www.thehansindia.com MONDAY 4 DECEMBER 2017 WARANGAL PAGES 20 `5.00 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H WINDOWS TJAC BRACES FOR ‘JOB BATTLE’ JuD will contest Pak polls in 2018: Hafiz Saeed 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 P8 BCs’ DIGNITY FIRST: KCR CM wants political quota for Backward Classes 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 Assembly building on Sunday, said he was not looking for any political beneﬁt with this move but was only contemplating to do some- 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 P7 39 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 Chabahar port in Iran opened thing to the BCs that helps them lead a life of comfort and dignity. KCR, explaining his govern- P7 SMOG DRAMA AT DELHI TEST 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-yearold 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 for India. Playing in his 63rd Test, Kohli scored his record sixth Test double hundred on the second day of the ongoing third and ﬁnal Test against Sri Lanka at the Feroz Shah Kotla here. This is also the second double century on the trot for the Indian captain. Kohli pulled pacer Suranga Lakmal and ran two to bring up his sixth double century in 238 balls, which included 20 boundaries. He is also only the second Indian after Vinod Kambli to score back-to-back double hundreds. Continued on P4 Cyclone threat to coastal Andhra OUR BUREAU 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 24-hours. 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. ‘Ockhi can’t be national disaster’ 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 Alphons Kannanthanam have received a memorandum consoling the victims from the State government... But, there is no such scheme for the Centre (to declare Cyclone Continued on P4 Ockhi as a national calamity),” he said. ment'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. He said the delegation would also seek creation of BC Welfare Ministry at the Centre and reservations for the BC employees in promotions in the government service. He urged the speaker of the Assembly to call for a day-long session for discussion on the welfare of the BCs and proposals for their socio-economic empowerment. Continued on P4 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 committed suicide by hanging in bathroom in Maneru hostel, allegedly frustrated over not getting any job so far. Continued on P4 Students protesting at the OU hostel in Hyderabad on Sunday OU BANDH TODAY T he Unemployed Joint Action Committee has called for OU bandh on Monday protesting the state of affairs on job front leading to the death of MSc first-year student E Murali. The bandh is indented to highlight the failure of the government in filling the vacancies. On the other hand, ABVP has called for statewide protests on Monday.
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