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June 17, 2024

Why teach riots? NCERT's spin on lesson cuts

AMID furore over the omission of references to Gujarat riots and Babri masjid demolition in the Class 12 syllabus, National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) director Dinesh Prasad Saklani sought to justify it saying such topics won't benefit students.

Why teach riots? NCERT's spin on lesson cuts

1 min

Malaysia to Pondy Bazaar: Gold smuggling gang busted

IN a significant breakthrough, the seizure of ₹50 lakh in Indian currency from four separate Malaysian nationals at the Chennai international airport led Customs officials to bust a gold smuggling gang operating from the south-east Asian country.

1 min

If TDP puts up Speaker candidate, INDIA bloc to back it, says Sanjay Raut

SHIV Sena (UBT) leader Sanjay Raut on Sunday said the INDIA bloc will support the Telugu Desam Party if it fields its candidate for the Lok Sabha Speaker.

1 min

Centre has taken note of NEET lapses, guilty to face serious action: Pradhan

AMID nationwide outrage over the NEET-UG fiasco, Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday said the Centre has taken note of two incidents of lapses in the test and those found guilty will face serious action.

Centre has taken note of NEET lapses, guilty to face serious action: Pradhan

1 min

Shah seeks Kashmir-like zero-terror plan in Jammu

Says Centre committed to rooting out terrorism from the region

Shah seeks Kashmir-like zero-terror plan in Jammu

1 min

Israel pauses fighting during daytime along key aid route

AMID warnings about dire shortages of food and other essentials in the Gaza Strip, Israel on Sunday announced it will pause fighting during daytime along a route in the southern part of the Strip to facilitate aid deliveries.

Israel pauses fighting during daytime along key aid route

1 min

Tribal leaders thwart bid to traffic 4 girls, hand over trio to Gudalur cops

A bid by a group of three Keralities to lure four tribal girls in Gudalur into child labour was thwarted when community leaders, finding their activities suspicious, intercepted the trio and handed them over to the Gudalur police on Saturday.

1 min

Anna varsity to rope in int'l faculty, 50% waiver in course fee

ENCOURAGED by its improved QS rankings this year, Anna University has decided to hire international faculty and attract more foreign students to the campus.

1 min

Colleges fleecing; students want transparency

5-6 times more than govt-fixed fees being collected; students demand fee details be published on DCE website

Colleges fleecing; students want transparency

2 mins

Officials fret as wild jumbo spotted gobbling plastic waste in Gudalur

A viral video of an elephant consuming plastic waste along with the leftover food on the roadside at Nellakottai on the Gudalur Sultan Bathery road left activists and forest officials worried.

Officials fret as wild jumbo spotted gobbling plastic waste in Gudalur

1 min

Soaring veggie prices land consumers in a sour soup

Rates at Koyambedu double in a fortnight due to decrease in supply

Soaring veggie prices land consumers in a sour soup

1 min

Tamil Iyakkam lauds VIT chancellor for receiving honorary doctorate

VIT Chancellor G Viswanathan was felicitated by the Tamil Iyakkam on Sunday for receiving an honorary doctorate from the State University of New York.

Tamil Iyakkam lauds VIT chancellor for receiving honorary doctorate

1 min

36-yr-old traffic cop ends life

A 36-YEAR-OLD traffic head constable attached to the Royapettah police station allegedly died by suicide at his quarters in Pattinampakkam on Saturday.

1 min

Environment day celebrated at KP Park

THE Chennai Rivers Restoration Trust (CRRT) and Tamil Nadu Urban Habitat Development Board (TNUHDB) organised a 'World Environment Day-2024' celebration on Saturday for families that were resettled from along the banks of the Cooum river to the KP (Kesava Pillai) Park Phase-II TNUHDB Scheme tenements in Pulianthope.

1 min

₹2 cr goats sold in just 2 hrs at Nangavalli market

Livestock traders and farmers from Salem, Namakkal, Erode and Dharmapuri districts, who flocked to the Nangavalli market reaped rich returns on Sunday ahead of Bakrid.

₹2 cr goats sold in just 2 hrs at Nangavalli market

1 min

Odia labourer's five-year-old daughter drowns in construction site water tank

A FIVE-YEAR-OLD daughter of a construction worker from Odisha drowned in a water tank at an under-construction building in Kondithope on Saturday.

Odia labourer's five-year-old daughter drowns in construction site water tank

1 min

HC refuses to stay notices on miners; TN to recover ₹5K cr from defaulters

WITH the Madras High Court refusing to stay the show cause notices served to beach sand mining lease holders over the alleged illicit mining of beach sand minerals (BSM) in Kanniyakumari, Tirunelveli and Thoothukudi, the government is keen on recovering a penalty of ₹5,035.42 crore from the defaulters.

HC refuses to stay notices on miners; TN to recover ₹5K cr from defaulters

1 min

13th century coin discovered at Thenpennai riverbed

A team of archaeological researchers discovered a 13th century coin at the Thenpennai riverbed in Thalavanur, near Villupuram.

13th century coin discovered at Thenpennai riverbed

1 min

Poll boycott by AIADMK unhealthy, say analysts

POLITICAL analysts are of the view that the AIADMK's decision to boycott the byelection to Vikravadi constituency will further demoralise the grassroots level cadre of the party who were already dejected by the rout in the Lok Sabha elections.

2 mins

Winning over 200 seats in '26 polls will be just a dream for Stalin: EPS

THERE will be ups and downs in a political journey, and the people of Tamil Nadu know how to differentiate between the Lok Sabha election and the state assembly election, said AIADMK leader and former chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami.

Winning over 200 seats in '26 polls will be just a dream for Stalin: EPS

1 min

Transfer of patta is now instant after registering property sans sub-division

Scheme becomes fully operational with integration of registration & revenue portals: Official

Transfer of patta is now instant after registering property sans sub-division

2 mins

Even Gandhi, Patel would be reduced to caste leaders if born in TN, says Guv

GOVERNOR RN Ravi on Sunday said if Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel had been born in Tamil Nadu, they would have been reduced to caste leaders.

Even Gandhi, Patel would be reduced to caste leaders if born in TN, says Guv

1 min

K'taka BJP to stage protest condemning price hike, plan to lay siege to DC office

MYSURU city and rural units of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will stage a protest and lay siege to the new Deputy Commissioner's office on Monday, demanding the state government to roll back recent petrol and diesel price hikes, announced BJP city unit president L Nagendra. Addressing a press meet here on Sunday, Nagendra criticised the state government for the fuel price hike.

1 min

Army man, 3 others arrested for highway robbery in Kovai

THE Coimbatore district police on Saturday arrested a four-member gang, including an Army personnel, for attempting to rob a Kerala-based businessman near Madukkarai on Salem-Kochi highway in the early hours of Friday.

1 min

THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN PARTS OF CHENNAI IN NEXT 2 DAYS

REGIONAL Meteorological Centre has forecasted light to moderate rain with thunderstorms at some locations in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal till June 22.

1 min

Pinarayi draws flak for LS poll results at party meet

CPI berates CM's minority-targeted campaign, unilateral decisions

1 min

Railways forms panel to look into speed limit violations by train drivers

CONCERNED over loco pilots (train drivers) violating speed limits, the Railway Board has constituted a committee to look into such instances.

1 min

Sluggish monsoon leaves north and east India dry

SINCE the arrival of the southwest monsoon on May 30, major parts of the country have recorded deficient rainfall in the past two weeks, weather department data shows.

Sluggish monsoon leaves north and east India dry

1 min

Rahul calls EVM 'black box' after Musk stirs fresh row

Tesla chief calls for elimination of EVMs, says hacking risk still too high

Rahul calls EVM 'black box' after Musk stirs fresh row

2 mins

Citing report on inequality, Lalu says Centre skirting caste census

RASHTRIYA Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad on Sunday kicked up a political storm by alleging that the Centre was not in favour of conducting caste census as the OBCs, SCs and STs constitute 85% of the country's population.

Citing report on inequality, Lalu says Centre skirting caste census

1 min

It's for parties to decide new Speaker, I have no role in it, says Om Birla

WHILE all eyes are on the crucial election to select the new Lok Sabha Speaker on June 26, outgoing Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Sunday said he has no role in the decision and it was for the political parties to decide on the new Speaker and the Deputy Speaker.

It's for parties to decide new Speaker, I have no role in it, says Om Birla

1 min

Disaster management introduced in UGC-NET in December this year

THE University Grants Commission (UGC) has introduced disaster management as a subject in the UGC-NET 2024 December exam.

1 min

Jammu forests new terror hubs

65 people, including 36 security personnel, killed in Jammu region in over 30 months.

Jammu forests new terror hubs

2 mins

Houses razed as Yadav govt targets 'beef mafia

AHEAD of the Eid-Ul-Adha (festival of sacrifice), the Mohan Yadav-led BJP government is cracking down against the \"beef\" mafia in Madhya Pradesh.

Houses razed as Yadav govt targets 'beef mafia

1 min

Plan to relocate tigresses to Palamu reserve

TO retain the four tigers which have migrated to Palamu Tiger Reserve (PTR), efforts are underway to relocate at least two tigresses and one tiger from another reserve.

Plan to relocate tigresses to Palamu reserve

2 mins

Landslides wreak havoc in Sikkim; tourists stranded

OVER 1,500 tourists, including 15 foreigners, have remained stranded in Sikkim for the past few days as the rains and landslides have snapped road connectivity at many places.

Landslides wreak havoc in Sikkim; tourists stranded

1 min

Kangana slapgate: Locals in Himachal thrash NRI

DAYS after Mandi MP Kangana Ranaut was slapped by a CISF woman constable at Chandigarh airport, two separate cases of assault, one involving a cop, were reported in what appeared to be the fallout of the \"attack\" on the actor-turned-politician.

Kangana slapgate: Locals in Himachal thrash NRI

1 min

Leopard count dips amid rising cases of human-wildlife conflicts in U'khand

THE number of leopards in Uttarakhand has come down to 2,276, which is 652 less than that of last year, according to Wildlife Institute of India data.

Leopard count dips amid rising cases of human-wildlife conflicts in U'khand

1 min

Swiss conference agrees territorial integrity of Kyiv must be respected

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy hailed the first steps toward peace at the meeting

Swiss conference agrees territorial integrity of Kyiv must be respected

2 mins

US unleashes wave of attacks on Houthi radar sites in Yemen

The US military unleashed a wave of attacks targeting radar sites operated by Yemen's Houthi rebels after one merchant sailor went missing and the vessel he was on caught fire in the latest Houthi strike on shipping in the crucial Red Sea corridor, authorities said on Saturday.

1 min

Biden challenged to cognitive test

DONALD Trump on Saturday night suggested President Joe Biden \"should have to take a cognitive test,\" only to confuse who administered the test to him in the next sentence.

Biden challenged to cognitive test

1 min

Russian forces rescue captives unharmed, kill ISIS hostage takers

RUSSIAN authorities on Sunday said that they had brought a siege at a prison in the southern Rostov region to a swift end, killing the Islamic State hostage-takers and freeing their two prison guard captives unharmed.

Russian forces rescue captives unharmed, kill ISIS hostage takers

1 min

Why opening Family Investment Funds in GIFT City makes sense

FIFs in GIFT City have a wide range of permissible investments and enjoy tax benefits, including a tax holiday on business income for up to 10 years

Why opening Family Investment Funds in GIFT City makes sense

3 mins

India is an inviting market for those who build tech the right way: Tally MD

INDIA is a hard market but if you build technology correctly it is a very open and extremely inviting market, said Tejas Goenka, Managing Director, Tally Solutions.

India is an inviting market for those who build tech the right way: Tally MD

1 min

'Government needs to review FTAs that are not advantageous for India'

THE Centre needs to review free trade agreements with countries like South Korea and other ASEAN countries that have not been very beneficial for India in terms of market access, Sanjiv Puri, Chairman of Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) said in an interaction with this newspaper.

'Government needs to review FTAs that are not advantageous for India'

1 min

Ankita and Bhajan earn individual quotas in archery for Paris Olympics

INDIA'S recurve archers Ankita Bhakat and Bhajan Kaur sealed individual quotas in women's archery of the Final Olympic Qualifier here on Sunday to confirm country's representation for next month's Olympic Games in Paris.

Ankita and Bhajan earn individual quotas in archery for Paris Olympics

1 min

Of faith and patience to hope and joy: The journey of Asha

\"THERE is a story of Job in the Bible.

Of faith and patience to hope and joy: The journey of Asha

3 mins

ENGLAND LIVE TO FIGHT ANOTHER DAY

After a roller-coaster group stage, Buttler & Co qualify for Super 8s, but will have their task cut out from here

ENGLAND LIVE TO FIGHT ANOTHER DAY

4 mins

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