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 5-point agenda for the next 25 years 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” HYDERABAD l tuesday l august 16, 2022 l `9.00 l PAGES 16 l LATE CITY EDITION Salutes children who say ‘no’ to imported toys, says Aatmanirbhar 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 @ 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 TRS leader hacked to death after I-Day fete in Khammam the bike and when Krishnaiah and his car driver fell, they atOn a day when the entire coun- tacked him with sickles and try was rejoicing in the Inde- knives. They also cut off his pendence Day celebrations, the wrists and carried the limbs with residents of Teladarupalli in them. Khammam rural mandal were According to Additional SP shaken by the ghastly murder Subhash Chandra Bose, the of TRS leader Tamshocking incident took mineni Krishnaiah on place at 11.15 am. Monday . Krishnaiah, who was Blood spilled on the a follower of former road as four assailants minister Tummala Nagwaylaid Krishnaiah eswara Rao, was origiand hacked him to nally a CPI activist but death in broad daylight. had defected to the TRS Ironically, the gruefollowing serious differsome murder was com- Tammineni Krishnaiah ences with local CPM mitted when Krishnaiactivists. A cousin of ah was returning on a bike, with CPM State Secretary Tammineni his car driver K Muthesam as Veerabhadram, he had served as pillion, immediately after un- director of Andhra Bank Karshafurling the national flag at Pon- ka Seva Sahakara Sangham and nekal Rythu Vedika. also as the director of Tekulapalli The assailants, who arrived in Primary Agriculture Cooperaan autorickshaw first knocked tive Society Continued ON P4 . B I N I TA JA I SWA L @ New Delhi Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech on Monday announced it had completed clinical development for Phase III trials and booster doses for BBV154 intranasal Covid vaccine. The adenoviral intranasal vaccine BBV154 is the first of its kind Covid-19 vaccine to undergo human trials in India. “BBV154 has proven to be safe, well-tolerated and immunogenic in subjects in controlled clinical trials,” the pharma company said in a statement. Suchitra K Ella, Joint Managing Director, Bharat Biotech, said: “On this 75th Independence Day, we are proud to announce the successful completion of clinical trials for the BBV154 intranasal vaccine. This intranasal vaccine will make it easier to deploy in mass immunisation campaigns with an easy-to-administer formulation and delivery device.” Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao pays tributes at the Army War Memorial in Secunderabad Parade Grounds on Monday All the 11 convicts serving life sentence for the Bilkis Bano gang-rape case in 2002 during the Gujarat riots, walked free from the Godhra sub-jail on Monday after the Gujarat government 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 government 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 Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao skipped the ‘At Home’ programme hosted by Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan at Raj Bhavan on Monday. Though, the CMO said that Rao would attend the event, his programme was cancelled at the last minute. As the CMO informed Raj Bhavan that the CM would be attending the event at 7 pm, the Governor reportedly waited for another half-an-hour. As the CM did not turn up, the ‘At Home’ commenced later. S Bac h an J eet S in g h @ Hyderabad Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao came down heavily on the Narendra Modi government in his Independence Day address for allegedly diluting the nation’s federal spirit and running down welfare schemes of States by terming them “freebies”. Addressing people from Golconda Fort after unfurling the national flag on the occasion of the 75th I-Day celebrations, Rao said that public welfare is the main responsibility of governments. On one hand, the Centre was not fulfilling that responsibility properly On the other insult. ing welfare schemes provided to the poor by branding them as “freebies”. 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 re, leased,” 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. The Modi government, said Rao, was acting against the federal spirit and centralising powers. It had made a mockery of the provision of the Constitution that “India is a union of States”, Rao alleged. He accused the Centre of plotting to weaken States economically and imposing indiscriminate taxation on citizens. The CM called upon people to be alert and thwart 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 ess N ews S e r v i c e @ New Delhi Tribal artist D Mogilaiah shows his musical instrument ‘kinnera’ to Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan during the ‘At Home’ event It’s welfare, not freebies, KCR tells Modi All 11 life convicts in Bilkis Bano rape case walk out of Godhra jail Dilip Singh Kshatriya @ Ahmedabad 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- KCR skips guv’s ‘at home’ event B SATYANARAYANA REDDY @ Khammam Bharat Biotech completes trials for intranasal Covid vaccine 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 attempts of disruptive forces promoting religious hatred. Rao elaborated in his speech that the Centre had been collecting huge revenues in the form of cess rather than taxes with the “malicious intent” of reducing the share given to States. The Centre was denying a fair share of 41 per cent of taxes to the States. Due to the cess and other forms of indirect taxation, it had de- CM to join mass rendering of national anthem The State government will be organising mass rendering of the national anthem across the State at all important traffic junctions at 11.30 am on Tuesday, as part of Swatantra Bharata Vajrotsava Dwi Saptaham. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is also expected to participate in the programme at one of the junctions in the city, most likely at Abids. All traffic signals would display the red signal at 11.30 am | P5 nied about 11.4 per cent of its revenue to States in 2022-23 which was gross injustice, said the Chief Minister. He also found fault with the Centre’s decisions such as reduction of FRBM limit. ‘Unilateral decisions’ Rao went on to say in his speech that the Centre was taking decisions on various subjects without discussing them with States. Thereafter, States were being pressurised to implement them. The Chief Minister cited the example of the Farm Bills which led to country-wide protests by farmers, forcing the Prime Minister to publicly apologise and withdraw the draconian laws. Continued on P4 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. express read BJP workers injured in TRS attack in Jangaon Jangaon: Several BJP workers sustained serious injuries when alleged TRS activists pelted stones at the Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav programme organised by the saffron party at Devaruppula village of Jangaon district on Monday | P4 Indigo flight Flutter in plane after ‘bomber’ text message E x p r ess N ews S e 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, bomb squad, IndiGo security and technical staff took the flight to the isolation bay and Illustration: Soumyadip Sinha E x p r ess N ews S e r v i c e passengers were deplaned,” Bhopanna said. 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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