www.thehansindia.com MONDAY 19 JUNE 2017 KURNOOL PAGES 16 `5.00 RAMZAN TIMINGS H Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Nizamabad | Rajamahendravaram H Iftar (Tue) 4.10 am 5 13 Saher (Mon) 6.58 pm CM TO LAY STONE FOR 1.5 L HOUSES TODAY WINDOWS President Pranab Mukherjee seeks blessings of Paryaya Pejavara mutt priest Vishwesha Theertha Swamiji at Sri Krishna Temple in Udupi near Mangalore on Sunday Over 60 killed in Portugal forest fire Lisbon: An out-of-control forest fire in central Portugal has killed at least 58 people and injured 54, according to updated figures provided on Sunday by the government. Secretary of State for Internal Administration Joao Gomes reported that the number of deaths had risen as a result of the devastating wildfires that erupted on Saturday in the vicinity of Pedrogao Grande, a small rural town near the city of Coimbra, reports Efe news. S P12 Sena making it tough for BJP Mumbai (Agencies): Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday maintained his party's aggressive stance on the issue of the Presidential polls at the much awaited meeting with BJP President Amit Shah here on Sunday. S P11 BANKERS TO TAKE A CALL ON MAJOR DEFAULTERS GST return filing rules relaxed for July-August New tax regime roll out on July 1 l Lottery, hospitality tax rates finalised New Delhi (Agencies): India will turn into one market at the stroke of mid-night between June 30 and July 1, with the rollout of the unified GST along with liberal tax filing rules for first two months to tide over any teething issues. Rejecting demands for deferment of the biggest tax reform since Independence, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley assured the nation that the IT network backbone has been adequately tested and systems are in place for implementation of the goods and services tax. The Goods and Services Tax Council at a meeting on Sunday finalised two rates for lottery and also gave a partial relief to five-star hotels and their restaurants. While sticking to the rollout date of July 1 for GST, Jaitley announced relaxations for return filing by trade and industry for the first two months. “This will give the GST Suvidha Providers and assessees sufficient time to prepare their systems,” he said. Accordingly, for July, assessees will have to self declare and pay the GST through Form 3B by August 20 and for August by September 20. While they will have to upload invoice-wise data on the GST common portal, the deadline for July has now pushed back to September 5 and for August to September 20. “No late fees or penalty would be levied,” an official release said. Based on the recommendation of Goa and Rajasthan, the GST Council has increased the tariff threshold for the 28 per cent tax to Rs 7,500 per night from the proposed Rs 5,000, at present. Continued on P6 AP wants GST exemption for textiles, fertilisers OUR BUREAU Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley with MoS Santosh Gangwar at the17th GST Council Meeting in New Delhi on Sunday HIGHLIGHTS • GST launch on the midnight of June 30 and July 1st • Relaxation in Return filing time-line for first 2 months • GSTR-1 needs to be filed for July by Sept 5, and for August Sept 20. GSTR-2 and GSTR-3 for these 2 months will be filed thereafter • 28% limit in hotels will start from Rs 7,500; between Rs 2,500- Rs 7,500 the rate will be 18% • GST on restaurants in these hotels will be at par with • State-run lotteries will be taxed at 12% of the face value other air-conditioned restaurants (18%) and state authorised lotteries at 28% • GST Council cleared 6 rules, including anti profiteering. An anti-profiteering body will also be setup for 2 years • More consultations on e-way bills, till then an alternative or transient rule will prevail • Traders to get relaxation on filing of returns • IGST rate of 5% on ship with full ITC will be applicable Industry hails govt decision New Delhi: Hailing the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council's decision to give initial two months' relaxation in ﬁling of returns, industry said that the move will give ample time for businesses to prepare their IT systems and comply with the new indirect tax regime. "It will give more time to traders to prepare themselves to comply with GST law," Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) said welcoming the announcement by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley after the Council's meeting here on Sunday. "With the objective of ensuring Stalin objects to bridge across Palar After Kusasthali, it's turn of Palar in Kuppam to feel heat of AP-TN water row G SRIDHAR Tirupati: The embers of inter-state water conﬂict between AP and Tamil Nadu seemingly refuses to die down. In a span of two days after the ruckus over a small check dam under construction across the Kusasthali river in SR Puram mandal on the inter-state border, Tamil Nadu’s Opposition leader MK Stalin led a delegation to the site of a high-level bridge under construction across the Palar river in AP Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu’s home constituency of Kuppam in Chittoor disContinued on P6 trict on Sunday. New Delhi: AP Finance Minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu has demanded exemption for both textiles and fertilisers from the Goods and Services Tax, while the GST Council meeting here on Sunday has already decided that e-way bill will be optional. Briefing reporters here during a pause in the Council's 17th meeting, Ramakrishnudu said he has requested that textiles and fertilisers be exempted from the GST. He also said that commercial tax from all border posts will be removed from July 1 when the GST goes into operation, replacing the existing myriad central and state levies on both goods and services. Ramakrishnudu also said the Council turned down all the other representations for revision in rates, after it had agreed to revision for a number of items at its previous meeting here on June 11. E-way bill is an electronic way bill for movement of goods which can be generated on the GST Network (GSTN) Continued on P6 portal. DMK working president and leader of Opposition in the Tamil Nadu Assembly MK Stalin inspecting the bridge works on Palar river near Kuppam on Sunday smooth rollout of GST, it has been decided that, for the ﬁrst two months of GST implementation, the tax would be payable based on a simple return containing summary of outward and inward supplies which will be submitted before 20th of the succeeding month," Finance Ministry said. Pakistan players with the Champions Trophy-2017 after dethroning India with a 180-run thrashing in a lopsided final for their maiden ICC Champions Trophy success in London on Sunday. S Report: P16 India slay Pakistan in hockey London (Agencies): India thrashed arch-rivals Pakistan 7-1 in the Hockey World League Semi-Final 2017 to earn their third straight win in the tournament on Sunday. With the win, India maintain their top spot in Group B (nine points from three wins) while Pakistan remain sixth with no points. This win has ensured India a quarter-ﬁnal berth in the tournament though they still have to play The Netherlands on Tuesday. Pakistan will play Scotland on Monday. Kidambi Srikanth SRIKANTH RULES INDONESIAN OPEN Jakarta (IANS): Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth played at his ruthless best to thump Japanese Sakai Kazumasa in straight games and clinch the men's singles title at the Indonesian Open Superseries Premier here on Sunday. Srikanth made short work of Sakai 21-11, 21-19 in the final which lasted barely 37 minutes at the Jakarta Convention Center (JCC). It was the 24-year-old Guntur player's third Superseries title after victories in the 2014 China Open and the 2015 India Open. The ﬁrst game was a cake walk for Srikanth, who kept himself focused to outclass his 27-yearold opponent 21-11. The ﬁnal game started in favour of the Japanese until Srikanth made a comeback from being 7-11 behind to take a 14-13 advantage. S Report: P16 DGP names SIT sleuths to probe land scam OUR BUREAU Vijayawada: Even as the Opposition is mounting pressure on the state government for a CBI probe over the reported land scam in Visakhapatnam, Director General of Police (DGP) N Sambasiva Rao on Sunday announced the constitution of a special investigation team (SIT) to investigate the case. The team, headed by Greyhounds DIG Vineet Brijlal, comprises Vishakhapatnam Joint Collector G Srijana and Revenue Division Officer (RDO) Lanka Vijaya Saradhi. The SIT has been tasked to sub its report within two months. The special team will investigate in to the alleged DGP N Sambasiva Rao tampering of records pertained to 270 acres of government and private lands at Madhurawada and Kommadi villages in Vishakhapatnam. It may be recalled that police registered cases on 30 people involved in the fraud. However, the opposition parties alleged that the extent of land changed hands illegally is much higher than the official ﬁgures. The DGP said the Visakhapatnam Collector established a call centre for receiving complaints from people having knowledge of the land scam so as to help the SIT go ahead with the scam. Declared dead by docs, 5-month foetus comes alive! New Delhi (IANS): A ﬁve-month-old aborted foetus was found alive after doctors at the Safdarjung Hospital here declared it dead and handed it over to the family members in a polythene bag. The incident came to light on Sunday morning when a 28-year-old woman, in her ﬁfth month of pregnancy, underwent an emergency operation after she was brought to the hospital bleeding heavily. According to family members, who were unwilling to be named, the surgery was performed around 5.45 am and half an hour later the medical staff told them that the baby was born dead. "Around 6.15 am, we were told that the baby was born dead and accordingly they wrapped up the baby in a piece of cloth and polythene and handed it over to us," said a family member. She said that while the family members were taking the baby to the cremation ground, they detected movement of the baby. On unwrapping the packet, family members discovered that the baby was alive and moving his ﬁngers and legs. Thereafter, immediately the family members rushed back to the Safdarjung Hospital's Emergency Department and consulted the doctors. The baby has been admitted and is being treated. The family members have accused Around 6.15 am, we were told that the baby was born dead and accordingly they wrapped up the baby in a piece of cloth and polythene and handed it over to us. While taking the baby to the cremation ground, we detected a movement of the baby. On unwrapping the packet, we discovered that the baby was alive and moving his fingers and legs. Immediately, we rushed back to the hospital. –A family member the doctors of medical negligence. The medical authorities have said they will try to ﬁnd out why this happened. Pratima Mittal, head of Safdarjung Hospital's Gynaecology and Obstetrics Department, said there is a medical norm which prevents doctors from reviving a pre-mature baby with a weight below 500gm, if found lifeless initially. "I will call it a second trimester abortion as the woman was already ﬁve months pregnant and there is international rule stating that there should be no attempt to revive a premature baby found dead and having a weight below 500gm. The doctors followed the norm and did not attempt to revive it," Mittal said.
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