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The Chennai Portal

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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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Ripon Building

Ripon Building is the seat of the Chennai Corporation in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. This is a fine example of Indo-Saracenic style of architecture, a combination of three types of architectural styles - Gothic, Ionic and Corinthian. The Ripon Building is white in colour and is located near the Chennai Central station. Commissioned in 1913, it was built by a builder named Loganatha Mudaliar. The Building took four years to build at a cost of 750,000 rupees. Ripon building was named after Lord Ripon, Governor-General of British India and the Father of local self-government. Earl of Minto, the then Viceroy and Governor General of India laid the foundation on December 12, 1909.

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Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus
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The Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) is an elevated line of the suburban railway in Chennai, India. The line currently runs from Chennai Beach to Velachery, covering a distance of 27 km with 17 stations. Like the rest of the suburban railway network, the MRTS is operated by the state-owned Southern Railway (SR), a zone of Indian Railways.

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Tidel Park' is an IT Park situated in the city of Chennai, India. It is one of the Largest IT park in India. It was set up on the July 4, 2000 to foster the growth of Information Technology in the state of Tamil Nadu.

It has a built-up area of 1,280,000 sq ft (119,000 m2). with centralised air-conditioning and an independent power supply. The park provides state-of-the-art network connectivity with direct satellite uplink.

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As widely-expected, N Srinivasan has reportedly decided to de-link himself from Chennai Super Kings and is keen to seek another term as BCCI president. In a landmark judgement on Thursday, the Supreme Court had struck down a controversial clause in ...

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Sun, 25 Jan 2015 01:56:15 -0800

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Sat, 24 Jan 2015 02:53:40 -0800

According to the police, the bus, run by the Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation, was travelling from Chennai to Salem. Near Tiruneermalai, the driver, Ranganathan (50) of Vellore district, reportedly lost control of the vehicle. The police said he ...
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Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:00:00 -0800

On Sunday afternoon, passengers at Chennai airport were surprised to see two big monkeys in the departure hall of the domestic terminal. The monkeys entered the terminal around 3 p.m., through one of the openings in the roof, sources said. At first ...
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Fri, 23 Jan 2015 22:56:15 -0800

CHENNAI: Ola and TaxiForSure are driving fast into the Chennai autorickshaw market, where rates have been exorbitant and unionism strong enough to keep the regulator at bay. And the advent of Ola and TFS has put the incumbent aggregators on their ...


Fri, 23 Jan 2015 04:22:30 -0800

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Suresh Raina and Ravindra Jadeja could be wearing Chennai Super Kings colours during Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015 scheduled to begin April 8. According to IPL chairman Ranjib Biswal, the governing council is going ahead ...

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Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:21:32 -0800

"In India, Bangalore, ranked 171st globally, scores most favourably followed by Mumbai and Chennai both ranked 182nd. New Delhi (204) is the least livable," according to Location Ratings for expatriate living conditions published by ECA International, ...
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