Chennai News

Panel set up on local body tax, theatres open today

After four days of uncertainty, the Tamil Nadu Theatre Association has called off its strike.

published : 07 Jul 2017

Chennai luxury hotels: Just wait for the 28 per cent hit

For a bill of Rs 15,000, the GST applicable will now be Rs 4,200, whereas it used to be Rs 3,225.

published : 01 Jul 2017

Desi eateries in Chennai lose competitive edge to MNC brands

Under the new regime, five-star hotels come under the 28 per cent bracket, while three-star hotels attract 18 per cent.

published : 01 Jul 2017

Chennai’s tax consultants reaping GST windfall

With the launch of the new tax regime, Chennai’s tax consultants are gearing up for a turbulent period where the questions will increase and the answers will be hard to come by.

published : 30 Jun 2017

Retailers across nation usher in GST with mega discounts

A host of retailers, including India’s largest hypermarket chain, Big Bazaar, are offering increased discounts to clear out old stocks ahead of the new tax regime launch.

published : 30 Jun 2017

With 6 judges sworn-in, Madras HC Bench strength now at 54

Six advocates appointed as additional judges of the Madras High Court by the President of India last week were sworn-in at a simple function at its premises on Wednesday.

published : 29 Jun 2017

6 new Madras HC judges sworn in

Chief Justice Indira Banerjee administered oath of office to Bhavani Subbaroyan, A D Jagdish Chandira, G R Swaminathan, Abdul Quddhose, M Dhandapani, and Daivasigamani Audikesavalu, all from the Bar.

published : 28 Jun 2017

Another Tamil Nadu farmer too considered taking his life

THE land is brown, dry and dusty. Like Chandrasekaran, farmers here have their hopes pinned on rains.

published : 20 Jun 2017

Heavens cry as Tamil Nadu farmer kills self

Shortage of rain & resultant drought, worst in TN history, has taken a life in Agaram & made it hell for others

published : 20 Jun 2017

Post Graduation Medical Counselling: Government to file appeal in Supreme Court

Tamil Nadu government will appeal against the Madras High Court order quashing the Post Graduation Medical Counselling  that was conducted last month, said health minister C Vijaya Basker.

published : 17 Jun 2017

Bench scraps post-graduate medical counselling list, sees slant

Judges rap State for arbitrarily putting areas in ‘remote or difficult’ basket to ensure govt doctors get incentive marks and corner nearly all the seats

published : 17 Jun 2017

DMK MLAs evicted en masse from Tamil Nadu assembly over MLAs payoff issue

After their eviction, Stalin and other DMK MLAs blocked roads outside the state secretariat housing the Assembly premises.

published : 14 Jun 2017

Chennai Silks fire: Experts blame failure to enforce Section 113-C rules

The fire at Chennai Silks in T Nagar could have been averted if the State government had implemented rules under Section 113-C of the Town and Country Planning Act,1971 to regularise or grant amnesty

published : 01 Jun 2017

Chennai Silks fire an eye opener for cramped T Nagar

What started out as a small fire in the wee hours of Wednesday spreads across the building; inaccessible roads make it difficult for officials to douse flames

published : 01 Jun 2017

Beef row simmers at IIT Madras

Students claimed that none of their demands were met and that the administration did not even form a special committee to look into the matter.

published : 31 May 2017