• The Minister of Health and Sports, Malladi Krishnarao, said that the School Games Federation of India has given Puducherry the opportunity to host this year's under-19 boys' basketball tournament. On Thursday, he presented 214 prizes to local Rajiv Gandhi Government English medium school students in regional sports competitions. Speaking on the occasion, a preliminary meeting with principals and gymnasts was held at the YSR International Indoor and GMC Balayogi Stadiums from September 28 to October 2. 29 states, Union Territories, Jawahar Navodaya and Kendriya Vidyalaya almost 34 teams are expected to come to Yanam. An additional Rs 15 lakh rupees spending on accommodation, meals and transportation.