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India vs England: Promising signs of marathon innings for trio

RAJKOT: On day two of the Rajkot Test, even as Ben Duckett and Zak Crawley went about their business against Indian pacers, there was an interesting pattern emerging. Dhruv Jurel was keeping wickets, Sarfaraz Khan at first slip and Yashasvi Jaiswal at second. Shubman Gill, meanwhile, was at covers. That slip cordon and the close-in field was an indication of something significant. Indian crickets red-ball transition has been in progress for a while now. However, what one could witness in Rajkot was a clear representation of where the Indian team is in terms of the transition. Jurel and Jaiswal batch of 2020 U19 World Cup Gill (2018) and Sarfaraz (2014 and 2016) have come of age in a way that was visible ten years ago. Back in 2013-14, Indias Test team post-Sachin Tendulkar's retirement had Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara and Rohit Sharma (2006 U19 WC batch), Virat Kohli (2008 WC) and Ravindra Jadeja (2006 and 2008 U19 WCs). For the better part of the next decade, (Rohit would be in and out of the Test side), these are the names that featured and defined the Indian Test line-up. Ten years on, Jaiswal is dominating as an opener. Gill is settling into No.3 and Sarfaraz made a mark on debut at No. 5. Now, Kohli (at No. 4) and Rishabh Pant could come back and take their place in the team whenever they do. That said, these bunch of U19 cricketers could well define what the Indian batting line-up looks like in years to come. No, it is not a superlative claim. Neither is it a psychobabble where the analogy fits the bill. Sarfaraz, senior most of the lot, broke into the national side finally after piling on runs in the Ranji Trophy like Pujara did. Gill, after being the anointed batting prodigy when he broke in, is settling in at No. 3. Then there is Jaiswal, the youngest of the lot, who could well be the next all-format super star. The Mumbai batter dominated red-ball cricket and upskilled himself for the shortest format. Jurel, while making a mark in the Indian Premier League, loves red-ball cricket and has had a good start so far. But lets be clear. Barring Jaiswal, none of the other batters have sealed their spots for the foreseeable future. Yes, Gill scored runs in the last two Tests but at the same time, he would want to continue the same. Jaiswal, on the other hand, has taken Test cricket like fish to see. Century on debut, back-to-back double centuries in this series Jaiswal had heaped praise not just from India, but the opposition camp as well. Ben Stokes, England captain, after the match in Rajkot, said: If I said I didnt think he [Jaiswal] was any good, itd be a rogue thing [laughs]. Geez, hes a great player to watch. I enjoy watching good players, even if its against me. (Watching him) today (Sunday) reminded me of watching Rishabh Pant. Pant is someone I love watching play. Early on, he took his time to get in, he struggled, but he sensed his opportunity to go after us and he did. He has had a fantastic start to his career, playing another unbelievable innings against us here. And it comes as no surprise that not just Stokes, but every single person in the cricketing fraternity is talking about Jaiswal. This is why, when Rohit said Itna bas hai abhi ke liye (this is enough for now) you know where he was coming from. I won't say anything on Jaiswal. Everyone is talking about him. Let him play. He is playing well, it's good for us and he is in good form. I am not going to say much more than that, he said. You can clearly see that the Indian captain wants to protect the youngster and does not want to say more than he should adding unnecessary pressure or hype around Jaiswal. The same goes for Sarfaraz and Gill. As much as the former has played two U19 World Cups and is media trained from a very young age, Sarfaraz knows he is still finding his feet at the top level. Gill, who would have been all but dropped if not for the century in the second innings of the Visakhapatnam Test, knows what is at stake as well. These are three key slots of a batting line-up we are talking about an opener, a No. 3, and a No. 5 (at least for now). And this is where the selectors and the team management had to be credited for backing them and not panicking when KL Rahul got injured. What augurs well for the youngsters is as was the case for Kohli and Pujara in 2012 they have a long year of home Test season to buy themselves at least one full overseas cycle. Two more Tests against England, three against New Zealand and two against Bangladesh before India start travelling in late 2024. They will begin with an Australia tour in December this year and another five-Test series in England next year. By the end of that England tour in July 2025, if the three of them had sealed their spots in the Indian Test team, it is safe to say that Jaiswal, Gill and Sarfraz will define Indian Test batting till the end of this decade. For they have shown enough promise to reaffirm that they belong at this level. That they are here to stay for years to come.

The New Indian Express 21 Feb 2024 12:56 am

RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav appeals to Bihar people to 'insure politically'

Tejashwi Prasad Yadav appeals for political support during his Jan Vishwas Yatra, criticizes CM Nitish Kumar, fights for unemployment, poverty, and migration, compares Grand Alliance govt to NDA, while Deputy CM Chaudhary dismisses RJD as a dynastic party.

The Times of India 20 Feb 2024 11:32 pm

Modi Inaugurates Three IIT Campuses, Unveils Education Projects Worth Rs 13,375 Crore

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday inaugurated the campuses of three Indian Institutes of Management (IIT), in Jammu, Bodh Gaya and Visakhapatnam, and laid the foundation stone of several projects worth Rs 13,375 crore, including permanent campuses for three IITs, 20 Kendriya Vidyalayas and 13 Navodaya schools. The advancement of education and skill development sectors on such a scale was a distant reality 10 years ago. But this is the new India.... The government of the day indulges in maximum expenditure for modern education of the present and future generations, he said on the occasion. The projects that were dedicated to the nation include permanent campuses for the Indian Institute of Technology-Bhilai, IIT-Tirupati, IIT-Jammu, IIITDM-Kancheepuram, Indian Institute of Skills (IIS) -- a pioneering skill-training institute on advanced technologies -- in Kanpur and two campuses for the Central Sanskrit University in Uttarakhands Devprayag and Agartala, Tripura. Modi also inaugurated 20 new buildings for Kendriya Vidyalayas (KV) and 13 new Navodaya Vidyalaya (NV) buildings across the country. The Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone of five KV campuses, one NV campus and five multi-purpose halls for NVs across the country.

Deccan Chronicle 20 Feb 2024 11:27 pm

'We never called Nitish; he joined & left us on his own,' says ex-Bihar CM Rabri Devi

Rabri Devi criticizes Nitish Kumar for joining and leaving the Grand Alliance without informing them. Nitish formed the Grand Alliance govt in August 2022 with RJD, Congress, and Left. RJD ministers face inquiry on fodder scam, railway land-for-job scan, and land scam.

The Times of India 20 Feb 2024 11:25 pm

Jasprit Bumrah released from Indian Test squad, Rahul ruled out of Ranchi match

Bumrah has been released as part of his workload management. He is the leading wicket-taker in the Test series with 17 scalps from three matches. He singlehandedly bowled India to victory in the second Test in Visakhapatnam. Rahul had also missed the second and third Test after complaining of pain in his right quadriceps.

The Economic Times 20 Feb 2024 11:18 pm

RJD wants polling through ballot papers, JD(U) for conducting polls in max three phases

JD(U) and RJD demand conducting Lok Sabha elections in Bihar in maximum three phases over 21 days to save time, money, and give relief to leaders from hot weather. RJD calls for free and fair elections using ballot papers, counting of postal ballots before EVMs.

The Times of India 20 Feb 2024 11:16 pm

Naveen inaugurates projects worth Rs 2,149 crore in Odishas Bargarh

Bargarh: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Tuesday inaugurated 62 projects valued at Rs 2,149 crore and laid foundation stones for 21 other projects worth Rs 265 crore in Bargarh district. Patnaik inaugurated the projects at a function organised at Kaanapali in the Bijepur area of the district, including the ambitious Gangadhar Meher Irrigation project implemented []

orissapost 20 Feb 2024 10:41 pm

Trinamool Congress congratulates newly elected Rajya Sabha members

Trinamool Congress congratulates newly elected Rajya Sabha members The All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) congratulated its newly elected Rajya Sabha members for taking their seats in the Upper House on Tuesday. Our leaders, @sagarikaghose, @SushmitaDevAITC, Mamata Thakur, and @MdNadimulHaque6, have taken their seats in the Rajya Sabha as esteemed members of the Council of States, the AITC said in a post on 'X'. Sagarika Ghose, Sushmita Dev, Mamata Thakur and Nadimul Haque were elected to the Rajya Sabha from West Bengal on Tuesday. Taking on the Bharatiya Janata Party, the AITC said, Embracing a strong women-centric ethos, our Rajya Sabha MPs are ready to take on the fight against the BJP zamindars and work towards reviving the essence of a diverse, multi-religious, multi-caste, multi-linguistic, and inclusive India. Stressing the diverse composition of its Rajya Sabha contingent, the party said, With a majority of them being women, our hearts brim with greater joy, as this diverse representation promises a more inclusive and dynamic approach to addressing the needs and aspirations of our people. Earlier last week, Trinamool Congress candidates Matua leader Mamata Bala Thakur and author Sagarika Ghose filed their nominations for the upcoming Rajya Sabha elections. Along with them, two other leaders from the party were also chosen for the Upper House. Mamata Bala Thakur is a former member of the Lok Sabha and holds an important significance in the Matua community. Meanwhile, Uttarakhand Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Mahendra Bhatt was elected unopposed as a Rajya Sabha MP on Tuesday. Bhatt filed his nomination for Rajya Sabha elections in the presence of Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami and other party leaders in Dehradun. BJD's Debashish Samantaray also thanked Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik after being elected as Rajya Sabha MP. The Election Commission has scheduled the Rajya Sabha elections for 15 states, including Uttar Pradesh, for February 27. Voting will take place from 9 am to 4 pm on this date, with the deadline for nominations set for February 15. The results of the elections will be announced on the same day, February 27. (ANI)

devdiscourse 20 Feb 2024 10:40 pm

Global MILAN -24 seafarers go on health trek from Dolphin Hill

Visakhapatnam : The multinational naval exercises on and off the Visakhapatnam shore started on Tuesday with an early morning health trek from the Dolphin Hill abutting the sea. Over 600 personnel of navies around the world, including the host Indian Navy, participated in the trek. This provided foreign delegates representing their navies an informal atmosphere to know each other ahead of Friday, February 23, to February 27 when they will showcase their maritime skills during the sea phase in the Bay of Bengal. During this period, they will be served the best of the Indian food and international cuisine prepared by the master chefs from reputed hotels in the city. Handicraft stalls will give them an opportunity to have an insight into the Indian heritage and culture, apart from maritime history of India. They can take back Indian souvenirs and memorabilia as reminder of their participation in MILAN-24. The delegates can also witness daily cultural performances, apart from participating in cultural exchanges. The MILAN-24 Village will be open from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. on all days during the harbour phase of the international naval exercise. The international delegates will also get to visit Taj Mahal and Bodh Gaya, apart from popular heritage and tourist places around Visakhapatnam, including Buddhist sites at Bavikonda and Thotlakonda, apart from Erramatti Dibbalu, Rushikonda, Yarada Park and Visakha Museum. The museum displays remnants of the Pakistan submarine PNS Ghazi, which had been sunk by the Indian Navy, thereby ending the Indo-Pak war of 1971. The museum also has maritime artefacts ranging from ancient tablets to models of modern warships, torpedoes, submarines and aircraft. MILAN exercise, from its humble beginnings of 1995, has metamorphosed in stature befitting global commonalities. It aligns with Indias concomitant G20 Presidency theme of Vasudaiva Kutumbakam. The India-led exercise complements the existing bilateral and multilateral maritime framework aimed at preserving regional peace, whilst fostering bonds of maritime brotherhood across the oceans. As the Indian Navy projects itself as the Preferred Security Partner in the region, MILAN 24 re-affirms Indias unabated diplomatic efforts aimed at progress through peace and inclusivity of all nations.

Deccan Chronicle 20 Feb 2024 10:32 pm

Patnaik Inaugurates Projects Worth Rs 2,149 Crore In Odishas Bargarh

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik inaugurated projects worth Rs 2,149 crore in Bargarh, including the Gangadhar Meher Irrigation project and a 100-bed cancer care center.

Bloomberg Quint 20 Feb 2024 9:47 pm

Union Minister Ashwini Vaishanaw Gifts Odisha New Railway Line Minutes After Re-Election to Rajya Sabha

Bhubaneswar: Railway minister Ashwini Vaishanw on Tuesday announced that the Union government had approved the proposal for construction of a new railway line between Puri and Konark in Odisha. After completion of the construction of the 32-km line, trains with Vistadome coaches will run on the route. The announcement came minutes after Vaishnaw was declared elected unopposed as Rajya Sabha members from the state. This is the second time the bureaucrat-turned politician entered into Rajya Sabha from Odisha on a BJP ticket. Puri is a major place of pilgrimage and tourist destination. It houses Lord Jagannath temple, a major place of Hindu pilgrimage. Besides, it has got an enchanting sea beach which draws thousands of domestic and foreign tourists. The famous Sun Temple is located at Konark, 32 km from Puri. Vistadome trains which offer panoramic views to passengers. There was a long-standing demand from people to lay a new railway line connecting Puri and Konark. The Union government has approved the proposal. The new railway line will be constructed with an investment of Rs 492 crore, Vaishnaw said. The new line will be a culture and heritage corridor, he added. The minister said around 215 hectares of land was required to be acquired for the project. Though the minister did not mention about the commissioning period of the proposed project, sources said once the required land is acquired, it would likely be completed in just two years. A train with Vistadome coaches offers the passengers panoramic views of nature while travelling on the route. The transparent windows and sunroof ensure a one-of-a-kind experience to the passengers. Earlier, the Indian Railways had launched some Vistadome coaches on Visakhapatnam-Kirandul Express that passes through Koraput district in Odisha. Vistadome Coaches on the Araku valley route to ensure people get to enjoy the pretty views outside. The 360 degree rotating seat makes the ride comfortable for travellers without compromising on views. If you want to see the region in its best avatar, you should plan this ride between October and December, when the valley is dotted with pretty flowers. The minister said the Indian Railways had spent over Rs 10,000 crore on various railway projects in the past couple of years.

Deccan Chronicle 20 Feb 2024 9:19 pm

Two arrested, 3 crore fake currency seized in Visakhapatnam - The Hindu

Two arrested, 3 crore fake currency seized in Visakhapatnam The Hindu

Google News 20 Feb 2024 8:48 pm

Gayatri college MBBS 2022-23 batch secures 98% pass percentage in Visakhapatnam - The Hindu

Gayatri college MBBS 2022-23 batch secures 98% pass percentage in Visakhapatnam The Hindu

Google News 20 Feb 2024 8:43 pm

Trekking, yoga, tech demos a part of multi-national naval exercise MILAN 2024

Trekking, yoga, tech demos a part of multi-national naval exercise MILAN 2024 As many as 600 navy personnel from the Indian Navy and friendly foreign navies engaged in activities such as trekking, yoga and technology demonstrations on Tuesday as part of MILAN 2024, a multi-national naval exercise held in this port city. A health trek was flagged off early morning on Tuesday from Dolphin Hill, followed by a yoga session on Yarada Beach, according to a press release. MILAN 2024 exposes young officers to rich experiences. It is not just a military exercise, it's a platform for the future of international naval cooperation, an official from the Eastern Naval Command (ENC) was quoted as saying in the press release. Besides the health trek and yoga, 50 naval officers from friendly countries received hands-on experience on various Indian naval platforms. They were offered the opportunity to sail on the Sail Training Ship INS Tarangini and hone navigation skills in diverse scenarios at the Maritime Warfare Centres cutting-edge ship handling simulators. Likewise, they received firsthand glimpses into the future of underwater rescue operations at the Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle (DSRV) demo at Hindustan Shipyard in the port city, which showcased advanced submarine rescue technology. According to the ENC, India joined a select group of countries when it acquired two DSRVs in 2018, enabling it to undertake rescue missions at staggering depths of 650 metres. As part of MILAN 2024, Visakhapatnam got to witness a full dress rehearsal of the International City Parade on Tuesday afternoon along the picturesque R K Beach, where diverse cultures and maritime prowess of the participating nations were on display, as 2,000 naval personnel from various countries took part. Moreover, patriotic music enthralled the audience during the air demo as marching bands from India and participating nations held a procession. School children and sea cadets also performed in the dress rehearsal. The final city parade and air demo is scheduled to be held on February 22.

devdiscourse 20 Feb 2024 8:35 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually inaugurates IIM-Vs permanent campus at Gambheeram in Visakhapatnam

The event is a significant milestone in the journey of the Central institute, he says

The Hindu 20 Feb 2024 8:22 pm

Newly-Elected BJD Rajya Sabha MPs Meet CM Naveen Patnaik

Bhubaneswar: The two newly-elected BJD Rajya Sabha MPs Tuesday met Chief Minister and BJD Supremo Naveen Patnaik at Naveen Niwas. Debashish Samantaray and Subhasish Khuntia, who were elected to the Rajya Sabha unopposed, met the Chief Minister and took his blessings. The BJD MPs also expressed their gratitude to the Chief Minister for reposing faith [] The post Newly-Elected BJD Rajya Sabha MPs Meet CM Naveen Patnaik appeared first on Pragativadi .

Pragativadi 20 Feb 2024 8:16 pm

Iyer to miss Mumbai's Ranji Trophy quarter-final clash

Shreyas Iyer made scores of 35, 13, 27 & 29 in the first two Tests against England at Hyderabad and Visakhapatnam. When the Mumbai selectors named the 16-man squad for the Ranji Trophy last eight match against Baroda on Tuesday, Iyer's name was missing from the list. He also had to miss Mumbai's last Ranji Trophy league match against Assam as his back was giving him trouble.

The Times of India 20 Feb 2024 6:29 pm

CM Jagan Reddy joins PM Modi online for inauguration of educational institutions' buildings

CM Jagan Reddy joins PM Modi online for inauguration of educational institutions' buildings Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy on Tuesday participated in an online programme during which Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated permanent buildings for a string of prestigious educational institutions located in the state. During the online event, the prime minister inaugurated the permanent buildings of the Indian Institute of Management at Visakhapatnam (IIM-Vizag), and the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) in Tirupati. Permanent buildings of the Indian Institute of Information Technology Design and Manufacturing (IITDM) in Kurnool and the Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) in Sri City were also inaugurated by Modi. Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy participated in the programme virtually from the camp office here, an official press release said. Chief Secretary K S Jawahar Reddy and Andhra Pradesh Higher Education Council Chairman K Hemachandra Reddy also participated in the online programme.

devdiscourse 20 Feb 2024 6:13 pm

PKL 10: Dabang Delhi to face Patna Pirates; Gujarat Giants meet Haryana Steelers in Eliminators

Panchkula, Feb 20 (IANS) Haryana Steelers defeat to Puneri Paltan in Panchkula on Monday has settled things in the Pro Kabaddi League Season 10, setting the stage for the Eliminators, which will be played in Hyderabad next week. As per the schedule, Dabang Delhi K.C. will take on Patna Pirates in Eliminator 1, while the []

bhaskarlive 20 Feb 2024 5:57 pm

Odisha: Cong releases 'chargesheet' highlighting 'failures' of BJD, BJP

Odisha: Cong releases 'chargesheet' highlighting 'failures' of BJD, BJP The Odisha Congress on Tuesday released a chargesheet against the BJD and BJP, highlighting their ''failures'' regarding providing basic services like healthcare facilities, employment and clean drinking water. Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) campaigning committee chairman Bijay Patnaik told reporters here that people of Odisha were facing discrimination in their own state. Both parties (BJD and BJP) have failed to provide basic services like clean drinking water, healthcare facilities, irrigation and employment to people, he alleged. Patnaik also claimed that there is rampant corruption in the state government, and job scams have become all-pervasive with more than two lakh government posts lying vacant. Women are being treated without respect by the BJD government. The NCRB report says that Odisha tops the list in the country in cases of assault on women and their kidnapping, especially children, the Congress leader asserted. In the execution of mega drinking water projects, the state government has systematically manipulated the tender conditions to keep contractors of Odisha out of the race, Patnaik alleged.

devdiscourse 20 Feb 2024 5:28 pm

PM Modi Inaugurates New Buildings Of IIT Patna, IIM Bodh Gaya In Bihar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually inaugurated new buildings of several premier academic institutions in Bihar, including IIT Patna, and the permanent campus of IIM Bodh Gaya, officials said.

NDTV 20 Feb 2024 5:07 pm

Nearly 80 migrant labourers rescued from bus along Odisha-Andhra border

Koraput: Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB) jawans rescued as many as 80 labourers at Chilibalsa gate on the Odisha-Andhra Pradesh border during a combing operation, a source said Tuesday. The source informed that the labourers are residents of Narayanpatna area of Koraput district. They were being taken to Andhra Pradeshs Guntur to work as migrant labourers. []

orissapost 20 Feb 2024 4:58 pm

Odisha Rajya Sabha Polls: Debashish Samantaray, Subhasish Khuntia & Ashwini Vaishnaw Elected Unopposed

Bhubaneswar: BJD candidates Debashish Samantaray & Subhasish Khuntia and BJP candidate Railway minister Ashwini Vaishnaw were elected to Rajya Sabha unopposed. Odishas ruling BJD supported the candidature of BJPs Ashwini Vaishnaw in the upcoming Rajya Sabha elections in Odisha. Soon after the saffron party announced the candidature of Union minister Vaishnaw, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, [] The post Odisha Rajya Sabha Polls: Debashish Samantaray, Subhasish Khuntia & Ashwini Vaishnaw Elected Unopposed appeared first on Pragativadi .

Pragativadi 20 Feb 2024 4:08 pm

Vaishnaw, two BJD leaders elected to RS unopposed from Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw and BJDs Debashish Samantray and Subhashish Khuntia were Tuesday elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha from Odisha. Returning Officer Abanikanta Patnaik announced the names of the elected persons after the deadline for withdrawal of nominations ended this afternoon. BJP candidate and Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw was re-elected to the Rajya []

orissapost 20 Feb 2024 3:53 pm

Fact-finding committee of civil society members to visit Sandeshkhali, prepare report

Fact-finding committee of civil society members to visit Sandeshkhali, prepare report A fact-finding committee of civil society members will visit West Bengal to look into the alleged sexual harassment and abuse incidents in Sandeshkhali of the North 24 Parganas district in West Bengal According to a press release from the 'Fact Finding Committee on Human Rights Violations', the panel will visit both North 24 Parganas and South 24 Parganas districts. The panel will visit Sandeshkhali on February 25. The release said that the fact-finding committee of civil society members includes former Chief Justice of Patna High Court Justice L Narsimha Reddy, former IPS officer Raj Pal Singh, Former NCW member Dr Charu Wali Khanna, advocates OP Vyas and Bhavna Bajaj and a senior journalist will visit North 24 Parganas and South 24 Parganas in West Bengal on a fact-finding mission on February 24 and 25. The release said that the committee will prepare a final report and submit it to the constitutional authorities of the country. Meanwhile, a delegation led by the National Commission for Women (NCW) chairperson Rekha Sharma met the West Bengal DGP on Tuesday. It is huge that the DGP met me. I have come to West Bengal for the 8th-9th time, and the DGP never meets... The DGP agreed that the police have lacked... We suggested that all the police officials there (in Sandeshkhali) should be changed. He took it seriously but then he received one or two phone calls, after which his attitude changed completely. He cut short the meeting. When we took Shah Jahan's name, he did not like it. He (DGP) asked us how he can arrest Shah Jahan when there is nothing against him. He said that the ED should arrest Shah Jahan, not him. If there is nothing against him, then what will the police investigate... I think DGP's hands are tied, he cannot do anything. We can imagine the pressure he is in... I think he is serious but how can he work under pressure, Rekha Sharma said after her meeting. Earlier on Monday, after visiting West Bengal's Sandeshkhali, Rekha Sharma had demanded the resignation of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Sandeshkhali island in North 24 Parganas district has made headlines following BJP's allegations of sexual violence by Trinamool leaders and multiple accounts of women alleging harassment and extortion. A large number of women in Sandeshkhali had accused Trinamool Congress strongman Shajahan Sheikh and his supporters of land-grab and sexually assaulting them under coercion. Shajahan has been absconding after a mob, allegedly affiliated with him, attacked Enforcement Directorate officials who had gone to search his premises in connection with a ration scam on January 5. Two TMC leaders, North 24 Parganas zilla parishad member Shiba Prasad Hazra and local party functionary Uttam Sardar, were arrested by police and have been booked on charges of alleged gangrape and attempt to murder. (ANI)

devdiscourse 20 Feb 2024 3:33 pm

If this is how you want to play then back yourselves: Clarke wants England to remain unfazed by Bazball criticism

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Former Australian captain Michael Clarke has backed England to follow their aggressive approach if they think thats the best chance of beating India and urged Ben Stokes-led side to not get affected by Bazball criticism. England trailed 1-2 in the five-match series after suffering back-to-back defeats in Visakhapatnam and Rajkot, []

bhaskarlive 20 Feb 2024 3:32 pm

'If This Is How You Want To Play Then Back Yourselves': Clarke Wants England To Remain Unfazed By Bazball Criticism

New Delhi: Former Australian captain Michael Clarke has backed England to follow their aggressive approach if they think that's the best chance of beating India and urged Ben Stokes-led side to not get affected by 'Bazball' criticism. England trailed 1-2 in the five-match series after suffering back-to-back defeats in Visakhapatnam and Rajkot, following an incredible victory in the series opener in Hyderabad. The most recent blow, a humiliating 434-run loss, has raised questions about the effectiveness of England's aggressive strategy on Indian wickets. Clarke urged the English team to trust their instincts and back their aggressive style of play, acknowledging the risks inherent in such an approach. I think it's one of those things where you live by the sword and you die by it. This is the time for England to come together and Bazball or whatever you call it, if this is how you want to play then you have to back yourselves and not care what other people think. If you think that's the best chance of beating India then back yourselves, said Clarke to ESPNcricinfo, Around the Wicket show. The Aussie also addressed the criticism levelled at the Joe Root for his dismissal in Rajkot, which eventually became the starting point of the visitors batting collapse in first innings and said: For someone like Joe Root, that's why it's a big talking point because people feel does Joe really need to play such shots and can't help continue playing the same way. But it's a team sport. If one is in then I think Ben Stokes would want everyone to be in, said Clarke. Former Australia captain Aaron Finch echoed Clarke's sentiments but also highlighted the need for tactical acumen and adaptability. He urged England to strike a balance between aggressive intent and strategic decision-making, particularly during critical phases of the game. I think there needs to be game awareness. They're getting so far ahead of the game because they're scoring quickly and that's just because of their intent. Sometimes, just for a session, just swallow your pride and get the game on your terms. Their openers are giving them a great platform but they're just not capitalising on it, said Finch.

CNMSports 20 Feb 2024 3:32 pm

Odisha CM Inaugurates, Lays Foundation For Various Projects In Bargarh

Bargarh: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik visited Bargarh district today and inaugurated 62 different development projects worth Rs. 2149 cr. at Katapali under Bijepur tehsil in the district. Along with this, he laid the foundation stones for 21 different development projects worth Rs. 263 cr. ,33 lakhs,18 thousand. The inaugurated projects are the Gangadhar Meher Irrigation [] The post Odisha CM Inaugurates, Lays Foundation For Various Projects In Bargarh appeared first on Pragativadi .

Pragativadi 20 Feb 2024 3:28 pm

MILAN-24: Cultural events, tour to heritage spots planned for foreign delegates

Visakhapatnam: The foreign delegates of the MILAN -24, the Multilateral Naval Exercise, will have a great time in Visakhapatnam, apart from attending the naval exercise and exhibiting their maritime skills in the Bay of Bengal during the sea phase from February 23 to February 27. On Tuesday, the delegates took out an early morning trek to explore the natural beauty of Visakhapatnam, which was flagged off from Dolphin Hill. More than 600 personnel including foreign delegates and members of the Indian Navy participated. The officials are planning to serve the best of Indian food and international cuisine prepared by the master chefs from reputed hotels in the city to the foreign delegates. The handicraft stalls set up at the MILAN village would provide an insight into the Indian heritage culture and maritime history of India. Delegates can buy souvenirs and Indian memorabilia from the stalls. The delegates will have a glimpse of daily cultural performance and they can also participate in the events. The MILAN Village would be open from 3 pm to 10 pm on all days during the harbour Phase of MILAN. Apart from visiting Taj Mahal, Bodh Gaya, the delegates would be taken on a tour to popular heritage and tourist spots in Visakhapatnam including Buddhist site Bavikonda and Thotlakonda, Erramatti Dibbalu, Rushikonda, Yarada Park and Visakha Museum. The museum displays remnants of Pakistan submarine PNS Ghazi sunk by the Indian Navy ending Indo-Pak war in 1971 and maritime artefacts ranging from ancient tablets (dated in BC) to models of modern warships, torpedoes, submarines and aircraft. MILAN exercise, from its humble beginnings of 1995, has metamorphosed itself to a stature befitting global commons and aligns with Indias concomitant G20 Presidency theme of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam. India-led exercise greatly complements the existing bilateral and multilateral maritime framework aimed at preserving regional peace whilst fostering bonds of maritime brotherhood across the oceans. As the Indian Navy projects itself as the Preferred Security Partner in the region, MILAN 24 re-affirms Indias unabated diplomatic efforts aimed at inclusivity of all nations and progress through peace.

Deccan Chronicle 20 Feb 2024 1:45 pm

PM Modi launches Rs 32,000-crore worth development projects in Jammu & Kashmir

JAMMU: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday launched multiple development projects, including for education, railway, aviation and road sectors, in Jammu and Kashmir worth over Rs 32,000 crore. From Jammu, the prime minister also launched or laid foundation stone of projects worth Rs 13,500 crore across the country. These projects include Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) and central universities. Modi distributed appointment letters to about 1,500 newly recruited government employees of Jammu and Kashmir and also interacted with the beneficiaries of various schemes as part of the 'Viksit Bharat, Viksit Jammu' programme. Among the railway projects that Modi inaugurated are the railway line between Banihal-Khari-Sumber-Sangaldan (48 km) and the newly electrified Baramulla-Srinagar-Banihal-Sangaldan section (185. 66 km). He flagged off the first electric train in the Valley and the train service between Sangaldan and Baramulla stations. The commissioning of the Banihal-Khari-Sumber-Sangaldan section is significant as it features the usage of ballast less track (BLT) all along the route providing a better ride experience to passengers. India's longest transportation tunnel T-50 (12.77 km) lies in the portion between Khari and Sumber. The railway projects are expected to improve connectivity, ensure environmental sustainability and boost the overall economic development of the region. The prime minister also inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of several projects worth about Rs 13,500 crore for other parts of the country. The projects include permanent campuses for IIT Bhilai, IIT Tirupati, IIT Jammu, IIITDM Kancheepuram, Indian Institute of Skills (IIS), a pioneer skills training institute on advanced technologies located at Kanpur, and campuses of Central Sanskrit University at Devprayag (Uttarakhand) and Agartala (Tripura). He also inaugurated three new IIMs in the country -- IIM Jammu, IIM Bodh Gaya and IIM Visakhapatnam -- besides 20 new buildings for Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) and 13 for new Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs) buildings across the country. As part of his government's efforts to provide comprehensive, quality and holistic tertiary-care health services to the people of Jammu and Kashmir, the prime minister also inaugurated the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Vijaypur (Samba), Jammu, officials said. The institute, whose foundation stone was laid by him in February 2019, has been established under the central government's 'Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana'. Set up at a cost of over Rs 1,660 crore and in an area spanning over 227 acres, the hospital is equipped with 720 beds, a medical college with 125 seats, a nursing college with 60 seats, an AYUSH block with 30 beds, residential accommodation for faculty and staff, hostel accommodation for UG and PG students and a shopping complex among other facilities. Among other projects, Modi laid the foundation stone for a new terminal building at the Jammu airport. Spread over 40,000 sqm, the new terminal building will be equipped with modern facilities catering to about 2,000 passengers during peak hours, and will be environment friendly. Modi laid the foundation stone of important road projects including two stretches (44.22 km) of the Delhi-Amritsar-Katra expressway connecting Jammu to Katra and phase-two for the four-laning of the Srinagar Ring road. He laid the foundation stone for a project to develop the CUF (Common User Facility) petroleum depot at Jammu as well.

The New Indian Express 20 Feb 2024 1:07 pm

Nitish assures assembly of reducing school duration amid oppn protest

Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday assured the assembly that the existing eight-hour school duration from 9 am to 5 pm in government-run institutions will be reduced by two hours. He said the new timings will be from 10 am to 4 pm (six hours). His assurance came amid uproarious scenes in the Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 20 Feb 2024 12:56 pm

Class 10 students benefit from LAccMI bus services

Belpada: Aiming at establishing a seamless public transport network, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has continued to launched the Location Accessible Multi-modal Initiative (LAccMI) bus service in several districts across Odisha. LAccMI bus facility has played a very important role in the students of High School, Belpada, who are attending their class 10th matric examination. [] The post Class 10 students benefit from LAccMI bus services appeared first on Pragativadi .

Pragativadi 20 Feb 2024 12:51 pm

Bihar: Tejashwi embarks on Jan Vishwas Yatra in bid to win public trust

Patna:Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav on Tuesday launched a blistering attack on Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, the JD(U) president, whose latest volte-face robbed his party of power and stripped him of the deputy CMs post. Yadav spoke to journalists at his residence here, before leaving for Muzaffarpur, the commencing point of Jan Vishwas Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 20 Feb 2024 12:44 pm

Tejashwi flays Nitish, embarks on 'Jan Vishwas Yatra' across Bihar in bid to win public trust

PATNA: Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav on Tuesday launched a blistering attack on Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar , the JD(U) president, whose latest volte-face robbed his party of power and stripped him of the deputy CM's post. Yadav spoke to journalists at his residence here, before leaving for Muzaffarpur, the commencing point of 'Jan Vishwas Yatra', which would continue for 11 days, during which he will travel all 38 districts of the state. Nitish Kumar has no vision for the people of the state. He also had no justifiable reason for ditching us and going back to the BJP-led NDA. He thinks he can trample the people's mandate under his feet (janaadesh ko apne pair ki jooti samajhte hain), alleged the former deputy CM, who shared power in the state for close to 17 months. The people of Bihar have been showering their love on the RJD, a reason why it has been the single largest party in the assembly for long. I am going to urge them that they support us even more strongly so that we can work for them, he said. Yadav, who was flanked by his parents Lalu Prasad and Rabri Devi, said he was drawing strength from his father's ability (kshamata), mother's affection (mamata) and the support of wife Rajshree. Prasad, who heads the RJD, said, My blessings are with the boy who has worked a lot. May he achieve his goal. Rabri Devi, a former CM herself, said, It was inappropriate on part of Nitish Kumar to have done what he did to us. It is always he who runs away. We never break partnerships. After Muzaffarpur, Yadav is scheduled to address two more public meetings during the day, in Sitamarhi and Sheohar. His night halt will be in Motihari. Earlier, on Monday night, Yadav went live on Facebook and called Nitish Kumar an old-fashioned leader who would do well to give up his chair on his own. Bihar needs stability and visionary leadership. Nitish Kumar, with his flip-flops and an inability to think out of the box, has shown that he lacks both, alleged Yadav. Yet, in the 17 months that we shared power, we made him take bold decisions in the light of the RJD's pledge to create 10 lakh government jobs. Even Prime Minister Narendra Modi had to take a leaf out of our book and organised Rozgar melas, claimed Yadav. Taunting his former boss, who is now back in the BJP-led NDA, the RJD leader said, Nitish Kumar has been uneasy over his JD(U)'s decline and it is rumoured that he wants early dissolution of the assembly. He believes that if polls are held in the state alongside Lok Sabha elections, it will help him revive his party's fortunes. Notably, the tenure of the state assembly comes to an end towards the end of 2025. In the 243-strong House, JD(U) has only 45 members. We are not worried about what Nitish Kumar is going to do. But through this Jan Vishwas Yatra, we wish to reach out to the people of Bihar and assure them that come what may, we are by their side, he added. The Jan Vishwas Yatra will conclude on March 1. Tejashwi Yadav says Nitish Kumar cannot recognize friend from foe

The New Indian Express 20 Feb 2024 11:58 am

Odisha library to get new facilities

BHUBANESWAR: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday laid the foundation stone for transformation of Dr Harekrushna Mahatab State Library here. As per the chief ministers office (CMO), the transformation of the library will be carried out jointly by the department of Culture and Odisha Mining Corporation Limited (OMC). As part of the transformation plan, various facilities including an Aahar centre and Mission Shakti cafe for the visitors will be opened inside the library. The upgraded facilities include multilingual sections, childrens reading areas, study spaces, window seating space and a state-of-the-art conference facility. This apart, the library will have comfortable lounge areas, quiet reading rooms, reading pods, book stacks halls and specially-abled accessible toilets. Moreover, integration of essential amenities such as water dispensers, emergency services, and seamless Wi-Fi connectivity will also be available for the visitors. The transformed library will feature seating arrangements for up to 500 persons simultaneously. The implementation of a digitisation and automation drive will enable access to the librarys existing collection of books online. Established in 1967, the state library was an initiative on literary enlightenment. On August 15, 1987, it was re-named as Dr Harekrishna Mahatab State Library. Since then, it has served as a vital source of knowledge for every segment of society, especially students.

The New Indian Express 20 Feb 2024 11:40 am

Odisha: Nabin Das resigns from Congress, blames PCC chief

DHENKANAL: Former Congress minister Nabin Chandra Narayan Das on Monday resigned from the primary membership of the party for what he termed as dictatorial attitude of Pradesh Congress president Sarat Pattanayak. Announcing his decision, Das alleged Pattanayak works in a dictatorial manner and never consults district-level office-bearers. Speaking to the media, Pattanayak asked in an autocratic manner as to who will be the candidate in next Parliamentary and Assembly elections, said Das, adding, he decides posting of office-bearers on an adhoc basis. I felt sidelined in the party and decided to quit Congress along with my supporters, he said. Raising allegations that there is a change of consultative mechanism at PCC level, Das said the Pradesh Election Committee (PEC) was constituted with lesser qualified Congressmen. On being asked about future course of action Das said he has no plans to join any other party right now. Das is considered a Congress stalwart in Dhenkanal district and commands wide support among the cadres. He was a minister in JB Patnaik government from 1995 to 2000. Though he contested the Assembly polls in 2000, he lost. Since then he has been serving the party at different levels and positions. Former district president Saroj Patnaik and three other leaders Pramod Nayak, Hyder Mohammad and Akhil Mohan Khuntia along with their supporters also resigned from the party as a mark of protest. Dhenkanal district president Sunil Das said the resignation of Nabin Das will have no bearing on Congress electoral prospects. Das was consulted on all the matters at the district level, he reiterated. Das resignation follows former Angul district president Biplab Jena and is seen as a serious setback to the party in view of the impending general elections. On Sunday, Jena along with hundreds of supporters joined the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) after resigning from Congress protesting being sidelined in the party by the PCC president.

The New Indian Express 20 Feb 2024 11:08 am

Ministers Vaishnaw, Pradhan to launch projects on Feb 20

BHUBANESWAR: Minister of Railways Ashwini Vaishnaw and Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan will inaugurate a slew of projects during their visit to the state on Tuesday. The ministers will release commemorative postage stamps on legendary poets of the state and cultural heritage of western Odisha. Similarly, 42 branch post offices of Sambalpur, Bargarh, Deogarh, Jharsuguda and Sundargarh divisions will be inaugurated. While Vaishnaw will join the programmes through video conferencing from Bhubaneswar, Pradhan will attend the function at Biju Patnaik Auditorium, Sambalpur University, Burla. Vaishnaw will also review the performance of East Coast Railway and discuss various issues pertaining to projects, traffic facility works and infrastructure related matters at 3.30 pm. Later he will join a local programme at Bhubaneswar and leave for Delhi in the evening. Pradhan will inaugurate the first Skill India Centre in Sambalpur. He will flag off the Sambalpur-Darshan Nagar-Sambalpur Astha special train from Sambalpur railway station and inaugurate a robotics centre at Vedic International School. Later he will join inauguration and foundation stone laying of PM Shri Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalay by Prime Minister Narendra Modi through video conferencing from New Delhi.

The New Indian Express 20 Feb 2024 10:53 am

ITI student found hanging in Cuttack

BHUBANESWAR: A 17-year-old first year student of Government ITI, Cuttack, was found hanging in his rented house at New Gopal Sahi within Madhupatna police limits on Monday. The deceased, a resident of Korua within Kudanagari police limits in Kendrapara, stayed with a classmate and used to work in a catering service to earn for his studies. After returning from his part-time job on Sunday night, he went to sleep. When his roommate returned at around 2 pm on the day, he found the door closed from inside. As there was no response from the victim, his roommate informed the owner of the house who called the police. While the body was sent to SCB MCH for postmortem, an unnatural death case was registered, said Madhupatna IIC Chitta Ranjan Rout, adding investigation into the matter is on.

The New Indian Express 20 Feb 2024 10:45 am

Tejashwi to embark on Jan Vishwas Yatra across Bihar in bid to win public trust

Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav on Tuesday will embark on a whirlwind tour of Bihar, during which he is likely to cover all 38 districts of the state within a span of 11 days. Evocatively titled 'Jan Vishwas Yatra', a mass outreach programme aimed at winning public trust, Yadav, who recently lost the deputy chief minister's post, will commence the tour from Muzaffarpur. He is scheduled to address two more public meetings, in Sitamarhi and Sheohar, before reaching Motihari, the town where East Champaran district is headquartered, for a night halt. On the eve of the commencement of the tour, Yadav went live on Facebook late on Monday evening when he called Chief Minister Nitish Kumar an old-fashioned leader who would do well to give up his chair on his own. Yadav, who is the younger son and heir apparent of RJD president Lalu Prasad, also claimed that he was not distraught at his party losing power as a result of Kumar's latest volte-face. But Bihar needs stability and visionary leadership. Nitish Kumar, with his flip-flops and an inability to think out of the box, has shown that he lacks both, alleged Yadav. Yet, in the 17 months that we shared power, we made him take bold decisions in the light of the RJD's pledge to create 10 lakh government jobs. Even Prime Minister Narendra Modi had to take a leaf out of our book and organised Rozgar melas, claimed Yadav. Taunting his former boss, who is now back in the BJP-led NDA, the RJD leader said, Nitish Kumar has been uneasy over his JD(U)'s decline and it is rumoured that he wants early dissolution of the assembly. He believes that if polls are held in the state alongside Lok Sabha elections, it will help him revive his party's fortunes. Notably, the tenure of the state assembly comes to an end towards the end of 2025. In the 243-strong House, JD(U) has only 45 members. Yadav said, We are not worried about what Nitish Kumar is going to do. But through this Jan Vishwas Yatra, we wish to reach out to the people of Bihar and assure them that come what may, we are by their side. The Jan Vishwas Yatra will conclude on March 1.

Deccan Chronicle 20 Feb 2024 10:24 am

PM Modi to inaugurate new campuses of two institutes

VIJAYAWADA : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will virtually inaugurate the permanent campus of Indian Institute of Management Visakhapatnam (IIMV) and the campus of Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing, Kurnool (IIITDM) on Tuesday. The inauguration of the campus marks a significant milestone in the journey of IIMV, one of the Indias premier management education institutions. The foundation stone for the permanent campus was laid by the then Union Minister for Human Resources Development Smriti Irani on January 17, 2015. The inauguration ceremony will be attended virtually by Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, Union Minister for Education, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan and others. IIMV is a green campus, constructed on 241.50 acres, amidst 8,500 trees. The land has been made available by the State government free of cost. With a built-up area of about 62,350 square metres, IIMV has been constructed at a cost of Rs 472.61 crore. It has a digitally enabled state-of-the-art facility with 5-star GRIHA rating equipped with 1500 kWp solar power bank connected to the grid, 216 kilo litres per day water treatment plant, and a 150 KLD sewage treatment plant. IIITDM comes up in Kurnool with Rs 296 cr under AP Reorganisation Act It has impressive sports infrastructure that includes a FIFA-size football ground, sprawling green cricket field, indoor and outdoor sports facilities, a gym, yoga and meditation centres. It is a knowledge-destination for the holistic development of mind and body. The campus of IIITDM in Kurnool, which will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday. Modi will also officially inaugurate IIITDM Kurnool campus. IIITDM Kurnool Director DVLN Somayajulu said the institute started classes in 2015 without official inauguration of the buildings. It was established under the AP Reorganisation Act by the Union Ministry of Education. The campus built on 151.51 acres is located atop Jagannathagattu on the outskirts of Kurnool city. The institute built at a cost of Rs 296.12 crore aims to become a leading centre of higher learning in IT-enabled design and manufacturing. The campus, which can accommodate 1,260 students, has 16 classrooms, 22 laboratories, a library, a computer centre, four hostels, two mess blocks. The institute offers four undergraduate, six post-graduate and PhD programmes with a total intake of 907 students. It has 40 regular faculty members. According to the Director, the institute is currently working on several research projects worth Rs 843.56 lakh, granted 14 patents and signed more than 12 MoUs with reputed industries or institutions.

The New Indian Express 20 Feb 2024 9:38 am

Two disgruntled MPs, minister may leave YSRC

VIJAYAWADA : The ruling YSRC seems to be staring at more desertions as it is getting ready to announce the names of incharges for some more Assembly and Lok Sabha seats in the State. A minister and two MPs are reportedly planning to leave the party, sources said. Labour Minister Gummanur Jayaram has distanced himself from party activities since he was shifted to Kurnool Lok Sabha seat from Alur Assembly segment. Though the party leadership held discussions with Jayaram a couple of times, it could not convince the sulking leader. Jayaram did not even attend the Siddham meeting of Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy at Rapthadu in spite of being invited by the YSRC leadership, sources said. He is reportedly in touch with the TDP leadership. However, Jayaram seems to be finding it difficult to get any assurance from the TDP on contesting from any of the three Assembly seats that he has proposed. The TDP has strong candidates in all the three Assembly constituencies -- Alur, Mantralayam and Guntakal -- which Jayaram is eyeing. While TDPs Kotla Sujathamma is a contender in Alur, the party has P Thikka Reddy in Mantralayamas as its candidate, besides former MLA Sainath Goud, who is a strong aspirant. As the TDP is unlikely to accommodate Jayaram in any of the three seats, the minister is looking towards the Congress, sources said. Meanwhile, Rajya Sabha MP Vemireddy Prabhakar Reddy is said to be planning to join the TDP. The YSRC has appointed him as the incharge of Nellore Lok Sabha seat. Prabhakar Reddy is said to have asked the leadership to change the sitting MLAs of Nellore City, Kavali and Udayagiri. While the YSRC is yet to announce incharges of Kavali and Udayagiri, it has changed Nellore City MLA P Anil Kumar Yadav and made him Narasaraopet Lok Sabha candidate. Much to the chagrin of Prabhakar Reddy, the party has appointed Anil Kumars close aide and Deputy Mayor Md Khaleel Ahmed as the incharge of Nelllore City seat. He is now mulling to join the TDP and contest the Nellore Lok Sabha seat. Same is the situation with sitting Nellore MP Adala Prabhakar Reddy, who is likely to shift loyalties to the TDP. Several YSRC leaders, including MPs and MLAs, have already left the party till now. They include Mangalagiri MLA Alla Ramakrishna Reddy, Machilipatnam MP Vallabhaneni Balashowry, Kurnool MP S Sanjeev Kumar and Narsaraopet MP Lavu Sri Krishna Devarayulu, while some others like MLAs Kolusu Pardhasaradhi and Kapu Ramachandra Reddy have revolted openly against the party.

The New Indian Express 20 Feb 2024 9:33 am

Naveen Patnaik lays stone for state library makeover

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik laid the foundation stone for the transformation of Harekrushna Mahtab State Library and inaugurated Santha Kabi Bhima Bhoi Library here, Monday. The transformation of Harekrushna Mahtab State Library will be carried out jointly by the Culture Department and Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC) Limited. As part of the transformation plan, various []

orissapost 20 Feb 2024 8:59 am

MILAN 2024: Foreign vessels reach Vizag

VISAKHAPATNAM: MILAN 2024 which promises to be a never before event as over 50 navies will be in attendance with 15 ships and one aircraft from friendly countries will formally get under way on Wednesday at Visakhapatnam. Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will be the chief guest for the inaugural event, who will also launch the MILAN village and exhibition on the same day. The ships which arrived on Sunday include Iranian Navys IRIS Dena, a Moudge Class Frigate, the French Navys Atlantique 2 aircraft, HMAS Warramunga of the Royal Australian Navy, JS Sazanami of the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force, and HTMS Prachuap Khiri Khan (OPV 552) of the Royal Thai Navy. These vessels joined Corvette 20 of the Vietnam Peoples Navy in a grand display of international camaraderie. This is the Australian Defence Forces first regional presence deployment for 2024 and the first large-scale multilateral exercise. The Australian Defence Force will be represented by the Commander of the Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Chris Smith, and HMAS Warramunga, with an embarked MH-60R Seahawk helicopter. The nine-day event kickstarted with harbour phase which will have a series of programmes, including much awaited city international parade on February 22. Vice President of India Dhankar will be the chief guest and Governor Abdul Nazeer will arrive on Tuesday. GVMC Commissioner CM Saikant Varma along with additional commissioner KS Viswanathan inspected arrangements being made at beach road for the grand event. He instructed the GVMC staff to maintain cleanliness and hygiene and asked them to ensure proper functioning of solar lights and CCTV cameras. Speaking to the media, Joint Police Commissioner K Fakeerappa said all security arrangements for MILAN 2024 have been completed. As many as 3,536 police personnel were deployed.

The New Indian Express 20 Feb 2024 8:59 am

7L looted from tradersin Purnia dist, one shot at

The Times of India 20 Feb 2024 8:58 am

Respiratory infection cases on rise in city

The Times of India 20 Feb 2024 8:58 am

HC: Restitution of conjugal rights no condition for a-bail

The Times of India 20 Feb 2024 8:57 am

JD(U) MLA seeks Naugachia SP removal

The Times of India 20 Feb 2024 8:57 am

HC pulls up BIADA MDfor structure demolition

The Times of India 20 Feb 2024 8:57 am

Tejashwi to embark on 10-day statewide yatra from Muz today

The Times of India 20 Feb 2024 8:56 am

PM to open new blocks of 4 institutions

The Times of India 20 Feb 2024 8:55 am

BJP reminds Tejas of organised crime during RJD rule

The Times of India 20 Feb 2024 8:55 am

Action against shops selling pressure horns

The Times of India 20 Feb 2024 8:55 am

South BiharExp extended up to Ara Jn

The Times of India 20 Feb 2024 8:54 am

Graveyard maintenance policy in state soon: Min

The Times of India 20 Feb 2024 8:54 am

Cong protests freezing of party bank account

The Times of India 20 Feb 2024 8:54 am

CM: Transformation essential for youths

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Monday said transformation is essential for the youth of Odisha, as the state stands at the crossroads of economic evolution. He made these remarks while inaugurating a two-day NUA Odisha Global Summit on Growth and Employment in the state capital. Patnaik highlighted the importance of industry leaders and key stakeholders []

orissapost 20 Feb 2024 8:50 am

TN Budget 2024: AI-ming for smart edu, jobs, medicine

CHENNAI: The state government will set up Tamil Nadu Artificial Intelligence Mission to develop guidelines for leveraging AI in education, employment, industry, research and medicine, and to establish clear protocols for its utilisation, said Finance Minister Thangam Thennarasu. He said the mission will involve professors from leading educational institutions in Tamil Nadu, executives from the electronics industry and experts in the field. He also said the state government is carefully analysing the recent developments in the field of AI and their implications. He said new Tidel Parks are being set up in Madurai at a cost of Rs 350 crore in 6.4 lakh sq ft, and in Tiruchy at Rs 345 crore covering 6.3 lakh sq.ft. Additionally, Neo Tidel parks are being established in Thanjavur, Salem, Vellore, Tiruppur, and Thoothukudi. These initiatives are expected to generate employment for 13,000 people. The minister also announced that TIDCO will establish a new Space Industrial and Propellant Park in 2,000 acres in Kulasekharapatnam to promote space technology industries. TN Budget for 2024-25 has host of new schemes for all sections of society

The New Indian Express 20 Feb 2024 8:02 am

That 90s show featuring Gill

RAJKOT: The Gabba. India vs Australia, post-lunch session on day five. Shubman Gill takes guard against Mitchell Starc with Cheteshwar Pujara for company. The scorecard reads 85/1 after 39 overs. India still need 243 runs to breach the fortress that is Gabba. To be honest, going after the target was in neither batters mind. That is when Gill kicked off something. The menacing left-arm pacer ran in, delivered a short-pitched delivery blink and it was sent to the midwicket boundary with an authoritative pull. It was a wake up call for everyone hoping that India survive the days play. In Starcs next over, Pujara showed a glimpse of his upper cut, but the movie began another over later. Gill, all but 21, pulled Starc into the stands. And then, unleashed his upper cut, before swivelling and pulling along the ground for another four 15 runs (including a no ball) in three balls. Although Rishabh Pants madness was showcased in Sydney, this takedown of Starc from Gill put him in the front and centre of the anointed batting prodigies. He fell nine short of a century, but Rishabh pulled off a heist to secure a historic victory. That 91 against Australia in Brisbane when the chips were down made Gill the promised prince of Indian batting. February 17, 2024. Rajkot. India vs England, post Tea session, day three. Three years had passed since the epic Test knock and victory in Gabba. In this time, Gill had sealed his spot in the 50-over format, smashed an ODI double and had a stellar year as an ODI opener in 2023. And it is because of his success in white-ball, the prolonged lull in the format where he made his mark went under the radar. In the lead-up to the India-England series, there were questions over Gills consistency in the longest format. Since the Brisbane Test, he had played 17 matches with 781 runs to show for at an average of 26.93; four 50-plus scores in 31 innings. Yashasvi Jaiswal had taken up his spot, but knowing the talent he had, the team management had given Gill a rope at No. 3 a position that was filled by a long lineage of stalwarts. However, a twin failure in Hyderabad meant Gill was one bad match away from being dropped. What was going for him was that Virat Kohli was unavailable, KL Rahul was injured and the team management did not want to go back to the senior pros again. In what could well have been his last innings before being dropped, Gill scored a century at Visakhapatnam. However, another disappointing dismissal continued in the first innings of the third Test. A pattern was emerging. It seemed like his trouble against incoming deliveries continued as Gill went fishing for one that held its line and got out for a nine ball duck. On day three, Gill was in the middle again. India had secured a 126-run lead and Jaiswal was still there. The job, for Gill and the left-hander, was to extend the lead. The 24-year-old, since his dismissal on day one, had been spending as much time as possible in the nets with batting coach Vikram Rathour and head coach Rahul Dravid to iron out the technical flaws. Even in the morning on Day 2, the three were in the nets adjacent to the stands of Niranjan Shah Stadium. And it showed when he took guard first against Mark Wood and then, James Anderson. Both Wood and Anderson persisted with the good length and deliveries that were coming into the right-hander while holding the line at times. This time, Gill, however, was getting into good positions, defending the ball under his eye. Unless it was too full or too short, Gill was happy to defend or play it around, especially against the pacers. When it came to spinners, the 24-year-old was at ease, taking on Joe Root, Rehan Ahmed and Tom Hartley as and when possible. And even as Jaiswal was running away with his third Test century, he played at his own pace, was not troubled like he was in Vizag. Just when it seemed like Gill, too, would follow Jaiswal and score consecutive centuries, the former got run out for 91. The milestone was missed, but it was the kind of innings that would have given him a lot of satisfaction. For he did not give any chances, held his ground, and played to a plan, which worked out well for him, and India. If that 91 in Brisbane brought him into limelight, the one in Rajkot would do a world of good for Gills confidence as a Test batter. For Gill is no more a batting prodigy breaking through; he is Indias new Test No. 3.

The New Indian Express 20 Feb 2024 6:02 am

Garo, Khasi kusikrangko 8th Schedule-o chapatani bidingo changchetmangna sedoataha: CM

SHILLONG: Garo aro Khasi kusikrangko Constitution-ni Eighth Schedule-o chapatchina gita adok sorkari, changchetmangnade mamong sorkarina sedoatmanaha ine Sombar salo, adokni Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma parakataha. Assembly-ni Budget Session-o Mawryngkneng-ni Voice of the Peoples Party (VPP) MLA Heavingstone Kharpran-ni singanina aganchakaniko onangengon, Garo aro Khasi kusikrangko Indian Constitution-ni Eighth Schedule-o napatna gita adok sorkari rakbee []

The Shillong Times 20 Feb 2024 3:57 am

Navy Releases Traffic Guidelines for Milan

Visakhapatnam: Milan commences on Monday with naval exercises scheduled from February 20 to February 22 along the Ramakrishna Beach Road. Stretching from the Naval Coastal Battery to the Park Hotel Junction, the city will witness a showcase of maritime capabilities from various nations through a series of manoeuvres. The Union defence minister, Vice President and AP Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy will grace the event. During a press briefing on Monday, police officials released the guidelines to ensure a smooth conduct of the event. Motorists can witness the naval manoeuvres along designated routes between 1 pm and 8 pm from February 20 to 22. Ensuring smooth proceedings necessitates temporary adjustments to traffic routes and parking arrangements. Traffic diversions will be done from Collectorate Junction to Naval Coastal Battery and from CR Reddy Circle to All India Radio Junction and to NTR Statue. Similarly, vehicles without passes will find restricted access along certain stretches. Vehicles bearing Naval passes will have special routes and designated parking areas. General motorists, too, would have parking arrangements, such as the MGM ground next to Park Hotel or Zilla Parishad premises near the Collectors Office, enabling them to partake in the festivities without inconvenience. Residents and stakeholders along the Beach Road are urged to collaborate with law enforcement authorities to ensure the seamless execution of the event. Meanwhile, provisions are made for ambulances and emergency vehicles to navigate through designated routes swiftly, prioritizing public safety amidst the jubilant atmosphere. As rehearsals for Milan-2024 Parade unfold from February 17 to February 19, along the Beach Road, certain sections of the seaside road will be reserved. Within the Naval Campus, heightened security measures are implemented on February 21 and 22, coinciding with the visit of dignitaries, necessitating traffic restrictions from Convent Junction to Sheela Nagar. Additionally, heavy vehicle traffic is curtailed during specified times, ensuring a conducive environment for the esteemed guests to witness the maritime showcase, a Navy release said.

Deccan Chronicle 20 Feb 2024 1:34 am

Opportunities Will Come After Formation of Coalition Government: Pawan Kalyan

Visakhapatnam: Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan has told his party leaders that many opportunities would come up for them apart from the MLA and MP seats when the TD-JS alliance wins power in the state. You may get MLC, PACS and other key nominated positions after we form government, he told JS leaders, to boost their morale in the run-up to the polls. Pawn Kalyan asked his party activists to strengthen the alliance. JS may get one-third of the posts when our alliance government is formed, he said. Pawan Kalyan was meeting his party leaders who are aspirants for tickets in the combined Visakhapatnam district. It is my responsibility to provide suitable positions to those who have worked for the party, he said. He said, Economic experts and industrialists are saying that AP needs stable governance. Stable governance can be provided by the TD-JS alliance government. My strategies and political moves are meant for collective victory, not for individual victory, Pawan Kalyan said. JS source said Pawan Kalyan would ask for the Bhimili, Gajuwaka, Pendurthi and Elamanchili constituencies. He has to accommodate Vamshikrishna Yadav, Sundarapu Satish, Panchakarla Ramesh and Sundarapu Vijay Kumar in these Vizag seats. Pawan Kalyan announced Rs 10 crore as party fund for the upcoming elections. The JS leader arrived at Rajamahendravaram on Monday night. JS leaders Kamdula Durgesh and others gave him a warm welcome at Madhurapudi airport. He convened a meeting with party district leaders in a private hotel.

Deccan Chronicle 20 Feb 2024 12:48 am

YSRC Dares TD to Contest 175 Seats, Terms Naidu as Babbler

Vijayawada: Former minister and YSRC MLA Perni Venkataramaiah alias Nani dared the Telugu Desam to contest all the 175 Assembly seats on its own to prove if it has mass support. TD chief Nara Chandrababu Naidu doesn't have confidence to face the elections and he is trying to divert attention of the public by hurling silly challenges to the YSRC, he said. Criticising the opposition TD leaders, Perni Nani said that Chandrababu and Lokesh would face the same fate in 2024 as what they faced in 2019. No one is able to recall a single welfare scheme of Chandrababu during his repeated terms as chief minister, he said. Nani gave a strong counter to Chandrababus challenge for an open debate on the YSRC government and said the opposition leader had been giving empty promises wherever he held a meeting. Hes like a Pittala dora (babbler), the former minister said. He recalled that Chandrababu came to beg for votes in Bandar (Machilipatnam) port even as he had failed to fulfill a single of the TDs promises after coming to power in 2014. Did he (Chandrababu) complete the harbour port? Now, would he give three cents of land or three yards? What had he done for the aqua hub? Rather, Chandrababu deceived the people by claiming that people from far-off Hyderabad will come to Bandar in search of jobs, he said. The TD legislator claimed that Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy as CM fulfilled 99 per cent of his partys promises to the people since 2019. Naidu has no right to talk about CM Jagan. Naidu wasted 14 years of his rule as chief minister, did nothing for the disadvantages sections of the people, unlike Jagan Mohan Reddy, he said.

Deccan Chronicle 20 Feb 2024 12:44 am

Mauritius Coast Guard Ship Victory Embarks on New Mission after Successful Maiden Refit

Visakhapatnam: The Indian Navy's commitment to bolstering ties with friendly foreign navies reached a milestone on Monday as the Mauritius Coast Guard ship, MCGS Victory, completed its maiden refit at the naval dockyard here. The three-and-a-half-months-long refurbishment was marked by a formal ceremony where Vice Admiral Rajesh Pendharkar, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Eastern Naval Command, handed over the ship to Anil Kumar Dip CSK PMSM, Commissioner of Police, and the Mauritius Police Force. MCGS Victory, a Sarojini Naidu-class fast patrol vessel, was constructed at Goa Shipyard Ltd and delivered to the Mauritius Coast Guard in 2016. The ship was designed for versatile operations including coastal patrol, anti-piracy, and search and rescue missions. From October 15, 2023, to January 31, 2024, the Naval Dockyard Visakhapatnam undertook comprehensive repairs on various ship-fit equipment, encompassing hull, engineering, electrical, and weapon systems. Rigorous trials and testing followed, both in harbour and at sea, ensuring the ship's readiness to fulfill its operational duties effectively. Moreover, Indian Naval training teams provided crucial maintenance and operational training to the crew, emphasizing the ship's preparedness 'To Float,' 'To Move,' and 'To Fight.' This meticulous approach not only enabled MCGS Victory to participate in the multilateral naval exercise Milan 2024 in the Bay of Bengal but also strengthened the bilateral cooperation between India and Mauritius. The ceremony also symbolised the deepening bond between the Indian Navy and the Mauritius Police Force, fostering personal and professional interactions that enhance the interoperability of the two maritime forces.

Deccan Chronicle 20 Feb 2024 12:41 am

INS Vikramaditya Docks at Adani Gangavaram Port Ahead of Milan-2024

Visakhapatnam: The Adani Gangavaram Port has welcomed the Indian Aircraft Carrier INS Vikramaditya that berthed at the port ahead of its participation in Milan 24. Amid grandeur, the port proudly hosted the formidable vessel as it set sail on Monday to partake in the upcoming exercises. INS Vikramaditya holds a prominent position in the Indian Navy, bolstering the nation's maritime defence posture and power projection capabilities in the Indian Ocean region. With its robust capabilities, the aircraft carrier has been instrumental in safeguarding India's maritime interests and ensuring regional security. The selection of Adani Gangavaram Port as the docking site for INS Vikramaditya underscores not only the port's capacity to accommodate large naval vessels but also emphasizes the importance of collaboration between civilian and military sectors in bolstering maritime security and defense preparedness, officials said. Hosting such a prestigious national asset reflects the strategic significance of the port and its pivotal role in supporting India's naval operations and maritime interests, they added.

Deccan Chronicle 20 Feb 2024 12:15 am

India Hosts Mega Naval Exercise In Visakhapatnam, 50 Nations Participating

India kick-started a nine-day mega naval exercise in Visakhapatnam with the participation of around 50 navies that came amid the fractious geopolitical environment including growing global concerns over the deteriorating security situation in Red Sea

NDTV 20 Feb 2024 12:06 am

Patnaik lays foundation for Transformation of State Library, inaugurates Bhimabhoi Library

Patnaik lays foundation for Transformation of State Library, inaugurates Bhimabhoi Library Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday inaugurated Santhakabi Bhimabhoi Library and laid the foundation stone for the transformation of Dr. Harekrushna Mahatab State Library here in the state capital. The DHKM State Library transformation work will be carried out jointly by the state government's culture department and Odisha Mining Corporation Limited (OMC). The Santhakabi Bhimabhoi Library located in Bapuji Nagar area here was also constructed with state funding within the Integrated Public Service Center (IPSC). Established in 1967 as the cornerstone of literary enlightenment, the state library embarked on a journey to nurture knowledge and inspire generations. On August 15, 1987, it was re-named as the Dr. Harekrishna Mahatab State Library. Since then, it has served as a vital knowledge centre for students, the public, and every segment of society over the years. The library has played an instrumental role in facilitating academic endeavours, catering to a diverse audience from students to researchers. ''As part of the transformation plan, various facilities will be available within the library. 'Aahar' Kendra and Mission Shakti Cafes will offer a diverse range of delicious meals and snacks to visitors to the library,'' an official said. He said the upgraded facilities will include specially abled accessible toilets, multilingual sections, engaging children's reading areas, tranquil study spaces, window seating space, a state-of-the-art conference facility, comfortable lounge areas, quiet reading rooms, reading pods and book stacks halls. With the introduction of climate-controlled chambers and premium drinking water facilities, the refurbished library is poised to emerge as a beacon of intellectual enlightenment, fostering a culture of learning and innovation for generations to come, he said.

devdiscourse 19 Feb 2024 10:29 pm

Odisha CM inaugurates 2-day global summit on growth, employment

Bhubaneswar, Feb 19 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday inaugurated a two-day NUA Odisha global summit on growth and employment in Bhubaneswar. Official sources said that the representatives of different Industries and other stakeholders will deliberate on the future growth sectors in industries and skills required to excel amidst rapid changes across the []

bhaskarlive 19 Feb 2024 10:13 pm

Need to Prepare Youth for Future of Work: Odisha CM

Bhubaneswar: In the age of rapidly changing technology and the impact on our future we must be in a position to swiftly adapt to the new dimensions of socio-economic structure. Hence, our youth must be future ready, said Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik. While addressing the galaxy of industry leaders, HR gurus and key [] The post Need to Prepare Youth for Future of Work: Odisha CM appeared first on Pragativadi .

Pragativadi 19 Feb 2024 9:39 pm

Odisha CM inaugurates two-day 'Nua Odisha Global Summit on Growth and Employment'

Odisha CM inaugurates two-day 'Nua Odisha Global Summit on Growth and Employment' Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated a two-day 'NUA Odisha Global Summit on Growth and Employment' in Bhubaneswar on Monday. The summit will deliberate on understanding the trend in future growth sectors in industries and skills and then suggest necessary skill training for the youth of the State to make them future-ready in the global job market, the Chief Minister's office said in a press release. Industry representatives and various other stakeholders attended the summit. Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said, In the age of rapidly changing technology and its impact on our future, we must be in a position to swiftly adapt to the new dimensions of socio-economic structure. He further said that the first 'NUA Odisha Global Summit on Growth and Employment' will be a platform to understand the trend and set a clear path for the future of our youth. He further said, Transformation for us is not a choice, it's an essentiality. Our youth must be future-ready. As we stand at the crossroads of economic evolution, we must come together - industry leaders, and other key stakeholders - to deliberate on strategies that will shape the destiny of our workforce and propel Odisha towards unprecedented prosperity, he said. He hoped that this summit would lay the foundation for identifying potential growth sectors, future workforce strategies, innovative job creation opportunities, and developing Skilled-in-Odisha for upcoming industries. He said, Together we can unlock the vast potential that Odisha holds, and create an economically vibrant and socially inclusive future. Minister for Skill Development and Technical Education Priti Ranjan Ghadai said that this Summit will help our youngsters find a way to get appropriate skills to stay ahead of others. Speaking on occasion, 5T and Nabin Odisha Chairman Kartik Pandian spoke on how the Chief Minister brought about a massive transformation in the state. The state that was staring at the vagaries of natural calamities helplessly now has become a global model in cyclone management, he added. Chief Minister has transformed virtually every sector, empowered women, empowered the poorest man in the remotest village of the state, he said. Now, under his visionary leadership, the State is looking for the next stage of transformation where the people of Odisha can perform and compete at a global level, he said. Odisha Skill Development Authority Chairperson Alaka Mishra and top officers of the department were present. (ANI)

devdiscourse 19 Feb 2024 9:28 pm

Inauguration of IIM Visakhapatnam's Permanent Campus: A Landmark Achievement - Greatandhra

Inauguration of IIM Visakhapatnam's Permanent Campus: A Landmark Achievement Greatandhra

Google News 19 Feb 2024 9:17 pm

Our youth must be future ready: CM Naveen Patnaik

The Times of India 19 Feb 2024 9:17 pm

India hosts Milan naval exercise; around 50 countries participating

India hosts Milan naval exercise; around 50 countries participating India on Monday kick-started a nine-day mega naval exercise in Visakhapatnam with participation of around 50 navies that came amid the fractious geopolitical environment including growing global concerns over deteriorating security situation in the Red Sea. Navies from the US, Japan, Australia, France, Bangladesh, South Korea, Vietnam, Indonesia and Malaysia, among others, are participating in the 12th edition of the 'Milan' exercise that is aiming to bolster maritime cooperation among like-minded nations. The exercise commenced with the arrival of 15 warships and one maritime patrol aircraft from friendly foreign countries. From the Indian Navy, nearly 20 ships including aircraft carriers Vikrant and Vikramaditya and nearly 50 aircraft including MiG 29K, Light Combat Aircraft Tejas and P-8I long-range maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft are participating in the exercise. Milan is a biennial multinational naval exercise which started in 1995 with the participation of Indonesia, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Thailand in consonance with India's 'Look East' policy. The exercise flourished under the aegis of Andaman and Nicobar Command till its 10th edition. The harbour phase of the exercise is from February 19 to 23. The sea phase featuring various complex drills and manoeuvres will be from February 24 to 27. The formal opening ceremony will take place on Wednesday, Navvy officials said. The harbour phase includes the opening ceremony, international city parade, international maritime seminar, Milan Tech Expo and table top exercise, among others. During the sea phase, the participating navies will conduct advanced air defence, anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare drills, the officials said. Gunnery shoots on aerial and surface targets, manoeuvres and underway replenishment would also be conducted. The naval exercise will involve large-force manoeuvres, advanced air defence operations, anti-submarine warfare and anti-surface operations, the officials said. ''Milan 2024 aims to strengthen regional cooperation and maritime security, foster interoperability and understanding between participating navies and provide a platform for sharing best practices and expertise,'' Indian Navy spokesperson Vivek Madhwal said. India's growing strategic importance in the Indo-Pacific region has further elevated the significance of the Milan exercise, he said, adding it has become an attractive platform for nations to build partnerships, exchange ideas, and enhance maritime security. The previous edition of the exercise took place in 2022 in Visakhapatnam.

devdiscourse 19 Feb 2024 9:08 pm

Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw To Review ECoRs Performance

Bhubaneswar: Minister of Railways, Communications and Electronics & Information Technology Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw will visit Odisha on Tuesday, 20th February. During his visit, Vaishnaw will join in scheduled programmes of the Railways and Postal Departments. Union Minister of Education, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan will grace the function at Biju Patnaik Auditorium, Sambalpur University, [] The post Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw To Review ECoRs Performance appeared first on Pragativadi .

Pragativadi 19 Feb 2024 8:14 pm

Family of brain dead Hyderabad constable donates his organs

Hyderabad: In a heartfelt gesture of generosity, the family of 41-year-old police constable Mekala Shyam Sundar, residing in Ibrahimpatnam, Rangareddy district, has chosen to donate his organs. On January 27, he suddenly lost consciousness and collapsed at home. His family quickly took him to Kamineni Hospitals in LB Nagar. Even after receiving intensive care at Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 19 Feb 2024 8:03 pm

CM Naveen Lays Foundation Stone for Transformation of Harekrushna Mahtab State Library

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Monday laid the foundation stone for the transformation of Dr. Harekrushna Mahtab State Library in Bhubaneswar. The transformation work will be carried out jointly by the Department of Culture, Government of Odisha, and Odisha Mining Corporation Limited (OMC). In addition to this, the official inauguration of a library honouring the [] The post CM Naveen Lays Foundation Stone for Transformation of Harekrushna Mahtab State Library appeared first on Pragativadi .

Pragativadi 19 Feb 2024 7:38 pm

Affordable bus services rolled out in five more Odisha districts

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Monday launched affordable bus services under the Location Accessible Multi-modal Initiative (LAccMI) in five more districts of the state. Subarnapur, Cuttack, Jharsuguda, Kandhamal and Sambalpur were added to the list of LAccMI, officials said. Patnaik launched the services in the districts via video-conferencing from Bhubaneswar. More than 44 lakh []

orissapost 19 Feb 2024 7:31 pm

European Commission team reviews performance of Marine Monitoring Laboratory at Andhra University in Visakhapatnam - The Hindu

European Commission team reviews performance of Marine Monitoring Laboratory at Andhra University in Visakhapatnam The Hindu

Google News 19 Feb 2024 7:30 pm

PM to inaugurate campuses of 3 IIMs, lay foundation for permanent campuses of 3 IITs on Feb 20

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate campuses of three IIMs -- Jammu, Bodh Gaya, and Visakhapatnam. He will also inaugurate 20 new buildings for Kendriya Vidyalayas (KV) and 13 new Navodaya Vidyalayas (NVs) buildings across the country. Prime Minister Modi will also lay the foundation stone of five KV campuses, one NV campus and five multipurpose hall for NVs across the country, it added.

The Economic Times 19 Feb 2024 6:01 pm

MILAN-24 Naval Exercise Begins in Visakhapatnam with Global Participation

Indian and foreign navies engage in harbor activities and planning.

Deccan Chronicle 19 Feb 2024 5:43 pm

Odisha: Two students sustain injuries after abandoned toilet roof falls on them; pupils blame Headmistress

Patna: Two students were injured Monday as the roof of an abandoned toilet fell on them at a school premises in Patna area of Keonjhar district, a source said. Their condition is said to be critical at the time of filing this report. The incident took place at Government Urdu Muktab Primary School. The two []

orissapost 19 Feb 2024 5:14 pm

Odisha Assembly polls: Congress to release names of first 70 candidates March 1

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) Chief Sarat Patnaik Monday said that in the first phase, the party will announce names of 70 candidates March 1 for the upcoming Assembly polls. In a new initiative, for the selection of party candidates for both the Assembly and Lok Sabha seats, Odisha Congress for the first time []

orissapost 19 Feb 2024 5:12 pm

PM Modi Boosts Education Sector, Will inaugurate three new IIM's tomorrow

New Delhi: P rime Minister Narendra Modi is set to inaugurate three new Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) in the country, marking a significant advancement in India's education sector. These include IIM Jammu, IIM Bodh Gaya, and IIM Visakhapatnam, symbolizing a push towards fostering excellence in management education. Additionally, PM Modi will lay the foundation stones for several other prestigious projects across India. This includes the establishment of IIT Bhilai, IIT Tirupati, and IIT Jammu, as well as IIITDM Kancheepuram. Furthermore, the Prime Minister will inaugurate the Indian Institute of Skills (IIS) in Kanpur and two campuses of the Central Sanskrit University, located in Devprayag (Uttarakhand) and Agartala (Tripura). In a further boost to the education infrastructure, PM Modi will inaugurate 20 new buildings for Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) and 13 new Navodaya Vidyalayas (NVs) across the nation. Additionally, he will lay the foundation stones for five Kendriya Vidyalaya campuses, one Navodaya Vidyalaya campus, and five Multipurpose Halls for Navodaya Vidyalayas. Highlighting the government's commitment to healthcare, PM Modi will also inaugurate the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Vijaypur (Samba), Jammu. This state-of-the-art hospital is equipped with 720 beds, a Medical College with 125 seats, a Nursing College with 60 seats, and various other facilities to provide comprehensive healthcare services to the people of Jammu and Kashmir. The AIIMS Vijaypur will offer specialized medical services in 18 specialties and 17 super specialties, including Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Oncology, and more. Additionally, PM Modi will lay the foundation stones for crucial infrastructure projects, including a new terminal building at Jammu Airport and various rail projects in Jammu & Kashmir, such as the Banihal-Khari-Sumber-Sangaldan rail line and the electrification of the Baramulla-Sringar-Banihal-Sangaldan section. India's Enhanced Development Assistance to Maldives: Expenditure Surges to 771 Crore Delhi Waqf Board Money Laundering Case: AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan Seeks Anticipatory Bail, Court Grants Notice to ED Calcutta High Court Allows Suvendu Adhikari's Visit to Sandeshkhali

News Track 19 Feb 2024 5:11 pm

TSRTC bus overturns at NH16 in Andhra Pradesh, none hurt

Hyderabad: A TSRTC bus going from Visakhapatnam to Bhadrachalam overturned at NH16 atKathipudivillage, Andhra Pradesh, after the driver fell unconscious over low blood pressure levels. It was a close shave. There were 23 passengers on the bus at the time of the accident, no one was reported hurt. #Watch: A TSRTC super luxury bus en Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 19 Feb 2024 5:07 pm

Bihar Deputy CM Samrat Chaudhary Challenges Tejashwi Yadav Ahead of Jan Vishwas Yatra

Patna: Ahead of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav's Jan Vishwas Yatra, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Samrat Chaudhary criticized him, urging Yadav to address allegations of corruption involving him and his family. Chaudhary also expressed confidence in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) winning all Bihar seats in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. We demand that he first address the corruption allegations against him and his family. The NDA is fully prepared for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, and we are confident of securing victory in all Bihar constituencies, stated Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Samrat Chaudhary. Tejashwi Yadav is scheduled to kick off the Jan Vishwas Yatra following his removal from power in Bihar. The Yatra, reminiscent of Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra, is set to take place from February 20 to 29, commencing with a rally in Muzaffarpur. Its objective is to highlight the government's accomplishments over the past 17 months. Meanwhile, the Nitish Kumar-led Bihar government has initiated an inquiry to scrutinize the performance of departments overseen by Tejashwi Yadav and his close ministers during the previous JDU-RJD administration. The Health Department, Road Construction Department, Urban Development and Housing Department, along with their decisions, will undergo assessment. In response to RJD chief Lalu Yadav's statement indicating openness towards Nitish Kumar, Janata Dal-United (JDU) MLA Gopal Mandal affirmed that the Bihar Chief Minister is committed to his current path and will not reconsider. Political doors are always open; however, Nitish Kumar is resolute in his current trajectory. Let's continue till 2024, and the future will unfold accordingly, remarked Gopal Mandal. Regarding the possibility of Nitish Kumar's return, Lalu Prasad Yadav stated, If he decides to return, we will assess the situation. The door is always open. Following a successful floor test, CM Nitish Kumar criticized the RJD for alleged corruption during their governance, affirming the Bihar government's intention to investigate these claims. The JD(U) holds 45 seats in the 243-member House, while its allies, BJP and Hindustani Awam Morcha-Secular (HAM-S), possess 79 and four seats, respectively. With the support of 128 MLAs, the NDA holds a majority in the state assembly, surpassing the requisite 122-mark. Congress Leader Mahendrajeet Singh Malviya Joins BJP Ahead of 2024 Lok Sabha Elections Varun Dhawan and Wife Natasha Dalal Jet Off to Goa for Rakul Preet Singh's Post-Pregnancy Announcement Thousands Arrive Here to Celebrate Festival Without Wearing Clothes, Recognizing its Significance

News Track 19 Feb 2024 4:11 pm