An unbeaten 250 by Nellorean Ashwin Hebbar in Cooch Behar Trophy

A record unbeaten 359-run partnership for the third wicket between the Nellore opener Ashwin Hebbar (unbeaten 250) and R Surajpreetam (unbeaten 164), helped Andhra Pradesh take a first innings lead against Odisha on the fourth and final day of the Cooch Behar Trophy 2013/14 Plate-B tournament at Ravenshaw ground in Cuttack between 22nd-25th Dec 2013.

Ashwin Hebbar - Cricketer from Nellore

Their partnership took the team’s total to 475 registering a first innings lead of 178 runs. Andhra Pradesh got three points while Odisha got just one point on the basis of the first innings lead.
Ashwin is the state under 19 cricket team captain. His unbeaten 250 is the highest score of the Cooch Behar Tournament.

Flemingo Festival attracts huge crowds near Sullurupeta in Nellore

Flamingo festival at Sullurpeta, Nellore attracted huge crowds this year. The festival is held every year when the migratory birds arrive at their winter destination here, from all around the country and also from places as far as Siberia.

Nellore district forest officials have been taking census of the migratory birds at both the locations on a daily basis. As of now, there are more than 58,000 migratory birds in Pulicat lake area and 8000 in Nelapattu bird sanctuary.

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Nelapattu bird sanctuary is buzzing with with the birds especially the Grey Pelicans, Open billed Storks, Little Cormorants and Oriental White Ibis. Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary has about 13000 Grey Pelicans and 2000 each of Open Billed Stork, Little Cormorant and Oriental White Ibis.

However, the migratory bird population at Pulicat Lake seems to have gone down this year due to shortage of water in the Lake. Pulicat lake is home to the famous Greater Flamingoes apart from 35 other varieties of birds. There are 17,000 Flamingoes, 1150 Pond Herons, 2700 Painted Storks, 3600 Little Egrets, 3700 Cattle Egrets, 4000 Little Stints, 1000 River Terns, 1500 Common Coots, 3500 Northern Shovelers, 2000 Spot Bills and 3000 Pin Tailed Snipe apart from different local varieties in Pulicat lake area.

Jagannadh rath yatra by ISKCON in Nellore

ISKCON Mandir, Nellore is organizing the Jagannadh Rath Yatra on January 18. The yatra will start from Sri Talpagiri Ranganadha Swamy Temple and end at Kasturi Devi Gardens. ISKCON is making the necessary arrangements for the convenience of devotees taking part in the yatra.

jagannath ratha yatra nellore