Sushmitha Ramakrishnan

'Chances of dying from COVID is higher than succumbing after taking vaccine': Expert 

Dr Gagandeep Kang, FRS, and a vice-chair of the board of Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness, Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore said that it is very hard to identify a risk factor.

18 Apr 2021

More analytical questions cause fall in high scores; 91.1 per cent clear Tamil Nadu Class 12 exams

The number of Class 12 students who scored very high marks in the Board exams, results of which were released Wednesday, fell sharply this year.

17 May 2018

For 1,500-odd aspirants, ordeal just begins as they embark on journey

Swetha Arumugam*, a student from Tirunelveli, who aspires to crack NEET, will go on a 12-hour bus journey to Ernakulam first and then a one-hour journey by auto, to write her test on Sunday.

05 May 2018

When doctorate becomes a degree of harassment

PhD students are not just overloaded with course work; they are also forced to foot expensive bills for their mentors, take classes on their behalf and even abused sexually.

29 Apr 2018

Madurai Kamaraj University scandal case: Questions linger over delay in filing of plaint

A top official from the Higher Education Department defended the delay by stating that the department was unaware of the issue until April 15. 

20 Apr 2018

Madurai Kamaraj University scandal: Tamil Nadu governor Banwarilal Purohit’s probe panel raises legal questions

Meeting reporters on Tuesday, the Governor said the VC had appointed the committee without informing him.

19 Apr 2018

After Aadhaar privacy concerns, now identity, address, phone number of Tamil Nadu ration card holders freely available on PDS website

The address and ration card number of Tamil Nadu residents can be found on the state’s Public Distribution System’s website.

30 Jan 2018

No pesticide or pests in this village, Kuruchiya tribe practises traditional farming

The village has been blessed in abundance by nature because of which they don't have pests and don't even need fertilizers.

18 Dec 2017

Chennai Silks fire an eye opener for cramped T Nagar

What started out as a small fire in the wee hours of Wednesday spreads across the building; inaccessible roads make it difficult for officials to douse flames

01 Jun 2017

Private milk samples sent to Pune for test: Minister

“All dairy depots within the city have storage units that can store milk for two days at least.

25 May 2017

Private milk can cause cancer, warns Dairy Minister

Raising a serious allegation against private milk companies, Tamil Nadu Dairy Minister KT Rajenthra Bhalaji said the milk they sold was adulterated and even poses risk of cancer in children.

25 May 2017

The giant bottleneck in Tamil Nadu's Thamirabharani river

Tirunelveli and Thoothukudi residents have to depend on the same packaged drinking water they are fighting against in court

26 Mar 2017

'One morsel for Sheela, one for Saamu', Jayalalithaa played ball with her caring nurses

“People call her an iron lady. But what we saw in those 75 days was her soft, caring side,” says CV Sheela, one of the 16 nurses who cared for the late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa at Apollo Hospital

08 Dec 2016