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Five things to watch out for today

Tunia Cherian | Updated on: Nov 01, 2016
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President Pranab Mukherjee is to begin a three-day state visit to Nepal today. This will be the first by an Indian head of state in 18 years to the neighbouring country. A high-level delegation will accompany him during the visit. Apart from his engagements in capital Kathmandu, Mukherjee will also visit Jankapur and Pokhara.

The Indian team for the upcoming Test series against England commencing on November 9 will be selected in Mumbai today. Fit-again pacer Ishant Sharma is likely to make a comeback to the team.

Karnataka will extend ₹6.24 per kg support price for onion in the market. The move is expected to be a major relief for onion growers reeling under a price crash. The government would begin procurement from today through Agriculture Produces Marketing Federation and the state government, which has already released ₹50 crore for the purpose.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is to unveil a visual model of a project to develop in phases 5 km of riverfront along the Yamuna on Wednesday. According to tourism minister Kapil Mishra, the riverfront, upstream of Wazirabad in North Delhi, will be developed at an estimated cost of Rs 200 crore. Under the first phase, boating and canoeing facilities will be provided to people.

The International Conference on Climate Change, Water, Agriculture and Food Security’ (ICCCWAFS-2016) will open in Hyderabad today. Noted professors, agricultural scientists and environmentalists are expected at the conference to be held at ICRISAT.

Published on January 15, 2018

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