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Budget 2014: What gets costlier

Arun Jaitley on Thursday presented his maiden Union Budget in Parliament.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday spared the common man from price hikes 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 in tax proposals in Budget 2014-15.


Following is a list of what will be expensive:

  •     Cigarettes
  •     Aerated drinks with sugar
  •     Pan masala
  •     Gutka and chewing tobacco
  •     Jarda scented tobacco
  •     Radio Taxi
  •     Imported electronic products
  •     Portable X-ray machines
  •     Half cut/broken diamonds.
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