08 Feb 2016
Kolkata: Expressing concern over sudden increase in customs duty on life-saving drugs, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said that the price rise needs to be addressed urgently.
02 Jan 2016
New Delhi: Government today hiked excise duty on petrol by Rs 0.37 per litre and by Rs 2 a litre on diesel, the second increase in duties in just over two weeks, to mop up a little less than Rs 4,400 crore.
16 Dec 2015
New Delhi: The government today increased excise duty on petrol by Rs 0.30 per litre and by Rs 1.17 a litre on diesel to make use of slump in oil prices to garner an additional Rs 2,500 crore.
16 Dec 2015
New Delhi: Justifying the hike in excise duty on petrol and diesel, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said for the first time fiscal deficit target will be met without budgetary cuts, as Opposition charged the government with 'profiteering' from the fall in global oil prices.
28 Jan 2016
New Delhi: With international oil prices slumping to 12-year low, the government may look at reimposing 5 percent customs duty on crude oil imports to shore up revenue by close to Rs 18,000 crore.
28 Jan 2016
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday took strong exception to people's complaints and grievances related to the customs and excise sector and directed strict action against the officials responsible.
07 Nov 2015
New Delhi: The government last night hiked excise duty on petrol by Rs 1.60 per litre and the same on diesel by 40 paisa a litre to mop up additional revenue to meet budgetary targets.
23 Jan 2013
Liquor will become dearer in Bihar with the state government on Tuesday deciding to increase excise duty upto Rs 5 per litre.
06 Jan 2016
New Delhi: Drinking expensive and vintage liquor is the dream of every alcoholic, but drinking alcohol that has suspended gold flakes is it is something one might not have even thought of. Yes! You have heard it right. Its liquor with 'real' gold flakes floating in it.
22 Dec 2015
Mumbai: Maharashtra government has allowed alcohol shops to remain open from late night till wee hours on Eid-e-Milad, along with Christmas and New Year's Eve,prompting the Congress and AIMIM to accuse it of disregarding the sentiments of Muslims over demand for liquor ban on that day.