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End-users, not investors, will drive real estate this year – 2016

Developers’ initiatives such as offering attractive schemes and deals to buyers, coupled with lowering of rates by the Reserve Bank of India, seem to be encouraging the fence-sitters to enter the market. After 2015 failed to bring cheer to the property market, the new year may have begun on a promising note. Industry officials say slump […]

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Renault-Nissan rolls out one millionth car from Chennai facility

Renault-Nissan’s Alliance plant in Oragadam  near Chennai has reached a production milestone by manufacturing its one millionth vehicle. Nissan Micra, which is the largest exported car brand from the country, was rolled off the line today. “I congratulate our workforce in Chennai for achieving a significant landmark in the ongoing evolution of this important plant,” Christian […]

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Chennai’s R. Ashwin, first Indian bowler to top ICC’s year-end ranking in 42 years

India’s limited-overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni heaped praise on star off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Tuesday, terming him as an asset for the side on whom he always relies on. Ashwin finished 2015 as the top-ranked Test bowler. Ashwin achieved the top spot for the first time in his career after injury prevented South African pacer […]

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New dress code to Foreign tourists visiting Chennai temples

Foreign tourists visiting temples in Tamil Nadu are draping themselves in saris and dhotis to comply with the new dress code prescribed by the Madras High Court. At the Kabaleeshwarar temple in Chennai, a group of tourists from France including women were seen draped in dhotis. They went shopping to buy the wrap around outfit […]

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An enduring affair

Since the turn of the millennium, amidst the music season and the New Year celebrations, tennis has sneaked its way to become part of the city’s culture at this time of the year. And for the 20th straight year the city will host the ATP Chennai Open from Monday at the SDAT stadium. But how […]

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Mahindra Group inaugurates Bio-CNG Plant at Chennai

The $16.9 billion Mahindra Group today announced the inauguration of its Bio-CNG plant in Mahindra World City(MWC), Chennai.   A joint CSR initiative between Mahindra Research Valley (MRV) and Mahindra World City Developers Limited (MWCDL), the Bio-CNG plant was inaugurated by Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (Independent Charge) — Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy, in […]

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Interesting facts about the Chennai

Chennai, the first city of Modern India in Tamil Nadu completes 375 years today on August 22nd. The occasion is celebrated annually as Madras Day. On this occasion, we present some interesting facts and trivia on the South Indian city.   Origin On 22 August 1639, the British East India Company under Francis Day bought […]

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India now has 350 million Internet users – Over 100 million in 2015 alone!

60% of internet users access the worldwide web via mobile devices. India has added 52 million Internet users in first six months of the year, taking the total user base to 352 million as on June 30, 2015, industry body IAMAI said on Wednesday. Interestingly, 213 million (over 60 per cent) users accessed the worldwide […]

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For Chennai with love, NRIs raises millions in relief

The floods in Chennai have touched a chord among the Indian diaspora in the U.S. Over the weekend, Silicon Valley saw at least six events and Chicago three, among dozens across the country to raise funds. What started as a trickle has swelled to a deluge over the fortnight, for a city that many called […]

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SONY to manufacture Bravia TVs from Chennai

Sony India has commenced manufacturing of its Bravia television in India on an OEM partnership with Competition Team Technology (India) Pvt Ltd in Sriperumbudur, near Chennai. To begin with, Sony will start manufacturing two models — both Android TVs. The first shipment commenced on Tuesday, says a company press release. Catering to demand The decision […]

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After floods its business as usual for Chennai real estate

The recent unprecedented floods in Chennai has indeed put a spanner in the works of the real estate firms in the booming southern metropolis and its fledgling outskirts, albeit briefly. After almost two weeks of hibernation and bright sun shine for almost ten days, it is business as usual for real estate firms, which are […]

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Students explore reasons for Chennai flood in detail at expo

Besides showcasing their skill in fabricating scientific models on latest technological advancements, students had portrayed in excellent fashion the reasons behind the recent flood in Chennai in the science exhibition organised on behalf of Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiya (RMSA) at Palayamkottai on Tuesday. The exhibition, organised by the RMSA with the objective of nurturing scientific […]

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How Vandalur zoo prevented possible escape of animals during Chennai floods

A slew of measures taken on a war footing at the Arignar Anna Zoological Park (Vandalur zoo) stopped the possible escape of animals from the premises during the recent heavy rain and floods in Chennai. Zoo director KSSVP Reddy said collapse of the perimeter wall, overflowing of water in a few moated enclosures and inundation […]

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Chennai Airport to Increase Capacity to 30 Million in 3 Years

The international and domestic terminals of Chennai Airport are to be integrated by 2019 under the second phase of the airport’s modernisation, said Deepak Shastri, director, Chennai Airport, Airports Authority of India (AAI) while speaking to Express. It would ensure hassle-free movement of passengers between Anna International and Kamaraj Domestic terminals. For example, a passenger […]

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Chennai is most popular Tamil Nadu tourist destination

Tamil Nadu abounds in fascinating hill stations, pilgrim spots, revitalising ru­ral spots besides forts and palaces. But it is Chennai th­at seems to have attracted more visitors, including foreign nationals, than all ot­her tourist spots in the st­a­te in 2013. Though pilgrim destinations, like Rameswa­ram and Madurai, were among the spots preferred by Indians, it […]

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CHENNAI IS EMERGING AS DETROIT OF SOUTH ASIA

Chennai formerly known as Madras is Detroit of India. Chennai is now growing to be ‘Detroit of South Asia. Chennai is attracting billions of dollars in foreign investment and hundreds of car. Worlds’ Automobile Majors changing their perceptions towards this city, which is even now considered culturally best among cities worldwide. The former President, Mr […]

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