People, companies forced to save water in parched India city
CHENNAI, India (AP) — For retired Indian civil servant R. Devarajan and his wife, Chennai's acute water shortage has reinforced the wisdom of their decision years ago to install a rainwater...
CHENNAI, India (AP) — Dozens of billion-dollar companies. Thousands of high-paying IT and manufacturing jobs. Luxury apartments towering over the Bay of Bengal. The southern Indian city of Chennai...
JOLARPET, India (AP) — Amid the green Yelagiri hills of southern India, the train inches along the tracks, carrying what has become precious cargo: drinking water bound for Chennai, India's...
NEW DELHI (AP) — With the government able to meet only 40% of the water requirement, millions of people in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu are depending on water tank trucks because of an...
Parts of southern India facing acute water shortages
NEW DELHI (AP) — Millions of people are turning to water tank trucks in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu as house and hotel taps run dry because of an acute water shortage caused by drying...
HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Mumbai Indians won the IPL final on the very last ball for a sensational one-run victory against Chennai Super Kings on Sunday.
VISHAKHAPATNAM, India (AP) — Half centuries by Faf du Plessis and Shane Watson led Chennai Super Kings to their eighth Indian Premier League final with a convincing six-wicket victory over Delhi...
CHENNAI, India (AP) — Suryakumar Yadav smashed an unbeaten half century and lifted Mumbai Indians to its fifth Indian Premier League final with a convincing six-wicket victory over Chennai Super...
Police arrest prominent editor in southern India
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Police in southern India on Tuesday arrested the chief editor of a prominent investigative magazine on charges of publishing defamatory content against a top state official.
R.R. Gopal was arrested at the airport in Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu state, as he was about to board a flight to a neighboring state, said a police official at the station where Gopal was detained.
Watson’s century earns Chennai 3rd IPL title
MUMBAI, India (AP) — Shane Watson hit a belligerent unbeaten century as Chennai Super Kings won their third Indian Premier League title with a thumping eight-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in the final on Sunday.
It was a perfect comeback for Chennai after a two-year ban due to corruption charges.
Chennai, playing in its seventh IPL final, had previously won back-to-back titles in 2010 and 2011.
KOLKATA, India (AP) — Kolkata Knight Riders ended Rajasthan Royals' run in the Indian Premier League with a 25-run victory in the Eliminator on Wednesday.
Kolkata will now host Sunrisers Hyderabad on Friday in Qualifier 2 and the winner will take on Chennai Super Kings in the final on Sunday in Mumbai.
Rajasthan had paced its chase nicely and was 87-1 by the halfway mark before it collapsed against Kolkata's seamers and spinners to be restricted at 144-4.
PUNE, India (AP) — Chennai Super Kings ended Kings XI Punjab's IPL hopes with a five-wicket win and Delhi Daredevils stopped defending champion Mumbai Indians from advancing with an 11-run victory on Sunday.
Punjab needed to restrict Chennai to 100 for a place in the Indian Premier League playoffs after it was bowled out for 153 with two balls left. But Suresh Raina's unbeaten 61 off 48 balls led Chennai to 159-5 with five balls to spare.
HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Kolkata Knight Riders qualified for the Indian Premier League playoffs after beating Sunrisers Hyderabad by five wickets and Rajasthan Royals ruined Royal Challengers Bangalore's bid in a 30-run victory on Saturday.
DELHI, India (AP) — Chennai Super Kings lost to Delhi Daredevils by 34 runs on Friday, making a top-two finish in the Indian Premier League playoffs uncertain going into the last game.
The Super Kings are through, but now need to win against Kings XI Punjab on Sunday to ensure third-place Kolkata Knight Riders has no chance of jumping up to second instead.
Chasing Delhi's modest target of 162-5, Chennai was restricted to 128-6 despite a quick 50 from opener Ambati Rayudu.
PUNE, India (AP) — Ambati Rayudu hit his first Twenty20 century and spearheaded Chennai Super Kings to an eight-wicket win over standings leader Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League on Sunday.
Rayudu's unbeaten 100 off 62 balls against the best bowling attack in the IPL saw Chennai cruise to 180-2 in 19 overs in reply to Hyderabad's 179-4.
Second-place Chennai is within sight of a place in the playoffs with 16 points from 12 matches.
Buttler’s 95no keeps Rajasthan alive in IPL
JAIPUR, India (AP) — Jos Buttler hit a sensational 95 not out off 60 balls to help Rajasthan Royals beat Chennai Super Kings by four wickets and stay alive in the Indian Premier League on Friday.
In reply to Chennai's 176-4, Buttler's third consecutive half-century helped Rajasthan make 177-6 with a ball to spare.
Rajasthan started its chase well. Allrounder Ben Stokes (11) was elevated to open with English compatriot Buttler and they put on 48 off only 24 balls.
HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Sunrisers Hyderabad pulled off their highest successful chase in this Indian Premier League and shared the overall lead with Chennai Super Kings on Saturday.
Kane Williamson and Yusuf Pathan led Hyderabad to 164-3 to beat Delhi Daredevils by seven wickets with one ball remaining. The Daredevils have won just three of their 10 games.
KOLKATA, India (AP) — Teenager Shubman Gill hit a maiden Indian Premier League half-century to help Kolkata Knight Riders to an easy six-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings on Thursday.
Replying to Chennai's 177-5, the 18-year-old scored an unbeaten 57 off 36 balls, including six fours and two sixes, as Kolkata finished on 180-4 with 14 balls to spare. He put on an unbroken 83 off 36 deliveries for the fifth wicket with skipper Dinesh Karthik to see his team home.
PUNE, India (AP) — Shane Watson and captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni hit belligerent half-centuries as Chennai Super Kings beat Delhi Daredevils by 13 runs in the Indian Premier League on Monday.
Watson survived a close lbw television referral off Trent Boult's first ball to smash 78 off 40 balls, and Dhoni hit his third unbeaten half-century in the tournament, 51 off 22 balls, in Chennai's challenging total of 211-4.
Sharma, Lewis lead Mumbai to IPL season-saving victory
PUNE, India (AP) — Three-time champion Mumbai Indians stayed afloat in the Indian Premier League after beating Chennai Super Kings by eight wickets on Saturday.
Mumbai restricted Chennai to 169-5 then overhauled it with 170-2 with two balls remaining for only its second win in seven games.
The Indians need at least another five wins in their last seven games to stand a chance of qualifying for the playoffs.
India, Australia renew heated rivalry in shorter formats
CHENNAI, India (AP) — India takes on Australia in the first of five ODI matches in Chennai on Sunday, with a three-match Twenty20 contest to follow, as rivalry resumes between the two cricket giants.
India beat Australia 2-1 earlier this year in a controversial test series, played in such a hostile atmosphere that India skipper Virat Kohli said at the end he didn't consider Australian cricketers as his "friends" any longer.
Fans of bull-taming sport attack police station in India
NEW DELHI (AP) — Fans of a traditional bull-taming ritual in southern India went on a rampage on Monday, attacking a police station with stones and setting dozens of police vehicles on fire Monday in anger at being forcibly evicted from the beach where they been protesting for the past week in support of the sport.
Bull-taming sport allowed but protests go on in south India
NEW DELHI (AP) — A traditional bull-taming sport banned by India's top court was performed in parts of southern India on Sunday but tens of thousands of protesters demanded the sport be allowed to resume unhindered.
The Tamil Nadu state government had signed an executive order Saturday allowing Jallikattu contests to take place Sunday.
Bautista Agut beat Medvedev to capture Chennai Open title
CHENNAI, India (AP) — Roberto Bautista Agut beat Russia's Daniil Medvedev 6-3, 6-4 to win the Chennai Open on Sunday.
The second-seeded Spaniard never looked in trouble as he fired winners from the baseline to dash Medvedev's hopes in his maiden final.
Agut, a finalist here in 2013, had looked untroubled throughout much of the tournament and proved too good for Medvedev.
Top-seeded Cilic loses in 2nd round at Chennai Open
CHENNAI, India (AP) — Top-seeded Marin Cilic was beaten in the second round of the Chennai Open on Wednesday, losing to 117th-ranked Jozef Kovalik 7-6 (5), 5-7, 7-5.
"It was the first match of the season and I was a little hesitant to go for my shots," said Cilic, the 2014 U.S. Open champion.
Kovalik will next face Daniil Medvedev of Russia in quarterfinals. Medvedev advanced by beating eighth-seeded Yen-Hsun Lu of Taiwan 6-4, 6-3.
Aljaz Bedene wins opening match at Chennai Open
CHENNAI, India (AP) — Aljaz Bedene won his opening match at the Chennai Open on Tuesday, beating Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain 6-3, 6-2.
Bedene, who reached the final in 2015 and semifinals last year, broke his opponent three times while never losing his serve. The 101st-ranked British player will next face fourth-seeded Martin Klizan of Slovakia in the second round.
Borna Coric ousted by Chung Hyeon in Chennai Open
CHENNAI, India (AP) — South Korean qualifier Chung Hyeon upset sixth-seeded Borna Coric, a finalist last year, in a 6-3, 7-5 victory in the first round of the Chennai Open on Monday.
Chung continued his fine form from the qualifying tournament and proved too strong for the highly-rated Croat in a baseline slugfest at the SDAT Nungambakkam stadium.
The South Korean capitalized on Coric's sluggish play to win the first set, as the world No.48 struggled to find his range.
Karun Nair punishes England with triple century
CHENNAI, India (AP) — Karun Nair became the second Indian batsman to score a triple hundred in test cricket as the hosts finished their first innings on a massive 759-7d declared on day four of the fifth Test in Chennai.
At stumps, England, facing another heavy loss, had reached 12-0 in 5 overs, trailing India by 270 runs.
Nair batted for 566 minutes in all, facing 381 balls, and hitting 32 fours as well as four sixes in his marathon innings.
5th test: Rahul out on 199, India reaches 391-4 vs England
CHENNAI, India (AP) — Lokesh Rahul was dismissed one run short of his double century on Sunday as the series took a familiar turn with India comfortably reaching 391-4 at stumps on day three of the fifth test to trail England by 86 runs.
Rahul hit a career-best 199 before lobbing a simple catch shortly before the close of play to Jos Buttler at point off Adil Rashid.
5th test: Openers give India solid start after England’s 477
CHENNAI, India (AP) — Lokesh Rahul and Parthiv Patel gave India a solid start at 60-0 in the fifth test on Saturday after finally dismissing England for 477, with Liam Dawson scoring an unbeaten 66 on his test debut.
At stumps on day two, Rahul was unbeaten on 30 and Patel on 28, after 20 overs. India trails England by 417 runs.
Dawson-Rashid century stand frustrates India
CHENNAI, India (AP) — Liam Dawson and Adil Rashid scored half-centuries and put on 108 runs for the eighth wicket as England frustrated India to reach 452-8 at tea on day two of the fifth test in Chennai.
Dawson and Rashid (60) came together after India made good progress in the first session to contain the tourists to 352-7, after it resumed Saturday in a dominant position of 284-4.
Cyclone his southern India, killing 2, forcing evacuations
NEW DELHI (AP) — A cyclone slammed into India's southeastern coast on Monday, killing at least two people and causing authorities to evacuate thousands of people from low-lying areas.
Schools and offices were closed and state authorities were on alert in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh states as Cyclone Vardah hit the coast.
Thousands mourn beloved leader Jayalalithaa in south India
CHENNAI, India (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people thronged the southern Indian city of Chennai on Tuesday to honor their late beloved leader, Jayaram Jayalalithaa, a former film actress and popular politician.
Jayalalithaa, chief minister of Tamil Nadu state, died overnight following a heart attack a day earlier.
A sea of weeping mourners surged toward the steps of a public hall where Jayalalithaa's body, draped in the Indian flag, was kept on a raised platform.
Indian actress-turned-politician Jayaram Jayalalithaa dies
CHENNAI, India (AP) — Jayaram Jayalalithaa, the hugely popular south Indian actress who later turned to politics and became the highest elected official in the state of Tamil Nadu, has died. She was 68.
She died after undergoing surgery following a heart attack Sunday night at the Apollo Hospital in the southern Indian city of Chennai, the hospital said.
India’s Tamil Nadu leader Jayalalithaa in critical condition
NEW DELHI (AP) — The popular leader of India's southern Tamil Nadu state was in critical condition after undergoing surgery Monday hours after suffering a heart attack, the hospital said.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayaram Jayalalithaa was being monitored by "a team of experts, including cardiologists, pulmonologist and critical care specialists," according to a statement from Dr. Subbaiah Viswanathan at Apollo Hospital in the state capital of Chennai.
Tamil Nadu leader Jayalalitha suffers heart attack
NEW DELHI (AP) — The popular leader of India's southern Tamil Nadu state was in critical condition Monday morning after suffering a heart attack, the hospital said.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayaram Jayalalitha was being monitored by "a team of experts, including cardiologists, pulmonologist and critical care specialists," according to a statement from Dr. Subbaiah Viswanathan at Apollo Hospitals in the state capital of Chennai.
15 feared dead in explosives factory fire in India
NEW DELHI (AP) — Police say a fire has engulfed a factory manufacturing explosives in southern India and 15 workers are feared dead and another three injured.
Police have recovered two bodies and the rescue work is continuing in the factory in Tiruchirappalli, a city in Tamil Nadu state.
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's defense minister was overseeing an aerial search of the Bay of Bengal on Saturday for an air force transport plane that disappeared with 29 people aboard.
The aircraft went missing Friday en route from the southern city of Chennai to Port Blair in the Andaman and Nicobar islands. The flight, covering 1,375 kilometers (854 miles), was supposed to last three hours. The Russian-made AN-32 could go for four hours without refueling, Defense Ministry...
CHENNAI, India (AP) — Private companies declared a holiday and parents kept children out of school as an air of celebration swept southern India on Friday for the premiere of Indian superstar Rajinikanth's latest film.
Hundreds of thousands of fans thronged cinemas across Tamil-language India and Malaysia to catch the early morning showing of "Kabali," a gangster movie that left patrons jumping from their seats and dancing in the aisles at the sight of their...
NEW DELHI (AP) — The Indian air force Friday lost contact with a transport plane carrying 29 people to islands in the Bay of Bengal, the defense ministry said.
The air force, navy and coast guard were using ships, planes and helicopters to conduct a massive search.
The AN-32 aircraft took off from the southern city of Chennai at 8.30 a.m. and was flying over the water to the city of Port Blair in the Andaman and Nicobar islands, said Nitin Wakankar a spokesman for...
CHENNAI, India (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of fans of Indian superstar Rajinikanth are thronging cinemas across the country to catch the premiere of his latest film, "Kabali."
Many private firms gave their employees a day off and parents kept children home from school in Tamil Nadu state for the movie's release Friday.
Crowds of fans waited outside theaters all night before the gangster film premiered soon after dawn.