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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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Ennore Port, officially renamed Kamarajar Port Limited, is located on the Coromandel Coast about 24 km north of Chennai Port, Chennai, it is the 12th major port of India, and the first port in India which is a public company. The Kamarajar Port Limited is the only corporatised major port and is registered as a company. The port has been able to attract an investment of INR 26,000 million by private entrepreneurs on various terminals and harbour craft. Designed as Asia's energy port, it is the first corporatised port in India and has only 86 employees. Envisaged being a satellite port to decongest and improve the environmental quality at the busy Chennai Port, it has a permissible draught of 13.5 m. The port handled a total volume of 11.01 million tonnes in 2010–11, up by 2.86 per cent from the previous year.

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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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Times of India

Times of India
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 11:12:48 -0700

CHENNAI: Chennai Super Kings thrashed Kings XI Punjab by a huge margin of 97 runs here on Saturday, extracting a sweet revenge for a string of three losses to them in the last season of the Indian Premier League. Scorecard Brendon McCullum (66 off 44 ...

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Sat, 25 Apr 2015 02:11:15 -0700

Even as the nation is in a state of a shock following the earthquake in Nepal and parts of India including Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana and Punjab on Saturday, 25 April, there are rumours of tremors being felt in Chennai, Mumbai and a few ...


Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:30:22 -0700

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Sun, 26 Apr 2015 08:21:26 -0700

The BCCI on Sunday decided to seek a fresh legal opinion on the controversial "low" valuation of the IPL franchisee Chennai Super Kings when it demerged from its parent company India cements, headed by N Srinivasan. The decision was taken at a ...


Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:41:56 -0700

This will be the second time Narine will be travelling to Chennai this month having already received a clearance from the BCCI's sub-committee on suspect action days before the IPL started. The panel, comprising former India captain S Venkataraghavan, ...

The Guardian

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Wed, 22 Apr 2015 07:00:04 -0700

Royal Challengers Bangalore v Chennai Super Kings: IPL 2015 – as it happened. A brilliant bowling spell by Ashish Nehra and 62 from Suresh Raina helped Chennai Super Kings to a convincing 27 run win over Royal Challengers Bangalore. Updated 2h ...

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Fri, 24 Apr 2015 02:00:00 -0700

CHENNAI/BENGALURU: Workers of Free Software Foundation Tamil Nadu (FSFT) on Thursday protested for the cause of net neutrality at Edward Elliot's Beach in Chennai. With the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) deadline on taking responses ...
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Sat, 25 Apr 2015 23:45:00 -0700

CHENNAI: Apollo Hospitals has inaugurated a centre of excellence in healthcare skills in Chennai. This centre would be managed by Apollo Medskills, a joint venture between the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and the Apollo Hospitals.

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