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Petrol, diesel prices hiked by 80 paise

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New Delhi: Petrol and diesel prices were on Tuesday hiked by 80 paise a litre each, taking the total increase in rates in the last two weeks to Rs 9.20 per litre.

Petrol in Delhi will now cost Rs 104.61 per litre as against Rs 103.81 previously, while diesel rates have gone up from Rs 95.07 per litre to Rs 95.87, according to a price notification of state fuel retailers.

Rates have been increased across the country and vary from state to state depending upon the incidence of local taxation.

This is the 13th increase in prices since the ending of a four-and-half-month long hiatus in rate revision on March 22.

 

In all, petrol and diesel prices have gone up by Rs 9.20 per litre.

Saudi Arabia to decide on Haj pilgrimage date: Union Minister

New Delhi: Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Tuesday said that it was for the Saudi Arabian government and not the Government of India to decide the date for Haj pilgrimage.

Responding to a mention during the Zero Hour by Trinamool Congress MP Nadimul Haque, he said that the Haj yatra could not be done for two consecutive years because of the Covid-19 pandemic from other countries, including India.

“We are trying for this year, and the Saudi government has to decide when this pilgrimage will commence. We have all prepared for this year,” he added.

“The Haj yatra is an international journey, and the government will follow what the Saudi Arabian government decides, and how many people will go from India,” Naqvi further said.


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