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HindustanTimes Thu,25 Dec 2014

Colour TVs, PCs to be cheaper; cigarettes, gutka costlier
PTI
New Delhi, July 10, 2014
First Published: 14:44 IST(10/7/2014)
Last Updated: 19:29 IST(10/7/2014)
South Koreans watch televisions broadcasting a report about the launch a South Korean rocket carrying a weather satellite, at an electronics shopping district in Seoul.

Finance minister Arun Jaitley 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 cheaper and costlier:
    
Cheaper
    
> CRT television    
> LED/LCD TVs especially below 19 inch     
> Footwear priced between Rs. 500 to Rs. 1,000 per pair     
> Soaps
> E-book readers     
> Desktop, laptops and tablets     
> RO based-water purifiers     
> LED Lights, fixtures and lamps     
> Pre forms of precious and semi-precious stones  
> Sports gloves
> Branded petrol
> Matchbox
> Life micro insurance policies
> HIV/AIDS drugs and diagnostic kits
> DDT insecticides
> Imported inputs for garment manufacturer-exporters
> Imported groundnut oil cake and sunflower oil cake
> Imported parts for windmills
> Food processing and packaging machinery
    
Expensive
    
> Cigarettes & cigars
> Aerated drinks with sugar
> Pan masala
> Gutka, unmanufactured tobacco, and chewing tobacco
> Jarda scented tobacco
> Radio Taxi
> Imported electronic products
> Portable X-ray machines
> Half cut / broken diamonds, cut and polished diamonds
> Imported stainless steel flat products
> Imported Coking Coal, Steam coal, Bituminuous Coal, Mettalurgical coke
> Imported specified telecom products
> Recorded Smart cards
> Winding wires of copper


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