CHENNAI: Air customs officials seized 1.6 kg of gold ingot, gold chains and assorted jewellery worth ₹72.4 lakh from three passengers, who arrived at Chennai airport from Colombo and Singapore. The passengers, including two Sri Lankan nationals, were arrested. According to a statement, the incident came to light following a tip-off that gold might be smuggled into the country. Soon, customs officials intercepted two Sri Lankan nationals who arrived in different flights. The passengers had concealed gold ingots, assorted gold jewellery and gold chains in their undergarments. Further investigations on.
IAS officer to review pending complaints: The civic body has directed one of its IAS officers in Ripon Buildings to centrally review all the pending complaints that come in Chennai Corporation’s Namma Chennai app every week. This comes after TOI reported about how residents were receiving threats after they complaint in the app. In a message to all zones, city corporation commissioner Gagandeep Singh Bedi said deputy commissioner must oversee pending complaints every week from Ripon Buildings.
Corpn to seal 110 pvt entities: Greater Chennai Corporation is going to seal nearly 110 buildings of private entities, including wedding halls, hotels, theatres, hospitals, for not paying property tax. According to a statement released by the GCC, foreclosure notices will be placed in front companies. Firms that have not paid property tax for a long time have paid their property tax, and ₹40 crore has been collected for the past 15 days.