www.thehansindia.com MONDAY 4 DECEMBER 2017 KURNOOL PAGES 16 `5.00 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H WINDOWS JuD will contest Pak polls in 2018: Hafiz Saeed 5 13 CYCLONE THREAT TO AP UNKNOWN TO MANY, STATE TOO HAS A RUDRAKSHA TREE Islamabad: Announcing Jammat-ud-Dawah’s (JuD) foray into electoral politics, the banned terror outfit’s chief and 26/11 mastermind, Hafiz Saeed said he would dedicate 2018 to “Kashmiris who are struggling for freedom”. “The Milli Muslim League (MML) is planning to contest next year’s general elections. I also dedicate 2018 for Kashmiris who are struggling for freedom,” Saeed said while meeting a group of columnists at the Jamaat-udDawah (JuD) headquarters in Lahore’s Chauburji. The MML was formed when Saeed was under house detention. He recently walked free after a Pakistan court ordered his immediate release. S P12 OUR BUREAU SC says sorry to litigant for 13-year delay in case New Delhi: The Supreme Court has made a candid admission and said it was "sorry" for the delay of over a decade in commencement of criminal trial due to two conflicting orders passed by a high court judge in a single day in two different but related cases. The apex court said this had created a "legal conundrum" as one order of the judge restricted further probe in the case while in the order, it allowed the investigation to go on. The case, which was stuck in legal tangles, had reached the apex court in 2009 and the woman, who had initially lodged the complaint in 2004 against her own brothers had now passed away. S P11 RBI MAY KEEP INTEREST RATE ON HOLD FOR 2ND TIME IN A ROW The moon rises over the CN Tower and skyline in Toronto, Ontario, on Saturday. The December 3 full moon will be the first of three consecutive supermoons. The two will occur on January 1 and January 31, 2018. A supermoon is a full moon or a new moon that approximately coincides with the closest distance that the moon reaches to Earth in its elliptic orbit, resulting in a larger-than-usual apparent size of the lunar disk as seen from Earth Visakhapatnam: After cyclone Ockhi devastating the southern states of Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Andaman Islands, there is a threat of cyclone to the coastal Andhra Pradesh with the possible forming of a depression over the Bay of Bengal in the next 48 hours and making a landfall before December 8. With the most favourable weather conditions being prevailed in the Bay of Bengal, the Indian Meteorological Department predicted a depression in the next 24hours. The present well-marked low pressure is intensifying into a depression will move towards south east of north Tamil Nadu and south coastal Andhra Pradesh. The depression will further intensify into deep depression and move in the same direction, the IMD scientists said. The scientists further said the present predictions the deep depression will be intensiﬁed further into a cyclonic storm. However, at present there are no weather warnings on Sunday. “The impact of the system will start on the shore is expected to be start from Tuesday. However, there are clear possibilities that the system may take quite opposite directions also. As the system is far away to the coast, it is only advance predictions only. Once the system intensiﬁed into deep depression the warnings will be released,” one of the IMD scientists told The Hans India. SMOG DRAMA AT DELHI TEST Ockhi can’t be national disaster: Centre THE UNION GOVT WILL PROVIDE MORE FUNDS: ALPHONS Union minister Alphons Kannanthanam consoling the victims of cyclone Ockhi during a visit to the coastal areas of Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday Union Minister for Defence, Nirmala Sitharaman meeting with the people affected by Cyclone Ockhi in the ﬂood-hit Kanyakumari district on Sunday Tension on OU campus as student ends life OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: A day ahead of ‘Koluvalakai Kotlata’, being organsied by T-JAC at Saroornagar, tension built up on the Osmania University campus here on Sunday when news spread like wildfire that a 21-year-old M Sc first-year student Sri Lanka's players, wearing anti-pollution masks, speak to each other as the game was brieﬂy stopped during the second day of their third test cricket match in New Delhi, India Kohli puts India in the clear on smoggy day Breaks Brian Lara’s record for most double tons as captain New Delhi: Virat Kohli scaled yet another milestone, becoming the ﬁrst skipper to hit six double centuries in Test cricket. The 29-year-old Indian thus surpassed West Indies great Brian Lara, who held the record previously with ﬁve double tons in Tests. India's current 'Milestone Man', who had emulated Rahul Dravid with his previous double century in Nagpur, on Sunday equalled Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag for maximum number of double hundreds for India in Tests. Tendulkar had scored six double centuries, while Sehwag hit a record four double and two triple tons Continued on P6 for India. STRATEGIC BREAKTHROUGH Chabahar port in Iran opened Tehran/New Delhi: In a signiﬁcant sign of successful trilateral cooperation, Iran President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday inaugurated the ﬁrst phase of the Shahid Beheshti Port in Chabahar. The port opens a new strategic transit route between Iran, India, Afghanistan and other Central Asian nations bypassing Pakistan. The project in Iran's southeastern Sistan-Baluchestan Province was inaugurated in a ceremony attended by 60 foreign guests from 17 countries, including Indian Minister of State for Shipping Pon Radhakrishnan. S P11 KCR wants political quota for BCs OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: In an effort to politically empower the BCs, the Telangana government has decided to lead a delegation comprising BC legislators to Delhi and make a representation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for reservation of seats for them in the legislative Houses. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, during his daylong deliberations on what more could be done for the benefit of the BCs, with MLAs, MLCs and ministers at the Committee Hall in the Telangana Legislative As- sembly building on Sunday, said he was not looking for any politi- cal benefit with this move but was only contemplating to do some- Thiruvananthapuram: Cyclone Ockhi, which has caused widespread damage in Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam districts, will not be termed a national disaster, Union Minister of State for Tourism K J Alphons said on Sunday. On Saturday, the Kerala government decided to approach the Centre for declaring Ockhi a national disaster. “We have received a memorandum from the State government... But, there is no such scheme for the Centre (to declare Cyclone Ockhi as a national calamity),” the Union minister said, adding: “The Centre will provide funds. If needed, more funds will be allocated." Alphons held a meeting with Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and other cabinet colleagues earlier in the day to discuss the rescue and rehabilitation operations. The cyclone has claimed the lives of 10 people while 115 were still reported missing. According to Vijayan, 395 ﬁshermen were saved in a biggestever joint rescue operation. The total number of rescued ﬁshermen so far is 475. Continued on P6 thing to the BCs that helps them lead a life of comfort and dignity. KCR, explaining his government's initiatives to benefit the BCs who happen to be 52 per cent of the total population of the state, recalled passing of resolutions in the legislative Houses soon after the TRS came to power in 2014. He said that all parties in the state were seeking reservation for the BCs in legislative Houses and that he wants this demand to be placed before the Centre as the state's demand and not as the demand of any one party. Continued on P6 committed suicide by hanging in bathroom in Maneru hostel, allegedly frustrated over not getting any job so far. Osmania University students rushed to the hostel and were shocked to see E Murali’s lifeless body hanging from the ceiling. Soon a huge crowd collected outside the hostel, blocking the entrance. The students kept raising full-throated slogans that the government should take responsibility for Murali’s death since he ended his life because he could not get employment. Murali was from Medak district. Continued on P6
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