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Chennai (Tamil: சென்னை IPA: [ˈtʃɛnnəɪ], formerly known as About this sound Madras , is the third 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 1.50cr million in the 2016 census within its municipal corporation.[1] The urban agglomeration of Chennai has an estimated population over 15 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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Ripon Building

Ripon Building is the seat of the Chennai Corporation in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. This is a fine example of Indo-Saracenic style of architecture, a combination of three types of architectural styles - Gothic, Ionic and Corinthian. The Ripon Building is white in colour and is located near the Chennai Central station. Commissioned in 1913, it was built by a builder named Loganatha Mudaliar. The Building took four years to build at a cost of 750,000 rupees. Ripon building was named after Lord Ripon, Governor-General of British India and the Father of local self-government. Earl of Minto, the then Viceroy and Governor General of India laid the foundation on December 12, 1909.

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Elaborate carvings on the temple gopuram
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The temple is one of the oldest structures in Chennai. There are shrines for Sri Vedhavalli Thayaar, Sri Ranganatha, Sri Rama, Sri Varadharajar Swamy, the beautiful Narasimha (as Azagiyasingar), Sri Andal, Sri Anjaneya, Alwars, Ramanuja, Swami Manavala Mamunigal and Vedanthachariar. There are separate Dwajasthambams (flag) and entrances for Lord Parthasarathy and Lord Narasimha. The gopuram and mandaps (pillars) are decorated with beautiful elaborate carvings, a standard feature of South Indian Temple Architecture


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  1. March 09, 2017:A trailblazer for women, disabled.(The Hindu)
  2. March 09, 2017:Chennai's IT corridor may shut down as strike by water tankers continues.(New Indian Express)
  3. February 20, 2017:Three-year-old girl's body found in dumpyard; neighbour suspected.(First Post)


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Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai
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The Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium is a Chennai stadium and seats 40,000. It hosts football (soccer), and athletic competitions.

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