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Metropolis in Tamil Nadu, India

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Madurai: Metropolis in Tamil Nadu, India
Madurai is a major city in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is the cultural capital of Tamil Nadu and the administrative headquarters of Madurai District. As of the 2011 census, it was the third largest Urban agglomeration in Tamil Nadu after Chennai and Coimbatore and the 44th most populated city in India. Located on the banks of River Vaigai, Madurai has been a major settlement for two millennia. It is often referred to as "Thoonga Nagaram", meaning "the city which never sleeps".

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PM Modi pays tribute to MG Ramachandran & Jayalalithaa in poll-bound Tamil Nadu [Video]

PM Modi pays tribute to MG Ramachandran & Jayalalithaa in poll-bound Tamil Nadu

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday dedicated to the nation key projects in Tamil Nadu, including the 2x500 mw Neyveli new thermal power plant, and laid the foundation stone for important..

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Tamil Nadu CM inaugurates Jayalalithaa-MGR Temple in Madurai [Video]

Tamil Nadu CM inaugurates Jayalalithaa-MGR Temple in Madurai

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam inaugurated temple in memory of former CMs J Jayalalithaa and MG Ramachandran in Madurai's Tirumangalam area...

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TN Assembly elections: JP Nadda announces BJP alliance with AIADMK [Video]

TN Assembly elections: JP Nadda announces BJP alliance with AIADMK

While addressing at a rally in Tamil Nadu's Madurai on January 30, BJP National president JP Nadda said, "I would like to share with you and declare here that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has..

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TN polls 2021: JP Nadda meets BJP leaders in Madurai [Video]

TN polls 2021: JP Nadda meets BJP leaders in Madurai

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president JP Nadda held meeting with party workers and leaders in Tamil Nadu's Madurai on January 30. His three-day visit to Tamil Nadu and Puducherry started on..

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JP Nadda visits Meenakshi Amman Temple in Madurai [Video]

JP Nadda visits Meenakshi Amman Temple in Madurai

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president JP Nadda visited Meenakshi Amman Temple in Tamil Nadu's Madurai on January 30. Nadda will hold meetings with the party leaders and address public..

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Devotees gathered for Float festival celebrations in Madurai [Video]

Devotees gathered for Float festival celebrations in Madurai

Devotees gathered for 'Float festival' celebrations at Sri Meenakshi-Sundareswarar Temple in Tamil Nadu's Madurai on January 28. Large number of people thronged to the temple to witness the Float..

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Over 10 injured after bus overturns in Madurai [Video]

Over 10 injured after bus overturns in Madurai

More than 10 passengers were injured in Tamil Nadu's Madurai on January 27. The incident occurred after a government bus overturned lost its control while going from Madurai to Dindigul. The injured..

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AMMK workers hold special prayers for Sasikala's speedy recovery [Video]

AMMK workers hold special prayers for Sasikala's speedy recovery

The workers of Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK) offered prayers at a temple in Tamil Nadu's Madurai on January 24. They offered prayers for the speedy recovery of former chief minister J..

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Schools for classes 10, 12 reopen in Tamil Nadu after over 9 months [Video]

Schools for classes 10, 12 reopen in Tamil Nadu after over 9 months

Schools in Tamil Nadu reopened for the students of classes 10th and 12th on January 19 after a gap of over nine months. A school in Madurai followed COVID-19 guidelines such as social distancing and..

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Watch: Jallikattu event in Madurai enthralls spectators [Video]

Watch: Jallikattu event in Madurai enthralls spectators

Several people witnessed Jallikattu event in Madurai on January 16. Hundreds of bull tamers participated in the event. Participants showed their skills with their attempts to tame the bulls. Jallikattu..

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TN CM, his Deputy inaugurate 'Jallikattu' competition in Madurai [Video]

TN CM, his Deputy inaugurate 'Jallikattu' competition in Madurai

Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Edappadi K Palaniswami along with Deputy CM O Panneerselvam inaugurated the 'Jallikattu' competition in Alanganallur area of Madurai on January 16. Several other leaders..

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Jallikattu: Celebrations begin on day 2 [Video]

Jallikattu: Celebrations begin on day 2

The 2nd day of 'Jallikattu' or bull fight festival began in TN's Madurai on Jan 15. The medical check-ups of bull were conducted before the fight commenced. In wake of COVID-19, the state government..

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Watch: Bull tamers raise slogans against farm laws during Jallikattu event [Video]

Watch: Bull tamers raise slogans against farm laws during Jallikattu event

Bull tamers on January 14 raised slogans against farm laws amid Jallikattu event in Tamil Nadu's Madurai. The bull tamers also showed black flag against Centre. They were later detained by the police...

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Tamil Nadu: 68-year-old alms seeker donates Rs 90,000 to a COVID-19 relief fund in Madurai, wins hearts

Poolpandiyan, a 68-year old alms seeker in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, has donated Rs 90,000 of his savings to the Chief Minister's Relief Fund in their fight against Covid-19 pandemic.
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CB-CID submits status report to Madras High Court in Tuticorin custodial death case

In suo-moto hearings of Jayaraj-Bennix death case, the Madurai bench of the Madras High Court has passed several orders to speed up the delivery of justice.
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Online rummy to be banned in Tamil Nadu? Madras HC says govt can pass laws banning online games involving money

Central and state governments can pass laws that ban online games involving real money, such as online rummy, card games and others, Madurai bench of the Madras High Court has observed. The court drew..
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Tuticorin custodial death: CBI team to arrive today to begin probe, directed by HC to file status report by July 28

A CBI counsel informed a bench of Justice Sathyanarayanan and Rajamanickam that a team of seven CBI officers from Delhi would reach Madurai on Friday.
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Mask Parottas, Corona-shaped Dosas and much more: Madurai restaurant's COVID-themed menu to spread awareness

Mask Parottas, Corona-shaped Dosas, Bondas and a new herbal concoction are the latest offerings on the menu in this Madurai restaurant.
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Tuticorin custodial death case: High Court orders protection, paid-leave for lady cop witness

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Madurai salon owner's daughter chosen as UNADAP Goodwill Ambassador to the Poor


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From special mention in 'Mann Ki Baat' to recognition by UN body: Madurai girl's philanthropy is winning hearts

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Social distancing norms flouted at Tamil Nadu minister's event in Madurai

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Operation Sanjeevani: India sends 6.7 tones of medical assistance to Maldives amidst COVID-19 crisis

The Indian Air Force lifted medicines from airports in New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Madurai and delivered to the Maldives.
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Owaisi challenges Amit Shah for debate on CAA

Addressing a gathering in Madurai, the Lok Sabha MP from Hyderabad said: "Amit Shah invites everyone to debate about CAA.Is he ready to debate with me? The AIADMK government should raise voice against..
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Tamil Nadu: After authorities review arrangements, bull-taming sport Jallikattu kicks off in Madurai

Three villages-Avaniyapuram, Alanganallur and Palamedu will host the sport in Madurai district of Tamil Nadu.
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‘Not rocket science, just observation’

The 33-year-old, who hails from Madurai, woke up on Tuesday to an email from Nasa confirming that the American space agency has confirmed Vikram lander’s crash site and giving him credit for the..
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Meet Shanmuga Subramanian- Chennai techie who helped NASA in locating Vikram lander debris

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'Plogging' 50 Indian cities in 50 days; all for a cleaner India

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DMK leader objects to bridge being painted in saffron colour

Dr P Thiaga Rajan the DMK MLA has written to the Highways department objecting to the colour combination being used to paint the iconic Albert Victor bridge in Madurai
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Like BJP flag: DMK MLA P Thiaga Rajan sees red over Madurai bridge's new paint job

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Ex-TN DGP who arrested Indira over graft dies

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Indication of a low-pressure area developing in the Bay of Bengal is good news for the advancement of monsoon, a senior official of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said Thursday. Cyclone Vayu..
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Another AIADMK MLA joins chorus for 'single leader' to steer party

In yet another indication that all is not well in the ruling AIADMK, a party MLA on Sunday backed its Madurai-based veteran V V Rajan Chellappa's pitch for a single leader to steer the outfit and..
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