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Odisha government hikes VAT on petrol, diesel

The Odisha government on Tuesday increased by 3 percent the Value Added Tax (VAT) on petrol and diesel inviting strong criticism from the opposition parties and the common people. With this hike, the price of petrol has gone up by…

FM holds First meeting of NIIF Governing Council

The First Meeting of the Governing Council of National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) under the Chairmanship of the Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley was held here today to oversee and provide the broad road map for future…

Union Budget 2014-15: Key Highlights

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented Narendra Modi government's first budget in Lok Sabha on July 10. While presenting the Union Budget 2014-15, Arun Jaitley vows to fulfill the aspirations of the people as well as that of the next…

Economic Survey: GDP Growth seen at 5.4-5.9%

A day before presenting the Union Budget 2014-15, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has tabled the Economic Survey in Lok Sabha. According to the survey, the GDP growth is seen at 5.4 to 5.9% for the FY 2015. It said that domestic and…

Prasanna Acharya Under Scanner

Odisha Finance Minister Prasanna Acharya has found himself in deep trouble after the State Election Commission (SEC) has taken note of his "threat speech" at an election rally in Bargarh. The SEC has issued a 'show cause' notice to the…
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