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Govt to invest $4 b to tackle power theft


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This is not the way to stem brain drain

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Towards defragmentation

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Class war

Chennai, 01-03-2013: About 8.5 lakhs students writing the plus two exam (HSC) which starts on 1st March 2013 on Friday all over Tamil Nadu. The single unified stream leading to the award of the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) will be issued by the Tamil Nadu State Board of School of Examinations. The Tamil Nadu State Board of School Examination evaluates students' progress by conducting board examinations other at the end of class 12. The scores from the class 12 board examinations are used by universities to determine eligibility and as a cut-off for admissions into their programmes.Schools can choose to affiliate themselves to the Tamil Nadu Board of Secondary Education or to other boards-the CBSE or the ICSE-that are authorized to conduct secondary (class 10) and higher secondary (class 12) final examinations and award certificates to successful candidate. H.S.S. Lawrence is regarded in Tamil Nadu to be the Architect of Higher Secondary Education in Tamil Nadu. As Special Officer for restructuring Educational Pattern in Tamil Nadu and as Director of School Education, Dr. Lawrence planned and implemented the all India 10+1+2 pattern of education in 1978. Photo: S.R. Raghunathan

R Srinivasan

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Don't force us, Javadekar says at UN climate talks

Aesha Datta

Prakash Javadekar India, on Friday, told US-led developed countries, pushing to bring greenhouse refr... »


Power producers seek RBI help, want lending norms relaxed

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Domestic power producers approached the RBI Governor on Friday, seeking quick resolution... »


MCX crisis is not over yet, cautions Singhal

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JMD, MCX PK Singhal, the recently-appointed Joint Managing Director of the Multi Commodity Exchang... »


Obama provides legal status to five million illegal immigrants


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AAP should focus on people’s issues: Medha Patkar

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Saradha scam: CBI arrests Srinjoy Bose

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Banking stocks stage a rally as D-Street eyes more mergers

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Banking sector indices Bank Nifty and the S&P BSE Bankex rallied over two per cent on... »


2G case: RK Dutta to replace Sinha in CBI’s probe team

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RK Dutta A day after the Supreme Court removed CBI Director Ranjit Sinha from the 2G spectrum case, th... »


With just this one app, hail a cab from any operator

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Kottaram Agro launches millet-based foods

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MS Swaminathan, agricultural scientist and Founder, MSSRF and Prashant
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Kotak-ING Vysya merger: good fit, good deal

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Neyveli Lignite’s TN project awaiting eco clearances

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Macro Economy

India’s steel output growth fastest in October


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Macro Economy

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