www.thehansindia.com WARANGAL MONDAY 2 JULY 2018 PAGES 20 `5.00 Forecast: A few tstorms. Overcast Temp: Max.31°C. Min.28°C. Humidity: 47% Sunrise: 05:26 Sunset: 06:36 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H WINDOWS Finally, Mallya’s luxury jet sold for only `35 crore Mumbai (PTI): After at least four aborted attempts since March 2016, the service tax authorities managed to get a buyer for the confiscated luxury jet of the runway businessman Vijay Mallya, with a Florida-based Aviation Management Sales emerging as the highest bidder for Rs 34.8 crore (USD 5.05 million) last Friday, a source has said. The service tax authorities had put the luxury A319 jet, which Mallya used to crisscross the world to solicit business deals, under the hammer to recover their dues to the tune of Rs 800 crore accumulated on account of non-payment of service tax before his erstwhile Kingfisher Airlines went belly up in October 2012. S P7 Yet another jolt to Cong: Mukesh Goud to join TRS? FDI growth hits 5-year low of 3% A F fter the exit of Danam Nagendar from the Congress, another BC leader seems to be ready to leave the organisation and join the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS). M Mukesh Goud, who was a Minister in the previous Congress government in the combined State, is said to be seriously contemplating to leave the Congress. PM rules out single-slab GST New Delhi: Marking the ﬁrst anniversary of the implementation of GST, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed the beneﬁts of the tax policy and said it has helped in consolidating Indian cooperative federalism and is designed to eliminate the "inspector raj". Speaking to Swarajya Magazine, the Prime Minister dismissed Opposition's allegations that the tax policy is "too complex". Modi, according to a parttranscript of the 45-minute interview posted by Swarajya on its website, said that it is not possible to assign one slab for all the products. "Can we have milk and Mercedes at the same rate?" he questioned. The new tax regime, which subsumed central levies like excise duty and service tax and state taxes like VAT, is aimed at making indirect taxation "simple" while eliminating the Inspector Raj, he said. Listing the beneﬁts of the tax policy, the PM asserted that the GST is not a complex policy as claimed by its critics. In the last one year, 48 lakh new enterprises have been registered and 11 crore returns were ﬁled, he said. The Prime Minister also highlighted the positive impact of the GST on logistics industry as it led to the abolishment of check-posts on state borders thus saving crucial time, resources and money; and thereby improving the productivity of the country. Referring to the problems arising because of the implementation of GST as "teething trouble", Modi said the implementation of the reform, which merged 17 taxes and 23 cesses into one single tax, required a complete reset of one of the world's largest economic systems. Continued on P4 Former prime minister HD Deve Gowda meets Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, in Hyderabad on Sunday Federal Front gets a shot in the arm KCR, Gowda meeting may give jitters to Cong OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: At a time when reports began emanating that the initial enthusiasm of KCR in forming a federal front is petering out, it got a fresh dose of adrenalin when former Prime Minister and JD(S) patriarch H D Deve Gowda had a one-on-one session with Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao here on Sunday where they took stock of the status of the Opposition. The meeting assumed importance in the wake of the JD(S) handing out a threat to the Congress that if created unfavourable conditions to Kar- OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: Political parties in Telangana are gearing up to win conﬁdence of people with general elections looming large sooner than later. The opposition parties have started their drill of knowing and joining hands with parties which have similar wavelength nataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, it might look at the option of joining hands with the BJP. At present JD(S) and Congress are coalition partners of Karnataka government. According to sources, the former Prime Minister was in Hyderabad to attend wedding of grandson of Congress leader and MP T Subbarami Reddy. Deve Gowda met the Chief Minister, Municipal Administration Minister K T Rama Rao, Mayor B Rammohan and others at Camp Office Pragathi Bhavan. The Chief Minister offered him a shawl and citation. Continued on P4 Poll bugle ahead of schedule POLITRICKS S Fight is between KCR vs rest; alliances picture unclear S Diﬀerence of opinion on who should head the alliance S TJS leadership wants it to be KCR vs Kodand-led alliance comprising all parties, including Congress with them. But it is unclear at this point of time as to how many formations would be in the fray against KCR, and whether it is a straight ﬁght, triangular and quadrangular. The ruling TRS party R ahul Gandhi has been advocating a single slab GST for India. It is a flawed idea. A single slab GST can function only in those countries where the entire population has a similar and a higher level of paying capacity. –Union minister Arun Jaitley It has become a bad word T he design, structure, infrastructure backbone, rate or rates and implementation of GST were so flawed that it has become a bad word among business persons, traders, exporters and the common citizens –Former FM P Chidambaram A problem since its launch D emonetisation is a failure. People don't have confidence in banks. GST has been a problem since its implementation. –AP CM Chandrababu Naidu Dehradun: At least 48 people were killed and 11 others injured when a bus fell into a deep gorge in Uttarakhand’s Pauri district on Sunday, the police said. The incident occurred near Gween village, close to Dhumakot in the district, when the private bus, car- The bodies were blindfolded and gagged and were found hanging from the ceiling New Delhi: Eleven members of a family, including seven women, were found dead under mysterious circumstances in a house in north Delhi’s Burari area on Sunday morning. According to investigators one of the deceased could have killed the others in the belief of some spiritual practices. Ten of the bodies were blind-folded and gagged and were found hanging from the ceiling of the house opposite Guru Govind Singh Hospital, police sources said. Continued on P4 Rahul’s single-slab idea flawed 174 VIPs want new rly zones, officials cry ‘politics’ New Delhi: In three years, there were demands by 174 VIPs, including Sachin Tendulkar, Shashi Tharoor, Nitin Gadkari and Yogi Adityanath for new railway zones and divisions in their constituencies that are under consideration of the Railway Board, according to railway ministry records. Railway officials, however, said most of these demands are "motivated by political reasons" and "regional considerations cannot override operational requirements of railways". From 2014-2017 (till March 31, 2017) demands were received from 55 VIPs for new zones and from 119 VIPs for new divisions. The VIPs who have approached the Railway ministry with their demands include members of both Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha, officers on special duty, private secretaries of senior leaders, Chief Ministers and even the junior minister for the Railways Rajen Continued on P4 Gohain. 48 KILLED IN U’KHAND BUS MISHAP Mass murder of Delhi family 7 women among 11 found dead in Burari area TRS Gajwel meeting and BJP Yatra try to reach out to voters P9 MILK & MERC CANNOT HAVE SAME TAX: MODI Quake in Sonipat, tremors felt in Delhi New Delhi: An earthquake measuring magnitude 4.0 on the Richter scale struck Haryana’s Sonipat at 3.37 pm on Sunday afternoon. Tremors were felt in parts of Delhi NCR and Uttar Pradesh. However, there were no reports of loss of life or damage to property so far. Earlier in May, a magnitude of 6.2 earthquake struck northern Afghanistan. The tremors of the quake were felt in parts of northern Indian and Pakistan. People in the national capital region reported feeling light tremors. Punjab, Haryana and J&K also felt the aftermath of the quake, a MeT Department official confirmed. P3 oreign direct investment (FDI) in India seems to be petering out with the inflows growth rate recording a five-year low of 3 per cent at $44.85 billion in 2017-18. According to the latest data of DIPP, FDI in 2017-18 grew by only 3 per cent to $44.85 billion. seems to have sounded poll bugle with the recent Gadwal public meeting, in which party supremo and Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao showered a slew of sops on Gadwal district. When it comes to rival parties there is difference of opinion within the ranks of various parties and it remains to be seen how they would sort out to stand as one unit. In 2009, entire opposition formed into grand alliance against the might of Congress-led Dr YS Rajasekhar Reddy, which the latter won comfortably. Cut to the present, an attempt is on to forge a grand alliance once again comprising opposition parties to take on KCR-led ruling TRS head on. Congress is keen on getting on board anti-KCR forces, but parties have their reservations on who should lead the Continued on P4 alliance. rying 58 passengers, on its way to Ramnagar, fell into a 200-metre deep gorge, Pauri Superintendent of Police Jagat Ram Joshi said. At least 45 people were killed on the spot and 13 others injured. Later, three more succumbed to their injuries at the PHC Dhumakot, where the injured were immediately rushed after rescue teams reached the spot, he said. Two critically injured, out of the remaining 11, were referred to Ramnagar, whereas nine are still under treatment at the Dhumakot Continued on P4 PHC.
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