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 (mä′də-rī′, măd′yo͝o-rī′)
A city of southern India south-southwest of Chennai. It is a Hindu pilgrimage site and an educational and cultural center with varied industries.
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(Placename) a city in S India, in S Tamil Nadu: centre of Dravidian culture for over 2000 years; cotton industry. Pop: 922 913 (2001). Former name: Madura
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(ˈmæd yʊˌraɪ)
a city in S Tamil Nadu state, in S India. 940,989.
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Summary: Madurai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Aug 15 (ANI): Vaigai Express, a flagship train of Madurai city, launched on August 15, 1977, completed 42 years of service on Thursday.
A villager attempts to control a bull during the annual bull-taming festival Jallikattu in Madurai yesterday.
Madurai/Chennai: In a humanitarian gesture, Air India on Wednesday diverted a plane to make an unscheduled halt in Madurai to help rush the harvested heart of a 29-year-old brain dead man to a hospital in Chennai in time for transplant.
Indian carrier Jet Airways on Tuesday announced it has launched an additional service between Madurai and Bangalore/Chennai from 30 October 2011.
Rukmini, Director, Heritage Madurai, "We are delighted with this award, because it reinforces our commitment to Heritage and Class in an environment that is something to be experienced.
Even though the Tamil Nadu Government recommended the transfer of the case of life threat letters to Ms Jayalalithaa to the CBI, the Jaya TV received two more threat letters on Friday, warning her against visiting Madurai on October 18.
Summary: Madurai (Tamil Nadu) [India], July 26 (ANI): A local court on Friday sentenced a man to 27 years in prison and fined him Rs 12,000 for raping a minor girl in Nedumkulam area near Silaiman in Madurai district of Tamil Nadu.
The manifold increase in air passenger traffic in recent years reflected not only growth in aviation sector but also profile of those traveling by air, Mr Praful Patel said in Madurai while inaugurating the new terminal on Sunday
Summary: Madurai (Tamil Nadu) [India], July 25 (ANI): With the recent dry spell in India's southern Tamil Nadu state, priests in Madurai city offered prayers and performed special rituals on Wednesday for the conservation of the river Vaigai.