Gives a piece of his mind to the world PM Narendra Modi took a swipe at the Says gender equality is a crucial of the world, wondering how long will they “continue to distribute certificates to us” Compliments the military for using an indigenously developed howitzer for the first time for the ceremonial 21-gun salute at the event parameter of unity with the family as its foundation holier than thou attitude belagavi l tuesday l august 16, 2022 l `9.00 l PAGES 12 l late city EDITION 5-point agenda for the next 25 years Salutes children who say ‘no’ to imported toys, says Aatmanirbhar Bharat runs through their veins 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 Express News Service @ 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 loot- 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 CM announces jobs for martyrs’ families Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Monday announced that the state government will provide jobs to the kin of martyrs, along with B25 lakh compensation. Hoisting the Tricolour at the Manekshaw Parade Ground, the CM added that government schools would get new toilets | P4 M a r x T e ja sw i @ Shivamogga E x p r e ss N e ws S e r v i c e @ New Delhi KPCC chief DK Shivakumar, Congress Karnataka in-charge Randeep Surjewala and other leaders and workers take part in the Freedom Walk, as part of Independence Day celebrations, in Bengaluru on Monday | VInod kumar T | P4 Traffic mismanagement hits commuters hard E x p r e ss N e ws S e r v i c e @ Bengaluru Thanks to traffic jams across Bengaluru, the 76th Independence Day turned out to be a nightmare for many Bengalureans. Motorists and commuters were stuck in traffic blockages in various parts of city for multiple reasons. The major cause behind the jams was a 7.5 km-long Congress rally from Kranteevara Sangoli Rayanna Circle near Majestic to National Colle ge Grounds in Basavanagudi. While the rally brought the traffic to a grinding halt in the old CBD areas of the city, citizens commuting from west Bengaluru to city central were stranded. The traffic police had closed Anand Rao Circle flyover and also a portion of the Okalipuram flyover. Vehicular movement was diverted via Majestic bus stand, making it difficult for buses to leave the the terminal. Commuters were forced to spend over two hours in traffic jams in and around Majestic. The movement of vehicles was also affected in Vasanth Nagar, Queeen’s Road and Shivajinagar as many were heading to take part in the Congress rally P5 . Ex-serviceman dies during flag-hoisting in DK An ex-serviceman collapsed seconds before hoisting of the National Flag during the Independence Day celebrations at Kutrupady gram panchayat in Kadaba taluk of Dakshina Kannada district on Monday. He died on the way to hospital. The deceased has been identified as Gangadhar Gowda, aged 54 | P5 The 76th Independence Day celebrations were marred by clashes in the communally-sensitive Shivamogga city which saw one person stabbed on Monday . Controversy erupted over flexes of V D Savarkar and Tipu Sultan placed at Amir Ahmed Circle. While the police attempted to disperse two groups from a confrontation at the site, a 20-year-old youth was stabbed in another area of the city . Official sources informed The New Indian Express that it all began when a group tried to put up a flex of Savarkar at Amir Ahmed Circle without getting permission from the authorities concerned. An argument ensued with the police, when they did not allow the flex to be put up at the circle. The group then tried to forcibly place the flex at the circle. Later, police personnel along with the Shivamogga City Corporation managed to remove the flex. Meanwhile, in response, another crowd gathered and approached the circle insisting on putting up a flex of Tipu Sultan. The police did not allow that either. The police re- express read Case against BJP leader for displaying flag upside down Bengaluru: A complaint has been filed against BJP leader Anil Chalageri, president of Yeshwantpur assembly segment, for allegedly insulting the National Flag Code. Chalageri had allegedly put the flag upside down, the video of which went viral | P4 Flag hoisted for the first time at Chamarajpet Idgah Maidan Bengaluru: For the first time since Independence, the Tricolour was hoisted at the disputed Chamarajpet Idgah Maidan here on Monday, at an event attended by Congress MLA BZ Zameer Ahmed Khan and BJP MP PC Mohan. Bilkis Bano case: All 11 convicts serving life term released Godhra: All the eleven convicts sentenced to life imprisonment in the 2002 post-Godhra Bilkis Bano gangrape case on Monday, walked out of the Godhra sub-jail after the Gujarat government allowed their release under its remission policy, an official said | P8 flutter on flight ‘Bomber’ text: Couple freed, tell cops it was just a joke E x p r e s s N e w s S e r v i c e @ Mangaluru Suspicious WhatsApp messages between a woman and a man forced airport security authorities to stop a flight from taking off at Mangalore International Airport (MIA). The incident 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 text messages regarding security matters. The duo was taken into custody by the police on Sunday and let off on Monday, after being asked to appear on a later date. K P Bhopanna, who works as a and disrespect towards women. He said respect for women is an 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 humiliates 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. S’mogga tense over Savarkar, Tipu flexes Don’t trivialise sacrifices of our freedom fighters: Sonia 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. ing 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 escape,” Modi pointed out. “Corruption is eating the country like termites.... This mindset is not going to change 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 from the which read, “among all the Muslims, you are the bomber”. The man replied to the message saying, “Can you see me. Did you see the salute. So cute, have a safe flight.” “I immediately alerted the CISF personnel. Personnel from CISF, BDDS, Indigo Security and technical staff took the flight to the Isolation Bay and passengers were deplaned,” Bhopanna said in his complaint. The two spoke about causing danger to the security of the flight and a co-passenger noticed it and informed the airhost- ess and the pilot. The pilot then informed ATC and the flight was stopped from taking off. Later, the passengers and their luggage were frisked but no suspicious item was found. The flight which was scheduled to depart at 11 am took off six hours late. A case has been registered by the Bajpe police and the duo have been booked under Sections 505 (1) (b) of the IPC (with 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, Simran, is pursuing her studies. The duo told the police that they were joking. A mob argues with police personnel at Amir Ahmed Circle in Shivamogga city on Monday | Express sorted to a mild lathi-charge when the group came close to the circle. The first group staged a dharna demanding permission to put up Savarkar’s flex. Both the groups were dispersed and the police placed a national flag at the circle. However, while the police were controlling the mob at the circle, a youth identified as Prem Singh was stabbed at Gandhi Bazaar. He was attacked when he was returning after shutting a cloth shop he was working in. He was shifted to McGann Hospital for treatment. The District Administration imposed Section 144 of CrPC in the city to maintain peace. Prohibitory orders were also issued at Bhadravathi town, which is also considered a comP4 munally-sensitive area.
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