FREE PRESS - VOL. 12 NO. 63 | BHOPAL | TUESDAY | AUGUST 16, 2022 | PAGES 13 r Regd. No. Indore MP/ICD 216/2021-2023; r RNI No. mpeng/2010/35815 EDITIONS: INDORE, BHOPAL, UJJAIN, MUMBAI, PUNE `3 QUALITY AT VALUE WEATHER 27.10c. 23.00c Modi sets 'Panch Pran' target for next 25 yrs WWW.FREEPRESSJOURNAL.IN FOR 24X7 UPDATES EDIT MANIFESTING HER MAJESTY! Pg-12 THE PROMISE OF INDIA@75 Sunrise : 06.03 Sunset : 07.01 A DEVELOPED INDIA IS THE BIG GOAL, says PM & asks people to have hatred for corruption & nepotism AGENCIES New Delhi News Brief Mountaineer Bhawna poses with the National Flag on Mt Elbrus, the highest peak in Europe, on India’s 76th Independence Day SBI lending rate up by 0.5% Following the latest revision in the benchmark rate of the Reserve Bank of India to curb retail inflation and arrest the depreciation of the rupee, the State Bank of India, the country’s largest commercial bank, has raised lending rates by 50 basis points. This translates into an increase of 0.5% in interest rates for existing as well as new borrowers. SBI is the first bank to raise interest rates after the RBI’s rate revision. Wankhede lodges case against Malik The Narcotics Control Bureau’s former Mumbai zonal director, Sameer Wankhede, has filed a case against NCP leader Nawab Malik at Goregaon police station on charges of defamation, under the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. Malik had earlier alleged that Wankhede had submitted a fake caste certificate to get a government job. However, the latter got a clean chit from the caste scrutiny committee last week. Indian flag up 30km in space To mark 75 years of independence, Space Kidz India unfurled the national flag on a while balloon 30km out in space. Space Kidz India nurtures young scientific minds and recently launched a satellite in the Low Earth Orbit. Award for Aparna Sen at Melbourne Filmmaker Aparna Sen’s directorial debut ‘The Rapist’ has won her the Best Director award for 2022 at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne. The film had previously won the prestigious Kim Jiseok Award at Busan. The film has earlier been celebrated across festivals, including the London Indian Film Festival, Kolkata International Film festival, and International Film festival of Kerala. Extra 6 yrs in jail for Suu Kyi A court in military-ruled Myanmar convicted the country’s ousted leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, on more corruption charges on Monday, adding six years to her earlier 11-year prison sentence, a legal official said. The trial was held behind closed doors, with no access for the media or the public, and her lawyers were forbidden by a gag order from revealing information about the proceedings. World. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the time had come to cleanse India of corruption and nepotism and urged people to go beyond politics in opposing these evils as he set a 'panch prann' (five resolves) target to make India a developed nation in 25 years. "The nation should now only be setting big goals," Modi asserted in his ninth successive address to the nation from the ramparts of Red Fort on Independence Day “That big goal is a de. veloped India, nothing less.” He said India had entered a decisive era in its battle against corruption which is "eating the country like termites", adding that cor- ruption and nepotism are the two main challenges before it. Dressed in traditional kurta and churidar paired with a blue jacket and a white turban with tricolour stripes, the prime minister unfurled the national flag to a 21-gun salute from the indigenously developed ATAGS howitzer. Calling it a historic day for India, Modi said the completion of 75 years of independence was a time to move forward with a fresh resolve. He spoke strongly for cooperative federalism, celebrating the country's diversity , unity among citizens, gender equality and research , and innovation. While his 82-minute speech was peppered with several exhortations to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on the occasion of the 76th Independence Day in New Delhi on Monday Jan Awas Yojana for homeless: Chouhan 'Suraaj colonies for poor on 21,000 acre land freed from mafia' OUR STAFF REPORTER firstname.lastname@example.org public and the slogan ‘Jai Anusandhan’, there was no announcement of any CM ANNOUNCES FARM LOAN INTEREST RELIEF BHOPAL: Chouhan said his govt will pay interest on loans of those farmers who did not repay in the belief that the loan waiver promise of the previous Congress dispensation would benefit them. He said the move will give relief to farmers. Hedgewar's memories to be made permanent Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced here on Independence Day that a CM Jan Awas Yojna will be implemented for the homeless in the state. CM was addressing the state-level Independence Day function at Motilal Nehru Stadium, Bhopal where he also hoisted the National Flag. Addressing the gathering he said, "It is the resolve of the state government that no family on the soil of the state will remain without land and house. No poor will be deprived of medical treatment. No meritorious student will be deprived of education due to lack of funds. No child will remain destitute. No family will be deprived of clean drinking water and no eligible beneficiary will be deprived of the benefits of government schemes." He further said, "It is the duty of every resident of the state to save daughters, create a drug-free society, save energy, save water, plant trees and actively participate in cleanliness." The CM said under the Mukhya Mantri Bhu-Adhikar Yojana, every person would be provided a piece of land for housing. Where necessary, housing would be provided to the poor by constructing high rise buildings. 'Suraaj Colonies' would be developed for the poor on about 21000 acres of land that was freed from the mafia. He said a special campaign would be new initiative or scheme as had been the practice. "A distortion has crept in Chouhan announced to make memories of RSS founder KB Hedgewar 'permanent' in the state and a memorial for heroes of the country's freedom struggle. He announced to provide one lakh government jobs within a year to youth and a housing scheme for those not covered under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. Dam breach: Drivers to be honoured with Rs 2L each Chouhan announced a reward of Rs 2 lakh each for poclain drivers engaged in averting a disaster after a dam wall breach in Dhar district. He said the drivers endangered their lives to make way for the safe release of water from the dam and avert the disaster. SEEN INSIDE 9 THREAT CALLS TO MUKESH AMBANI MUMBAI A 56-year-old small-time jeweller was arrested on Monday afternoon for allegedly calling up the landline number of Reliance Hospital in Mumbai and threatening to kill industrialist Mukesh Ambani and his family . The accused, Bishnu Vidu Bhoumik, was arrested from Dahisar at around 1:30 pm, one-and-a-half hours after he made nine abusive and threatening calls within 75 minutes. He runs a jewellery shop in south Mumbai, a police official said.As per the preliminary investigation, Bhoumik is a JEWELLER ARRESTED, INVESTIGATION ON Chief minister Shivraj Singh at Motilal Nehru Stadium, Bhopal launched in the state in the coming months of September-October so that no eligible person should be deprived of the poor welfare schemes run under the leadership of Modi. He said the PESA Act would be im- plemented in the state by September 18, 2022. He said in this year of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, activities would be conducted for a week to celebrate the foundation day of MP on Nov 1 with joy and happiness. Trials for intranasal Nitish cabinet expansion Covid vax complete today, 30 to be inducted UK approves vax ven as Adar Poonawalla EannouncedOmicron varithat a vaccine targeting the our conduct and we at times insult women," Modi said. "Can we take a pledge to target Omicron ant of Covid-19 will be avail- London: The UK has become able in India in the next six the first country to approve a months, Bharat Biotech on new Covid jab specifically Monday said it has completed targeting the Omicron variant, the phase-III and booster dose Daily Mirror has reported. trials for its intranasal Covid- The “next generation” 19 vaccine BBV154, and it has coronavirus booster jab may proven to be safe. only need administering once The company said it had a year and has been approved conducted two separate trials for use in adults. for its intranasal vaccine, one as a primary dose schedule and another as a booster dose, for subjects who have been double vaccinated with the two commonly administered Covid vaccines in India. The data from both Phase III human clinical trials have been submitted for approval to national regulatory authorities, the company said. “If approved, this intranasal vaccine will make it easier to deploy in mass immunisation campaigns with an easy to administer formulation and delivery device. Vectored vaccines also enable faster development of targeted vaccines in response to emerging variants of concern,” Bharat Biotech joint MD Suchhitra K Ella said. PATNA: The two-member cabinet in Bihar comprising Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his deputy Tejashwi Prasad Yadav will be expanded on Tuesday when about 30 members will be inducted from different constituents of the 'Mahagathbandhan' or the Grand Alliance. According to highly placed sources, the swearing-in will take place at 11.30 AM inside the Raj Bhavan. Among the invitees could be RJD supremo Lalu Prasad who was expected to arrive here on Monday night though party sources now claim he will be arriving on Tuesday by a morning flight. The state cabinet can have up to 36 ministers, including the chief minister. The induction of ministers on Tuesday is expected to keep a few berths vacant for future expansion. An in-principle agreement has been reached that the RJD, which is the largest party in the state assembly, will have a lion's share of ministerial berths, followed by Kumar's JD(U). Congress' state in-charge Bhakt Charan Das has said that the party is tipped to get three ministerial berths, two of which will be filled on Tuesday . According to Congress sources, Afaque Alam and Murari Gautam have been picked to back a Muslim and a Dalit. CONTD. ON P5 repeat offender who had made similar calls in the past, the official said without elaborating. He said the police are quizzing him to know his state of mind and the motive. DCP Balsingh Rajput said the suspect has been detained and a probe is underway A case has been regis. tered at DB Marg PS under Sec 506 (2) of the IPC for criminal intimidation. According to the police, the calls were received at the hospital between 10:45 am and 12 noon. The staff informed the police, following which officers from DB Marg PS, the Anti-Terrorism Squad and the crime branch swung into action and security was beefed up at Antilia, the Ambani family residence. CONTD. ON P5 For better cancer treatment outcomes, the advanced proton therapy will soon be a reality at public sector hospitals. The installation of three gantries for this technology has been completed at the Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer (ACTREC) at Kharghar, and its clinical commission is underway . ACTREC is the R&D wing of the Tata Memorial Centre (TMC), which is awaiting necessary approval from the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE). Proton therapy is a type of external beam radiation that uses protons rather than x-rays to painlessly kill cancer cells by penetrating through the skin. Positively charged protons can destroy cancer cells more efficiently at high energy . As TMC works under the DAE, the cost of treatment will be subsidised, even free of cost for poor patients, and children will get priority in treatment. The cost of this treatment in the US ranges between Rs 1 crore and Rs 1.5 crore. TMC (Parel) director Dr Rajendra Badwe called it a “significant accomplishment and a major milestone in serving needy patients”. He said that once the project starts full steam, around 800 to 1,000 patients can be treated every year, and it will be free of cost for half of them. ACTREC director, Dr Sudeep Gupta, said this is the first project in the public sector and the only one with three full gantries with pencil beam solutions for better results. the responsibility to fulfil the dreams of our freedom fighters," he said. Modi said in this 'amrit kaal', a reference to the next 25 years, every Indian aspires to see the quick progress of the country and asserted that he has dedicated himself to fulfilling Mahatma Gandhi's wish to empower the last person in line. "This amrit kaal is providing us a golden opportunity to fulfil the dreams and goals of an aspirational society," he said. The main Independence Day event in the national capital was held under a thick security blanket. The Red Fort was decked up in the colours of the flag with flowers and murals depicting key events that led up to India's freedom. CONTD. ON P5 Prohibitory orders in Shivamogga over Savarkar & Tipu Sultan flex row Police deployed to maintain law and order after a dispute between two groups over installing flex of Savarkar and Mysuru ruler Tipu Sultan at Amir Ahmad Circle, in Shivamogga, on Monday SHIVAMOGGA A row between two groups over installing flex of Hindutva icon V D Savarkar and 18th century Mysuru ruler Tipu Sultan at Amir Ahmad Circle here, has led to tense situation in the area, forcing authorities to clamp prohibitory orders in the city, police said on Monday . Meanwhile, a person named Prem Singh in his mid twenties was allegedly stabbed by unidentified miscreants here when he was on his way home after locking the shop, and police are inquiring to ascertain whether the incident has any links with the flex row, police sources said. He is currently undergoing treatment at McGann Hospital. As part of the 76th Independence Day celebrations, one group had tried to tie Savarkar's flex to the high mast light pole at the circle, to which the other group objected and wanted to install Tipu Sultan's flex there. Allegedly there was an attempt by some to replace or damage the flex, police sources said, adding that this led to a tense situation in the area, as a large number of people from both sides had gathered there. Police had to resort to a mild lathicharge to bring the situation under control and to disperse the crowd. Officials have installed the national tricolour at the place where both groups wanted to install the flex. The BJP and other Hindu groups staged a protest demanding that they be allowed to install Savarkar's flex and action against the other group for insulting their icon. CONTD. ON P5 BILKIS BANO GANGRAPE CASE All 11 life term convicts released GODHRA: All the eleven convicts sentenced to life imprisonment in the 2002 post-Godhra Bilkis Bano gang rape case on Monday walked out of the Godhra sub-jail after the Gujarat government allowed their release under its remission policy an official said. , A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in Mumbai on January 21, 2008, sentenced the eleven accused to life imprisonment on the charge of gang rape and murder of seven members of Bilkis Bano's family Their . Soon, proton therapy to beat cancer AMIT SRIVASTAVA email@example.com to get rid of this from our behaviour and values?" Asserting that respecting women is important for India's growth, he said that in speech and conduct we should “do nothing that lowers the dignity of women". The PM cautioned the country against complacency over its achievements in the past 75 years and said it now has to focus on fulfilling the panch prann in the next 25. The five pledges are a resolve for a developed India; removing all traces of a colonial mindset; taking pride in our legacy; strengthening our unity; and fulfilling the duties of citizens. "We have to move forward with these five resolves in mind and take up Dr Siddhartha Laskar, deputy director of TMC (Academics), who is also overseeing the project, and Olivier Legrain, the CEO of Ion Beam Application, a Belgiumbased medical technology company and world leader in proton therapy technology, visited the ready facility on August 15. Legrain said that the Ion Beam Application is delighted to have completed the project in record time and working with TMC provided them a great opportunity to serve Indians through their domain expertise. conviction was later upheld by the Bombay High Court. These convicts had served more than 15 years in jail after which one of them approached the Supreme Court with a plea for his premature release. The apex court had directed the Gujarat government to look into the issue of remission of his sentence following which the government formed a committee, said Panchmahals Collector Sujal Mayatra, who headed the panel. "A committee formed a few months back took a unanimous decision in favour of remission of all the 11 convicts in the case. The recommendation was sent to the state govt, and yesterday we received the orders for their release," said Mayatra. Bano's family members were attacked by a mob at Randhikpur village during the post-Godhra riots on March 3, 2002. Bilkis Bano, who was five months pregnant at that time, was gangraped and seven members of her family were killed. Six other members managed to run away, the court was told. CONTD. ON P5 ‘Bomber’ text delays Mangaluru-Mum flight Mangaluru-Mumbai flight was by over six hours a suspicious text Awoman raised an alarm aboutadelayed passenger.message after a received on the mobile phone of fellow The incident occurred on August 14, a day prior to Independence Day, when airport security is on highest alert.The suspicious text, according to airport sources, “U r da bomber”, was received on the phone of a Vadodara-based engineer, Dipayan Maji, who was travelling on the Indigo flight. The message was sent by his friend Simran T om, who had boarded a Mangaluru-Bengaluru flight. Maji was detained for questioning and not allowed to take the flight. “Nothing suspicious was found. It was just banter between him and his friend, but we could not take chances after a complaint,” said the official. T is a student of Chennai . Airport sources said that both om are good friends and they spoke about the security just for fun.