BHUBANESWAR l friday l november 27, 2020 l `7.00 l PAGES 14 l JEYPORE 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 We will never forget, say twitterati This was conveyed to India the 12th anniversary of the attack on Thursday. Pakistani-Candadian 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 ■ 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” 174 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 Haryana’s barricades fail to stop Delhi Chalo march OLF 2020 inaugurated Water cannons no match for Punjab farmers’ resolve to reach the Capital to register their protest against the Centre’s new farm laws H a r p r e e t B a j w a @ Chandigarh There was plenty of action on the Punjab-Haryana interstate border on Thursday with Punjab farmers beginning their twoday 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 personnel, TNIE Editorial Director Prabhu Chawla welcomes Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to OLF 2020, which kicked off virtually on Thursday| Express Literature is our true friend now: Naveen Patnaik Express News Service including the Rapid Action Force. After crossing Ambala, they broke police barricades near Tyora village in Kurukshetra, again making water cannons look like toy pistols. At multiple points on the interstate border, Haryana had placed boulders, heavy barricades and even parked trucks bang in the middle of highways to prevent the farmers’ march. Similarly, at the Tukar border of Pehowa in Kurukshetra, Punjab farmers broke open the barricades, throwing some of them into the Markanda river, to enter Haryana though the water cannons were firing away. As the farmers moved forward, they were involved in a face-off with the police. A few of them on both sides were injured in the scuffle and were taken to a nearby hospital. The scene was similar in Kaithal in Haryana. On the Dabwali and Khanuari border, famers dug in their heels and laid a siege. Farmers belonging to the Bharatiya Kisan Union (Ekta-Ugarhan faction) decided to stage a protest there for a week. As for the BKU (Rajewal group), its president Balbir Singh Rajewal said, “We have reached Gharaunda crossing Karnal. We will stay here for the night and proceed to Delhi tomorrow.’’ Farmers from Haryana, too, are participating in the protest and have reached Panipat. The Haryana Police detained Swaraj India chief Yogendra Yadav and some farmers accompanying him near Rathiwas on the Delhi-Jaipur na| P10 tional highway . @ Bhubaneswar As the unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic has forced the world to change the way it lived, making work and learn from home the new normal and shifting to the virtual platforms to go on with business and activities, the Odisha Literary Festival (OLF) could not be left behind. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday inaugurated the OLF 2020, which by adapting to the new normal is being held on the virtual platform from November 26 to 29. Welcoming all to the ninth edition of the OLF organised by The New Indian Express (TNIE), the Chief Minister said in these dark INSIDE times, prose and poetry are the true friends, giving us comfort and clarity, calmness and courage to take the challenge. “The virus tried that we do not meet, but science has ensured that we are meeting anyway , though from a distance, and the art is here to ensure convergence of our minds,” he said. He lauded the role of women in tackling one of the world’s worst crisis. Drawing comparison with the yesteryears in terms of women’s empowerment, he referred to the great literary work of Fakir Mohan Senapati, ‘Rebati’, written in 1898 stating, “In the book, cholera epidemic was seen by the superstitious as a curse by the Goddess for the little girl’s temerity to be educated, to dream CONTINUED ON: P7 and grow.” India’s finest literary minds at OLF 2020 P2 express read IFS officer’s ‘raj’: `9.4 cr in banks, `3 cr on flights Bhubaneswar: A day after the State Vigilance mounted its biggest operation against senior IFS officer Abhay Kant Pathak, the anti-corruption bureau found a mindboggling ` 9.4 crore deposits in the bank accounts of his son Akash at Bhubaneswar. At least ` 8.4 crore were cash deposits made through two ATMs in Bhubaneswar which has the Vigilance looking for more as it has also found evidence of transactions made between the father and son | P2 Oppn demands Arun’s resignation Bhubaneswar: The Assembly failed to transact any business on Thursday as BJP and Congress MLAs disrupted the proceedings demanding resignation of Agriculture Minister Arun Sahoo over the alleged murder of minor girl in Nayagarh. The Minister refuted all allegations about his involvement.“The child’s death has devastated and left me heartbroken. In my political life, I have always condemned violence in any form,” the Minister said | P4
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