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Rahul Dravid all set to take over as full-time coach of Indian cricket team



Rahul Dravid

India’s batting stalwart Rahul Dravid is all set to take over as the national cricket team’s head coach following the T20 World Cup in the UAE, having agreed to the BCCI’s offer after initial reluctance.

“Yes, Rahul has agreed to coach the Indian team till 2023 World Cup. Initially, he was reluctant but it is understood that president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah had a meeting with Rahul on the sidelines of the IPL final where they were able to convince him,” a BCCI official told PTI on conditions of anonymity.

“It won’t be an interim role,” he added.

Dravid’s trusted lieutenant Paras Mhambrey is expected to be the bowling coach while Vikram Rathour is likely to continue as batting coach.

However, it is understood that the BCCI will nonetheless give an advertisement for the position to ensure that due process is followed.

Having seen Ravi Shastri achieve a lot of success, the BCCI was always keen on appointing an Indian coach but there were only a few of stature.

One former Indian captain and stalwart had already refused to become the coach in the current team set-up as Virat Kohli still remains the Test and ODI captain.

It is learnt that bigger names were wary of coaching a team where Kohli had mostly called the shots till the Australia tour earlier this year. The dynamics have changed ever since as the team out-maneuvered a stronger Australia in the absence of Kohli, who was on paternity leave at that time.

Shastri was in charge of the team at a fee of Rs 8.5 crore and it is understood that BCCI is offering Dravid a significant hike, which will be more than his NCA remuneration as well as Shastri’s current pay cheque.

The basic idea behind having the Dravid-Mhambrey combination in the Indian team set-up is to ensure that in another two years, when the transition of this team happens, the changing of nucleus is smooth.

“Rohit will be 35 next year, Virat is days away from his 33rd birthday. Apart from them Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, and Ajinkya Rahane are all fantastic players but at some point during next two years, they will be phased out.

“The players who are set to come in are mostly from the U-19 set-up. So it’s imperative that Dravid is appointed,” the source said.


JMC Mayor appeals General public to come forward and take benefits of Medical camps




The Mayor of Jammu Chander Mohan Gupta has appeal to the general public, especially the women folk, to come forward and take full benefits of medical camps being organized by Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS).

Interacting with the locals after inaugurated ICDS medical camp at Anaganwadi centre in Shiv Nagar area Jammu, the Mayor said that all the councillors of Jammu Municipal Corporation in collaboration with other allied department are committed to provide best possible amenities to the inhabitants irrespective of any caste, creed or religion. He said that the municipal Councillor have been carrying this campaign for the last over three years since the establishment of JMC.

Mr. Gupta said that he had talked to Commissioner JMC, who is also CEO of Jammu Smarty City Ltd., to take necessary measures under Jammu Smart City Project so that Anaganwadi centers functioning within the limits of the JMC be upgraded and modernized.

Today, especial medical checkup camp was organized at Shiv Nagar Jammu with an object to provide best possible medical facilities to the needy & downtrodden families. The Mayor was accompanied by Mr. Surinder Chowdhary Councillor of ward no. 29 and Mr. Devinder Katoch, Joint Director, ICDS, Madam Akansha Kalsotra Child Development Project Officer Jammu alongwith other field staff of the department.


Doctors and Para Medical staff from Health Department thoroughly conducted medical checkup and provided free medicines to the persons. Madam Kamla Gupta, Mr. Ved Sharma, Mr. Naseev Raj, Mr. Balvinder Kumar, Mr. Kushan Verma, Mr. Shamsher Singh & other prominent inhabitants of Shiv Nagar, Rajpura & its adjoining localities were also present on the occasion.

Officers of department apprised the Mayor that under “Poshan Abhiyan”, the ICDS has continuously been organizing medical camps especially for the ladies from 15 to 49 age group & their thorough medical checkup is being conducted by the team of Doctors for their Anemia deduction & free medical treatment. Necessary medicines & other allied amenities are being provided free of cost to them, they added.

In today camp, children from age group 0-6 years have also been thoroughly checked up for their height & weight deduction & free medical treatment, necessary medicines were also provided to them. Besides, on the request of the general public a special camp for preparation of Aadhar Cards of persons belonging to any age group has also been started at this site.

The Mayor also supervised a plantation drive conducted within the premises of Anaganwadi centre at Shiv Nagar where a large numbers of ornamental & seasonal saplings were planted at the vacant area in order to maintain eco friendly atmosphere in and around the locality.

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With Snowfall Tourists Reaching Kashmir see the Sight of Paradise




With the snowfall in Kashmir, tourist places have become buzzing. Many tourists are arriving in the valleys of Gulmarg, Sonamarg and Pahalgam for fun. This has also opened the doors of employment for the local people. Let us tell you that according to the government data, 1.27 lakh tourists visited the valley in November this year. With the snowfall two days ago, the influx of tourists has increased further.

Gulmarg, a world-famous tourist destination called the valley’s crown, is covered with a white sheet of snow. Thousands of tourists are reaching here to see the beautiful plaintiffs and enjoy the snow. Locals and tourists from every corner of the country are coming and capturing the sight of nature in cameras and mobiles. Some are taking a gondola tour, some enjoy a sledge ride while some enjoy the ATV.

An official of the tourism department said that around two thousand tourists were coming to Gulmarg every day for the past few weeks, including locals and people from outside the state. But since two days this number has increased. After the snowfall, tourists have turned to Gulmarg and other tourist places. Talking about Gulmarg, this number has reached close to three thousand.

In charge of Gulmarg Gandola, Shaukat Ahmed said that the season has been going well for the last three-four months. Here, two to three thousand people are riding the gondola right now. Along with this, people are also enjoying the sledge ride. More tourists are expected in the coming days. Said that we are fully prepared, the effort is that any tourist who comes will be given better facilities as per the government’s instructions. Covid protocol is being followed.

Let us tell you that the gondola ride in Gulmarg is one of the most breathtaking to see the stunning views of the snow-capped mountains. It is the highest and longest ropeway in Asia. The gondola starts from Gulmarg and travels to the mountains at 13000 feet above sea level. Unfortunately, tourism and business have been affected due to covid in the last two years, and it is expected that now it will be compensated.

Amish Mahajan, Content Writer, JK Media 

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Jammu: Unidentified Body Recovered from Tawi




An unidentified male body was retrieved from Tawi on Tuesday. Police and SDRF team, on getting information, swung into action and brought the body out of the water.

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The person has not been identified yet, but the person’s age was around 50 years as per the sources.

A case has been registered, and an investigation is underway.

Amish Mahajan, Content Writer, JK Media 

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