Gives a piece of his mind to the world PM Narendra Modi took a swipe at the Says gender equality is a crucial parameter of unity with the family as its foundation holier than thou attitude tirupati l tuesday l august 16, 2022 l `9.00 l PAGES 12 l anantapur EDITION 5-point agenda for the next 25 years Salutes children who say ‘no’ to imported toys, says Aatmanirbhar Bharat runs through their veins Compliments the military for using an indigenously developed howitzer for the first time for the ceremonial 21-gun salute at the event of the world, wondering how long will they “continue to distribute certificates to us” Hails India’s diversity, says people should be proud of every language of the country 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 ■ ■ Think big ‘No’ to slavery Rich legacy Unity, solidarity Citizens’ role Make a big resolution to become developed India by 2047 when we celebrate the 100th year of Independence. Don’t settle for anything less Slavery of hundreds of years forced us to keep our emotions tied up; developed distorted thinking in us. We must liberate ourselves from that mindset We should feel proud of our heritage and legacy. It is this rich heritage and legacy that transcends tests of tide and time. It embraces the new Ensure unity and solidarity. When there is harmony, unity becomes its strongest virtue. The Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat scheme is a unifying initiative Do your duty as a citizen. This virtue is going to be the vital life force if we want to achieve the dreams we have for the next 25 years Pm raps nepotism, sets Developed nation goal E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ New Delhi Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the completion of 75 years of Independence was a time to step towards a new direction with a new resolve. Addressing the nation from Red Fort on the occasion of Independence Day, he set a series of goals for the next 25 years, adding India must be a developed nation by then. “In the coming years, we’ve to focus on Panch Pran — first, to move forward with a resolve to realise the dream of developed India; second, erase all vestiges of colonialism; third, be proud of our legacy; fourth, leverage the strength of unity, and fifth, adhere to duties.” The PM called for a fight against corruption and dynasticism, saying they are the twin evils that need to be overcome. He said nepotism is hollowing out India’s institutions and is leading to corruption. “When I talk about nepotism, people think I am talking about politics only but unfortunately , , that evil in the political field has nurtured favouritism in every institutions of India,” Modi said, adding many institutions have been affected by family rule. “It has harmed our talent and the nation’s capability and given rise to corruption. It is our effort that those who have looted the country should be made to pay back. We need to fight corruption with all our might,” he said. “We are trying to bring back those who ran away after looting banks in the previous governments. We have seized their assets. Many people have been forced to live in jails... Even the big people will not be able to esUnless we develop hatred towards the corrupt and corruption, until we relegate these people to social shaming, such mentality will not change — Narendra Modi Welfare spending for better future: CM E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ Vijayawada Decentralisation of development besides laying a strong foundation for a better future has been the policy of the YSRC government that has ushered in revolutionary changes in the last three years, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy said on Monday He . hoisted the national flag at the Indira Gandhi Municipal Corporation Stadium in Vijayawada on the occasion of the 76th Independence Day . Reiterating his government’s commitment to welfare, Jagan said, “We treat all the money being spent on welfare as an investment for a better and bright future. It will pave the way to nation building and preparing youngsters to cross all discriminations and face the competitive world.” “India’s first prime minister on the country’s first Independence Day said, the ambition of the greatest man of our generation has been to wipe ‘every tear from every eye.’ That may Savarkar, Tipu flexes tense up Shivamogga MARX T E JASWI @ Shivamogga Prohibitory orders were clamped in the communally sensitive Shivamogga city in Karnataka on Monday after two groups tried to install the flexes of Hindutva icon V D Savarkar and 18th century Tipu Sultan at the same spot. While the police attempted to disperse the two groups, a 20year-old youth was stabbed in another area of the city No ar. rests have been made yet. Officials told this newspaper that it all began when a group put up a flex of Savarkar at Amir Ahmed Circle without permission from authorities. Later, police removed the flex. Later, another crowd wanted to put up the flex of Tipu Sultan but the police refused permission. When the group came close to the circle, the police resorted to a mild lathi charge. The first group, then, started a dharna. The police dispersed both the groups and placed a national flag at the circle. Schools and colleges will remain closed on Tuesday . be beyond us, but so long as there are tears and suffering, so long our work will not be over,” Jagan quoted Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and added that his government, too, has been implementing the same in letter and spirit for the past three years. Describing the Tricolour as a symbol of India’s independence, democratic spirit and self respect, Jagan said it is matter of pride that the national flag was designed by Ping ali Venkayya—a Telugu man. Speaking about the strides the nation has made in past 75 years, Jagan said the rate of literacy in the country has increased to 77% from 12%, irrigation resources rose to 49% from 18% and that the country is 99% electrified. “However, the struggle for equality, identity and security still continues. Today, we are witnessing a social struggle and in the last three years, our government has made every effort to find a solution to these problems,” the chief minister P4 asserted. The struggle for equality, identity and security still continues, but our government has made every effort to find a solution to these problems — YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, CM @ Ahmedabad All the 11 convicts serving life sentence for the Bilks Bano gang-rape case in 2002 during the Gujarat riots case, walked free from the Godhra sub-jail on Monday after the Gujarat gover nment allowed their release under its remission policy . A special CBI court in Mumbai had on January 21, 2008 sentenced the 11 accused to life imprisonment. Later, their conviction was upheld by the Bombay High Court. The convicts had served more than 15 years in jail. Citing this reason, one of them approached the Supreme Court praying for an early release. The apex court directed the Gujarat govern- important pillar of India’s growth. But the remarks led the opposition and activists to question the government over the on-ground implementation of various policies for women. “It hurts me to say that we have witnessed a perversion in our day-to-day speaking, behaviour. We have been casually using language and words that are insulting to women. Can we not pledge to get rid of everything in our behaviour, culture and everyday life that humili- mana badi nadu-nedu UP learns a few tips on management of schools from Andhra schools situated in the rural areas of NTR and Krishna OFFICIALS of the Uttar districts. They also visited Pradesh Education Depart- Kasturba Gandhi Balika Viment are set to learn a few dyalaya with the officials of tips from Andhra Pradesh State Council of Educationon managing 15,000 al Research and English-medium Training (SCERT) government-run priof Andhra Pradesh mary and upper priin the first week of mary schools across August. 75 districts. ELTI principal A t wo - m e m b e r said, besides having team of Prayagrajbilingual course based English Lanbooks—in Telugu School guage Teaching Inand English—the visits stitute (ELTI) had configuration of recently toured two ELTI principal Andhra schools is said the districts—NTR and different from UP . Krishna—in Andhra teachers’ count Elaborating, he Pradesh, studying in each school said, AP schools are in AP is the school education structured as Classdetermined management es 1-5 and 6-10 whereevery year system. as in UP, they are based on the On the directions structured as Classnumber of of UP’s Director es 1-5 and 6-8 at the General of School students. Their primary and upper transfer and Education, Vijay primary levels, reposting is Kiran Anand, the spectively In AP stu. , team will now sub- online, leaving dents undergo formno scope for mit its report with ative assessment corruption suggestions on effeconce in two months tive interventions and summative asfor its schools, the State Edu- sessment once in six months. cation Department officials But UP students are assessed said. twice a year. He said the The two-member team, strength of teachers in each ELTI Principal Skand Shuk- school in AP is determined la and lecturer Kuldeep Pan- every year based on the stuP5 dey visited over half-a-dozen dent strength. , N a m i ta B a j pa i @ Lucknow CM Jagan said in the past 75 years, India progressed from being a country dependent on importing food grains to being one of the top exporters to the world | Express Jagan, Naidu attend ‘At Home’ programme CM Jagan and Opposition leader N Chandrababu Naidu attended Governor Biswa Bhusan Harichandan’s ‘At Home’ programme. However, the two leaders did not talk to each other All 11 Bilkis Bano rape convicts walk out of jail D i l i p S i n g h Ks h at r i ya cape,” Modi pointed out. “Corruption is eating the country like termites.... This mindset is not going to change unless there is a feeling of nafrat (hatred) for corruption and the corrupt and people are forced to look down upon them socially he added. ,” Hailing India as the mother of democracy Modi also sought , an immediate check on the growing tendency of misogyny and disrespect towards women. He said respect for women is an ment to look into the issue of remission of his sentence, following which the government formed a committee. Panchmahals Collector Sujal Mayatra, who headed the panel, said the committee took a unanimous decision in favour of remission of all the 11 convicts in the case. “We received the order for their release letter from the government yesterday (Sunday) and, accordingly, they have been released,” he added. The 11 released convicts are Jaswant Nai, Govind Nai, Shailesh Bhatt, Radhyesham Bhagwan Das Shah, Bipin Chandra Joshi, Kesarbhai Vohania, Pradeep Mordhiya, Bakabhai Vohania, Rajubhai Soni, Mitesh Bhatt and Ramesh Chandana. Convicted for gangrape, murder of seven persons Bilkis Bano’s family was attacked by a mob at Randhikpur village in the Dahod district of Gujarat during the post-Godhra riots on March 3, 2002. Bilkis Bano, who was five months pregnant at that time, was gang-raped and seven members of her family were killed. Six other members managed to run away express read Phase 3 trials for Covid intranasal vax done New Delhi: Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech on Monday announced it has completed clinical development for phase-III trials and booster doses for its intranasal Covid vaccine. The adenoviral intranasal vaccine, BBV154, is the first of its kind Covid-19 vaccine to undergo human trials in India | P5 ates and demeans women?” Modi asked. The PM said he could foresee a manifold increase in the stake of women in public life in the next 25 years, adding their potential was beyond assessment. “If the efforts of our nari shakti are added to the hard work that is required to fulfil the dreams in this Amrit Kaal, then it will accelerate our growth. Our dreams will be more intense, vivacious and resplendent,” he said. Don’t trivialise sacrifices of our freedom fighters: Sonia E x p r e ss N e ws Se r v i c e @ New Delhi Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on Monday hit out at the “self-obsessed” Narendra Modi government for “trivialising” the sacrifices of freedom fighters. “We have achieved a lot over the past 75 years but what can never be accepted is that the current self-obsessed government is hell-bent on trivialising the great sacrifices of our freedom fighters and the country’s glorious achievements,” she said. The sharp reaction came a day after the BJP released a video carrying its version of the partition of India, for which it blamed the then Congress leadership. Sonia said her party will strongly oppose any misrepresentation of history for political gains by putting icons of the Independence movement on the dock by peddling lies. “Under the leadership of its visionary leaders, India established an independent, fair and transparent electoral system. It also strengthened democratic and constitutional institutions. Side by side, India made an identity for itself for always living up to the ideals of plurality of languages, religions and communities,” she added. Indigo flight Flutter in plane after ‘bomber’ text message E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ Mangaluru A seemingly innocuous exchange of WhatsApp messages between a woman and a man forced airport security to stop a flight from taking off at the Mangalore International Airport (MIA). It occurred on Sunday when the man, who was on the Mumbai-bound 6E-5237 Indigo flight and the woman who was at the airport exchanged the loaded text messages. Both were taken into custody by the police on Sunday and let off on Monday asking them to , appear on a later date. They told the police the text messages were a joke. K P Bhopanna, who works as a manager at MIA, lodged a complaint with Bajpe police on Sunday night that he received information from the airport staff that a person had received a suspicious text which read, “among all the Muslims, you are the bomber”. The man replied, saying, “Can you see me. Did you see the salute. So cute, have a safe flight.” “I immediately alerted the CISF. Personnel from CISF, BDDS, Indigo Security and technical staff took the flight to the isolation bay and passen- gers were deplaned,” Bhopanna said in his complaint. A co-passenger happened to peep into the WhatsApp mes- sage the man received, noticed the word ‘bomber’, and alerted an airhostess, who shared it with the pilot. The pilot then radioed ATC and the flight was stopped from taking off. Later, the passengers and their luggage were checked but no suspicious item was found. The 11 am flight finally took off six hours later. A case has been registered against the duo under Sections 505 (1) (b) of the IPC (intent to cause, or which is likely to cause, fear or alarm to the public). The man works in a company in Gujarat and the woman is pursuing her studies.
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