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Is Chennai ready for a second airport?

Nearly two years before the COVID-19 pandemic laid low the travel and hospitality sectors, the Union Civil Aviation Ministry had zeroed in on 21 cities which needed a second airport, to meet the peaks of passenger travel and freight transport as the economy grew. For Chennai, in May 2018, the...

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How Train-18 fought crippling red-tape

India celebrated its 75th Independence Day only on Monday, but an event in a western suburb of Chennai three days earlier is potentially the harbinger of change in perceptions around Indian Railways, on what the country’s manufacturing industry can achieve and how the much reviled public sector...

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Chinese debt-trap diplomacy is a myth: US expert

The Sri Lanka - China relationship reminds us of the world of Charles Dickens: Oliver Twist asked for more, everyone was shocked, and he was duly punished. But today the crisis-ridden Sri Lanka knocks at the door of China yet again and asks for a lot more - -- “Sri Lanka has asked China to help...

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Explainer: What is property attachment?

What is property attachment? Property attachment is often in the news with reports that the property of politician being investigated has been attached. Recently the Supreme Court gave the enforcement directorate powers to attach the property of the people it is investigating. In law,...

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Tata Motors’ Kutti Yaanai grows up, goes green

The appellation ‘kutti’ in Tamil conjures up images of lovable young children and animals and it is perhaps fitting that a mini-truck called “Kutti Yannai” has endeared itself to many businesses and small enterprises across Tamilnadu. From hauling tonnes of goods across the State to being a...

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