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Bright and colourful
Kolu Padis continue to carry on the tradition in most of the households, writes S. AISHWARYA
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VOICE YOUR VIEWS: WATER TAX HIKE
Fundamental duty

It is the duty of the Municipal Corporation authorities to provide basic amenities such as drinking water. But in most towns, the supply is far from satisfactory. Authorities appear least bothered. Water supply is restricted to two or three ...


Reasonable

Considering the growing demand for new water connections and the commitment of the Corporation to meet it out, the recent water tax hike is reasonable. The only thing is that an uninterrupted water supply and extension of pipelines to new ...


Distant dream

The supply of pure drinking water is still a dream for the residents in Tiruchi. The Corporation instead of investigating into the cause of poor-cum-dirty flow of River Cauvery, has unjustly proposed an unwelcome hike in water tax which is on ...


Unjustified

One of the basic functions of any Government or its subsidiary is to ensure food, water and shelter to the citizens. It is imperative on the part of the Corporation to provide drinking water. It is a en essential service. There is no room for ...


Blame game

Putting the blame on the failure of monsoon, the Corporation has levied the present water tax hike. But it is absolutely unfair to tax the poor. What prevented the authorities from harvesting rainwater when there was flood in the previous ...


Welfare measure

Approximately a year ago the local body increased the water tax amidst loud protests from the councillors. The present hike may perhaps be due to increase in operation cost such as labour charges, electricity charges and interest on long term ...


Under the tax net

Water tax is revised periodically in Corporation areas. The present hike is over 200 percent. City residents are already burdened with high cost of living. This hike will further squeeze the middle class. The hike in water tax must coincide ...
Beauty And Wellness

It’s siesta time
An afternoon nap could reduce your blood pressure


Pearls of health
Alternative medicine has been touting the health benefits of garlic for centuries, from its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, to its positive effects on the cardiovascular system.

Now U.S. researchers say they have figured out ...
Cinema

Late night movies
The plethora of English movie channels and channels that telecast English films dubbed into regional languages has created a glut in the market. To combat the competition, Star Movies has revived screening late-night films (11 p.m.). Some of the ...
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In meditative mode
A majestic temple in a picture perfect setting, writes SOMA BASU


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