Leucoderma renamed in Tamil

A GO has been passed renaming Leucoderma and Vitiligo, referred to as “Vennkushtam’, and “Venkuttam” in Tamil as ‘Venpulligal”.

Permanent security wing for Meenakshi Temple likely

A proposal has been sent to the state govt. seeking approval for setting up a permanent security team for Meenakshi Sundereswarar Temple said P. Bala-subramaniam Commissioner of Police, Madurai city. He told reportes that  at present Armed  Police personnel are involved in the bandobust for the temple. Around 230 personnel from the security team in the present setup, he said. Meenwhile, the City Police had formulated a security scheme to create a special permanent security at the temple premises.

Stalin presents awards to best SHGS

Deputy Chief Minister M.K. Stalin presented Manimekhalai awards to five village-level federations of self-help groups and 10 best self-help groups for the year 2009-10. While the federations of SHGs at village level have been given ` 3 lakh each, the best SHGs got ` 1 lakh each. Apart from these, awards and prizes to the best self help groups in all districts will be given by the collectors of respective districts in the State.

Rain relief work to be over by Jan. 5

Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi ordered the collectors of districts that were affected by northeast monsoon rains to complete relief works, including distribution on compensation to the affected farmers and other sections of the society latest by Jan. 5. Also he said so during a three-hour discussions via video-conferencing from Fort St. George with the Collectors of 10 districts, hit by rains. The state govt. has sought an assistance of ` 1,832 crore to cope with the rain-damage and a central team also paid a three day visit to the flood-hit areas. Official sources said the team is likely to submit its report by Jan. 3 and within a couple of days, the centre is likely to announce interim relief.

Land acquisition delays for handloom project

Issues over land acquisition have delayed the ` 2 crore Integrated Handlooms Development Scheme in the state to be completed by March 2012, according to a top official from the handloom sector. B.B. Paul, Zonal Director of Weavers Service Centre that three clusters under the scheme in Kurinjipadi in Cuddalore district, Tiruvannamalai and Tiruchy were delayed due to lack of land. “Now we have identified the land and the project will be completed by March 2012”.

Usual Quota of Krishna Water

Water manages in Chennai are releived that the Krishna Water Disputes Tribunal II in its order, has not made any changes to the quantum of water to be released for the City by the three upper Triparian states Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra. The Krishna Tribunal has ruled that the three states should contribute 3.30 tmc ft of water each for Chennai’s drinking water supply between July and October while between  January and April, they should release 1.70 tmc ft. each in four equal instalments. PWD sources also said that there is adequate water for supply to people of Chennai and stated that the city has received 3.8 tmc ft. of water in the first phase of supply.

BSNL partners SAP to boost GST compliance

BSNL has signed a MoU with SAP to jointly offer innovative GST solutions to enterprises across India. The MoU aims to ensure that every business in the nation successfully adopts GST through BSNL’s country-wide reach & SAP’s expertise in providing robust technology offerings. The collaboration leverages the capabilities of BSNL as GST Suvidha Provider & SAP as Application Service Provider.

$930 Million Solar Venture in India

A Chinese energy conglomerate and SoftBank Group Corp. signed a $930 million agreement to produce and sell solar equipments in India.Golden Concord Group Ltd. will invest in a 40% stake in the joint venture, with Japan’s SoftBank taking the rest. The project will have a capacity of 4 GW and be involved in producing and selling solar ingots, silicon wafers, batteries and components.