NT Bureau

Beyond GST

As India awaits the introduction of its historic GST regime with bated breath, it will be prudent to take a look at the experiences of other countries on the introduction of GST and tackling related challenges. Given the manifold increase in complexities in India, the government needs to invest adequate resources to ensure that the benefits of GST palpably reach consumers. One is not certain if necessary steps have been

‘It’s Atharvaa special’

Atharvaa starrer Gemini Ganeshanum Suruli Raajanum is all set to release this July. The film stars Pranitha Subhash, Regina Cassandra, Aishwarya Rajesh and Aaditi Pohankar as heroines. Soori plays the comedian. Mottai Rajendran is also in the cast. The movie marks the directorial debut of Odam Ilavarasu and is being produced by T Siva. Music is by D Imman. Cinematography is by Sree Saravanan. Much recently, the audio of the

Jai’s next is a horror thriller

The teaser of Balloon, starring Jai and Anjali in the lead roles was out recently. Like most horror films, a haunted house seems to be the source of all the sufferings endured by the characters in the film. To make things more interesting, the house is haunted by the one who used to sell balloons in a clown’s costume when he was alive. The clown is out for blood. Going

Rajini to go to USA

Rajinikanth began shooting for the new schedule of his gangster film Kaala from yesterday (24 June) in Mumbai. Sources say that after completing the second schedule of Kaala, Rajinikanth will be visiting USA for his routine medical check-up. Last time Rajinikanth’s elder daughter Aishwarya accompanied the Superstar for the health checkup and they stayed there for more than a month before returning to Chennai for the shoot of 2.0. According to

Competition & innovation give us growth: IBBI chief

Chennai: “Each stakeholder is on a learning curve when it comes to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code and those learnings are yet to get codified. Once a few successful transactions are completed, the learnings will get better and the process can be speeded up,” said Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) chairperson M S Sahoo. Delivering a speech at a conference on “Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code-RERA and BTA”, organised

Promote entrepreneurs to develop nation: Minister

Chennai: Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said that the true growth of a nation is not measured in GDP, but by its human development. Delivering the 33rd Nani Palkhivala Memorial Lecture at Ethiraj College for Women on the topic “Putting India on the Fast Track” here on Saturday, he said, “To develop the country, the government should play the role of an enabler and promote entrepreneurship. Empowering every citizens of

Argentina film festival in Chennai

Chennai: Indo-Cine Appreciation Foundation in association with the Embassy of Argentine Republic, New Delhi is organising Argentine film festival at Russian Centre of Science and Culture, Alwarpet, from 28 to 30 June. Ambassador of Argentina to India Maria Cristina Ueltschi will inaugurate the festival at 6.15 pm. Cine artiste Mathumila will light the traditional lamp. Apart from movies, two short films will be screened each day. Son of the Bride

CM announces Rs 10 lakh for Rifath Sharook, team

Chennai: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami has announced a cash reward of Rs 10 lakh to Rifath Sharook and his team who developed “KalamSat”, a 64 gram satellite that was launched by NASA. In a suo moto statement in Assembly on Saturday, Palaniswami said, “To further encourage,” Sharook and his team who brought laurels to India and in particular Tamilnadu, Rs 10 lakh will be given by the government to

Rail facility in TN gets a fillip

 Chennai: Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu launched a series of initiatives taken up under Southern Railway here on Saturday. He inaugurated 11 projects and passenger amenities in Chennai along with Tiruchi and Madurai railway stations. Speaking prior to the event, the Railway Minister said the MRTS connectivity from Velacheri to St Thomas Mount will be completed in 18 months once a land of 0.5 km is acquired. He also said

Guv, CM extend Ramzan greetings

Chennai: Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and leaders of various political parties extended their greetings on the eve of Ramzan today. In his message, the Governor, said, “On the auspicious occasion of Ramzan, I extend my heartiest greetings and best wishes to all my Muslim brethren.” “Holy Quaran emphasises on leading a true life and practice of tolerance, forbearance and charity. Let us resolve to follow