www.thehansindia.com WARANGAL WEDNESDAY 13 MARCH 2019 PAGES 20 `5.00 Forecast: Sunny Temp: Max.37C. Min.23°C. Humidity: 17% Sunrise: 06:21 Sunset: 06:20 STATE WINDOWS NASA staffers move a model of the planned SLS moon rocket after NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine delivered remarks during a presentation on plans for the Moon & Mars missions at Kennedy Space Center on Monday TiE launches contest for college students Hyderabad: With an aim to inculcate the culture of entrepreneurship among college students, the Hyderabad Chapter of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) on Tuesday launched the third edition of TiE Grad. Being taken up as part of TiE Grad Business Idea Tournament for College Grads, a global initiative of TiE, the contest will provide a platform for students from engineering, business and medical colleges to put forth their business ideas. Winners will walk away with prize money and a chance to compete TiE’s global contest. 8 P8 BUSINESS H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H SCHOOL FEE HIKE: HC TAGS NEW PIL WITH PENDING CASES TRS TO COME OUT WITH A LIST OF 10 TODAY Your vote is a weapon. Use it: Priyanka HANS NEWS SERVICE ting MP B Vinod Kumar Karimnagar, Kalvakuntla Hyderabad: Buoyed with the Kavitha from Nizamabad, BB grand victory in MLC elections Patil from Zaheerabad, G where it was TRS all the way, Nagesh from Adilabad and Pathe pink party is now likely to sunuri Dayakar from Warangal announce the names of ten Lok Lok Sabha constituency. Sabha candidates on WednesThe name of Sai Yadav son of day. The party will be contestMinister Talasani Srinivas Yaing 16 out of 17 Lok dav is also doing Sabha seats. One The ﬁrst list of TRS is rounds for the Seseat will be left for likely to have sitting cunderabad Lok its ally the AIMIM. MP B Vinod Kumar Sabha constituenAccording to cy. Sources said from Karimnagar, sources, most of that Srinivas Yathe candidates to Kalvakuntla Kavitha dav had already be announced on conveyed to the from Nizamabad, Wednesday are sitMLAs under the BB Patil from ting MPs. There Lok Sabha segZaheerabad, could be some ment that the parchanges in the sec- G Nagesh from ty chief has ﬁond list. nalised his son’s Adilabad and The chief minis- Pasunuri Dayakar name for the seat. ter had already anIt is said that from Warangal Lok party president is nounced the Sabha constituency considering the names of Kotha Prabhakar Reddy name of Tumas the candidate from Medak mala Nageswara Rao from and Boora Narsaiah Goud for Khammam constituency, A the Bhongir Lok Sabha conSitaram Naik from Mastituency. Both have already habubabad. The names of M started campaigning. Kavitha and Ramachandra Apart from the already anNaik are also making rounds nounced names, the first list in the political circles. Continued on Page 4 will consist of the names of sit- MASERATI DRIVES IN 2019 QUATTROPORTE EDITION Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra addresses a public meeting ahead of Lok Sabha elections, in Gandhinagar on Tuesday Gandhinagar: Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra launched her ﬁrst-ever political rally after being inducted into the AICC recently with a stinging attack on the ruling national coalition led by the BJP and a concerted effort to steer the public debate ahead of the Lok Sabha elections to bread and butter issues. Priyanka Gandhi said in her eight-minute speech at the Congress’s anniversary event of the Dandi March in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state Gujarat that the ensuing Lok Sabha elections are in no way less than the struggle for Independence. “In this, you are going to decide your future,” she said, urging the l Attacks NDA govt on Modi’s home turf l 2019 Lok Sabha elections are in no way less than the struggle for Independence: Priyanka l Rahul sounds Lok Sabha poll bugle in Gujarat people not to get distracted by “needless issues”. The AICC general secretary said, “I want to speak from my heart. There is no bigger patriotism than to be an aware citizen, your awareness is a weapon, your vote is a weapon… Only you can protect the country.” But this weapon, she added, is not used to harm anyone. Congress president Rahul Gandhi and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi were also present at the event in Gandhinagar district hours after the Congress Working Committee meeting. In a resolution, the party’s top policy panel had resolved “to defeat the RSS, BJP ideology of fascism, hatred, anger and divisiveness”. “No sacriﬁce is too great in this endeavour, no effort too little, this battle will be won,” Rahul Gandhi tweeted hours after the strategy meeting started. At the rally, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra accused the BJP of practicing divisive politics. “What is happening in country today makes me YSRCP to announce ﬁrst list today Why ban crackers? Vehicles pollute more, says SC New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday said why people were "running after" ﬁrecracker industries when it seems that automobiles were "bigger" contributor to pollution, and asked the Centre whether there was any comparative study on pollution caused by both. While expressing serious concern over loss of jobs of people involved in manufacture and sale of ﬁrecrackers, a bench of Justices SA Bobde and SA Nazeer said, "We do not wish to generate unemployment." "Is there any comparative study on what proportion of pollution is caused by ﬁrecrackers and what proportion is caused by automobiles? It seems you are running after ﬁrecrackers, but bigger pollution contributor is perhaps vehicles," the bench told Additional Solicitor General A N S Nadkarni, who was appearing for the Centre. The top court said, "You must tell us some way of preventing unemployment also. We cannot have people unemployed and hungry. There are areas where ﬁrecrackers can be used." n PARTY FOUNDATION DAY CELEBRATED HANS NEWS SERVICE Hyderabad: With not much time left for intensive campaign, all political parties are racing against time to ﬁnalise the names of the candidates. In tune with the activity, the major Opposition in Andhra Pradesh, the YSRCP is also burning midnight oil and is likely to announce a list of about 75 candidates on Wednesday. Sources said the party may announce the names of candidates for all constituencies in three instalments. YSRCP foundation day celebrations at party oﬃce in Hyderabad on Tuesday Meanwhile, the YSRCP celebrated its ninth foundation Day with fanfare at party head office in the city on Tuesday. The leaders and party workers attended the celebrations and resolved to emulate ﬁrmly the ideals of former Chief Minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy and strengthening the hands of their party chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy. To mark the foundation day, YSRCP leaders YV Subba Reddy and Ummareddy Venkateswarlu unfurled the party ﬂag at the central Continued on Page 4 party office. Modi to address 4 poll meets in TS HANS NEWS SERVICE Hyderabad: With an intention to take the political campaign to a new high, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address four public meetings in Telangana as part of BJP’s campaign for the ensuing Parliament elections. Addressing media here on Tuesday, Telangana BJP president Dr K Laxman said that one of the four meetings of the prime minister will be held in March. Besides, party chief Amit Shah will address six public meetings and Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari and others will participate in the party campaign in the State. Laxman said the process of identifying potential candidates has begun and BJP will contest alone in all the 17 parliament seats in the state. The Telangana party core committee meeting will be held on March 14 and the names of the candidates will be submitted to the party’s parliamentary board. The board will announce the list of contestants, he said. With the lone exception of TDP, all other parties have remained with the NDA and new parties have joined hands with it. And, BJP is all set to win in more than 300 seats in the ensuing parliamentary elections to form the government at the Centre on its own, he said. Dismissing the claims of the TRS leaders, Laxman said, “The pink party has 15 seats in its kitty. What it has done so far to the state and what it can do, if it wins in 16 parliament seats in Telangana.” Contrary to it, BJP has brought AIIMS and several highway projects to the state with just one MP and asked people to think, what it can do, if it wins in 16 parliament seats. Continued on Page 4 sad,” she said, accusing the BJP of spreading hatred and destroying institutions. “Our institutions are being destroyed. Wherever you see, hatred is being spread. Nothing matters more to us that you and I protect this nation, work for it and move forward together,” she said. Priyanka Gandhi said there will be attempts to distract the electorate but people must ask the right questions. “Think hard before taking a decision,” she said. She also gave her audience a few questions that they should be asking. “Those who talk big in front of you, where are the 2 crore jobs he promised? What about the Rs 15 lakh he promised? What about women’s safety?” she said. Rahul vows one GST, guaranteed income Gandhinagar: Accusing the BJP of only making promises and not fulfilling them, Congress president Rahul Gandhi said if his party wins the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, it would deliver its promises of farm loan waiver, guaranteed minimum income scheme and a singletax regime to replace the "complex GST". Addressing a public rally in Gandhinagar, he questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi's patriotism, asking why he is not telling the nation that it was the earlier NDA government which had released Jaish-e-Mohammed. ‘Modi can’t bury reality in nationalism’s garb’ Ahmedabad: The Congress on Tuesday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for "cynically exploiting national security to hide his colossal failures" and resolved at its CWC meet here to defeat the "RSS and BJP's ideology of fascism, hatred and divisiveness", saying it would not let Modi divert the country from real issues in the guise of nationalism. The meeting of the Congress Working Committee, the party's highest decision-making body held in Modi's home state Gujarat for the first time in 60 years, was attended by president Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh and newly appointed general secretary Priyanka Gandhi among others. GST sleuths dig out tax fraud in Sujana ﬁrms NINE SHELL COMPANIES FOUND TO HAVE EVADED `500-CRORE TAX HANS NEWS SERVICE Hyderabad: Sleuths of the Good and Services Tax (GST) Commissionerate intensified their investigation against former Union Minister and TDP MP Y Sujana Chowdary on the charges of floating shell companies and indulged in fraud of Rs 2,000 crore. According to official estimation, Chowdary reportedly evaded tax for an amount of Rs 500 crore. During the primary investigation, the GST officials found that 8 to 9 shell companies which were working in Hyderabad have in- SUJANA MOVES HC OVER GST NOTICES LEGAL CORRESPONDENT Hyderabad: The Sujana Group of Companies, belonging to TDP senior leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sujana Chowdary, approached the Telangana High Court against the notices served on their companies by GST authorities. The petitioner told the court that even after paying the dulged in huge financial transactions and evaded the tax. Reportedly the companies indulged in the fraud of Rs 1,284 crore and the eight shell companies which did the financial transactions have reportedly evaded the GST tax of Rs 250 requisite taxes the authorities are serving notices on them without a legal sanction. It may be recalled here that the GST authorities have previously alleged that shell companies were incorporated for securing loans from banks by the Sujana Group and fake invoices were also shown for swindling money. The High Court is expected to hear the petition next week. crore. They also found that one of the shell company has evaded a tax amount to the tune of Rs 17 crore and another compa- ny did fraud of showing Rs 56 crore as its turnover. During the primary investigation, GST officials reported- ly found that the shell companies without buying any products and selling any products, created fake invoices and registered the fake turnovers on paper. They also found that without paying the GST, the companies got ‘Input Tax Credit’ and further by showing it took huge loans from bankers. There is a provision in the GST law that they can arrest a person who evade tax above Rs 5 crore. There are reports that a shell company director was arrested and sent him for 14-day judicial custody.
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