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Poor faculty: Tamil Nadu’s engineering students to learn online

Poor faculty: Tamil Nadu’s engineering students to learn online

Chennai: With more than 50,000 teachers and six lakh students in 535 engineering colleges, Tamil Nadu’s technical education department is strong in numbers, but the same cannot be said of the faculty and student quality.
Tired of complaints of falling standards, the state is turning to massive open online courses (MOOCs) to help faculty and students [...]

Kudankulam plant to resume power generation after preparatory work

Kudankulam plant to resume power generation after preparatory work

Chennai: Power generation in the first unit of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant, which was shut down after running for a couple of hours on Tuesday, would resume soon after completion of preparatory work and certain mandatory procedures, a senior official at the plant said today.
“Preparatory works are now on. We are following procedures. The reactor [...]

History created at 2.45 am today

History created at 2.45 am today

Power from Kudankulam Nuclear Plant reaches Southern Grid
Chennai: Even as India and Russia stumbled on clinching an agreement on purchasing two more reactors for Kudankulam, there were celebrations at the Tamil Nadu-based plant as the 1000 MW nuclear reactor was, for the first time, connected to the southern grid.
According to the Nuclear Power Corporation [...]

Tamil Nadu announces special TET for differently-abled BEd teachers

Tamil Nadu announces special TET for differently-abled BEd teachers

Chennai: Tamil Nadu government on Monday said it would conduct a special Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) for differently-abled unemployed candidates with BEd degrees.
The state teachers Recruitment Board would conduct the test.
“Those differently-abled candidates with BEd, who clear TET would be employed in the backlog vacancies and in vacancies, which would arise in the future,” chief [...]

Yuvraj Singh returns to Indian squad; Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir ignored

Yuvraj Singh returns to Indian squad; Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir ignored

Chennai: Yuvraj Singh has been included into the squad announced by the BCCI on Monday for the upcoming limited overs series against Australia in October.
Yuvraj last played for India on January 27 against England at Dharamsala and was dropped subsequently due to a poor run of form.
Having undergone a rigorous physical training in France, a [...]

Jayalalithaa slams diesel price hike, demands roll back

Jayalalithaa slams diesel price hike, demands roll back

Chennai: Decrying the hike in diesel prices as “unjustified” action, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday demanded its roll back and withdrawal of powers granted to oil companies to regulate fuel prices.
“There was no justification to resort to diesel price hike when the prices of crude oil in the international market were decreasing [...]

Madras Medical College neurosurgery students allege irregularities in exams

Madras Medical College neurosurgery students allege irregularities in exams

Chennai: A group of postgraduate students from the neurosurgery department of Madras Medical College has alleged that the standard exam pattern was not followed during their practical exam. The results of the exam were declared on Wednesday evening, and six of 13 students had failed.
The students approached the vice-chancellor of Dr MGR Medical University Dr [...]

Foreign universities shrink courses to woo students

Foreign universities shrink courses to woo students

Chennai: As the crumbling rupee makes Indian students reconsider their overseas campus plans, universities in some countries have started introducing new scholarships and flexible academic options to keep the flow from India going.
From this year, many institutions in New Zealand will allow students to opt for ‘condensed’ master’s programmes. “They will have to cover the [...]

Couple of right legal age indulging in sex are husband & wife: HC

Couple of right legal age indulging in sex are husband & wife: HC

Chennai: In a ruling which might have a far reaching impact, the Madras High Court has said if a couple in the right legal age indulge in sexual gratification, it will be considered a valid marriage and they could be termed as husband and wife.
“..If any couple choose to consummate their sexual cravings, then that [...]

A six-lakh flat developed by IIT Madras

A six-lakh flat developed by IIT Madras

Chennai: Imagine a 500-square foot flat that costs about six lakhs.
The cheap and eco-friendly house has been designed by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras which hopes it has delivered a model for housing projects that can be used by the government for the poor.
“We hope it will be a [...]

Air hostess dies at amusement park, three held

Air hostess dies at amusement park, three held

Chennai: Three people have been arrested in connection with the death of a 20-year-old air hostess at an amusement park.
The cause of death was being probed, police said. Three people, including the amusement park’s facility manager and operator of the ride, have been arrested.
On Tuesday, Afia Magh, an air hostess working for a private airline, [...]

Jal Satyagraha heats up Kudankulam

Jal Satyagraha heats up Kudankulam

Chennai: While the government continues to blame foreign agencies for fuelling the anti-atomic protests at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant, the ‘Jal Satyagraha’ started by the members of the Peoples Movement Against Nuclear Energy entered in its second day on Friday.
It was reported that hundreds of people stood in the water of the sea of [...]

Situation under control in Kudankulam

Situation under control in Kudankulam

Chennai: The situation in Tamil Nadu’s Idinthakarai village, the epicentre of the movement against the Kudankulam nuclear project, was under control on Wednesday after three days of protests, an official said.
“The situation is under control, cases have been registered against protestors attacking the police and damaging property. Around 2,000 police personnel have been deployed in [...]

Jayalalithaa’s ad blitzkrieg on her government’s 1st anniversary

Jayalalithaa’s ad blitzkrieg on her government’s 1st anniversary

Chennai: J Jayalalithaa completes one year as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu today. She marked the anniversary with massive front page ads saying ‘One year of achievements- Hundred years leap forward’ in all national dailies.  The jacket ads have Ms Jayalalithaa’s full size image on the front while the listings of all her achievements [...]

German held for funding anti-KNPP protest

German held for funding anti-KNPP protest

Chennai: A 50-year-old German national was arrested by the Tamil Nadu police on Monday for allegedly raising funds to support the protests against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant.
Sonnteg Reiner Hermann in Nagercoil was brought to Chennai after being arrested. His visa was cancelled and he has reportedly been deported. As per sources he had come [...]

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