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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 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.

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Mortal remains of legendary vocalist Balasubrahmanyam brought to his farmhouse in Thiruvallur [Video]

Mortal remains of legendary vocalist Balasubrahmanyam brought to his farmhouse in Thiruvallur

Mortal remains of singer SP Balasubrahmanyam was brought to his farmhouse in Thamaraipakkam village of Thiruvallur district on September 25 for last rites. The legendary playback singer SP..

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Fraternity mourns demise of legendary singer Balasubrahmanyam [Video]

Fraternity mourns demise of legendary singer Balasubrahmanyam

Legendary playback singer SP Balasubrahmanyam died at the age of 74 on September 25. Singer was admitted to Chennai's MGM hospital after symptoms of coronavirus. "Indian music has lost one of its most..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:20Published
COVID positive woman gives birth prematurely at 28 weeks in Chennai [Video]

COVID positive woman gives birth prematurely at 28 weeks in Chennai

A hospital in Chennai successfully treated an extremely critical COVID-19 positive pregnant woman who delivered her baby prematurely at 28 weeks. The doctors performed an emergency C-section to save..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:50Published
Watch: Balloon blast at PM Modi birthday fest in Chennai, BJP workers injured [Video]

Watch: Balloon blast at PM Modi birthday fest in Chennai, BJP workers injured

A mishap occurred during celebration of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's birthday in Chennai on September 17. Workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party had collected helium balloons as part of the..

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Watch: Gas balloons explode during 'Seva Saptah' celebrations in Chennai [Video]

Watch: Gas balloons explode during 'Seva Saptah' celebrations in Chennai

Several people suffered burn injuries after hydrogen-filled balloons exploded during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's birthday celebration in Chennai on September 18. A spark from fireworks resulted in..

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BJP Tamil Nadu general secy distributes gas stoves to needy ahead of PM Modi's birthday [Video]

BJP Tamil Nadu general secy distributes gas stoves to needy ahead of PM Modi's birthday

On the eve of 70th birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, 70 Gas stoves, loans, and insurance schemes were distributed in slum areas at thousand lights in Chennai. BJP Tamil Nadu general secretary..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:16Published
Auto rickshaw, taxi drivers protest over waiver of road tax, interest on EMIs in Chennai [Video]

Auto rickshaw, taxi drivers protest over waiver of road tax, interest on EMIs in Chennai

Hundreds of auto rickshaw and taxi drivers came out on streets in Chennai on September 15. Members of Urimai Kural Drivers Association staged protest in the city demanding relief from the state..

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DMK leaders arrive at State legislative assembly with 'Ban NEET' masks in Chennai [Video]

DMK leaders arrive at State legislative assembly with 'Ban NEET' masks in Chennai

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) president MK Stalin along with other leaders arrived at the State legislative Assembly wearing a mask with 'Ban NEET, save TN students' printed on it on Sep 14. 3 Tamil..

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Students across country set to appear for NEET today amid COVID [Video]

Students across country set to appear for NEET today amid COVID

Students are all set to appear for National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) on September 13 amid COVID-19 pandemic. Chennai's Vidya Mandir school has undertaken all precautions for COVID-19 to..

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Youth and student wings of CPI(M) hit roads in Chennai against NEET [Video]

Youth and student wings of CPI(M) hit roads in Chennai against NEET

Both youth and student wing of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) held protest in Chennai against NEET examinations. Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) and the Students Federation of India..

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DMK's Duraimurugan elected as party general secretary [Video]

DMK's Duraimurugan elected as party general secretary

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader Duraimurugan was elected as party general secretary at the DMK council meeting in Tamil Nadu's Chennai on September 09. TR Baalu was elected as treasurer at the..

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Custom dept seizes pseudoephedrine worth Rs 40 lakh at Chennai airport [Video]

Custom dept seizes pseudoephedrine worth Rs 40 lakh at Chennai airport

Officials of Custom department on September 08 seized four kilograms of pseudoephedrine, a narcotic substance worth Rs. 40 lakhs from two courier parcels, which were destined to Australia, at Chennai..

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TN Minister convened meeting to begin booth level election preparation amid COVID [Video]

TN Minister convened meeting to begin booth level election preparation amid COVID

Tamil Nadu Minister and All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader D Jayakumar convened a meeting to begin booth level election preparation amidst COVID-19 pandemic. The meeting took..

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COVID fear missing as people throng Chennai ground for Sunday cricket [Video]

COVID fear missing as people throng Chennai ground for Sunday cricket

When COVID-19 pandemic is haunting people of the world even in their dreams, people in Chennai were seen in 'no COVID world'. On September 06, people were seen in large gatherings, especially..

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Covid | Cricket in Chennai, cycling in Delhi: Crowds emerge as India unlocks [Video]

Covid | Cricket in Chennai, cycling in Delhi: Crowds emerge as India unlocks

With India in its fourth phase of Unlock following the Covid-induced lockdowns, crowds were seen in metros like Chennai and Delhi. In Tamil Nadu's capital city, many people were seen at a playground in..

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At least 9 dead, several injured in explosion at TN’s firecracker factory [Video]

At least 9 dead, several injured in explosion at TN’s firecracker factory

At least nine people were killed and five others were injured after a blaze erupted at a fireworks factory in Tamil Nadu's Cuddalore. The factory is located in Kattumannarkoil area of Cuddalore..

Credit: HT Digital Content     Duration: 01:29Published

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