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20 lakh businesses paid new tax: GSTN

New Delhi: Maiden tax collections under the GST regime have seen over 20 lakh businesses pay tax online so far and about 30 lakh more are expected to do so before the deadline ends on Friday, a top official said. GST-Network the company managing the tax filing apparatus, has geared up the IT network to handle the rush, its chairman Navin Kumar said. A last-minute rush had led to GSTN

CM holds discussions with Speaker, ministers

Chennai: It was yet another day of hectic political developments in the  AIADMK leading to more confusion to the already existing internal dispute in the party. Sidelined AIADMK leader, T T V Dhinakaran supporter Thanga Tamilselvan, who is one among the 19 legislators camping at a resort in Puducheri today said that the decision of the opposition parties to demand for trust vote is justifiable. He said that they will

18,000 cops for Ganesh Chathurthi security in city

Chennai: Expect more traffic on the roads this Ganesh Chathurthi as the number of idols set up across the city have seen a significant rise, according to police. Compared to last year, when around 2700 idols were installed across Chennai, at least 300 more spots will have huge Ganesha idols, increasing the number to 3000. Meanwhile, 18,000 police personnel will provide security on the day. The police department usually provides

New solar power plants unveiled in Neyveli

Chennai: NLC, CMD, Dr Sarat Kumar Acharya inaugurated 40 MW Solar Power Project in Neyveli at Block-14 polling substation on 23 August. In a press note he was quoted saying that the concept of renewable energy through solar power projects at Neyveli began two years back with 10 Mw. “At present it is 50 Mw slated to reach 140 Mw in a couple of months,” he said. “We are creating

Municipal areas can still sell liquor, says SC

Chennai: The highway liquor ban is not applicable to licensed bars and beverages outlets within municipal areas, the Supreme Court has said. The clarification has been made to set at rest any ambiguity regarding the issue, it added. This ruling, it is expected, would pave way for restart of liquor outlets and bars in Chennai and other urban areas of Tamilnadu. The bench of Chief Justice JS Khehar and Justices

Karaikal Port organises campaign on GST

Chennai: Karaikal Port launched multi-city awareness campaign, to address the queries regarding rollout of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on Export sectors especially the changes on export incentives and other export benefit schemes. A press note said that there is still some ambiguity among the exporters on the possible impact of the new regime on this industry. Addressing the trader associations, charter accountant and consultant for Karaikal Port, V

Trump's message

US President Donald Trump’s Af-Pak policy unravelled on Tuesday was an exercise in plain-speaking as has come to be expected of him. There was no mincing of words, no hiding behind diplomatic niceties, no temperance. It was indeed typical Trump at his candid best. He warned Pakistan for providing ‘safe havens to agents of chaos and terror’ and deprecated its strategy of using terror as a tool. Indeed, Trump made it

Road widening in Chennai area delights commuters

Chennai: The widening of the Tambaram-Velacheri road near Pallikaranai in the city has commenced after a gap of two years, thus bringing joy to residents and motorists. It may be noted that the Pallikaranai-Medavakkam flyover in the locality is being constructed to ease traffic in the junction, and it is for this purpose that the width of the road is being expanded by 150 feet. Until now, the road was

Chennai suburban lake gets cleaned by NGOs

Chennai: Residents of Lakshmipuram Extension in coordination with Lions Club of Tambaram Sanatorium, Tambaram Makkal Kuzhu and various welfare associations in the locality are cleaning up the Puthu Thangal Eri situated in West Tambaram in the city suburb. The cleaning work was started on 14 August after receiving an NOC from Public Works Department of Kancheepuram under whose authority comes. A team of 10 experienced workers is deployed to remove

Alumni batch create assn for guiding next gen

Chennai: Going back to school is fun, especially when it is after forty years. A set of alumni of Avichi Higher Secondary School in Vadapalani in the city are gearing up to live their school days again through the newly formed alumni association. The members of the association, who are from the 1976-77 batch, are planning to actively involve with the students of the school with a number of initiatives.