www.thehansindia.com An ode to music & a city What began as a small concert held in a residence of an acquaintance with just two singers 44 years ago has grown to become a stage for the legends of Indian music, who take great pleasure and pride to perform in Hyderabad for the Pandit Motiram Pandit Maniram Sangeeth Samaroh. Pages: 12 & 13 US Senate Republicans pass sweeping Tax Bill Washington: The Senate passed the most sweeping tax rewrite in decades early on Saturday, with Republicans lining up to approve an overhaul that will touch almost every corner of the United States economy, affecting families, small business owners and multinational corporations, with the biggest benefits flowing to the highest-earning Americans. Senators voted 51-49, as Republicans approved the nearly 500-page bill in the early hours after lawmakers received a rewritten version. SUNDAY 3 DECEMBER 2017 WARANGAL | PAGES 36 | `5.00 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H Kohli hits a new captaincy high New Delhi: The brilliance of Virat Kohli added yet another glorious chapter to world cricket. On Saturday, he became the first captain to score centuries in three consecutive Tests. He ended the first day of the Delhi Test against Sri Lanka with an unbeaten 156, He had scored 104 not out in the second innings of the Kolkata Test and followed it with a dazzling 213 in India's only innings in the Nagpur Test. Virat started his captaincy stint with three consecutive centuries versus Australia. The record of most consecu- tive centuries as a captain is held by South Africa's Alan Melville who scored four in a row versus England between 1938-1939 and 1947. Kohli achieved the milestone in just 110 deliveries. It was the fastest Test century of his career. The right-hand batsman also completed his 3000 Test runs as captain. But that’s not where the wheel stops turning for the 29-year old. Scoring his third consecutive century in the series made Kohli the first captain to do so in a 3-match Test tournament. KCR calls for a marathon meeting with BC representatives today to finetune proposal OUR BUREAU TRUMP, MODI HAPPY OVER GES who had led a US delegation to the three-day event. “The leaders expressed satisfaction with the recent Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), co-hosted by the United States and India, which brought together entrepreneurs and investors from around the world, including 38 US states, the District of Colombia, and Puerto Rico,” the White House said in a statement regarding the call. The GES this year laid emphasis on gender equality and supporting women entrepreneurs as well as helping international economic growth gain pace. “For all of our progress, gender divides on access to technology, nutrition, and health, preventing women, their families, and their communities from reaching their full potential,” State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said. Continued on P4 In a telephonic conversation, the two world leaders expressed satisfaction over the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, which concluded in Hyderabad this week which saw Modi meeting Ivanka Trump New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a telephonic conversation with US President Donald Trump on Friday during which the latter expressed satisfaction over the Global Entrepreneurship Summit which was attended by Trump’s daughter Ivanka, who is also his senior advisor, the White House said on Saturday in a statement. The GES concluded in Hyderabad this week, which saw PM Modi meeting Ivanka Trump, Infosys appoints Salil Parekh as CEO Bengaluru: Indian software-outsourcing giant Infosys Ltd appointed outsider Salil S Parekh as chief executive officer, ending the company’s search for a new leader after previous head Vishal Sikka quit following strident criticism from a group of founders, landing it in uncertainty. Parekh, a senior executive at Capgemini SE with degrees from the Indian Institute of Technology and Cornell University in the US, has been appointed CEO and managing director for a ﬁve-year term that starts on January 2, Infosys said in a statement on Sat- SpaceX will ﬂy Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster to Mars San Francisco: SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has announced that the ﬁrst ﬂight of his company's 'Falcon Heavy' rocket will carry a Tesla Roadster -- touted as the quickest car in the world with record-setting acceleration, range and performance -- into Martian orbit. "'Falcon Heavy' to launch next month from 'Apollo 11' pad at the Cape (Cape Canaveral, Florida). Will have double thrust of next largest rocket. Guaranteed to be exciting, one way or another," Musk tweeted from his handle @elonmusk on Saturday. "Payload will be my midnight cherry Tesla Roadster playing 'Space Oddity'. Destination is Mars orbit. Will be in deep space for a billion years or so if it doesn't blow up on ascent," Musk added. "Falcon Heavy" is the follow-up to SpaceX's "Falcon 9" rocket. It is a more powerful rocket that SpaceX hopes to use for missions to the Moon and Mars. The rocket was originally supposed to take flight back in 2013 or 2014, but its maiden flight is now pegged for January 2018. Tesla Roadster is an all-electric battery-powered, fourseater sports car prototype from Tesla. Musk has stated that the Roadster would be the quickest vehicle in the Tesla lineup, with a new acceleration mode called "MaxiContinued on P4 mum Plaid". Salil Parekh urday. Sikka had walked out in August after clashing with founders, led by former chair- man Narayana Murthy, who had run it for three decades. Infosys is also being buffeted by changing technologies, and needs to switch from basic paid-by-the-hour activities like building software systems, which are fast getting automated, to higher-margin areas like digital services. Current chairman Nandan Nilekani said Parekh “has a strong track record of executing business turnarounds and managing very successful acquisitions,” backed up by 30 years of experience in the global IT services industry. CM chalking out sub-plan for BCs Hyderabad: In a shrewd political move, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is preparing to create a BC sub-plan to enlist the support of BCs who are considered backbone of Telugu Desam Party. Though the yellow party has more or less been wiped out from the face of Telangana state, the Chief Minister appears to be keen that even its vestiges be removed so that there would be no scope for any green-shoots in future. In Telangana state, BCs constitute 52 per cent of the total population and any measure to beneﬁt them would be politically advantageous to the ruling party. The BC sub-plan is on the lines of the one existing for SCs and STs. Chandrasekhar Rao, who has called a meeting of representatives of BCs on Sunday, is expected to ﬁne-tune the proposal after consulting with them. The Chief Minister is keen that the BC sub-plan should have statutory backing. Finance and BC welfare departments are preparing proposals for BC sub-plan to be in- troduced from the next ﬁnancial year. According to senior officials, KCR has already discussed the issues relating to ﬁnancial implications for the state budget after the implementation of BC sub-plan. Legal formalities and generation of funds for the Most Backward Class (MBC) Corporation would also be discussed. More than 20 existing BC corporations have been brought under the purview of MBC corporation. Continued on P4 Manjunath against Kapus in BC list? P4 SAVE ‘SHARIAT’ Owaisi blasts Centre on triple talaq OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: Exhorting the Muslims to protect ‘shariat’, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi took a serious exception to the proposed legislation on the instant triple talaq. He was addressing a public meeting at the MIM headquarters Darussalam on the occasion of Milad-un-Nabi on Saturday. Asking the Muslims to remain united, Owaisi questioned as to how the Union government could bring in the bill in Parliament on the issue and said the Supreme Court verdict on triple talaq was confusing. Nobody can say if uttering talaq thrice in one sitting annuls the marriage. The MIM chief asked if the government would provide ﬁnancial assistance to women if their husbands were sent to jail for three years and warned that the legislation could lead to a new problem of husbands abandoning their wives. Continued on P4
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