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Fifty years ago | ONGC to drill more wells in Bombay High Region

From the Archives, February 21, 1974

The Hindu 21 Feb 2024 3:57 am

UNICEF-supported survey reveals obstacles that reduce women in workforce

The survey targeted youth aged 18 to 29 years through social media channels and was administered via U-Report, UNICEFs digital community for young people

The Hindu 21 Feb 2024 3:24 am

A hundred years ago | Lady J. P. S in Bombay.

From the Archives,February 21, 1924

The Hindu 21 Feb 2024 3:04 am

Jota out for months, says Klopp, as Liverpool's injury crisis deepens

The injury potentially threatens Diogo Jotas involvement in the European Championship in Germany starting in June.

The Hindu 21 Feb 2024 2:21 am

It will be a battle between Jagans arrogance and peoples self-respect, says Lokesh

There is no truth in the allegation that the TDP, if voted to power, will discontinue the welfare schemes; he asks cadre to create awareness on TDP-JSP combines Super Six schemes

The Hindu 21 Feb 2024 2:16 am

Berenguer scores twice to help Athletic Bilbao beat Girona 3-2

Girona, the season's early pacesetters, were unbeaten in 15 successive league games until their 4-0 thrashing by Real Madrid nine days ago

The Hindu 21 Feb 2024 1:56 am

Parents with two biological children cannot demand choice of who to adopt: Delhi HC

Court notes that the adoption process in entirety operates on the premise of welfare of children

The Hindu 21 Feb 2024 1:30 am

Judicial clarity on free speech

The decision validates the logic of judicial review as a bulwark against the excesses of majoritarian assemblies and untamed power

The Hindu 21 Feb 2024 1:29 am

500 crore allotted as incentive for paddy procurement in Tamil Nadu

A total of 55 direct paddy procurement stations with a capacity of 250 metric tons were being set up under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme

The Hindu 21 Feb 2024 12:58 am

Govt. committed to stand by farmers at every stage, says Minister

Tummala directs officials to take steps to avoid inconvenience to farmers in agricultural markets

The Hindu 21 Feb 2024 12:44 am

382 crore sanctioned for reconstructing and repairing houses damaged in seven flood-hit districts of Tamil Nadu

While administrative sanction has been granted for a sum of 183 crore for reconstruction of fully-damaged houses, 199.5 crore has been granted for repairing houses

The Hindu 21 Feb 2024 12:39 am

DMK has not fulfilled many of its poll promises related to agriculture: Palaniswami

Agriculture Budget would not be of any use to farmers and the government had not kept its assurances of procuring sugar cane at 4,000 a tonne and paddy at 2,500 a quintal, he says

The Hindu 21 Feb 2024 12:32 am

Calm assessment: on the extent of deemed forest

The Hindu 21 Feb 2024 12:20 am

The real threat to the India as we know it

That the country appears more divided than it has at any time in the recent past, and this worsening in the run-up to the general election, is cause for concern

The Hindu 21 Feb 2024 12:16 am

Keep it wholesome: On shaping a national cervical cancer control programme

A national cervical cancer control programme should be made accessible to all

The Hindu 21 Feb 2024 12:10 am

Tamil Nadu Budget announces payroll subsidies to boost women workforce, Global Capability Centres - The Hindu

Tamil Nadu Budget announces payroll subsidies to boost women workforce, Global Capability Centres The Hindu

Google News 21 Feb 2024 12:09 am

Having panchayats as self-governing institutions

There is a need to educate elected representatives and the public on the significance and the need for panchayats to be able to survive on its own resources

The Hindu 21 Feb 2024 12:08 am

Ranji Trophy | Hyderabad returns to the Elite Group in style

Rahul, Tilak score brisk fifties as the hosts win the Plate Final, Meghalaya makes the cut too by qualifying for the summit clash

The Hindu 20 Feb 2024 11:56 pm

Soil Nourishment, Self-Sustainability, Making Farming Appealing to All

Chennai: Giving special emphasis on nourishing the soil by implementing a new scheme titled CMs Mannyuir Kaathu, Manyuir Kapoom (Protect the lives on earth by saving the soils nourishment) at a cost of Rs 206 crore and making efforts to achieve self-sustainability in food production are among the plethora of initiatives proposed in the State governments Agriculture Budget for 2024-25. Presenting the exclusive budget for agriculture for the fourth consecutive year on Tuesday, State Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare M R K Panneerselvam said that Rs 42.281 crore would be allocated for agriculture and its development with special emphasis on encouraging organic farming, promoting traditional crops and increasing the use of green fertilizers. Drawing a lesson from the outcome of the Russia-Ukraine war, the government had felt the need for self-sustainability in grain production, he said, adding that while strides had been made in meeting the paddy demands of the State, there was a shortfall in the production of pulses and oilseeds that stood at 4.85 lakh metric tonnes against the demand of 18.45 lakh metric tonnes. The budget envisaged not just increasing the area of production of pulses and oilseeds alone to match the need but that of all crops and plants, including Roses in Udhagamandalam, by promoting Agriculture and Horticulture as viable vocations through the provision of the necessary support and encouragement with a view to drawing people outside the farming sector into it through several innovative initiatives. Apart from making efforts to nourish the soil, through the CMs flagship programme, Mannyuir Kaathu, Manyuir Kapoom, with 22 components that primary aimed at striking a balance between organic carbon and essential nutrients in the soil to foster the growth of beneficial microorganisms, it aspires to produce nutrients-rich agricultural products, encourage cultivation of traditional crops and create more marketing opportunities for farmers. Several measures like setting up farmers markets, online trading facilities, finding avenues for exporting farm based products and obtaining Geographical Indication for products that are quintessentially Tamil Nadu are also planned. An allocation of Rs 30 lakh had been made to get GI status for Sathyamangalam red plantain, Kollimalai chili, Meenambur Seeraga (cumin) Samba rice, Panneerselvam said. The comprehensive budget that has made proposals for the sugar department, horticulture, agricultural engineering department, agricultural marketing and seed certification besides agriculture lays emphasis on increasing food production by quoting renowned agricultural scientist M S Swaminathan: The future belongs to nations with Grains and not Guns. To increase food production, it has come up with proposals to increase the cultivation area, ensure farmers welfare, innovation in farming, strengthening water resources, studious water management, creating agriculture entrepreneurs, encouraging agricultural industries and mechanization. Apart from that, the budget talks about steps to be taken to ensure a continuous income for farmers, popularizing agriculture by setting up parks and organizing exhibitions, providing scope for giving value addition to agricultural products and giving more importance to agricultural research. Offering incentives to alternate crop patterns, setting up village agriculture development committees in 2482 panchayats, at a cost of Rs 2.48 crore, to increase production, a Rs one lakh incentive to graduates who take up agriculture as a vocation, introducing a one village one crop scheme in 15,280 revenue villages where the cultivation of the crop would be monitored from the sowing stage to its harvest are some of the specific schemes. Panneerselvam said that the initiatives rolled out in the last three budgets had been executed with diligence and long-term projects were being keenly supervised and the fourth budget was a mature iteration of the initial vision, now fortified with essential ingredients for sustainable growth and resilience.

Deccan Chronicle 20 Feb 2024 11:50 pm

Khelo India University Games: Swimmer Shubhrant Patra dominates with remarkable perfromances

Khelo India University Games: Swimmer Shubhrant Patra dominates with remarkable perfromances Swimmer Shubhrant Patra clinched the men's 200m butterfly gold with a dominating performance and then returned to help Jain University claim the 4x100m freestyle crown and top the medals standing in the 4th Khelo India University Games 2023, Ashtalakshmi, here on Tuesday. Kalyani Saxena of Sarvajanik University, Surat and Danush S of Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences also added a second gold to their tally on the second day of swimming competition at the Dr Zakir Hussain Aquatic Complex as the race for the overall title heats up. With 32 gold medals decided in two days of competition, Jain University tops the standings with four gold, one silver and two bronze medals while Utkal University is second thanks to three gold medals from swimmer Pratyasa Ray, who added the women's 200m backstroke gold to her tally on Tuesday. Patra, who is originally from Odisha but now trains and studies in Bengaluru, bagged the 200m butterfly gold with a timing of 2:06.94s, finishing over half a second ahead of Chandigarh University's Harsh Saroha. Shubham Dhaygude of Savitribai Phule University clinched the bronze with a time of 2:11.18s. He then returned to the pool for the 4x100m freestyle relay, swimming the third leg, as he teamed up with Xavier Dsouza, Dhyan Balakrishna and Sambhavv R to bag the gold with a time of 3:37.76s. Anna University (3:39.35s) and the University of Kerala (3:41.65s) bagged the silver and bronze respectively. Earlier, Kalyani Saxena and Danush S proved that they were far ahead of the competition as they clinched the women's 400m medley and men's 50m breaststroke gold respectively. On Monday, Kalyani won the women's 200m breaststroke gold while Dhanush topped the men's 200m breaststroke race. Elsewhere, in the basketball competition, the University of Madras will take on Jain University in the women's final. In the semi-final, the team from Tamil Nadu hammered Guru Nanak Dev University 105-48, while Jain University got the better of Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science 85-61. In the men's category, Panjab University upset defending champions Jain University 89-87 to reach the final where they will face the University of Madras, who got the better of the University of Rajasthan 79-76. In the weightlifting competition, being held in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh, KIIT's Sneha won the gold in the 55kg category with a total lift of 172kg with Punjabi University's Ramandeep (165kg) and Kurukshetra University's Shalu (159kg) taking home silver and bronze medals respectively. Results Basketball (Semi-Finals) Men: Panjab University bt Jain University 89-87; University of Madras bt University of Rajasthan 79-76 Women: University of Madras bt Guru Nanak Dev University 105-48 Jain University bt Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science 85-61 Football Men: Group B: Mahatma Gandhi University vs University of Kerala Shivaji University bt Adamas University 3-2 Women: Group A: vs Chaudhary Bansilal University bt Goa University 4-0 Guru Jambeshwar University vs University of Madras 3-1 Hockey Men: Group A: Chandigarh University bt Manomaniam Sundamar University 4-3 Lovely Professional University bt Veer Bahadur Singh Purvanchal University 7-4 Group B: Rabindranath Tagore University bt Sambalpur University 5-4 Bengaluru City University bt Guru Nanak Dev University 3-2 Women: Group A: ITM University bt Sambalpur University 2-1 Veer Bahadur Singh Purvanchal University bt Guru Nanak Dev University 3-1 Group B: Rabindranath Tagore University bt Maharshi Dayanand University 5-0 Ranchi University bt Punjabi University 4-2 Kabaddi (Semi-Finals) Men: University of Kota bt Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University 37-33 Mangalore University bt Chaudhary Bansi Lal University 35-26 Swimming Men: 1500m freestyle: Gold - R Ruhunu Krishna (Uni. of Ker) 16:29.47s; Silver - Vikrant Bangale (Pandit Deendayal Energy Uni.) 17:36.05s; Bronze - Litheesh Gowda (Visvesvaraya Technology University) 17:43.22s 200m butterfly: Gold - Shubhrant Patra (Jain Uni) 2:06.94s; Silver - Harsh Saroha (Chandigarh Uni) 2:07.40s; Bronze - Shubham Dhaygude (Savitribai Phule Uni) 2:11.18s 200m backstroke: Gold - Subhasish Dey (Adamas Uni) 2:11.81s; Silver - Sai Nihar Bikkina (KLEF Uni) 2:12.90s; Bronze - Aaryan Bhosale (Uni of Mumbai) 2:13.31s 50m breaststroke: Gold - S Dhanush (Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences) 28.66s; Silver - MS Yadesh Babu (Anna Uni) 29.50s, Shwejal Mankar (Savitribai Phule Uni) 29.50s 50m butterfly: Gold - Harsh Saroha (Chandigarh Uni) 25.20s; Silver - Vishnu G (Mahatma Gandhi Uni) 25.47s; Bronze - Veer Khatkar (Maharshi Dayanand Uni) 25.74s 4x100m freestyle: Gold - Jain University 3:37.76s; Silver - Anna University 3:39.35s; Bronze - University of Kerala 3:41.65s Women: 400m IM: Gold - Kalyani Saxena (Sarvajanik Uni) 5:26.71s; Silver - Firdoush Kayamkhani (Uni. of Kota) 5:28.36s; Bronze - Pratyasa Ray (Utkal Uni) 5:28.80s 200m backstroke: Gold -- Pratyasa Ray (Utkal Uni) 2:30.95s; Silver - Bhakti Wadkar (Savitribai Phule Uni) 2:33.11s; Bronze - Bharti (Chandigarh Uni) 2:37.84s 50m breaststroke: Gold - Vasupalli Naga Greeshmini (Mahatma Gandhi Uni) 34.78s; Silver - Aarti Patil (Uni of Mumbai) 35.42s; Bronze - Jyoti Patil (Uni of Mumbai) 35.93s 50m butterfly: Gold - Snigdha Ghosh (Adamas Uni) 28.90s; Silver -- Shristi Upadhaya (Jadavpur Uni) 29.30s; Uttara Gogoi (Chandigarh Uni) 29.81s Weightlifting Men: 55kg: Gold - Vijay Kumar Maheshwari (PRSU) 224kg; Silver - Balaji P (TU-TN) 217kg; Bronze - Donigolla Veeresh (CU) 213kg 67kg: Gold - Tharun T (PU-Tn) 255kg; Silver - Dinesh Chellamariappan (UCC) 254kg; Bronze - Tipannu Lakkhanvar (MU-KR) 205kg 73kg: Gold - Jaskaran Ram (SBBSU) 271kg; Silver - Bellamkonda Krishna (CU) 265kg; Bronze - Logeswaran Sankar (TU-TN) 263kg Women: 55kg: Gold - Sneha (KIIT) 172kg; Silver - Ramandeep (PU-PAT) 165kg; Bronze - Shalu (KU-HR) 159kg 59kg: Gold - Usha (CU) 185kg; Silver - Liza Kamsha (YVU) 181kg; Bronze - Balo Yalam (GKU) 179kg 64kg: Gold - Pooja Rajesh (GKU) 176kg; Silver - Sanapathi Pallavi (AU) 175kg; Bronze - Sukama Adak (CU) 172kg. (ANI)

devdiscourse 20 Feb 2024 11:18 pm

TMC(M) moves Madras High Court for allotment of bicycle symbol in 2024 general election

G.K. Vasan says the ECI agreed to allot the symbol to his party in 2019 on the condition that it should contest in at least two seats but then it could only contest in one

The Hindu 20 Feb 2024 11:14 pm

INDIA bloc an opportunistic alliance against the BJP: Amit Shah

Union Home Minister launches the BJPs campaign for the 2024 Lok Sabha election in Rajasthan with a series of events in Bikaner, Udaipur and Jaipur

The Hindu 20 Feb 2024 10:53 pm

Police to stop earthmovers entering Haryana

Punjab Police is leaving nothing to chance as inputs indicate plans of the protesters to storm the barricades of Haryana police which may disturb the law and order situation in both the States; heavy earthmoving equipment not to be allowed to reach the Punjab-Haryana boundary

The Hindu 20 Feb 2024 10:53 pm

T.N.s seat of power: never-ending talk of shifting Assembly-Secretariat complex

In May 1983, MGR government issued an order to raise a structure for housing the Secretariat. But this was given up later. Nearly 20 years later, Jayalalithaa floated the idea of an Administrative City near Mamallapuram. When Karunanidhi returned to office in May 2006, he built the Assembly-Secretariat complex at the Omandurar Estate.

The Hindu 20 Feb 2024 10:25 pm

TIDEL Parks: journey from Chennai to smaller towns across Tamil Nadu

The first TIDEL Park was established in Chennai under the leadership of former Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi. It was inaugurated on July 4, 2000, by Prime Minister A.B. Vajpayee. TIDEL subsequently collaborated with TIDCO to establish TIDEL Park Coimbatore, while CM Stalin opened a similar complex recently in Villupuram

The Hindu 20 Feb 2024 10:21 pm

Indians hired as Russian army security helpers forced to fight on Ukraine border

The victims belonging to Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Punjab and J&K seek governments help to return

The Hindu 20 Feb 2024 10:19 pm

MSP for dry grapes

The Hindu 20 Feb 2024 10:14 pm

Marginal increase in no. of accidents in Chennai, but fatalities contained

Police officials attribute this trend to conditions in the city that do not permit high speeds, stringent enforcement of the helmet and seat-belt rules, special drives against drunk driving, increasing use of technology and a robust emergency response mechanism

The Hindu 20 Feb 2024 10:12 pm

Cancer scare! Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry ban cotton candy, Andhra tests samples - Business Today

Cancer scare! Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry ban cotton candy, Andhra tests samples Business Today

Google News 20 Feb 2024 10:11 pm

MYLAPORE TIMES - Dances to celebrate Rukmini Devi. Feb.25 evening in R. A. Puram - MYLAPORE TIMES

MYLAPORE TIMES - Dances to celebrate Rukmini Devi. Feb.25 evening in R. A. Puram MYLAPORE TIMES

Google News 20 Feb 2024 10:01 pm

Former Tahsildar, eight others booked for land grabbing

They were charged with using forged documents, a close aide of BRS leader arrested

The Hindu 20 Feb 2024 9:52 pm

Kerala brings out district-level antibiogram

Health Minister Veena George releases the document for Ernakulam. All districts will be able to bring out their own antibiogram in the near future, she says at a review meeting

The Hindu 20 Feb 2024 9:49 pm

Nikki Haley hasn't yet won a GOP contest. But she's vowing to keep fighting Donald Trump

Nikki Haley's allies are bracing for a big loss in her home states primary election in South Carolina on Saturday

The Hindu 20 Feb 2024 9:34 pm

Vande Bharat express among few other trains cancelled to facilitate engineering works between Ichchangadu and Mathur stations

A few express trains would be diverted on February 21

The Hindu 20 Feb 2024 9:22 pm

HC stays application of new rules for surrendering wildlife articles to two petitioners from Kodagu district

Court also directs the authorities from conducting any proceedings under the new Rules against the petitioners till March 18

The Hindu 20 Feb 2024 9:21 pm

II PU, SSLC exams to be held under CCTV camera surveillance

II PU exam will be held from March 1 to 22 at 1,124 centres and SSLC exam from March 25 to April 6 at 2,747 centers

The Hindu 20 Feb 2024 9:18 pm

All 6 candidates from Bihar elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha

Of the newly elected MPs, two members each were from BJP and RJD, along with one each from JD(U) and Congress.

The Hindu 20 Feb 2024 9:15 pm

Minister bemoans meagre allocation to Kannada research

Kannada Language Comprehensive Development (Amendment) Bill, 2024, was passed in Council

The Hindu 20 Feb 2024 9:13 pm

Pani Puri vendors, 25 water plants served notices after diarrhoea outbreak in Guntur

Pani Puri vendors will not be allowed to run their business unless they dont maintain hygiene at their stalls, says the notice issued by the GMC

The Hindu 20 Feb 2024 9:10 pm

MoEFCC gives nod for geo-tube facility to prevent coastal erosion in West Godavari, says Nirmala Sitharaman

The Union Finance Minister adopts P.M. Lanka village in West Godavari under the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana

The Hindu 20 Feb 2024 9:09 pm

Biju Prabhakar steps down

The Hindu 20 Feb 2024 9:08 pm

Now retired DGPs too can hire domestic workers at State expense

The programme will incur an annual expenditure of 84 lakh to the exchequer

The Hindu 20 Feb 2024 9:08 pm

GHMC Council approves budget, seeks 3,492 crore from State government

GIS mapping is proposed for the GHMC area, which will map the extent of all the structures in the city

The Hindu 20 Feb 2024 8:58 pm

PM opens CUKs new administrative block named after Ambedkar

The three-storey facility was constructed at a cost of 38.16 crore

The Hindu 20 Feb 2024 8:57 pm

20 new buses added to BMTC fleet

The Hindu 20 Feb 2024 8:56 pm

ASAP Kerala workshop for engineering students

The Hindu 20 Feb 2024 8:55 pm