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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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The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) is an elite engineering and technology school located in Chennai (formerly Madras) in southern India. It is officially recognized as an Institute of National Importance by the Government of India and is regarded as one of the finest engineering institutions in India. Founded in 1959 with technical and financial assistance from the Government of the erstwhile West Germany, IIT Madras was third among currently thirteen Indian Institutes of Technology (including 6 new IITs started in 2008) established by the Government of India through an Act of Parliament, to provide world-class education and research facilities in engineering and technology.

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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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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
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:03:45 -0700

CUDDALORE: The Cuddalore district police are on the lookout for a 54-year-old engineer with the public works department in Chennai, who allegedly bought a 16-year-old girl after paying her parents Rs 1.3 lakh and has been torturing her for the last ...

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Times of India
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:52:30 -0700

CHENNAI: Chennai airport staff will screen flyers from African countries after authorities put airports on alert over the Ebola outbreak in West Africa spreading to Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea and Nigeria. Freetown on Thursday declared a health ...

Times of India

Times of India
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:33:45 -0700

It's not without reason that Kolaveri composer Anirudh is super excited today. After all, he is all set to release his first independent music video which is a part of The Times of India's campaign Namma Chennai Chance-ey illa, which celebrates the ...

Times of India

Times of India
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 04:15:00 -0700

The day went as usual for private buses plying between Chennai and Bangalore. "Most of our buses reach Bangalore only after 6pm. Only about 10 or 12 buses from here reach Bangalore before 6pm and they do not have any problem as protesters mostly ...

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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:33:45 -0700

Chennai Kings is a small restaurant just finishing its soft run over at 856 El Camino Real in Mountain View—its hard opening is next week. The restaurant is in an unassuming space that faces El Camino. It has lacquered wooden tables and chair, twinkle ...
Times of India
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:00:00 -0700

Train No.43705 Chennai Beach - Tiruvallur EMU scheduled to leave Chennai Beach at 09.45 hrs. Train No.43753 Chennai Beach - Pattabiram E depot EMU scheduled to leave Chennai Beach at 10.05 hrs. Train No.43015 MMC - Avadi EMU scheduled to ...
Times of India
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:52:30 -0700

CHENNAI: The Central Crime Branch police on Thursday arrested five more moneylenders who threatened a tour operator after extracting extorbitant interest from him on a loan of 1.22 crore that he had taken from them. The arrests are part of a police ...

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Times of India
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:11:15 -0700

Meanwhile, asked about the new small buses for Chennai, a Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) official said, "Now that the announcement has been made, a financial sanction will come. After that, a government order will be issued and then a tender.

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