www.thehansindia.com WARANGAL SATURDAY 3 FEBRUARY 2018 PAGES 20 `5.00 Forecast: Sunny Temp: Max.32°C. Min.15°C. Humidity: 30% Sunrise: 06:43 Sunset: 06:07 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H State to have Tokyo-like CBRE opens tech centre clean authority soon in Gurugram S P3 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. tate government will soon set up a body to tackle issues of environment, and it will function on the lines of a similar agency in Tokyo, according to Municipal Administration Minister K T Rama Rao here on Friday. ‘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 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. (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. 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. Continued on P4 Sensex crashes 800 points 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: P9 DIVERSION OF MEDICINES TO PVT PHARMACIES Telugu turns pills pilfer-proof PRC PHANIHARAN Hyderabad: Telangana government’s direction to the pharmaceutical companies, which supply drugs to the government hospitals in the state, to print the names of medicines in Telugu on the bottles and strips of tablets has come as a blessing in disguise. It curbs diversion of medicines meant for the government hospitals into the open market. According to sources in the Telangana State Medical Infrastructure Development Corporation (TSMIDC), a provision has been made in the tender terms for supplying medicines by the pharmaceutical companies to print the names of medicines in Telugu on the cartons and on P9 KCR reiterates his will to get national status for Medaram OUR BUREAU BUSINESS BUREAU 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 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. CM ANNOUNCES `200 CR FOR JATARA IN THE BUDGET GMR buys Malaysia Airports stake in GHIAL for `484 cr 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 C the material used for packing medicines. The provision was introduced mainly following a complaint from patients who are given the free medicines at primary and community health centers in rural areas and quasi-urban centers. Since the names of medicines were in English, they could not take medicines as prescribed by the doctors at different timings in the day. The villagers have devised their own method of making small, medium and big holes to the strips of tablets or capsules given to them at the PHCs and CHCs. Depending on the size of holes made, they used to identify a medicine need to be taken at different timings of the day. Continued on P4 Medaram (Jayashankar-Bhupalpally): Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has showered largesse on Medaram by announcing Rs 200 crore for improving infrastructure and facilities for Sammakka and Saralamma Jatara. The Chief Minister, after paying obeisance with his wife and MP daughter K Kavitha to tribal deities on Friday, the penultimate day of the four-day festivities, told media-persons that though Medaram is a biennial jatara, of late, it was drawing devotees round the year and in view of increased footfalls, measures would be initiated for comprehensive development of the facilities for Jatara. KCR said that in the ensuing budget, he would have Rs 200 crore allocated iKCR’s family at Medaram paying obeisance to Goddess Sammakka Saralamma on Friday for the fest. “Expansion of temple is a dire necessity for which it needs around 200 acres,” the Chief Minister said, adding that he will come back in a fortnight and discuss it with the district administration and tribal priests. Besides providing a permanent infrastructure, construc- tion of a mini-dam is also being mooted, KCR said. By next biennial jatara, Medaram will be transformed so that it would be a cynosure of all eyes, he said. “Despite the efforts of our MPs, the Central government didn’t accord national status to the jatara. I would, how- ever, insist with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on making it happen,” the Chief Minister said, stating that visit of Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh spoke eloquently the importance of the jatara. Continued on P4
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