visakhapatnam l friday l november 27, 2020 l `7.00 l PAGES 14 l 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 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 barricades fail to stop Delhi Chalo march H a r p r ee 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 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 personnel, 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. Cyclone Nivar snaps road links in Nellore, Chittoor and Kadapa Farmer washed away; officials told to enumerate crop loss once rains subside E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ Vijayawada/Nellore/Chittoor/Kadapa Heavy rains battered Nellore, Chittoor and Kadapa districts on Thursday under the impact of severe cyclone Nivar, which crossed the coast near Puducherry around 2.30 am. Though there were no reports of fatalities since Wednesday midnight, a farmer in Yerpedu mandal of Chittoor district was washed away He had been stuck . at the Rallamadugu project with two other farmers, who were rescued by police and disaster management personnel. A search is on for the missing farmer. On Wednesday night, a man died in Nellore when he stepped on a live wire that snapped after strong winds uprooted an electric pole. Road connectivity was severely disrupted as local streams and rivulets overflowed. Several residential areas too were inundated. Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy took stock of the situation and asked officials to provide all possible relief to the affected people. He asked officials to enumerate the crop loss as soon as the rains stop, and provide immediate relief to farmers. The officials explained that the cyclone had made landfall and its intensity was decreasing. Erpedu, Srikalahasti and Satyavedu of Chittoor district, and entire Nellore district, witnessed heavy rainfall. Parts of YSR Kadapa and Anantapur districts too were battered by the rain, they said. The officials of the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) said there would be inflows into the river Penna. The Somasila project is filled to the brim and 2 TMC of water was released into the sea. Crops were damaged at some places, and damage assessment programmes will be conducted once the rains subside, the officials said. IMD officials said Nivar is weakening and will become a deep depression and later a depression by Friday morning. However, they added that there is a likelihood of other low pressure areas in southern and central parts of the Bay of Bengal on November 29, which will move westwards and intensify . Continued on P7 What next? Man washed away Three farmers went to retrieve their motor starters near the Rallamadugu project in Chittoor district They were caught unaware by the flash flood, and clung to tree branches A speed boat was pressed into service and two farmers were rescued. The third was washed away The police and NDRF personnel are searching for him Four in a car rescued Water was overflowing on the Paturu bridge in Kadapa’s Kazipet mandal A car with four people got stuck on the bridge Couple falls into river A couple on a bike rammed the railing of a bridge on river Papagni in Kamalapuram and fell in the water The man swam to safety and alerted the police, who rescued the woman `1.21 cr estimated cost of damages to power infrastructure Mydukur DSP B Vijay Kumar noticed this, and Holiday for schools, colleges in Kadapa, he and SI Arun Reddy pushed the car to safety Nellore and Chittoor districts on Friday Cyclone Nivar will decrease in intensity and become a depression by Friday morning, says IMD More rains are likely on Friday in coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema regions Low pressure areas could develop in the southern & central Bay of Bengal on Sunday, and move westwards and intensify Oxford vaccine faces questions over quality Winter Session of State Legislature from Mon S u m i S u k a n ya D u t ta @ New Delhi The Winter Session of the AP Legislature will commence on November 30 and is likely to transact business for at least five days. The Legislative Assembly will commence at 9 am and the Legislative Council at 10 am. A notification to this effect was issued by Governor Biswabhusan Harichandan on Thursday . The number of business days will be decided in the Business Advisory Committee (BAC) meeting to be chaired by Speaker Tammineni Sitaram on Monday . The session is likely to be stormy , with issues such as the tussle between the government and Judici- The Covid-19 vaccine developed by Oxford University and manufactured by AstraZeneca has found itself facing a credibility test after the two entities admitted to conducting faulty trials with two different doses. The efficacy of the vaccine in volunteers who got a lower dose was 90%, while it was only 62% among those who got full dose. The difference in doses given to the trial participants had left scientists the world over perplexed but no explanation was offered. Also, the trial participants consisted of very few elderly persons, but this P9 was not disclosed. E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ Vijayawada ary likely to come up for discussion. The government might take up the issue of distribution of house site pattas to the poor, and hurdles to the initiative created by the Opposition. The issue of the revised cost estimates for the Polavaram project might take centrestage. The State is preparing to highlight the schemes implemented over the past one-and-a-half years. “We will also discuss current issues. We are ready to debate the issues raised by the Opposition,” Government Chief Whip G Srikanth Reddy told TNIE. The Cabinet is scheduled to meet in the Secretariat on Friday and is expected to approve the Bills to be tabled in the session. Farmers from Punjab find a heavy police build-up impeding their progress to Delhi at the Shambu border, in Patiala on Thursday | PTI Engg courses in mother tongue from next yr IITs yet to decide on JEE language The NTA had said last month that JEE (Main) would be conducted in nine regional languages, apart from Hindi and English, from 2021. But IITs are yet to decide whether the JEE (Advanced) will also be offered in regional languages E x p r e s s N e w s Se 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 purpose, 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 var- ious schemes by the ministry , Education Minister Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank also directed the University Grants Commission to ensure all scholarships and fellowships are disbursed in time and to start a h e l p l i n e fo r t h e same. He also directed that all grievances of students be redressed immediately . Nishank said preparations are in full swing and officials are working to ensure proper implementation of National Education Policy which seeks , to achieve holistic development of students and transformation of the education system. The National Testing Agency (NTA), which conducts the JEE (Main) and NEET-UG among others, will come out with the syllabus for competitive examinations, it was decided in the meeting. The NTA had said last month that JEE (Main) would be conducted in nine regional languages, apart from Hindi and English, from 2021.
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