Tamil Nadu

Domestic violence, harassment at work top complaints before panel

Domestic violence, harassment at work top complaints before panel

Unhelpful attitude of police figures among issues brought before TNSCW The failure of the police and the administration to address their grievances is the reason why women approach the Tamil Nadu State Commission for Women (TNSCW), according to its members. “People approach the commission either because they do not know …

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CBI exposes Tiruchi airport nexus, books 19

CBI exposes Tiruchi airport nexus, books 19

Top Customs official among accused The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday exposed a nexus between suspected smugglers and some Customs officials at the Tiruchi International Airport by registering a case against 19 persons, including senior Customs officials and carriers of contraband substances. Six Customs officials, including an Assistant …

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None can turn leader overnight: Minister

None can turn leader overnight: Minister

‘If Rajini, Kamal join the AIADMK, they should work their way to the top’ With Tamil Culture Minister Ma Foi K. Pandiarajan suggesting that actor Rajinikanth could well join the AIADMK, his Cabinet colleague Sellur K. Raju on Sunday said that anyone willing to join the AIADMK was welcome to …

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Filmmaker Divya Bharathi alleges police harassment

Filmmaker Divya Bharathi alleges police harassment

25 queries on Orutharum Varela posed to Divya Bharathi Madurai-based documentary filmmaker and advocate K. Divya alias Divya Bharathi, who appeared at the Gudalur police station in the Nilgiris district as part of her bail conditions on Sunday, was presented with a 25-point questionnaire by the police, seeking a range …

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‘Night traffic a threat to Bandipur reserve forest’

‘Night traffic a threat to Bandipur reserve forest’

Fencing along 34-km road will fragment elephant, tiger populations: conservationists If the national highway from Gundlupet in Karnataka to Sultan Bathery in Kerala were to be opened to night traffic, it could prove catastrophic to the wildlife in the Sigur plateau and in the Nilgiris,as the road would pass through the …

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‘Time to revamp education system’

‘Time to revamp education system’

Emeritus professor calls for universalisation of quality school education The world forward is not necessarily the three career choices — engineering, accountancy and medicine. It is opening up for new start-up initiatives that are going to be the future of the country, said Venita Kaul, professor emeritus (education), Ambedkar University, …

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‘Salem expressway in interest of environment’

‘Salem expressway in interest of environment’

It will help reduce carbon dioxide emissions, Union government tells High Court in defence of project Contrary to fears of environmental damage that could be caused due to the proposed ₹10,000-crore Chennai-Salem eight-lane expressway, the Centre on Thursday contended in the Madras High Court that the expressway would actually help …

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AIADMK may face a tough fight in Tirupparankundram

AIADMK may face a tough fight in Tirupparankundram

Lack of strong leadership, Dhinakaran factor may hurt its prospects in byelection The byelection to the Tirupparankundram Assembly constituency, which has fallen vacant following the death of A.K. Bose, is likely to pose a daunting challenge to the ruling AIADMK, as and when it takes place. The party would not …

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AICTE clears the air on ‘fake’ engineering colleges in State

AICTE clears the air on ‘fake’ engineering colleges in State

With counselling in full swing, the recent announcement in the Lok Sabha that Tamil Nadu has 11 fake engineering colleges could not have come at a worse time. However, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has clarified that the unapproved institutions primarily comprised catering and management colleges, quelling …

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