Calf with third eye hailed as incarnation of Shiva

Calf with third eye hailed as incarnation of Shiva

CHENNAI, India, Sept. 17 (UPI) --A three-eyed calf born two weeks ago in an Indian village is being treated by some Hindus as an incarnation of the deity Shiva.
Ben Hooper
27 die in Chennai, India, building collapse

27 die in Chennai, India, building collapse

CHENNAI, India, July 1 (UPI) --The death toll has reached 27 people in the collapse of an under-construction building near Chennai, India.
Ed Adamczyk

Court stays release of three convicted in former PM's assassination

NEW DELHI, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- India's top court blocked the release Thursday of three people convicted in the 1991 assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

Indian state moves to free 7 convicted in Rajiv Gandhi assassination

CHENNAI, India, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- India's Tamil Nadu state decided to free all seven prisoners convicted in the 1991 assassination of Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, a government official said.

Tourist boat overturns in India's Bay of Bengal, at least 21 dead

PORT BLAIR, India, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Rescue crews in India said nearly half of the 45 people on a tourist boat died when the vessel capsized in the Bay of Bengal Sunday.

Sri Lanka and India release detained fishermen

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Sri Lanka and India each have released up to 52 detained fishermen ahead of talks this week on how to solve poaching in territorial waters.

India urges Asian unity for fair LNG pricing

NEW DELHI, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh urged Asian buyers of imported liquefied natural gas to unite to demand fair pricing.

Explosion near nuclear power plant kills six in India

CHENNAI, India, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- A bomb explosion near a nuclear power plant in South India that authorities suspect may have been the work of anti-nuclear activists, killed six people.

India's controversial Kudankulam nuclear plant commissioned

NEW DELHI, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Electricity supply from India's controversial Kudankulam nuclear power plant in the southern Tamil Nadu state has been connected to a southern region power grid.

Seaman Guard owner to fight arrest of ship's crew in India

NEW DELHI, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- The Washington-based owner of a ship detained by Indian authorities said he is taking his case to the courts to free the vessel's 35 crew members from arrest.

Crew of U.S. ship arrested in India with illegal weapons, fuel

TUTICORIN, India, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Authorities in India's Tamil Nadu state arrested the 35 crew members of a U.S. ship that was illegally carrying guns and diesel fuel.

Indian Home Ministry wants report on U.S. ship

TUTICORIN, India, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- India's Home Ministry requested a report on a U.S. ship that was detained by the Indian Coast Guard for illegally carrying arms and buying diesel.

Tourist killed by wild elephant in India's Masinagudi National Park

OOTY, India, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- A wild elephant killed a British man while he was on a safari in southern India's Masinagudi National Park, police said.

Phase 2 of India's solar mission faces delays

NEW DELHI, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- India's solar sector is awaiting the official launch of the second phase of the country's Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission.

Indian gov't -- 66 terrorist groups active in India

NEW DELHI, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- The Indian government told Parliament that as many as 66 terrorist groups are currently active in India.
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Coordinates: 13°05′N 80°16′E / 13.09°N 80.27°E / 13.09; 80.27 Tamil Nadu (Tamil: தமிழ்நாடு "Country of the Tamils", pronounced ( listen)) is one of the 28 states of India. Its capital and largest city is Chennai (formerly known as Madras). Tamil Nadu lies in the southernmost part of the Indian Peninsula and is bordered by Puducherry (Pondicherry), Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. It is bound by the Eastern Ghats in the north, the Nilgiri, the Anamalai Hills, and Palakkad on the west, Bay of Bengal in the east, Gulf of Mannar, Palk Strait in the south east and Indian Ocean in the south.

Tamil Nadu is the eleventh largest state in India by area (about the size of Greece) and the seventh most populous state. It is the fifth largest contributor to India's GDP and the most urbanised state in India. The state has the highest number (10.56%) of business enterprises in India, compared to the population share of about 6%. It is one of the foremost states in the country in terms of overall development. Tamil Nadu lately emerged as the most literate state in India as announced by HRD Ministry.

The region has been the home of the Tamil civilization since at least 1500 BC (Adichanallur). Its classical language Tamil has been in use in inscriptions and literature for 2500 years. Tamil Nadu is home to many natural resources, grand Hindu temples of Dravidian architecture, hill stations, beach resorts, multi-religious pilgrimage sites and two UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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