DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA JOURNALISM OF COURAGE FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, 2020, NEW DELHI, LATE CITY, 20 PAGES HOTEL BILLS ABOVE 20K, BUSINESS CLASS TICKETS, INSURANCE PREMIUM, SCHOOL FEES WORLD The day Govt applauds honest taxpayer, it plans new list of transactions under scanner TRUMP ANNOUNCES ISRAEL-UAE PACT ON DIPLOMATIC TIES PAGE 17 NEW DELHI, AUGUST 13 TO OSTENSIBLY widen the tax base,theIncome-TaxDepartment plans to expand the list of reportable financial transactions to include hotel payments over Rs20,000,lifeinsurancepremium payment over Rs 50,000 and health insurance premium payment over Rs 20,000. Besides these, donations and payment of school/collegefeesoverRs1lakh a year, foreign travel, domestic businessclassairtravel,purchase of white goods, jewellery and paintingsoverRs1lakh,demataccounts and even bank lockers are proposedtobeincludedinthelist of the Statement of Financial Transactions (SFT). The new proposal was revealed on a day Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced measures aimed at easing compliance and rewarding honest taxpayers. Launching the ‘Transparent Taxation — Honouringthe Honest’ platform Baghel: CRPF near Maoist ambush that CONTINUEDONPAGE2 killed 17, but Before crash in Kozhikode, stayed put another plane struggled to land, ATC cleared a take-off GARGI VERMA RAIPUR, AUGUST 13 NEARLY FIVE months after 17 Chhattisgarh Police personnel were killed in an ambush by MaoistsinSukma,Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghelhas accused the Centre of “lack of coordination” during the incident and claimed that CRPF personnel were present “500 m from the spot” but did not engage because “they didn't receive orders”. BagheltoldTheIndianExpress that he had raised the issue with the central government and UnionHomeMinisterAmitShah. Speaking about the incident in Sukma's Minpa, Baghel said: CONTINUEDONPAGE2 PRANAV MUKUL NEW DELHI, AUGUST 13 OF THE 15 flights that landed in, or took off from Kozhikode on August 7 ahead of the ill-fated aircraft that overshot the runway, two could hold vital clues for investigators. An hour and 40 minutes before Air India Express Flight IX1344 crashed, an ATR72-600 THE EXPRESS INTERVIEW P6 CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 FLIGHT STATUS REPORT Landings and take-offs at Kozhikode airport on August 7 evening, prior to crash landing of Air India Express aircraft Airline Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel turboprop aircraft operated by IndiGofaceddifficultyapproaching Kozhikode on a flight from Bengaluru, but managed to land safely at 5.58 pm. And soon after IX1344 failed to land on its first approach, air traffic control (ATC) cleared for take-off an Air India aircraft bound for Delhi — an indication that the crew of the Boeing 737800 flying in from Dubai did not IndiGo AirIndia IndiGo AirIndia AirIndiaExpress Aircraft ATR72 AirbusA320 ATR72 AirbusA320 Boeing737 Inbound/ Time Outbound (+-2minutes) Inbound 5.58pm Inbound 6.05pm Outbound 6.38pm Outbound 7.30pm Inbound 7.41pm* Source: Flightradar24 *Time of crash-landing according to local authorities E E X P L A I NE D AANCHAL MAGAZINE `6.00 (`8 PATNA & RAIPUR, `12 SRINAGAR) WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM SINCE 1932 More scrutiny ● likely BUSINESS AS USUAL BY UNNY BJP TO MOVE NO-TRUST MOTION Trucewithahandshake, Gehlotfortrustvotetoday Hamare hamare hote hain, need to forgive and forget: CM on Pilot & rebels WHILE THE move to include more transactions under the tax department’s reporting framework is aimed at plugging leaks and improving collections, the expanded list would also entail increased scrutiny of spending by tax-payers. HAMZA KHAN & DEEP MUKHERJEE JAIPUR, AUGUST 13 TRACKING INDIA’S COVID CURVE 164 CASES: DAYS SINCE PANDEMIC BEGAN 23,96,637 RECOVERED: 16,95,982 DEATHS: 47,033 TESTS: 2,68,45,688| DOUBLING RATE: 24.99** KEYSTATES TOWATCH SURGEIN 7-DAYAVG DOUBLING 24HOURS GROWTH* RATE** TOTAL CASES ■ Maharashtra 5,48,313 12,712 2.28% 31.58 ■ Tamil Nadu 3,14,520 5,871 2.02% 2,54,146 9,597 4.52% 1,96,494 7,883 3.79% 19 1,48,504 1,113 0.82% 87.58 to forgive and forget in the interest of the country, state, people” and move ahead. At the meeting, Gehlot said hisgovernmentwillgoforatrust vote in the House “and show the power of Congress”. Party sources confirmed that he will seek a trust vote Friday itself. Sources quoted Gehlot as saying “we would have gone for a floor test without some of our friends(therebelMLAs)andperhaps the government would have been saved, but honestly, hamare dil mein woh khushi nahin hoti (we wouldn’t have been happy deep inside). Hamare hamare hi hote hain, paraye paraye hi hote hain (our dearones are our own,outsiders are outsiders)”. He said if anyone has any 15.92 ■ Karnataka Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot in Jaipur on Thursday. PTI 35.67 ■ Andhra A HANDSHAKE Thursday eveningbetweenRajasthanChief Minister Ashok Gehlot and rival Sachin Pilot, removed as Deputy Chief Minister following a rebellion last month, reaffirmed the truce secured by the Congress leadership ahead of the AssemblysessionstartingFriday. Pilot and his rebel MLAs reached Gehlot’s residence in Jaipur for a meeting of the CongressLegislaturePartywhere the leaders of the two camps shookhands,raisedvictorysigns and posed for cameras. Before they arrived, Gehlot hadalreadyspokenonthe“need ■ Delhi * Compounded Daily Growth Rate over last 7 days ** Calculated over 7-day growth CASE FATALITY RATIO POSITIVITY RATE DAILY IN, DAILY OUT 7 DAYS EARLIER: 7 DAYS EARLIER: DETECTED TODAY 2.07 NOW: 1.96 Deaths as a ratio of positive cases (in %); indicator of progress in averting deaths 8.87 66,999 NOW: RECOVERED TODAY: Positives against number tested (in %); indicator of the spread of disease Becoming sick vs recovering; more recoveries for 14 days may signal the peak 8.93 56,383 DataasonAugust12,releasedbyUnionMinistryofHealth,ICMRandstates.Oftendailynumbersinclude datafrompreviousdays.Assuch,trendsbasedondailynumbersareindicative,notdefinitive CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Prime Minister’s plan for J&K: high-tech and green ‘naya’ Srinagar, ‘naya’ Jammu LIZ MATHEW NEW DELHI, AUGUST 13 AMIDST CRITICISM that development was not visible on the ground even a year after the revocation of the special status of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to announce major projects, including high-tech and environmentfriendly ‘naya’ Srinagar and ‘naya’ Jammu. According to sources, the Union Ministry of Urban Development and Jammu and Kashmir administration are jointlyworkingonthefinalblue- print for the projects, with the Prime Minister personally monitoring it. Just a week ago, the Centre, on August 5, appointed former Union Minister and BJP veteran Manoj Sinha as the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2
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