• MLAs Nathabhai Patel, Jashubhai Patel, Punabhai Gamit, Virji Thumar tested Covid-19 positive ahead of Gujarat Assembly Monsoon session. They will not be able to attend the session.
  • Election Commission sends complaint against alleged false affidavits filed by Dhanera MLA Nathabhai Hegolabhai Patel to Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) for probe in response to check alleged discrepancies in his election affidavit
  • Gujarat completes 129.27 per cent rain of normal average monsoon season
  • Inspector Pritesh J Patel's body hit by a bullet from his service revolver found from his car in Sachivalay campus in capital Gandhinagar in suspected case of suicide this morning. Inspector PJ Patel had not returned home last night. He was on duty of Sachivalay complex
  • 20 bills to be moved in Gujarat Assembly Monsoon session starting from September 21. Discussion on coronavirus pandemic situation in the state on the first day's second session for 2.5 hours
  • Unjha APMC Vice Chairman Shivam Rawal dies of Coronavirus infection He was admitted to Ahmedabad based private run Sterling hospital for last over one and half month
  • 1432 new cases of Covid-19 detected in 24 hours ending at 5 pm today in Gujarat as per the latest daily bulletin by the State health department
  • Jamnagar district SP Shweta Shrimali transferred to SRP Group 17 as Commandant; Deepan Bhadran, DCP of Ahmedabad Crime Branch replaces her as SP Jamnagar
  • Polling for election of Banas Dairy's Board of Directors to be held on 19 October
  • De-commissioned INS Viraat, a Centaur Class Aircraft Carrier, which was in service for 30 years, moves out of the Naval Dockyard for a ship-breaking yard at Alang in Gujarat .

Gujarat govt thinking to level petrol-diesel prices at par with other states: Nitin Patel

Gandhinagar: Dy Chief Minister Nitin Patel who is also Finance Minister of the State, in reply to a question asked by media persons today here said that the State government is thinking about leveling the price of petrol and diesel at par with other states.

‘Suggestions have been received that government should increase its revenue through various ways. One of inputs is about petrol and diesel prices. Petrol and diesel are available for cheapest price in Gujarat compared to other states of India. This is because we are levying minimum VAT/tax on petrol, diesel. Suggestions have been received that there should be a hike, in order to level petrol diesel prices at par with other states in order to keep revenue flow intact for the Government so that the State can fight Covid-19, the State can continue to do development works, implement the relief schemes including Atmanirbhar Gujarat scheme, pay salaries, bear the cost of subsidy such as agriculture power subsidy worth Rs. 4,000 crore and execute the budget plans. This is a suggestion and the government is thinking about it but no final decision has been taken yet,’ Nitin Patel said.

Patel said the government is in process to announce one more relief package, deliberation on which is almost over and the Chief Minister is giving final touch to it.

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