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Cathay Pacific passengers stranded in Chennai for 24 hours

Hundreds of Hong Kong-bound Cathay Pacific passengers were stranded in India for more than 24 hours on Sunday due to a technical failure.

It was the airline's third mechanical problem in two months.

Tuesday, 8 January, 2013, 6:04am

India cyclone kills 22, displaces 60,000

Torrential rains in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh have killed at least 22 people and displaced tens of thousands of villagers over the past week, an official said on Monday.

5 Nov 2012 - 4:00pm

Evacuees return home after Indian cyclone

Thousands of residents in southeast India headed back home on Friday, two days after being evacuated as a cyclone struck killing 10 people, with two members of a tanker crew still missing.

The oil tanker Pratibha Cauvery remained stranded in shallow water close to the city of Chennai as shipping authorities drew up a plan to refloat the vessel.

2 Nov 2012 - 4:17pm

Six ship crew missing as India cyclone kills eight

Rescuers in southern India searched on Thursday for six tanker crew missing after their lifeboat capsized as a cyclone slammed into the coast overnight, forcing thousands to flee and killing eight.

The crew of the Pratibha Cauvery oil tanker was forced to abandon ship when it ran aground on the southern edge of Chennai, and one sailor was confirmed to have drowned.

1 Nov 2012 - 6:04pm

Evacuation as cyclone strikes India’s southeast

Thousands of people were evacuated from their homes in southeast India on Wednesday as a cyclone slammed into the coast, with officials warning of possible flooding and damage to houses.

Cyclone Nilam struck the historic port of Mahabalipuram, 50 kilometres south of Chennai, and is forecast to cross the states of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh overnight.

1 Nov 2012 - 4:03am

Taj Coromandel, Chennai

What is it? Located on Mahatma Gandhi Road, Chennai's Taj Coromandel is understated elegance and Indian hospitality at their best and a welcome reprieve from the heat and chaos of the city that used to be called Madras.

5 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

'Fixers' inspire change in India

As the two policemen approached the young men digging in the dead of night on Velachery Road in Chennai, their suspicions were roused.

'Are they hiding a bomb or burying a body?' was the first thought. It was neither. They were smart, clean-cut professionals repairing potholes on a road they used every day.

25 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Old guard absent from Asia Cup squad

Two Ali brothers and former captain Farooq Saeed will be among a large number of the old brigade missing from a new-look Hong Kong team at the men's Asia Cup to be played in Chennai, India, from August 31-September 9.

16 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Bitter harvest

In the blazing morning sun the hour-long walk along the busy road left Revathy exhausted. She wiped sweat from her face and sat quietly for a while before opening her shop. 'I'm struggling for a livelihood the same way today as I did before I sold my kidney. I cannot afford to travel by bus.

20 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Indian fears over Hutchison port dream don't hold water

Hutchison Whampoa, which has struggled for 10 years to gain a foothold in India's ports sector, has suffered another rebuff.

Li Ka-shing's otherwise hugely successful ports division, Hutchison Port Holdings, was shut out of projects in Mumbai and Chennai by India's Ministry of Defence ostensibly for 'security' reasons.

1 Sep 2006 - 12:00am