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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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Jade Cargo's Boeing 747-400F departing from Chennai Airport

Chennai International Airport, formerly Madras Airport, is the primary airport serving the southern Indian metropolis of Chennai. It is the third busiest airport in India in terms of passenger traffic. The airport is spread across the suburban areas of Meenambakkam, Pallavaram and Tirusulam with passenger entry at Tirusulam and cargo entry at Meenambakkam. It is the first airport in India to have international and domestic terminals adjacent to each other. The airport is the regional headquarters of the Airports Authority of India for the southern region of India comprising the states of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Kerala and the union territories of Puducherry and Lakshadweep. As of 2012, the airport handles 13.5 million passengers annually and about 325 aircraft movements a day.

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Victoria Public Hall
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Victoria Public Hall is a historical building in Chennai. It is one of the finest examples of British architectures in Chennai. It now houses the South Indian Athletic Association Club.

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  1. April 24, 2011:Indian guru and spiritual figure Sathya Sai Baba dies at the age of 84, prompting mourners to visit his corpse in their thousands. (The Hindu) (BBC)

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  • ... that the Chennai Book Fair is an annual event in Chennai, India, which takes place between the last week of December and the third week of January?



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Egmore ,Chennai
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Chennai Egmore is a railway station in Egmore, Chennai, South India. The station acts as the arrival and departure point for trains connecting Chennai and southern, central Tamil Nadu and Kerala

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Fri, 19 Dec 2014 04:28:43 -0800

Bengaluru / Chennai: The heart of a two-year-old boy who died on Friday morning at a hospital in Bengaluru was successfully transplanted into another young child in Chennai. The heart was rushed from one city to another, all within the space of four hours.

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Times of India
Sat, 20 Dec 2014 04:45:00 -0800

CHENNAI: With an eye on expanding the horizon of saffron party in the Dravidian heartland, BJP national president Amit Shah arrived in Chennai on Saturday to a rousing welcome from party cadres and A C Shanmugam's New Justice Party at ...
Times of India
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:22:30 -0800

CHENNAI: In what could be a turning point for the fortunes of the BJP in Tamil Nadu, party president Amit Shah credited with master minding the saffron victories in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Maharashtra arrives in Chennai Saturday to motivate the ...

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The Hindu
Sat, 20 Dec 2014 12:52:22 -0800

Following in the footsteps of call-taxi operators, a number of autorickshaw drivers are now using app-based location services in order to ply call autos. With the mushrooming of call-taxi services, autorickshaw drivers are facing stiff competition as ...
Times of India
Sat, 20 Dec 2014 12:26:15 -0800

CHENNAI: The usual trouble motorists experience while travelling over speed breakers — humongous humps or tiny rubber-plastic ones — may soon end. The city corporation has re-engineered 400 speed breakers on interior and bus route roads as per ...

Deccan Chronicle

Deccan Chronicle
Sat, 20 Dec 2014 16:33:45 -0800

Chennai: Alert customs officials seized 2 kg of gold, worth over Rs 60 lakh, from a passenger arriving from Singapore at Chennai airport on Saturday morning. P. Nadham, 42, a resident of Chennai, was returning home after visiting the island nation on a ...
Hindustan Times
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:52:30 -0800

The train for Chennai will depart from Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 5.25pm on December 20 and will reach Chennai at 5.05pm the next day. It will depart for return journey from Chennai at 8pm on the same day and reach LTT on December 22 at 10.35pm.
Times of India
Sat, 20 Dec 2014 12:26:15 -0800

CHENNAI: Parents can no longer walk into schools on a whim. Attacks on children within and outside the country, especially the Peshawar massacre, have put schools on alert. Many schools are sending circulars to parents asking them to avoid trying to ...

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