An irreparable loss
The demise of K. Srinivasagam, DSP, Vigilance and Anti-Corruption, Madurai, is an irreparable loss not only to his family but to all those who work for a corruption-free society. The movement for combating corruption in Madurai has had a loss in his untimely death. He was fighting corruption sans any ill will towards those who are corrupt. The farewell given to him through loud and uncontrollable cry of men (relatives and friends) was a tribute to him for his yeoman service. A person like him can never die. He is not dead; he is only sown. Hope his illustrious example is emulated and his dream of a clean society emerges sooner or later.
J. Johnson Sundararaj,
Movement for Combating Corruption,
High mast lamps
At a time when the Corporation has decided to change the entrance of the Mattuthavani Bus Stand because of many accidents, I would say that the present entrance and exit points at the bus stand do not have enough illumination between the entrance and the exit.
If the Corporation authorities are really interested in reducing the number of accidents, they can provide high mast lamps after verifying a spot.
Leading non-banking finance companies in Tamil Nadu offer in general 6 and 6.5 per cent interest on term deposits of one year and two years respectively.
They do not give additional percentage to senior citizens.
Given that the interest rates have been on the decline over the years, income from these deposits has become insignificant after adjusting for inflation. Therefore, senior citizens find the present situation demanding. It is hoped NBFCs too will follow in the footsteps of some commercial banks in private sector, which now pay interest at 7 per cent to senior citizens.