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In a bid to give relief to the peoeple at a time of escalating sugar prices, Gujarat government today decided to exempt imported sugar from value added tax (VAT), officials said.

"Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi has decided to exempt imported sugar from VAT," they said.

The state government used to charge four per cent VAT on sugar. But this will not be charged on imported sugar for the next one year, they said.

The decision has been taken keeping in mind the prevailing scarcity of sugar due to lower production, they said.

This will help those who want to import sugar and people at large in the coming festival season, they further said.

 

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PM condoles the passing away of legendary athlete Shri Milkha Singh
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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has expressed deep grief over the passing away of legendary athlete Shri Milkha Singh Ji. Shri Modi has described him as a colossal sportsperson who captured the nation's imagination and had a special place in the hearts of countless Indians.

In a series of tweets, the Prime Minister said, "In the passing away of Shri Milkha Singh Ji, we have lost a colossal sportsperson, who captured the nation’s imagination and had a special place in the hearts of countless Indians. His inspiring personality endeared himself to millions. Anguished by his passing away.

I had spoken to Shri Milkha Singh Ji just a few days ago. Little did I know that it would be our last conversation. Several budding athletes will derive strength from his life journey. My condolences to his family and many admirers all over the world."