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Chennai: Metropolis in Tamil Nadu, India
Chennai, also known as Madras, is the capital of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Located on the Coromandel Coast off the Bay of Bengal, it is a primary cultural, economic and educational centre of south India. According to the 2011 Indian census, it is the sixth-most populous city and fourth-most populous urban agglomeration in India. The city together with the adjoining regions constitutes the Chennai Metropolitan Area, which is the 36th-largest urban area by population in the world. Chennai is among the most-visited Indian cities by foreign tourists. It was ranked the 43rd-most visited city in the world for the year 2015. The Quality of Living Survey rated Chennai as the safest city in India. Chennai attracts 45 percent of health tourists visiting India, and 30 to 40 percent of domestic health tourists. As such, it is termed "India's health capital".

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Indian Coast Guard rescues 6 Sri Lankan fishermen in Chennai [Video]

Indian Coast Guard rescues 6 Sri Lankan fishermen in Chennai

Indian Coast Guard rescued six Sri Lankan fishermen by a merchant vessel YM Summit from 170 nautical miles east of Chennai in Tamil Nadu. The rescue operation was coordinated by Indian Coast Guard..

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Tamil filmmaker turned grocery seller helps needy in Chennai [Video]

Tamil filmmaker turned grocery seller helps needy in Chennai

Coronavirus and lockdown have impacted lives on all fronts. Amid the crisis, Tamil film director Anand turned into a grocery shop owner. Due to crisis, his several projects have been put on hold. The..

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Industries can expand in tier-2 and 3 cities for skilled manpower: Nitin Gadkari [Video]

Industries can expand in tier-2 and 3 cities for skilled manpower: Nitin Gadkari

Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Nitin Gadkari inaugurated New Global Innovation Park Facility at Haryana's Manesar via video conferencing from Nagpur. He stressed on the need to..

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Heavy rainfall expected in Mumbai for next 2 days, orange alert issued: IMD [Video]

Heavy rainfall expected in Mumbai for next 2 days, orange alert issued: IMD

Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Nitin Gadkari inaugurated New Global Innovation Park Facility at Haryana's Manesar via video conferencing from Nagpur. He stressed on the need to..

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Tuticorin custodial death case: 'TN Govt has delayed arrests', says Kanimozhi [Video]

Tuticorin custodial death case: 'TN Govt has delayed arrests', says Kanimozhi

While speaking to ANI in Chennai on July 02, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader Kanimozhi spoke on Tuticorin custodial death case. She said, "The arrest is very much delayed and I don't..

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Chennai-based company develops 'rescuer' ambulance to bury patients who died of COVID-19 [Video]

Chennai-based company develops 'rescuer' ambulance to bury patients who died of COVID-19

The cases of coronavirus are growing in India. Meanwhile, Chennai-based manufacturing company developed a unique ambulance to bury patients who died of COVID-19. M Zafi Rescuer Ambulance is the India's..

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TN CM Palaniswami holds meeting with medical experts amid COVID-19 crisis [Video]

TN CM Palaniswami holds meeting with medical experts amid COVID-19 crisis

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami held meeting with medical experts on June 29. The meeting was held in view of COVID-19 situation in the state. Several officials and ministers attended..

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COVID-19: Chennai observes complete lockdown [Video]

COVID-19: Chennai observes complete lockdown

Chennai observed a complete lockdown on June 28 as the COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu continue to rise. Except essential services such as ambulances, pharmacies, funeral hearses, and milk distribution,..

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Chennai-based singer performs on social media to raise funds for other musicians amid COVID-19 pandemic [Video]

Chennai-based singer performs on social media to raise funds for other musicians amid COVID-19 pandemic

A singer from Chennai has taken initiative to help musicians who are facing problems due to COVID-19. Singer Satyan Mahalingam has been performing on social media for last 63 days. His aim is to..

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Lockdown extension: Chennai under strict surveillance [Video]

Lockdown extension: Chennai under strict surveillance

Police is keeping a strict watch on commuters in Tamil Nadu after lockdown was extended till June 30 in four districts. State saw decrease in vehicular movement in Chennai on 2nd day of complete..

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Amma canteen in Chennai proves to be blessing for needy amid lockdown [Video]

Amma canteen in Chennai proves to be blessing for needy amid lockdown

Amma canteen is distributing free food amid COVID-19 lockdown in Chennai's Chetpet. As many hotels remain closed in the city due to lockdown, Amma canteen is ensuring food for needy ones. Tamil Nadu..

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Lockdown continues in 4 districts of Tamil Nadu including Chennai [Video]

Lockdown continues in 4 districts of Tamil Nadu including Chennai

Lockdown to remain imposed till June 30 in four districts of Tamil Nadu due to increase in COVID-19 cases. The four districts include Chennai, along with Kancheepuram, Chengalpattu and Tiruvallur...

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Few buyers turn up at International Flower Auction in Bengaluru amid COVID-19 [Video]

Few buyers turn up at International Flower Auction in Bengaluru amid COVID-19

The international flower market in Karnataka's Bengaluru is suffering amid coronavirus pandemic. Flowers are unable to reach market due to lack of transportation facilities. Less number of buyers..

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Indian siblings use lockdown to create art [Video]

Indian siblings use lockdown to create art

Two siblings in Chennai city of India's southern Tamil Nadu state used the spare time they had during lockdown to brighten up their home with colorful art.

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DMK MLA J Anbazhagan passes away in Chennai due to COVID-19 [Video]

DMK MLA J Anbazhagan passes away in Chennai due to COVID-19

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) MLA J Anbazhagan passed away at a private hospital in Tamil Nadu's Chennai. He was suffering from COVID-19. DMK president MK Stalin visited the hospital after his death..

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'We are sorry': Chennai school lights 2500 candles over death of pregnant elephant [Video]

'We are sorry': Chennai school lights 2500 candles over death of pregnant elephant

The Everwin School in Chennai paid tribute to Kerala's pregnant elephant which died after it was allegedly fed pineapple filled with firecrackers, by lighting around 2500 candles in a life-size shape..

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DMK MP arrested for 'hate speech', lawyer says he's being hunted for corruption complaints against CM [Video]

DMK MP arrested for 'hate speech', lawyer says he's being hunted for corruption complaints against CM

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) Rajya Sabha MP, RS Bharathi was arrested by Chennai police on May 23 at around 05:00 am for his alleged hate speech. He allegedly made hate speech against people from..

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Chennai artist spreading COVID awareness through his alluring egg art [Video]

Chennai artist spreading COVID awareness through his alluring egg art

Lockdown has also highlighted talent of artists coming forward to spread awareness. Joel Fertician is sketching portraits of COVID warriors on delicate egg shells. Among his arts, the shell with PM..

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Social distancing goes for a toss after migrant workers gather to board train in Chennai [Video]

Social distancing goes for a toss after migrant workers gather to board train in Chennai

Social distancing norms went for a toss after hundreds of migrant workers gathered at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium in Chennai to board a 'Shramik Special' train to Uttar Pradesh on May 17...

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Assamese migrant workers wait at roadside in Chennai for their turn to get home [Video]

Assamese migrant workers wait at roadside in Chennai for their turn to get home

A large group of Assamese migrant workers are waiting for their turn at a roadside in Chennai to go back to their home state. Migrant workers appealed to the government to facilitate their return to..

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Vande Bharat Mission: 158 Indians boarded Air India's repatriation flight from Dhaka [Video]

Vande Bharat Mission: 158 Indians boarded Air India's repatriation flight from Dhaka

Indian citizens boarded Air India's repatriation flight from Dhaka. The flight to Chennai carrying 158 Indian nationals took off at 11:20 AM at its scheduled time. One of the passengers said, "Kudos to..

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DMK MLA J Anbazhagan dies of COVID-19 in Chennai

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Tamil Nadu: COVID-19 cases surpass 25K, Chennai sees highest single-day hike

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