KOLLAM l Sunday l january 24, 2021 l `8.00 l PAGES 24 l city edition larry king, legend of U.S. tv talk show, passes away at 87 Staple of US television for decades, King lost his battle with Covid at Cedars-Sinai Med Centre in Los Angeles on Saturday Celebrities, leaders just a call away The Larry King Show ran from 1978 until 1994, winning King a coveted Peabody Award in 1982. He started Larry King Live on CNN in 1985, a show that covered a wide range of topics. In 1995 he presided over a Middle East peace summit. His show featured everyone from Dalai Lama to Elizabeth Taylor, from Mikhail Gorbachev to Barack Obama, Bill Gates to Lady Gaga ■ 50,000 Sang with sinatra, kissed brando ■ Frank Sinatra, who rarely gave interviews, appeared in King’s show in 1988 in what would be the singer’s last major TV appearance More elusive than Sinatra was Marlon Brando, but the latter appeared in King’s show in 1994. They hit it off so famously that they ended their talk with a song and an on-the-mouth kiss on-air interviews conducted by king in his five-decade career 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 Man dies after mob assault for misbehaving with woman near the hospital and she raised an alarm. Rafeeq ran from the place toA 48-YEAR-OLD man died when he was wards the bus stand but was chased by a assaulted by a mob in the middle group of men, including the autorof Kasaragod town on Saturday, ickshaw drivers, he said. the police said. Town police idenThe officer said he checked the tified the deceased as Muhammed footage from one surveillance camRafeeq, a native of Chemnad and era at the site and saw the men resident of Deli. chasing Rafeeq and bringing him The incident happened near back to the hospital around 1.20pm. KIMS hospital and Aramana hos- Muhammed “There were a lot of men but only Rafeeq pital around 2.30pm, the police two were holding him and hitting said. him on his back while bringing The town police Sub-Inspector said Ra- him back,” said the officer. feeq allegedly misbehaved with a woman Soon, Rafeeq started shivering and E x p r e s s N e w s S e r v i c e @ Kasaragod Mamata Banerjee participates in foot to mark Netaji’s 125th birth anniversary, in Kolkata on Saturday | PTI Strong India following in Netaji footsteps: PM Bitter political fight to appropriate Subhas Chandra Bose’s legacy; Didi cancels speech after slogans of Jai Shri Ram E x p r e s s N e w s S e r v i c e @ Kolkata Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday sought to draw a parallel between Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s vision and his government’s action at an event to mark the legendary freedom fighter’s 125th birth anniversary in Kolkata. Modi said Netaji would have been proud to see that the country has become strong and is following in his footsteps from the Line of Control (LoC) to the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with Pakistan and China, respectively . “Netaji had dreamt of a strong What is Parakram Diwas (day of India, from LAC to LoC. We are folvalour)? How lowing in his footsteps. Whenever could they our sovereignty was challenged, we unilaterally have given a befitting reply he said ,” decide to mark at a programme held in the Victoria January 23 as Memorial Hall here. “Netaji wanted Parakram Diwas without to build an Atmanirbhar Bharat. , consulting the Today India is heading towards the state same goal,” said Modi. The PM’s visit assumed signifigovernment? We have called it cance ahead of the Assembly polls Desh Nayak Diwas in West Bengal. Apart from recallMamata Banerjee, ing Netaji’s contribution, Modi’s CM speech projected the Bengal icon as the leading light of India’s Independence whose dreams the present government is trying to realise. He also likened his party’s Sonar Bangla slogan with Netaji’s dream. The ‘Sonar Bangla’ slogan has become a political tool of the BJP to attack Mamata’s “poor” governance. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who also attended the event, was visibly angry as a section of the crowd chanted Jai Shri Ram when her turn came to speak. The contrasting moods of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at Victoria Memorial Hall event | twitter Why not four national capitals, asks Mamata E x p r e s s N e w s S e r v i c e @ Kolkata As West Bengal politics heated up ahead of the make-or-break Assembly elections later this year, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee set the cat among the pigeons on Saturday, demanding four separate capitals in the country with four parliament sessions in these cities on rotation. Speaking at an event to mark Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s 125th birth anniversary hours before PM Narendra Modi landed in Kolkata to participate in another Netaji function, Banerjee asked: “The British ruled the entire country from Kolkata. Why should there be only one capital in our country, why not four national capitals in North, South, East and West?” She went on to ask: “Why can’t four parliament sessions be held on a rotational basis?” Earlier, Banerjee took part in a road show stretching 5.5 kms. She inaugurated Netaji’s birthday celebration by blowing conch shells and visited the Netaji Bhavan, the late Indian National Army leader’s home in the city. Taking a dig at the Centre’s unilateral decision to mark January 23 as Parakram Diwas (day of valour), Banerjee said: “We celebrate Netaji’s birthday every year, we don’t celebrate it only in the year of elections.” smash hit Shuttler Treesa 8th in jr world rankings, makes father Jolly M a r t i n J o s e p h @ Kochi It’s really incredible to be in the top 10 in the world. It was tough because there weren’t many topnotch badminton players from our place. Treesa Jolly, badminton player A volleyball coach, Jolly Mathew Thaickal used to draw joy and pride by referring to Joby Joseph, the former international volleyball player belonging to Cherupuzha, their quiet native village in Kannur district known primarily for farming. And as the region roots for his 17-year-old Treesa nowadays, after she was ranked eighth in both singles and doubles in the latest junior rankings released by the Badminton World Federation (BWF), Jolly feels happier and prouder. Treesa is elated. “It’s really incredible to be in the top 10 in the world. It was tough because there weren’t many topnotch badminton players from our place. When my dad encouraged my sister and I to pursue badminton, many people asked him whether it was a wise decision. They suggested other sports disciplines, but dad trusted us and kept supporting us,” said Treesa. She currently trains under Pullela Gopichand at his academy in Hyderabad. She has also been identified by the Target Olympic Podium Scheme as a potential medal winner. Treesa first hogged the limelight in 2019. Most notably, she won doubles bronze at the Junior Grand Prix (U-19). She also came third at the Yonex German Junior Cup. Besides, she also won a host of titles at the national level. “I’m focusing more on doubles right now and my aim is to qualify for the 2024 Olympics. The sports ministry is offering me a scholarship, but I still face financial difficulties,” said Treesa. ● More on P11 frothing at the mouth and collapsed, he said. “It was all over in four minutes,” the officer said. Rafeeq was taken to the hospital which declared him brought dead. “The doctor at the hospital suspects he suffered a massive heart attack,” said the officer. Rafeeq’s body has been sent for postmortem at Kannur Government Medical College at Pariyaram. Kasaragod DySP P Balakrishnan Nair and team reached the spot and began an investigation. Kasaragod MLA N A Nellikkunnu said police should conduct a proper investigation and arrest the guilty . It was all over in four minutes. The doctor at the hospital suspects he suffered a massive heart attack Town police sub-inspectror make or break Congress hands popular face Shashi Tharoor a prime role. The CPM exudes confidence of the LDF retaining power even as the fight within the NCP turns worse. THAROOR NAMED IN UDF POLL MANIFESTO TEAM T’Puram: Shashi Tharoor, MP, has been included in the team to prepare the UDF’s election manifesto. The members of the committee are already touring various districts to elicit proposals from a wide range of people. The decision was taken at the AICCappointed election management and strategy committee’s meeting chaired by Oommen Chandy here on Saturday. P4 LDF WILL CONTINUE IN POWER, FEELS CPM T’Puram: The CPM leadership has assessed that going by the current scenario, LDF stands a good chance of continuing in office. State secretary in-charge A Vijayaraghavan said the government has been carrying out various pro-people activities and has never compromised on its stance against communalism. The Left front is also planning to launch a state-wide ‘yatra’. The party will begin its house visits from Sunday. P4 Interview MANI C KAPPAN, NCP leader & Pala MLA TAKE PALA, BUT GIVE ELATHUR IN RETURN Kappan tells TNIE Chief of Bureau Anil S he is ready to compromise on Pala seat if offered Elathur, the sitting seat of rival faction leader A K Saseendran. Q&A: p4 Wake up mother An elephant calf trying to wake its dead mother up by tugging at her legs on the banks of Kallar river in T’Puram The nine-month-old calf continued its efforts till it was shifted to a rehabilitation centre Police go-ahead to tractor rally after R-Day parade H a r p r e e t B a j w a @ Chandigarh In the end, it seems both sides have had their way Agitating farmers will hold a tractor rally . in Delhi on Republic Day following permission given by Delhi Police. But, budging from their demand that the rally will be held on Outer Ring Road, the farmers are likely to opt out of it. Over one lakh tractors are expected to be part of the rally . Sources said the parade will have five routes over a stretch of more than 100 km. The farmers are likely to take the inner roads of the Capital instead of Outer Ring Road. Delhi Police have agreed to remove barricades from Singhu and Tikri borders to allow the tractors to enter Delhi. The tractor parade is likely to take place after the official Republic Day parade. “In a breakthrough after talks with Police officials of Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, farmers leaders were able to finalise routes for the Kisan Republic Day Parade. The tractors will sport the national flag alongside the banner of respective farmer unions. Tractors with posters proclaiming Kisan Ekta Zindabad, No Farmer, No Food and Kaale Kanoon Radd Karo are on their way to Delhi Yogendra Yadav, Swaraj India 25 to 30-yr-old mother elephant died of a lung infection, said an official | P5 Hosur gold heist cracked, 7 held Krishnagiri/Hyderabad: A day after the day-light robbery at Muthoot bank rocked Hosur in TN, seven people were arrested early on Saturday, in a joint effort by the TN and the Telangana police. The gang was nabbed within a span of 18 hours since the time of crime. P5 WITH THIS ISSUE Tech 21 Trends for the year PLUS 12 PAGES
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