• Thu, Oct 18, 2018
  • Hit by cash crunch and mounting debts due to the seventh pay commission, the State government has cut down its expenses on freebies and a few social welfare schemes.
    Freebies, schemes suffer as Pay Commission expense adds to debts
    Highly placed sources at the Secretariat said the free distribution of laptop, bicycle to school children, cattle to farmers has been affected over the past two years due to a delay in sanctioning funds. The financial crunch has also hit green initiatives such as afforestation and construction of green houses, sources explained. While the Total Revenue Receipts (TRR) of the State has been projected at around Rs 1.55 lakh crore in the revised estimates 2017-2018, the revenue expenditure is estimated to be around Rs 1.74 lakh crore, leading to a revenue deficit of more than Rs 18,000 crore.“Taking the pay revision into account, expenditure on salaries and allowances are estimated to be Rs 52,171.18 crore, while expenditure on pension and other retirement benefits are estimated to be Rs 25,362.20 crore in the budget estimates of 2018-2019....
  • Protesting TFPC’s ban, Tiruchy, Thanjai theatres to boycott Sandakozhi 2 Protesting TFPC’s ban, Tiruchy, Thanjai theatres to boycott Sandakozhi 2

    In a fresh trouble for the head of Tamil Film Producers Council (TFPC) and Nadigar Sangam, the Central District Cinema Theatre Owners Association here on Wednesday decided not to screen actor’s latest...

  • Man dies of ‘suffocation’ on Velliangiri hills Man dies of ‘suffocation’ on Velliangiri hills

    A 39-year-old man, who climbed up the Velliangiari Hills in Coimbatore along with his two friends defying a ban by the forest department, died of sudden ‘breathlessness’ at a high altitude.

  • Three killed, four injured in accident Three killed, four injured in accident

    Three passengers were killed and five others suffered injuries in a road accident, which occurred on East Coast road near Sayalkudi under the limits of Keelaselvanur police station, in Ramathapuram...

  • Dalits petition Tirupur district admin to get back land given by government Dalits petition Tirupur district admin to get back land given by government

    Nearly, twenty Dalit families, who were driven out of their land given by the government about thirty years ago, in Tirupur district, had urged the district administration to reclaim their land.

  • 915 Air Warriors inducted into Indian Air Force 915 Air Warriors inducted into Indian Air Force

    A batch of 915 Air Warriors have been inducted into the Indian Air Force on completion of 54 weeks of rigorous training at two premier institutes in the Air Force Station at Tambaram here.

  • Farmers seek Kamal’s support for Delhi agitation Farmers seek Kamal’s support for Delhi agitation

    Leaders of various farmer organisations met actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan at his party office here on Wednesday and requested Makkal Needhi Maiam’s (MNM) support to the farmers congregation...

  • Kerala should contest SC verdict: Tamilisai Kerala should contest SC verdict: Tamilisai

    he ruling AIADMK and the BJP unit in Tamil Nadu seem to have the same views on the Sabarimala issue.

  • Jaya panel summons ex-CS Rao Jaya panel summons ex-CS Rao

    The Justice A Arumughaswamy enquiry commission probing into the death of former CM J Jayalalithaa has sent summons to former Chief Secretary Rama Mohana Rao to appear before it on October 24.

  • Son kills farmer over property dispute Son kills farmer over property dispute

    A 45-year-old man is on the run after killing his father over a land dispute near Katpadi on Tuesday night.