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Chennai: Metropolis in Tamil Nadu, India
Chennai, also known as Madras, is the capital of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Located on the Coromandel Coast off the Bay of Bengal, it is a primary cultural, economic and educational centre of south India. According to the 2011 Indian census, it is the sixth-most populous city and fourth-most populous urban agglomeration in India. The city together with the adjoining regions constitutes the Chennai Metropolitan Area, which is the 36th-largest urban area by population in the world. Chennai is among the most-visited Indian cities by foreign tourists. It was ranked the 43rd-most visited city in the world for the year 2015. The Quality of Living Survey rated Chennai as the safest city in India. Chennai attracts 45 percent of health tourists visiting India, and 30 to 40 percent of domestic health tourists. As such, it is termed "India's health capital".

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DMK MP arrested for 'hate speech', lawyer says he's being hunted for corruption complaints against CM [Video]

DMK MP arrested for 'hate speech', lawyer says he's being hunted for corruption complaints against CM

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) Rajya Sabha MP, RS Bharathi was arrested by Chennai police on May 23 at around 05:00 am for his alleged hate speech. He allegedly made hate speech against people from..

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Chennai artist spreading COVID awareness through his alluring egg art [Video]

Chennai artist spreading COVID awareness through his alluring egg art

Lockdown has also highlighted talent of artists coming forward to spread awareness. Joel Fertician is sketching portraits of COVID warriors on delicate egg shells. Among his arts, the shell with PM..

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Social distancing goes for a toss after migrant workers gather to board train in Chennai [Video]

Social distancing goes for a toss after migrant workers gather to board train in Chennai

Social distancing norms went for a toss after hundreds of migrant workers gathered at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium in Chennai to board a 'Shramik Special' train to Uttar Pradesh on May 17...

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Assamese migrant workers wait at roadside in Chennai for their turn to get home [Video]

Assamese migrant workers wait at roadside in Chennai for their turn to get home

A large group of Assamese migrant workers are waiting for their turn at a roadside in Chennai to go back to their home state. Migrant workers appealed to the government to facilitate their return to..

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Vande Bharat Mission: 158 Indians boarded Air India's repatriation flight from Dhaka [Video]

Vande Bharat Mission: 158 Indians boarded Air India's repatriation flight from Dhaka

Indian citizens boarded Air India's repatriation flight from Dhaka. The flight to Chennai carrying 158 Indian nationals took off at 11:20 AM at its scheduled time. One of the passengers said, "Kudos to..

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Watch: Armed forces pay aerial salute to corona fighters [Video]

Watch: Armed forces pay aerial salute to corona fighters

Armed forces showered flower petals at the hospitals across the nation to salute coronavirus fighters on May 03. IAF organised flypast to honour COVID-19 warriors who are treating patients selflessly..

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Chennai artist paints earthen pots to spread awareness of COVID-19 [Video]

Chennai artist paints earthen pots to spread awareness of COVID-19

Amid the time of the pandemic when nation is fighting a war with an invisible enemy, health workers and police have emerged as the frontline warriors. Countrymen are also participating in the war by..

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300 migrant labourers gather at Velachery checkpost in Chennai demanding assistance to return to their hometowns [Video]

300 migrant labourers gather at Velachery checkpost in Chennai demanding assistance to return to their hometowns

Amid nationwide lockdown, more than 300 migrant labourers gathered at Velachery Checkpost and demanded help for their return to their home hometowns. These migrant labourers have been stranded for over..

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India's coronavirus rickshaw spreads hygiene awareness [Video]

India's coronavirus rickshaw spreads hygiene awareness

A local artist in the city of Chennai in southern India has converted a rickshaw into a creation resembling the novel coronavirus using mostly recycled trash.

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Part of Former TN CM Jayalalithaa's Chennai residence can be converted into memorial: Madras High Court

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Make it CM residence-cum-office, use a portion for memorial: Madras High Court on Jayalalithaa's Chennai residence

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Tamil Nadu allows flights from Monday, only 25 incoming flights to Chennai; fewer flights from Maharashtra, Gujarat

Tamil Nadu was among the states with rising COVID-19 cases that had requested the Aviation Ministry to resume flight operations after 31st May.
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No domestic flights in West Bengal and Andhra on Monday; Mumbai, Hyderabad & Chennai to see reduced ops


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Chennai Police arrests DMK MP RS Bharathi for alleged hate speech, interim bail granted

The DMK leader was later in the day granted interim bail by Egmore court in Chennai.
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Coronavirus in India LIVE: Tamil Nadu's tally crosses 15,000; nearly 10,000 in Chennai alone

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80% Covid cases from 5 states, 60% from 5 cities: Govt

On a day India saw yet another 24-hour peak in Covid-19 cases, the government said the lockdown has helped limit the concentration of cases to a few states and cities -- 80 percent reported in five..
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Auto, cycle rickshaws to return to roads in Tamil Nadu; no relaxation for Chennai

Only the driver and a single passenger will be permitted in the vehicles.
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Ordinance promulgated to take temporary possession of Late CM Jaya's residence

Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit has promulgated an ordinance for the state government to take temporary possession of late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's Poes Garden residence 'Veda Nilayam',..
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Live Updates: Tamil Nadu COVID-19 tally surpasses 12,000; 7,672 in Chennai

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Vande Bharat Mission: 141 Indians stranded in US reach Chennai


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30,000 tickets for 54,000 rail passengers booked in 3 hours

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7 special flights to reach India on Day 5 of 'Vande Bharat Mission'

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Indian Railways to resume passenger train service from Tuesday

Initially with 15 pairs of trains will run, railway ministry said on Sunday. These trains will be run as special trains from New Delhi station connecting Dibrugarh, Agartala, Howrah, Patna, Bilaspur,..
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Railways passenger service to resume gradually from Tuesday

Initially with 15 pairs of trains will run, railway ministry said on Sunday. These trains will be run as special trains from New Delhi station connecting Dibrugarh, Agartala, Howrah, Patna, Bilaspur,..
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AIADMK govt will not return to power if it opens liqour shops during lockdown: Rajnikanth

The shops were ordered to function between 10 am and 5 pm in Chennai and the government had stated that a distance of 6 feet would be maintained between customers and that additional staff would be..
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15 districts account for 64% of Covid-19 cases, says Niti Aayog CEO

Fifteen districts are contributing 64% of the Covid-19 cases in the country and out of these five account for 50% of the cases, according to Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant. These five districts include..
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Coronavirus outbreak: These 10 cities together account for 59% of India's total COVID-19 cases

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Madras HC refuses to stay re-opening of state-run liquor shops, shops in Chennai to remain shut

The Madras High Court has refused to stay the Tamil Nadu government's decision to re-open state-run TASMAC (Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation) liquor outlets on Thursday, across the state, barring..
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Staff member at army officer's training academy in Chennai tests positive for COVID-19

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Facing flak, Tamil Nadu defers opening of TASMAC liquor stores in Chennai; other districts to open stores from May 7

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Only one of Tamil Nadu's 37 districts in green zone; Chennai sees surge in cases, most are asymptomatic

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Coronavirus lockdown: Special ships between Port Blair, Chennai to transport those stranded

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Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai among 130 Red Zones designated by Centre

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the Health Ministry has classified districts across all states and Union Territories as Red, Orange and Green zones with 130, 284 and 319 such zones..
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Ramadan 2020: Sixth roza sehri & iftar timings for Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Patna on April 30

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Chennai police stops ambulance to allow VIP convoy to pass

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Covid-19: Centre to assess Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Surat, Chennai

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Coronavirus Outbreak: 4 more central teams formed to assess ground situation in Ahmedabad, Surat, Hyderabad, Chennai

Four new teams will be sent to Ahmedabad and Surat in Gujarat, Hyderabad in Telangana and Chennai in Tamil Nadu.
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COVID-19: Centre sends 4 interministerial teams to Gujarat, Telangana, TN

The Union home ministry has sent four new interministerial teams to monitor the COVID-19 situation in Gujarat, Telangana and Tamil Nadu, officials said Friday. These teams, headed by additional..
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Ramadan 2020: Significance, sehri and iftar timings for Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Trivandrum

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'Those working to save lives equal to God': Tamil Nadu CM issues appeal after doctors' funeral attacked in Chennai

This comes after two incidents in Chennai city alone, where the last rites of doctors who died fighting COVID-19 were disrupted and prevented by agitated commoners.
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Violence mars COVID-19 doctor-victim's burial, surgeon, ward boys turn undertakers

An orthopaedic surgeon had to bury his associate, a neurosurgeon who died of COVID-19 in Chennai, using his bare hands and a shovel with the help of just two ward boys after the undertakers fled when a..
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Stigma prevails over last rites of COVID-19 casualties; doctor's family attacked during burial in Chennai

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UK to send 12 more charter flights to India, including Amritsar, to fly back its nationals

The UK is sending 12 more charter flights to India in the second round between April 13 to 20 to take back its nationals from Amritsar, New Delhi, Mumbai, Goa, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Bengaluru,..
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Coronavirus in India LIVE updates: Cases climb to 834 in Tamil Nadu, highest in Chennai

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'Wah kya idea hai': People praise Chennai cop for using 'corona helmet' to spread awareness

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