing Assembly polls. Rahul was understood to have elicited the views of senior leaders...

  • Advocate couple gets double life term for client’s murder Advocate couple gets double life term for client’s murder

    A court in Coimbatore on Monday awarded double life to an advocate couple and a life term to their accomplice in the sensational murder of a 45-year-old woman in 2011.

  • Woman railway officer robbed of Rs 1.5L, jewels by a ‘known man’ Woman railway officer robbed of Rs 1.5L, jewels by a ‘known man’

    A 54-year-old woman officer in Southern Railway has complained to Peravallur police that she was robbed of Rs 1.5 lakh and seven sovereigns by a known person in her house on Monday.