Producers protest: No Tamil film release from Friday

Chennai: The Tamil Film Producers Council has decided not to release new Tamil movies from Friday in protest against the levy of 10 per cent local body tax. Noting that film producers were facing difficulties after the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax from 1 July, the council, in a statement, said the announcement of levying an additional 10 per cent local body tax has come as a ‘shock’

SC tells Rohigyas not to get emotional

New Delhi: The Supreme Court made clear to the Centre and two Rohingya Muslims, who have challenged any move to deport illegal refugees to Myanmar, to desist from making emotional arguments and personal attacks and asked them to file documents, including international conventions. The apex court, which fixed a batch pleas for and against the Rohingyas for hearing on 13 October, said it will hear arguments only on the points

16-year-old murder accused to be tried as adult

New Delhi: Whether a child understands the consequences of an offence he has committed cannot be assessed without considering the “manner” in which it was done, a city court has said. The court made the observation while upholding a Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) order to try a 16-year-old boy, accused of shooting dead a couple in 2016, as an adult. The JJB had on March 27 this year held that

Nissan offers free insurance during Diwali carnival

Mumbai: Japanese auto major Nissan has announced a host of benefits for customers on the purchase of Nissan and Datsun models as part of a 4-day festive sale offer ahead of Diwali. The offer, which includes free insurance, exchange bonus and lowest financing cost, among others, translate into a saving of up to Rs 50,000 for Nissan and Rs 15,000 for Datsun customers, the company said in a release yesterday.

Biopic on Ilayaraja to be made in digital platform

Chennai: A biopic on music maestro Ilayaraja with the use of digital technology is all set to be made jointly with multi-digital brand Arre and Mindshare. “The digital first film will be a cinematic recreation of his unique and inspiring story. True to the nature of the medium, Arre is in the process of collaborating with domestic and international talent”, a press release issued said yesterday. “I am looking forward

Bedi obstructing Pondy projects, charges CM

Puducherry: The war of words between the Congress-led Puducherry government and Lt Governor Kiran Bedi continued with Chief Minister V Narayanasamy charging her with obstructing implementation of various State projects. Speaking to reporters here yesterday, Narayanasamy said Bedi had recently written to the Central Vigilance Commission for a probe into alleged irregularities in purchase of two luxury boats for the Boat House of Puducherry Tourism Development Corporation in 2015. He said the