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The Legacy of Rohith Vemula: Five years since the scholar’s death, how student lives and colleges have been impacted across India

Student leaders across the country speak about how Vemula’s unfortunate demise influenced and shaped their politics and how things have changed on campus since then

Published on 17th January 2021
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TN leaders enraged after Mullivaikkal War Memorial razed to the ground at Jaffna University 

Thousands of Sri Lankan Tamils were killed Mullivaikal massacre also known as the ‘War without Witnesses’ took place in 2009 

Published on 10th January 2021
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Postal department exams only offered in English and Hindi, much to TN leaders' chagrin

Previously, the exam was offered in 15 languages, including Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada

Published on 8th January 2021
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TN politicians pay tribute to Dr BR Ambedkar on his death anniversary

In a Facebook post, Stalin hailed Ambedkar as "a source of knowledge from India, this century's Buddha, a light for all the oppressed people and a guide to all at all times"

Published on 6th December 2020
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'Central Institute of Classical Tamil not to be merged with Bharathiya Bhasha Vishwavidyalaya, Mysore'

Heads of these parties requested Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami to take up this issue with the Centre immediately so that the CICT would continue to function as an autonomous body

Published on 4th December 2020
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ABVP to form committee to scrutinise university syllabi for 'anti-national' content, after getting Arundhati Roy's book removed from TN varsity

Recently, Tamil Nadu's Manonmaniam Sundaranar University had removed a book written by Arundhati Roy from its syllabus for postgraduate English Literature course, after the ABVP's complaint

Published on 13th November 2020
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After Governor delays assent, TN govt decides to go ahead with 7.5% NEET quota for government school students

In the order, the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami’s government announced that a provision of 7.5% will be set apart on preferential basis to students from government schools

Published on 29th October 2020
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Need to do our historic duty towards social justice: MP Thirumavalavan slams SC decision on OBC reservations

Tamil Nadu has always been a pioneer where reservations are concerned, and we hope that we come forward as a state in doing our historical duty towards social justice, the MP said

Published on 27th October 2020
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TN Governor’s letter seeking 4 weeks to decide on quota for govt school medical aspirants faces backlash

 

DMK President Stalin has announced a protest tomorrow while the VCK chief has written to President Kovind to withdraw the Governor

Published on 23rd October 2020
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Around 1.17 lakh NEET aspirants have registered from Tamil Nadu, reach centres well ahead of time

Meanwhile, members of the VCK party and some student organisations held protests in some parts of the state like Thanjavur, Madurai, Karur against NEET exams

Published on 13th September 2020
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Three years on, youth from Anitha’s village who protested for her, struggle for jobs, admission due to FIRs

S Maniratinam, Anitha’s elder brother told us that at least 15-20 people from the village of Kuzhumur had FIRs in their names, including dozens of others outside the village, in Ariyalur

Published on 2nd September 2020
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'Kolam' protests: TN police to probe Pak links of  protester detained at Chennai

The Chennai Police Commissioner said that Gayatri Khandhadai, a lawyer and researcher was associated with Bytes for All, a Pakistani human rights organisation and think-tank

Published on 2nd January 2020
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Credentials of potential vice-chancellors to be in public domain, says Karnataka Deputy CM

The existing search committee which proposed vice chancellors for appointment in various universities was slapped with several complaints for discriminatory practices

Published on 11th September 2019
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16 out of 21 TN parties oppose 10 percent reservation for economically weaker sections, say it is against social justice

Interestingly, the five parties that expressed support range between the two extremes of political spectrum – the BJP, Congress, CPI(M), TMC and Puthiya Tamizhagam

Published on 9th July 2019
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Ex-VCs take Karnataka Government to court over 'political' appointments in Universities

In a submission to the chancellor on Monday, forum members had listed violations of the provisions of Karnataka State University Act 2000, and pointed out to irregularities in the appointment

Published on 23rd June 2019

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