HYDERABAD TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 29, 2020 `7.00 PAGES 16 LATE CITY EDITION TRUMP PAID JUST $750 IN INCOME TAXES DURING 2016,17 He paid no income taxes at all in 10 of the last 15 years, the New York Times reported on Monday citing his tax-return data QUESTIONABLE REFUNDS AND DEDUCTIONS HE IS SITTING ON A MOUNTAIN OF DEBT Starting 2010, Trump has claimed and received income tax refunds totalling $72.9 million. The Internal Revenue Service is presently probing the legitimacy of the refunds. An adverse ruling could cost Trump $100 million in penalty. The report also says he took tax deductions on personal expenses such as housing, aircraft and $70,000 in hairstyling for TV shows ■ ■ The Times report also revealed Trump is sitting on a ticking time bomb of debt. The tax records show he’s holding a total of $421 million in loans and debt that are due in the next four years Most of that debt comes from his Doral golf resort in Florida and Washington hotel, which are financially struggling | P9 $145,400 TAX HIS UNITS PAID TO INDIA IN 2017, IN CONTRAST TO HIS SLIM INCOME TAX CHENNAI ■ MADURAI ■ VIJAYAWADA ■ BENGALURU ■ KOCHI ■ HYDERABAD ■ VISAKHAPATNAM ■ COIMBATORE ■ KOZHIKODE ■ THIRUVANANTHAPURAM ■ BELAGAVI ■ BHUBANESWAR ■ SHIVAMOGGA ■ MANGALURU ■ TIRUPATI ■ TIRUCHY ■ TIRUNELVELI ■ SAMBALPUR ■ HUBBALLI ■ DHARMAPURI ■ KOTTAYAM ■ KANNUR ■ VILLUPURAM ■ KOLLAM ■ WARANGAL ■ TADEPALLIGUDEM ■ NAGAPATTINAM ■ THRISSUR ■ KALABURAGI Indians consume less protein, prone to diseases While RDAs are daily dietary nutrient intake levels which would be sufficient to meet the nutrient requirements of nearly all healthy individuals, EARs are the average daily nutrient intake levels of population. V N I L E S H @ Hyderabad Youth Congress workers staging a protest against the contentious farm laws at Rajpath in New Delhi on Monday, after setting a tractor ablaze | SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT Find workaround to negate farm laws, says Sonia Asks Cong-ruled states to explore possibility of passing laws overriding reform legislations EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE stitution, which allows the state legislatures to pass a law to override a Central law, which STEPPING up her attack on the then comes for President’s asnew farm laws that have left a sent,” said K C Venugopal, Consection of the farmers roiled, gress general secretary in Congress President Sonia Gan- charge of the organisation. dhi on Monday asked partyAccording to Article 254(2), ruled states to explore the pos- “Where a law made by the Legsibility of workaround laws islature of a State with respect under Article 254(2) of the Con- to one of the matters enumerstitution to override the con- ated in the Concurrent List tentious reform legislations. contains any provision repugWhile Congress-ruled state nant to the provisions of an governments are also explor- earlier law made by Parliament ing legal options, a party MP or an existing law with respect from Kerala, T N Prathapan, to that matter, then, the law so has already approached the Su- made by the Legislature of preme Court chalsuch State shall, if it Plan to lenging the constituhas been reserved for tional validity of the intensify stir the consideration of in Punjab Farmers (Empowerthe President and has ment and Protection) received his assent, Farmers plan to Agreement of Price prevail in that State.” lay siege to Assurance and Farm corporate houses, As for the legal Services Bill, 2020. offices, malls and challenge, Punjab Farmers, especially residences of BJP Chief Minister Capt in Punjab and Hary- leaders in Punjab. Amarinder Singh ana, have been agitatsaid agitation and leCongress leader ing against the three gal recourse will have Rahul Gandhi is laws, which the Cento be undertaken siexpected to join tre says are revolu- agitating Punjab multaneously. “Our tionary as they would farmers on Gandhi lawyers are coming ensure better price from Delhi tomorrow Jayanti on Oct 2 for their produce. (Tuesday). We will Among the sticking discuss how to propoints in the new laws, accord- ceed in the matter and then ing to the Opposition, are the challenge the legislation in the lack of explicit guarantees Supreme Court,” he said. written into them on continuRajasthan Chief Minister ing the existing minimum sup- Ashok Gehlot submitted a port price (MSP) system and memorandum to President Koallowing big corporate houses vind and Gover nor Kalraj into the farm sector. Mishra seeking the rollback of “Hon’ble Congress President the legislations. His Chhattishas asked Cong ress-ruled garh counterpart Bhupesh states to explore the possibili- Bhagel said a resolution opposties to pass laws in their states ing the laws will be brought in under Article 254(2) of the Con- the next Assembly session. @ New Delhi/Chandigarh TRAI GETS P D VAGHELA AS NEW CHAIRMAN Senior bureaucrat P D Vaghela was on Monday appointed chairman of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India. He will succeed R S Sharma | P10 HYDERABAD-BASED National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) in its report ‘What India Eats’ has brought out some stark findings on food consumption pattern of Indians, giving an idea as to why the prevalence of hypertension and diabetes is high in the country . The report highlights that while Indians consume carbohydrate-rich cereals in large quantities, the consumption of high-protein and micronutrient-rich foods like pulses, legumes, fruits, vegetables and meat is much lower, which puts many Indians under the risk of lifestyle diseases. The ‘What India Eats’ (WIE) report an the ‘Nutrient Requirements for Indians’ report, Mapping nutrition intake containing the revised Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA), were released in New Delhi by the Union Minister for Health, Dr Harsh Vardhan on Monday . The report on revised RDA for the first time also includes the Estimated Average Requirements (EAR) and also the Tolerable Upper Limits (TUL) of nutrients. The Minister also launched a key initiative by NIN, a study titled ‘Mapping of nutrition and health status — A national level participatory real-time data generation programme’, which aims to develop a mobile based device, used by nutrition researchers, as well as develop food based strategies through inter-ministerial convergences to promote national programmes for ensuring food and nutrition security . Interest on interest can’t be waived, FinMin expected to tell apex court A N U R A D H A S H U K L A @ New Delhi WHILE the Centre on Monday sought more time from the Supreme Court to clarify its stand on ‘interest on interest’ on suspended EMIs during the loan moratorium period, sources told TNIE that the finance ministry has made up its mind that it cannot be waived off. “The Department of Financial Services has already spoken to banks and is of the view that waiving this interest on interest will further strain the financials of banks. One cannot weaken one business to strengthen another business. Banks have raised their concern in this regard and their feedback had been submitted JLL REPORT Hyd sees 76% increase in residential sales in Q3 to the Centre,” said a senior finance ministry official. Similar feedback was given by the Rajiv Mehrishi panel, whose report is yet to be made public, the official added. “The Mehrishi panel’s view is that the government can bear the burden of interest on interest, so that neither bankers nor customers will have to take a hit. But the overall financial burden on banks will have to be calculated. Given the situation of the exchequer, this is not a comfortable option. Much will depend on what RBI says,” the official told TNIE. On Monday, the Centre informed the Supreme Court that it will take a decision on the interest on interest issue in the next two or three days The case has been pending in the top court for the past few months. In May, RBI told the court that it was not in favour of a “forced waiver of interest” as it would not only hurt the financial viability of banks but also affect the interests of depositors. Subsequently the finance minis, try told the SC it was in agreement with RBI’s stand. The SC, then, ordered the Centre, RBI and banks to file a ‘concrete’ response after ‘holistically’ considering the interests of everybody . O I S H A N I M O J U M D E R @ Hyderabad for the compiling the report, Hyderabad was second only to Chennai when it came to increase in residential sales between July and September while Bengaluru and Kolkata showed a negative growth. The JLL report cited the renewed interest from NRIs as one of the reasons for the increase in demand in the real estate market. DESPITE the sluggish nature of the economy due to Covid-19, Hyderabad’s real estate showed a 76 per cent increase in residential sales in the third quarter of 2020 from the previous quarter, according to a new report released by Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) on Monday . Among the major cities that were taken into consideration CONTINUED ON P3 This will be done regionwise simultaneously in collaboration with other institutions and the food consumption data will be conducted through crowdsourcing. According to ‘What India Eats’ report, a meagre five per cent of rural Indians and 18 per cent of urban populace in the country consume the recommended amount of good quality proteins. While it is recommended that carbohydrates-rich cereals should contribute just 45 per cent of a day’s energy and the rest must be from other foods, the report says that cereals contribute to 51 per cent of energy among urban Indians and 65 per cent among rural Indians. CONTINUED ON P3 INDIA’S expert group on Covid-19 vaccine administration has recommended government sponsored vaccination for only high-risk populations that include the elderly above 50 years of age, those with co-morbidities and frontline workers, this newspaper has learnt. In other words, a majority of the citizens — over 90 crore — will have to pay for vaccines from their own pockets. The com- mittee has suggested an antibody test driven immunisation plan under which even those within the vulnerable group will be given a vaccine only if they do not have antibodies against SARS-CoV 2, top sources in the panel said. “The serosurveys conducted in many metros so far have indicated that nearly 25-30% of the population is already exposed to SARS-CoV-2 and by the time an effective medicine arrives, this proportion of exposed population in most parts could be much higher,” a senior member of the group said. “In such a scenario it will not be required to vaccinate people with antibodies,” he THE State’s Prisons Department is all set to hit two birds with one stone by training prisoners on raising Japanese Quail, a small ground nesting game bird, locally known as Kamju Pitta, which is a rich source of protein and boosts immunity In the process, it is also . making some money for the jail. As immunity has become the buzzword in the wake of Covid-19, officials at the Cherlapally Open Air Jail are helping prisoners to start an avocation on agreement with Godrej company to provide quality feed. At present, chicks are being raised in two batches of 400 each. The birds will be sold after they attain a weight of around 200 grams at a cost of `70 per each bird. Those interested can buy the bird’s meat (dressed) at the outlet located in the jail’s premises. Ashok Kumar, Open-Air Prison jailer said Japanese Quail’s meat and eggs improve metabolism and treat obesity diabetes, , heart ailments, asthma besides improving immunity. Quail’s meat is rich in protein, fibre, pyridoxine (Vitamin B6), and niacin (Vitamin B3), which strengthens memory . Dr Dasaradha Ram Reddy su, perintendent of the Open-Air Jail, Cherlapally said, “The purpose is to encourage prisoners to learn to raise quail birds, which are in great demand. Once they are out, they would be able to start their own farm. We will help them in availing bank loans and marketing, if they struggle initially .” Delhi Capitals are on top. Sunrisers Hyderabad at the bottom. Hyderabad would look to record their first win while Hyderabad would want to consolidate LIVE: Star Sports1/Hotstar @ 7.30pm SUPER VICTORY FOR RCB Royal Challengers Bangalore clinched a thrilling victory, via a Super Over, against defending champs Mumbai Indians on Monday. Batting first, RCB posted 201/3 in 20 overs before Mumbai made a remarkable chase to match the score (201/5). P11 M AYA N K S I N G H @ New Delhi ON a day the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) approved purchases worth `2,290 crore, the bigger talking point was a major tweak in the offset policy tied to the acquisition of arms and equipment to make procurement easier. According to the new Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) 2020 unveiled on Monday by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, offsets will not be applicable to three specific categories— Inter-Government Agreement (IGA), Government to Government (G2G) and single-vendor deals. The offset clause was introduced in India in 2005. But “no offset has led to a transfer of technology Most . have to do with product purchase as has been brought out in a recent Comptroller and Auditor General report,” Director General (Acquisition) Apurva Chandra said while interacting with said. “The government will also pay for the vaccination of only those who are the most vulnerable and also only those among this group who test negative for SARS Cov-2 antibodies,” the member said. Another member confirmed it, saying that while the government still does not have a firm figure or database of those who qualify as the “most vulnerable”, an exercise is already underway to identify and prioritise them. Health is wealth! Cherlapally prisoners make a killing rearing kamju pittas their own after their release from incarceration. By doing so, authorities have already made a profit of `20,000 for the jail as against an investment of `50,000 since last June. At present, six prisoners are being trained, officials said. The department is procuring day-one (newborn) chicks and raising them for 40 to 45 days in a dedicated enclosure spread on a one-acre land on the premises of the open air prison. In fact, prison officials have signed an HYDERABAD OFFSET CLAUSE CHUCKED OUT, BUT CONDITIONS APPLY RECIPE FOR SUCCESS B K A R T H E E K @ Hyderabad DELHI ACQUISITION OF ARMS Free Covid shot only for high-risk populations? S U M I S U K A N YA D U T TA @ New Delhi TODAY’S MATCH Japanese Quail birds, being raised at the Open Air Jail in Cherlapally, are a rich source of protein and boost immunity journalists. Under the new DAP a clause requiring for, eign firms to invest 30% of the contract value in the Indian manufacturing sector has been dropped for G2G or single-vendor deals. However, competitive multi-vendor procurement cases will still have offsets. Among other changes, the armed forces will now be allowed to take a variety of equipment on lease to cut down acquisition time and cost Meanwhile, the DAC approved the purchase of a clutch of equipment from both the domestic and foreign vendors. WATER ISSUES Apex Council meeting on October 6 EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE @ Hyderabad THE second meeting of the Apex Council, to resolve the issues relating to sharing of Krishna and Godavari river waters between the two sibling States of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, will be held on October 6. The Jal Shakti Ministry intimated the new schedule to both the states on Monday . After the Andhra Pradesh government took up the Rayalaseema Lift Irrigation Scheme (RLIS) and enhancement of the carrying capacity of Pothireddypadu, which Telangana had opposed, the Jal Shakti Ministry initially decided to convene the Apex Council meeting on August 5. However, the meeting was postponed to August 25 on the request of Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao. But it was postponed again after Apex Council chairman and Union Minister of Jal Shakti Gajendra Singh Shekhawat tested positive for Covid-19.
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