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Chennai: Capital of and megacity in Tamil Nadu, India
Chennai, also known as Madras, is the capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Located on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal, it is the largest cultural, economic and educational centre of south India.

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Anurag Thakur & Chennai CISF staff cycle under Fit India Campaign | Amrit Mahotsav | Oneindia News [Video]

Anurag Thakur & Chennai CISF staff cycle under Fit India Campaign | Amrit Mahotsav | Oneindia News

Today morning, Sports Minister Anurag Thakur cycled along with Ladakh MP Jamyang Tsering Namgyal took part in a bicycle rally at an altitude of 11000 feet in Ladakh under Fit India Campaign. Down..

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Kangana Ranaut pays tribute to former CM J Jayalalithaa ahead of her film Thalaivii | Oneindia News [Video]

Kangana Ranaut pays tribute to former CM J Jayalalithaa ahead of her film Thalaivii | Oneindia News

Ahead of the release of the biographical movie ‘Thalaivii’, based on the life of former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, today, actress Kangana Ranaut visited Puratchi Thalaivi Amma Dr J Jayalalithaa..

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Earthquake in Bay of Bengal triggers tremors in Chennai | Oneindia News [Video]

Earthquake in Bay of Bengal triggers tremors in Chennai | Oneindia News

An earthquake of magnitude 5.1 hit the Bay of Bengal on Tuesday afternoon causing mild tremors in Chennai. Why are tremors common in the Bay of Bengal? #BayOfBengal #Chennai #earthquake

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R N Ravi sworn in as Tamil Nadu governor

Chief Justice of the Madras high court Sandeep Banerjee administered the oath of office to Ravi at an event held on the lawns of Raj Bhavan in Guindy.
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BJP workers from Chennai to perform special pooja in Varanasi on PM Modi's birthday


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Revealed: Know all about the MYSTERY behind Odisha's rare 'Black Tigers'

The only other black tigers apart from Similipal exist at the Nandankanan Zoological Park in Bhubaneswar, Ranchi Zoo, Chennai's Zoological Park.
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Indian Coast Guard offshore patrol vessel Vigraha commissioned in Chennai


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Earthquake today: Low intensity tremors felt across Chennai

The quake happened in the sea at about 200 km from Chennai coast. The depth was 10 km. The quake measured 5.1 on the Ritcher scale.
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Chennai man spends 109 days on life support, recovers without lung transplant

Though ECMO is traditionally used as an intermittent arrangement until lung transplantation, doctors here made it a life-saving procedure.
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Mumbai, Chennai & 10 other cities to see sea levels rise in 30 yrs: Nasa

Indian coastal areas will face a sea level rise of 0.1 metre to 0.3 metre in the next two to three decades due to global warming, with Bhavnagar in Gujarat facing a rise of 0.22 metres that may..
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Commodore KP Gopal Rao, who led team that sank three Pak ships and bombed Karachi in 1971, dies in Chennai


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UAE flight news: Etihad Airways begins operations in 7 cities including Chennai and Delhi - Travel guidelines here

Passengers are expected to carry a negative RT-PCR report with them which cannot be older than 48 hours of their departure
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Improvement in proper mask-wearing etiquette in Chennai, ICMR-NIE study reveals

The improvement is noticeable, especially when comparing the results of surveys that have been conducted throughout the pandemic.
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Mekedatu issue: Tamil Nadu BJP will stand by state govt, Annamalai says

“We are very clear about our stand on the Mekedatu issue, and we do not want to do politics over it,” he said in Trichy en route to Chennai where he will assume office on Friday.
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Chennai: Russian child on ventilator for 3 years recovers after receiving bilateral lung transplant

In mid-December 2020 a team of 20-doctors successfully performed the transplant procedure on a 4-yr-old under the leadership of Dr K.R. Balakrishnan.
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308 air warriors inducted into air force at passing out parade in Chennai’s Tambaram


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Madras high court dismisses plea seeking Centre to educate Tamil Nadu people to respect India

The court observed that the prayer sought for was thoroughly misconceived.
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Tamil Nadu cannot form panel to go into impact of NEET without leave of SC: Madras high court


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Tamil Nadu lockdown: Restrictions extended for 7 more days, relaxations announced in Chennai

Only takeaway services will be allowed in the restaurants. Theatres and play centres will not be allowed.
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More relaxations in Tamil Nadu from Monday; malls, temples, stores to open in Chennai

Based on caseload, the government has grouped the districts into hotspots, moderate and low incidence districts.
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Chennai local train news: Services for select categories to resume today, know details here

Those found entering the trains or station premises without wearing a mask would be imposed with a fine of Rs 500, the Railways have warned.
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Anybody can do Yoga: Differently abled persons join the International Yoga Day movement

The Dhiman Trust, which works for the challenged community, organized a Yoga workshop for the differently-abled in Chennai city.
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Chennai: Criminals trick SBI ATM machines to steal cash without tampering

It is said that more than Rs.10 lakhs have been fraudulently withdrawn from such machines in Chennai.
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Tamil Nadu lockdown extended till June 28 with more relaxations - Know what's allowed

State capital Chennai and 26 other districts have been provided relaxations as part of the easing of lockdown amid the receding second Covid wave.
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Tamil Nadu lockdown: Govt announces more relaxations; travel curbs lifted in Chennai

In the four districts of Chennai region, people are permitted to travel in taxis and autos without e-registration.
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Four Chennai zoo lions infected with Delta variant of COVID-19, reveals genome sequencing

The Arignar Anna Zoological Park, which is locally known as Vandalur Zoo housed 15 lions, of which two (lion and lioness) passed away due to Covid-19.
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Minor oil spill 450 kms off Chennai, monitoring situation closely, assets on standby, says ICG

ICG Pollution response team at Chennai has been alerted and kept on standby. ICG ships & aircraft deployed at sea are also put on alert in pollution.
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All 28 semi-wild elephants at MTR test Negative for COVID-19, says Official

The precautionary testing for captive elephants was done after nine of 11 lions tested positive at the Arignar Anna Zoological Park, near Chennai.
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Semi-wild elephants undergo COVID-19 testing in Tamil Nadu after 9 lions test positive in zoo

Earlier, a lioness among the pack of 11 captive lions had also succumbed to the virus at the zoo in Vandalur, near Chennai.
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Lion dies of suspected coronavirus infection in Chennai’s Vandalur zoo; nine others test positive

Samples from the lions were collected and sent to the National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases, which confirmed coronavirus infection.
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Chennai: Get jabbed at this fishing hamlet and win anything from gold coins to bikes

A group of NGOs are going the extra mile to help battle vaccine hesitancy and ensure that the entire population of a fishing hamlet gets vaccinated.
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"Nothing can stop you from achieving", says wife of Late Major who joined Indian Army

Nitika had undergone the 11-month grueling, multi-disciplinary training regimen for a period of 11-months from June 2020 at the OTA in Chennai.
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Wife of soldier killed in Pulwama joins Army; Lt Gen Joshi puts stars on her shoulders

Following in the footsteps of her husband Major Vibhuti Shankar Dhoundiyal, who laid down his life in Pulwama, Nitika Kaul on Saturday donned the Army uniform with commander of the Army's northern..
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Chennai school suspends teacher after students post allegations of sexual misconduct on social media

Students had shared chats of alleged misconduct and described the way the faculty had dealt with girls during conventional and even offline classes.
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Chennai: Doctors replace entire thigh bone of 12-yr old, patient resumes walking, climbing

Chennai: Doctors successfully performed an 8-hour long procedure to replace the Femur (thigh bone) of a 12-year old Bangladeshi boy, who was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma (Bone Cancer that affects only..
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Chennai: 2.5 kg gold granules hidden in juice powder mix seized by Air Customs

A postal parcel from Dubai, which was declared to contain seeds from was intercepted on suspicion of containing gold.
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Puducherry CM N Rangasamy tests positive for Covid; to be treated in Chennai

A spokesman of the health department told PTI that Rangasamy underwent an examination at the Indira Gandhi Government Medical College Hospital on Sunday and tested positive for the virus. The spokesman..
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Two Tanzanian nationals arrested at Chennai airport with heroin worth Rs 100 crore

Senior officials said that the duo appeared nervous and gave evasive replies on being questioned, following which their baggage was examined.
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1  1 Covid patients die in hospital near Chennai as O2 pressure drops

Eleven Covid-19 patients died gasping for breath after midnight on Wednesday at Chengalpet Government Medical College Hospital as pressure in the oxygen lines dropped suddenly, possibly because of a..
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V Kalyanam, Gandhiji’s last personal secretary, dies in Chennai

Kalyanam’s younger daughter Nalini said he breathed his last at his residence in Padur at 3.30pm.
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AIADMK alleges DMK cadre vandalised Amma Canteen, video caught on camera

The AIADMK has tweeted out a video of Amma canteen being vandalized, allegedly by the winning party DMK's cadre in Chennai.
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Covid-19: Private hospital chains in talks to offer imported vaccines

Private hospital chains across the country, including the Chennai-based Apollo group and Delhi-based Fortis Healthcare, and Mumbai-based Hinduja Hospital, are discussing modalities to offer..
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Chennai: Air Customs seize 1.35 kg gold from flight and airport washroom

According to officials, a heavy white circular disk was found concealed below wash basin, in the washroom situated in the front of the aircraft.
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Chennai: Air customs seize 6kg gold worth Rs 2.9 crore from Air India flight

Chennai Air Customs on Saturday said it had seized six kg gold concealed in an Air India flight from Dubai.
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IPL: Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by six runs in Chennai

Spinner Shahbaz Ahmed takes three wickets in an over to inspire a dramatic six-run win for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League.
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IPL: Mumbai Indians beat Kolkata Knight Riders in Chennai

Defending champions Mumbai Indians somehow earn their first win of the new Indian Premier League season with a 10-run victory against Kolkata Knight Riders.
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Isro revises launch schedule of GISAT-1 after 'minor issue' with satellite

GISAT-1 was originally planned to be launched from Sriharikota spaceport, about 100 kms north of Chennai, on March five last year but was postponed a day before the blast-off due to technical reasons.
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Tamil Nadu assembly elections: BJP sticks to conversion and cow in fight for Tamil land

Fighting for a foothold in the Dravidian heartland, the BJP went the whole hog on its Hindutva identity without compunction by promising “strict anti-conversion law”, “criminalising religious..
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Chennai: Gold and foreign currency worth Rs 2.77 crore seized, 6 arrested

Customs officials in Chennai seize gold concealed in hair wigs, undergarment of passengers.
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Emirates cabin crew 'saves life' of flyer who fainted on Dubai-Chennai flight


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UK PM likely to visit Chennai during upcoming India visit in April

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, during his upcoming India visit in April, is also expected to travel to Chennai. Johnson will be arriving in India on April 26.
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Satellite set for March 28 launch will help India keep an eye on borders near real-time

India plans to launch on March 28 an earth observation satellite that will provide it near real-time images of its borders and also enable quick monitoring of natural disasters.GISAT-1 is slated to be..
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