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The Chennai Portal

Marina Beach, one of the longest in the World
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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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Chennai Port in 1996

Chennai Port, formerly known as Madras Port, is the second largest port of India and the largest port in the Bay of Bengal. It is the third oldest port among the 12 major ports of India. Maritime trade at the port started in 1639 on the undeveloped shore. It is an artificial and all-weather port with wet docks. The port remains a primary reason for the economic growth of Tamil Nadu, especially for the manufacturing boom in South India, and has contributed greatly to the development of the city. It is due of the existence of the port that the city of Chennai eventually became known as the Gateway of South India. The port has become a hub port for containers, cars and project cargo in the east coast of India. The port handles more than 60 million tonnes of cargo annually. In 2008, the port's container traffic crossed 1 million twenty-foot equivalent units. It is currently ranked the 86th largest container port in the world. It is an ISO 14001:2004 and ISPS-certified port and has become a main line port having direct connectivity to more than 50 ports around the world.

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Santhome Basilica at dusk
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San Thome Basilica is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Santhome, in the city of Chennai (Madras), India. It was built in the 16th century by Portuguese explorers, and rebuilt again with the status of a cathedral by the British in 1893. The British version still stands today. It was designed in neo-Gothic style, favored by British architects in the late 19th century.


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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:41:15 -0700

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:52:30 -0700

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International Business Times, India Edition
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 02:22:30 -0700

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 01:03:45 -0700

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Times of India
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:41:15 -0700

CHENNAI: K Maariamma lay shivering in the rain on a Wall Tax Road pavement on Monday morning, a makeshift tent her only protection. "I don't have any other place to stay even if it rains continuously for the next few days. But I am used to sleeping ...

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:41:15 -0700

The Nokia workers' union — the Nokia India Thozhilalar Sangam — fearing loss of further jobs at the Chennai plant has requested the state government to convert it into an electronic zone, where consumer durables such as TV, set top boxes, laptops ...

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Times of India
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 18:50:47 -0700

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