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QChennai: IT Raids in 70 Locations in TN, Cong Seeks GIM Report

Here is your roundup of the top stories from Chennai.     

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Income Tax (IT) officials on Tuesday searched the premises of popular retail outlets and real estate companies on the suspicion of tax evasion.
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1. IT Searches on Retail Outlets, Real Estate Players

Popular retail outlet Saravana Stores was searched by IT officials on the suspicion of tax evasion.
Popular retail outlet Saravana Stores was searched by IT officials on the suspicion of tax evasion.
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Income Tax (IT) officials on Tuesday searched the premises of popular retail outlets and real estate companies on the suspicion of tax evasion, said an official. According to an official, searches were conducted over 70 locations in Chennai and Coimbatore.

Popular retail outlet Saravana Stores, and realty companies Lotus Group and G-Square were searched by the IT teams. Tuesday's searches come after the massive search
in the offices of well-known eatery chains early this month for suppression of income.

Read the full story here.

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2. Congress Seeks GIM Report Card

The venue of the second edition of the Global Investors Meet (GIM) 2019 at the Trade Centre in Chennai on 22 January.  
The venue of the second edition of the Global Investors Meet (GIM) 2019 at the Trade Centre in Chennai on 22 January.  
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The Tamil Nadu government should provide a report card on the investments that were pledged at the Global Investors Meet in 2015 and disclose which investments were made in which districts, how many jobs were created and when these things happened, Tamil Nadu Congress Committee (TNCC) President Thirunavukkarasar said.

He said the Edappadi K Palaniswami-led government was using the GIM as an election stunt and was making an attempt to show the chief minister as trying to outdo the party’s late leader Jayalalithaa.

(Source: The Hindu)

3. Ayanavaram Child Rape Case Won’t Be Transferred to Different Judge: Madras HC

In 14 separate arguments, the petitioners had made several allegations, including the lack of a fair trial for the accused.
In 14 separate arguments, the petitioners had made several allegations, including the lack of a fair trial for the accused.
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The Madras High Court on Tuesday dismissed a petition filed by 14 of the 17 accused in the Ayanavaram child rape case who sought a trial by a different judge. Justice Anand Venkatesan, who was hearing the petition, dismissed their plea and ordered that the case be completed within three weeks.

The 14 out of the 17 accused in the Ayanavaram child rape case had moved the High Court seeking that the case be heard by a different judge, alleging that the Mahila court judge RN Manjual is "conducting the case as media trial and hurrying it up for reasons best known to her.”

(Source: The News Minute)

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4. TN Bags Best State Award for Swasth Bharat Yatra

Tamil Nadu has bagged the Best State Award for its active participation in the Swasth Bharat Yatra, a pan-India cyclothon aimed at promoting the concept of ‘eating right for a healthy life’.
Tamil Nadu has bagged the Best State Award for its active participation in the Swasth Bharat Yatra, a pan-India cyclothon aimed at promoting the concept of ‘eating right for a healthy life’.
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Tamil Nadu has bagged the Best State Award for its active participation in the Swasth Bharat Yatra, a pan-India cyclothon aimed at promoting the concept of ‘eating right for a healthy life’. Madurai and Sivakasi won the awards for the best performing districts, while the state also bagged 17 awards in various other categories.

The state also received awards in six special categories, for six organisations and for the best cyclist, Menakadevi of Salem. Under the ‘eat right creativity challenge’, three schools were awarded in the poster competition and one in the wall art competition.

(Source: The Hindu)

5. Calling Out Casteism in the Dance World Has Made Me an Outsider: Nrithya Pillai

Nrithya Pillai spoke out about casteism in the Bharatanatyam community at a panel discussion. A review that followed dubbed her concerns ‘caustic feelings’ and ‘corrosive bitterness’.
Nrithya Pillai spoke out about casteism in the Bharatanatyam community at a panel discussion. A review that followed dubbed her concerns ‘caustic feelings’ and ‘corrosive bitterness’.
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“People ask me, why do you write about complexion? Why do you write about caste? Why do you write about these things? But I think after years of people not talking about it, within the community in particular, I think it is important that some voices are heard from where they should be. Instead of somebody else taking up our cause,” said Bharatanatyam dancer Nrithya Pillai, at a panel discussion on 'Caste, Gender, Privilege and their roles in Bharatanatyam.'

But following the conference, a review published in dancer Anita Ratnam’s e-magazine, by well-known critic Leela Venkataraman, tries to police Nrithya for expressing ‘caustic feelings’.

(Source: The News Minute)

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