Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], January 28 (ANI): Puneri Paltan's young stars helped the side beat UP Yoddha 44-38 in Match 79 of Pro Kabaddi League Season 8 at The Sheraton Grand, Whitefield in Bengaluru on Thursday.
Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], January 27 (ANI): The joint session of the Karnataka state legislature would be held from February 14 to 25 and the Budget Session in the first week of March, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said on Thursday.
New Delhi Jan 27 PTI Irfan Pathan compares Deepak Hoodas passion for cricket to a kid in a candy store He simply loves the taste of a cricket field He loves the taste of playing cricket pretty much like chocolate says the former India all-rounder Following a rather eventful 2021 when he quit his home team Baroda after a well documented spat with skipper Krunal Pandya Hooda has earned his maiden call-up to the Indian ODI team for the home series against the West Indies The batting all-rounder had also been picked in Indias T20 squad back in 2017 but did not get to play With India looking to find long-term solutions for their shaky middle-order the 26-year-old has a good chance of making a long awaited debut next month The selection marks the high point of a roller-coaster last 12 months for Hooda who displayed remarkable mental strength to overcome a dark phase in his career Six months after storming out of the Baroda team hotel due to his argument with Krunal Hooda joined Rajasthan ahead of the 2021-2022 season as a professional Usually outstation players who join smaller teams are paid an additional fee over and above their match fee but such was his frame of mind that Hooda never spoke money with the RCA officials He was desperately wanted to get back to playing and with Rajasthan looking for a proven performer like him to nurture the local talent it was a win win situation for both parties He just wanted to play Never asked for fee that professional players usually ask for We knew the circumstances in which he came to us It was a win-win We needed a batting all-rounder like him and someone who could guide the local players We feel proud that he was able to do well for us which helped him get picked for India RCA secretary Mahender Sharma told PTI He was the second highest run getter in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy his first competition before he being made captain for the following Vijay Hazare Trophy where he scored a century against Karnataka Pathan who has mentored Hooda ever since he started playing for Baroda in 2013 also recalled that tough period for the Rohtak-born cricketer and how he got into the Rajasthan side It is a true story Lot of teams wanted him He didnt care about the money He just wanted to go out there and play and thats the kind of character he is Hes a kid in a candy store when it comes to playing cricket and he just loves it He doesnt care about other benefits and everything Some of the decision makers at RCA were also surprised that he didnt talk about money He didnt talk about commercials said Pathan The former India pacer stood by Hooda during his low phase last year but now feels there is little point in dwelling on what happened I dont want him to talk about it I just want him to be grateful that hes been selected for India Hes been in really good frame of mind And whenever I have spoken to him he has always talked highly about Baroda cricket which gave him a great platform He is very grateful about that All credit to him all credit to his family they managed him well and it wasnt easy and he came out of it Hooda whose father works in the Indian Air Force can be Indias answer to their middle woes believes Pathan The two recently spent time at the Moti Bagh Stadium in Baroda before Pathan left for Oman to play in the Legends League I was there with him 10 days ago and I was seeing his batting also Those who follow domestic circuit know that if youre batting well in Moti Bagh green surface you are actually batting well He must have batted two sessions each session minimum 300 to 400 balls He was hardly playing away from his body The ball does a bit and 95 per cent of the time he was in control And I was like wow if he gets selected right now he will score runs for India Most importantly hes got outstanding fielding abilities as well and ability to bowl with a new ball in the powerplay as well as with the old ball said Pathan Listing out more reasons for his potential success as a middle-order batter Pathan added So what do you want in a middle order batter Can you maneuver the strike Can you take Singles and Doubles regularly Yes he can because hes got outstanding wrists Hes got a really good play on the leg side He has improved his offside play a lot Hes got nice supple wrists which are very importantCan he accelerate when he gets set He can because hes got those big shots as well PTI BS PM PM
Bengaluru Jan 27 PTI Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Thursday said the joint session of the state legislature will begin on February 14 and the budget session will be called in the first week of March The Sessions will be held at Vidhana Soudha the seat of state legislature and secretariat in Bengaluru The joint session of the state legislature will begin on February 14 and it will go on till February 25 and the budget session will be called in the March first week Bommai said Speaking to reporters after the cabinet meeting here in response to a question he said the budget will also be presented during March first week Later briefing reporters about the cabinet meeting Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister J C Madhuswamy said the joint session will begin with the Governors address to members of both legislative assembly and Council on the first day Other decisions taken by the cabinet include- to release 166 inmates undergoing life imprisonment at various prisons across the state on grounds of good conduct administrative approval for revised estimates of Rs 9281 crore for projects providing basic amenities to those visiting Chamundeshwari temple at Chamundi hills in Mysuru Aapproval for the Animal Husbandry department to recruit 400 veterinary doctors immediately and administrative approval of Rs 9750 crore to implement 6500 smart classes for digital learning at 430 government first grade colleges14 government engineering colleges and 87 government polytechnics Madhuswamy said PTI KSU BN BN
Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], January 27 (ANI): Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Chief Commissioner Gaurav Gupta on Thursday said that there is about a 30 per cent reduction in daily COVID-19 cases in all the zones of the municipality, further instructing the officials to take precautions to contain the spread of infection in localities with a high caseload.
Bengaluru Jan 27 PTI Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Thursday said the state government will review the COVID-19 situation soon and take decisions regarding the curbs that are in place after obtaining the experts committee report in this connection He said the government is coming out with a book on its achievements so far as it completes six months in office tomorrow We Ministers have discussed several issues including COVID situation how to manage it in the days to come representations given by various organisations for relaxations regarding the functioning of schools and colleges among others We have referred it to the experts committee Bommai said Speaking to reporters after the cabinet meeting here he said once we get the report from the experts committee a meeting will be held in about three or four days and certain decisions will be taken Last week the state government had decided to lift the week-end curfew imposed in view of the spike in coronavirus infections while deciding to continue the the night curfew between 10PM to 5AM everyday and all other COVID curbs including 50 per cent capacity rules in cinema halls pubs clubs restaurants bars hotels and eating places Noting that the Ministers after cabinet meeting also discussed the upcoming Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike BBMP elections the CM said it has been decided to conduct these polls successfully whenever it happens by deploying Ministers from other districts along with those from Bengaluru A decision was also taken to make preparations for Zilla and Taluk Panchayat elections Alluding to the completion of six months in office tomorrow he said a book will be released on the achievements of his government so far Bommai said discussions were held on the programmes to be implemented until 2023 and publicise the work done during the last six months It has been decided that Ministers during the next one week through the media will inform people about the performance of their departments He further said that the meeting for coordination between the party BJP and the government that was postponed will be convened soon We have discussed and decided to move ahead and work united he added To a question regarding plans to meet the party high command in Delhi soon he said he was in constant touch with the party leadership and will pay a visit if they call Normally during the parliament session it is a practice for CM to hold a meeting with all MPs from the state in Delhi there is a plan for such a meeting as well he added PTI KSU ROH ROH
New Delhi Jan 27 PTI The All India Football Federation AIFF on Thursday condoled the death of former India player AD Nagendra who was a part of the squad for the Merdeka Cup in 1969 Nagendra a former Indian defender was also a member of the then Mysore state Santosh Trophy team from 1966 to 1975 and featured in the triumphant squad in 1967 and 1968 He scored four goals in the process Nagendra died on Wednesday He was 79 At the administrative level he has also served as a governing board member of KSFA Karnataka State Football Association and was the former Treasurer of the state body Apart from his contribution in the administration Nagendra coached several state teams including the India U-19 side AIFF President Praful Patel in his condolence message said It is really sad to hear that Mr Nagendra is no longer among us Besides being a sublime footballer he was also an able administrator His invaluable contribution to Indian Football will always remain with us I share the grief AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das said Mr Nagendra alive in his achievements He was a competent footballer and an administrator As a coach he nurtured many talents and was an inspiration for so many footballers My condolences to his family We pray for his soul to rest in peace PTI AH AH APA APA
New Delhi Jan 27 PTI Early indications of Covid infections plateauing have been reported in some places but the trend needs to be observed the Union government said on Thursday whilst noting that 400 districts have logged weekly Covid positivity of over 10 per centStressing the need to continue with precautions to curb the surge in infections it noted that Karnataka Kerala Tamil Nadu Gujarat Andhra Pradesh Rajasthan were recording a high number of Covid casesHowever a decrease in Covid cases and positivity rate have been observed in Maharashtra Uttar Pradesh Delhi Odisha Haryana and West Bengal the government statedAddressing a press conference here Lav Agarwal the joint secretary in the Health Ministry said A clear trend in terms of fewer Covid cases requiring oxygen-supported beds or ICU beds has been observed Also active COVID-19 cases and corresponding deaths are much lower during the present wave compared to earlier surges he saidWarning against any lax in observing Covid-appropriate behaviour Agarwal said 400 districts have reported over 10 per cent weekly Covid positivity while in 141 districts it was between five to 10 per cent in the week ending January 26About the prevalence of the Omicron variant of coronavirus in India he said 1292 cases of the latest variant of concern were found on genome sequencing in December which rose to 9672 in JanuaryThe top 10 states in terms of active Covid cases were contributing over 77 per cent of total active infections in the country Agarwal said adding 11 states have over 50000 active Covid cases while Karnataka Maharashtra and Kerala have over 3 lakh active infectionsIn response to a question he said Early indications of Covid cases plateauing have been reported in some places but the trend needs to be observed and precautions need to be continued About the vaccine coverage the press conference was informed that 9703 lakh healthcare frontline workers and comorbid people aged 60 and above have been given the precaution dose of Covid vaccineAlso 59 per cent of adolescents in the 15-18 year age group have so far received the first dose of Covid vaccineThe health ministry stressed that vaccination is providing support in terms of fewer cases fewer hospitalizations and less severity in COVID-19 cases PTI PLB UZM NSD
Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], January 27 (ANI/NewsVoir): Since its inception in 1948, Cycle Pure Agarbathi, India's most preferred home worship brand, has set the bar for innovation in the prayer segment.