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‘Give way to ambulance’ campaign impresses officials

Oakridge School students who have been campaigning for a state-wide initiative titled ‘Give way to ambulance’, met the HPCL Executive Director Ratan Raju and Chief General Managers Y. Sriramulu, N. Ramachandra, G. Rama and N. Raja Rao and explained to them about the drive. School director Nalin Srivastava, Anusha Regulla, Satish Bolabalu, and Nalineekanth Tekkala […]

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Monthly reporting mooted to end permit impasse

Details of applications should be reported to elected members Strict compliance to a monthly reporting system for ensuring the accountability of officials, mainly secretaries and engineers in local bodies, has been mooted to end the alleged arbitrariness and delay in granting building permits and other clearances. Local Administration Department sources told The Hindu that the […]

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‘Need to discuss horrors of sexual harassment’

Women are governed by arbitrary rules, says film director Short film director Geetha Ilangovan encouraged women to pursue their passion, travel with groups of women and discuss burning topics, at the 33rd annual conference of the women’s sub-committee of the Insurance Corporation Employees’ Union (ICEU), Madurai Division, here on Saturday. In her address, she said […]

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Adolescent counselling to get focus

DHSE to increase number of Souhrida Clubs in schools With eight lakh students under it, the Department of Higher Secondary Education (DHSE) is the biggest agency in the State to interact with adolescents on a regular basis. As part of its adolescent counselling and health-care programme, the department plans to increase the number of Souhrida […]

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A design tweak to protect trees

On Besant Avenue Road and Third Avenue Road in Besant Nagar you can’t miss those protrusions on the pavements that suggest a special tweak in design aimed at protecting the trees lining these roads. They are essentially extended tree grates. In most of the cases, the tree grates fit in, well behind the line of […]

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Yoga known globally thanks to Modi: Shah

‘It is India’s gift to the world for the welfare and wellbeing of entire world’ Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday said it was owing to efforts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi that ‘Yoga’ has got recognition at international level and it was acting as an ambassador, attracting the whole world towards India’s age-old […]

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Medicos exposed to ‘Chinese yoga’

Students of Government Medical College here had a pleasant surprise on Friday as they were exposed to a new type of yoga, ‘Chinese yoga,’ at an event organised on the occasion of International Day of Yoga. A group of children and teenagers, wearing traditional Chinese dress, performed a series of exercises and postures, such as […]

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Exporters find shrimp catch too much to process

Transport portion of the shrimps to processing units in Kerala The huge ‘first day catch’ of more than 500 tonnes of shrimps in Rameswaram on June 16 after the end of 61-day fish ban period became too much for the six fish export companies, including four Thoothukudi-based companies, to process and defreeze. The Rameswaram, Pamban […]