AC, footwears, refrigerators: Check full list of 19 items that may get costlier after customs duty hike

AC, footwears, refrigerators: Check full list of 19 items that may get costlier after customs duty hike

The government on Wednesday announced import curbs by hiking customs duty on 19 items after it felt that there was a need to take immediate steps to rein in the current account deficit. Here's full list of 19 items that may get costlier.

From washing machines to air travel, 19 items set to get costlier; customs duty hiked to curb imports
Supreme Court verdict on Aadhaar will have different impact for different folks: What people say
Supreme Court verdict on Aadhaar will have different impact for different folks: What people say

The apex court on Wednesday declared the Aadhaar scheme constitutionally valid, striking down some of its provisions, including its linking with bank accounts, mobile phones and school admissions.

Whopping Rs 2200 crore! Maharashtra fears revenue loss if it slashes fuel price
Whopping Rs 2200 crore! Maharashtra fears revenue loss if it slashes fuel price

Amid growing chorus to bring down fuel prices, the BJP-led Maharashtra government Wednesday said the state would lose revenue to the tune of Rs 2,200 crore per year if it slashes the prices of petrol and diesel by Rs one per litre.

Big relief for cane growers! Cabinet okays Rs 4,500-crore package to sugar industry
Big relief for cane growers! Cabinet okays Rs 4,500-crore package to sugar industry

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved the food ministry's proposal that seeks to address the surplus domestic stock of sugar and help mills in clearing huge cane arrears of around Rs 13,000 crore.

Aadhaar verdict: Supreme Court judgement progressive; scheme helps government save Rs 90,000 cr annually: Amitabh Kant
Aadhaar verdict: Supreme Court judgement progressive; scheme helps government save Rs 90,000 cr annually: Amitabh Kant

Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant Wedneday termed the Supreme Court judgment on Aadhaar as 'progressive', saying this biometric ID system has improved efficiency besides helping the exchequer save Rs 90,000 crore annually.

Loans up to Rs 1 crore to MSMEs in just 59 minutes: FM Jaitley launches credit portal; check key features here
Loans up to Rs 1 crore to MSMEs in just 59 minutes: FM Jaitley launches credit portal; check key features here

In a bid to boost credit availability to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has launched a web portal through which one can avail loans up to Rs 1 crore in just 59 minutes.

Aadhaar verdict: UIDAI says biometric identity system neither creates surveillance state nor violates privacy
Aadhaar verdict: UIDAI says biometric identity system neither creates surveillance state nor violates privacy

Welcoming the "historic, landmark" Supreme Court judgment, Aadhaar-issuing authority UIDAI Wednesday said the Apex Court has upheld the validity of the biometric identity system that neither creates a surveillance state nor violate privacy.

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