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Highlights of Union Budget 2014

NEW DELHI: Here are the highlights of Union Budget 2014 tabled by finance minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday: * Tax proposals on indirect tax front would yield Rs 7,525 crore. * ​Indian Custom Single Window Project to be taken up ...

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Budget 2014: Colour TV, computers get cheaper; cigarettes, soft drinks costlier

NEW DELHI: Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday spared the common man from price hike by keeping duties on commonly used day-to-day items unchanged but made it costlier for smokers and tobacco consumers with a steep increase in excise rate ...

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Highlights of Rail Budget 2014

Here are the highlights of Rail Budget 2014: * Indian railways to become the largest freight carrier in the world. * Social obligation of Railways in 2013-14 was Rs 20,000 crore. * Gross traffic receipts in 2013-14 was Rs 12,35,558 ...

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Railway Budget 2014 proposes FDI, private investment, PPP projects

NEW DELHI: Having already effected a steep hike, the Railway Budget for 2014-15 spared passengers of any fresh revision in fares and freight rates, but pitched for reforms by proposing private and foreign direct investment and public-private partnership (PPP) to ...

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UAE property: The cheapest and priciest areas to rent in Dubai

Dubai: Looking for a place to rent in Dubai that doesn’t break the bank? Stay away from Shaikh Zayed Road or the commercial centre. The cheapest studio apartment in Dubai can be found in International City, about 17 kilometres away ...

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Railway Budget 2014: Expect rail minister to put reforms on track

NEW DELHI: For railway minister D V Sadanand Gowda, it will be a tightrope walk between populism and tough reform measures as it presents the Modi government’s first railway budget on Tuesday at a time when the cash-strapped transporter is ...

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UPA steps to curb price rise failed, will NDA’s succeed?

NEW DELHI: The slew of measures announced by the Modi government to fight rising prices have raised the question: Since all this has been done before, will it work? During UPA 2, minister for consumer affairs K V Thomas told ...

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‘Centre Not Doing Enough to Contain Price Rise’

New Delhi:  As the Centre patted itself on the back for what it called timely action to contain prices for essential food items such as pulses, onions and potatoes, Opposition-ruled states who attended a meeting in the capital were clearly not ...

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Dakshina Kannada MP launched CARD programme at Mangalore Central railway station

MANGALORE: Nalin Kumar Kateel, MP of Dakshina Kannada on Thursday inaugurated the launching of community assisted rail development programme (CARD) at Mangalore Central Railway station. Stake holders like railway catering contract staff, cleaning staff, staff of various departments of railway ...

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Honda pips Maruti Suzuki from No.1 spot in mileage; no model of Maruti in top 15

If you are planning to buy a car and fuel efficiency is what you are looking for, consider Honda. Honda Car’s newest generation City is the least thirsty among the cars manufactured and sold in India, followed by Amaze, another sedan from ...

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Emirates to launch A380 flights to Mumbai in July

MUMBAI: Dubai-based Emirates Airline will commence daily A380 flights to Mumbai from July 21. The airline, the largest A380 operator in the world will be the second carrier to fly the superjumbo to Mumbai. Singapore Airlines is scheduled to launch ...

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Flipkart Acquires Myntra To Take On Amazon

In India’s biggest ever e-commerce deal, the country’s largest online retailer, Flipkart, has acquired the biggest fashion retailer online – Myntra – in a deal estimated at around Rs. 2,000 crore. Homegrown Flipkart is the clear leader in India, but international giant, ...

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How to be smart with your household budget

The supermarket may contain everything under one roof, but if you spend a little time comparing prices, you will find that local shops carry items of the same, or better quality, and at better prices. You’re also assured of freshness ...

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No penalty for below minimum balance: RBI

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Tuesday asked banks not to levy penalty on customers who don’t maintain minimum balance in basic savings bank accounts. As part of a consumer protection initiative, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan said: “Banks should ...

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