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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