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Mid-sea mayhem: 3 TN fishermen caught by Lanka

Chennai: Chief Minister K Palaniswami has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking his intervention in finding a permanent solution to the recurring mid-sea arrests. The State government has maintained that restoration of Katchatheevu, an islet ceded to Sri Lanka in the 1970s, was the ‘only solution’ to the vexed fishermen’s issue. In today’s event, three fishermen from Tamilnadu were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy for allegedly fishing off

Tamil book on GST launched

Chennai: “The book is brought out at the right time after introduction of GST and this will help the small traders and industrialists in rural Tamilnadu to understand the nuances and apply in their business,” said Thuglak, editor and CA, Gurumurthy at the launch of book ‘GST-in Tamil’ by G Karthikeyen who is the founder of GKM Tax advisors. “The effort to bring out the book in Tamil is laudable

Apollo Hospitals ink pact with Lions Club

Chennai: In its constant endeavour to reach out to the people with world class excellence, Apollo Hospitals on Saturday signed a MoU with Lions Club International. The initiative spear headed by Apollo Hospitals executive chairman Dr Prathap C Reddy and Lions Club International Foundation (LCIF) international president Dr Naresh Aggarwal will benefit all the communities that Lions Club International reaches out to in India, a press release said. The partnership

Man run over by lorry near Selaiyur

Chennai: A 23-year-old youth was run over by a water tanker at Selaiyur near Tambaram in the wee hours of today. According to police, there is a private well in Kovilanchery near Tambaram. Hundreds of lorries will come to the place to fetch water evceryday. A borewell was being dug near the well. This morning, a water tanker near the well ran over a 23-year-old man identified as Manimaran. He

'Restoring Katchatheevu to India is only solution'

Chennai: Restoration of Katchatheevu islet to India is the only permanent solution to a long-standing issue of Indian fishermen being apprehended by the Sri Lankan navy, Tamilnadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami said. In two separate incidents in last few days, 12 fishermen from the State were apprehended by the island nation. “The heightened intolerance of the Sri Lankan navy can be seen from the fact that fishermen were apprehended even

Increase funds in STC to aid accident victims: CAG

Chennai: The Comptroller and Audit General (CAG) has recommended an increase in funds for State Transport Corporations to meet the claims of accident victims. Stating that Section 146 of Motor Vehicles Act exempts STCs, provided that they maintain a minimum insurance of Rs 20 lakh to pay accident victims, the CAG said, “The government created a corpus fund of Rs 20 crore in July 2010 to meet the need for

Senior AIADMK leader under CB-CID scanner

Chennai: Creating more flutter in the AIADMK, former Minister and supporter of TTV Dinakaran, MLA Palaniappan has been issued summon by the CBCID in connection with the contractor Subramanian’s death case. Last May, Subramanian was found dead in a suspicious way in Namakkal. Now the former Higher Education Minister has been asked to appear at the Namakkal CBCID office today for interrogation. The case was handed over to CBCID after Subramanian was

Chennai suburb lake gets encroached again

Chennai: Perungalathur got its historical name from the large number of water bodies present in the locality. There are two big lakes in Perungalathur itself let alone the lakes in Mudichur and Varadharajapuram. But it seems like these water bodies are on the verge of becoming extinct. When it comes to Perungalathur locality, Periya Eri is the biggest waterbody. But with more and more real estate developments taking place right

Vardah debris still linger in Chennai areas

Chennai: The effects of Vardha cyclone is still visible in some places in the city. In Perumbur area in the city, a tree was almost uprooted and has not been cleared away. Now it looks like it may fall any time. In Perumbur, Jawahar Nagar, Somayaraja Street, a six-year-old tree near Government Maternity Hospital and Government School was partially uprooted by the wild winds of the cyclone. This was not

Chennai school football teams in zonal level

Chennai: Football match among students of government-run Adi Dravida Welfare Schools was conducted at Nehru Stadium near Perambur in the city recently. Teams from Pulianthope and Kannigapuram won the first and third places in these matches. “This is a big surprise for us,” said headmaster of Pulianthope School who added that their students excel both in academics and sports. An official of Tamilnadu Sports Development Authority said it is a

Kodungaiyur bakery owner dies at hospital

Chennai: The owner of Om Muruga Bakery, which caught fire recently, died today morning at the Kilpauk Medical College Hospital. Anandan had sustained over 40 per cent burn injuries in the mishap. The police were expecting to arrest him for negligence once he recovered. A case was registered against him for floating safety rules. Anandan had purchased the shop three weeks back. Police sources said that 10 others who suffered