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Chennai, the fourth largest metropolitan city of India and located in the coast of Bay of Bengal is the capital of the southern state Tamilnadu of India. In ancient Indian history it was known as Madras and during British colonial administration in India it was the major political hub as the capital of Madras presidency. Historically the city was vital in politics in ancient India. In modern times it plays a major part in politics and economy of southern India. Housing world-class beaches and signs of old heritages and cultures the city is being countered as a major tourist place in India. The administration is strict and full of stringent laws and severe nemesis is subjected to the lawbreakers thus adding to a satisfied and peaceful life. Chennai is a major industrial center in India having various diversified industrial units adding to economic as well as financial betterment. Being the only major industrial centre, Chennai is the leather city contributing 50% of leather production to Indian market. Owing to the economic growth people from adjacent states and rural bodies flock to city for earning livelihood. Thus it is a good one in its context.
Deadline issued by Information and Broadcasting Ministry in four Metro cities Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai to switch to digital TV has ended today.
los Angeles, May 19 (IANS) British comedian Russell Brand says he still loves Katy Perry and thinks she is beautiful.
Washington, May 18 (ANI): Jenny McCarthy is set to pose nude for Playboy magazine again after nearly 20 years.
Washington, May 18 (ANI): Miranda Kerr, who is famed for her amazing figure, has revealed that she exercises every day to keep in shape.
Washington, May 18 (ANI): Madonna has revealed that her 11-year-old son Rocco is teaching her to breakdance and has introduced her to dubstep music, which she is now a fan of.
Los Angeles, May 18 (IANS) Actress Cameron Diaz says she loves getting older and can't wait to hit 40.
Los Angeles, May 18 (IANS) After playing suphero character in "The Avengers", actress Scarlett Johansson is likely to star in her own Black Widow movie.
Los Angeles, May 18 (IANS) Actress Angelina Jolie still has a soft corner for ex-husband Billy Bob Thornton. The 36-year-old says Thornton, whom she divorced almost 10 years ago, has a big beautiful heart.
Los Angeles, May 18 (IANS) Rapper 50 Cent has reportedly been hosptialised with a stomach virus.
London, May 17 (ANI): Jennifer Lopez has admitted that she enjoys reading gossip showbiz stories like any normal girl would.
Los Angeles, May 17 (IANS) Actor Tom Cruise, known for his stunts, says he has been doing his own stunts since he was 12 years old.
London, May 17 (ANI): A schoolgirl cancer victim has revealed that watching a Cameron Diaz film saved her life after she noticed the symptoms in the movie.
Los Angeles, May 17 (IANS) Whitney Houston will be honoured posthumously at the Billboard Music Awards to be held May 20.
Rome, May 17 (IANS) Fashion designer Giorgio Armani has unveiled his collection for the Italian Olympic squad.
Washington, May 16 (ANI): Jennifer Lopez' dancer boyfriend Casper Smart has revealed that he wants to have children "in the future."
London, May 16 (ANI): Modest alcohol consumption has been found to be associated with less inflammation in patients with NAFLD (non-alcoholic fatty liver disease), the most common type of liver disease in the developed world.
Washington, May 16 (ANI): Jennifer Lopez's boyfriend Casper Smart has to watch what he wears, as he can no longer wear sweat pants when he is out with her.
London, May 16 (IANS) Actor Daniel Radcliffe says he has better things to do with his time than to watch himself in "Harry Potter" films.
Los Angeles, May 16 (IANS) Actress Elizabeth Banks says she is so thin that she would not like to talk about her weight.
Los Angeles, May 16 (IANS) Rapper Jay-Z, who is married to Beyonce Knowles, has no plans to head back to the recording studio any time soon as he wants to spend time with his four-month-old daughter Blue Ivy.
Los Angeles, May 16 (IANS) Socialite Kim Kardashian admits now she is not very comfortable about her televised wedding to Kris Humphries, who she dumped just 72 days later.
London, May 16 (IANS) Pregnant actress Sienna Miller's hair once accidentally turned green when she tried to dye her locks brown using henna.
Los Angeles, May 15 (IANS) Actress Zoe Saldana says she used to prefer darker colours over girly shades.
London, May 15 (ANI): Una Healy has rejoined her group The Saturdays and danced around with them on live television just two months after giving birth to her daughter.
Damascus, May 15 (Xinhua-ANI): Syria's recent parliamentary elections were conducted in a "free" climate and the voters' turnout is estimated at 51.26 percent.
Beijing, May 15 (IANS) The outlook for China's foreign trade remained grim but the full-year target of 10 percent rise will still be possible to achieve, authorities said Tuesday.
Los Angeles, May 15 (IANS) Actress Eva Longoria says she is more excited to further her experience as a producer and wants to step behind the camera.
Los Angeles, May 15 (IANS) Actor Johnny Depp, famous for his dark and quirky portrayal in the "Pirates of Caribbean" series, says as a child he used to love watching horror movies.
Washington, May 14 (ANI): Dita Von Teese has admitted that even though she uses fake smoking devices when she is doing her stage show, she totally detests smoking cigarette.
London, May 14 (ANI): Tottenham's boss Harry Redknapp has wished that his nephew Frank Lampard's club, Chelsea, misses out on European 2012 championship glory.
Barcelona, May 14 (ANI): A explosion took place in the winners garage of the Catalunya circuit in the Spanish Grand Prix, as a fire engulfed F1 chief Frank Williams's team in the Formula 1 pit.
London, May 14 (ANI): Una Healy, who gave birth to her daughter Aoife-Belle merely four weeks back, has revealed her agony after seeing photos of her fiance Tom Foden pole dancing nude.
Washington, May 14 (IANS) A champion horse died moments after winning a prestigious race in Nashville, US, RIA Novosti reported.
Los Angeles, May 14 (IANS) Actor Matthew Morrison was pleased to meet Cheryl Cole on the set of "What to Expect When You're Expecting" and described her as "beautiful".
London, May 14 (IANS) Actress Noomi Rapace says she did not want to look sexy for her scenes in new sci-fi movie "Prometheus" and urged her make-up artist to apply extra blood and sweat.
London, May 13 (ANI): Rihanna, who recently made headlines for sending Adele a cake in the shape of boobs on her birthday, showed off her cold-blooded side with crocodile skin painted on her breasts.
London, May 13 (ANI): Jermain Defoe's girlfriend Alexandra Burke has dumped the soccer star after she caught him cheating on her with another woman.
Rio de Janeiro, May 12 (IANS) Bolivar players pleaded with their Santos opponents to show mercy during the Brazilian club's 8-0 Copa Libertadores victory.
Washington, May 12 (ANI): Carrie Underwood has revealed that she understands the importance of space one should give to their spouse.
Washington, May 12 (ANI): A man from Arizona, who purchased six Powerball tickets, became a millionaire not once but six times over.
Los Angeles, May 12 (IANS) Grammy award winner Adele says she doesn't crave for fame.
Sydney, May 12 (ANI): Fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has admitted that he might have retired from cricket had he not injured his toe in Johannesburg last year.
Washington, May 12 (ANI): Tim Burton has admitted that he gave up going for "psychotherapy," as he found out that it was pointless to get rid of the characters from his movies out of his mind.
London, May 12 (IANS) Actress Cameron Diaz says her bum is getting better with age because of her fitness and exercise regime.
London, May 11 (IANS) Prince Charles read the weather report with a flourish while on a visit to BBC Scotland and joked: "Who the hell wrote this script?" The video has now gone viral.
Los Angeles, May 11 (IANS) Rapper Nicki Minaj seems to have chalked out her future plans and says she might have a baby in five years' time.
London, May 11 (IANS) Prince Charles gave TV viewers in Scotland a shock when he became a news weatherman.
Los Angeles, May 11 (IANS) Rapper Nicki Minaj has hit back at the criticism that she is too sexual for some of her younger fans saying she does not push her raunchy side in her music and videos.
Los Angeles, May 11 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Aniston may be dumped again as her boyfriend Justin Theroux is bored of the romance and is keen to move on.
Washington, May 11 (ANI): Microsoft is revamping its Bing search engine to allow it to use advice from Facebook and other media platforms.
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Los Angeles, May 11 (IANS) Socialite Nicole Richie says she is selfish and refuses to tell her friends where to buy the best vintage clothes.
Washington, May 10 (ANI): Jessica Simpson, who gave birth to a daughter named Maxwell Drew last week planned a "Gypsy" theme for their newborn child's bedroom.
Washington, May 10 (ANI): Carmen Electra and Rob Patterson have called off their engagement, although they remain close and continue to live in the same house.
Washington, May 10 (ANI): Eva Longoria has revealed that she 'lost it' and couldn't move from where she was sitting for two hours as she wrapped the last episode of 'Desperate Housewives'
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London, May 10 (ANI): Nicole Scherzinger looked about half her age when she was out for dinner at Scarpetta restaurant in LA.
London, May 10 (ANI): Johnny Depp has hit out for the first time at rumours that his relationship with long time partner Vanessa Paradis is over.
Damascus, May 10 (Xinhua-ANI): Syria's state TV said Thursday that the initial death toll of the blasts that rattled the capital Damascus earlier in the day has climbed to 40, adding that there were also 170 others wounded and many body parts were found.
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Los Angeles, May 10 (IANS) Actor Johnny Depp had to rely on a team of assistants to help him during 'bathroom breaks' while shooting vampire movie "Dark Shadows" because his pointed, sharp nails made it difficult for him to urinate.
New York, May 10 (IANS) Actress Sofia Vergara has reportedly split from boyfriend Nick Loeb after a series of arguments.
Washington, May 10 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has announced his support for the same-sex marriage by making a complete U-turn on his well-known opposition to the subject.
Los Angeles, May 10 (IANS) Actress Charlize Theron loved being in her 'own spaceship' during the shooting of Ridley Scott's new "Alien" movie.
Los Angeles, May 10 (IANS) Rapper Nicki Minaj says she gives her unwanted wardrobe items to her friends whenever she clears out her closet.
Washington, May 9 (ANI): Kris Humphries wants his estranged wife, Kim Kardashian, to return her 20 carat diamond engagement ring to him because she filled for divorce just 72 days after their wedding..
Washington, May 9 (ANI): 'Fashion Star' host Kelly Osbourne has admitted that she has been bitten by the baby bug and is absolutely ready to become a mother.
London, May 9 (ANI): Miranda Kerr, who may not have made it to Tuesday's Met Ball, is grabbing headlines thanks to the sexy Victoria's Secret shoot.
London, May 9 (IANS) Hollywood star Brad Pitt has signed up to become the face of women's fragrance called Chanel No.5. He is the first male model for the fragrance.
Los Angeles, May 9 (IANS) Mariah Carey and her husband Nick Cannon are putting together a cartoon for their two-year-old twins -- Monroe and Moroccan.
Los Angeles, May 9 (IANS) Eva Longoria says her experience as Gabrielle Solis in "Desperate Housewives" has given her hope in real life.
Washington, May 9 (ANI): Beyonce Knowles is enjoying motherhood with Baby Blue so much that she "definitely" wants to have more kids in the future.
Los Angeles, May 9 (IANS) Actor Johnny Depp, who raises two kids with his partner, singer-actress Vanessa Paradis, says becoming a father finally made him happy.
Washington, May 6 (ANI): Selena Gomez has vowed to limit her spending to 1.50 dollar a day for a week, to support a UNICEF campaign to aid starving children in Africa.
Jerusalem, May 8 (Xinhua/ANI): Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday.
London, May 8 (IANS) Naomi Watts, who has two sons, says she would be happy to welcome a daughter in the family.
Jerusalem, May 8 (ANI): Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reportedly struck a deal to form a new coalition cabinet in a bid to avoid snap elections that he had sought earlier.
New York, May 8 (IANS) Actor Daniel Radcliffe turned to poetry and has written sonnets for girlfriend Rosie Coker.
Rome, May 7 (IANS) Juventus head coach Antonio Conte praised his side as "super-extraordinary" after they beat Cagliary 2-0 to win the Serie A title.
Moscow, May 7 (IANS) Vladimir Putin was sworn in Monday as Russia's president, starting his third term in the Kremlin following two consecutive terms from 2000 to 2008.
Rio de Janeiro, May 7 (IANS) Italian Serie A club's AC Milan winger Robinho has played down reports of a possible return to Brazilian club Santos.
London, May 7 (IANS) British singer Paloma Faith wants to be a single mother and hopes to have children before she is 30.
Taipei, May 7 (Xinhua-ANI): Hundreds of people were trapped in a tunnel after a bus caught fire in Taipei Monday, according to local tourism authorities.
London, May 7 (ANI): Daniel Radcliffe has taken to writing sonnets for his girlfriend Rosie Coker.
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London, May 7 (IANS) Pregnant actress Sienna Miller once washed her hair with tomato ketchup following a bad experience with hair dye.
Washington, May 6 (ANI): Michael Fassbender has revealed that he gets "seduced" by money but he tries to stay grounded.
Washington, May 6 (ANI): Emma Watson has revealed that she is obsessed with lipstick, as she enjoys experimenting with different shades.
Los Angeles, May 6 (IANS) Socialite Nicole Richie takes care of her hair herself and describes herself as the best hairstylist.
Los Angeles, May 6 (IANS) Socialite Nicole Richie, who went through a dramatic weight loss in 2006, says she feels great about her body ever since she got back into shape.
Los Angeles, May 6 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt has been having bad dreams that her breasts might get reduced someday.
London, May 5(ANI): Chelsea captain John Terry has claimed former manager Andre Villas-Boas would be scratching his head in disbelief after seeing their results since getting the axe.
Sydney, May 5 (ANI): Officials of the Australian Olympics Committee (AOC) have expressed concerns over the 'hypocrisy' of seeking money from betting agencies at the same time as trying to root out illegal gambling in the sport during the London Olympics.
Washington, May 5 (ANI): Dennis Quaid's third marriage has got a second chance as his wife Kimberly Buffington-Quaid has withdrawn the divorce papers she filed in early March.
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Washington, May 5 (ANI): Jennifer Love Hewitt has revealed that she has been having nightmares about her breasts decreasing in size.
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Washington, May 5 (ANI): Kim Kardashian's lawyer has said that Kris Humphries' hurt feelings are delaying the couple's divorce and warned the reality star will make him pay her legal fees if it goes to trial and she wins.
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