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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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'Flower Palanquin' festival celebrated at Madurai's Alagar Koyil [Video]

'Flower Palanquin' festival celebrated at Madurai's Alagar Koyil

'Flower Palanquin' festival was celebrated in Madurai's Alagar Koyil on April 30. Due to COVID-19, the temple decided to conduct the festival without the participation of devotees. Temple authorities..

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'Vaigai' festival celebrated at Madurai temple without common devotees [Video]

'Vaigai' festival celebrated at Madurai temple without common devotees

Amid the second wave of COVID-19, the 'Vaigai' festival in Madurai was held inside the Lord Sundararaja Perumal Temple in Tamil Nadu's Madurai on April 26. Temple management had decided to celebrate..

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DMK, Congress have not understood ethos of Madurai: PM Modi [Video]

DMK, Congress have not understood ethos of Madurai: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a jibe at safety and dignity of women under DMK and Congress' rule. He also accused DMK of making peace-loving Madurai into mafia pertaining family complications...

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Madurai best example of 'Ek Bharat, Shreshtha Bharat': PM Modi [Video]

Madurai best example of 'Ek Bharat, Shreshtha Bharat': PM Modi

Ahead of polls in Tamil Nadu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Madurai to attend a public rally. PM Modi appreciated Madurai for being the perfect example of 'Ek Bharat, Shreshtha Bharat.' PM Modi..

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Watch: PM Modi, in ‘veshti’, offers prayers at Madurai’s Meenakshi Temple [Video]

Watch: PM Modi, in ‘veshti’, offers prayers at Madurai’s Meenakshi Temple

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday arrived in poll-bound Tamil Nadu and visited the centuries-old Arulmigu Meenakshi Sundareshwarar Temple in Madurai. For his visit to the temple, the Prime..

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PM Narendra Modi visits Arulmigu Meenakshi Sundareshwarar Temple [Video]

PM Narendra Modi visits Arulmigu Meenakshi Sundareshwarar Temple

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 1 visited Arulmigu Meenakshi Sundareshwarar Temple in Madurai to offer prayers. Arulmigu Meenakshi Sundareshwarar Temple is one of prominent temples in Madurai...

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Actor and MNM chief Kamal Haasan says he will contest 2021 Tamil Nadu Assembly elections

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Online rummy to be banned in Tamil Nadu? Madras HC says govt can pass laws banning online games involving money

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Owaisi challenges Amit Shah for debate on CAA

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‘Not rocket science, just observation’

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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

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Ex-TN DGP who arrested Indira over graft dies

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