• Fri, Apr 20, 2018
  • Education dept plans to bring 33,519 dropouts back to school

    Updated: Apr, 20, 201804:30 AM

    Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Thursday reviewed the performance of School Education and Higher Education departments in back-to-back meetings at the Secretariat ahead of the continuation of...
    Education dept plans to bring 33,519 dropouts back to school
    The meetings were attended by Ministers KA Sengottaiyan and KP Anbalagan in which secretaries Pradeep Yadav and Sunil Paliwal made the presentations. Projections for the present fiscal were also brought up for discussion. As regards to School Education Department, a senior official said the government has identified as much as 33,519 out-of-school children and will bring them on board to the mainstream. The official added that the state would extend provision of four sets of uniforms, school bags, footwear, study materials, cycles and bus passes free of cost as part of welfare measures. “The government would also disburse free laptops and implementing Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act. The total budgetary allocation of School Education Department would be around Rs 27,205 crore,” the official said. On Higher Education...
  • Like Kamal, Rajini may tour USA before party launch Like Kamal, Rajini may tour USA before party launch
    Updated: Apr, 20, 201804:00 AM

    Actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth is allegedly all set to head to America for a trip later this month. The actor will embark on the journey at a time when he has come under criticism from...

  • Time for government to act on Lokpal: Opposition Time for government to act on Lokpal: Opposition
    Updated: Apr, 20, 201803:50 AM

    Citing SC rap, Stalin says AIADMK is not enforcing Act fearing exposure of its corruption

  • Minister’s flip-flop on Sterlite closure confuses protesters Minister’s flip-flop on Sterlite closure confuses protesters
    Updated: Apr, 20, 201803:45 AM

    Anti-Sterlite protesters were confused at the statement of state Minister for Information and Publicity Kadambur Raju, who had expressed two different stands on Sterlite Copper in the last two days.

  • Govt trying to crush activists: Valarmathi Govt trying to crush activists: Valarmathi
    Updated: Apr, 20, 201803:41 AM

    Student activist M Valarmathi, who was arrested in Thanjavur on the way to Kathiramangalam to participate in a protest, came out on bail here on Thursday.

  • OPS urges finance panel chief to amend ToR, meets Law Minister OPS urges finance panel chief to amend ToR, meets Law Minister
    Updated: Apr, 20, 201803:38 AM

    Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, who is in Delhi on Thursday impressed upon chairman of the 15th Finance Commission NK Singh to amend the Terms of Reference (ToR) impacting the Central...

  • AIADMK govt failed to curb crimes against women: MP Kanimozhi AIADMK govt failed to curb crimes against women: MP Kanimozhi
    Updated: Apr, 20, 201803:34 AM

    DMK’s Rajya Sabha MP Kanimozhi said on Thursday that the state is witnessing a spurt in crimes against women as the AIADMK government has failed in its duty.

  • RSS man attacks BJP cadre over conversion row RSS man attacks BJP cadre over conversion row
    Updated: Apr, 20, 201803:25 AM

    Tension prevailed here on Thursday after a 40-year-old man was attacked by a RSS cadre with a sickle for allegedly converting Hindus to another religion.

  • Arrest H Raja for hate speeches: VCK chief Arrest H Raja for hate speeches: VCK chief
    Updated: Apr, 20, 201803:16 AM

    VCK chief Thol Thirumavalavan charged at BJP national secretary H Raja of being propagating hate politics and plans to split the people.

  • Santhanam selects 2 women professors to assist him in probe Santhanam selects 2 women professors to assist him in probe
    Updated: Apr, 20, 201803:15 AM

    Retired IAS officer R Santhanam, chairman of the one-man commission appointed by Governor Banwarilal Purohit to probe the case relating to assistant professor Nirmala Devi, has appointed two women...