China launches 11 ballistic missiles near Taiwan coast The Chinese military on Thursday launched a four-day war game and held “precision missile strikes” in the Taiwan Strait. Chinese state media said the exercises are meant to simulate an air and sea blockade around Taiwan. Beijing’s action came a day after US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi concluded her one-day visit to the island, ignoring China’s fierce warnings. On its part, Taiwan said it scrambled jets on Thursday to warn away 22 Chinese aircraft in its air defence zone | P9 kalaburagi l friday l august 5, 2022 l `9.00 l PAGES 12 l city EDITION CHENNAI ■ MADURAI ■ VIJAYAWADA ■ BENGALURU ■ KOCHI ■ HYDERABAD ■ VISAKHAPATNAM ■ COIMBATORE ■ KOZHIKODE ■ THIRUVANANTHAPURAM ■ BELAGAVI ■ BHUBANESWAR ■ SHIVAMOgGA ■ MANGALURU ■ TIRUPATI ■ TIRUCHY ■ TIRUNELVELI ■ SAMBALPUR ■ HUBBALLI ■ DHARMAPURI ■ KOTTAYAM ■ KANNUR ■ VILLUPURAM ■ KOLLAM ■ TADEPALLIGUDEM ■ NAGAPATTINAM ■ THRISSUR ■ KALABURAGI Kharge present, ED scans Young Indian’s office ‘Inflation a global concern, not limited to India’ E x p r e ss Ne ws Se r v i c e @ Bengaluru It’s vendetta, says Cong amid uproar in RS with him. In all, Kharge was questioned for over 8 hours. Terming the summons to A day after sealing the office Kharge and his subsequent premises of the Sonia and Ra- questioning during working hul Gandhi-owned Young Indi- hours of Parliament as an “inan Ltd, the Enforcement Direc- sult” to the legislature, the Contorate searched it on Thursday gress alleged that “Modishahi” even as the Opposition attacked had reached a new low. the government over the alThe National Herald case leged misuse of probe pertains to alleged iragencies to target poregularities during its litical rivals. acquisition in 2010. The ED began its Earlier in the day, search after Young InKharge and Leader of dia Ltd office bearer the House (Rajya SabMallikarjun Kharge h a ) P i y u s h G oya l reached the Herald clashed in the Upper House building in the House over the ED afternoon. It had sumsummons. K h a r g e Eight hours raised the matter durmoned the 80-year-old Kharge, Leader of Op- Kharge was with ing Question Hour, position in the Rajya the ED at Young saying the ED sumSabha to be present Indian office for 8 mons was an attempt hours. He later during the duration of to intimidate the Contweeted, “If they gress but the party the searches. Kharge’s presence want to make the would not be cowed process a was sought as he is the down. “This House is principal officer of the punishment, I will functioning and I am embrace it. company. Under the the Leader of OpposiResilience is in rules, searches on tion. I have received a premises cannot be @INCIndia’s blood summons from the ED carried out in the ab- just like cowardice to appear before it is in BJP’s.” sence of the owner of when a Parliament a property, his represession is on. Is it sentatives or the person in fair?” he asked. “If we carry on charge. like this, will our democracy Congress general secretary remain alive? ” he added. Jairam Ramesh said the agenRebutting the allegations, cy interrogated Kharge for Goyal denied that the governhours. “Kharge...has been un- ment interfered in the functiondergoing interrogation...His ing of law enforcement agenordeal is continuing,” he said cies, adding Congress leaders while expressing his solidarity should face the law. E x p r e s s Ne w s Se r v i c e @ New Delhi Union Minister Amit Shah in Bengaluru on Thursday | Nagaraj GADEKAL Union Minister for Home Affairs and Cooperation Amit Shah on Thursday said inflation in the country was due to global situation. The minister’s statement comes in the wake of increasing attacks on the BJPled Central government over rising inflation. Addressing the third edition of ‘Sankalp Se Siddhi’ conference organised by the Ministry PU students’ plea: HC issues notice to KEA Yat h i r a j u a n d Nam r ata S i n dwa n i @ Bengaluru The Karnataka High Court has issued a notice to the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) after hearing a plea of repeat students who are protesting against their pre-university (PU) marks not being conGlitches sidered while deciding the fimar day nal Common Entrance Test one of (CET) ranks. Justice S R CUET-UG 2 Krishna Kumar issued the noTHE first day of tice and adjourned the matter for hearing on Monday . the second Around 24,000 repeat stuphase of CUETUG was a total dents appeared for the exam this year and have been prowashout, as students could testing against their marks not being added to the final not take the score. The petitioner Eshwar crucial exam due to technical and others, through their advocate Shathabish Shivanna, glitches at the contended that non-considerexamination ation of marks was in violacentres P8 tion of the CET-2006 Admission Rules leading to depletion in ranks and was unfair to repeat students. The students complained that the KEA decision was discriminatory in nature. The KEA had issued a notice on August 1, 2022 putting off the verification process until P5 further notice. express read Chem PG held in `1,400 crore Maha drug bust Mumbai: In one of the biggest drug busts, the Mumbai Police seized over 700 kg of a synthetic stimulant worth B1,400 crore and arrested five persons, including a chemistry grad who had cracked the formula for its mass production | P8 Heroin worth `112 cr seized at KSR rly station Bengaluru: The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) on Monday caught a man at the KSR Bengaluru Railway Station and seized heroin worth B112 cr smuggled from Ethiopia. NATIONWIDE Aug 3 Aug 4 Fresh cases Recoveries Deaths karnataka aug 3 aug 4 17,135 19,893 Fresh cases 19,823 20,419 Recoveries 47 53 Deaths 2,136 1,845 2 1,992 2,107 3 sailing away in a Tractor As heavy rain swamped Bengaluru’s roads yet again on Thursday, residents of Rainbow Drive Layout on Sarjapur Road were forced to station a tractor to access useable roads. Meanwhile in Tumakuru district, a 70-year-old woman was swept away in flood waters and a 28-year-old man was found dead inside his small dwelling due to floods | vinod kumar t | P5 Tricolour on Soudha: Hoisters paid only `50 for years A s h w i n i M S r i pa d @ Bengaluru Preparations for Independence Day celebration underway in front of Vidhana Soudha as heavy rain lashed the city on Thursday | shriram BN When the entire nation is celebrating ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ as part of India’s 75th Independence Day celebrations, here are some unsung heroes who have been dutifully hoisting the Tricolour on Vidhana Soudha everyday and are paid a meagre Rs 50 per day besides their regular , salary. All they are asking for now is to increase the allowance to Rs 100. Recruited as Group ‘D’ em- ployees, there are seven such workers who work in three shifts everyday to carry out their flag duty They work along . with home guards or police personnel. The flag pole which is 30-feet high is on the fourth floor which is 150 feet high from the ground. This means that flags that we see from outside Vidhana Soudha are fluttering 180 feet above ground level. Employees on flag duty use lifts till the third floor and then take the staircase. P4 Hoisting the flag on Vidhana Soudha is not so simple. There are certain rules which need to be followed. They have to be hoisted at prescribed timings Antony Das, senior staffer on flag duty of Culture and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in Bengaluru, Shah said there has been a lot of discussion on the value of rupee and also inflation, but one needs to look at the currency value of Europe, Japan, Britain, Brazil and China. He said that in the United States, inflation rate was 2.8 per cent which is now 9.8 per cent, in Turkey it is 73.5 per cent and in Brazil it is 12.3 per cent, whereas in India it is 7.1 per cent. India’s GDP growth is 7.4 per cent as against the US’ 2.3 per cent, Germany’s 1.2 per cent and China’s 3.3 per cent, which shows that the government’s policies and implementation are in the right direction, he claimed. Amit Shah said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given an all-inclusive government in the last eight years. “Since 2014, PM Modi has given ‘Sarva india high on tejas-win Historic medal Late inclusion in the team, Tejaswin Shankar became the first Indian to win a high jump medal at the Commonwealth Games late on Wednesday. He managed to win a bronze clearing 2.22m Tejaswin Shankar during medal ceremony | AP Sparshi, Sarva Samaveshi’ governance to the country. With our Atmanirbar Bharat and Make-in-India initiatives which have laid the foundation for growth for the next 25 years, we can say that no one can take India lightly anymore,” he said. The government is giving free gas cylinder, power, houses and water to people who were struggling and they are now able to buy goods contributing to India’s GDP growth, he said. P4 boxing squash More medals assured Ghosal-Pallikal in last four Sagar Ahlawat, Amit Panghal and Jasmine stormed into semis to assure India medals with dominating victories. However, Olympic medallist Lovlina Borgohain lost Dipika Pallikal and Saurav Ghosal sailed into mixed doubles quarterfinals with a clinical 11-8, 11-4 win over the Wales pair of Emily Whitlock and Pater Creed | P11
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