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India beefs up coastal security with new system


August 3rd, 2012 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 3 (IANS) India beefed up its coastal security Friday by launching the National Automatic Identification System (NIAS) network to track vessels up to a distance of 50 km ... Read more...

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‘Marina’ feel-good movie with strong message (Tamil Movie Review)


February 5th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Marina"; Cast: Siva Karthikeyan , Oviya, 'Pakada' Pandian, Sundararajan, Jitan Mohan, Attakati Aarumugam, Jayashree; Director: Pandiraj; Cinematographer: Vijay; Composer: Girish G; Rating: ***National award winning director Pandiraj has tried to ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu celebrates Republic Day (Lead)


January 26th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 26 (IANS) Tamil Nadu celebrated the 63rd Republic Day with patriotic fervour Thursday with Governor K. Rosaiah unfurling the national flag at the Marina beach here.Rosaiah also took ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu celebrates Republic Day


January 26th, 2012 - 10:27 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 26 (IANS) Tamil Nadu celebrated the 63rd Republic Day with patriotic fervour Thursday with Governor K. Rosaiah unfurling the national flag at the Marina beach here.Rosaiah also took ... Read more...

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One dead in fire near Marina beach (Lead)


January 16th, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 16 (IANS) One man was killed and two others suffered major burns when a government building on the Marina beach road caught fire, the authorities said.The casualties occurred ... Read more...

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One killed, three injured in Chennai fire


January 16th, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 16 (IANS) One person was killed and three injured after a building housing government departments here caught fire Monday, said police.The fire at the Ezhilagam complex located on ... Read more...

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Cyclone Thane kills five in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry (Second Lead)


December 30th, 2011 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai/Puducherry/Hyderabad, Dec 30 (IANS) Five people were killed as Cyclone Thane, packing a wind speed of 140 kmph, made landfall on the coast between Cuddalore in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry ... Read more...

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Chennai continues to rally in support of Anna (Lead)


August 20th, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 20 (IANS) The fifth day of the agitation Saturday in support of Anna Hazare's demand for a stronger Lokpal bill was marked by continued fasts, a procession, a ... Read more...

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Chennai savours India’s win


April 3rd, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 3 (IANS) Smiling faces on the streets, animated discussions about the match, thumps up signs flashed to random strangers -- the happiness and excitement of winning the World ... Read more...

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Vaiko immerses slain LTTE chief Prabhakaran’s mother’s ashes in Chennai


March 23rd, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai. Mar.23 (ANI): Regional Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDKM) Party leader V. Gopalswamy (Vaiko), on Tuesday, immersed the ashes of Parvati Pillai, mother of slain Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) chief ... Read more...

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Chennai students use sand sculptures to honour Indian World Cup squad


February 22nd, 2011 - 7:46 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Feb.22 (ANI): School students here created sand sculptures to wish the Indian team luck for the cricket World Cup.About 60 students, with the help of sand artists, created sand sculptures consisting ... Read more...

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Lighthouses to be upgraded for tourism


February 12th, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 12 (IANS) The Indian government plans to upgrade 13 lighthouses around the country to turn them into tourist attractions as they are located in picturesque locations, Union Shipping Minister G.K. ... Read more...

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Republic Day celebrated in Tamil Nadu


January 26th, 2011 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 26 (IANS) The 62nd Republic Day was celebrated across Tamil Nadu Wednesday with patriotic fervour, with Governor Surjit Singh Barnala unfurling the national flag at the Marina beach here.Barnala also ... Read more...

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Coast Guard organizes anti-pollution walkathon in Chennai


January 8th, 2011 - 8:45 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Jan 8(ANI): The Coast Guard on Saturday organized a walkathon at the Marina Beach in Chennai to spread awareness about increasing pollution in the environment.Around 2,000 people participated in the ... Read more...

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Fisherman community observes sixth anniversary of Tsunami in Chennai


December 26th, 2010 - 9:54 pm ICT by ANI
By JaikumarChennai, Dec.26 (ANI): Over hundred fishermen and fisherwomen gathered at the Marina Beach here on Sunday to pay homage to those who lost their lives in the tsunami disaster in 2004.They ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu leaders pay tribute to Gandhi


October 2nd, 2010 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 2 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Governor Surjit Singh Barnala and Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi here Saturday on his 141st birth anniversary.The two paid floral tributes at ... Read more...

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TN students spread awareness about global warming through sand art


July 4th, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai July 4: (ANI) To spread awareness about global warming, students from various schools and colleges have come together to create sand sculptures in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.Highlighting the importance of growing trees, ... Read more...

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Gay pride parade taken out along Marina Beach in Chennai


June 28th, 2010 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, June 28 (ANI): Hundreds of members of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) community turned out of their shells to hail their existence in the society by taking out the Rainbow ... Read more...

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Marina beach coming back to life


April 1st, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
From Indo-Asian News Service Chennai, Jan 3 (IANS) The landmark Marina beach, battered by the tsunami a week ago, is finally springing back to life - slowly but steadily. Lovers and vendors, ... Read more...

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R-Day celebrated across Tamil Nadu


January 26th, 2010 - 10:28 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 26 (IANS) The 61st Republic Day was celebrated across Tamil Nadu with patriotic fervour, unfurling of national flag and march past Tuesday. Governor Surjit Singh Barnala unfurled the tricolour at the ... Read more...

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Cricket enthusiasts upset over ban on playing cricket at Chennai’s Marina beach


November 7th, 2009 - 8:35 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Nov 7(ANI): The ban to play cricket at Chennai's Marina beach has come as a big setback to ardent cricket lovers, who now have no alternate location to enjoy the game. ... Read more...

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Church in Chennai slowly sinking due to sea erosion


June 9th, 2009 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, June 9 (ANI): Sea erosion along the famed Marina Beach at Chennai has resulted in damage to several residential structures in Srinivaspuram, built near the beach.Over the past couple of ... Read more...

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No violence during Karunanidhi’s fast: police


April 27th, 2009 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 27 (IANS) Police in Tamil Nadu Monday said no violence had taken place in the state during Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi's fast in support of a ceasefire in Sri Lanka. "The ... Read more...

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Karunanidhi on fast over Sri Lankan Tamils, PM concerned (Second Lead)


April 27th, 2009 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai/New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi began an indefinite hunger strike in Chennai Monday to protest "cruel acts" against Tamils in Sri Lanka, prompting a concerned ... Read more...

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PM calls Karunanidhi, worried about his health


April 27th, 2009 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS
Chennai/New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday telephoned Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi, who is on a hunger strike in Chennai, and said the government would do ... Read more...

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Karunanidhi begins hunger strike to demand ceasefire in Sri Lanka (Lead)


April 27th, 2009 - 10:32 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 27 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi went on a hunger strike here Monday to protest "cruel acts" against Tamils in Sri Lanka and demanded an immediate ceasefire ... Read more...

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Thousands run marathon in Tamil Nadu


February 15th, 2009 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Feb 15 (ANI): More than 15, 000 persons ran marathon organised to spread awareness about health related issues here on Sunday. The seventh edition of the Chennai Marathon 2009 was organized ... Read more...

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Valentine’s Day peaceful in Tamil Nadu


February 14th, 2009 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 14 (IANS) Valentine's Day passed off peacefully in Tamil Nadu, thanks to strict vigil against protesters, police said here Saturday.Thirty odd right-wing activists belonging to Hanumant Sena, Shiv Sena ... Read more...

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Chief minister misses R-Day parade in Tamil Nadu


January 26th, 2009 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 26 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Governor Surjit Singh Barnala unfurled the national flag on the Marina Beach here and took salute at the parade Monday, in a function marked by the ... Read more...

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India seeks to popularise beach volleyball


July 21st, 2008 - 8:19 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, July 21 (ANI): In a bid to popularize beach volleyball, Tamil Nadu capital Chennai played host to India''s first ever-International Beach Volleyball Championship from July 15 to 20. Brazil won the ... Read more...

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Two missing off Chennai beach


July 19th, 2008 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 18 (IANS) Two male nursing students, who went for a swim at the Marina Beach here, were reported missing Friday, the police said. Naval helicopters are on the lookout for ... Read more...

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Sea erodes pristine Tamil Nadu beach


May 11th, 2008 - 6:26 pm ICT by admin
Cuddalore (Tamil Nadu), May 11 (IANS) Even as deliberations to finalise the draft of a coastal zone management (CZM) are underway, one of its vital issues - seafront erosion - has hit ... Read more...

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This stray dog is a life saviour at Marina Beach


April 4th, 2008 - 9:59 pm ICT by admin
Chennai, April 4 (ANI): A stray dog at the Marina beach has drawn a lot of attention here after it started assisting the patrolling policemen and thus sharing their workload to ... Read more...

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Tibetans in Chennai hold candlelight rally


March 16th, 2008 - 12:38 am ICT by admin
Chennai, March 15 (IANS) About 200 Tibetan students, studying in various Chennai colleges, took out a candlelight rally Saturday night, protesting the Chinese action against fellow Tibetans in Lhasa. The students took ... Read more...

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Thackeray dares Lalu to perform Chhat Puja in Chennai


February 21st, 2008 - 5:16 pm ICT by admin
Mumbai, Feb 21 (ANI): Shiv Sena Chief Bal Thackeray has challenged Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav to perform the 'Chhat Puja' on the Marina Beach in Chennai and to oppose the Tamil ... Read more...

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