SHIVAMOGGA SUNDAY OCTOBER 2, 2022 `12.00 PAGES 24 CITY EDITION RUSSIA VETOES U.N. MOTION SLAMMING ITS LAND GRAB Both India and China abstained from voting on the UN Security Council resolution tabled by the US and Albania Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya raises his hand against the UN Security Council vote | AP DIALOGUE ONLY WAY TO SETTLE DISPUTES: INDIA ■ 30 PUTIN’S ALLY CHINA TOO URGES RESTRAINT Ten of 15 members of the Security Council supported the resolution, while Gabon and Brazil also abstained. Addressing the Council after the vote, India’s permanent representative to the UN, Ambassador Ruchira Kamboj called for dialogue, saying it is “the only answer to settling differences and disputes, however daunting that may appear at this moment” ■ Russia’s strategic ally China too called for restraint. “The sovereignty and territorial integrity of all countries should be safeguarded,” China’s ambassador to UN Zhang Jun said US Secretary of State Antony Blinken had said Washington would seek a vote at the General Assembly if there was a veto KILLED IN AN ATTACK ON A CIVILIAN CONVOY IN UKRAINE’S KUPIANSK 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 Ultra high-speed services rolled out in eight cities Services all set to go pan-India by end of 2023 Country to lead the fourth industrial revolution, says PM India ushers in 5G era R A K E S H K U M A R @ New Delhi INDIA on Saturday ushered in the 5G era with Prime Minister Narendra Modi launching the services in eight cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Varanasi. The 5G technology which is 100 , times faster than 4G and has the potential to deliver up to 20 Gbps speed, would be available across the country next year. The government estimates the cumulative economic impact of 5G on India will touch $450 billion by 2035. While launching the 5G services, Modi said the technology’s use will not be limited to highspeed internet access, saying it has the capability to change lives. “Today, 130 crore Indians are getting a wonderful gift in the form of 5G... It is the beginning of an infinite sky of opportunities. I congratulate every Indian for this,” he said. The PM pointed out that India was dependent on other countries for 2G, 3G and 4G technologies but with 5G, India has created history “India is setting a global . standard in telecom technology for the first time,” he remarked. He further said the cost of data in India is among the lowest in the world. It has come down from `300 to about `10 per GB. Modi also urged the telecom industry leaders to visit schools and colleges and unleash every aspect of this new technology He also asked them to create an eco. system for MSMEs to prepare spare parts for electronic manufacturing. “India may not have benefited from the Diggy, PC in race for RS LoP as Kharge quits S H A H I D F A R I D I @ New Delhi CONGRESS leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Saturday resigned as the Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha after filing nomination to contest in the party’s presidential election. Kharge’s resignation is in line with the policy of “one person, one post” adopted at the Udaipur conclave. Sources said senior leaders P Chidambaram, Digvijaya Singh and Pramod Tiwari are EXPRESS READ Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, senior CPM leader, dead Reliance Jio’s Akash Ambani gives 5G demo to Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the launch event | PTI Impact across industries Other than offering ultra high-speed internet, 5G can make remote healthcare, precision agriculture, safer transportation and digitised logistics a reality first three industrial revolutions, but I am confident that it will take full benefit of the 4th industrial revolution and, in fact, will lead it,” said Modi. Reliance Industries and Bharti Airtel said they will roll out 5G services nationwide by December 2023 and March 2024, respectively The third largest telco Voda. fone Idea hasn’t given any timeline for rolling out its 5G service. State-owned BSNL is yet to complete its 4G rollout. T’Puram: Senior CPM leader and Politburo member Kodiyeri Balakrishnan passed away on Saturday at Apollo Hospital in Chennai. He was 68. A five-time MLA, he also served as the Kerala Home Minister from 2006 to 2011. P5 Top 500 ranks same in revised KCET list Bengaluru: The revised ranking list for KCET 2022 was released on Saturday after six per cent marks obtained in second PU 2021 were deducted for repeaters. Minister Dr Ashwath Narayan said there was no difference in the top 500 rankings. the frontrunners in the race to replace Kharge. Party general secretary Mukul Wasnik’s name was also doing the rounds, but Congress leaders said the party may not pick up another Dalit for a top job within days of selecting Kharge for presidency and appointing Dalit leader Brijlal Khabri as UP Congress president on Saturday . Sources said Tiwari was being considered as Chidambaram hails from the South and the party is electing its president from the same region. Digvijaya has been the Madhya Pradesh CM for 10 years, and is considered close to Rahul Gandhi. He is also known for his political acumen. Meanwhile, for mer Jharkhand minister K N Tripathi’s nomination for president was rejected on Saturday as the signature of one of his proposers did not match, narrowing the race to between Kharge and Shashi Tharoor. EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE Digvijaya Singh P Chidambaram Rahul, Siddu violated wildlife norms during yatra, says BJP B O S K Y K H A N N A @ Bengaluru BJP leaders have filed a complaint against Congress leaders participating in the ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ over the alleged violation of wildlife norms inside Bandipur Tiger Reserve (BTR) on Friday morning. The complaint was f i l e d o n S at u rd ay morning against former Congress president Rahul Gandhi, who is spearheading the Bharat Jodo Yatra, Leader of Opposition Siddaramaiah, and Congress leaders K J George and H C Mahadevappa. In the complaint, the BJP leaders have alleged that the Congress leaders entered the tiger reserve without per mission and got down from their vehicles on the main BTR road, which is not per mitted as per Wildlife Protection Act, 1972. The complainants also alleged that forest department staffers allowed entry through the checkposts from Karnataka and Mudumalai sides when the gates should be closed. P4 Dalit boy tied to pole, thrashed in Chintamani TOURISTS HIT BY YATRA The Bharat Jodo Yatra, led by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, which entered Karnataka on Friday, has affected tourists travelling to Mysuru for Dasara festivities due to traffic snarls on Mysuru-Ooty Road. P4 @ Chikkaballapur IN a shocking incident, a 14-year-old Dalit boy was allegedly tied to a pole and beaten up by some people belonging to an upper caste at a village in Chikkaballapur district on Thursday night. When the parents of the boy tried to rescue him, they were also thrashed. SP D L Nagesh said the incident took place around 9 pm at Kempadenahalli, a tiny village about 10 km from Chintamani town in Chikkaballapur district. Chikkaballapur Deputy Commissioner N M Nagaraj, who visited the village along with the SP on Saturday called , the incident “unfortunate”. He said a compensation of `25,000 each has been paid to the boy and his parents. Based on a complaint from the boy’s mother Rathna, a case has been registered against 10 people, including a woman. P5 W I T H T H I S I SSU E EMPIRE IN RETREAT PLUS 12 PAGES
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