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2014/08/23 16:43
2014/08/23 16:43
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It was in 1639 that the British East India Company bought a sliver of land - three square miles, to be precise -in the southernmost part of India from the local Nayak rulers. This piece of land came...
2014/08/23 16:43
2014/08/23 16:43
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2014/08/22 05:28
2014/08/22 05:28
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More about Chennai and its birthday celebrations: Chennai residents have demanded as a birthday gift, the restoration of the city's Cooum Adyar rivers and the Buckingham Canal - once lush with...
Read more at NDTV, New Kerala
2014/08/21 21:01
2014/08/21 21:01
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In 1802, the port city of Madras, for all official purposes, was gifted with the knowledge of its ‘place’ in the world. John Goldingham, working from the Madras Observatory in Nungambakkam,...
2014/08/21 12:59
2014/08/21 12:59
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August 22. This day in 1639 was memorable for Madras. Do you know why? For those who are sentimental about Chennai, it will always be Madras. Located on the Coromandel coast of the Bay of Bengal,...
Read more at The Hindu, The Hindu
2014/08/17 15:59
2014/08/17 15:59
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ESTHER ELIAS traces the history of European-built shrines in George Town In the numerous churches of George Town lies the story of Madras’ tryst with many nations and a journey down five...
2014/08/15 09:59
2014/08/15 09:59
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The Kalpana Chawla award for courage and daring enterprise for 2014 was on Friday given to R. Ponni, Nagapattinam Superintendent of Police. Receiving the award from Chief Minister Jayalalithaa at...
2014/08/15 08:59
2014/08/15 08:59
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Addressing on the 68th Independence Day celebreations, Ms. Jayalalithaa also said freedom fighters’ pension would be increased from Rs. 9,000 to Rs. 10,000. Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Friday...
2014/08/15 08:38
2014/08/15 08:38
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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Friday said the voice of the poor is heard in Fort St. George, the seat of power in the state. Unfurling the national flag for the 14th time in her political...
2014/08/15 07:27
2014/08/15 07:27
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Calcutta News.Net - Friday 15th August, 2014 Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi is not responsible for the poll debacle that the party faced, Congress leader A.K. Antony said Friday. Antony, who...
2014/08/14 20:59
2014/08/14 20:59
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The national flag gallery at the Fort Museum, among other exhibits, traces the evolution of the Indian flag As the nation marks its 67th Independence Day, tucked away in the second floor of the...
2014/08/14 14:59
2014/08/14 14:59
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Deepa Alexander digs through editions of The Hindu of August 1947 and rediscovers the city’s first dawn of freedom Celebrate with Nehru guns, Freedom sparklers and Ashoka wheels for Rs. 5,”...
2014/08/13 20:59
2014/08/13 20:59
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The Chennai city police have made elaborate security arrangements in view of Independence Day celebrations on August 15. Security checks and drills are being carried out at the airport, railway...
2014/08/13 20:59
2014/08/13 20:59
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Chennaiites have over a 100 different events to choose from while celebrating the 375 birthday of their city. The celebrations mark the day when the small piece of land on which Fort St. George stands...
2014/08/08 10:59
2014/08/08 10:59
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The Marina Beach is largely a late 19th/early 20th century phenomenon, caused by the expansion of the port. Till the 1870s, when harbour works began, the sea practically lapped the walls of Fort St...
2014/08/05 14:59
2014/08/05 14:59
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As Chennai turns 375, celebrating its oldest modern neighbourhood, built along with Fort St. George I can count on my fingers the number of times I have visited north Chennai — George Town to be...
2014/08/01 21:59
2014/08/01 21:59
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Madras has always had a deep relationship with higher education. It has sown the seeds for institutions of repute that impart learning to students; these institutions are still standing tall, right...
2014/07/27 11:59
2014/07/27 11:59
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As many of the citizens of Madras that is Chennai get ready to celebrate the 375th birthday of their city, the thought struck me that though the Corporation of Madras, the oldest in what were once...
2014/08/23 16:43
2014/08/23 16:43
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