Govt approves LKG/UKG classes in 2,381 anganwadi centres

Chennai, Dec 19: In order to encourage parents to send their young children to Anganwadi Centres, the government has decided to include Montessori Education based LKG/UKG classes at the centres that are a part of a middle school. As part of the Integrated Child Development Services Scheme, the State government has announced the introduction of
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Chennai, Dec 19: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for approving the establishment of a new All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at Thoppur in Madurai district at a cost of Rs 1,264 crore. In his letter to Prime Minister Modi Chief Minister said, “On behalf of the people of
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Miss R Vinopa, standard VII of Velammal Main School, Mugappair campus secured the third place in Chennai Day Quiz conducted and organized by Chutti Vikatan held on 9th December, 2018. More than 12000 students from various schools participated in this competition. The management applauds her remarkable achievement.

United Nations, Dec. 19: The UN General Assembly on Monday condemned North Korea’s “systematic, widespread and gross violations of human rights” and its diversion of resources into pursing nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles over the welfare of its people. It noted “with concern” that over 10 million North Koreans are estimated to be undernourished and
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New Delhi, Dec.19: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a cold wave warning and has forecast that night temperature in Delhi could further drop to around 4 degrees in the coming days. The mercury dropped to 5.1 degrees Celsius in the early hours of Tuesday, making it the coldest December day since 2015. Officials
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London, Dec. 19: British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn tabled a non-binding no-confidence vote in Prime Minister Theresa May after she told Members of Parliament they will only get a delayed vote on her Brexit deal in the new year. May said a vote on the deal — which was postponed on December 11 to avoid
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Sabarimala, Dec. 19: Four transgenders, who were earlier stopped from proceeding towards the Lord Ayyappa temple on Tuesday offered prayers at the hill shrine under a heavy police security cover. Ananya, Trupti, Renjumol and Avanthika, clad in traditional black sarees and carrying the customary “Irrumudikettu”(sacred offerings to the deity), were escorted by police from Nilackal
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New Delhi, Dec. 19: India for the fourth time deferred the deadline to impose retaliatory customs duties on 29 US products, including almond, walnut and pulses, by another 45 days, the government has said. According to a notification by the finance ministry, the implementation of the duty hike has been postponed until January 31, 2019.
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Jerusalem : Online bookings platform Airbnb has denied a claim by Israel’s tourism minister that it had reversed a decision to stop listing accommodation in settlements in the occupied West Bank. Tourism minister Yariv Levin had said on his Facebook page that the firm “will not enforce its decision to withdraw proposed bookings from its
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Washington : The United States praised the restoration of Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe controversially replaced by a former strongman in October and voiced eagerness to work with him. “We are pleased that the leadership in Sri Lanka has resolved the political crisis of the past several weeks in accordance with constitutional norms and
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