TN Budget: Fiscal deficit at Rs 61,341 cr

Chennai: The State Assembly was today informed that the fiscal deficit of the Tamilnadu government for 2016-17 will be Rs 61, 341 crore, which is 4.58 per cent of the gross state domestic product (GSDP). Reading out his budget address, Fisheries, Finance and Personnel & Administrative Reforms Minister D Jayakumar said, “If the debt taken over from TANGEDCO by government is excluded, the fiscal deficit in 2016-17 will be Rs

TN Planning Commission replaced with Council

Chennai: The Tamilnadu Budget was presented at the Assembly by TN Finance MInister D Jayakumar today. He brought in few implementations. The State Planning Commission will be replaced with State Development Policy Council, Jayakumar said. The Council will advise the government on policy coherence and formulation of porgrammes to guide development of State.

Exnora presents Seva Ratna award to RKM teacher

Chennai: Exnora International and Exnora Women Self Help Group presented ‘Seva Ratna’ award to post graduate teacher and NSS programme offi cer at Sri RKM Sarada Vidyalaya, T Nagar, G Vasundara here recently. Former judge at Madras High Court Justice S Jagadeesan gave away the award to Vasundara in presence of Sathyabama University Pro-Chancellor Mariazeena Johnson and Exnora International founder M B Nirmal for her dedication, innovation and involvement in serving

All 'Amma' schemes to continue

Chennai: The Tamilnadu Budget was presented in the Assembly today by TN Finance Minister D Jayakumar who said that all flagship schemes of Jayalalithaa including Amma Canteens, Amma Salt, Amma Pharmacy and Amma Vegetable Outlets will continue.

India set on course: Kiran Bedi

Chennai: “When a university creates students who can take up community leadership, become courageous public servants, innovative entrepreneurs and true patriots, India would become the country of our dreams,” said Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry, Kiran Bedi, at the university day and annual sports day celebrations of VIT University in Chennai. Kiran Bedi said this while delivering the university day address on Wednesday which also saw around 1,200 awards, certificates, trophies

Fire breaks out at DMS, Teynampet

Chennai: A fire mishap has been reported inside Directorate of Medical & Rural health services (DMS) last night. Police say, fire broke out from the sixth floor of the building around 10.20 pm. Two fire tending engines attached to Teynampet and Saidapet stations were pressed into action. On investigation, it was found that fire broke out from an air conditioner in the floor. A case has been registered with Teynampet

Call to dealers to register in GST portal

Chennai: Commercial Taxes Department has requested all dealers in Tamilnadu to register themselves in the GST portal with digital signature certificate/ e-signature immediately. The dealer migration to GST portal in view of the implementation of Goods and Services Tax throughout the country is proposed to be closed shortly. The dealers of Tamilnadu Commercial Taxes Department have to register in GST portal with digital signature certificate (in case of Companies) or with

World's longest scarf getting ready

Chennai: After breaking the Guinness record last year by making the longest blanket, The Mother India Crochet Queens group is back to create a new record of their own: this time they are attempting to make the longest scarf in the world. The crochet queens are planning to make a scarf for about 5 km. The initiative to make the scarf began in February 2017 and scarves are already being sent

TN Budget: No new taxes, full of promises

Chennai: The first budget of the government led by Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, presented by Finance Minister D Jayakumar to the Assembly today, did not have any new taxes, despite the State suffering from a huge fiscal deficit. However, it had a lot of new announcements covering many sectors. Aimed at giving an infrastructure boost to Chennai, Jayakumar said nine arterial roads connecting the city and its suburbs running

Girl jumps to death in Porur lake

Chennai: A 21-year-old girl died after falling into Porur lake last night. The victim, Kanaga, was a final year B Com student of Chellamal College. She was residing with her family at Karambakkam in Samayapuram. Police sources say, last night she jumped from the bridge over Porur Maduravoyal Bypass Road around 9.30 pm. Onlookers alerted the local police, who fished out her body. She was pronounced brought dead at Kilpauk

Carnatic musician knows basics of all instruments

Chennai: Carnatic music has had a major influence on the culture of Tamilnadu. Traditions were passed down from person to person, along with stories and theory. One such successor of art is 61-year-old Jayalakshmi Sekhar, a resident of Adyar in the city who knows the basics of almost all the classical instruments. “My father is a research scientist who played flute as a hobby. He believed that science enables a