India  

Chennai

Metropolis in Tamil Nadu, India

Chennai    ▸ Facts   ▸ Comments   ▸ News   ▸ Videos   

Chennai: Metropolis in Tamil Nadu, India
Chennai is the capital of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Located on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal, it is one of the largest cultural, economic and educational centres 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. The traditional and de facto gateway of South India, 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". Chennai has the fifth-largest urban economy of India.

0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 

PM Modi ensures Tamil Nadu takes a big leap in development: JP Nadda [Video]

PM Modi ensures Tamil Nadu takes a big leap in development: JP Nadda

BJP president JP Nadda attended party's Pongal festival in Chennai on January 14. During his address, Nadda said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been ensuring that Tamil Nadu takes a big leap as..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 02:19Published
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat celebrates Pongal in Chennai [Video]

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat celebrates Pongal in Chennai

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat visited and offered prayers Sri Kadumbadi Chinnamman Temple in Ponniammanmedu on Jan 14. He also participated in Pongal celebrations. According to..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:16Published
Fans rush to cinema halls to celebrate release of superstar Vijay's 'Master' in Chennai [Video]

Fans rush to cinema halls to celebrate release of superstar Vijay's 'Master' in Chennai

Tamil cinema superstar Vijay's film 'Master' is releasing on January 13. Ahead of the release, fans rushed to cinema halls in Chennai and celebrated release of the movie. Tamil Nadu govt has allowed..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:26Published
People celebrate 'Bhogi' festival in Vijayawada, Chennai [Video]

People celebrate 'Bhogi' festival in Vijayawada, Chennai

Endowments Minister of Andhra Pradesh Vellampalli Srinivasa Rao celebrated 'Bhogi' festival in Vijayawada. He celebrated the festival along with family members at his residence on January 13. 'Bhogi'..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:50Published
First consignment of Covishield vaccine reaches Kolkata [Video]

First consignment of Covishield vaccine reaches Kolkata

The first consignment of Covishield vaccine by Serum Institute of India (SII) was brought to Central Family Medical Stores in Kolkata on January 12. The vaccine will be stored in the medical stores...

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:32Published
First consignment of Covishield vaccine reaches Patna's Nalanda Medical College [Video]

First consignment of Covishield vaccine reaches Patna's Nalanda Medical College

The first consignment of Covishield vaccine by Serum Institute of India (SII) was brought to Nalanda Medical College in Patna on January 12. The vaccine will be stored in the medical college...

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:36Published
Special price of Rs 200 for first 100 million doses only to GoI: Adar Poonawalla [Video]

Special price of Rs 200 for first 100 million doses only to GoI: Adar Poonawalla

The first batch of COVID-19 vaccine 'Covishield' dispatched by Serum Institute of India (SII) in Pune arrived in various states including Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru, Bihar and Hyderabad. The COVID..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:20Published
Planning is underway: Adar Poonawalla on rollout of vaccines for India, foreign countries [Video]

Planning is underway: Adar Poonawalla on rollout of vaccines for India, foreign countries

Serum Institute of India, CEO Adar Poonawalla on the roll out of vaccine assured that Health Ministry has made extensive logistic plans for the roll out. Poonawalla further informed that Serum..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:22Published
First batch of 'Covishield' arrives in Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru [Video]

First batch of 'Covishield' arrives in Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru

The first batch of COVID-19 vaccine 'Covishield' arrived at Chennai airport on January 12. It was dispatched by Serum Institute of India (SII) from Pune today. The first consignment of vaccine also..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:53Published
Watch: Rajinikanth faces protest by his own fans after 'no politics' decision [Video]

Watch: Rajinikanth faces protest by his own fans after 'no politics' decision

Rajinikanth's fans staged a protest in Chennai on January 10 demanding that he take back his politics decision. The protest was reportedly organised at Valluvar Kottam. On December 29, 2020, Rajini..

Credit: HT Digital Content     Duration: 01:26Published
IT employee creates record for collecting banknotes from across the globe [Video]

IT employee creates record for collecting banknotes from across the globe

An IT employee has entered the Asia Book of Records and India Book of Records for making the collection of banknotes from maximum nations across the globe. Hailing from Tamil Nadu's Chennai,..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 02:24Published
MDMK's Vaiko condemn demolition of Jaffna University war memorial [Video]

MDMK's Vaiko condemn demolition of Jaffna University war memorial

As per Sri Lankan media, the decision to remove the war memorial (commemorating the Mullivaikkal massacre of 2009), at the Jaffna University was taken by Vice-Chancellor of the university, Professor..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:38Published
Rajinikanth's fan club members stage protest against actor's decision of not entering politics [Video]

Rajinikanth's fan club members stage protest against actor's decision of not entering politics

Members of Rajinikanth's fan club stage demonstration at Valluvar Kottam in Chennai to request the actor to take back his decision not to enter politics. Citing health reasons, In December last year,..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:32Published

You Might Like


Chennai: Two arrested, customs seize gold, iPhones, cigarettes, liquor worth Rs 85 lakhs

Six gold paste bundles weighing 1.48 Kg were recovered from rectum. 1.29 kg gold valued at 66 lakhs was recovered, on extraction.
DNA - Published

India’s biggest vaccine rollout begins as SII ships 55 lakh doses

Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata and Hyderabad, the four major regional depots for Covid-19 vaccines, received their quantum of Covishield doses within 10 hours since their dispatch began from the SII premises..
IndiaTimes - Published

No means no, says Rajinikanth to fans who want him in politics

On Sunday, Rajinikanth's fans held a demonstration in Chennai, demanding that their 'Thalaivaa' (leader) also lead them in the political battle.
DNA - Published

Indian Railways speeds up to 130 kmph in Golden Quadrilateral and Golden Diagonal sections

Notably, the Golden Quadrilateral connects the four major metro cities namely Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai.
DNA - Published

Chennai air customs seize foreign currency worth Rs. 1.04 crore, one arrested

They were frisked and personal baggage was examined after they had cleared Immigration and were proceeding towards security hold area.
DNA - Published

Soon we should be able to give Covid-19 vaccines to our countrymen, says Harsh Vardhan

In the next few days, we should be able to give Covid-19 vaccines to our countrymen, said Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan after his visit to the session site in Government General Hospital in..
IndiaTimes - Published

Chennai: 3.72 kg gold worth Rs 2 crore seized, one arrested

On Wednesday, 12 gold paste bundles hidden in the rectum were recovered from 11 passengers who arrived via Air India flight IX 1644.
DNA - Published

Heavy rain, thunderstorms predicted for Chennai and adjoining districts over next 24hrs

According to a meteorological department official, these rains are being cause by an upper atmospheric circulation.
DNA - Published

COVID-19: Tamil Nadu gets past eight lakh recoveries; new cluster emerges in Chennai hotels

Testing of staff would be carried out at hotels that have banquet halls, marriage halls, hostels, colleges, hostels for working men and women etc.
DNA - Published

Covid-19: States struggle to trace missing UK returnees

While Karnataka is yet to find 175 passengers, including 80 foreigners, the Tamil Nadu government has so far been unable to trace about 360 UK returnees, all of them from Chennai and Chengalpattu...
IndiaTimes - Published

Javadekar challenges Rahul Gandhi, DMK for debate on farm laws

"Rahul Gandhi suddenly said you will (Centre government) have to withdraw the new farm laws. I am giving him an open challenge for a debate, whether the laws are good, in the interest of farmers or..
IndiaTimes - Published

Chennai: Gold, saffron worth Rs 97 lakh seized from airport; 2 arrested

The Air Customs Officials at Chennai seized 1.67 kg gold and 4 kg saffron from Dubai returnees.
DNA - Published

Chennai: Canine of big cats seized from Dubai-origin flight

The animal tooth was found when officials rummaged Emirates flight EK-544 that arrived from Dubai on Sunday morning.
DNA - Published

Chennai: 1.7 kg gold worth Rs 87.6 lakhs seized from Dubai returnees

16 gold cut bits weighing 597 grams and two packets of gold paste were recovered.
DNA - Published

Chennai: Over 6,300 college students being tested for COVID-19 after IIT-M cluster fears

So far, 210 samples have returned positive from the 6,344 and 3,733 are negative. Whereas 2,361 samples are being processed and results are awaited.
DNA - Published

Isro’s PSLV-C50/CMS-01 mission successful; communication satellite placed in orbit

CHENNAI: The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) on Thursday marked its second successful mission of the year by launching country’s 42nd communication satellite CMS-01. It is also the second..
IndiaTimes - Published

Chennai: Income tax department detects Rs 700 crore evasion, seizes Rs 23 crore unaccounted cash

Searches at 60 premises located across Chennai, Trichy, Coimbatore, various places in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Mumbai were carried out on Dec 9.
DNA - Published

Chennai: Madras HC orders probe after 103 kg gold goes 'missing' from CBI custody

Reportedly, the CBI seized at least 103 kg of gold from an importer in a raid which went missing.
DNA - Published

Supreme Court upholds Centre's notification to acquire land for Chennai-Salem expressway

The 277.30 km highway had faced tough opposition from farmers and activists alleging loss of agricultural land and damage to forest, flora and fauna.
DNA - Published

Muslim man in Bengaluru donates land worth Rs 50 lakh for Lord Hanuman temple

The Lord Hanuman temple is situated right next to the national highway connecting Bengaluru to Chennai near Hoskote.
DNA - Published

Bharat Bandh: Farmers stop train in Maharashtra

Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatna members stopped the Chennai-Ahmedabad Navjeevan Express at Malkapur station in Buldhana district while protesting against the farm laws.
IndiaTimes - Published

Mumbai offers highest quality of life, Chennai treats its women best: Study

Overall, Mumbai tops the list of 14, followed closely by Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai. But so important is the gender role index that quality of life rankings of six cities would have changed had it not..
IndiaTimes - Published

Ex-judge CS Karnan held for obscene posts against judges, their families

A former judge of the Madras and Calcutta high courts, C S Karnan, was arrested by the Chennai police cybercrime wing. Police said Karnan was later produced before a magistrate’s court and remanded..
IndiaTimes - Published

DCGI finds no link between Covid vaccine shot and 'adverse' reaction in Chennai volunteer during trial: Sources


IndiaTimes - Published

Chennai: One arrested for smuggling gold, iPhones, used PCs worth Rs 22.66 lakhs

11 units of iPhone 12, 45 cartons of cigarettes of brands Gudang Garam and Benson & Hedges, and 11 refurbished Lenovo desktops were recovered
DNA - Published

Gujarat Rajya Sabha MP Abhay Bharadwaj dies of coronavirus, PM Modi offers condolences

Abhay Bharadwaj was shifted to a private hospital in Chennai due to his deteriorating condition from coronavirus.
DNA - Published

Now fly to London directly from Chennai: Air India to operate non-stop flights from January 2021

Air India will operate seven flights between Chennai and London each week as the demand for flights to the UK capital has been high despite COVID-19.
DNA - Published

Tamil Nadu: I-T dept raids in Chennai, unearths Rs 450 crore undisclosed income

According to officials, the raids were carried out on November 27 at 16 premises located in Chennai, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Cuddalore.
DNA - Published

Chennai volunteer for SII's COVID-19 vaccine claims Rs 5 crore compensation for health complications

As per the notice, the 40-year old male volunteer is married and has two kids aged about 12 and 7 years.
DNA - Published

Cyclone Nivar makes landfall, impact likely till afternoon in TN

Cyclonic storm Nivar commenced landfall 30km north of Puducherry and 115km south of Chennai around 11.15pm on Wednesday. The core of the storm which hit close to Marakkanam is expected to take three..
IndiaTimes - Published

Cyclone Nivar: Chennai airport suspends operations; Tamil Nadu announces public holiday in 13 districts

Chennai airport will remain shut from Wednesday, 7 pm to Thursday, 7 am as Cyclone Nivar approaches the Tamil Nadu coast.
DNA - Published

Chennai: Chembarambakkam Reservoir nears 80 per cent capacity, 1000 cusecs water to be released

The decision to release water from the reservoir has been taken considering that it has neared 80 per cent capacity and water has risen to 22 feet.
DNA - Published

Cyclone Nivar to intensify into 'very severe storm', heavy rains lash Chennai

The IMD has said Cyclone Nivar is set to cross the coasts of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry as a "very severe cyclonic storm" late on Wednesday.
DNA - Published

Chennai custom officials seize gold worth Rs 73.12 lakh from three women passengers

In the past, there have been cases of gold being hidden in jeans pants, but concealment in a petticoat is a new modus operandi.
DNA - Published

President boards Air India One-B777 aircraft for its inaugural flight to Chennai


IndiaTimes - Published

President Kovind boards first flight of Air India One for Chennai, to visit Tirumala today

President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday boarded the first flight of the Air India One - B777 aircraft for Chennai for his visit to the Venkateswara Swamy Temple in Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh. President..
IndiaTimes - Published

Chennai braces for Cyclone Nivar: All you need to know


IndiaTimes - Published

Home minister Amit Shah winds up Chennai visit


IndiaTimes - Published

Amit Shah in Chennai, inaugurates several projects in Tamil Nadu

Union home minister Amit Shah reached Chennai on Saturday amid efforts by the BJP to increase the party's footprint in the southern state. Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, deputy chief..
IndiaTimes - Published

Ahead of Amit Shah's Chennai visit, chorus grows for Perarivalan's release

Although Perarivalan was convicted in 1991 under the grounds of having provided two 9-volt batteries which were used in the bomb that killed Rajiv Gan
DNA - Published

Sonia Gandhi advised to briefly shift out of Delhi in view of her chronic chest infection: Sources

Congress president Sonia Gandhi has been advised to shift out of Delhi for a few days to avoid the heavy pollution in the national capital in view of her chronic chest infection, party sources said on..
IndiaTimes - Published

'Safe and continuing with journey', says BJP's Khushbu Sundar after tanker rams into her SUV

Actor and BJP spokesperson Khushbu Sundar has tweeted that she is safe and continuing her journey, after having met with an accident, while on her way to Cuddalore district from Chennai.
DNA - Published

Power shutdown in some parts of Chennai on Wednesday, know full list of areas

Power supply will be suspended in parts of Chennai between 9 am and 2 pm on Wednesday (November 18) to facilitate maintenance work. The power supply is likely to resume in five hours, once maintenance..
DNA - Published

Chennai: 6.9 kg gold worth Rs 3.6 cr seized, 5 arrested including airport janitors

According to Officials, they had maintained a special vigil at the transit area, based on information regarding gold smuggling by a Dubai returnee on flight 6E 8497.
DNA - Published

Chennai: Income tax searches at jeweller detect over Rs 500-crore undisclosed income

Sources said that the searches were conducted on the Mohanlal Group and that unaccounted stock was among the pieces of evidence unearthed.
DNA - Published

Chennai-Bengaluru eway gets NHAI push in boost to logistics hubs


IndiaTimes - Published

Tamil Nadu: Income Tax department detects Rs 1,000-crore black money after raids on Chennai IT infra firm

It said the raids were carried out on November 4 at five locations in Chennai and Madurai.
DNA - Published

Chennai-born Keralite is NZ’s 1st desi minister

Priyanca Radhakrishnan, a first-generation immigrant, became New Zealand’s first-ever Indian-origin minister on Monday after Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern inducted five new ministers into her..
IndiaTimes - Published

Chennai: Customs seizes Rs 10 lakh worth of gold from passenger coming from Dubai

The gold seized is valued at Rs 10.33 lakh.
DNA - Published

Tamil Nadu: I-T dept uncovers unaccounted investment of around Rs 150 crore, searches still underway

The searches on the Educational institution and their associates, including a civil contractor began on Wednesday and were carried out in Coimbatore, Erode, Chennai and Namakkal.
DNA - Published


 Page 1  〉