BELAGAVI FRIDAY NOVEMBER 27, 2020 `7.00 PAGES 18 LATE CITY EDITION INDIA TO GET CUSTODY OF TAHAWWUR RANA SOON The extradition process of the co-conspirator of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks will begin in January, US told India 12TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ATTACK ON MUMBAI This was conveyed to India on the 12th anniversary of the attack on Thursday. Pakistani-Canadian doctor Rana, 59, is serving a 14-year-prison sentence in a Los Angeles prison in connection with another terror plot. It was on November 26, 2008, that 10 members of Lashkar-e-Toiba carried out 12 coordinated attacks in Mumbai. At least 174 died and 300 were wounded | P9 ■ 174 WE WILL NEVER FORGET, SAY TWITTERATI On the 12th anniversary, several celebrities took to Twitter, saying “We will never forget”. Ratan Tata, who was heading the Tata Group at the time and ensured the Taj Mahal hotel’s restoration despite massive destruction to property, wrote: “The wanton destruction that took place 12 years ago will never be forgotten” CASUALTIES IN THE 26/11 ATTACK BY PAK-SPONSORED TERRORISTS IN 2008 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 LIMPING BACK TO NORMAL Chennai: Buses and trains, that had remained suspended for two days in seven districts, resumed operations on Thursday. The city airport also opened up after a 14-hour closure, at 9 am. The Chennai port said shipping service will resume later in the day Barricades can’t stop farmers Water cannons no match for their resolve to reach Delhi, register protest H A R P R E E T B A J W A @ Chandigarh Calm after storm as Sun shines over Puducherry EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE @ Chennai/Puducherry IT was a narrow miss for Puducherry and parts of Tamil Nadu, as Cyclone Nivar crossed the shores on Thursday morning after having caused minimal damage to life and property The rains stopped around 6 . am and a few hours later, there was bright sunshine over the region, bringing people out on roads. While Puducherry government has sought an interim relief package of `50 crore from the Centre to deal with the damages, Tamil Nadu has not made any demands so far. As per its preliminary assessments, the UT claimed they suffered losses worth `400 crore. Heavy rainfall triggered by the cyclone submerged 9,400 hectares of crops in northern districts of Tamil Nadu. Officials swiftly began work to save P7 the crops. K’taka under wet blanket for two more days B O S K Y K H A N N A @ Bengaluru WITH Cyclone Nivar turning into a depression, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday forecast rainfall across Karnataka for the next two days while warning that this winter will be intense and prolonged. There will also be a further dip in temperatures. The IMD has asked citizens to be cautious and careful of the changing temperatures and rainfall and the ailments associated with it even as the Covid-19 panP7 demic rages on. THERE was plenty of action on the Punjab-Haryana interstate border on Thursday with Punjab farmers beginning their two-day ‘Delhi Chalo’ agitation, as they broke through barricades on the Haryana side and pushed ahead despite the police using water cannons and tear gas to stop their onward march. The face-off at all entry points along the interstate border was anticipated, as Haryana has a BJP-led coalition government, and the ‘Delhi Chalo’ agitation is against a bunch of farm laws the Modi government at the Centre steamrolled in Parliament. To start with, farmers broke the barricading at the Shambhu interstate border near Ambala on the Amritsar-Delhi National Highway after the police fired tear gas shells and used water cannons to disperse them, but to no effect. The agitators threw some barricades into the nearby Ghaggar river and made their way into Ambala, pushing trucks aside despite heavy deployment of security perP10 sonnel, including the Rapid Action Force. Heavy deployment of forces on Delhi border Haryana’s police and paramilitary forces have also been heavily deployed at the Singhu border with Delhi. Deployment of forces is equally heavy at the interstate border cities of Faridabad and Gurugram Truck runs amok, kills five EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE @ Chikkaballapur FIVE people, including three bystanders, were killed after they were knocked down by a container truck in a serial accident near Chathalapura Cross in Chikkaballapur district on Thursday morning. Two cars also suffered damage. According to Chikkaballapur Superintendent of Police Mithun Kumar, preliminary investigation revealed that there was negligence on the part of the driverof the container truck, identified as Surfi, hailing from Haryana. CONTINUED ON: P5 Treat farmers with dignity: Gowda to Centre E X P R E S S N E W S S E R V I C E @ Bengaluru WITH the police using water cannons and tear gas on farmers protesting against the farm Bills near the Delhi-Haryana border, former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda said the use of force cannot solve the problem and that the Centre should engage with the farmers. CONTINUED ON: P4 VACCINE EFFICACY UNDER QUESTION? Media reports state AstraZeneca acknowledged that its vaccine, in collaboration with Oxford, encountered a dosage error | P9 Engg courses in mother tongue from next year E X P R E S S N E W S S E R V I C E @ New Delhi STARTING next year, Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and National Institutes of Technology (NITs) will offer engineering courses in mother tongue. A few IITs and NITs are being short-listed for this, the Union education ministry said on Thursday . Offering technical education in mother tongue is part of the National Education Policy adopted by the Centre. In a review meeting of various schemes by the ministry Education Min, ister Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank also directed the UGC to ensure all scholarships and fellowships are disbursed in time and to start a helpline for this. P 10
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