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

TASMAC store

TASMAC store

Overall, an expected 34 lakh civilian government employees and around 14 lakh defence personnel will be benefited after their salaries will be revised. With this, the strike imposed by TFPC on new releases stands withdrawn, allowing for the smooth release of Vijay's Deepavali release Mersal.

"The Government says it is committed to prohibition in the State and the same government promotes it by increasing its prices", he said. With this the long pending local body entertainment tax and GST issue has been solved. 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.

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Chennai: Tipplers will have to shell out more to buy liquor from state-owned TASMAC outlets with the Tamil Nadu Cabinet on Wednesday giving its nod for the proposal to increase rates of various brands of liquor ranging from Rs10 to Rs 25. 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.

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The ticket fare revision comes after ten years, with the state government earlier capping the maximum fare at Rs 120.

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