HUBBALLI THURSDAY NOVEMBER 26, 2020 `7.00 PAGES 14 CITY EDITION DIEGO ARMANDO MARADONA. OCTOBER 1960-NOVEMBER 2020 The world of sports and the world in general suffered perhaps the shock of the year: Argentine football great no more DEATH CAUSED BY HEART ATTACK PEOPLE’S CHOICE: THE BEST PLAYER EVER Known the world over for leading his country to victory in the 1986 Mexico World Cup almost single-handedly, Maradona was suffering from various ailments for many years. The latest one saw him undergo brain surgery at a Buenos Aires hospital earlier this month. According to an unnamed source close to him, the cause of his death was heart attack. ■ ■ In a glittering and controversial career, his second goal against England in the 1986 World Cup quarterfinal is widely regarded as the best in the history of the international game. In a poll conducted by FIFA in 2000, Maradona was chosen Player of the Century, pushing Brazil’s Pele to the second spot. 34 GOALS IN 91 MATCHES FOR ARGENTINA. SET UP MORE THAN HE SCORED CHENNAI ■ MADURAI ■ VIJAYAWADA ■ BENGALURU ■ KOCHI ■ HYDERABAD ■ VISAKHAPATNAM ■ COIMBATORE ■ KOZHIKODE ■ THIRUVANANTHAPURAM ■ BELAGAVI ■ BHUBANESWAR ■ SHIVAMOGGA ■ MANGALURU ■ TIRUPATI ■ TIRUCHY ■ TIRUNELVELI ■ SAMBALPUR ■ HUBBALLI ■ DHARMAPURI ■ KOTTAYAM ■ KANNUR ■ VILLUPURAM ■ KOLLAM ■ WARANGAL ■ TADEPALLIGUDEM ■ NAGAPATTINAM ■ THRISSUR ■ KALABURAGI Will complete term as CM, signals BSY NO CALM BEFORE THE STORM 1.21 lakh people given shelter at 1,370 relief camps in TN 1.21 lakh people, including 22,466 children evacuated EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE @ Mysuru AMID on-and-off talk of a change of guard in the state, CM B S Yediyurappa on Wednesday sought to send out a clear message that he will complete his term in office. Yediyurappa told reporters that reconstruction of the famous Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple at Mudukuthore in Mysuru district, will be completed within the next two years, during his tenure as CM. He announced `10 crore for the temple project and promised additional funds in the second phase. Yediyurappa, who is on a three-day tour of Mysuru and Chamarajanagar to launch various development works, also said the party top brass will give its nod for cabinet expansion in next two days. P4 D K SHIVAKUMAR APPEARS BEFORE CBI The KPCC chief said he will fully cooperate with the agency, which summoned him in a disproprortionate assets case | P4 Karnataka braces for Nivar impact, alert in some parts EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE @ Chennai IT has been a nail-biter, as the severe cyclonic storm Nivar kept shifting its movement and patter ns throughout Wednesday, keeping public and disaster-management officials waiting in anticipation. It weakened and gained intensity on multiple occasions, and is expected to make a landf a l l p o s t We d n e s d ay midnight. At 8.30 pm on Wednesday, the storm was about 80 km east-southeast of Cuddalore, and about 160 km away from Chennai. It was moving northwestward at 14 kmph. Heavy to very heavy rainfall has been predicted in the Delta districts, northern parts of the State including Chennai, and in Puducherry . By 10.30 pm, according to the officials, the storm will intensify and wind speeds exceeding 120 kmph, gusting to 145 kmph, can be felt during the landfall. Cuddalore received the highest rainfall ahead of the cyclone, at 98 mm, followed by Puducherry at 82 mm, and Chennai Under-construction seawall struck by rising tides E X P R E S S N E W S S E R V I C E @ Bengaluru/Mysuru Fire officials rescue people affected by the flood due to incessant rains at Velacherry in Chennai on Wednesday | ASHWIN PRASATH and Karaikal at 69 mm each. Several areas of Chennai witnessed waterlogging despite high-technology machinery being deployed to clear out blocks. Low-lying areas and former lake-beds that have now turned into habitations witnessed flooding. The airport was shut for 12 hours and small aircraft were moved to safer spots. Even before the actual storm hit, the city lost 80 trees to rain and strong winds. “A total of 1.21 lakh persons belonging to 34,389 families have been given shelter in 1,370 relief camps in Delta districts,” said minister RB Udhayakumar, who met the media late in the evening. “Two Naval ships have been roped in from Visakhapatnam, and are stationed off Tamil Nadu coasts, to deal with emergencies.” The minister said that 1.89 per cent of cellphone towers in the State have been affected by rains. CONTINUED ON: P5 WITH Cyclone Nivar headed for the Tamil Nadu coast, most parts of south-interior and coastal Karnataka are expected to receive rainfall for the next two days and also witness a dip in temperature. Speaking about Karnataka’s preparedness, CM B S Yediyurappa said that the government has taken all precautionary measures as heavy rain is expected in Bengaluru and neighbouring districts. “I have directed the district authorities to take all necessary measures. An alert has been sounded in a few places while rescue and relief personnel have been placed on standby he said. ,” The India Meteorological Department has issued a yellow alert for Bengaluru Urban, Bengaluru Rural, Kolar, Chikkaballapur, Mandya and Tumkuru districts on November 25 and 26. Meanwhile, the South Western Railways has cancelled two trains originating from Bengaluru to Chennai on Thursday . Congress loses its best backroom crisis manager R I C H A S H A R M A @ New Delhi AHMED Patel’s demise couldn’t have come at a worse time for the Congress, which is struggling to deal with the revolt by a group of veteran leaders seeking radical changes in the party. His death could, however, pave the way for organisational and generational changes in the party . Patel, 71, who passed away in a Gurugram hospital on Wednesday Ahmed Patel Aug 21, 1949 Nov 25, 2020 following complications related to Covid-19, was known for his political acumen to take everyone, including the warring young P9 and old guard, together.
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