Chennai, Tamil Nadu News Highlights : Class 12 student returning after I-Day celebrations run over by Chennai MTC bus – The Indian Express

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A screengrab from the video footage shows the two school girls cycling.

Chennai, Tamil Nadu News Highlights: A 16-year-old girl who was on her way home after participating in the Independence Day celebrations at her school was killed after being hit by a Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) bus in Chennai’s Chromepet Monday, the police said. CCTV footage released by the police shows the deceased student Lakshmi Sri and her friend riding their bicycles on Rajendra Prasad (RP) Road when the MTC bus, which was going towards Pozhichalur from Hastinapuram, passes by.

In other news, the Madras High Court gave an interim stay on Tuesday against an Income Tax department order that fined the Tamil actor Vijay for his admittedly undisclosed earnings of Rs 15 crore for the 2015–16 financial year. The fine, Rs 1.5 crore, was imposed after searches conducted at his premises in September, 2015. During the searches, the I-T order said, Vijay had acknowledged receiving Rs 5 crore in cash and Rs 16 crore in cheque payments as payment for his work in the Tamil film Puli. He also admitted receiving an additional Rs 10 crore in cash during the same financial year, although it was not disclosed in his I-T return submitted to the department, and that he agreed to pay the tax for Rs 15 crore of undisclosed income.

Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin on Monday inaugurated a park on the banks of Buckingham Canal between Kasturba and Thiruvanmiyur MRTS railway stations and named it ‘Suthanthira Thirunaal Amudha Peruvizha Poonga’ or Independence Day Park, to commemorate 75 years of Indian Independence. Built by the Tamil Nadu government at a cost of Rs 18.71 crore, the 2.1 km park has several features, including a Miyawaki forest, a play area for children and a separate lane for bicycles.

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