MCS/204/2017-19RNINO.MAHENG2002/21899 MUMBAI,LATECITY AUGUST5,2018 22+6(EYE)PAGES,`5.00 WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA IDEA EXCHANGE SUNDAY STORY PAGE 10 ‘TOURISM FUTURE OF UTTARAKHAND... FOCUSED ON DEVELOPING 13 NEW DESTINATIONS’ TRIVENDRA SINGH RAWAT, Uttarakhand CM PAGE 11 Abuse under his care Brajesh Thakur — newspaper owner, local power broker, the man who ran the shelter where 34 girls were allegedly sexually assaulted A brief history of queer resistance to Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, from the silence and stigma of the Nineties to the assertion today REVENUE IMPACT AROUND RS 980 CR: SUSHIL MODI Shah raises NRC again: Infiltrators must be deported GST Council clears 20% cashback on digital payments, with Rs 100 cap Six-member ministerial panel to look into issues faced by MSMEs AANCHAL MAGAZINE NEW DELHI, AUGUST 4 Bihar’s Sushil Modi, Gujarat’s Nitin Patel, Delhi’s Manish Sisodia and West Bengal’s Amit Mitra at the GST Council meeting in New Delhi on Saturday. Tashi Tobgyal Man barges into Abdullah’s Jammu house, shot dead THE GOODS and Services Tax (GST) Council on Saturday cleared a pilot project to offer digital incentives, in the form of cashback of 20 per cent of GST paid on business-to-consumer transactions using RuPay and BHIM platforms, subject to a cap of Rs 100 per transaction. Revenue shortfall concerns and issues being faced by micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) dominated the 29th meeting of the GST Council. The Council approved a six-member ministerial panel, headed by Ministerof StateforFinanceShiv Pratap Shukla, to look into the issues of MSMEs. “We have decided to undertake a pilot project. A broad frameworkhasbeenworkedout so that users of RuPay card, BHIM,Aadhaar,UPI, USSDtransactions can be given the incentives because these are mostly used by poor people,” said Finance Minister Piyush Goyal, addingthatthepilotprogramme willbeimplementedinanystate on a voluntary basis. Therevenuedepartmentand GST Network (GSTN) will coordinate with the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) for the development of software to facilitate the refunds CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 MARATHA QUOTA AGITATION Beed farmer who took part in protests kills self, man dies in Navi Mumbai Congress president Rahul Gandhi with party leaders A K Antony, Ashok Gehlot and Manmohan Singh. Amit Mehra DEEP MUKHERJEE NRC our baby, BJP using it as emotional tool, says Congress BJP PRESIDENT Amit Shah on Saturday raised the NRC pitch in Rajasthan,accusingtheCongress and its president Rahul Gandhi of opposing the National Register of Citizens in Assam only to keep the party’s ‘vote bank’ intact. Rajasthan is slated to go to the polls later this year. “Congress jo hai baaz nahi aati hai. Yeh abhi NRC lagu hua Assam mein. Saalon se desh me Bangladeshi ghuspethiye ghuste the. Inko identify karne ka, unki jaanch karne ka kaam Bharatiya Janata Party ki sarkar ne shuru kiya (The Congress never learns. Now this NRC has been implemented in Assam. For years, Bangladeshi infiltrators entered the country. The BJP started the work of identifying, investigatingthem)...Congressisopposing NRC because they want their votebanktoremainintact.These Bangladeshi ghuspethiye (infiltrators) are coming here, I want to ask the people of Rajasthan, should we deport Bangladeshi infiltratorsornot?,”heaskedthe crowd at a rally in Rajsamand district of Rajasthan, where he flagged off Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje’s Rajasthan Gaurav Yatra. Hethenwentontolaunchan CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 MANOJ CG NEW DELHI, AUGUST 4 SHEDDINGITSnuancedposition on the National Register of Citizens (NRC), the Congress Saturday said that the NRC was its “baby” and was set in motion by its governments to identify “foreigners” who had entered Assam “illegally”. Under attack by the BJP on the issue, the party also argued that “80 per cent” of the process was completed by the Congress government under former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi, and released data to argue thatmore foreigners were deported from Assam under the UPA government. The NRC was among the issues discussed at the Congress Working Committee (CWC), whichmetforthesecondtimein THE CITY ● HOMEBUYERS The father of Syeed Murfad Shah, who entered Farooq Abdullah’s house. AP ARUN SHARMA JAMMU, AUGUST 4 CRPF PERSONNEL on Saturday shot dead a man who rammed his vehicle through the VIP gates of the Jammu residence of former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and National ConferenceMPFarooqAbdullah. Identified as Syeed Murfad Shah, the son of a retired forest official at Mendhar in Poonch district, the 25-year-old had been a gun dealer until at least six years ago. Police sources said that around10amonSaturday,Shah, drivinganSUV,hitthegateonthe side of the house, taking CRPF personnel on duty by surprise. Only the Abdullahs usually use thisgateandsinceneitherFarooq Abdullah nor his son Omar were home, most of the CRPF personnel were deployed at the main gate — used by visitors, party leadersandevengovernmentofficials. As the vehicle barged throughthegateandenteredthe CONTINUEDONPAGE2 SERVE NOTICES TO DEVELOPER, MMRDA, PAGE 3 The wife (centre) of the farmer who committed suicide in Beed district on Saturday. Amit Chakravarty SHUBHANGI KHAPRE & GARGI VERMA BEED, NAVI MUMBAI, AUG 4 A 40-YEAR-OLD marginal farmer, who had two days ago taken part in the Maratha reservation agitation, allegedly committed suicide on Saturday by consuming poison at Beed district in Maharashtra’s Marathwada region. In Navi Mumbai,a25-year-oldmanwas found hanging at his home in Turbhe village on Saturday, with a purported suicide note accusing the government of not providing reservation to the Maratha community. With these, seven deaths have been reported in the state in the last two weeks in connection with the quota agitation. Kanif Dattatrey Yeole had a small farmland at Dongarkini village in Beed, the epicentre of the recent Maratha protest. The district had recorded the first CONTINUEDONPAGE2 IN FINAL P V Sindhu beat Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi (21-16 24-22) to enter the final of the World Championships, in Nanjing on Saturday. AP REPORT, PAGE 22 Mumbai Police to probe ‘clear report’ to Choksi EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE MUMBAI, AUGUST 4 THE MUMBAI Police said on Saturday that a probe has been ordered into the “issuance of police verification report” to Mehul Choksi, fugitive jeweller and Punjab National Bank scam accused. AntiguaandBarbudahadsaid Choksi was granted citizenship basedonapoliceclearancecertifi- cate(PCC)issued by the Regional Passport Office (RPO), Mumbai, and documents received from the Securities Mehul and Exchange Choksi Board of India (Sebi) in May 2017. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Friday that the police clearance certificate was issued “by Passport Office, Mumbai, for Antigua and Barbuda on March 16, 2017... on the basis of a clear police verification report available on his passport.” According to police, Choksi appliedforaPCConFebruary23, 2017. On March 10, 2017, the Malabar Hill police station, under whose jurisdiction Choksi’s residence falls, submitted a “clear report”, after running a check on its internal Criminal Antecedents and Information System (CAIS). On March 14, 2017, the Mumbai Police passport branch forwarded the report to the RPO. “The CAIS only reflects the applicant’s name if he has been arrested in any offence. This is the format followed by every state,” said a police officer. “We are examining our internal process vis-a-vis CAIS and how to improve it,” he added. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Maharashtra scouts for talent: Rs 3 lakh per month for doctors in rural areas TABASSUM BARNAGARWALA MUMBAI, AUGUST 4 THE MAHARASHTRA government’s attempt to fill vacancies by wooing private doctors to government hospitals — by first allowing them to negotiate salaries and later providing additional incentives — has yielded results. In the last six months since the scheme was announced,thegovernmenthas NEGOTIABLE SALARIES POSTS FILLED TOTAL 356 Less than ` 50,000 211 ` 50,000 -1 lakh 70 ` 1-2 lakh 51 ` 2-3 lakh 12 Over ` 3 lakh 12 appointed 356 specialists. At least 12 gynaecologists Pune Satara Chandrapur Yawatmal Ahmednagar 70 39 28 24 18 * Since Dec 2017; None in Thane, Sindhurdurg, Ratnagiri, Jalna, Gondia,Bhandara, Nanded and anaesthetists have bargained for a pay package of over Rs 3 lakh per month to serve in rural districts of Beed, Raigad, Yawatmal and Chandrapur. Until October last year, Maharashtra noted 64 per cent vacancy in 648 posts for anaesthetists, 35 per cent vacancy in 561 pediatrician posts, and 26 per cent vacancy in 612 posts for gynaecologists. The state government decided to allow private doctors to negotiate their salary in tribal and Maoist-affected regions. In other areas, it offered a fixed salaryalongwithincentivessuch as Rs 4,000 for each Caesarean surgery, Rs 40 for each antenatal check-up, Rs 1,500 per assisted delivery and Rs 1,200 per pediatric case treated. Since December 2017, 142 gynaecologists, 143 anaesthetists and 71 pediatricians were appointed under the new scheme with incentives. Pune got 70 specialists followed by Satara(39),Chandrapur(28)and Yawatmal (24). CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 BIG PICTURE PAGE 12-13 THEIR NEXT STOP two weeks. Gogoi and other party members from Assam forcefully argued that the party should not disown the NRC and should aggressively counter the BJP, which, they argued, was usingitforsettingadivisiveagenda. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 17 WORLD RAJSAMAND, AUGUST 4 IMRAN LIKELY TO TAKE OATH ON AUGUST 14 SUNITAWILLIAMSAMONG NINEASTRONAUTSNAMED BYNASAFORFIRST COMMERCIALFLIGHTS
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