www.thehansindia.com KURNOOL SATURDAY 3 FEBRUARY 2018 PAGES 16 `5.00 Forecast: Sunny Temp: Max.34°C. Min.19°C. Humidity: 10% Sunrise: 06:47 Sunset: 06:16 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H 2,600 rooms to come up CBRE opens tech centre for devotees in Tirumala in Gurugram T P5 WINDOWS CBI plea in SC to reopen Bofors New Delhi: The CBI on Friday filed a petition in the Supreme Court challenging a 2005 order of the Delhi High Court quashing all charges against accused persons in the politically sensitive Bofors pay-off case. The filing of the appeal assumes significance as Attorney General K K Venugopal had recently advised the agency against moving a petition against the High Court verdict after a delay of 12 years. AI to be divested by 2018-end New Delhi: The Central government plans to divest its stake in the national passenger carrier Air India by the end of 2018. According to the Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha, the Air India group will be divested as four different entities and that the "information memorandum" will be issued in sometime. irumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) Executive Officer Anil Kumar Singhal has said that 2,600 rooms will be made available for devotees in the hill shrine with construction of more rest houses in the coming days. ‘MODICARE’ World’s biggest health plan to be ‘cashless’ New Delhi: A day after he announced the world's biggest government-funded health cover in the annual Budget, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said it will be a cashless scheme, not a reimbursement one. Amid apprehensions about the provisional allocation of Rs 2000 for the scheme, Jaitley promised more funds as the scheme rolls out in the next financial year. "It takes care of hospitalisation, the secondary and tertiary care. Obviously, it will involve various state hospitals and selected private hospitals. It can be on trust model, it can be on insurance model. It's not on reimbursement model because too many complaints come on the reimbursement model," Jaitley said at an event organised by 'Open' magazine. Referring to certain illnesses, he said: "These are the kind of emergencies which put many of these households in a state of poverty". Jaitley said the model will be worked Trump defying FBI on releasing secret memo Washington: Over the strong objections of his own Justice Department, President Donald Trump will clear the way for the publication of a classified memo on the Russia investigation that Republicans say shows improper use of surveillance by the FBI, White House officials said on Thursday. In the two weeks since the #Releasethememo hashtag ﬁrst sprouted on Twitter, a secret congressional report on the Russia investigation has gone from an obscure, classiﬁed document to a bitter point of conﬂict between not only Democrats and Republicans but also the White Continued on P6 House and the FBI. out between the government's think tank Niti Aayog and the Health ministry. The Ayushman Bharat scheme, also called 'Modicare', plans to give annual medical insurance cover to 10 crore poor and vulnerable families who make up 40 per cent of India's population. Calling the scheme ‘bold’ and ‘revolutionary’, Health minister JP Nadda said it covered all components of healthcare primary, secondary and tertiary. "It will increase the productivity of the common man and bring about a change in the socio-economic scheme," said Nadda. Nasheed release orders trigger clashes in Male Male: Clashes erupted in the Maldives between police and supporters of former President Mohamed Nasheed on Friday as they took to the streets celebrating a ruling by the Supreme Court to release the exiled leader along with other high-proﬁle prisoners. The top court in Thursday night's ruling declared that "the politicians original trials violated constitutional and international law", the BBC reported. LTCG TAX HITS EQUITY INDICES (Sensex) plunged by 839.91 points or 2.34 per cent to 35,066.75 points. The BSE market breadth was bearish as 2,548 stocks declined as against 295 advances. On the National Stock Exchange, the wider Nifty50 dropped 256.30 points or 2.33 per cent to close at 10,760.60 points. "Markets corrected sharply on Friday as selling intensiﬁed during the day. Investors seemed to be disappointed with the ﬁscal deﬁcit numbers and introduction of LTCG tax," Deepak Jasani, Head, Retail Research, HDFC Securities, said. S Details: P13 GMR buys Malaysia Airports stake in GHIAL BUSINESS BUREAU Hyderabad: GMR Airports, an arm of the GMR Group, on Friday announced that it has entered into an agreement with Malaysia Airports Holding Berhard (MAHB) to acquire the 11 per cent stake that the Malaysian ﬁrm holds in GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL) for $76 million (Rs 484 crore). In a communique to BSE, GMR Infra said it would acquire 4,15,80,000 shares of face value of Rs10 each, representing 11 per cent of equity in GHIAL from Malaysia Airports Holding and its Mauritius subsidiary. However, this is subject to regulatory approvals, said the company. BRE South Asia Pvt Ltd launched a dedicated real estate technology centre in Gurugram. The digital and tech center is going to be used for CBRE’s software development. The centre was inaugurated by Chandra Dhandapani, Chief Digital and Technology Officer and Anshuman Magazine, Chairman, CBRE. P13 ‘WILLING TO WOUND, YET AFRAID TO STRIKE’ Naidu very unhappy, but not ready to snap ties with BJP OUR BUREAU Sensex crashes 800 points Mumbai: Reintroduction of the longterm capital gains (LTCG) tax, along with weak global cues, led to a huge sell-off in the markets on Friday with the key Indian equity indices falling the steepest since November 2016. Market observers said disappointing announcements in the Budget like on the LTCG tax and a higher-than-expected ﬁscal deﬁcit target for 2018-19 dampened investors' risk-taking appetite. On a closing basis, the barometer 30-scrip Sensitive Index C GMR Hyderabad airport is a special purpose vehicle (SPV) and it runs the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport. GMR Airports currently holds 63 per cent stake and post-acquisition this will rise to 74 per cent. Of the remaining stake, 13 per cent in held by the Airports Authority of India and the rest 11 per cent by the Telangana government. According to understanding between the two parties, the price is based on the assumption that the transaction takes place on or before December 1, 2018. If the process is not achieved by December 1, 2018, the agreement will be terminated unless otherwise agreed. Amaravati: A day after TDP MPs blew hot over the national budget ignoring AP and some of them even offering to resign, Telugu Desam Party’s decision vis a vis BJP, its ally, is grin and bear. This was the quintessence of the deliberations at the party coordination committee meeting held here on Friday under the chairmanship of party supremo and Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu. Naidu is understood to have not made any secret of his dissatisfaction over the way the Centre had glossed over the pressing needs of the state for ﬁnancial succor with its bifurcation wounds still continuing to bleed even after close to four years now. Continued on P6 AP to set up content corporation OUR BUREAU Amaravati: The AP Cabinet which met here on Friday approved a proposal for creation of a content corporation. The corporation would do extensive research into science, technology, administration, education, political science, social reforms and economics. The corporation will be a subsidiary of AP State Fibrenet Limited (APSFL) Information and Public Rela- tions Minister Kaluva Srinivasulu, briefing media persons on Cabinet decisions said that it was also decided to set up AP Drones Corporation. It is being set up in view of the growing needs of the state government. Drones would be of use for the police, mining, municipal administration, disaster management, agriculture, water resources, urban development, surveys, tourism and asset monitoring. Continued on P6
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