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Anand wants to win it for Indian chess

Chess ace Viswanathan Anand is in the midst of energy-sapping preparations for his world championship duel with Norwegian prodigy Magnus Carlsen in November.

I respect Anand, but don’t fear him: Carlsen

Oozing positive energy, world no. 1 Magnus Carlsen made his opening gambit by saying he would return to Chennai to win the world chess championship by defeating five-time champion Viswanathan Anand. “I respect Anand. But I don’t fear him,” Carlsen told reporters here on Monday.

Experts predict good monsoon

As El Nino and La Nina are stable with no activity over the Pacific Ocean, India is expected to have a good monsoon this year.

Monsoon fails to keep date with TN

The hopes are receding for a positive northeast monsoon this year, as the weathermen are sceptical about rains in December turning saviour for the state.

Tamil Nadu has recorded one of the poorest a

CG fails as clock ticks for sailors

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he Indian Coast Guard, gr­eat in enacting mock rescue exercises for TV came­r­as, was found woefully wa­nting in real-life disast­er when a marine engineer drowned and five of his ma­tes went missing

Tenders yet to be floated for new equipment

Despite the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security having given the nod to install the in-line baggage system, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) is yet to float the tender for the equipment at Chennai

Exim facilities in ports poor

With the industry expected to grow big, the existing facilities to export and import cargo in Chennai are just not enough.

On September 28, the Ennore port cancelled the bid by a company Bay of Beng

Tamil Nadu will not suffer water shortage

It has been a bad southwest monsoon for Tamil Nadu. The state received 24 per cent deficient rainfall.

However, the state’s mainstay is northeast monsoon (October-December), which has been behaving

MP Rajiv Pratap Rudy pilots flight to Chennai


“FLY 281 request descend.” The line may have been a routine communication between a pilot and the air traffic controller that takes place everyday but the person who said it this time was no ordinary

Aravindh wants to emulate world no 1 Carlsen


Cricket continues to be the first love for this Fide Master Vr. Aravindh Chidambaram, who gets more inspiration from Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni rather than world chess champion Viswan

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