The date of death

While poet Subramania Bharathi’s death anniversary is observed on September 11, going by the English calender, it should be on the next day — on September 12. The death certificate issued by the then Corporation of Madras gives the date as 12 September, and the place of death as 67, T.P. Koil Street, Triplicane, Chennai, […]


‘You can’t crunch 2 years of learning into 2 or 3 months’

‘There are large cohorts of students who cannot recognise the alphabet or numbers.’‘We are suggesting schools ‘start early and end late’.’ When the coronavirus pandemic broke in March 2020, India’s schools and colleges downed shutters. The closure has extended well beyond everyone’s expectations. Parents are concerned about the learning loss and the impact on children’s […]


Fiscal deficit breaches 4% of GSDP

Now, the State should undertake power sector reforms The revised Budget for 2021-22 estimated a fiscal deficit (the difference between total revenue and expenditure) of ₹92,529.43 crore, which amounts to 4.33% of the Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP), over and above the 4% ceiling permitted by the 15th Finance Commission for the States. The revised […]


Schools likely to reopen for Classes IX-XII from September 1

Government extends lockdown till 6 a.m. on August 23 The Tamil Nadu government is planning to reopen schools for Classes IX, X, XI and XII from September 1 with 50% of the strength, complying with the standard operating procedures. Schools have remained shut on account of the COVID-19 lockdown. The government has extended the lockdown […]


Fresh infections in State fall to 1,830

No deaths in Chennai for a second time in two weeks; 24 people die in T.N.; no fatalities in 21 districts For the second time in two weeks, Chennai recorded no death due to COVID-19 on Friday. Along with Chennai, there were no fatalities in 21 districts. Chennai had earlier recorded no deaths on July […]