Pramila Krishnan

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Parents, take cue from Class 4 girl!


Information Overload tells the story of a group of children who are glued to computers throughout the day as their parents are busy at work.

In the process they acquire excessive information and the

Disabled students await free laptops

While the world celebrated Helen Keller’s birthday Wednesday, several visually challenged and hearing impaired students in the city are dejected as the free laptops promised by the government for plus

Kids on trial await justice for years


Juvenile delinquents in the country face hugely unfriendly environment when the authorities concerned handle their cases, which invariably drag on for years.

For instance, the case of a juvenile acc

Villagers fined for cutting down trees

Acting swiftly on a tip-off from locals, the Sirkazhi tahsildar fined a group of villagers who cut down five trees in promoboke lands in Alalasundaram panchayat of Nagapattinam district.

Tahsildar P.

90 destitute children rescued

More than 90 orphan and destitute children from a private home in Naduverapattu in Kanchipuram were rescued by the Chengelpet child welfare committee on Saturday.

The officials said that a woman and

Dying a slow death in prison


Abu Tahir, 33, languishing in the Coimbatore Central Prison for the last 15 years for a murder he committed when he was 18, will soon die behind bars. Doctors from the Coimbatore Medical College have

HC orders woman’s immediate release from home

Shearing public conscience with a sensitive verdict that could have far-reaching consequences in speeding up justice to the underdog, Justice S. Nagamuthu of the Madras high court on Tuesday ordered t

Shelter turns prison for rescued girls

Priya (name changed), 28, has been languishing in the government vigilance home in Mylapore for long, after being picked up by the anti-vice police thanks to the Alandur court adjourning her case 50 t

Ex-cons win cases with alibis


With a success rate of over 60 per cent in courts, Mr Poochi and Mr Balusamy would have made any law firm proud.

The two, who have served jail terms of 16 and 11 years respectively, had argued their

Child labour increases every year


You can find them in posh apartments, slaughterhouses, teashops, dump yards, construction sites and at rail and bus stations and the number of children working in metros and smaller towns is increasin

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