October 2017

Film stars gather at Sivaji memorial

Chennai: A memorial in honour of legendary Tamil thespian Sivaji Ganesan was unveiled here today on his birth anniversary by the State government. Deputy Chief Minister O Pannerselvam, State Ministers D Jayakumar and Kadambur Raju, actors Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Nadigar Sangam chief Nasser, Tamil Film Producers Council president Vishal, Sivaji Ganesan’s sons Ramkumar and Prabhu among others took part. The memorial, built at a cost of Rs 2.80 crore at

Bhutanese economy likely to be impacted by GST: ADB

New Delhi: India’s Goods and Services Tax (GST) may have an adverse impact on the Bhutanese economy through trade and revenue channels, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said in its latest report. The total trade between India and Bhutan was valued at USD 817 million in 2016-17, up from USD 750 million a year ago, as per Indian government data. India’s exports to Bhutan totalled USD 509 million while imports

Tata Motors CFO Ramakrishnan retires

New Delhi: Tata Motors said its Chief Financial Officer (CFO) C Ramakrishnan has retired with effect from yesterday. Consequently, he ceases to be the CFO and key managerial personnel of the company, Tata Motors said in a BSE filing. Besides, the company said Ravindra Pisharody, who has resigned, ceases to the Executive Director (Commercial Vehicles) and key managerial personnel of the company with effect from 30 September. In June, Pisharody

'Drunk' doctor rams luxury car into bike, signal post, held

Chennai: A 47-year old medical doctor was arrested after he rammed his luxury car into a motorcycle, injuring the rider and later a signal post, allegedly under the influence of alcohol. The doctor who was driving his Audi car at high speed rammed into a bike going ahead of him causing multiple injuries to the rider in the early hours of yesterday. After ramming the youth’s bike and causing injuries,

Is it a crime to be cordial with Centre: TN CM to DMK

Salem: Tamilnadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami today hit back at the DMK’s barb that the ruling AIADMK was “subservient” to the BJP-led Union government, asking if it was a crime to have cordial ties with the Centre. Taking aim at the DMK, Palaniswami said people knew those who had cordial ties with the Centre “for the sake of office” and criticised it when they failed to get benefits. DMK has