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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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Concerns Are Raised By A Neglected Area Outside The East Exit Of Vashi Station By Passengers



A neglected area outside vashi station was the issue of concern.

The Issue

While most commuters get off the subway facing the Vashi station’s Raghu Leela side, a sizable portion of travelers also use the station’s eastern side to get towards Sanpada. The neglected state of the outlying lands outside the station on this side has drawn the attention of locals and commuters alike.

Several complaints have been made by commuters, who list numerous problems with the area. Under all that debris, they noticed that wiring and plastic tubing were left unsecured, and there was a pedestrian bench.

A daily commuter stated, “Authorities have turned a blind eye to this problem even though it’s right under their nose. This side does not receive heavy footfall like the other side of Vashi station does one is concerned about the aesthetics of this area.”

“My son studies at Father Agnel High School and my office is in Vashi. When we pass by this area in the morning, I have noticed slabs that have caved in; this has become a hazard for people walking here,” a Sanpada resident remarked. Additionally, there is an overabundance of bushes and plants next to a bench that was supposed to serve as sitting. A renovation is desperately needed in the area.

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As The Lok Sabha Elections Draw Near, The Navi Mumbai Police Are On Guard



The Navi Mumbai Police has stepped up its efforts to maintain peace and order as the Lok Sabha elections get closer. The police have sprang into action with the adoption of the Code of Conduct, organizing six teams to target illegal activity within the municipal borders.

Preventive action has been taken against 270 people, and 663 guns belonging to license holders have been gathered, according to Special Branch Deputy Commissioner Prashant Mohite. Given the presence of political personalities and activists with criminal records in the city, this proactive strategy tries to avert any problems during the elections.

A total of 270 people have been subject to preventative action under Sections 107 and 110 since the Code of Conduct’s inception. Six people with criminal backgrounds have already been removed from the city and district, and the police are aggressively seeking more. In addition, there are currently 15 to 20 more culprits to find and prosecute.

The enforcement of the code of conduct will be handled by a specialized squad that will concentrate on transportation, illicit liquor manufacture, and drugs. In Kamothe and Panvel city, code infractions have already resulted in the registration of cases.

Navi Mumbai Police will be augmented by forces from the Central Reserve Force and Home Guard to strengthen security during the elections. People are urged to report any anomalies using the Election Commission’s C-Vigil app or the police, and Deputy Commissioner Prashant Mohite promises that concerns will be handled quickly.

As part of its efforts to suppress illicit activity, the police have recovered 3409 liters of booze valued at Rs 3.54 lakh in addition to large amounts of narcotics including MD, LSD, ganja, and charas. In addition, 23 distinct kinds of firearms have been seized, demonstrating the police’s dedication to guaranteeing a secure and impartial voting procedure.

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Dry Coconut Tree Leaves And Other Trash Cover The Footpath In Sanpada



The Sanpada residents expressed frustration over tree leaves & trash covered on footpaths.

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The deteriorating state of the footpath along the Palm Beach bridge, which is close to the NMMC garden plot, has disappointed the residents of Sector 13, Sanpada. In Sanpada, on the other side of the nullah. Now it’s just a dump on the path. Garbage, dried coconut tree leaves, and other stuff are merely laying there while people go by, demonstrating the authorities’ indifference.

Residents have reported that dried leaves, trash, and abandoned objects have been visible along the path for over a month. They have also mentioned that men urinate oneself close to the walkway because it is relatively empty after dusk.

“I pass by this area every day; the palms from the coconut trees on this small garden plot of NMMC have fallen on the footpath for quite some time and no effort has been made to send sanitation workers to pick them up and take them away,” said Sayali Rathore, a resident of Sector 13, Sanpada.

Locals have voiced their concerns over why, despite having sufficient staff to address the issue, local pockets in less-frequented regions are becoming untidy and messy, given that Navi Mumbai is the third cleanest city in India.

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