Indian cop confronts coronavirus head-on with handmade helmet | AFP

Chennai policeman Rajesh Babu has found a creative way to get people to take precautions against the COVID-19 outbreak: a helmet made to make people think of the coronavirus. India has been under a countrywide lockdown from Wednesday, but the authorities are struggling to keep people in their homes.

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Indian city to use drones to disinfect crowded areas | AFP

Drones carrying disinfectants take off and fly to spray a mist of disinfectant as part of a trial-run in southern India’s Chennai. The drones, developed by a university in Chennai are meant to disinfectant many slums and crowded market areas which are otherwise inaccessible for vehicles.

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Children play on as foamy discharge hits Chennai beach | AFP

Children and youth alike jump right into a foamy discharge, caused by pollutants mixing with sea water, as it creates the perfect playground at Marina beach. IMAGES

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Train quenches Chennai’s water woes

Every day, a train makes a 134-mile journey to bring 660,000 gallons of drinking water to Chennai, India’s parched Motor City. (July 29)

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End of an era in south Indian politics with Karunanidhi’s death

Tens of thousands of mourners throng the funeral of revered 94-year-old political leader Muthuvel Karunanidhi. The charismatic self-styled champion of the poor, had been in intensive care since July 28 in Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu state in India.

Thousands hold vigil for idolised Indian politician

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) party supporters write messages of well wishes on a banner for DMK party President Muthuvel Karunanidhi in Chennai. Thousands of followers of the Indian politician held in almost god-like reverence throng the streets outside the hospital where the 94-year-old is in intensive care.

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‘Maritime superiority’: US, India & Japan conduct drills to resist ‘security threats’

The navies for India, the US & Japan kicked off trilateral ‘Malabar 2017’ maritime exercises in the Bay of Bengal on Monday. Malabar is a week-long show of maritime exercises, focusing on both on-shore activities in Chennai and also operational activities at sea, supposedly working to develop mutual confidence and strengthen security operations in the Indo-pacific region. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/8hge

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Large sinkhole swallows bus & car in Indian Chennai

A bus and a car were swallowed into a large sinkhole formed on Chennai’s arterial road Anna Salai, after a portion of the street caved in, Sunday. Several bus passengers suffered minor injuries in the incident.

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Acts of devotion: Thaipusam worshipers have body piercings & walk on hot coals (GRAPHIC)

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Thousands of worshipers showed their devotion during the Thaipusam Festival in Chennai by having their bodies pierced and walking over hot coals, among other acts of worship.

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‘Liquid death’: Clean-up operation after India Chennai oil spill (DRONE FOOTAGE)

Drone footage captured by Indian Coast Guards shows a massive operation underway to remove oil from the Chennai coast; five days after two ships collided near Kamarajar Port, causing a tonne of oil to leak into the sea.

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