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Australia crush England to reach World Cup semi-finals

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Finch made exactly 100 in a total of 285-7 at Lord's before England slumped to 221 all out with 32 balls left.
'London:  Australia captain Aaron Finch hit a hundred before left-arm quicks Jason Behrendorff and Mitchell Starc shared nine wickets as the reigning champions thumped England by 64 runs on Tuesday to book their place in the World Cup semi-finals.Finch made exactly 100 in a total of 285-7 at Lord’s before England slumped to 221 all out with 32 balls left.The recalled Behrendorff took 5-44 — his first five-wicket haul in a one-day international — while Starc became the leading bowler at the tournament with 19 scalps thanks to a haul of 4-43.For England, who entered the showpiece event as the top-ranked side in ODI cricket, this was a second straight defeat after their shock 20-run loss to Sri Lanka.The host nation, bidding to win a first World Cup, can still qualify for the semi-finals but they are likely to need to beat at least one of fancied India and New Zealand in their remaining two group games. “You don’t win the tournament if you don’t reach the semis,” said man-of-the-match Finch. “That’s the first bit ticked off. “England are a stand-out side, they are a team that can take you apart at stages.We found ways to keep getting wickets.” England lost a wicket off just the second ball of their chase, with the struggling James Vince — only playing because Jason Roy was out with a hamstring injury — bowled by a Behrendorff inswinger.Starc then took two wickets in nine balls.Test skipper Joe Root was plumb lbw to an inswinger for eight before England captain Eoin Morgan (four) fell into a hooking trap when a top-edge was held safely by Pat Cummins at fine leg.Australia, who had lost 10 of their previous 11 ODIS against England, were in complete charge with the hosts now 26-3.England have surged to the top of the ODI rankings on the back of aggressive run-scoring but the worry for Morgan’s men is that too many of their top order appear to know only one way to bat.Jonny Bairstow, fell next to a careless hook off Behrendorff before Stokes and Jos Buttler (25) repaired some of the damage with a fifth-wicket stand of 71.Buttler was well caught by Usman Khawaja, running round and staying just inside the deep square leg boundary off Marcus Stoinis.Stokes defiantly hit Glenn Maxwell for two sixes in three balls but, shortly before completing his fifty, the all-rounder pulled up with a calf injury.Starc was brought back to take a key wicket and duly obliged with a thunderbolt yorker, his 18th wicket of the tournament, that ended Stokes’s 115-ball innings of 89, including eight fours and two sixes.Stokes’s dismissal left England 177-6 in the 37th over and effectively ended the contest.Starc ended the match when he dismissed Adil Rashid. “I thought for a lot of today we were outplayed,” admitted Morgan, who said England’s fate remained in their own hands despite a third defeat of the tournament. “We’re not feeling the pressure of being favourites,” he said. “We are in charge of how we go from here on in.We win two games, we definitely go through.It’s a matter of producing that performance in one, if not both of those.” Earlier, Finch and fellow opener David Warner (53) came through some testing early overs to share a stand of 123 as too many of England’s pacemen, with the exception of Chris Woakes, dropped short.The skipper’s exit sparked a late flurry of wickets but Australia had enough runs on the board.Both Warner, the World Cup’s leading run-scorer, and Steve Smith were booed as they entered and exited the field following their recent return from year-long bans for ball-tampering. . The post Australia crush England to reach World Cup semi-finals appeared first on Telangana Today .'

Nalgonda District Library attracts job aspirants

Career and Work Telangana Today


'Nalgonda: The District Library at Nalgonda has turned into a destination for students and job-seekers to prepare for competitive examinations after new facilities were developed.On an average, 50 to 60 students utilise the Books section in the District Library to prepare for competitive examinations as books suggested by subject experts have been made available by spending over Rs 1.5 lakh.Books for preparing for UPSC (Civils), job recruitment tests by TSPSC including police recruitment and teachers recruitment tests are attracting job aspirants to the District Library.The Books Sections is packed with readers during working hours and apart from that close to 100 visitors come to read newspapers to the magazines sections.District Library (‘Zilla Grandalaya Samsatha’) Chairman Rekhala Bhadadri, was a hostel welfare officer for 35 years and has knowledge of the problems faced by poor students.Bhadradri has spent around Rs 3 lakh from pocket to provide required facilities including books, safe drinking water, better lighting facility, among others.District Collector Dr Gaurav Uppal inspecting quality of food being served at the Library. —File photo During the competitive examination season from January to May, lunch was also offered to those who spent longer hours preparing for the examinations, at a nominal price of Rs 10.Speaking to ‘Telangana Today’, Bhadadri said during the five months ie from January to May, lunch was provided to over 100 people every day at Rs 10 per meal.It also helped in saving time for those, who went to their homes for lunch.In all, 54 unemployed youth, who utilised the facilities at the Library including reference books and others, have got jobs in government sector by excelling in competitive exams.He said they were planning to conduct seminars on how to crack competitive examinations and motivational speeches by experts at the District Library.A job aspirant G Ramesh, who has been preparing for competitive examinations, said many come to the library because the atmosphere was pleasant and there were good number of books required to crack the competitive exams. . The post Nalgonda District Library attracts job aspirants appeared first on Telangana Today .'

Meera Srinivas is director of EFLU CCLT

School and Education Telangana Today

Hyderabad: Prof E Suresh Kumar, Vice-Chancellor, English and Foreign Languages University, on Tuesday, appointed Prof Meera Srinivas, Department of Materials Development, Testing and Evaluation, School of English Language Education, as Director of
'Hyderabad:  Prof E Suresh Kumar, Vice-Chancellor, English and Foreign Languages University, on Tuesday, appointed Prof Meera Srinivas, Department of Materials Development, Testing and Evaluation, School of English Language Education, as Director of the Centre for Consultancy and Language Training (CCLT) of the university.The CCLT will offer consultancy to various agencies in the matters related to teaching and learning of English.The centre will also conceptualise and offer need-based/tailor-made training programmes to various organisations and institutions. . The post Meera Srinivas is director of EFLU CCLT appeared first on Telangana Today .'

Additional Haj seats released for Telangana

World News Telangana Today

Hyderabad: The Central Haj Committee of India has released 114 additional seats for Telangana.The Chairman of Telangana State Haj Committee, Mohd Masiullah Khan, on Tuesday, said that pilgrims who were on the waiting list could submit necessary
'Hyderabad: The Central Haj Committee of India has released 114 additional seats for Telangana.The Chairman of Telangana State Haj Committee, Mohd Masiullah Khan, on Tuesday, said that pilgrims who were on the waiting list could submit necessary documents along with the amount for the pilgrimage by June 28.However, before submitting the relevant documents, they should also check the waiting serial numbers to confirm their qualification.For details 040-23298793, a press release said. . The post Additional Haj seats released for Telangana appeared first on Telangana Today .'

Angana Roy to star in Section 497…

Celebrities Telangana Today

Section 497 Indian Penal Code is the upcoming movie Telugu Tamil bilingual in which actor Angana Roy will be playing the female lead.After donning supporting role in Mahesh Babu’s Srimanthudu, the Kolkata actor has acted in a couple of movies Sri
'Section 497 Indian Penal Code is the upcoming movie Telugu Tamil bilingual in which actor Angana Roy will be playing the female lead.After donning supporting role in Mahesh Babu’s Srimanthudu, the Kolkata actor has acted in a couple of movies Sri Sri and Chal Chal Gurram in Telugu cinema.Though several controversies hovering over the subject Section 497 following the Supreme Court’s verdict recently, the makers are of a view that the attempt would spread awareness among general audience.Sai Deep, who produced superstar Krishna’s Sri Sri, is teaming up with G John and Sandeep for the upcoming movie.Johny Rao, Sai Kethan, Jiya Darla, Aditya Sekhar are among other characters in the movie.Music is being composed by SK Baji. . The post Angana Roy to star in Section 497… appeared first on Telangana Today .'

Jogulamba Gadwal goes all out to go ODF

Outdoor Telangana Today

Addressing the gathering, he said Ghattu mandal stood last in the district, which was still a way behind to go to achieve outdoor defecation-free status, for which July 31 was set a new deadline.
'Jogulamba Gadwal:  Jogulamba Gadwal Collector K Sasanka inspected works of Individual Household Latrines (IHHLs) in KT Doddi, Baligera, Chinthalakunta, Aragidda and Ghattu villages on Tuesday and held a review meeting with mandal-level officials at the Gurukul Girls’ Residential School at Ghattu.Addressing the gathering, he said Ghattu mandal stood last in the district, which was still a way behind to go to achieve outdoor defecation-free status, for which July 31 was set a new deadline.Pointing out that only 50 per cent of the target was achieved in the district till now, he said people’s representatives, government employees and villagers would have to work hard to achieve the ODF status for the district.He cautioned panchayat secretaries and field assistants not to stay away from the village and if they did so, action would be initiated against them as per the new Panchayat Raj Act.He also said sarpanches, who fail to carry out their basic responsibilities such as the construction of IHHLs in their villages, would also be made ineligible as per the amended Act.He also suspended panchayat secretary of Chintharevula gram panchayat for failing to attend the meeting for the third time. . The post Jogulamba Gadwal goes all out to go ODF appeared first on Telangana Today .'

Peek into children’s development

Community Telangana Today


'The importance of keeping ourselves physically active can’t be undermined and many adults do exercise to keep themselves healthy and fit.However, when it comes to children, we overlook the role exercise plays for their health and well-being.According to the US Department of Health and Human Services guidelines, children aged six and older need at least an hour a day of physical activity.The exercise should include either moderate or vigorous aerobic activity with time devoted to strong activity should be at least three days a week.Besides, the children should also do muscle and bone strengthening at least thrice in seven days.To enhance the growth and development of children, the department also recommended that children between three to five be physically active throughout the day.Parents should keep a tab on their kids’ physical activities and motivate them to participate in active play that includes a variety of activities.Exercise offers a host of benefits including improved aerobic fitness, muscle strength, and endurance for six to 17 year old kids. “Exercise should be used as a vital sign of health.There are numerous advantages of physical activity.Asking these questions can open the door for clinicians to have important conversations with families on how to ensure children get these benefits,” said abstract presenter Julie Young, a research assistant in the Division of Pediatric Sports Medicine, Nationwide Children’s Hospital.The findings examined self-reported physical activity of 7,822 children over a three-year period.The children were seen at outpatient pediatric sports medicine clinics.Data indicates that only 5.2 per cent of children reported meeting the daily goals for physical activity.In addition, 49.6 percent were insufficiently active, and 5 per cent were reported no physical activity.The categories were based on the number of minutes per week in which children participated in physical activity based on the recommended 60 minutes per day or 420 minutes of activity per week. . The post Peek into children’s development appeared first on Telangana Today .'

Meet on Telangana Secretariat, legislature complexes soon

Trade and Industry Telangana Today

Hyderabad: A high-level meeting is likely on July 3 to discuss the designs and plans for the construction of the new Secretariat building and the legislature complex.All the department heads have been asked to work out and indicate the requirement
'Hyderabad:  A high-level meeting is likely on July 3 to discuss the designs and plans for the construction of the new Secretariat building and the legislature complex.All the department heads have been asked to work out and indicate the requirement of their respective office spaces.Minister for Welfare Koppula Eshwar said the Cabinet Sub-Committee constituted to make recommendations on the design and plans for the new Secretariat complex would meet to discuss its agenda.He also said he would meet the other members of the panel after reaching Hyderabad on Thursday.Sub-Committee Chairman V Prasanth Reddy will convene the panel meeting soon.Besides Prashant Reddy and Koppula Eshwar, Minister for Prohibition Srinivas Goud is also part of the committee.The department heads are already busy with the alternative arrangements to be made to accommodate their offices once the old secretariat blocks are demolished.The Chief Minister will lay the foundation stone for the Secretariat building as well as the legislature complex on June 27.So far as the Secretariat building is concerned, the foundation stone be would be laid in front of the D Block.Arrangements are in progress for installing the plaque to be unveiled on the occasion. . The post Meet on Telangana Secretariat, legislature complexes soon appeared first on Telangana Today .'

Big honour for author at Telangana State Urdu Academy

Read and Listen Telangana Today

Hyderabad: Noted author Farida Raj has been conferred the ‘Life Time Achievement Award’ by the Telangana State Urdu Academy for her contribution to the language.The award will be presented to her at a function planned by the Academy and is expected
'Hyderabad: Noted author Farida Raj has been conferred the ‘Life Time Achievement Award’ by the Telangana State Urdu Academy for her contribution to the language.The award will be presented to her at a function planned by the Academy and is expected to be attended by Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao.Farida had authored many books including the popular ‘Hum aur Hamari Sehat’ and ‘Breaking Through’. She had also written books in other languages as well.She was also conferred the Laadli Media Award 2010-2011 for her writings in newspapers and journals on gender sensitivity in Urdu language.She writes articles in both English and Urdu languages. . The post Big honour for author at Telangana State Urdu Academy appeared first on Telangana Today .'

Unlocking the golden opportunity

Movies Telangana Today


'There is no denying the fact that the world of internet has become powerful, fast and, yes, crazy at the same time.But, apart from many things, both positive and negative, it has become the new platform for showcasing and identifying talents, and is surely leaving no stone unturned.Proving this is Sai Teja, a 27-year-old Chartered Accountant, whose story for the upcoming film Kalki was picked up from Kahaniya, a digital platform which is bridging the gap between readers and writers through vernacular language. “Sai Teja started contributing stories in Kahaniya in 2016 after he came across an article that was published in Namasthe Telangana.And he wrote a series, in the period of six months, which has 46 parts.In early 2018, Prasanth Varma saw the story on Kahaniya and he liked it very much.He spoke to Dr Rajasekhar and things went ahead.And now, finally, the story will hit the big screen,” says Pallav Bajjuri, one of the co-founders of Kahaniya.Adding to this, he shares, “Sai Teja has already signed one web series and there is also a discussion going on with Abbas–Mustan in Bollywood.People come to film industry with a lot of hope and there are hundreds of flops.But, digital space has surely created some exciting opportunities and is growing at a fast space.” The talent is getting pushed to national stage and that’s a very big thing.Such platforms act as an agents and agents are very niche in our country, says Pallav. “There are hardly any platforms even for English content, forget about vernacular language.That is how the idea of Kahaniya came up.The core idea was to get discovered digitally and it feels great that this is happening,” Pallav concludes. . The post Unlocking the golden opportunity appeared first on Telangana Today .'

More reasons to go on a vacation

Travel and Experiences Telangana Today


'Going on a vacation can lower the risk of developing a heart disease risk, scientists say.While there has been much anecdotal evidence about the benefits of taking a vacation from work, researchers from Syracuse University in the US reveal the benefits of a vacation for our heart health.”What we found is that people who vacation more frequently in the past 12 months have a lowered risk for metabolic syndrome and metabolic symptoms,” said Bryce Hruska, an assistant professor Syracuse University. “Metabolic syndrome is a collection of risk factors for cardiovascular disease.If you have more of them you are at a higher risk of cardiovascular disease,” Hruska said. “This is important because we are actually seeing a reduction in the risk for cardiovascular disease the more vacationing a person does.Metabolic symptoms are modifiable, it means they can change or be eliminated,” he said.Researchers are still learning what it is about vacations that make them beneficial for heart health, but it is clear that it is important for people to use the vacation time that is available to them. “One of the important takeaways is that vacation time is available to nearly 80 per cent of full-time employees, but fewer than half utilise all the time available to them,” Hruska said.”Our research suggests that if people use more of this benefit, one that’s already available to them, it would translate into a tangible health benefit,” he said. . The post More reasons to go on a vacation appeared first on Telangana Today .'

Bubbles that turn into crystals

Research and Science Telangana Today


'The Internet is loaded with video of bubble turning into ice crystals, which has made the engineers wonder over what caused the phenomenon.Lead researcher Jonathan Boreyko and his student researchers were watching a YouTube video of a soap bubble freezing.The video made them wonder as to how soap films or bubbles freeze.”We started by freezing a bubble in the lab, using a frozen substrate.What we found was that the bubble would freeze from the bottom to a certain point and then stop.We didn’t get that lovely ‘snow globe effect’ that we saw on the video.But, Farzad made a nice model that can accurately predict where the freezing front will stop based on the size of the bubble and the air temperature,” Boreyko explained.As the shell of a bubble is microscopically thin, the warm air temperature in the lab prevented the cold stage from completely freezing the bubble.Moving to a walk-in freezer, the team tried the experiment again, believing they would discover how the floating ice crystals were formed.At minus 20 degree Celsius and using an ice substrate, the bubble quickly filled with floating crystals that hastened the complete freezing of the bubble and opened the researcher’s eyes.The molecular energy releases when the water molecules fuse together into a tight-packed solid lattice and created a temperature difference of about 14 degrees minus 20 at the top of the bubble and minus six degrees at the frozen base.This flow is known as Marangoni Flow.When it occurs in the freezing bubbles, the flow rips ice crystals from the bottom of the bubble and swirls them around the liquid shell, where they enlarge until the entire bubble is frozen.”Previously, we thought that how fast we could freeze something depended on how fast the freezing front could grow.This shows us that a freezing-induced Marangoni Flow will create hundreds of additional freeze fronts from the ice crystals removed from the bottom,” said Boreyko. . The post Bubbles that turn into crystals appeared first on Telangana Today .'

‘Nirav Modi-PNB fraud a familiar rerun, not the last’

Politics Telangana Today


'New Delhi : The Rs 14,000 crore Nirav Modi-PNB scam is not the first and certainly not the last despite elaborate checks prescribed by the regulators, says a new book by B.V.Kumar, a former head of the Directorate of Revenue (Intelligence) who was in the thick of the struggle against scamsters, smugglers and underworld during his 35 years in the Indian Revenue Service (IRS). “The case of (diamantaire) Nirav Modi and the Punjab National Bank has thrown up the issue of vulnerability of banks to frauds.This was not the first case, tragically and unfortunately, despite several such cases having been detected by the enforcement agencies and even after all elaborate checks prescribed by regulators, such frauds will continue and this will not be the last case,” Kumar writes in the exhaustive “DRI & The Dons – The Untold Stories (Konark/pp 448/Rs 525). “Nothing can prevent human ingenuity from breaching those barriers in order to commit financial fraud,” Kumar writes, pointing to a similar case with international ramifications detected by by DRI Mumbai that was “a pointer to many such frauds that might have been committed and have gone undetected for many years”. That fraud, detected in September 1998, involved Mumbai-based Hamco Mining and Smelting Ltd and its associate companies remitting “huge amounts of foreign exchange ostensibly against imports made by them – without actually receiving the goods”. “Several rules, regulations, checks and controls have since been put in place to prevent the repetition of such frauds.Alas, the more things change, the more they remain the same.Such frauds continue to this day.And enforcement agencies continue to have their hands full,” Kumar writes in the book which was released here on Friday evening.In the present instance, then Finance Minister Arun Jaitley informed the Rajya Sabha in March that Nirav Modi obtained his first fraudulent guarantee from PNB on March 10, 2011 and another 1,212 such guarantees till May 23, 2017.Nirav Modi, his wife, his uncle Mehul Choksi and other members of the family flew the coop in January just before the scandal broke.He has been jailed in London and his fourth bail plea was rejected last week.That’s one aspect of the book, which, through its 48 chapters, details the DRI’s attempts to counter the likes of Haji Mastan, Iqbal Mirchi, Dawood Ibrahim, Vicky Goswami, Mustafa Dossa, Sukar Naran Bakhia, Alamzeb and a host of others. “An endeavour has been made to record some of the most important cases detected by various DRI officers at great personal sacrifice, sometimes even at the cost of their own personal wellbeing and life.A few officers have been disabled and some of them were shot or killed by anti-national elements,” Kumar writes.The book paints a grim picture of the scenario ahead.Kumar writes that with burgeoning inflation, widening balance of payment deficit and a weak rupee against the dollar, the demands for goods of conspicuous consumption – including gold, luxury goods and electronic goods with the latest technology – would create its own supply.The tariff barriers raised by the Donald Trump administration and the countermeasures by the Chinese and Indian governments will naturally raise the cost of such goods and “create the required environment for organised crime to enter the fray”. “It should also be kept in mind that organised crime would take over all connected operations since there is a close nexus between organised crime, economic crime, drug trafficking, terrorist activity and money laundering – ultimately resulting in subversion of the democratic political process,” Kumar writes.Noting that banks and financial institutions “are a vital link in facilitating international trade in goods and services”, he warns that they “are also vulnerable to organised crime, drug traffickers, terrorists and white-collar criminals”. Thus, the evolving scenario “needs a coordinated response from the law enforcement agencies to combat organised crime.The political establishment should also recognize that the law enforcement agencies should be well-equipped for greater engagement to give a fitting response”. “For this, their intelligence apparatus, should be upgraded and wherever necessary, with the latest technological tools.It should also be remembered that the effectiveness of any measures taken will succeed only when there is political will and direction to combat this menace,” the author concludes. . The post ‘Nirav Modi-PNB fraud a familiar rerun, not the last’ appeared first on Telangana Today .'

Former British Foreign Secretary Boris defends Brexit plan, ‘row’ silence

Politics Telangana Today


'London : Former British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has admitted that he would need the European Union’s (EU) co-operation to avoid a hard Irish border or crippling tariffs on trade in the event of no deal.In an exclusive interview with the BBC on Monday, the favourite to be next Prime Minister said: “It’s not just up to us.” But he said he did “not believe for a moment” that the UK would leave without a deal, although he was willing to do so.He insisted that it was possible to broker a new deal with the EU before the end of October because the political landscape had changed in the UK and on the continent.After outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May failed to get her Brexit deal through Parliament earlier this year, the date of the UK’s departure for the EU was moved to October 31. “I think actually that politics has changed so much since March 29,” he said, referring to the original Brexit deadline. “I think on both sides of the Channel there’s a really different understanding of what is needed.” Asked about a row he had with his partner, he told the BBC that it was “simply unfair” to involve “loved ones” in the debate.Reports of the argument on June 21 with his girlfriend, Carrie Symonds, dominated headlines over the weekend after the police were called to their address in London.Johnson refused to give more details of the incident, saying: “I do not talk about stuff involving my family, my loved ones… And there’s a very good reason for that.That is that, if you do, you drag them into things that really is… Not fair on them.” The BBC interview comes after Sky News said it would have to cancel a head-to-head debate on Tuesday between Johnson and British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Jeremy Hunt as the former had “so far declined” to take part.Johnson also refused to respond to Hunt’s accusations that he was being a “coward” for avoiding more head-to-head TV debates, promising that if elected he would “govern from the centre right” because the centre “is where you win”. Following a vote on June 20, Hunt and Johnson will now go head-to-head to become the country’s new Prime Minister.The vote resulted in the elimination of Home Secretary Sajid Javid and Environment Secretary Michael Gove.Next month around 160,000 Conservative members will choose the next leader of the Party – and the next Prime Minister.Members will receive their ballots between July 6 and 8, with the new leader expected to be announced in the week beginning July 22. . The post Former British Foreign Secretary Boris defends Brexit plan, ‘row’ silence appeared first on Telangana Today .'

Natarajan appointed as next Director General of Indian Coast Guard

Law and Order Telangana Today

Natarajan was instrumental in giving a fillip to the overall growth of the Coast Guard, post 26/11, in terms of assets and infrastructure development including a dedicated academy.
'New Delhi : Krishnaswamy Natarajan was appointed as the next Director General of the Indian Coast Guard on Tuesday replacing Rajendra Singh, who was the first cadre officer to head the force.Natarajan, the second Coast Guard officer to lead the force, would take over on June 30.He joined the force on January 18, 1984, and holds a Masters Degree in Defence and Strategic Studies from Madras University.Natarajan has held various important Command and Staff appointments, both afloat and ashore.The Flag Officer has commanded all classes of Indian Coast Guard ships, namely Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessel (AOPV) Sangram, Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) Veera, Fast Patrol Vessel (FPV) Kanaklata Barua and Inshore Patrol Vessel (IPV) Chandbibi.The Flag Officer has held the appointments of Chief Staff Officer (Personnel & Administration) at Headquarters Region (East), Chennai and Chief of Staff at Headquarters Region (West), Mumbai.The Officer has also held the appointment of Officer-in-Charge, Coast Guard Training Centre, Kochi.On elevation to the Flag rank in August 2009, he spearheaded the Staff Division of Policy and Plans at the Coast Guard Headquarters as the Deputy Director General (Policy & Plans) till April 2014.Natarajan was instrumental in giving a fillip to the overall growth of the Coast Guard, post 26/11, in terms of assets and infrastructure development including a dedicated academy.The Flag Officer was the Commander of the Coast Guard Region (Andaman & Nicobar) from May 14 – July 2015 and on 27 Jul the same year took over the helm of the Western Region.The Flag Officer was elevated to the rank of Additional Director General on 12 August 2016 and is currently holding the charge of the Coast Guard Commander (Western Seaboard). He is an alumnus of the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington.He has specialized in Search and Rescue as well as Maritime Safety and Port Operations, at the US Coast Guard Reserve Training Centre, Yorktown, Virginia.The Officer is married to Jayanthi Natarajan and the couple is blessed with two children. . The post Natarajan appointed as next Director General of Indian Coast Guard appeared first on Telangana Today .'

Kashmiri cab driver returns tourist’s bag with valuables

Motorsports Telangana Today

Tariq Ahmed, the driver belonging to Shopian district, had taken the family from Bhopal to the famous Aharbal falls four days ago.
'Srinagar: A Kashmiri taxi driver has returned the lost bag of a tourist family containing valuables worth over Rs 10 lakhs in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district, sources said on Tuesday.Tariq Ahmed, the driver belonging to Shopian district, had taken the family from Bhopal to the famous Aharbal falls four days ago.After returning from the trip, the family forgot their bag in the vehicle. “Tariq worked hard to trace the family and finally returned the bag that contained cash, gold and smartphones worth over Rs 10 lakhs,” the Tourism Department sources said, adding that the family has expressed gratitude at Ahmed’s noble and honest gesture. . The post Kashmiri cab driver returns tourist’s bag with valuables appeared first on Telangana Today .'

3 astronauts head to Earth from International Space Station

Space Telangana Today

It is to land in the steppes of Kazakhstan about 3 1/2 hours later.
'Moscow : A Soyuz spacecraft carrying astronauts from Canada, Russia and the United States has undocked from the International Space Station and is headed back to Earth.The Soyuz separated without incident from the orbiting laboratory at 2325 GMT (7:25 p.m.EDT) Monday.It is to land in the steppes of Kazakhstan about 3 1/2 hours later.The capsule is carrying two astronauts who are completing their first flights: Anne McClain of the United States and David Saint-Jacques of Canada.Also aboard is expedition commander Oleg Kononenko, who is ending his fourth space mission.All three spent 204 days in space.Americans Nick Hague and Christina Koch and Russia’s Alexey Ovchinin remain aboard the space station. . The post 3 astronauts head to Earth from International Space Station appeared first on Telangana Today .'