Tamil Nadu government jacks up liquor prices to boost coffers

Tamil Nadu to increase prices of alcohol upto Rs 12 across the state

Tamil Nadu to increase prices of alcohol upto Rs 12 across the state

The approval by Tamil Nadu cabinet will benefit thousands of teachers and government employees in the state.

Speaking to reporters at the Secretariat on Friday, TFPC President Vishal said that ticket prices have been revised.

In addition to this, GST and local body entertainment tax will be imposed. The maximum ticket price in multiplexes and air-conditioned theatres in Chennai would now be Rs 160 while the minimum will be Rs 50. This means, film lovers will have to cough up Rs 204 (150 + 42 [28% GST] + 12 [8% local body tax]) for a Tamil movie ticket at a multiplex in Tamil Nadu.

The Central government on Thursday dispatched a mediacal team to Tamil Nadu to investigate the outbreak of dengue in many of its districts, said Health Ministry officials.

"We have asked the government to reconsider the 20% tax on other languages". They said an ordinary brand of brandy, which now costs Rs 88 for 180 ml, would cost Rs 100 after the rate change comes into effect.

The Tamil Nadu government made a decision to increase liquor prices at a Cabinet meeting held on Wednesday, in a move that authorities say will add Rs 5,320 crore to the state's coffers.

Earlier "Solo", Bejoy Nambiar's Tamil- Malayalam bilingual starring Dulquer Salmaan was released on 5th October but was pulled off from the theatres the next day when the strike was called.