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Teenage boy fakes his own kidnapping to extort ₹1 million from his father

A 14-year-old boy faked his own kidnapping in order to get a huge sum of ransom from his father in the South Indian city of Chennai. The boy studying in the 9th grade called up his father and said that he has been kidnapped by unknown men and they are demanding INR₹ 1 million as […]

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Indian singer SP Balasubrahmanyam dies at 74

Indian singer SP Balasubrahmanyam, a Guinness world record holder for his more than 40,000 songs over 50 years, has died aged 74. Balasubrahmanyam died on Friday after spending days in intensive care following a Covid-19 diagnosis. Balasubrahmanyam was first admitted to hospital in the southern city of Chennai in early August when he tested positive […]

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India’s largest crocodile park is running out of funds amid virus lockdown

India’s largest crocodile park has a little as four months before it runs out of funds to feed animals, pay staff and do research, as ticket revenue shrinks after coronavirus lockdowns choking revenue. Annual sales of about 5 million tickets usually make up roughly half the revenue of the park. The park is located about […]

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Coronavirus-shaped robots spray disinfectants in the virus containment zones

Photos of a green-coloured coronavirus-shaped robot are going viral on internet. This robot’s primary function is to spray disinfectant in the coronavirus containment zones without any possible human interaction. According to news agency ANI, this robot has been deployed in various containment zones in Chennai. The robot comes with a capacity to store up to […]

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Cop wears ‘corona helmet’ to raise awareness on the coronavirus

In a bid to spread awareness about the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic, a local artist in collaboration with a police officer in Chennai has made what he calls a “corona helmet” to dissuade commuters from coming out on the streets during the nationwide lockdown. “The public at large is not treating the COVID-19 situation […]

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Stray cat that boarded ship to India could be deported back to China over coronavirus fears

A cat suspected to be infected with coronavirus is at the centre of a controversy as People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India has demanded the release of the cat; which faces deportation from the Chennai port to China, where cats are killed for meat and fur. A stowaway cat, which arrived in a […]

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Crane comes crashing down on Kamal Haasan’s Indian 2 Set killing 3 assistant technicians

Three men were killed on the sets of a Kamal Haasan film after a crane on which they were sitting on broke apart and crashed to the ground. All the three were assistant technicians of the film, Indian 2, being shot at EVP Film City near Chennai. Nine others were injured. “The men were inside […]

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Income Tax officials question actor Vijay, recover ₹65 crore during raids

Officials of the Income Tax Department found Rs 65 crore during raids on a powerful financier in the Tamil film industry, say sources as they also questioned actor Vijay yesterday. Income Tax officials searched the properties of AGS Cinemas and film financier Anbu Cheliyan in Madurai and questioned Vijay in connection with an alleged tax evasion […]

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Pilot threatens passenger, elderly mother with arrest after demand for wheelchair

An IndiGo pilot has been accused of horrific verbal abuse and threatening a passenger and her elderly, wheelchair-bound mother on a Chennai-Bengaluru flight on Monday. In a deeply disturbing and shocking incident that took place after the plane landed at Bengaluru airport, the pilot, Jayakrishna told the passenger Supriya Unni Nair, a journalist “we will teach you […]

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AIADMK leader Jayagopal who fixed illegal banner that killed techie arrested after 14 days

Chennai Police arrested All India All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) functionary Jayagopal on Friday after 14 days in Krishnagiri district, Tamil Nadu. Jayagopal is being brought to Chennai from Krishnagiri and will be produced before a court in in the city. AIADMK functionary Jayagopal was absconding since the death of 23-year-old Subhashree who […]

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Doctor who charged 3 cents consultation fee

The people’s doctor Dr. S Jayachandran passed away in North Chennai after some lung problems. Dr. S. Jayachandran was popularly known as “Makkal Maruthuvar” it means people’s doctor. He charged a consultation fee of ₹2 which equals to about US 3 cents. After hearing his demise a sea of people gathered at his home to […]