Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam MLA P Thiaga Rajan on NEET examinations said that standardised testing is already discredited all over the world. He further said, "I have taken many such tests in my life like GRE and GMAT. All are bad tests. Any single test on any 1 day is unfit to decide a student's future." "Such tests are inherently biased in a way," he added. Rajan's remarks come amid the unfortunate news of a NEET aspirant dying by suicide in Madurai a day before the national test.
Teachers of Thiyagaraja Government aided school in Tamil Nadu's Madurai bought new mobile phones for students so that they can take their online classes without difficulty. Teachers bought the phones from their salaries as their students could not afford the purchase. Schools have not opened from past 5 months across country and have been conducting online classes.
Farmers intensified their protests across the country on Friday. Several roads were blocked by the protesting farmers. Farmers in Uttar Pradesh occupied the streets and several political parties joined the protests. Congress workers, AAP, Samajwadi Party workers joined protesting farmers. Delhi-Noida border was blocked due to the protest. Farmers in Tamil Nadu’s Trichy were seen protesting with skulls and chains. Farmers sat outside the collector’s office. Protest intensified in Punjab as farmers gathered in large numbers. Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal, along with Harsimrat Kaur Badal, was seen holding a tractor rally. Watch the full video for more details.
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Several fish were found dead in Saravana Poigai pond of Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple in Madurai. MLA from Thiruparankundram Constituency, Dr P Saravanan MD said, "Temple authority says it may be due to the lack of the oxygen and plastic in the pond. But I personally believe that if it happened suddenly, it creates suspicion. Water should be sent for analysis. The police personnel should investigate the matter."
Farmers from National South Indian River Interlinking Farmers' Association staged protest against farm bills on September 25. They sat outside Collector's office in Tamil Nadu's Trichy with human skulls, chained hands and nooses around their necks. A nation-wide protest is observed in wake of farm bills passed in Parliament.