KANNUR l Monday l February 15, 2021 l `7.00 l PAGES 30 l city EDITION ashwin spins web R Ashwin’s five wickets helped India skittle out England for 134. With an overall lead of 249 with 9 wickets in hand, hosts are on top tail fail sound start root uprooted lead role India’s tail could not lend support to wicketkeeperbatsman Rishabh Pant. After starting the day at 300 for 6, the hosts managed just 29 more runs. Pant ended with 58 not out The England innings had a disastrous start. India pacer Ishant Sharma struck, trapping Rory Burns leg before wicket with the visitors yet to open their account This is the first time in 2021 England skipper Joe Root could not hit a century in first innings of a Test. In his last three Tests before this match, he scored 228, 186 (vs SL) & 218 (vs India) With nine wickets in hand, Kohli and Co would be hoping to take a substantial lead on the third day. With two days to play out, England players are staring at the inevitable Rohit Sharma and R Ashwin celebrate a wicket against England on the second day of the second Test in Chennai on Sunday | BCCI ashwin now second behind Kumble ■ The wily off-spinner once again showed his craftsmanship when he finished with a five-wicket haul, 29th of his career ■ With this, he becomes the second-highest wicket-taker in Tests played in India behind Anil Kumble, who has 350. He surpassed Harbhajan Singh’s 265 wickets when he got the wicket of Ben Stokes 249 india’s lead going into the third day with nine wickets in hand 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 Modi makes devpt pitch for poll-bound state, woos NRKs Modi flags off BPCL’s I6k-crore petrochem plant, four other key infra projects E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @Kochi Setting development as the main poll plank of BJP in the upcoming assembly polls in Kerala, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday flagged off five key infrastructure projects in Kochi, including public sector BPCL’s `6,000-crore Propylene Derivative Petrochemical (PDP) complex, stating these projects would speed up the country’s growth. “The PDP project, which will alone saved `4,000 crore foreign exchange per annum for the exchequer, will strengthen the journey towards being ‘Aatmanirbhar’,” said Modi at the BPCL Kochi refinery grounds at Ambalamugal here. “Today, we have gathered here to celebrate development. Development of Kerala and India. The projects inaugurated today cover a wide range of sectors. They will energise the growth trajectory of India,” said Modi, who arrived here from Chennai in the afternoon. In a move to woo around 25 lakh Keralites working in West Asian countries and their families back home, Modi said the Prime Minister Narendra Modi sharing a light moment with Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan during the ceremony to dedicate the Propylene Derivative Petrochemical Project of BPCL to the nation, in Kochi on Sunday | Albin Mathew government was always sensitive to the needs of the Indian diaspora, especially in the Gulf. “India is proud of our diaspora in Gulf. It has been my honour to spend time with them during my visits to Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the UAE and Bahrain,” Modi said, pointing out that more than 50 lakh Indians came back home as part of ‘Vande Bharat Mission’ and many of them were Keralites. ● More on P4 Today, we have gathered here to celebrate development. Development of Kerala and India. The projects being inaugurated today cover a wide range of sectors. They will energise the growth trajectory of India. Narendra Modi, Prime Minister Greta’s B’luru buddy in Delhi Police custody E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @New Delhi Climate activist Disha Ravi, who was arrested in Bengaluru on Saturday was remanded in five-day police , custody by a Delhi court on Sunday . She was picked up from her Bengaluru residence by a 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, aimed at spreading ‘disaffection against the government of India’. Disha is the first to be arrested in the case. She has been booked on the charges of sedition, criminal conspiracy and promoting hatred among groups under Sections 124A, 120A and 153 A of 6 bodies found in Tapovan tunnel, 155 still missing V i nee 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. Pinarayi criticises privatisation Without naming BPCL, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, who shared the dais with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday, said the development of the country should not be focused only on privatisation but through the strengthening of PSUs and the traditional sectors. The CM was speaking before the PM unveiled a slew of projects at BPCL’s Kochi refinery in Ambalamugal. BPCL is one of the bluechip PSUs which have been put up for sale by the Central government as part of its privatisation programme. ahead of polls Kappan attends UDF’s Aishwarya Kerala Yatra EC to factor in fests, exams while deciding poll schedule Kottayam: Mani C Kappan, who parted ways with LDF, joined UDF on Sunday by attending the reception accorded to Aishwarya Kerala Yatra in Pala. Kappan and his supporters will float a new outfit and join the UDF as an ally. T’Puram: The Election Commission will factor in festivals, exams and availability of Central forces while drawing up the schedule for assembly polls. The Malappuram LS bypoll will be held simultaneously, said CEC Sunil Arora. the Indian Penal Code. Disha, 22, is accused of ‘editing, sharing and spreading’ the toolkit — a Google document that was shared by climate activist Greta Thunberg — on farmers’ protest. The Delhi Police had sought seven days custody of Disha, contending that they needed to probe a larger conspiracy against the government and ascertain her alleged links with “pro-Kha● More on P7 listani” movements. Brothers, aged 3, 7 & 12, drown in Palakkad pond E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ Palakkad Three brothers — aged 3, 7 and 12 — drowned in a pond around 100 metres from their house at Kuthirapara, Kunissery, in Palakkad on Sunday . The deceased are 12-year-old Jinshad, seven-year-old Rinshad and Rifas — children of Jaseer Khan, an autorickshaw driver, and Ramala. The incident occurred when they stepped into the water to wash their hands after plucking mangoes from a private ● More on P4 garden. WITH THIS ISSUE THE ESSENTIAL CAMPUS DIGEST YOUR LIFE COACH 30 PAGES, INCLUDING 16 OF edex (TABLOID)
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