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Tamil Nadu Revenue Minister R B Udayakumar (R) prepares food for COVID-19 patients of a quarantine centre in Madurai district.

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KL Kumar, a city-based chef, dishes out 'mask' parottas as an attempt to create awareness about wearing masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19, in Madurai. Madurai has seen a spurt in the number of infections in the last few days, having a total of 5299 cases as on Thursday, with 95 deaths.

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Officials pay their last respects to Havildar Palani after his body was brought at the airport in Madurai. Palani was among the twenty Indian army personnel martyred in a clash with Chinese troops in Ladakh.

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Nethra (C), daughter of C. Mohan who is the owner of a salon, after she was appointed as 'Goodwill Ambassador to the Poor' for United Nations Association for Development And Peace (UNADAP), in Madhurai. Nethra convinced her father to spend their savings worth Rs 5 Lakh and donate essential items among poor people despite no other income source to meet their own requirements amid the nationwide lockdown due to coronavirus pandemic.

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Passengers from Dubai being taken to a quarantine facility in the wake of coronavirus pandemic upon their arrival at Madurai airport.

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MDMK leader Vaiko addresses a protest against CAA at Mahaboopalayam in Madurai.

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Participants attempt to tame a bull during Jallikattu, in Madurai.

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Participants attempt to tame a bull during Jallikattu, in Madurai.

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Yougsters try to tame a bull during Avaniyapuram Jallikattu in Madurai.

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Participants tryto control a bull at the annual bull taming event 'Jallikattu' in Avaniyapuram village on the outskirts of Madurai, Tamil Nadu.

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A participant tries to control a bull at the annual bull taming event 'Jallikattu' in Avaniyapuram village on the outskirts of Madurai, Tamil Nadu. The deeply held religious ritual had been banned for two years after India’s Supreme Court found it cruel. Jallikattu returned to Tamil Nadu in 2017 after tens of thousands of people protested for weeks and forced the government to rush new legislation exempting it from animal cruelty laws.

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Protestors take part in a rally against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in Madurai.

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Police personnel inspect the premises of Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple in view of the Babri Masjid demolition anniversary, in Madurai.

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School students hold saplings and make a formation in the shape of trees, during Independence Day celebrations, at Palamedu in Madurai.

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Priests perform prayers for rains at Vagai River in Madurai. Tamil Nadu Revenue Minister R.B. Udhayakumar is also seen.

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Devotees splash water as Lord Kallazhagar enters the Vaigai River as part of Chithirai festival of the famous Meenakshi Temple, in Madurai

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi at a public meeting during the ongoing general elections, at Madurai

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A view of the Meenakshi Sundareswarar temple during the beginning of Chithirai festival in Madurai

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Work underway to shift the Manthai Amman Temple to give way for the Madurai Natham highway flyover, in Madurai.

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President of Tamil Nadu Congress party K S Azhagiri during an election campaign in support of CPM party candidate from Madurai constituency Su Venkatesan, ahead of the Lok Sabha polls in Madurai.

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Transgender Bharathi Kannamma files nomination from Madurai Lok Sabha constituency for Lok Sabha elections 2019, in Madurai.

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BJP National President Amit Shah being felicitated at a function, in Madurai. BJP state president Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan is also seen.

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Members of Devar-based political parties block a road during a protest demanding the name change of Madurai International Airport to Pasumpon Muthuramalinga Thevar International Airport, at Goripalayam, Madurai.

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PM Modi at a BJP rally in Madurai, January 27

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi being garlanded by Tamil Nadu BJP units President Tamilisai Soundararajan and others, at BJP rally, in Madurai.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit, Chief Minister K Palaniswami, his deputy O Panneerselvam, Deputy Speaker of the Lok Sabha Thambidurai and others at the foundation-stone laying ceremony of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Madurai.

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Participants try to tame a bull during Jallikattu event at Alanganallur, in Madurai district.

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Participants try to tame a bull during Jallikattu event at Alanganallur, in Madurai district.

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Spectators gather for a traditional bull-taming festival called Jallikattu, in the village of Palamedu, near Madurai, Tamil Nadu.

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Participants try to tame a bull during Jallikattu event at Palamedu, in Madurai district.

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Tamers try to control a bull during a traditional bull-taming festival called Jallikattu, in the village of Palamedu, near Madurai, Tamil Nadu.

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A bull runs away from tamers during a traditional bull-taming festival called Jallikattu, in the village of Palamedu, near Madurai, Tamil Nadu.

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A bull runs towards policemen guarding the arena during a traditional bull-taming festival called Jallikattu, in the village of Palamedu, near Madurai, Tamil Nadu.

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Tamers try to control a bull during a traditional bull-taming festival called Jallikattu, in the village of Palamedu, near Madurai, Tamil Nadu.

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Tamers try to control a bull during a traditional bull-taming festival called Jallikattu, in the village of Palamedu, near Madurai, Tamil Nadu.

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Tamers try to control a bull during a traditional bull-taming festival called Jallikattu, in the village of Palamedu, near Madurai, Tamil Nadu.

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A bull runs over a tamer during a traditional bull-taming festival called Jallikattu, in the village of Palamedu, near Madurai.

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Tamers try to control a bull during a traditional bull-taming festival called Jallikattu, in the village of Palamedu, near Madurai, Tamil Nadu.

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Participants try to tame a bull during Jallikattu event at Palamedu, in Madurai district.

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A man tries to control a bull during a traditional bull-taming festival called Jallikattu, in the village of Palamedu, near Madurai, Tamil Nadu.

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Tamers try to control a bull during a traditional bull-taming festival called Jallikattu, in the village of Palamedu, near Madurai, Tamil Nadu.

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Panchaloha idols recovered after a bulgary from a temple near Sozhavandhan, in Madurai.

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Mattuthavani Bus Stand shops are seen closed following the demise of DMK leader M Karunanidhi, in Madurai.

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and Dy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam pay homage to MLA A K Bose, who died due to a heart attack in the early hours today, in Madurai.

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Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami in the presence of Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam is seen flagging off the cycling rally due to the function organised to detail the achievements of the government during the past one year at Amma Thidal in Madurai.

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Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman poses with devotees at a religious procession of Lord Kallazhagar in Madurai.

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Traffic police men take part in a bike rally to cretae awareness on wearing helmet during Road Safety Week celebrations in Madurai.

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Sidelined AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran during the launch of his political party 'Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK)' in Madurai.

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Sidelined AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran launches the party flag which consists of a photo of former TN chief minister J Jayalalitha during the launch of his political party Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam in Madurai.

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Sidelined AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran launches his political party Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam in Madurai.

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A team IAF personnel, including a medical team, based at Sulur Airbase in Coimbatore preparing for the rescue operation after 39 trekkers including 3 kids were caught in a forest fire at a school ground in Bodi, in Theni district.

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A team of IAF personnel from Sulur Airbase in Coimbatore prepare for the rescue operation after 39 trekkers were caught in Bodi hills forest fire, in Theni district.

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Relatives of the trekkers injured in Korangani reserve forest fire wail outside the Theni Government Medical College hospital, in Theni.

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Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam meets the injured who were caught in a forest fire in Tamil Nadu's Theni district, admitted at the Bodi public hospital, in Madurai.

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People gather in support of Tamil film icon Kamal Haasan as he announces the launch of his political party 'Makkal Neethi Maiam', in Madurai.

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People gather in support of Tamil film icon Kamal Haasan as he announces the launch of his political party 'Makkal Neethi Maiyam', in Madurai.

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addressing at the launch of Tamil film icon Kamal Haasan's political party "Makkal Neethi Maiam" in Madurai.

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Tamil film icon Kamal Haasan with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal during the launch of political party "Makkal Neethi Maiam" in Madurai.

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addressing at the launch of Tamil film icon Kamal Haasan's political party "Makkal Neethi Maiam" in Madurai.

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Tamil film icon Kamal Haasan with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal during the launch of political party "Makkal Neethi Maiam" in Madurai.

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Actor Kamal Haasan waves at his supporters on his arrival at the airport in Madurai a day before he is set to launch his political party.

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Actor Kamal Haasan addresses the media at the airport in Madurai a day before he is set to launch his political party.

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Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O.Panner Selvam visiting the area of the fire accident at Sri Meenakshi Sundareshwar temple in Madurai.

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Major fire broke out destroying atleast 30 shops located inside the East Tower of the Meenakshi Amman Temple in Madurai on Friday Night.

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A bull faces a crowd of tamers during a traditional bull-taming festival called "Jallikattu," in the village of Palamedu, near Madurai, Tamil Nadu.

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Villagers try to tame a bull during a traditional bull-taming festival called "Jallikattu," in the village of Palamedu, near Madurai, Tamil Nadu.

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A bull faces a crowd of tamers during a traditional bull-taming festival called "Jallikattu," in the village of Palamedu, near Madurai, Tamil Nadu.

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Villagers try to tame a bull during a traditional bull-taming festival called "Jallikattu," in the village of Palamedu, near Madurai, Tamil Nadu.

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A man tries to tame a bull during a traditional bull-taming festival called "Jallikattu," in the village of Palamedu, near Madurai, Tamil Nadu. Jallikattu involves releasing a bull into a crowd of people who attempt to grab it and ride it.

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PM Narendra Modi's brother Prahlad Modi visits Meenakshi Temple in Madurai.

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Buses remain parked at the depot following a flash strike by Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC) employees, in Madurai.

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami offer bananas to an elephant during his visit at the Meenakshi Amman temple, in Madurai.

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Prakash Ambedkar, the grandson of B R Ambedkar gives the inaugural speech during the second national conference of Dalit Shoshan Mukti Manch in Madurai.

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Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) volunteers taking part in a march (Path Sanchalan) at Ring Road in Madurai.

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Officials of Madurai District administration along with students take pledge to clean Vaigai River, in Madurai.

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Students participating in a mass cleaning program at Vaigai River in Madurai.

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Former Madras High Court Judge D Hari Paranthaman presenting V R Krishna Iyer Centenary Award to activist Irom Sarimila at a function organised by Society for Community Organisation Trust in Madurai. CPI Leader R Nallakannu also seen in the picture.

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AIADMK (Amma) deputy general secretary TTV Dhinakaran, along with his supporters, addressing a press conference in Madurai.

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Students protesting against NEET being removed by the police from Thamukkam ground in Madurai.

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Devotees pulling the temple car as a part of the Chithirai festival of Meenakshi Amman Temple, in Madurai.

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Murugan Idli Shop, Madurai

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Union Minister Radhakrishnan paying respect to the body of CRPF martyr Alagupandi, at Madurai Airport.

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PWD workers floating thermocol sheets at Vaigai Dam in Madurai as part of a novel initiative started to prevent loss of water due to evaporation.

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NIA and Kerala Police teams conducting a joint search at terror suspect Dawood Suleiman's house near Kaimsa Pallivasal, in Madurai.

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Actor Dhanush appears at Madurai Bench of Madras High Court in connection to the plea filed by Melur couple claiming that the actor was their son.

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The bull tamers are taming the bulls during the Jallikattu that was organised at Avaniyapuram, in Madurai.

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The bull tamers are taming the bulls during the Jallikattu that was organised at Avaniyapuram, in Madurai.

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The bull tamers are taming the bulls during the Jallikattu that was organised at Avaniyapuram, in Madurai.

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The bull tamers are taming the bulls during the Jallikattu that was organised at Avaniyapuram, in Madurai. Jallikattu is being conducted after two years.

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam talks to media outside Pandiyan Hotel, in Madurai.

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People during the protest to lift ban on jallikattu at Alanganallu, in Madurai.

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Youngsters stage a rail roko protest condemning the ban on Jallikattu at Tamukkam, in Madurai.

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Youngsters and students including girls block the Coimbatore-Nagercoil passenger train as part of Rail Roko demonstration to support Jallikattu at Thathaneri railway bridge, in Madurai.

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Youngsters stage a protest condemning the ban on Jallikattu at Tamukkam, in Madurai.

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Thousands at a protest rally demanding the Central Government lift the ban against Jallikattu, near Tamukkam in Madurai.

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Thousands at a protest rally demanding the Central Government lift the ban against Jallikattu, near Tamukkam in Madurai.

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Youngsters stage a protest against Jallikattu ban at Alanganallur, in Madurai.

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Despite Supreme Court ban people release the Jallikattu bull at Alanganallur, in Madurai.

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People gather in front of an enclosure to participate in Jallikattu as bulls were released despite its ban, in Madurai.

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The shops remain closed at a market in protest on the ban on Jallikattu, in Madurai.

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