Karnataka Bengaluru News Live Updates: Seven members of a family from Karnataka’s Bidar died in an accident near Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh. They were on their way to Ayodhya. Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai expressed his condolences to the family.
Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Saturday said the government has not yet thought about further cut in fuel tax, following the Centre’s recent decision to reduce excise duty on petrol and diesel. Bowing to public pressure, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on May 21 had announced a Rs 8 per litre cut in excise duty on petrol and Rs 6 a litre on diesel to avoid increase in fuel prices that were necessitated due to surge in international oil prices. “No we have not yet thought about it…,” Bommai said in response to a question on whether the state government has thought about any cut in fuel prices, following the Centre’s decision.
In other news, a day after Mangalore University issued an advisory making uniform mandatory, a group of girls wearing hijab reached the campus on Saturday. Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai Saturday said that the issue has been resolved and the Karnataka High Court has delivered its verdict, therefore students should follow the court’s order and focus on their studies.