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Delhi: 400 Fuel pumps shut today, Kejriwal says its ‘BJP sponsored strike’

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New Delhi, Oct 22: Around 400 petrol pumps in Delhi are shut today in protest against the Delhi government’s refusal to reduce Value Added Tax on fuel prices. The strike that began at 6 am on Monday will continue till 5 am on Tuesday.

The protest was called by the Delhi Petrol Dealers’ Association (DPDA) on October 10, which was days after the centre decided to slash VAT for 13 states which are led by the ruling BJP. The association said customers had been flocking to adjoining states of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana to get access to cheaper fuel, something which the association said sharply dipped petrol and diesel sales in the national capital.

Criticising the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party government’s refusal to address the VAT issue making fuel prices costlier in the city, the DPDA said it would also increase pollution in the National Capital Region as the quality of fuel sold in the peripheral states was inferior in quality.

The difference in prices has led to sharp drop of up to 50 to 60 per cent in sale of diesel in Delhi and 25 per cent in petrol in this quarter, DPDA President Nischal Singhania said.

However, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal alleges it is a “BJP sponsored strike”

“Petrol pump owners have told us privately that this is a BJP-sponsored strike, actively supported by oil companies,” he tweeted.

He also accused the BJP of forcing fuel pump owners to go on strike despite oil prices being lowest in the national capital among the four metros.

Kejriwal also blamed the Central government for hiking taxes on fuel and questioned it for not bringing the fuels under the Goods and Services Tax.

“Since the last four years, the Modi government has imposed unnecessary taxes on petrol and not us (the Delhi government). Modiji should reduce the taxes and should give relief to the people. We demand that petrol and diesel should be included in the GST. Why has the Central government not brought petrol and diesel under GST?” he added.

Petrol and diesel prices at the national capital on Monday, stood at Rs. 81.44 per litre (a decrease by 30 paise) and Rs. 74.92 per litre (a decrease by 27 paise), according to news agency ANI. On Sunday, petrol prices stood at Rs. 81.74, whereas diesel cost Rs. 75.19 per litre.

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Deputy Collector held for torturing wife in Odisha

The official and his associates allegedly thrashed her and brandished a gun threatening to kill her.

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Bhubaneswar, Sep 29 : A Deputy Collector posted in Odisha’s Boudh district has been arrested for allegedly torturing his wife, police said on Tuesday.

Jharsuguda Town police arrested the Deputy Collector Sarat Bag after his wife lodged a complaint against her husband.

She also accused Bag of having an extramarital affair with a girl.

The complainant alleged that she had caught her husband red-handed with a girl inside a house.

The official and his associates allegedly thrashed her and brandished a gun threatening to kill her.

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Tamil Nadu Govt Extends Covid-19 Lockdown Till October 31

All the other relexations and restrictions announced earlier will continue, the Chief Minister added.

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Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Tuesday announced the extension of Covid-19 lockdown in the state till October 31, though giving some additional relaxations.

Palaniswami also said the Government Order issued earlier allowing students of Classes 10, 11 and 12 standard to go to school to clear doubts from October 1 has been kept on hold.

He made the announcement after holding meetings with the District Collectors, and medical experts and after consultations with senior ministers.

The relaxations announced by Palaniswami are that restaurants, and tea stalls can function from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. for dining-in and for parcel service till 10 p.m., movie shooting is permitted with not over 100 persons and no permission for onlookers, permission for 100 aircraft landings per day from the current 50 per day in Chennai Airport.

All the other relexations and restrictions announced earlier will continue, the Chief Minister added.

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Woman shot, dumped on road by Delhi cop; saved by another cop

On the way, the victim revealed that she was shot by Delhi Police Sub-Inspector Sandeep Dahiya, presently posted at Lahori Gate.

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New Delhi, Sep 27 : A woman was shot allegedly by a Delhi Police Sub-Inspector and dumped on the road in Alipur area in the city’s northern outskirts on Sunday. The injured woman was, however, found by another Sub-Inspector and taken to hospital where her condition is said to be stable.

“Information was received in police station Alipur from Sub-Inspector Jaiveer, posted at Shahbad Dairy of the Outer North District, that while crossing the Sai Mandir on the GTK Road, he spotted a woman lying on the road, shifted her into his private car and straight away rushed to a nearby hospital,” DCP, Outer North, Gaurav Sharma said.

On the way, the victim revealed that she was shot by Delhi Police Sub-Inspector Sandeep Dahiya, presently posted at Lahori Gate.

According to sources, the woman and Dahiya were in a relationship since last year and the incident took place due to a quarrel over some issue while they were roaming in his car.

Dahiya is said to be having some matrimonial dispute with his wife and they are reportedly separating.

“The condition of the victim is stable and her life has been saved because of proactive action of SI Jaiveer. Case under appropriate section is being registered. The search for SI Dahiya is on,” the DCP added.

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