tamilnadu news

Shankar IAS Academy to offer free coaching classes

Chennai: Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has selected Shankar IAS Academy as the preferred civil services exam coaching partner to provide free coaching to SC and OBC candidates from Tamilnadu. As per a memorandum of understanding, free coaching will be provided for UPSC and TNPSC exams. It is learnt 50 candidates will be shortlisted for UPSC and TNPSC each (35 SC and 15 OBC). Established in 2004, the institute

Interesting contest to follow till IPL starts

An on-the-spot report from R K Nagar Chennai, Mar 29: The by-election to the R K Nagar Assembly constituency, to be held on 12 April, has brought the focus back on Tamilnadu politics that had gone silent after the drama-filled days of February that were more frenetic than the final overs in an IPL clash and more crowded and confusing than the 8 am Dadar-Virar fast train. As is well known, the R K Nagar seat had fallen vacant due to

NEET: Major hurdle for TN students is language

Chennai: With 88,478 students from Tamilnadu taking up the National Entrance-cum-Eligibility Test (NEET) this year, among the 11,35,104 candidates appearing nationwide, a controversy on the books have risen now. Although students can write the exam in 10 languages, including Tamil, the syllabus books are available only in Hindi and English, which has made students struggle to read the subjects in English and write the exam in their mother tongue. The

Sandalwood tree stolen from under police nose

Coimbatore: In a daring act, a full-grown sandalwood tree was allegedly chopped and taken away from the premises of a police station in the district, the police said today. The incident came to light this morning, when police personnel who reached Komangalam station for duty, were shocked after they noticed that one of the two sandalwood trees in the backyard had been cut and taken away. The 15-foot-long portion was cut from

12 Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy

Rameswaram (TN): Twelve fishermen from Tamilnadu have been arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy on the charge of fishing in the territorial waters of the island nation. The fishermen, who had put to out to sea from Jegadapattinam in Pudukottai district, were arrested near Neduntheevu late last night, a Fisheries official said today. The fishermen along with their two mechanised boats had been taken to Kankesanthurai Port in northern Sri

5 persons, including Tamil refugee, arrested

Rameswaram: Five persons, including a Sri Lankan Tamil refugee, have been arrested off Pamban coast in the district for illegally sending a mother and a minor daughter back to the island nation, police said. Police acted on a tip off and arrested them late last night while they were returning in a car from the area to Tuticorin after sending the 24-year-old woman and her minor daughter back to Sri

Vishal extends support to protesting TN farmers

New Delhi: South Indian actors Vishal and Prakash Raj visited Tamilnadu farmers protesting at Jantar Mantar and offered their support. Meeting the farmers in the national capital, Prakash Raj said, “Despite facing all odds of life in producing food, they are not getting better support price for their produce. How else will they survive.” Director Pandiraj of Tamil movie Pasanga fame also offered his support to the farmers. Speaking to reporters, Pandiraj