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Jewellers strike against Arun Jaitley’s 1 pct excise duty continues for 24th day

Fri March 25 2016, 4:45 pm
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    Jewellers strike: A large number of traders across the country continued their strike for the 24th day today in protest against the proposed application of 1 per cent excise duty announced by FM Arun Jaitley in Budget 2016 on non-silver jewellery, despite the Narendra Modi government constituting a panel to look into their demand. (PTI)

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    Jewellers strike: Many jewellery houses in the country including in Delhi are closed since March 2 after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced one per cent excise duty on non-silver jewellery in the Budget. However, most of the jewellery showrooms in Tamil Nadu remained open today for regular trading.

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    Jewellers strike: Several associations in different parts of the country have been on strike, demanding complete roll-back of the proposed excise duty. Meanwhile, the government has constituted a panel under former Chief Economic Advisor Ashok Lahri to look into the demands of jewellers. The panel, which has been asked to submit its report in 60 days, will look into issues related to compliance procedure for the excise duty, including records to be maintained, forms to be filled, operating procedures and other relevant issues. (PTI)

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    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and outgoing Rajya Sabha member and Congress leader Jairam Ramesh today indulged in a light hearted banter and used cricket to take each other on. Here are some memorable hits and misses:

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    Virendra Sason
    Mar 31, 2016 at 10:39 am
    सुनारों के पीछे लाइन में हैं, ट्रेड यूनियन और केंद्रीय कर्मचारी & फौजी।
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