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Chipi airport opens, Nagpur ODI, and other news in pictures

5.15 p.m.

Chipi-Parule airport inaugurated

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadanvis inaugurated the Chipi-Parule airport at Sindhudurg district in Konkan region. Chipi airport has been built at a cost of about ₹520 crore. The newly-constructed terminal building has a capacity to handle 400 passengers per hour with an annual passenger capacity of about 10 lakh.

4:00 p.m.

Australia’s spinners strike

05/03/2019: Glenn Maxwell celebrates the dismissal of Shikhar Dhawan in the 2nd ODI at Vidharbha Cricket Association stadium in Nagpur Tuesday.

05/03/2019: Glenn Maxwell celebrates the dismissal of Shikhar Dhawan in the 2nd ODI at Vidharbha Cricket Association stadium in Nagpur Tuesday.
 
| Photo Credit: Vivek Bendre


 

In the second ODI at Nagpur, Virat Kohli held firm for India as the Australian spinners picked up regular wickets. Glenn Maxwell removed Shikhar Dhawan before Nathan Lyon and Adam Zampa didn’t allow the Indian middle order to settle.

2:00 pm

Kim Jong-un returns home after failed nuclear diplomacy

In this March 5, 2019, photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un waves at a gathering at Pyongyang station as he returned home from Vietnam on Tuesday.

In this March 5, 2019, photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un waves at a gathering at Pyongyang station as he returned home from Vietnam on Tuesday.
 
| Photo Credit: AP


 

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un returned home on Tuesday after travelling two-and-a-half days by train from Vietnam, where his high-stakes nuclear summit with President Donald Trump ended without any agreement.

The Trump-Kim summit broke down mainly because of disputes over the extent of sanctions relief the North could win in return for its nuclear disarmament steps.

Both Washington and Pyongyang blame each other for the summit’s breakdown, but neither side says they would pull out of diplomacy.

The crowd welcoming Mr. Kim at Pyongyang’s railway station gave shouts of joy and loud hurrahs upon his return, the Korean Central News Agency reported.

12:45 pm

Animals at Mysuru Zoo stay cool

Water sprinklers have been introduced in almost all enclosures at the Mysuru zoo in view of summer.

Water sprinklers have been introduced in almost all enclosures at the Mysuru zoo in view of summer.  
| Photo Credit: M.A. Sriram


 

Thanks to the steps taken by the authorities at the Mysore Zoo, animals are staying cool this summer. The moated enclosures of all large animals are equipped with water sprinklers and jets.

11:00 am

Car festival in Rameswaram

Devotees pulling the 'ther' (temple car) of Sri Ramanathaswamy temple in Rameswaram on Tuesday.

Devotees pulling the ‘ther’ (temple car) of Sri Ramanathaswamy temple in Rameswaram on Tuesday.
 
| Photo Credit: L. Balachandar


 

The pilgrim island wore a festive look on Tuesday as thousands of sadhus and pilgrims, mostly from north India, thronged Sri Ramanathaswamy Temple on the occasion of Mahasivaratri.

The Mahasivaratri festival, culminated for the Mahasivaratri on the ninth day on Monday with the car procession of Lord Ramanathaswamy, his divine consort Parvathavardhini Ambal, Lord Vinayaga, Lord Subramania and Chandigeswarar.

9:15 a.m.

China sets robust growth target

Chinese President Xi Jinping (foreground left) and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (foreground right) look as they arrive at the opening session of the China's National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 5, 2019.

Chinese President Xi Jinping (foreground left) and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (foreground right) look as they arrive at the opening session of the China’s National People’s Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 5, 2019.
 
| Photo Credit:
AP


 

China’s top economic official announced a robust annual growth target and a 7.5% rise in military spending on Tuesday as its ceremonial legislature opened a session overshadowed by a tariff war with Washington.

In a bid to defuse U.S. and European trade complaints, Premier Li Keqiang promised in a speech to the National People’s Congress that foreign companies would be “treated as equals” with Chinese enterprises.

Mr. Li set this year’s growth target at 6 to 6.5%, reflecting official determination to shore up a cooling economy and prevent politically dangerous job losses in the face of U.S. tariff hikes and weaker global demand. It is off slightly from last year’s 6.6% growth, a three-decade low, but would be among the world’s strongest if achieved.

 

8:15 a.m.

Leading Minister resigns over scandal that threatens Trudeau

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks as his security detail stands behind him as protesters yell from the crowd during a Liberal Climate Action Rally in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks as his security detail stands behind him as protesters yell from the crowd during a Liberal Climate Action Rally in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
 
| Photo Credit:
Reuters


 

A leading Cabinet Minister in Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government resigned on Monday, becoming the second Minister to step down over a scandal that has shaken the government in an election year.

Treasury Board president Jane Philpott, considered a star Minister, said in a resignation letter that it was “untenable” for her to continue in the Cabinet because she lost confidence and could not defend the government.

(With inputs from Agencies)

Source: thehindu.com

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