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Chennai (Tamil: சென்னை IPA: [ˈtʃɛnnəɪ], formerly known as About this sound Madras , is the fourth largest metropolitan area of India and the capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Located on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal, Chennai had a population of 4.2 million in the 2001 census within its municipal corporation.[1] The urban agglomeration of Chennai has an estimated population over 8 million[2], making it one of the largest urban agglomerations in India.

The city was established in the 17th century by the British, who developed it into a major urban centre and naval base. By the 20th century, it had become an important administrative centre, as the capital of the Madras Presidency.

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Museum theatre, Government Museum, Egmore, Chennai

Government Museum, established in 1851, is located in Egmore, Chennai, South India. The Museum complex consisting of six buildings and 46 galleries covers an area of around 16.25 acres (66,000 m²) of land. The objects displayed in the museum cover a variety of artifacts and objects covering diverse fields including archeology, numismatics, zoology, natural history, sculptures, palm-leaf manuscripts and Amravati paintings.

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Ramakrishna Mutt
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Ramakrishna Math is a religious monastic order set up by Swami Vivekananda to follow the teachings of Sri Ramakrishna. The Ramakrishna Math is headquartered at Belur Math (in West Bengal, India), and shares the location with the related organisation, the Ramakrishna Mission.

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Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai
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The Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium is a Chennai stadium and seats 40,000. It hosts football (soccer), and athletic competitions.

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Times of India

Times of India
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 23:45:00 -0700

The Chennai franchise first made contact with Ronaldinho's agent last week and, coincidentally, it came on the eve of breakdown in talks with Brazilian club Palmeiras, who wanted to sign the two-time World Player of the Year as part of their centenary ...

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Business Standard
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 03:46:06 -0700

Ramaswamy is known to be the richest Chettiar, one of the richest trading communities in the country, on an individual basis and he has also been the Sheriff of Chennai for two terms. His grandfather was the the Rajah of Chettinad. In 2012, Forbes ...
Times of India
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 14:22:30 -0700

The Chennai franchise first made contact with Ronaldinho's agent last week and, coincidentally, it came on the eve of breakdown in talks with Brazilian club Palmeiras, who wanted to sign the two-time World Player of the Year as part of their centenary ...
The Hindu
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 12:41:15 -0700

The concept of 'patta' — a legal paper attesting to the actual owner of a plot of land — may not have been so popular in big cities, but landholders in Chennai can soon get 'patta' online under a new government initiative aimed at curbing bogus ...

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Daily News & Analysis
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 19:15:00 -0700

Two-time champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) is likely to be out of the Indian Premier League (IPL) circuit. dna learns that the Justice Mukul Mudgal committee, set up to look into IPL betting and match-fixing allegations, will so recommend to the ...
Times of India
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 14:33:45 -0700

"I believe there is a bright hope for Chennai. We have been in touch with Ronaldinho's brother, who is also his agent, and are hopeful we can carry forward the negotiations positively," said Prashant Agarwal, CEO of Kshatriya Sports and technical ...
Times of India
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 04:36:31 -0700

CHENNAI: Southern Railway has changed arrival time of the following trains at Chennai Central with effect from September 1 as a few trains are speeded up and some new trains are being introduced. In the following list, the revised time is given in ...

The Hindu

The Hindu
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:00:00 -0700

On the face of it, Chennai isn't funny-side-up-you see no quirky murals, no offbeat public sculptures, no off-colour signboards in the city. Its vibrant “kalakkal” culture seems to thrive under the surface — in group conversations, online comments ...

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