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‘Maharashtra State Under-13 Open and Girls FIDE Rating Selection Chess Championship’ ends today

There were no major upsets on first day after as seeded players sailed through in the first two rounds of Maharashtra State Under 13 Open & Girls FIDE Rating Selection Chess Championship 2022 organised by Chess Association Nagpur in association with G.H. Raisoni Sports and Cultural Foundation and Kalpana Prakash Welfare Foundation which coomenced at G H Raisoni Institute of Engineering & Technology College, Shraddha park ,Near MIDC Police Station, Hingna- Wadi Link Road Nagpur.

The Championship was inaugurated by Chief Guest and Arjuna & Dronacharya Awardee Sports Icon of Nagpur City Shri Vijay Munishwar jointly with Guest of Honour Shri Hemant Gandhi, Hon Secretary, Vidarbha Cricket Association by playing moves on Chess Board with each other at the Inauguration Function held on 2nd October 2022. Dr. Mrunal Naik, Project Head, Raisoni Group and Shri Amit Gandhare, PRO, Raisoni Group were prominently present on the occasion. Adv. Nishant Gandhi, President, Chess Association, Nagpur welcomed the Chief Guest Shri Munishwar whereas Guest of Honour Shri Hemant Gandhi was welcomed by Shri Bhushan Shriwas, Secretary, Chess Association Nagpur & Kalpana Prakash Welfare Foundation. The programme was compered by Shri S.S.Soman who introduced the guests and also proposed vote of thanks. Girish Vyas, ex-MLC and Vice President, Maharashtra Chess Association also visited the tournament venue and extended his good wishes to players.

The Championship is being held from 2nd to 4th October 2022 under the Aegis of Maharashtra Chess Association and All India Chess Federation and is a FIDE Rating Chess Championship. The Championship has attracted 155 participants (85 FIDE Rated) in Open Group and 65 participants (27 FIDE Rated) in Girls Group from all over the Districts of Maharashtra. Total Prizes amounting to Rs. 25000/- are at stake beside attractive Trophies and Medals. Being a FIDE Rating event there is Golden Opportunity for unrated players to become International Rated players. Overwhelmed with the huge response, the organisers have decided to give additional 3 trophies each for Best Under-11, Best Under-9 and Best Under-7 players who finish beyond main prize list in both the groups.

An Organising Committee headed by Adv. Nishant Gandhi, Organising Secretary Shri Bhushan Shriwas, MCA Tournament Committee Member Shri S.S.Soman and Organising Committee Members Shri Prayas Ambade, Shri Prathamesh Machave alongwith the Officials of Chess Association Nagpur, G.H.Raisoni Sports and Cultural Foundation and Kalpana Prakash Welfare Foundation are working for successful organization of event. Dr. Mrunal Naik, Project Head, Raisoni Group, Dr. Vivek Kapoor, Director, Raisoni Group and Shri Amit Gandhare, PRO, Raisoni Group have extended their co-operation for the event.

IA Ajinkya Pingale will be the Chief Arbiter assisted by Deputy Arbiter IA Deepak Chavan, SNA Amit Tembhurne, SNA Swati Kumbhalkar, SNA Uday Vagere, Sagar Sakhare, Shyam Agrawal, Prayas Ambade, Prathmesh Machave and Deep Jure.

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India vs Australia Border-Gavaskar Test to begin in Nagpur from Feb 9

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Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur

The first test of Border-Gavaskar Test would be played at VCA, Jamtha Stadium in Nagpur between February 9 and 13, 2023…

The first test would be played at Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA), Jamtha Stadium in Nagpur between February 9 and 13, 2023.

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The Australia tour of India for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy would kickstart in Nagpur from the February 9th of February next year. The first test would be played at Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) Jamtha Stadium in Nagpur between February 9 and 13, 2023 and next three test matches in Delhi, Dharamshala and Ahmedabad. This will also be the last edition of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, which will be a four-match Test series feature. 

Australia’s tour of India will conclude with three ODIs in Mumbai (March 17), Visakhapatnam (March 19) and Chennai (March 22) leading into the next season of the IPL.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) also announced the schedule for the upcoming home series against Sri Lanka and New Zealand.

India Home Season 2023 Schedule

Indian Home Series T20Is versus Sri Lanka: 1st T20I (Jan 3, Mumbai)

2nd T20I (Jan 5, Pune)

3rd T20I (Jan 7, Rajkot)

ODIs vs Sri Lanka: 1st ODI (Jan 10, Guwahati)

2nd ODI (Jan 12, Kolkata)

3rd ODI (Jan 15; Trivandrum)

ODIs versus New Zealand: 1st ODI (Jan 18, Hyderabad)

2nd ODI (Jan 21, Raipur)

3rd ODI (Jan 24, Indore)

T20Is versus NZ: 1st T20I (Jan 27, Ranchi)

2nd T20I (Jan 29, Lucknow)

3rd T20I (Feb 1; Ahmedabad)

Tests versus Australia: 1st Test (Feb 9-13; Nagpur)

2nd Test (Feb 17-21; Delhi) 

3rd Test (Mar 1-5; Dharamsala)

4th Test (Mar 9-13; Ahmedabad) 

ODIs vs Australia: 1st ODI (Mar 17; Mumbai)

2nd ODI (Mar 19; Vizag) 

3rd ODI (Mar 22; Chennai)

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Samruddhi Mahamarg in pictures: A closer look at the Mumbai-Nagpur Expressway

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Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur

Samruddhi Mahamarg or Mumbai-Nagpur Super Communication Expressway, officially named as Hindu Hrudaysamrat Balasaheb Thackeray Maharashtra Samruddhi Mahamarg, is a 701-km-long stretch of highway that will help in the development of Marathwada and Vidarbha regions that would be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 11 in Nagpur.

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While the expressway as of now is ready for 520 km, the remaining 181 km stretch of highway would be ready by 2024 that will connect Shirdi and Mumbai and will end in Bhiwandi district. The eight-lane expressway is being built by the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation at the estimated cost of ₹55,000 crore approximately.

Reportedly, vehicles can drive at a speed of 150 kmph on the expressway, the route of which would pass through 14 districts, six talukas and 392 villages in Maharashtra.

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Samruddhi Mahamarg: All you need to know | Nagpur-Mumbai Super Communication Expressway

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Avani Arya | Reporter : Shamanand Tayde | Nagpur

Samruddhi Mahamarg or Nagpur-Mumbai Super Communication Expressway will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 11, 2022 in Nagpur. The first phase (502 km) will connect Nagpur – Shirdi. The project was first announced in 2015 and land acquisition began in July 2017. Watch the video to know everything about Samruddhi Mahamarg.

Script by – Shamanand Tayde

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