ASHWIN SPINS WEB AROUND ENGLAND Rohit Sharma and R Ashwin celebrate a wicket against England on the second day of the second Test in Chennai on Sunday | BCCI MANGALURU MONDAY FEBRUARY 15, 2021 `7.00 PAGES 28 CITY EDITION India took command of the second Test after an exhilarating Day 2 when 15 wickets fell on a rapidly deteriorating pitch, with star spinner Ravichandran Ashwin ensuring a massive first innings lead for the hosts with his 29th five-wicket haul, here on Sunday. By close of play, India were 53 for one in the second innings, extending their lead to P13 249 runs. CHENNAI ■ MADURAI ■ VIJAYAWADA ■ BENGALURU ■ KOCHI ■ HYDERABAD ■ VISAKHAPATNAM ■ COIMBATORE ■ KOZHIKODE ■ THIRUVANANTHAPURAM ■ BELAGAVI ■ BHUBANESWAR ■ SHIVAMOGGA ■ MANGALURU ■ TIRUPATI ■ TIRUCHY ■ TIRUNELVELI ■ SAMBALPUR ■ HUBBALLI ■ DHARMAPURI ■ KOTTAYAM ■ KANNUR ■ VILLUPURAM ■ KOLLAM ■ WARANGAL ■ TADEPALLIGUDEM ■ NAGAPATTINAM ■ THRISSUR ■ KALABURAGI Was private firm favoured, Survey of India asks DC B O S K Y K H A N N A @ Bengaluru the company he added. , A surveyor, requesting anoTHE Survey of India, apart nymity said land normally gets , from raising questions over washed away due to soil eromissing survey numbers at sion and sometimes, it extends. Honnavar port, has also sought But in this case, the land is bean explanation from the Uttara tween Pavinkurva, Karki and Kannada deputy commissioner M a l l u k u r v a v i l l a g e s i n on additional land without sur- Kasarkod and is at a distance vey numbers being handed from Honnavar port. The land over to a private firm. is crucial as it is part of the SaTNIE, in its edition dated garmala project and is at a spot February 14, 2021, rewhere Sharavathi rivported that survey er enters the Arabian numbers are missing, Sea, he added. altering the borders The local residents, of four villages along not convinced with the the coast. The Survey I was told that the explanation given by land falls between of India, in a letter, the district administwo rivers and has asked how the sand has levelled tration, have contested port boundaries were the land. But as it the claims and apaltered and whether it is not convincing, proached courts with a detailed report was to help a private land records. They has been sought Hyderabad-based port have pointed out that company. Of ficials from the Regional they have been staying Coastal Zonal have acted after local here for decades and Management wing fisher men raised a go out for fishing in complaint saying that the area every day. Brijesh Kumar the land belongs to They have also staged Environment Secretary them, but has been a series of protests. handed over to the The surveyor said that firm. The fishermen the land is being given have also pointed out to the to the company on a 99-year missing survey numbers. lease under the build operate Uttara Kannada DC Harish and transfer basis. Kumar K (now transferred) Environment Secretary Brsaid that it is an additional ijesh Kumar said, “I was told piece of land that has formed that the land falls between two over a period of time because rivers and sand has levelled the of sand deposits and the survey land. But as it is not convincnumbers are yet to be allocated. ing, a detailed report has been As the land belongs to the gov- sought from the Regional Coasternment, it has been allotted to al Zonal Management wing.” DISHA, BENGALURU’S GRETA, SENT TO 5-DAY DELHI POLICE CUSTODY 21-yr-old climate activist accused of editing, sharing, spreading toolkit on farmer protests Climate activist Disha Ravi (left) after appearing in court in New Delhi on Sunday | SOURCE: TWITTER Activist’s mother exploring legal options A day after climate activist Disha Ravi was arrested, her mother said they have consulted legal experts. “We have taken our lawyer’s opinion to proceed with a legal battle, and it is too early to react to the incident,” her mother Manjula told TNIE. P4 B A L A C H A U H A N & PA R V E Z S U LTA N @ Bengaluru, New Delhi CLIMATE activist Disha Ravi, who was arrested in Bengaluru on Saturday, was remanded to five days in police custody by a Delhi court on Sunday She was . picked up from her Bengaluru residence by the special cybercrime cell of the Delhi Police, who had filed an FIR on February 4 against unknown persons for sharing a toolkit on farmer protests in Delhi on social media sites, aiming to spread ‘disaffection against the Govern- 6 bodies found in Tapovan tunnel, 155 still missing V I N E E T U PA D H YAY @ Dehradun A week after efforts began to rescue 37 workers trapped in the Tapovan tunnel of a hydropower project following flash floods, the bodies of six of them were retrieved after clearing sludge up to 180 metres inside. The alternative parallelly pursued to bore into the floor of the tunnel to reach a silt filtration tunnel below in the hope that the workers were perhaps stuck there, has now been abandoned, as bodies are being retrieved from the main tunnel itself. Garhwal division commissioner Ravinath Raman said, “13 bodies were recovered today — seven in Raini village and six from the Tapovan tunnel.” The toll has now gone up to 51 and 155 others are missing. Meanwhile, the Central Water Commission is conducting simulation studies on a new lake in the upper reaches of the Rishiganga, 8 km upstream from Raini village, and exploring the possibility of a controlled blast to drain it. ment of India’. The New Indian Express was the first to report Disha’s arrest from Bengaluru by the Delhi Police in its edition dated February 14, 2021. Disha (21) is accused of ‘editing’, ‘sharing’ and ‘spreading’ the toolkit, which is a Google document, on farmer protests that was shared by international climate activist Greta Thunberg. Disha’s arrest is the first in the case registered over the ‘toolkit’. She was brought to Delhi on Saturday evening and EXPRESS READ Senate acquits Trump in impeachment trial Washington: The US Senate has acquitted Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial after falling short of the twothirds majority needed to convict him on a charge of inciting last month’s insurrection at the Capitol, even as seven members of the former President’s party delivered a historic rebuke by joining Democrats in voting against him | P11 WITH THIS ISSUE THE ESSENTIAL CAMPUS DIGEST 28 PAGES, INCLUDING 16 OF edex (TABLOID) YOUR LIFE COACH produced before the court on Sunday morning. The Delhi Police sought seven days custody of Disha, contending that they needed to probe her on an alleged larger conspiracy against the Indian government and to ascertain her alleged links with the “pro-Khalistani” movement. Duty Magistrate Dev Saroha, however, allowed only five days of custody . During the hearing, Disha broke down inside the courtroom and told the judge that she had edited just two lines of the document and her only aim was to support the farmers’ protest. The police argued that Disha, along with several others, edited the ‘toolkit’ on February 3. In a statement released on Sunday the Delhi Police alleged , that Disha was one of the editors of the ‘Toolkit Google Doc’ and that she was also a key conspirator in formatting and disseminating the document. In a series of tweets, the police said that Disha had started a WhatsApp group and collaborated with others to prepare the Toolkit document. CONTINUED ON: P4,7 Over `8,000 crore worth projects coming up in TN T M U R U G A N A N D H A M @ Chennai THE message was clear, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid foundation for new projects worth a massive `8,126 crore on Sunday in Chennai -- the Centre has kept its word on delivering development in Tamil Nadu. The top projects launched by the Prime Minister are, the inauguration of the Chennai Metro extension from Washermanpet to Wimco Nagar, beginning of works on the fourth railway line from Chennai Beach to Attipattu, and laying PM Narendra Modi presents a replica of the Arjun tank to Army Chief General M M Naravane in Chennai | P JAWAHAR of foundation to renovate the Grand Anicut. In his 40-minute speech, PM Modi touched upon several issues that have political relevance, and are likely to debated P5 during the elections.
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