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Evening briefing: 98 Indians died during Haj pilgrimage this year; Goa hikes VAT on petrol, diesel; all latest news

Jun 21, 2024 06:33 PM IST

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At least 98 Indian citizens have died of natural causes, old age and illness during this year’s Haj pilgrimage that was marked by searing heat and intense high temperatures, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Friday. Around 1,75,000 Indians performed Haj pilgrimage this year. The fatalities also include four people who were killed in an accident. Dig Deeper

At least 98 Indian citizens have died of natural causes, old age and illness during this year’s Haj pilgrimage that was marked by searing heat and intense high temperatures(AFP)
At least 98 Indian citizens have died of natural causes, old age and illness during this year’s Haj pilgrimage that was marked by searing heat and intense high temperatures(AFP)

The Bharatiya Janata Party government in Goa on Friday issued a notification raising the Value Added Tax (VAT) on petrol. According to the notification issued, starting Saturday (June 22), the prices of petrol and diesel were hiked by Re.1 per litre and Rs.0.35, respectively. In a notification issued, the state finance department has enhanced the VAT on petrol to 21.5% while the VAT on diesel will now stand at 17.5%. Dig Deeper

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