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Tamil Nadu Man Sets Woman, Her Mother On Fire, Kills Self: Police

The police team also found kerosene can. (Representational)Chennai: A jilted lover allegedly killed a young woman and her mother by setting them on fire and also ended his life by torching himself at her house in Chennai on Friday, police said.The man, who was later identified as Bhoopalan alias Satish, 31, was a contract technician and was said to be in love with the 26-year-old woman for seven years.After gaining entry into her house at Anantanayagi Nagar in Korukkupet early today, Bhoopalan allegedly set the woman and her 45-year-old mother on fire, and also torched himself.Hearing their cries, the neighbours informed police who arrived to find three charred bodies."On learning that the woman was engaged to be married, Bhoopalan, who was also from Anantanayagi Nagar, went to her house

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How Chennai, Among World’s Wettest Cities, Ran Out of Water

Residents fill pots on July 4, 2019, when Chennai became one of first major cities in world to run dry.Climate change is bringing rising sea levels and increased flooding to some cities around the world and drought and water shortages to others. For the 11 million inhabitants of Chennai, it's both.India's sixth-largest city gets an average of about 1,400mm (55 inches) of rainfall a year, more than twice the amount that falls on London and almost four times the level of Los Angeles. Yet in 2019 it hit the headlines for being one of the first major cities in the world to run out of water-trucking in 10 million liters a day to hydrate its population. This year, it had the wettest January in decades.Water tank operators refill vehicles at a government-run station in Chennai on July 4, 2019,

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Gold Worth Rs 2.17 Crore Swallowed By Flyers Seized In Chennai: Officials

The accused informed that they had swallowed gold paste capsules before departure.Chennai: The Chennai Air Customs has seized 4.15 kg gold worth over Rs 2.17 crore at the Chennai airport and arrested seven people after busting a smuggling racket, in which the passengers were found to have swallowed capsules of gold paste wrapped with polythene/rubber cover.In a press release on Sunday, the Chennai Customs revealed that the passengers were intercepted at the exit by Air Intelligence Unit officers on suspicion of carrying gold after they had arrived from Dubai and Sharjah on January 22.On questioning, the accused admitted to concealing gold paste capsules in the stomach and rectum. They informed that they had swallowed gold paste capsules before departure.After a formal request to recover

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