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|Weather||31°C, Wind S at 0 km/h, 72% Humidity|
|Population||4. 647 million (2011)|
|Did you know||Chennai is the fourth-largest urban agglomeration in India by population (8,653,521).|
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Chennai, on the Bay of Bengal in eastern India, is the capital of the state of Tamil Nadu. The city is home to Fort St. George, built in 1644 and now a museum showcasing the city's roots as a British military garrison and East India Company trading outpost, when it was called Madras. Religious sites include Kapaleeshwarar Temple, adorned with carved and painted gods, and St. Mary's, a 17th-century Anglican church.
Amazon closing UK-based online shop Book Depository
... The global online book retailer, which was bought by Amazon in 2011, has offices in London, Gloucester, Madrid, Cape Town and Chennai - with fulfilment centres in the UK and Australia...
The Papers: Festive forecasts on front pages
... Courts may need to step in to protect India s multicultural, multi-religious society, says the TimesMeanwhile, an - a daily paper based in Chennai - calls on the government to change the law to dispel the fears of minorities by dropping the reference to religion...