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 vijayawada 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 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 @ 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 for 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 All Bilkis Bano rape convicts walk out of jail D i l i p S i n g h Ks h at r i ya @ 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 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 imp r i s o n m e n t . L at e r, t h e i r 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 a unanimous decision in favour of remission of all the 11 convicts in P7 the case. 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 the 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 @ Visakhapatnam A WEEK after a couple was found murdered in Pendurthi police limits, a 46-year-old home-alone woman was murdered at an apartment at Nagamalli Layout in Pendurthi’s Sujatanagar on Monday . The woman, Appukonda Lakshmi, was sleeping when she was attacked with an iron rod, police said, adding that a man, who was found moving around suspiciously has been detained de, spite his attempts to escape. An iron rod was found in his possession. Investigators could not so far attribute any motive for the crime. The woman, hailing from Ganisettipalem at Kothavalasa 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) g ove r n m e n t - r u n of Andhra Pradesh primary and upper in the first week of primary schools August. across 75 districts. ELTI principal A two-member said, besides having team of Prayagrajbilingual course based English Lanbooks—in Telugu School guage Teaching Inand English—the visits stitute (ELTI) had configuration of ELTI principal recently toured two Andhra schools is said the districts—NTR and different from UP . Krishna—in And- teachers’ count Elaborating, he in each school hra Pradesh, studysaid, AP schools are in AP is ing the school edustructured as Classdetermined cation management es 1-5 and 6-10 every year system. whereas in UP they , based on the On the directions are structured as number of of UP’s Director Classes 1-5 and 6-8 at General of School students. Their the primary and uptransfer and Education, Vijay per primary levels, posting is Kiran Anand, the respectively. In AP, team will now sub- online, leaving students undergo no scope for mit its report with for mative assesscorruption suggestions on efment once in two fective intervenmonths and summations for its schools, the tive assessment once in six State Education Department months. But UP students are officials said. assessed twice a year. He The two-member team, said the strength of teachers ELTI Principal Skand Shuk- in each school in AP is dela and lecturer Kuldeep Pan- termined every year based dey visited over half-a-dozen on the student strength. P5 , 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 Another woman killed in Vizag, one detained E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e 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 mandal in Vizianagaram, had been working in the apartment along with her watchman husband Demudu (55). Demudu reportedly told the police that he was away when the incident occurred. Police were probing if the latest incident was in any way connected to another murder of a couple, D Appa Rao (60) and D Lakshmi (55) at an under-construction Saptagirinagar apartment in Chinamushidiwada, on August 8. Incidently, the couple also hailed from Vizianagaram and was working at the apartment. Police are not arrested anyone in connection with the couple’s murder. They have not established the motive for their murder as well. Motive for murders not known, say police Police are groping in the dark after another murder was reported in Pendurthi limits only a week after a couple was killed on August 8. The couple were found to have sustained head injuries. While the police are suspecting that they were beaten with a stick, they have not established a motive for both the incidents. express read Pregnant woman dies waiting for medical help Visakhapatnam: A 20-year-old heavily pregnant tribal woman died for the want of medical support at Boddu Mamdi village in Alluri Sitarama Raju district on Monday. Pongu Solutima was in labour for the last three days. A medical team could not treat her on time reportedly due to lack of proper road connectivity | P3 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, bomb squad, IndiGo security and technical staff took the flight to the isolation bay and Illustration: Soumyadip Sinha E x p r e s s N e w s Se 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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