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How to keep Plus One students engaged, teachers wonder

Having completed the process of admission of students for Class XI, teachers of government schools say they are clueless about how to keep them engaged in academics. As per the official instructions, the admission of Plus One students was completed by the end of August. The classes are yet to officially commence for them. Unlike […]

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Kolu in the time of pandemic

The year-end festive season got off to a start last week with Navaratri being observed from October 17 to 25. Some families in Tiruchi have arranged the traditional ‘kolu’ doll display for the auspicious nine days, despite the pandemic. But many others have decided to do away with the display this year. “Kolu displays are […]

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‘Pandhakkal’ ceremony for Vaikunta Ekadasi festival

TIRUCHI The ‘Pandhakkal Nadum Vaibhavam’ (the ceremony of installation of a holy wooden pole) in connection with the Vaikunta Ekadasi festival at the Srirangam Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple starting mid-December was held on the temple premises here on Sunday. The ceremony held near the Thousand Pillar mandapam inside the sprawling temple complex in the morning was […]

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Women development forum inaugurated

A Women Development Forum of the Technology Agri Business Incubation Forum (TABIF) was inaugurated on Thursday at Anbil Dharmalingam Agricultural College and Research Institute, Tiruchi, by Z. Annie Vijaya, Deputy Inspector General of Police, Tiruchi Range. The TABIF is funded by the Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII) and run by the agricultural college (ADACRI) […]

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Authorities expect number of cases to dip in the coming days

The Tiruchi district authorities expect the number of COVID-19 cases to drop over the next few weeks. Among the patients undergoing treatment, one-third are asymptomatic and mild cases and are under home quarantine, they said. While the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Government Hospital and other empanelled private hospitals are fully equipped to handle COVID-19 patients, most […]

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Uyyakondan riverfront development project on way to completion

The Uyyakondan riverfront development project is halfway through and will open for the public by next summer, officials at the Tiruchi City Corporation said. With nearly 50% of the work being completed, the remaining work has gathered steam and will soon be finished, they said. The project, undertaken under the Smart Cities Mission, is being […]

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Two die as car rams tree

Two persons died and a woman sustained injuries after the car they were travelling rammed a tree along the Tiruchi – Chennai national highway at Mangalamedu in neighbouring Perambalur district on Sunday. Police identified the deceased as Lakshmikanthan (41) and Vishnukumar (34) both of Chennai. The injured woman P. Diana (45) was also from Chennai. […]

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Writer Durai Guna held

The Pudukottai Police on Thursday arrested Tamil writer and social activist Durai Guna alias Gunasekaran after he allegedly stuck posters at different places in Karambakudi announcing a ‘one-day free training camp for the District Collector and other officials on ways of removing encroachments’ along the Karambakudi-Pudukottai highway. Mr. Guna was arrested last year too for […]

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It’s time to improve basic amenities at Papanasam railway station

Rail users have reiterated their demand for improving basic amenities at Papanasam railway station falling under the limits of Tiruchi Division at a time when train services have resumed on the mainline broad gauge section. Improvements to platform, installation of coach indication boards and provision of big shelters on the platform are the immediate works […]

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Boy falls from first floor, dies

A four-year-old boy succumbed to injuries he sustained after falling down from the first floor of an apartment near Old Palpannai here on Wednesday night. The victim B. Joshal Deyson was an LKG student. The boy’s parents who resided in the apartment took their son along with them for a birthday celebration of another boy […]