www.thehansindia.com KURNOOL TUESDAY 6 FEBRUARY 2018 PAGES 16 `5.00 Forecast: Afternoon clouds Temp: Max.35°C. Min.19°C. Humidity: 12% Sunrise: 06:46 Sunset: 06:17 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H Naidu mortgaging State FM sees no impact of interests: Vundavalli LTCG tax on mkt crash F P5 WINDOWS ormer MP Vundavalli Arun Kumar has asked how many days Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu will be afraid of cases against him and mortgage the interests of the state at the feet of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Mkt crash continues `5L cr investor wealth evaporates in just 2 sessions E ven as the Indian equity indices continued its downslide on Monday, the government said it was not in reaction to the Union Budget announcement on February 1 where 10 per cent Long-Term Capital Gains (LTCG) tax was reimposed. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has attributed the downslide in the bourses to the negative global cues. P13 Left, YSRC call for AP bandh on Feb 8 OUR BUREAU Falcon Heavy for first test flight today Washington: The much awaited first flight of SpaceX's new heavy-lift rocket, Falcon Heavy, is set to take place on Tuesday, company CEO Elon Musk has said. "Falcon Heavy remains go for launch at 1.30 pm on Tuesday," Musk said in a tweet on Monday. S P15 None can interfere when 2 adults marry: SC New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday came down heavily on the self-appointed "khap panchayats", asking how they have become guardians of the law, and categorically ruled that marriages between two adults will not have any third party interference, neither from the parents nor the state. S P6 Mumbai: A sell-off in global markets further hit sentiments on domestic bourses, which are already reeling under budget woes, pulling the BSE Sensex down by nearly 310 points, or 0.88 per cent, to 34,757.16, a three-week low, and the Nifty by 94 points, or 0.87 per cent, to 10,666.55 points. Heavy selling was witnessed mainly in banking, capital goods, and IT counters. This was the fifth straight session of loss for domestic stock markets that saw a massive erosion in valuation after the government unveiled in its budget a proposal to levy 10 per cent long-term capital gains (LTCG) tax on equities and revised upwards its deficit target for the current fiscal at 3.5 per cent. Investors lost a whopping Rs 5 lakh crore in just two trading sessions. (PTI) Amaravati: In an effort not to lag behind the Telugu Desam Party in showing its disapproval for the national budget which had very meagre allocations for AP, the principal Opposition party YSRC on Monday extended full support to the February 8 bandh called by trade unions of the Left parties seeking justice for the state. With the Telugu Desam Party staging protests in Parliament and outside and its leaders meeting Union Minister Rajnath Singh and extracting promises for undoing what they see the wrong done to the state, the YSRCP issued a statement that it would support the bandh since it wanted special category status bestowed on the state for remedying all its ills. In fact, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has been accusing YSRC chief Y S Jaganmohan Reddy of not ﬁghting with the Centre for fulﬁlment of promises made in the AP State Reorganisation Act, 2014, because he wants to cozy up to the BJP to get off the CBI Continued on P6 hook. POST-TRIPLE TALAQ BILL AIMPLB strategy on Feb 9 Hyderabad: With the Narendra Modi government determined to go ahead with the passage of triple talaq Bill in Parliament, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) will decide its future course of action on the issue at its crucial meeting here this week. The three-day general body meeting of the apex body of the Muslims, beginning on February 9, will discuss the issue and evolve a strategy for protection of Muslim Personal Law. The triple talaq Bill and the Babri Masjid case, which is coming up for hearing in the Supreme Court from February 8, top the agenda of the crucial meeting to be presided over by AIMPLB chief Moulana Rabey Hasani Nadvi. AIMPLB set up in 1972 and represents all-Islamic schools of thought will pass a Hyderabad Resolution, spelling out the roadmap for the next one year. Both the executive at its meeting on the ﬁrst day and the general body over the next two days will discuss triple talaq issue Bill, which was passed by the Lok Sabha in the last session and is likely to come up in the Rajya Sabha during ongoing budget Continued on P6 session. Telugu Desam Party (TDP) MPs display placards and raise slogans to save Andhra Pradesh' while staging a protest in front of Gandhi Statue in Parliament House in New Delhi on Monday TDP STRONG PROTEST MAKES CENTRE BLINK OUR BUREAU New Delhi: Left red-faced over the strong protests of the TDP both inside and out of the House on Monday over the injustice meted out to Andhra Pradesh in the Budget, the Centre caved in and agreed to ex- New body sought for Haj pilgrims New Delhi: A PIL seeking an independent Muslim body to look into the arrangements for Haj pilgrims and quashing of the government-controlled Haj Committee has been ﬁled in the Delhi High Court. The plea referred to a recent notiﬁcation of the Centre, scrapping the subsidy for pilgrims to get cheaper ﬂights toand-fro. Since it has been scrapped, it said, there was no need for a government-controlled panel to manage its affairs and the Haj Committee Act 2002 was also liable to be quashed. tend hand-holding through the full course. This followed the no-nonsense approach of the TDP which flashed the 'thus far, no further' sign to the Centre in asking it to mend its ways. The day began with protests by TDP members in Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha and at Mahatma Gandhi statue in Parliament House, seeking intervention of the Centre for fulfilment of promises made to the state after their party chief N Chandrababu Naidu raised the issue of injustice loud enough for everyone to hear. Continued on P6 LAWYERS CLASH Hearing in Loya case turns acrimonious New Delhi: The Supreme Court hearing on the plea seeking independent probe into the death of Special CBI court judge B M Loya turned acrimonious on Monday with lawyers for the petitioners exchanging barbs after one of the petitioners seeking a probe appeared to be diluting his stand. The heated exchanges between two senior counsel Dushyant Dave and Pallav Sisodia erupted after Dave accused the latter of "sabotage". While Dave is appearing for the Bombay Lawyers Association, Sisodia is appearing for Maharashtra-based journalist Bandhurj Samghaji Lone. Both had moved the top court seeking independent probe into the death of Judge Loya, who was presiding over the special CBI court holding trial into Sohrabuddin Shaikh staged shoot out case in which BJP president Amit Shah was one of the accused, but later disContinued on P6 charged. Navy officer from AP dies in Mumbai mishap President Ram Nath Kovind and First Lady Savita Kovind pose for photographs at the Mughal Gardens at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Monday, a day before the opening of the gardens for the public viewing Mumbai/Hyderabad: An Indian Navy officer was killed when his car rammed into a stationary truck on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway, police said. Shrikanth Naagipogu (26), a Lieutenant, was posted at ‘INS Shivaji', an Indian Naval station located in Lonavala, about 120km from here in Pune district. The 26-year-old was a native of Andhra Pradesh, they said. Shrikanth was on his way to Pune when his car rammed into a stationary truck on the expressway ahead of Bhatan tunnel near Kon village on Sunday morning, said an official attached to the Panvel Taluka police station said. Vehicles are not allowed to stop on the 95-km-long expressway. Truck driver Dilwar Patel had parked his vehicle on the roadside after its engine developed some technical snag. However, he hadn't put up any signal to warn incoming vehicles, the police official said. The Naval officer sustained serious head injuries in the mishap and was rushed to a nearby hospital where doctors declared him dead on arrival, the official said. Tribal protest creates tension in Srikakulam OUR BUREAU Srikakulam: Agitation by primitive tribes created tension at Collectorate in Srikakulam on Monday. As part of ‘Chalo Srikakulam’ tribes across the district reached the city by noon and observed a rally from the government degree college to Collectorate. They displayed placards, banners demanding the government to withdraw its decision on inclusion of Boya and Valmiki castes into ST list and warned not to assure ﬁshermen and Benthu Oriyas for providing ST reservation. They shouted slogans against TDP government and Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on the inclusion of Boya, Valmiki castes by accusing his vote-bank politics. They also Tribals in their traditional attire during a rally in Srikakulam on Monday warned the government and ruling TDP leaders not to give any assurances to ﬁshermen and Benthu Oriyas for inclusion of the castes into ST list. After witnessing the ﬁshermen’s relay hunger stir camp at the Collectorate agitated tribes damaged the camp and burnt the material leading to tenison. Collector K Dhanunjaya Reddy, SP Dr CM Trivikrama Varma rushed to spot and paciﬁed the agitators. They assured leaders of different tribal unions to carry out their protest to the notice of the government and the Chief Minister. The agitators later submitted a memorandum to the Collector. SP requested the agitating tribes can protests for their rights but not to resort to violent methods. TTD annual budget hits a roadblock S For last nine months, TTD has no trust board in place S Taking budget approval from trust board is mandatory S TTD authorities are consulting govt oﬃcials on the subject K NETHAJI Tirupati: Tirumala-Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) higher officials are in a dilemma over its annual budget approval with an outlay of around Rs 3000 crore. After the state government budget, TTD institution budget is the biggest in the state. For the few years TTD trust board has been approving its annual budget at least Rs 2,500 crore and above. Last year under Chairmanship of Chadalavada Krishna Murthy previous board had given the approval 2017 annual budget with an outlay of Rs 2,678.07 crore. TTD officials have been submitting Devasthnam budget before March. This year TTD officials are facing a difficult situation in budget preparations. So far, they have no information on whom to submit the budget proposals as far as the forthcoming financial year concern. General practice in TTD is ﬁrst the budget proposal will be submitted to trust board. Continued on P6
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