27 Feb 2015
New Delhi: The country's overall trade performance signals an opportune time for removal of restrictions on gold, says the Economic Survey.
08 Feb 2015
New Delhi: Automobile industry body SIAM wants Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to reduce excise duty on automobiles in the upcoming Budget to help the sector combat demand slowdown.
16 Jan 2015
New Delhi: Congress on Friday criticised government's decision to hike excise duty on diesel and petrol by Rs 2 per litre, saying it is "unjustified" and amounts to "fraud" with people.
22 Jan 2015
Chennai: PMK on Thursday criticised the NDA government for levying "record" excise duty on petrol making it "dearer than jet fuel" and wondered if it was indeed worried about the welfare of poor.
17 Jan 2015
Chennai: Alleging that the Centre's announcement to increase the excise duty on petrol and diesel was aimed at benefitting private oil marketing companies, DMK President M Karunanidhi on Saturday asked the government to scrutinise its decision and rollback the hike.
17 Jan 2015
New Delhi: Communist Party India(Marxist) on Saturday castigated the government for not passing on the "full benefit" of the 55 percent fall in global fuel prices to the people and filling its own coffers by raising taxes on petrol and diesel when their global prices were falling.
16 Jan 2015
New Delhi: The government on Friday raised excise duty on petrol and diesel by Rs 2 per litre each to take away gains coming by way of global oil prices dipping to six-year lows.
12 Feb 2015
New Delhi: AAP MLA Naresh Balyan was on Thursday questioned by the Delhi Police Crime Branch in connection with the recovery of "illegal" liquor bottles from a warehouse near his house last month.
31 Dec 2014
New Delhi: Industry body Assocham on Wednesday said the withdrawal of excise duty concessions for cars and durable goods will spell a death knell for the industrial growth and the decision was not in the spirit of Make in India campaign.
16 Feb 2015
New Delhi: To boost manufacturing as part of the 'Make In India' campaign, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is likely to address in the forthcoming Budget the issue of inverted duty structure, especially in sectors such as auto, electronics and pharma.