DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA 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 Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel THE EXPRESS INTERVIEW P7 ` 63 per kilo ` 91 per kilo ` 110 per kilo ` 50 per Dozen The day Govt applauds honest taxpayer, it plans new list of transactions under scanner 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 evenbank 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 CONTINUEDONPAGE2 In BMC schools, 1 in 3 students not able to attend online classes E E X P L A I NE D NEW DELHI, AUGUST 13 More scrutiny ● likely BUSINESS AS USUAL BY UNNY 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. 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 LOCKDOWN LESSONS 5,48,313 12,712 2.28% 31.58 ■ Tamil Nadu 3,14,520 5,871 2.02% ■ Andhra 2,54,146 9,597 4.52% 1,96,494 7,883 3.79% 19 1,48,504 1,113 0.82% 87.58 ■ Delhi * Compounded Daily Growth Rate over last 7 days ** Calculated over 7-day growth CASE FATALITY RATIO POSITIVITY RATE DAILY IN, DAILY OUT AN EXPRESS SERIES 7 DAYS EARLIER: 2.07 7 DAYS EARLIER: DETECTED TODAY NOW: CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot in Jaipur on Thursday. PTI 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 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 35.67 CHANGING CLASSROOMS Balasaheb Thackeray Municipal School, located near the slum settlement where he stays — is among more than 80,000 students who have fallen off the radar in the metropolis's Trucewithahandshake, Gehlotfortrustvotetoday HAMZA KHAN & DEEP MUKHERJEE MUMBAI, AUGUST 13 Shubham (right) with his father, siblings. Sandeep Ashar BJP TO MOVE NO-TRUST MOTION Hamare hamare hote hain, need to forgive and forget: CM on Pilot & rebels SANDEEP ASHAR & ABHA GORADIA EVERY MORNING, Shubham Bhurkud, 12, puts on his school uniform. Every morning, he removesitwithoutattendingaclass. The municipal school in Mumbai's suburb of Jogeshwari, where Shubham studies in Class 8, requires its students to attend online classes in the uniform. Shubham's parents, who don't ownasmartphone,don'thavethe heart to dash his hope that, one day, he might be able to join in. “We cannot afford a basic phone. A smart phone is out of thequestion,”saysShubham’sfatherSubhashBhurkud,39.Adaily wager with three other, younger children, Bhurkud says his earningshavealmostentirelydriedup during the coronavirus curbs. Shubham, who loves his school — Hindu Hriday Samrat `5.00, WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM SINCE 1932 HOTEL BILLS ABOVE 20K, BUSINESS CLASS TICKETS, INSURANCE PREMIUM, SCHOOL FEES AANCHAL MAGAZINE REG.NO. MCS/067/2018 - 20 RNI REGN. NO. 1543/57 JOURNALISM OF COURAGE FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, 2020, MUMBAI, LATE CITY, 16 PAGES Baghel: CRPF near Maoist ambush that killed 17, but stayed put ● 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 Before crash in Kozhikode, another plane struggled to land, ATC cleared a take-off 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 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 raise an alarm over weather or other conditions at the airport at the time. The Aircraft Accident CONTINUEDONPAGE2
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