Ahead of Diwali, Tamil Nadu government decides to increase liquor prices

13 October, 2017, 20:21 | Author: Regina Silva
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"If any theatre demands any amount more than the government fixed ticket price, complaint can be immediately filed", he said.

The members of TFPC meet Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami over entertainment tax issue.

"It is good that the government has made a decision to reduce the tax".

He added that the government has also agreed to increase the ticket prices, for multiplexes it would be between Rs 50 and Rs 150, Air Conditioned theatres Rs 40 and Rs 100 and non air-conditioned theatres Rs 30 and Rs 80.

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Though the State Cabinet approved a proposal on Wednesday to hike the salaries of TN government employees, the Tamil Nadu Government Employees Association (TNGEA) was not satisfied. Movie ticket prices were capped at Rs 120 earlier.

Tamil Nadu Film Producers Council said that the industry will look at reducing the internet booking charges on the tickets and other methods to make things smoother.

The fate of new movies of top stars like actor Vijay's "Mersal" slated for release for Deepavali next week hung in balance.

Chennai: The week-long stand off between the film industry bodies and the government over entertainment tax ended today with the State cutting tax to eight per cent from ten and regulating prices of tickets to cinema halls. On October 7, the producers' council imposed an embargo on new Tamil film releases protesting the government decision to levy 1 percent tax on Kollywood films, in addition to 28 percent GST.

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