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 bengaluru l tuesday l august 16, 2022 l `9.00 l PAGES 16 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 party’s Freedom Walk, as part of Independence Day celebrations, in Bengaluru on Monday | VInod kumar T 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 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 College Grounds in Basavanagudi. While the rally brought the traffic to a grinding halt in the old CBD areas of the city, citizens coming 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 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 P2,4 . 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 Tension prevailed in the communally-sensitive Shivamogga city, with one person being stabbed, marring the 76th Independence Day celebrations on Monday A controversy erupt. ed 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, a 20-yearold 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 resorted to a mild lathi-charge when the group came close to 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 | P2 Bilkis Bano gangrape : All 11 convicts serving life 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 A man and a woman, who were taken into custody after they set off panic on a Mumbai-bound 6E5237 Indigo flight by sharing suspicious WhatsApp messages on Sunday were let off on Monday by , Mangaluru police who served them a notice asking them to appear on a later date. The duo told the police that the text messages were a mere joke. The incident occurred on Sunday when the man who was on the flight and the woman who was at the airport ter minal exchanged text messages. K P Bhopanna, who works as a manager at the Mangaluru International Airport (MIA), lodged a complaint with Bajpe police on Sunday night saying that he received information from the airport staff that a passenger had received a suspicious text from a woman 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 Iso- Illustration: Soumyadip Sinha ‘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 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 lation Bay and passengers were deplaned”, Bhopanna said in his complaint. The two accused spoke about causing danger to the security of the flight and a co-passenger noticed the messages and informed an airhostess and the pilot. The pilot then informed the ATC and the flight was stopped from taking off, the complaint stated. 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 later. The man works in a company in Gujarat and the woman, Simran, is pursuing her studies. A case has been registered by the Bajpe police. A mob argues with police personnel at Amir Ahmed Circle in Shivamogga city on Monday | Express 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 communally-sensitive area. Meanwhile, two people have been arrested for the stabbing. The accused are identified as Nadeem (25) and Abdul Rahman (25). P4
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