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"Nose Getting Blocked": Severe Pollution In Chennai After Bogi Festival

Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 7:54 AM

Severe air-pollution and smog have hit Tamil Nadu's capital Chennai, where people on Monday observed the Bogi tradition in which old or discarded materials are burnt. The lanes were dotted with bonfires, and a thick blanket of smog engulfed the city. Plastic materials and polythene bags were being burnt in residential areas. Many, including cricketer Ravi Shankar Ashwin, have complained of having breathing problem.
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BJP Leaders Take Out Protest In Chennai To Seek Orator's Arrest, Detained

Thursday, January 2, 2020, 9:10 AM

Several BJP-leaders have been detained in Chennai for taking-out a protest to demand the arrest of a Congress-affiliated orator accused of making a controversial speech against PM Modi and Union-Home-Minister Amit Shah earlier this week. Among those taken into custody from the protest venue at Marina Beach were former-Union-Minister Pon Radhakrishnan, BJP national-secretary H Raja and senior party leaders La Ganesan and CP Radhakrishnan.
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Chennai: Man sedates auto driver's daughter, steals gold and cash

Saturday, December 21, 2019, 1:10 PM

An auto-rickshaw driver's 15-year-old daughter was allegedly drugged and robbed by an unidentified man in Chennai. Around 10 sovereigns of gold jewellery and cash worth Rs 45,000 were stolen from the driver's house. The girl was alone at home when the accused forced her to inhale a handkerchief, which was laced with a sedative.