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The Indian Wells Tournament has Djokovic on the entry list



(AP) INDIAN WELLS, Calif. – Novak Djokovic, the world number one, has entered the BNP Paribas Open in California, where he will be required to take a vaccine.

Djokovic was held and later deported from Australia for failing to meet the country’s strict vaccination standards. He remained unvaccinated against COVID-19 as of last month. Last month, he was unable to defend his Australian Open title.

Djokovic needed a visa exemption to enter Australia, so he submitted a positive test from Serbia on Dec. 16 for a visa exemption, claiming he had recently recovered from the illness. But the Australian authorities cancelled his visa and deported him.

Vaccination against COVID-19 is not required on the ATP or WTA tours. According to the CDC, non-US citizens must be completely vaccinated before flying into the United States. When flying to the United States, travellers must produce proof of COVID-19 recovery or a negative COVID-19 test result. There are a few exclusions.

Djokovic has won Indian Wells five times but hasn’t competed there since 2019. Since November’s Davis Cup in Madrid, he hasn’t played a match.

This month, Djokovic will compete in a tournament in Dubai.

From March 7 to March 20, fans attending Indian Wells must confirm complete vaccination.

Rafael Nadal and Ash Barty, the champions of the Australian Open, are at the top of the list of entries revealed on Wednesday.

Three-time winner Nadal returns to the desert for the first time since 2019. Due to a foot ailment, he was unable to participate in last year’s event, which was rescheduled for October. In Australia, he won his record-breaking 21st Grand Slam title.

Australian Open finalist Daniil Medvedev, No. 3 Alexander Zverev, No. 4 Stefanos Tsitsipas, and reigning winner Cameron Norrie join Nadal in the men’s bracket.

This year, top-ranked Barty has already won two titles.

Defending champion Paula Badosa, No. 2 Aryna Sabalenka, 2021 French Open winner Barbora Krejcikova, No. 4 Karolina Pliskova, and Australian Open finalist Danielle Collins are all in the women’s tournament. Leylah Fernandez, Emma Raducanu, and Coco Gauff, all teenagers, return to the desert for the second time.

Winners of the qualifying and wild-card rounds will fill the remaining spaces in the draw.

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Cutting-Edge CCTV System Strengthens Taloja Central Jail’s Security



Taloja Central Jail Strengthened with Modern CCTV System to Boost Safety.

The System

A total of 451 CCTV cameras have been installed at Taloja Central Jail as a key step towards improving security and surveillance in order to avoid inmate conflicts and misbehavior. Amitabh Gupta, Maharashtra State’s Inspector General of Prisons and Correctional Services and Additional Director General of Police, presided over the sophisticated CCTV system’s inauguration on Monday. Superintendent Pramod Wagh of Taloja Jail, Yogesh Desai, Deputy Inspector General of Prisons, South Division Byculla, Mumbai-8, and other authorities were also present.

The installation, which was done in two stages, started out with 331 CCTVs that were outfitted with modern technology to monitor the movements and activities of prisoners. In the next stage, the remaining cameras will be placed. AI technology is included into these cutting-edge cameras to improve their surveillance capabilities.

Amitabh Gupta spoke to the group and underlined the value of these CCTV cameras in stopping prisoner misconduct and guaranteeing efficient inmate supervision. It is anticipated that the technology would reduce misbehavior and enhance Taloja Jail’s general security protocols.

Furthermore, with continued installation efforts, Taloja Jail has added fifteen additional video conferencing devices to let convicts communicate with their families. In order to bolster prison security, a body scanning machine has also been installed, which facilitates comprehensive inmate searches.

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On The Sukhapur To New Panvel Route, Commuters Suffer From Potholes



The Adai Circle area’s roadways have suffered greatly from heavy rains, creating large potholes that are now a major hazard for travelers. Large potholes causing traffic congestion and car damage have made the section of road under the Panvel Municipal Corporation’s (PMC) authority from Sukhapur to New Panvel especially problematic.

The worsening road conditions have been a source of irritation for commuters heading towards Panvel from the Nere Dhodhani, Akurli, Harigram, and Morbe regions. Due to the uneven surface created by the difference between the lower tarred road and the recently built cement concrete road, cars must drive more cautiously, which lengthens travel times and frequently causes traffic bottlenecks during peak hours.

A commuter from the area said, “The potholes are not only slowing down traffic but also causing damage to vehicles.” “It’s becoming increasingly difficult to navigate through this area, especially during office rush hours.”

The Panvel Municipal Corporation is being urged by locals and commuters to act quickly to fix the potholes and restore smooth travel on this important route.

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The Ecological Balance Of The Mangrove Zones Of Navi Mumbai Is Threatened By Illegal Godowns



Illegal godowns threaten Navi Mumbai’s ecological balance in mangrove zones.

The Godowns

Illegal godowns built by filling them with waste pose a severe danger to Navi Mumbai’s delicate mangrove zones. In addition to upsetting the natural equilibrium, this illegal practice increases the likelihood of flooding during periods of high precipitation.

According to reports, there is a rising tendency of land grabpers encroaching on mangroves and filling them with garbage to make way for unlicensed warehouses, such as coal and scrap godowns, to establish flat areas. Vital drainage systems in the Thane Belapur region are under risk due to the fast encroachment of areas like Sanpada, Juinagar, and Nerul.

The way in which the authorities have handled these crimes is being scrutinized; concerns have been made concerning the illicit generation of considerable income and the delivery of energy to these godowns. Fears about Navi Mumbai’s long-term effects on the ecology and infrastructure are voiced by concerned individuals.

The urgent necessity for action to safeguard mangrove ecosystems has been emphasized by the Forest Department, which has elevated the matter to CIDCO. This urgent environmental situation will be discussed at the conference tomorrow, highlighting how vital it is to protect Navi Mumbai’s natural legacy.

“We have sent a detailed report to CIDCO and it will be discussed in detail during a meeting,” a Forest Department Officer stated.

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